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Published on July 5th, 2015 | by Gerry Galipault


This Week’s Releases … Sort Of

ICYMI, July 10 is the inaugural Global Release Friday, the music industry’s first attempt at an international release date for new music.

For decades, new releases have come out on Mondays in Britain, Tuesdays in the United States, Wednesdays in Japan and Fridays in Germany and Australia. Most countries will recognize the new global release date, with the notable exception of Japan, which will stick to its traditional Wednesday. has launched a new web page,, in anticipation of Global Release Friday, with hopes of drawing more readers to the Pause & Play site. It will contain P&P’s exhaustive weekly lists.

Also, Pause & Play’s free weekly e-newsletter, which normally comes out on Mondays, will be moved to Thursdays. You can sign up for the newsletter at

There are no big-name releases scheduled until July 10, but here’s a sampling of what’s coming out between now and then.

This Week’s Releases

“The Vicar St. Sessions Vol. 1” (October 2001 show in Dublin, with guests Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Mark Knopfler, Sinead O’Connor, etc.; Hear here; Proper, July 7)

“Guy Clark / The South Coast of Texas / Better Days” (1978, 1980 and 1983 albums on two CDs; remastered; BGO, July 7)

“Ain’t Living Long Like This / But What Will the Neighbors Think / Rodney Crowell” (1978, 1980 and 1981 albums on two CDs; remastered; BGO, July 7)

“What Heaven Feels Like” (Hear here; Shadow Mountain, July 7)

“The Captain’s Journey / Feel the Night / Rio” (1978, 1979 and 1980 albums on two CDs; remastered; BGO, July 7)

“Hymns” (MP3; Hear here; Stone, July 7)

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.

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