Vinyl Vinyl Releases 4.24.2020

Published on April 26th, 2020 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Vinyl Store (April 24-30 and Beyond)

New vinyl releases and reissues for this week and months ahead. (Check out Past LP Releases.)

APRIL 24 RELEASES

MEAT LOAF
“Bat Out of Hell” (1977 album; Epic / Legacy) » BUY NOW

BLIND WILLIE McTELL
“Kill It, Kid: The Essential Collection” (11-song set on blue vinyl; Goldenlane / Cleopatra) » BUY NOW

POLECATS
“The Best of Polecats” (14-song compilation includes “Make a Circuit With Me”; pink vinyl; See here; Cleopatra) » BUY NOW

LEO SAYER
“Living in a Fantasy” (1980 album, featuring “More Than I Can Say”; white vinyl) » BUY NOW, “World Radio” (1982 album; brown vinyl) » BUY NOW, “Have You Ever Been in Love” (1983 album, featuring “Have You Ever Been in Love” and “Orchard Road”; green vinyl; Demon) » BUY NOW

Other Notable Releases

“Good Souls Better Angels,” Lucinda Williams (Highway 20 / Thirty Tigers)
“Danzig Sings Elvis,” Danzig (Cleopatra)
“What the Dead Men Say,” Trivium (Roadrunner)
“Angel Miners & Lightning Riders,” AWOLNATION (Better Noise Music)
“Dear Life,” Brendan Benson (Third Man)
“NOW Country: Songs of Inspiration,” various artists (NOW Music)

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MAY 1 RELEASES

NEIL DIAMOND
“All-Time Greatest Hits” (2014 compilation; Target-exclusive crystal clear vinyl; 23 songs on two LPs; Capitol / UMe) » BUY NOW

NIALL HORAN
“Heartbreak Weather” (released on CD and Download on March 13; Capitol) » BUY NOW

TAME IMPALA
“The Slow Rush” (2020 album; FYE-exclusive red and blue vinyl; On Tour; Merch; Modular Recordings / Interscope) » BUY NOW

TOYAH
“Desire” (1987 album; white-colored vinyl; Demon) » BUY NOW

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“Footloose (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (1984 album; Walmart-exclusive lavender colored vinyl; Columbia) » BUY NOW

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“Ghostbusters (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (1984 album; Walmart-exclusive marshmallow colored vinyl; Arista) » BUY NOW

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MAY 8 RELEASES

LOUIS ARMSTRONG
“1926-1968: The Essential Works” (26 songs on two LPs; Masters of Jazz) » BUY NOW

RARE EARTH
“Generation” (1969 soundtrack; hot pink opaque vinyl; On Tour; Culture Factory) » BUY NOW

REDD KROSS
“Phaseshifter” (1993 album) » BUY NOW, “Show World” (1997 album; Third Man) » BUY NOW

CARLY SIMON
“No Secrets” (1972 album, featuring “You’re So Vain” and “The Right Thing to Do”; remastered; See here; Speakers Corner) » BUY NOW

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“The Essential Disney Collection” (performed in 2017 by stars of the London stage and the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Vinyl; Silva Screen) » BUY NOW

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“High Fidelity (Original Soundtrack)” (Hulu series; See here; Mondo / Hollywood) » BUY NOW

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MAY 15 RELEASES

THE B-52’s
“Cosmic Thing” (1989 album, featuring “Love Shack,” “Roam,” “Deadbeat Club” and “Channel Z”; Merch; Rhino / Warner) » BUY NOW

BON JOVI
“Bon Jovi 2020” (double 180-gram gold vinyl; new single: “Limitless”; See here; On Tour, with Bryan Adams; Merch; Island) » BUY NOW

BEN FOLDS FIVE
“Ben Folds Five” (1995 debut album; translucent gold vinyl; Plain) » BUY NOW

JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT
“Reunions” (producer: Dave Cobb; guests: David Crosby, Rival Sons’ Jay Buchanan; first single: “Be Afraid”; Hear here; Read here; On Tour; Southeastern / Thirty Tigers) » BUY NOW

THOMAS NEWMAN
“1917 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (2019 album; Music on Vinyl) » BUY NOW

THE OCEAN BLUE
“Beneath the Rhythm and Sound” (1992 album, featuring “Sublime”; mastered from the original archival tapes, with a bonus track, “Sea of Green”; See here; Korda) » BUY NOW

PATRICE RUSHEN
“Posh” (1980 album; remastered from the original 1/4-inch tapes; See here; Strut) » BUY NOW

THE TURTLES
“It Ain’t Me Be” (1965 album; original mono and stereo mixes, digitally remastered from the original tapes) » BUY NOW
“You Baby” (1966 album; original mono and stereo mixes, digitally remastered from the original tapes) » BUY NOW
“Happy Together” (1967 album; original mono and stereo mixes, digitally remastered from the original tapes) » BUY NOW
“Battle of the Bands” (1968 album; remastered, with bonus tracks) » BUY NOW
“Turtle Soup” (1969 album; remastered, with bonus tracks) » BUY NOW
“Wooden Head” (1970 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; Manifesto) » BUY NOW

LITTLE STEVIE WONDER
“The 12 Year Old Genius” (1963 live album, featuring his No. 1 hit, “Fingertips”; remastered, with four bonus tracks; Strickly Limited Edition) » BUY NOW

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MAY 22 RELEASES

EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL
“Temperamental” (1999 album; double vinyl with half-speed mastering by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios; Amazon UK; Buzzin Fly / Chrysalis) » BUY NOW

ROD STEWART
“Greatest Hits, Vol. 1” (1979 compilation; Walmart-exclusive pink vinyl; Rhino / Warner) » BUY NOW

MAY 29 RELEASES

THE CRANBERRIES
“Something Else” (2017 album; the band’s final studio album with the late Dolores O’Riordan; BMG Rights Management) » BUY NOW

MAC MILLER
“Circles” (posthumous album, with two bonus tracks: “Right” and “Floating”; clear vinyl; producer: Jon Brion; first single: “Good News”; Hear here; Read here; Target; Walmart; Merch; Warner) » BUY NOW

PRINCE
“The Rainbow Children” (2001 concept album; remastered) » BUY NOW
“One Nite Alone . … Live!” (2002 album; remastered) » BUY NOW
“One Nite Alone … The Aftershow: It Ain’t Over! (Up Late with Prince & The NPG)” » BUY NOW
“One Nite Alone … (Solo Piano and Voice by Prince)” (NPG / Legacy) » BUY NOW

LOU REED
“When Your Heart Turns To Ice” (live album from his Sally Can’t Dance tour stops in New York and Dayton, Ohio, in October 1974; Read here; Merch; Easy Action) » BUY NOW

RUSH
“Permanent Waves (40th Anniversary)” (1980 album, featuring “The Spirit of Radio”; three remastered 180-gram audiophile black vinyl LPs with unreleased live tracks from their 1980 world tour; Hear here; Super Deluxe Edition, featuring two CDs, three 180-gram audiophile black vinyl LPs and a 40-page hardcover book; Merch; Mercury / UMe) » BUY NOW

SPLIT ENZ
“Mental Notes” (1975 album; remastered from the original master tapes; white-colored vinyl) » BUY NOW, “Dizrythmia” (1977 album; remastered from the original master tapes; red-colored vinyl) » BUY NOW

JUNE 5 RELEASES

CAMILA CABELLO
“Romance” (new single: “Cry for Me”; Hear here; Read here; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Translucent Red Vinyl; On Tour; Syco Music / Epic) » BUY NOW

JUNE 12 RELEASES

NORAH JONES
“Pick Me Up Off the Floor” (first single: “I’m Alive”; See here; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Black on Red Vinyl; On Tour; Blue Note) » BUY NOW

JUNE 19 RELEASES

DAVID BOWIE
“Space Oddity” (1972 album; limited-edition Picture Disc, with poster; Merch; Rhino / Parlophone) » BUY NOW

ALICE COOPER
“Alice Cooper’s Greatest Hits” (1974 compilation; On Tour; Merch; Rhino / Warner) » BUY NOW

DR. JOHN
“Dr. John’s Gumbo” (1972 album, featuring “Iko Iko”; turquoise marble colored vinyl; Music on Vinyl) » BUY NOW

MICKY DOLENZ
“Live in Japan” (1982 tour, with five bonus tracks and a 24-page color booklet; splatter vinyl; Amazon UK; 7a) » BUY NOW

GO-GO’S
“Beauty and the Beat” (1981 album, featuring “We Got the Beat” and “Our Lips Are Sealed”; See here; Capitol / UMe) » BUY NOW

PEGGY LEE
“Ultimate Peggy Lee” (two-LP, 22-song collection; Capitol / UMe) » BUY NOW

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“Cash Money: The Instrumentals” (two-LP, 18-song collection; Cash Money / Republic / UMe) » BUY NOW

JUNE 26 RELEASES

BEE GEES
“Best of Bee Gees” (1969 compilation) » BUY NOW
“Main Course” (1975 album, featuring “Jive Talkin’,” “Nights on Broadway” and “Fanny [Be Tender with My Love]”) » BUY NOW
“Children of the World” (1976 album, featuring “You Should Be Dancing,” “Love So Right” and “Boogie Child”) » BUY NOW
“Here At Last … Bee Gees … Live” (1977 album; recorded in December 1976 at The Forum in Los Angeles; two LPs) » BUY NOW
“Spirits Having Flown” (1979 album, featuring “Too Much Heaven,” “Tragedy” and “Love You Inside Out”; Capitol / UMe) » BUY NOW

JOHNNY CASH
“The Complete Mercury Albums (1986-1991)” (seven-LP box set; Read here; Amazon UK; Amazon.ca; Merch; Mercury / UMe) » BUY NOW

REDD KROSS
“Red Cross (Special 40th Anniversary Edition)” (1980 six-song EP, with five bonus tracks; Merge) » BUY NOW

THE ROLLING STONES
“It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll” (1974 album) » BUY NOW
“Black and Blue” (1976 album) » BUY NOW
“Emotional Rescue” (1980 album) » BUY NOW
“Tattoo You” (1981 album) » BUY NOW
“Undercover” (1983 album) » BUY NOW
“Dirty Work” (1986 album) » BUY NOW
“Steel Wheels” (1989 album) » BUY NOW
“Voodoo Lounge” (1994 album) » BUY NOW
“Bridges to Babylon” (1997 album) » BUY NOW
“A Bigger Bang” (2005 album; all remastered and cut at Half-Speed at Abbey Road Studios from vinyl-specific original tape transfers; On Tour; Merch; Interscope / UMe) » BUY NOW

JULY 3 RELEASES

SELENA
“Ones” (2002 compilation; Target-exclusive vinyl with poster; Capitol Latin / UMe) » BUY NOW

JULY 10 RELEASES

ALABAMA
“16 Biggest Hits” (2007 compilation; Walmart-exclusive apple red vinyl; RCA / Legacy) » BUY NOW

WILLIE NELSON
“16 Biggest Hits” (1998 compilation; Walmart-exclusive tangerine-colored vinyl; RCA / Legacy) » BUY NOW

DOLLY PARTON
“16 Biggest Hits” (2007 compilation; Walmart-exclusive violet vinyl; RCA / Legacy) » BUY NOW

JULY 17 RELEASES

DEPECHE MODE
“Violator | The 12″ Singles” (10 12-inch, 45rpm vinyl singles featuring the singles “Personal Jesus,” “Enjoy the Silence,” “Policy of Truth,” “World In My Eyes,” and key B-sides and mixes contemporaneous to their 1990 album “Violator”; See here; Merch; Rhino / Warner) » BUY NOW

FALL OUT BOY
“Believers Never Die – Greatest Hits” (2009 compilation; On Tour, with Green Day and Weezer; Merch; Island / UMe) » BUY NOW

*NSYNC
“No Strings Attached (20th Anniversary Edition)” (2000 album, featuring “Bye Bye Bye,” “I’ll Never Stop,” “It’s Gonna Be Me” and “This I Promise You”; Picture Disc; Merch; RCA / Legacy) » BUY NOW

JULY 31 RELEASES

KIM FOWLEY
“Living in the Streets” (12-song compilation of his solo recordings; Hear/read here; Munster) » BUY NOW

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“Forrest Gump: The Soundtrack (25th Anniversary Edition: Box of Chocolates Brown Vinyl)” (1994 album; 32 songs on three LPs; 25th Anniversary Edition: Metallic Silver Vinyl; Bubba Gump Shrimp Pink Vinyl; srcvinyl) » BUY NOW

AUG. 7 RELEASES

GRATEFUL DEAD
“Skeletons From the Closet: The Best of Grateful Dead” (1974 compilation; Merch; Grateful Dead Production) » BUY NOW

AUG. 14 RELEASES

STANLEY CLARKE
“School Days” (1976 album; 180-gram translucent golden yellow and blue swirl audiophile vinyl; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

CARLOS SANTANA & MAHAVISHNU JOHN McLAUGHLIN
“Love Devotion Surrender” (1973 album; 180-gram translucent gold and red swirl audiophile vinyl; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

STEVE VAI
“Passion and Warfare” (1990 album; 180-gram translucent gold and red swirl audiophile vinyl; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

RON WOOD
“I’ve Got My Own Album To Do” (1990 album; 180-gram translucent red audiophile vinyl; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

AUG. 21 RELEASES

GUIDED BY VOICES
“Alien Lanes (25th Anniversary Edition)” (1995 album; remastered; Matador) » BUY NOW

SEPT. 4 RELEASES

YO LA TENGO
“Electr-o-pura” (1995 album; 25th anniversary reissue, gatefold double LP pressing cut from original 58-minute master for HQ sound; Hear here; Matador) » BUY NOW

SEPT. 18 RELEASES

JOHN PRINE
“John Prine” (1971 debut album, featuring “Angel from Montgomery,” “Hello in There,” “Paradise” and “Sam Stone”; he was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1972 but lost to America) » BUY NOW, “Diamonds in the Rough” (1972 album) » BUY NOW, “Sweet Revenge” (1973 album) » BUY NOW, “Common Sense” (1975 album; Rhino / Atlantic) » BUY NOW





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