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Published on April 28th, 2019 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Vinyl Store (April 26-May 2 and Beyond)

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

APRIL 26 RELEASES

BIG COUNTRY
“The Crossing” (1983 album; with four bonus tracks; See here; Music on Vinyl)

JJ CALE
“Stay Around” (this posthumous album is his first in 10 years, featuring 15 previously unreleased songs; new single: “Stay Around”; Hear here; Read here; Because Music)

THE CRANBERRIES
“In the End” (their eighth and final album, completed nearly a year after lead singer Dolores O’Riordan’s death; the sounds were built around her vocals from the original demos; producer: Stephen Street; first single: “All Over Now”; Hear here; Merch; BMG Rights Management)

KAREN DALTON
“The Karen Dalton Archives Box” (four-LP, four-CD, one-DVD box set; Read here; Megaphone)

DANNY ELFMAN
“Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (Original Motion Picture Score)” (1985 album; red vinyl; packaged with his score to the Rodney Dangerfield film “Back to School”; Varèse Sarabande)

GIL EVANS
“New Bottle, Old Wine” (1958 album; mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180-gram audiophile vinyl; Blue Note / UMe)

GENERATION X (Billy Idol’s first band)
“Generation X (Deluxe Edition)” (1978 album; remastered, with 11 previously unreleased outtakes, a single mix and several mixes made by engineer Alan Winstanley; See here; Merch; Chrysalis)

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
“Fishing For Fishies Green” (first single: “Cyboogie”; See here; Read here; On Tour; Flightless / ATO)

THE MOODY BLUES
“Live at the BBC: 1967–1970” (2007 compilation, available on vinyl for the the first time; the three discs are colored light blue, dark and yellow; Merch; Polydor / UMe)

MÖTLEY CRÜE
“Girls, Girls, Girls” (1987 album; ultra clear marbled colored vinyl; Mötley Records)

ALAN PARSONS
“The Secret” (Vinyl 2LP + DVD + CD Box Set; guest vocalists: Lou Gramm, Jason Mraz, PJ Olsson, Jordan Huffman, Jared Mahone, Mark Mikel, Todd Cooper; first single: “Miracle”; Hear here; Read here; Deep Discount; On Tour; Frontiers Music s.r.l.)

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MAY 3 RELEASES

THE BYRDS
“Mr. Tambourine Man” (1965 album, featuring the title track, “I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better” and “All I Really Want to Do”; red vinyl; Hear here; Merch; Sundazed Music)

J. GEILS BAND
“The Morning After” (1971 album, featuring “Looking for a Love”; mastered from the original master tapes; Merch; Mobile Fidelity)

JOE HENDERSON
“The State of the Tenor: Live at the Village Vanguard, Volume Two” (1985 album; all-analog, mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180-gram audiophile vinyl reissues; Blue Note / UMe)

LAMB OF GOD
“Ashes of the Wake (15th Anniversary Edition)” (2004 album; double vinyl with four non-LP tracks, including the B-side “Another Nail For Your Coffin” and previously unreleased demos; download card included; On Tour, with Slayer; Merch; Epic / Legacy)

LIT
“A Place in the Sun” (1999 album, featuring “My Own Worst Enemy”; blue smoke-colored vinyl; srcvinyl)

RITA MARLEY
“The Lioness of Reggae” (10-song best-of; Tuff Gong)

VAMPIRE WEEKEND
“Father of the Bride” (first new material in six years; new singles: “Sunflower” and “Big Blue”; Hear here; On Tour; Merch; Columbia)

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MAY 10 RELEASES

ALICE COLTRANE
“Eternity” (1976 album) , “Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana” (1977 album) , “Transcendence” (1977 album) , “Transfiguration” (1978 album; Antarctica Starts Here)

BILL EVANS TRIO
“Portrait in Jazz” (1960 album; mastered from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI on MoFi SuperVinyl; Mobile Fidelity)

DEXTER GORDON
“Doin’ Allright” (1961 album; Blue Note / UMe)

BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS
“See You Later, Alligator” (1956 album, originally released in Brazil; Hear/read here; Bear Family)

HERBIE HANCOCK
“Takin’ Off” (1962 debut album; Blue Note / UMe)

JOHNNY RIVERS
“The Best of Johnny Rivers” (1990 compilation; Friday Music)

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MAY 17 RELEASES

DAVID BOWIE
“Clareville Grove Demos” (7-inch box set, commemorating the 50th anniversary of “Space Oddity,” features unreleased tracks recorded alongside John “Hutch” Hutchinson; Merch; Rhino / Parlophone)

MILES DAVIS
“The Complete Birth of the Cool” (1957 album; remastered, with a second LP of live material from 1948; Merch; Blue Note / UMe)

EARTH, WIND & FIRE
“I Am” (1979 album, featuring “After the Love Has Gone”; gold-colored vinyl; Music on Vinyl)

EVANESCENCE
“Fallen” (2003 album; Target-exclusive vinyl; On Tour; Merch; Epic)

CAROLE KING
“Live at Montreux 1973” (previously unreleased performance from July 15, 1973; DVD + CD; Eagle Rock)

TRAFFIC
“The Studio Recordings 1967-74” (seven-LP box set; Island / UMe)

TYPE O NEGATIVE
“Bloody Kisses” (1993 album; Merch; Rhino Custom Indie Retail)

WEEZER
“Weezer (Teal Album)” (2019 all-covers album, featuring their version of Toto’s “Africa”; On Tour; Merch; Crush Music)

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MAY 24 RELEASES

STEVE MILLER BAND
“Complete Albums Volume 2 (1977-2011)” (18-LP box set, from 1977’s “Book of Dreams” to 2011’s “Let Your Hair Down”; also available as individual 180-gram black LPs; Read here; On Tour; Merch; Capitol / UMe)

MORRISSEY
“California Son” (protest-themed covers album; producer: Joe Chiccarelli; guests: Billie Joe Armstrong, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, LP, Petra Haden, Ariel Engle, Sameer Gadhia, Lydia Night, etc.; first single: a cover of Roy Orbison’s “It’s Over”; Hear here; Read here; On Tour; Merch; Etienne / BMG Rights Management)

LEE MOSES
“How Much Longer Must I Wait? Singles & Rarities 1965-1972” (13 non-album singles and B-sides, plus three never-released tracks; Hear/read here; Future Days Recordings / Light in the Attic)

SNOW PATROL
“When It’s All Over We Still Have To Clear Up” (2001 album; On Tour; House Arrest)

STRAY CATS
“40” (the first new album from Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom in 25 years; they are marking their 40th anniversary with a new album and tour; producer: Peter Collins; engineered by Vance Powell; first single: “Cat Fight [Over a Dog Like Me]”; On Tour; Merch; Surfdog)

TEARS FOR FEARS
“The Hurting” (1983 album; On Tour; Merch; Mercury / UMe)

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MAY 31 RELEASES

JEFF BECK
“Blow By Blow” (1975 album; translucent gold vinyl; Merch; Friday Music)

BREAD
“Baby I’m a-Want You” (1972 album, featuring the title cut, “Everything I Own,” “Mother Freedom” and “Diary”; mastered from the original master tapes; Hear here; Mobile Fidelity)

ALICE COOPER
“Alice Cooper’s Greatest Hits” (1974 compilation; See here; On Tour, with Halestorm; Merch; Rhino / Warner)

DEPECHE MODE
“Black Celebration | The 12″ Singles” (four 12-inch singles) , “Music For The Masses | The 12″ Singles” (seven 12-inch singles; Merch; Rhino / Warner)

DONNY HATHAWAY
“Everything Is Everything” (1970 debut album, featuring “The Ghetto”; Hear here; Speakers Corner)

BILLY JOEL
“The Bridge” (1986 album, featuring “Modern Woman,” “A Matter of Trust,” “This Is the Time” and “Baby Grand”; translucent red and orange swirl audiophile vinyl; See here; On Tour; Merch; Friday Music)

KHALID
“Free Spirit” (2019 album; producers: Charlie Handsome, Digi, Denis Kosiak, D’Mile, Stargate, Disclosure; first single: “Talk”; Hear here; Target-Exclusive Translucent Orange Vinyl; On Tour; Merch; Right Hand Music Group / RCA)

THOMAS RHETT
“Center Point Road” (producers: Julian Bunetta, Dann Huff, Rhett; new single: “Look What God Gave Her”; Hear here; On Tour; Merch; The Valory Music Co. / Big Machine)

SNEAKER PIMPS
“Becoming X” (1996 album, featuring “6 Underground”; half-speed direct metal mastered LP, pressed on 200-gram virgin vinyl from the original master tapes; Hear here; One Little Indian)

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JUNE 7 RELEASES

BON JOVI
“Slippery When Wet” (1986 album; translucent red 180-gram vinyl; See here; On Tour; Merch; Mercury / Island / UMe)

GENESIS
“Seconds Out” (1977 live album; Rhino / Atlantic)

GRATEFUL DEAD
“Aoxomoxoa (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (1969 album; Picture Disc; remastered, with previously unreleased live recordings; Read here; Merch; Grateful Dead Production / Rhino)

JANET JACKSON
“Control” (1986 album; remastered; See here; Las Vegas Residency at Park MGM; Merch; A&M / UMe)

PINK FLOYD
“The Division Bell” (1994 album; translucent blue vinyl; Merch; Columbia / Legacy)

MARTY ROBBINS
“Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs” (1959 album, the Grammy winner for Best Country & Western Recording; Wax Time)

SANTANA
“Africa Speaks” (producer: Rick Rubin; recorded at Rubin’s Shangri La Studios in Malibu; guest: Afro-Latin singer Buika; first single: “Los Invisibles”; Hear here; On Tour; Merch; Concord)

STING
“My Songs” (new versions of his solo hits and three reworked Police hits, “Every Breath You Take,” “Demolition Man” and “Can’t Stand Losing You”; Hear here; Read here; On Tour; Merch; Cherrytree / A&M / Interscope)

KEITH URBAN
“Greatest Hits” (double vinyl; On Tour; Merch; Capitol Nashville / UMe)

NEIL YOUNG + STRAY GATORS
“Tuscaloosa” (archival live show from 1973, recorded at the University of Alabama with his backing band the Stray Gators, featuring material from “Harvest,” “Time Fades Away,” etc.; Hear here; On Tour; Merch; Reprise)

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JUNE 14 RELEASES

NAT KING COLE
“Ultimate Nat King Cole” (21-song collection; See here; eBay; Merch; Capitol / UMe)

BILLY IDOL
“Vital Idol: Revitalized” (2018 compilation; silver, white orange and red swirls vinyl; On Tour, with Bryan Adams; Merch; Capitol / UMe)

BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS
“Legend” (35th anniversary edition of the 1984 compilation, which is the biggest-selling reggae album of all time, with sales of an estimated 28 million copies worldwide; two-LP, 180-gram release; remastered, with two bonus tracks that were originally issued on U.K. cassettes only; Merch; Tuff Gong)

DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE
“Nashville Obsolete” (2015 album, with Gillian Welch; See here; Acony)

R.E.M.
“In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003” (2003 compilation; Merch; Craft Recordings / Concord)

JUNE 21 RELEASES

JAMES BROWN
“Get on the Good Foot” (1972 album; new edition includes art sleeves with master tape box images, and its closing track, “I Know It’s True,” makes its U.S. vinyl debut with this two-LP release; Republic / UMe)

DEF LEPPARD
“Def Leppard – Volume Two” (10-LP, 180-gram vinyl box set features “Adrenalize,” “Retro Active,” “Slang” and “Euphoria,” plus “Rarities” Vols. 2-4, compiled by lead singer Joe Elliott; remastered by Ronan McHugh at Joe’s Garage and cut by Greg Moore; Read here; On Tour; Merch; Mercury / UMe)

P!NK
“Hurts 2B Human” (2019 album; Hear here; On Tour; Merch; RCA)

THE ROLLING STONES
“Bridges To Bremen” (full-length show on the fifth and final leg of the band’s Bridges To Babylon Tour, filmed at the German city’s Weserstadion on Sept. 2, 1998; See here; DVD + CD; Blu-ray + CD, with four bonus tracks from their Soldier Field performances in Chicago; Merch; Eagle Rock)

JUNE 28 RELEASES

DAVID BOWIE
“The Mercury Demos” (recorded in spring 1969 with collaborator John “Hutch” Hutchinson on guitar and vocals; Read here; Merch; Rhino / Parlophone)

STEVIE NICKS
“Stand Back 1981-2017” (six-LP box set; Read here; Rhino / Atlantic)

THE POLICE
“Certifiable” (2008 album, capturing a stop in their 2007 reunion tour at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires; Hear here; Merch; Cherrytree / A&M / Interscope)

SOLANGE
“When I Get Home” (released digitally on March 1 and on CD on April 26; producers: Solange Knowles, Chassol, Daniel Julez J Smith II, Dev Hynes, Earl Sweatshirt, Panda Bear, Pharrell, Tyler, the Creator, etc.; guests: Gucci Mane, Standing on the Corner, Playboi Carti, Sampha; On Tour; Merch; Columbia)

JULY 19 RELEASES

PRINCE
“Originals” (14 previously unreleased demos by Prince of songs he wrote for other artists; this collection, selected by Troy Carter, on behalf of The Prince Estate, and Jay Z, will stream exclusively on Tidal for 14 days, starting June 7; Read here; Merch; Rhino / NPG / Warner)

JULY 26 RELEASES

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“For the Throne: Music Inspired By The HBO Series Game of Thrones” (includes Maren Morris’ “Kingdom of One” and The Lumineeers’ “Nightshade”; Hear here; Merch; Columbia)




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