Vinyl Vinyl Releases 8.21.2020

Published on August 23rd, 2020 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Vinyl Store (Aug. 21-27 and Beyond)

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

AUG. 21 RELEASES

ZAC BROWN BAND
“Greatest Hits So Far …” (2014 compilation; Walmart-exclusive bourbon-brown colored vinyl; BMG Rights Management) » BUY NOW

CRASH TEST DUMMIES
“A Worm’s Life” (1996 album) » BUY NOW
“Give Yourself a Hand” (1999 album; Arista Europe) » BUY NOW

STAN GETZ
“The Essential Works 1962” (21 songs on two LPs; Masters of Jazz) » BUY NOW

VINCE GUARALDI
“Peanuts Portraits” (2010 compilation; Craft Recordings / Concord) » BUY NOW

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

PJ HARVEY
“Rid of Me” (1993 album) » BUY NOW
“4-Track Demos” (1993 album; Island / UMe) » BUY NOW

X
“ALPHABETLAND” (their first album in 27 years and the first with their original line-up since 1985; The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger plays on “All the Time in the World”; producer: Rob Schnapf; See here; Fat Possum) » BUY NOW

Other Notable Releases

Bright Eyes Tim McGraw Anthrax
Erasure Old 97’s Cut Copy
The Lemon Twigs The Mavericks The Front Bottoms
Nubya Garcia Blues Pills Future

AUG. 28 RELEASES

LOUIS ARMSTRONG
“Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson” (1957 album; Verve / UMe) » BUY NOW

DOKKEN
“The Lost Songs: 1978-1981” (11-song collection; Silver Lining Music) » BUY NOW

MARVIN GAYE
“Dream of a Lifetime” (1985 album, released posthumously, featuring “Sanctified Lady”; transparent blue vinyl; Merch; Music on Vinyl) » BUY NOW

STAN GETZ & JOÃO GILBERTO
“Getz/Gilberto” (1964 album, featuring “The Girl from Ipanema”; it won four Grammys, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year; Verve / UMe) » BUY NOW

JOE HENDERSON
“The State of the Tenor: Live at the Village Vanguard, Volume 1” (1985 album; Blue Note / UMe) » BUY NOW

BOBBY HUTCHERSON
“The Kicker” (1963 album wasn’t released until 1999; Blue Note / UMe) » BUY NOW

CYNDI LAUPER
“True Colors” (1986 album, featuring “True Colors,” “Change of Heart” and “What’s Going On”; 180-gram “flaming” orange colored vinyl; See here; Merch; Music on Vinyl) » BUY NOW

JACKIE McLEAN
“It’s Time” (1964 album; Blue Note / UMe) » BUY NOW

MAC DeMARCO
“Here Comes the Cowboy Demos” (demo versions of album tracks from 2019’s “Here Comes the Cowboy”; Merch; Mac’s Record Label) » BUY NOW

MY MORNING JACKET
“Z” (2005 album; double LP on purple vinyl, with download code) » BUY NOW, “The Waterfall II” (2020 album; clear vinyl; ATO) » BUY NOW

NEW YORK CITY
“I’m Doin’ Fine Now” (1972 album; 140-gram black vinyl; Demon) » BUY NOW

KATY PERRY
“Smile” (new single: “Smile”; Hear here; Read here; Target-Exclusive Vinyl, translucent cobalt LP, with one extra song and voice memo; Walmart-Exclusive Red Vinyl; Capitol) » BUY NOW

GREGORY PORTER
“All Rise” (producer: Troy Miller; first single: “Revival”; See here; Deluxe Triple LP Edition, pressed on teal vinyl; Blue Note) » BUY NOW

DEL SHANNON
“Runaway: The Best of Del Shannon” (Not Now UK) » BUY NOW

ELLIOTT SMITH
“Elliott Smith: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition” (1995 album; remastered, with a bonus disc of the earliest known recording of Smith performing as a solo act, from Sept. 17, 1994 at Portland’s café and “art salon” Umbra Penumbra; encased within a 52-page coffee table book with handwritten lyrics, reminiscences from Smith’s friends and colleagues and two dozen previously unseen photographs from the era by JJ Gonson, who shot the image on the album’s cover; first single: “Big Decision [Live at Umbra Penumbra – September 17th, 1994]”; Hear here; Kill Rock Stars) » BUY NOW

NORMA TANEGA
“Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog” (1966 album; sky blue vinyl; Real Gone Music) » BUY NOW

THE WEEKND
“After Hours” (2020 album; clear vinyl with red splatter; Merch; XO / Republic) » BUY NOW

JACKIE WILSON
“Whispers” (1966 album; 140-gram black vinyl; Demon) » BUY NOW

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SEPT. 4 RELEASES

FLEETWOOD MAC
“Fleetwood Mac: 1973 to 1974” (four-LP, one-7-inch disc box set; Merch; Rhino / Warner) » BUY NOW

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

OHIO PLAYERS
“Pleasure” (1972 album, featuring “Funky Worm”; Westbound) » BUY NOW

THE O’JAYS
“Philly Chartbusters: The Best of The O’Jays” (double 140-gram black vinyl; United Souls / Snapper Music) » BUY NOW

REX ORANGE COUNTY
“Bcos U Will Never B Free” (2015 album; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Pink Vinyl; Rex Orange County) » BUY NOW

THE ROLLING STONES
“Goats Head Soup (Deluxe Edition)” (1973 album; with new stereo album mix, sourced from the original session files and three previously unreleased tracks, “Scarlet,” “All the Rage” and “Criss Cross”; See here; Read here; Super Deluxe Box Set, with three CDs and one Blu-ray, featuring rarities, alternative mixes and “Brussels Affair – Live 1973”; Standard Vinyl; Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set, four LPs; Amazon UK; Polydor / Interscope / UMe) » BUY NOW

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex” (all-star tribute project was produced by the late Hal Willner; contributors: U2 with Elton John, Todd Rundgren, Nick Cave, Marc Almond, Joan Jett, Kesha, Maria McKee, Perry Farrell, Nena, etc.; See here; Read here; BMG Rights Management) » BUY NOW

THE WEEKND
“After Hours” (2020 album; double vinyl; Clear Vinyl, with red splatter; Merch; XO / Republic) » BUY NOW

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. 11 RELEASES

MARTIN DENNY
“Exotica” (1957 album, featuring “Quiet Village”; red-colored vinyl; Hear here; Jackpot) » BUY NOW

THE FLAMING LIPS
“American Head” (producers: Dave Fridmann, The Flaming Lips; guest: Kacey Musgraves; new single: “My Religion Is You”; See here; Merch; Warner) » BUY NOW

PJ HARVEY
“To Bring You My Love” (1995 album) » BUY NOW
“To Bring You My Love – Demos” (Island / UMe) » BUY NOW

MARILYN MANSON
“WE ARE CHAOS” (producers: Manson, Shooter Jennings; first single: “WE ARE CHAOS”; See here; Read here; Target-Exclusive Vinyl, translucent black ice LP, with limited-edition art print; Merch; Loma Vista Recordings / Concord) » BUY NOW

REBA McENTIRE
“Rumor Has It (30th Anniversary Edition)” (1990 album, featuring “Fancy,” “You Lie” and “Fallin’ Out of Love”; remastered, with two bonus tracks; See here; MCA Nashville / UMe) » BUY NOW

STRAY CATS
“Rocked This Town: From LA to London” (23 tracks recorded during the band’s 40th anniversary tour in 2019; See here; Merch; Surfdog / BMG Rights Management) » BUY NOW

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“Round Midnight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (1986 album, produced by Herbie Hancock; See here; Music on Vinyl) » BUY NOW

SUZANNE VEGA
“An Evening of New York Songs and Stories” (recorded live last year at New York’s Café Carlisle, backed by longtime guitarist Gerry Leonard, bassist Jeff Allen and keyboardist Jamie Edwards; producer: Gerry Leonard; mixed by Kevin Killen and mastered by Bob Ludwig; Cooking Vinyl) » BUY NOW

SEPT. 18 RELEASES

CHARLI XCX
“how i’m feeling now” (Neon Orange Vinyl; producers: Danny L Harle, Dijon, Dylan Brady, Palmistry; new single: “Enemy”; Hear here; Download, released on May 15; Atlantic) » BUY NOW

JOHN COLTRANE
“Giant Steps (60th Anniversary Edition)” (1960 album; remastered, with a bonus LP of alternate takes and versions only previously included in “The Heavyweight Champion: The Complete Atlantic Recordings of John Coltrane” box set; Merch; Rhino / Atlantic) » BUY NOW

THE CRANBERRIES
“No Need to Argue (Expanded Edition)” (1994 album, featuring “Zombie”; remastered; two-LP set includes three B-sides: “Away,” “I Don’t Need” and “So Cold In Ireland” from the original tapes, plus 19 previously unreleased demos and live tracks; See here; Island / UMe) » BUY NOW

SERGIO MENDES
“The Beat of Brazil” (1967 album; Culture Factory) » BUY NOW

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

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

SEPT. 25 RELEASES

CHUBBY CHECKER
“Dancin’ Party: The Chubby Checker Collection (1960-1966)” (21-song collection; Read here; ABKCO) » BUY NOW

BRUCE COCKBURN
“True North: A 50th Anniversary Box Set” (five-LP collection; True North) » BUY NOW

ELBOW
“Asleep in the Back” (2001 debut album) » BUY NOW
“Cast of Thousands” (2003 album) » BUY NOW
“Leaders of the Free World” (2005 album) » BUY NOW
“Dead in the Boot” (2012 compilation) » BUY NOW
“The Take Off and Landing of Everything” (2014 album; Polydor / UMe) » BUY NOW

BILLIE EILISH
“don’t smile at me” (2017 EP; Target-exclusive yellow/red split vinyl; Merch; Interscope / UMe) » BUY NOW

EMINEM
“Curtain Call: The Hits” (2005 compilation; Target-exclusive double translucent blue vinyl; Merch; Shady / Aftermath / Interscope) » BUY NOW

VINCE GUARALDI
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” (1965 album; Target-exclusive green vinyl with original art poster; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Vinyl, red and green splattered clear LP; Merch; Craft Recordings / Concord) » BUY NOW

GUNS N’ ROSES
“Greatest Hits” (2004 compilation makes its vinyl debut; 180-gram audiophile black double vinyl; Walmart-Exclusive Paradise City Splatter Vinyl; Merch; Geffen / UMe) » BUY NOW

HERBIE HANCOCK
“My Point of View” (1963 album, featuring Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley, Grachan Moncur III, Grant Green, Chuck Israels and Tony Williams; all-analog, remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging; Blue Note / UMe) » BUY NOW

IMAGINE DRAGONS
“Evolve” (2017 album, featuring “Believer,” “Thunder,” “Whatever It Takes” and “Next to Me”; Target-exclusive tanslucent green vinyl; See here; Merch; KIDinaKORNER / Interscope / UMe) » BUY NOW

KENDRICK LAMAR
“DAMN.” (2016 album, featuring “Humble,” “Loyalty” and “Love”; Target-exclusive 180-gram double translucent forest green vinyl; Merch; Aftermath / Interscope / UMe) » BUY NOW

PEGGY LEE
“Ultimate Christmas” (22 songs on two LPs; Capitol / UMe) » BUY NOW

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
“Live At The Rainbow: 4th June 1977” (Amazon-exclusive vinyl; Merch; Tuff Gong) » BUY NOW

PRINCE
“Sign ‘O’ the Times (Deluxe Edition)” (1987 album, featuring the title track, “If I Was Your Girlfriend,” “U Got the Look” and “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man”; peach-colored vinyl; See here; Standard Double CD; Double Vinyl, peach-colored; Super Deluxe Vinyl Edition, 13-LP, one-DVD box set; Apple Music; Merch; Rhino / NPG / Warner) » BUY NOW

LOU REED
“New York (Deluxe Edition)” (1989 album, featuring “Dirty Blvd.”; remastered three-CD, one-DVD, two-LP box set contains “The New York Album” concert video, unreleased demo versions, rough mixes, etc.; Read here; Rhino / Warner) » 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

HORACE SILVER QUINTET
“Further Explorations” (1958 album; all-analog, remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging; Blue Note / UMe) » BUY NOW

SLADE
“Cum On Feel the Hitz: The Best of Slade” (two-LP, 24-song set; Track list; BMG Rights Management) » BUY NOW

JIMMY SMITH
“Prayer Meetin'” (1963 album, with Stanley Turrentine; all-analog, remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging; Blue Note / UMe) » BUY NOW

SUFJAN STEVENS
“The Ascension” (new single: “America”; Hear here; Read here; Amazon UK; Asthmatic Kitty) » 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

THE WEEKND
“Starboy” (2016 album, featuring “Starboy,” “I Feel It Coming,” “Party Monster,” “Reminder,” etc.; Target-exclusive double translucent blue vinyl; Merch; XO / Republic) » BUY NOW

WEEZER
“Weezer (Blue Album)” (1994 debut album; Target-exclusive blue and white marbled vinyl; Merch; Geffen / UMe) » BUY NOW

OCT. 2 RELEASES

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

LANA DEL REY
“Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass” (spoken word album, coinciding with the Sept. 29 release of her debut book of poetry; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Sky Blue Vinyl; Merch; Interscope) » BUY NOW

EMINEM
“Music To Be Murdered By” (2020 album, featuring “Darkness” and “Godzilla”; Merch; Shady / Aftermath / Interscope) » BUY NOW

RILO KILEY
“Rilo Kiley” (1999 debut album; released on vinyl for the first time; Read here; Little Record Company) » BUY NOW

LANY
“mama’s boy” (new single: “you!”; See here; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive White Vinyl; Polydor / Interscope) » BUY NOW

OCT. 9 RELEASES

FOALS
“Collected Reworks Vol. 1” (limited-edition color triple-vinyl box set of remixes; Rhino) » BUY NOW

TROYE SIVAN
“In a Dream” (six-song EP on blue mist vinyl; released on CD and Download on Aug. 21; new single: “Easy”; Hear here; Read here; Target-Exclusive CD, with one extra song and a poster; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Vinyl, light blue, dark blue with splatter; Capitol) » BUY NOW

OCT. 16 RELEASES

EAGLES
“Live From The Forum MMXVIII” (26-song live album and concert film recorded over three nights in September 2018, joined by Deacon Frey and Vince Gill; aired on ESPN on July 5; CD + DVD; Blu-ray Audio; Merch; Rhino) » BUY NOW

MASTODON
“Medium Rarities” (16-song collection includes a new track, “Fallen Torches,” recorded in 2019, as well as “Rufus Lives,” included the upcoming film “Bill & Ted Face the Music”; pink vinyl set; Hear here; Reprise) » BUY NOW

OCT. 23 RELEASES

BOY PABLO (21-year-old Norwegian/Chilean indie pop artist Nicolas Muñoz)
“Wachito Rico” (first single: “hey girl”; See here; Urban Outfitters-Exclusive Vinyl, opaque purple with yellow splatter; 777 Music) » BUY NOW

DAN FOGELBERG
“Greatest Hits” (1982 compilation, featuring “Missing You” and “Make Love Stay,” both of which were previously unreleased tracks that were issued as singles off this best-of; 180-gram translucent blue and black swirl audiophile vinyl, gatefold cover and poster; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

SURVIVOR
“The Best of Survivor” (2006 compilation; 180-gram orange and red swirl audiophile vinyl; gatefold cover with poster; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Original Soundtrack)” (1975 album; Picture Disc; Ode Sound and Visuals) » BUY NOW

OCT. 30 RELEASES

SAM COOKE
“Sam Cooke At the Copa” (1964 album; remastered) » BUY NOW
“Ain’t That Good News” (1964 album; his final studio LP; remastered; Hear here) » BUY NOW
“Keep Movin’ On” (23-song compilation from 2001; two 180-gram vinyl LPs; remastered; Read here; Merch; ABKCO) » BUY NOW

ELTON JOHN
“Elton John” (1970 album, celebrating its 50th anniversary, featuring “Your Song,” “Border Song” and “Take Me to the Pilot”; gold 180-gram vinyl, with download code; Read here; Merch; Mercury / UMe) » BUY NOW

NOV. 6 RELEASES

LINDA RONSTADT
“Get Closer” (1982 album, featuring “Get Closer,” “I Knew You When” and “Easy for You to Say”; 180-gram translucent red marble audiophile vinyl; See here; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

NOV. 20 RELEASES

MARY J. BLIGE
“My Life (Deluxe Edition)” (1994 album, featuring “Be Happy,” “I’m Goin’ Down” and “Mary Jane [All Night Long]”; double vinyl set; See here; Republic / UMe) » BUY NOW

COLDPLAY
“Parachutes” (2000 album, featuring “Shiver,” “Yellow,” “Trouble” and “Don’t Panic”; 180-gram yellow vinyl; Merch; Atlantic / Parlophone) » BUY NOW

ELVIS PRESLEY
“From Elvis in Nashville” (two-LP compilation of sessions with the legendary “Nashville Cats” in RCA Studio B in 1970; remixed by Matt Ross-Spang; Hear here; Read here; Merch; RCA / Legacy) » BUY NOW

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“The Best of Bond … James Bond” (triple-vinyl collection; Capitol / UMe) » BUY NOW

DEC. 4 RELEASES

BECK
“Hyperspace (Deluxe Edition)” (2019 album; with two unreleased songs, “Dark Places [Soundscape]” and “I Am the Cosmos (42420),” plus new 2020 mixes of “Star,” “Hyperspace,” “See Through” and “Die Waiting”; Capitol / UMe) » BUY NOW

JOJO
“good to know (Deluxe)” (2020 album; with five new tracks; Clover Music / Warner) » BUY NOW

DEC. 11 RELEASES

DOKKEN
“Breaking the Chains” (debut album released in Europe in 1981 and the U.S. in 1983; 180-gram translucent gold audiophile vinyl; See here; Merch; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

JAN. 15 RELEASES

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
“Fillmore West 1-31-71” (double vinyl; Merch; Allman Brothers Band Recording Company) » BUY NOW




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