Vinyl Vinyl Releases 5.21.2021

Published on May 23rd, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Vinyl Store (May 21-27 and Beyond)

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

MAY 21 RELEASES

MICKY DOLENZ
“Dolenz Sings Nesmith” (Turquoise Vinyl; Dolenz’s first solo studio album in nine years features 13 covers of Mike Nesmith-penned songs, including “Different Drum,” “Circle Sky” and “Tapioca Tundra”; the CD contains a bonus track, “Grand Ennui”; producer: Mike’s son Christian Nesmith; 7a) » BUY NOW

BUDDY GUY
“Feels Like Rain” (1993 album, which won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album; guests: John Mayall, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Rodgers, Travis Tritt; 180-gram audiophile vinyl; Music on Vinyl) » BUY NOW

JOHN HIATT WITH THE JERRY DOUGLAS BAND
“Leftover Feelings” (first single: “All the Lilacs in Ohio”; Hear here; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Autographed Black Splatter Vinyl; New West) » BUY NOW

IRON CITY HOUSEROCKERS
“Have a Good Time But … Get Out Alive!” (1980 album; with bonus CD containing 16 previously unreleased tracks; Cleveland International) » BUY NOW

MEGAN THEE STALLION
“Good News” (2020 album; guests: Beyoncé, DaBaby, City Girls, Lil Durk, SZA, Popcaan, Mustard, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Young Thug; Target-exclusive vinyl; Merch; 1501 Certified / 300 Entertainment) » BUY NOW

METRONOMY
“The English Riviera (10th Anniversary)” (2011 album, featuring “The Look,” “The Bay” and “Everything Goes My Way”; with six previously unreleased tracks; numbered heavyweight 180-gram double vinyl with etched fantascope on side D; See here; Merch; Because Music) » BUY NOW

MDOU MOCTAR
“Afrique Victime” (producer: bassist Mikey Coltun; new single: “Tala Tannam”; See here; Matador) » BUY NOW

MY BLOODY VALENTINE
“m b v” (2013 album; Merch; mbv / Domino) » BUY NOW

THE RASCALS
“Time Peace: The Rascals’ Greatest Hits” (1968 compilation; 180-gram translucent gold vinyl; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

THE TRAGICALLY HIP
“Saskadelphia” (five previously unreleased tracks written in 1990 during the band’s “Road Apples” sessions in New Orleans, plus a live track, “Montreal [Live from The Molson Centre, Montreal, Dec 7th, 2000],” written at the same time, but for which the original recording has not been found; Hear here; Read here; Universal Music Canada / UMe) » BUY NOW

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“Cleveland Rocks” (1995 label roster compilation; with download card; Cleveland International) » BUY NOW

VIOLENT FEMMES
“Add It Up (1981-1993)” (23-track compilation, originally released in 1993; Merch; Craft Recordings / Concord) » BUY NOW

More Vinyl Releases for May 21, 2021 »

Other Notable Releases

Lord Huron Counting Crows Sara Bareilles
Gary Numan Allison Russell Monster Magnet
NF Waterparks VOLA
Matt Berry Robert Finley Gruff Rhys
Why Don’t We Mat Kearney CHAI
Paula Cole Reigning Sound Billie Marten

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MAY 28 RELEASES

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
“Sung Tongs” (2004 album; Domino) » BUY NOW

MADISON BEER
“Life Support” (2021 album; producers: 1993, Madison Beer, Leroy Clampitt, Pete Nappi, One Love; Sing It Loud / Epic) » BUY NOW

DAVID BOWIE
“The Man Who Sold the World” (Vinyl 12″ Picture Disc, with poster; Merch; Rhino / Parlophone) » BUY NOW

DONALD FAGEN
“The Nightfly” (1982 album, featuring “I.G.Y. [What a Beautiful World]” and “New Frontier”; 180-gram black vinyl; See here; Rhino / Warner) » BUY NOW

FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE
“Welcome Interstate Managers” (2003 album, featuring “Stacy’s Mom”; 180-gram transparent red vinyl; See here; Music on Vinyl) » BUY NOW

PJ HARVEY
“The Peel Sessions 1991-2004” (2006 collection; remastered by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of longtime PJ Harvey producer John Parish; Island / UMe) » BUY NOW

THE KORGIS
“The Korgis Kollection” (19-song compilation from 2005; Track List; Let Them Eat Vinyl) » BUY NOW

K.D. LANG
“makeover” (a new collection of classic dance remixes of her songs from 1992 to 2000; Transparent Turquoise Vinyl; first single: “Miss Chatelaine [St. Tropez Mix]”; See here; Read here; Nonesuch) » BUY NOW

ABBEY LINCOLN
“Abbey Is Blue” (1959 album, featuring Kenny Dorham, Stanley Turrentine, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, Philly Joe Jones and Max Roach; Craft Recordings / Concord) » BUY NOW

PARAMORE
“Riot!” (2007 album, featuring “Misery Business,” “Hallelujah,” “Crushcrushcrush” and “That’s What You Get”; silver vinyl; Merch; Fueled by Ramen) » BUY NOW

ELLIOTT SMITH
“An Introduction To … Elliott Smith” (14-song compilation from 2010; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Red & Black Vinyl; Kill Rock Stars) » BUY NOW

TAYLOR SWIFT
“evermore” (2020 album, featuring “Willow,” “No Body, No Crime” and “Coney Island”; producers: Aaron Dessner, Swift, Bryce Dessner, Jack Antonoff; double green vinyl, with two bonus tracks; Target-Exclusive Red Vinyl; Merch; Republic) » BUY NOW

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VARIOUS ARTISTS
“The Best of Philadelphia International Records” (label compilations features hits by The O’Jays, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Teddy Pendergrass, Lou Rawls, Patti Labelle, MFSB, The Three Degrees, etc.; Philadelphia International / Legacy) » BUY NOW

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“Fawlty Towers: For the Record” (four vintage albums plus two new volumes, narrated by Andrew Sachs as Manuel, on 140-gram white vinyl; Demon / Edsel) » BUY NOW

MUDDY WATERS
“Electric Mud” (1968 album; Endless Happiness) » BUY NOW

WORLD PARTY
“Dumbing Up” (2000 album; with six bonus tracks; Seaview) » BUY NOW

YELLO
“YELL40 Years” (21-song, two-LP hits compilation, including “Oh Yeah,” “Desire,” “I Love You,” “The Rhythm Divine” and “Vicious Games”; Polydor) » BUY NOW

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JUNE 4 RELEASES

BLACK PUMAS
“Capitol Cuts – Live From Studio A” (recorded direct to acetate – all live, no overdubs, includes a 7-minute rendition of “Colors,” which received a Grammy nomination for Record of the Year; red vinyl; See here; ATO) » BUY NOW

ART BLAKELY AND THE JAZZ MESSENGERS
“The Witch Doctor” (1967 album; all-analog, remastered 180-gram vinyl; Blue Note / UMe) » BUY NOW

CHEAP TRICK
“In Another World” (their 20th studio album; producer: Julian Raymond; first single: “Light Up the Fire”; Hear here; Read here; CD and Download released on April 9; Merch; BMG Rights Management) » BUY NOW

CHICAGO
“Chicago Transit Authority” (1969 album, featuring “Questions 67 and 68,” “I’m a Man,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” and “Beginnings”; 180-gram red audiophile vinyl; Merch; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

CROWDED HOUSE
“Dreamers Are Waiting” (their first studio album since 2010; first single: “To the Island”; See here; Read here; BMG Rights Management) » BUY NOW

COLIN HAY
“Going Somewhere” (2001 album, featuring “Beautiful World,” “Waiting For My Real Life To Begin” and “I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You,” which appeared in the hit film “Garden State”; white vinyl; Hear here; Compass) » BUY NOW

JACK’S MANNEQUIN
“People and Things” (2011 album; 180-gram orange-colored audiophile vinyl; Music on Vinyl) » BUY NOW

MIRIAM MAKEBA
“Keep Me in Mind” (1970 album; Strut) » BUY NOW

OSCAR PETERSON
“Exclusively For My Friends” (six-LP box set of private recordings made between 1963 and 1968; MPS) » BUY NOW

LIZ PHAIR
“Soberish” (her first album in 11 years; producer: Brad Wood; first single: “Spanish Doors”; Hear here; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Blue Vinyl; Chrysalis) » BUY NOW

RISE AGAINST
“Nowhere Generation” (their first album in four years; producer: Bill Stevenson; new singles: “Nowhere Generation” and “Broken Dreams, Inc.”; See here; Vinyl Deluxe Edition, black and white smoke LP, 12-page booklet and bonus 7-inch single; Target-Exclusive Vinyl, metallic silver LP, with an alternate album cover; Merch; Loma Vista Recordings / Concord) » BUY NOW

ROD STEWART
“Rod Stewart: 1975-1978” (five-LP box set includes “Atlantic Crossing,” “A Night on the Town,” “Foot Loose and Fancy Free,” “Blondes Have More Fun” and an LP of previously unreleased recordings; Read here; Rhino / Warner) » BUY NOW

SWELL MAPS
“Mayday Signals” (compilation of rare and unreleased tracks from the vaults of band founder Jowe Head; Easy Action) » BUY NOW

TOO $HORT
“Life Is … Too $hort” (1988 album; Jive / Legacy) » BUY NOW

MUDDY WATERS
“Muddy Waters At Newport 1960” (1960 album; 180-gram audiophile vinyl; Merch; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

JUNE 11 RELEASES

THE ARCHIES
“Sugar, Sugar” (45rpm 7-inch vinyl pressing on pink vinyl, backed with “Bang Shang-A-Lang”; Merch; Cleopatra) » BUY NOW

BLACK SABBATH
“Sabotage (Super Deluxe Edition)” (1975 album; four-LP box set featuring “North American Tour Live ’75” and other bonus live material; Read here; Merch; Rhino / Warner) » BUY NOW

DEAD BOYS
“Young, Loud and Snotty” (1977 debut album; sourced from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI, on yellow vinyl with red streaks; Jackpot) » BUY NOW

DEF LEPPARD
“The Vinyl Boxset: Volume Three” (nine-LP box set of recordings from the band in the 2000s, including the albums “Yeah!,” “X” and “Songs From The Sparkle Lounge”; Merch; Mercury / UMe) » BUY NOW

GARBAGE
“No Gods No Masters” (green-colored vinyl; producers: Garbage, Billy Bush; new single: “The Men Who Rule the World”; See here; Read here; Stunvolume / Infectious Music) » BUY NOW

HOWARD JONES
“The 12″ Album” (1984 album, featuring remixes of “New Song,” “What Is Love” and “Pearl in the Shell,” the first appearance of “Like to Get to Know You Well,” plus “Always Asking Questions” and “Total Conditioning”; it was released between his first two studio albums, “Human’s Lib” and “Dream into Action”; See here; Cherry Red) » BUY NOW

QUINCY JONES
“The Dude” (1981 album, featuring “Ai No Corrida,” “Just Once” and “One Hundred Ways”; available in gatefold jacket for the first time; A&M / UMe) » BUY NOW

KISS
“KISS Off the Soundboard: Tokyo 2001” (three-LP 20th anniversary live recording at the Tokyo Dome, the first of a “new official live bootleg series” from KISS; lineup: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Ace Frehley; See here; Merch; UMe) » BUY NOW

KIP MOORE
“Wild World (Deluxe Edition)” (2020 album; with four extra songs; Merch; MCA Nashville / UMe) » BUY NOW

MARK MORRISON
“Return of the Mack” (1996 album, featuring the title track; purple vinyl; See here; Rhino / Atlantic) » BUY NOW

WILSON PICKETT
“The Best of Wilson Pickett Vol. II” (1971 compilation; 180-gram audiophile vinyl; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND
“‘Live’ Bullet” (1976 album; newly remastered from original analog master tapes, with lithograph; Merch; Capitol / UMe) » BUY NOW

THE SHINS
“Oh, Inverted World (20th Anniversary Remaster)” (2001 debut album; mastering by Grammy-winning engineer Bob Ludwig; Sub Pop) » BUY NOW

3 DOORS DOWN
“The Better Life (20th Anniversary Edition)” (2000 album, featuring “Kryptonite,” “Loser” and “Be Like That”; two-LP black vinyl and one-LP green vinyl of the never-released original demos album, “The Escatapwa Sessions,” with lithograph poster; See here; Republic) » BUY NOW

BRIAN WILSON
“Brian Wilson” (1988 album, featuring “Love and Mercy,” “Rio Grande,” “Night Time” and “Melt Away”; 180-gram translucent blue audiophile vinyl; Hear here; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

JUNE 18 RELEASES

BLACKFOOT
“Strikes” (1979 album, featuring “Highway Song” and “Train Train”; 180-gram audiophile red vinyl; Hear here; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

CRACK THE SKY
“Crack Attic (Best of Crack the Sky)” (16-song collection; Renaissance) » BUY NOW

FOGHAT
“Stone Blue” (1978 album, produced by Eddie Kramer; 180-gram audiophile blue vinyl; Merch; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

ARETHA FRANKLIN
“I Knew You Were Waiting: The Best of Aretha Franklin 1980-2014” (updated edition of 2012 compilation; Arista / Legacy) » BUY NOW

THE MONKEES
“The Monkees (Deluxe Edition)” (1966 debut album, featuring “Last Train to Clarksville,” “[Theme From] The Monkees” and “I Wanna Be Free”; mastered for vinyl by Kevin Grey and Andrew Sandoval; lacquers cut from the original analog stereo tapes for the first time since 1966; contains two previously unissued songs and two new mixes; Read here; Merch; Rhino) » BUY NOW

AL STEWART
“Year of the Cat” (1976 album, featuring “Year of the Cat,” “On the Border” and “Lord Grenville”; 45th anniversary 180-gram audiophile vinyl, gatefold cover; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

ZAPP & ROGER
“All the Greatest Hits” (double 140-gram neon half/half colored vinyl; Rhino / Warner) » BUY NOW

FRANK ZAPPA
“Zappa ’88: The Last U.S. Show” (four-LP box set of his final U.S. concert at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY, on March 25, 1988, featuring the first official release of the much-talked-about “The Beatles Medley”; newly mixed by Craig Parker Adams from the 48-track digital master tapes; Read here; Merch; Zappa / UMe) » BUY NOW

JUNE 25 RELEASES

JUSTIN BIEBER
“Justice” (2021 album; double vinyl; Picture Disc; Schoolboy / RBMG / Def Jam) » BUY NOW

SONNY CLARK
“Cool Struttin'” (1958 album, with Art Farmer, Jackie McLean, Paul Chambers and “Philly” Joe Jones; all-analog, mastered from the original tapes on 180-gram vinyl; Blue Note / UMe) » BUY NOW

ALICE COOPER
“School’s Out” (1972 album, featuring the title tracks; 180-gram audiophile vinyl; Merch; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

THE DRIFTERS
“The Drifters’ Golden Hits” (1968 compilation; 180-gram black vinyl; Rhino / Atlantic) » BUY NOW

DYKE & THE BLAZERS
“Down On Funky Broadway: Phoenix 1966-1967” (20 songs; featuring new stereo mixes of old favorites and previously unreleased material, including demos, radio spots, and unearthed songs; remastered by engineer Dave Cooley; Download; Apple Music) » BUY NOW
“I Got a Message: Hollywood 1968-1970” (21-song collection; featuring new stereo mixes of old favorites and previously unreleased material, including demos, radio spots, and unearthed songs; remastered by engineer Dave Cooley; Download; Apple Music; Craft Recordings / Concord) » BUY NOW

SELENA GOMEZ
“Revelación” (2021 Spanish-language EP; Merch; Interscope) » BUY NOW

GRATEFUL DEAD
“Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses)” (1971 live album; newly remastered by engineer David Glasser with Plangent Process Speed Correction; on 180-gram black vinyl with Stoughton tip-on jacket and sticker insert; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Neon Orange Vinyl; Merch; Grateful Dead Production) » BUY NOW

HENRY GROSS
“Release” (1976 album, featuring “Shannon” and “Springtime Mama”; Renaissance) » BUY NOW

PJ HARVEY
“White Chalk” (2007 album, featuring “When Under Ether,” “The Piano” and “The Devil”; remastered) » BUY NOW
“White Chalk – Demos” (a collection of unreleased demos; Island / UMe) » BUY NOW

HIATUS KAIYOTE
“Mood Valiant” (new single: “Get Sun”; Hear here; Deluxe Glow in the Dark Vinyl; Merch; Brainfeeder / Ninja Tune) » BUY NOW

INTERPOL
“Our Love to Admire” (2007 album, featuring “The Heinrich Maneuver,” “Mammoth” and “No I in Threesome”; Matador) » BUY NOW

LADY GAGA
“Chromatica” (2020 album; special trifold jacket on 180-gram black vinyl; Merch; Interscope / UMe) » BUY NOW

JONI MITCHELL
“The Reprise Albums (1968-1971)” (four-LP box set features her first four studio albums; remastered by Bernie Grundman; Hear here; Rhino / Warner) » BUY NOW

PETER MURPHY
“Cascade” (1995 album; scarlet vinyl; with four bonus tracks) » BUY NOW
“The Last and Only Star” (rarities collection; gold-colored vinyl; Beggars Arkive) » BUY NOW

QUEENSRŸCHE
“Operation: Mindcrime” (1988 album; newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios) » BUY NOW
“Empire” (1990 album, featuring “Silent Lucidity,” “Empire” and “Jet City Woman”; newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios; Capitol / UMe) » BUY NOW

THE ROOTS
“Do You Want More?!!!??! (25th Anniversary Edition)” (1995 album, featuring “Distortion to Static,” “Proceed” and “Silent Treatment”; triple 180-gram black vinyl with five bonus tracks and 24-page booklet; Geffen / UMe) » BUY NOW

TODD RUNDGREN
“Nearly Human” (1989 album, featuring “The Want of a Nail,” with Bobby Womack; 180-gram translucent orange vinyl; translucent yellow vinyl; Hear here; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

JIMMY SMITH
“Back At The Chicken Shack” (1963 album, recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in 1960 with Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Kenny Burrell on guitar and Donald Bailey on drums; all-analog, mastered from the original tapes on 180-gram vinyl; Blue Note / UMe) » BUY NOW

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“The Lost Boys (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (1987 album; 180-gram red audiophile vinyl; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“Stand By Me (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (1986 album; 180-gram aqua blue audiophile vinyl; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

JULY 2 RELEASES

BIG COUNTRY
“The Buffalo Killers” (1993 album; deluxe edition, with bonus tracks) » BUY NOW
“Without the Aid of a Safety Net” (1994 live album, recorded at a homecoming gig at The Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow; Chrysalis) » BUY NOW

CHRIS LeDOUX
“Wyoming Cowboy – A Collection” (13-song collection of hits and rarities; Read here; Capitol Nashville / UMe) » BUY NOW

RARE EARTH
“Live in Chicago” (1974 album; red translucent vinyl; Culture Factory) » BUY NOW

SAVES THE DAY
“Through Being Cool” (1999 album; Equal Vision) » BUY NOW

THE VACCINES
“What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?” (2011 album; 180-gram black vinyl with download code featuring unreleased demos; Music on Vinyl) » BUY NOW

JULY 9 RELEASES

AWOLNATION
“Megalithic Symphony (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (2011 album; includes the original album on Ultraclear Vinyl, a bonus LP of previously unreleased material on Gold Vinyl, and a download card containing all songs from the digital release; Red Bull) » BUY NOW

THE BLUES BROTHERS
“Briefcase Full of Blues” (1978 live album, recorded at Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles when the band opened for comedian Steve Martin; featuring “Soul Man” and “Rubber Biscuit”; 180-gram blue vinyl; Atlantic) » BUY NOW

MILEY CYRUS
“Plastic Hearts” (2020 album; RCA) » BUY NOW

ELLA FITZGERALD
“Sunshine of Your Love” (1969 live album; remastered; MPS) » BUY NOW

HANDSOME BOY MODELING SCHOOL
“White People” (2004 album; white opaque vinyl; Tommy Boy) » BUY NOW

EUGENE McDANIELS
“Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse (50th Anniversary Edition)” (1971 album; purple vinyl, cut from the original LP master; Read here; Real Gone Music) » BUY NOW

EDDIE MONEY
“Take Me Home Tonight: The Best of Eddie Money” (pink vinyl; Cleopatra) » BUY NOW

THE ROLLING STONES
“A Bigger Bang Live On Copacabana Beach” (entire Feb. 18, 2006, concert in Rio de Janeiro on multi-colored three-LP set; Merch; Mercury Studios) » BUY NOW

SAGA
“Worlds Apart” (1981 album, featuring “On the Loose”; See here; earMUSIC) » BUY NOW

TINY TIM
“God Bless Tiny Tim” (1968 album, featuring “Tiptoe Thru’ the Tulips with Me”; limited-edition yellow tulip vinyl; See here; Real Gone Music) » BUY NOW

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“Almost Famous: Music From the Motion Picture (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (2000 album, 2001 Grammy Award winner for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media; remastered; Hear/Read here; 5-CD Super Deluxe Edition; Deluxe 6-LP Box Set; Target-Exclusive Purple and Magenta Vinyl; Blu-ray + Digital”; 4K Ultra HD + Digital; Geffen / UMe) » BUY NOW

GROVER WASHINGTON JR.
“Winelight” (1980 album, featuring the Grammy-winning “Just the Two of Us”; 180-gram burgundy audiophile vinyl; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

GARY WRIGHT
“The Dream Weaver” (1975 album, featuring “Dream Weaver,” “Love Is Alive” and “Made to Love You”; 180-gram yellow audiophile vinyl; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

JULY 16 RELEASES

JULIE ANDREWS, ET AL
“The Sound of Music (An Original Soundtrack Recording)” (1964 album; winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Scoring of Music; Craft Recordings / Concord) » BUY NOW

BEASTIE BOYS
“Same Old Bullshit” (1994 compilation of their early 1980s EPs; Merch; Capitol / UMe) » BUY NOW

BREAD
“The Best of Bread” (1973 compilation; 180-gram translucent gold audiophile vinyl; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET
“Time OutTakes” (2020 album of previously unreleased alternate versions of pieces from the iconic LP; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Opaque Dark Blue Swirl Vinyl; Brubeck Editions) » BUY NOW

ARETHA FRANKLIN
“ARETHA” (Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Opaque Purple Vinyl; two LPs; Download; Merch; Rhino / Atlantic) » BUY NOW

MR. BIG
“Lean Into It – The Singles” (7-inch vinyl box set, with a guitar pick and poster; Evoxs) » BUY NOW

ELLIOTT SMITH
“Elliott Smith (25th Anniversary Remaster)” (1995 album, featuring “Needle in the Hay”; Kill Rock Stars) » BUY NOW

THE TIME
“The Time” (1981 debut album, co-produced by Morris Day and Prince, credited as “Jamie Starr”; double red and white vinyl; Rhino / Warner) » BUY NOW

JULY 23 RELEASES

LEON BRIDGES
“Gold-Diggers Sound” (guests: Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Ink; new single: “Motorbike”; See here; Target-Exclusive Gold Vinyl; Columbia) » BUY NOW

JACKSON BROWNE
“Downhill from Everywhere” (new single: “My Cleveland Heart”; See here; Read here; On Tour, with James Taylor; Inside Recordings) » BUY NOW

CINDERELLA
“Night Songs” (1986 album, featuring “Nobody’s Fool”; 180-gram violet audiophile vinyl; Merch; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

MADNESS
“Absolutely (40th Anniversary Edition)” (1980 album, featuring “Embarrassment,” “Baggy Trousers” and “The Return of the Los Palmas 7”; 180-gram black vinyl; See here; Merch; Union Square Music / BMG Rights Management) » BUY NOW

PAUL McCARTNEY
“McCartney III Imagined” (a set of remixes and reinterpretations of songs off his 2020 album “McCartney III”; guests: Beck, Khruangbin, St. Vincent, Blood Orange, Phoebe Bridgers, Ed O’Brien, Damon Albarn, Josh Homme, Anderson .Paak, 3DRDN, Idris Elba; first single: “The Kiss of Venus,” feat. Dominic Fike; See here; Barnes & Noble-Exclusive Translucent Deep Blue Vinyl; Merch; Capitol) » BUY NOW

R.E.M.
“Radio Free Europe (Original Hib-Tone Single)” (their 1981 debut single, reissued in its original format: as a 45-RPM single housed in a black-and-white jacket featuring photography by Michael Stipe; Hear here; Merch; Craft Recordings / Concord) » BUY NOW

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
“Tiny Music … Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop (25th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)” (1996 album, produced by Brendan O’Brien and featuring “Big Bang Baby,” “Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart” and “Lady Picture Show”; three-CD, one-LP box set; See here; Merch; Rhino / Atlantic) » BUY NOW

2PAC
“Until the End of Time” (2001 album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold 426,870 copies in its first week; featuring “Happy Home,” “Until the End of Time” and “Letter 2 My Unborn”; four-LP set of material recorded while the rapper was on Death Row Records from 1995-1996; Merch; Interscope / UMe) » BUY NOW

JULY 30 RELEASES

BLEACHERS
“Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night” (new single: “Stop Making This Hurt”; See here; RCA) » BUY NOW

DIGITAL UNDERGROUND
“Sex Packets” (1990 debut album, featuring “The Humpty Dance” and “Doowutchyalike”; See here; Tommy Boy) » BUY NOW

BILLIE EILISH
“Happier Than Ever” (featuring “my future” and “Therefore I Am”; new single: “Your Power”; See here; Read here; Amazon-Exclusive Green Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Light Blue Vinyl, with poster; Walmart-Exclusive Pale Yellow Vinyl; Merch; Darkroom / Interscope) » BUY NOW

ERASURE
“The Neon Remixed” (Amber and Yellow Vinyl; re-workings of their 2020 album from producers like Octo Octa, OMD’s Paul Humphreys, and Gareth Jones, along with a new song, “Secrets”; Hear here; Merch; Mute) » BUY NOW

MARVIN GAYE
“What’s Going On (Original Detroit Mix)” (1971 album; Motown / Universal Japan) » BUY NOW

HOUSE OF PAIN
“House of Pain” (1992 album, subtitled “Fine Malt Lyrics,” featuring “Jump Around”; green, red and yellow splatter vinyl; Merch; Tommy Boy) » BUY NOW

LOS LOBOS
“Native Sons” (L.A.-themed covers album; Hear here; Read here; New West) » BUY NOW

LAURA NYRO
“Laura Nyro: American Dreamer” (seven-LP box set, housing her seven studio albums, plus the exclusive “Rarities and Live Recordings” and a 36-page 12″ book with extensive liner notes from author Peter Doggett; Madfish) » BUY NOW

PRINCE
“Welcome 2 America” (unreleased album from 2010; first single: “Welcome 2 America”; Hear here; Read here; Deluxe Edition, two-LP and one-CD versions of the album with a never-before-released Blu-ray of Prince’s full April 28, 2011, performance at the Forum, part of the Welcome 2 America Tour’s historic 21 Nite Stand in Los Angeles; Target-Exclusive Clear Vinyl; Deezer; Merch; NPG / Legacy Recordings) » BUY NOW

SUBURBAN LAWNS
“Suburban Lawns” (1981 album, originally released by I.R.S. Records, featuring “Janitor”; See here; Superior Viaduct) » BUY NOW

YOLA
“Stand for Myself” (producer: Dan Auerbach; new single: “Diamond Studded Shoes”; See here; Read here; Easy Eye Sound) » BUY NOW

AUG. 6 RELEASES

BILL EVANS
“Symbiosis” (1974 album; remastered; MPS) » BUY NOW

JOE HENDERSON
“Mirror Mirror” (1980 album; MPS) » BUY NOW

LOGGINS & MESSINA
“The Best of Friends” (1976 hits compilation; 180-gram red audiophile vinyl, with poster; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

MODEST MOUSE
“The Golden Casket” (producers: Dave Sardy, Jacknife Lee; new single: “We Are Between”; See here; Amazon-Exclusive Vinyl, with alternative cover; Epic) » BUY NOW

OHIO PLAYERS
“Fire” (1974 album, featuring the title track; red translucent vinyl) » BUY NOW
“Honey” (1975 album, featuring “Love Rollercoaster,” “Sweet Sticky Thing” and “Fopp”; orange translucent vinyl; LMLR) » BUY NOW

WARREN ZEVON
“Excitable Boy” (1978 album, produced by Jackson Browne and Waddy Wachtel and featuring “Werewolves of London,” “Lawyers, Guns and Money,” “Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner,” “Excitable Boy,” “Johnny Strikes Up the Band” and “Nighttime in the Switching Yard”; 180-gram translucent red audiophile vinyl; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

AUG. 13 RELEASES

BAD COMPANY
“Holy Water” (1990 album, featuring “Holy Water,” “If You Needed Somebody” and “Walk Through Fire”; 180-gram aqua blue opaque audiophile vinyl; Merch; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

JOHN DENVER
“Poems, Prayers & Promises” (1971 album, “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders” and “My Sweet Lady”; RCA / Legacy) » BUY NOW

JENNIFER HUDSON
“RESPECT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (Aretha Franklin biopic opens Aug. 13, co-starring Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald and Marc Maron; also, Mary J. Blige portrays Dinah Washington and Heather Headley plays Clara Ward; Trailer; Trailer; Target-Exclusive Vinyl, with alternate cover and photobook; Epic) » BUY NOW

THE LONDON SUEDE
“Coming Up (25th Anniversary Edition)” (Clear Vinyl; 1996 album, featuring “Beautiful Ones,” “Trash,” “Filmstar” and “Lazy”; See here; Edsel / Demon Music Group) » BUY NOW

ELVIS PRESLEY
“His Hand in Mine” (1960 album, the first of his three gospel music albums; 180-gram white and platinum swirl audiophile vinyl; Merch; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

QUEEN LATIFAH
“All Hail the Queen” (1989 debut album, featuring “Ladies First” and “Wrath of My Madness”; See here; Tommy Boy) » BUY NOW

REO SPEEDWAGON
“Hi Infidelity” (1980 album, the biggest-selling LP of 1981; featuring “Keep On Loving You,” “Take It on the Run,” “Don’t Let Him Go” and “In Your Letter”; 180-gram platinum swirl audiophile vinyl; Merch; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

CARLY SIMON
“The Best of Carly Simon” (1975 album; 180-gram translucent red audiophile vinyl; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

AUG. 20 RELEASES

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
“Shades of Two Worlds” (1991 album; 180-gram orange and red swirl audiophile vinyl; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

VINCE GUARALDI TRIO
“A Boy Named Charlie Brown (The Original Sound Track Recording)” (1969 album; newly remastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio; with eight collectible baseball cards of Peanuts characters; Craft Recordings / Concord) » BUY NOW

CHRISSIE HYNDE
“Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan” (BMG Rights Management) » BUY NOW

OLIVIA RODRIGO
“SOUR” (featuring “drivers license,” “deja vu” and “Good 4 U”; producer: Dan Nigro; Amazon-Exclusive Purple Transparent Vinyl; Target-Exclusive Blue Transparent Vinyl, with alternate artwork and poster; See here; Geffen / Interscope) » BUY NOW

SKID ROW
“Skid Row” (1989 album, featuring “Youth Gone Wild,” “18 and Life” and “I Remember You”; 180-gram gold metallic audiophile vinyl; Merch; Friday Music) » BUY NOW

AUG. 27 RELEASES

BARENAKED LADIES
“Maroon (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” (2000 album, featuring “Pinch Me,” “Too Little Too Late” and “Falling for the First Time”; double vinyl includes rarities, B-sides and demos; See here; Rhino) » BUY NOW

SEPT. 17 RELEASES

AFRIKA BAMBAATAA AND THE SOULSONIC FORCE
“Planet Rock: The Album” (1986 album, featuring “Planet Rock,” “Looking for the Perfect Beat” and “Renegades of Funk”; Tommy Boy) » BUY NOW

N.O.R.E.
“N.O.R.E.” (1998 debut album, featuring “N.O.R.E.,” “Banned From T.V.” and “Superthug”; two LPs; Tommy Boy) » BUY NOW

SEPT. 24 RELEASES

PRINCE PAUL
“A Prince Among Thieves” (1999 album; Tommy Boy) » BUY NOW

TOM TOM CLUB
“Downtown Rockers” (2012 album; See here; Nacional) » BUY NOW

OCT. 8 RELEASES

DE LA SOUL
“De La Soul Is Dead” (White Vinyl; 1991 album, featuring “A Roller Skating Jam Named ‘Saturdays,'” “Ring Ring Ring [Ha Ha Hey],” “Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa” and “Keepin’ the Faith”; Tommy Boy) » BUY NOW

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

HANS ZIMMER
“No Time To Die (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” (the 25th James Bond film has been rescheduled to open on April 2; Target-Exclusive Picture Disc; Merch; Decca) » BUY NOW

OCT. 29 RELEASES

WORLD PARTY
“Goodbye Jumbo” (1990 album, featuring “Way Down Now,” “Put the Message in the Box,” “Thank You World” and “When the Rainbow Comes”; See here; Amazon UK; Seaview) » BUY NOW

NOV. 5 RELEASES

FLAMIN’ GROOVIES
“Flamin’ Groovies Now” (1978 album, produced by Dave Edmunds; Liberation Hall) » BUY NOW




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