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New Release Round-Up 11-17-17

 

New Releases 17-November-2017



Morrissey - Low In High School - BMG Rights Management
Low In High School is the 11th full-length solo release for the British indie rock singer-songwriter Morrissey and was produced by Joe Chiccarelli. Be sure to look out for the Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Green LP.

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Soul Of A Woman - Daptone
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings' final studio album, Soul Of A Woman is a lush, orchestral masterpiece. A true testament to the life and career of Daptone's fearless leader and one of the world's greatest performers. In the year prior to her death from pancreatic cancer in 2016, Sharon Jones toured and performed tirelessly, and was also the subject of Miss Sharon Jones!, an acclaimed documentary by Oscar-Winning director Barbara Kopple. Yet somehow, the beloved and heroic soul singer found time to complete a studio album. Soul of a Woman features eleven songs which reveal that the emotion, dynamics, and drama of Jones' voice remained at full power until her final days. The songs on Soul Of A Woman exemplify two distinct sides of the band s sound. Side One showcases the grittier, bluesier material like Matter Of Time and Sail On giving Sharon the room to flex her vocal prowess, creating a liveness that few studio albums possess. Side Two takes on a more sophisticated orchestral mood. Tracks like When I Saw Your Face and These Tears (No Longer For You), capture a soft vulnerability in Sharon's vocals that draws you deep inside, and yet they remain nuanced with the signature toughness that never allow you to forget she's steering the ship. The finished product is an album that captures a band and a singer at their peak.

Mavis Staples - If All I Was Was Black - Anti
“Mavis has done it all and worked with just about everybody from Bob Dylan to Prince to Jeff Tweedy… She still is singing for justice and equality and influencing a new generation of musicians and fans.” -PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA. Mavis Staples is an American Music legend. She was at the forefront of the civil rights movement in the 1960’s, as singer for the legendary gospel group, The Staples Singers. Mavis, along with her father, Pops, and siblings marched and worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr on the fight for equality in this country. In December 2016, Mavis went to Washington, DC to receive the coveted Kennedy Center Honors from President Obama, with whom she has had a long standing friendship. Mavis invited Wilco frontman and dear friend, Jeff Tweedy as her guest for the weekend’s festivities. The two spent hours discussing the current events and how today’s fight for equality is very similar to those in the 60’s. Inspired by these events, Mavis and Jeff got together and wrote Mavis’ new album, If All I Was Was Black, produced by Jeff Tweedy. The new album is a perfect message for our time and is by far Mavis’ best work to date.


Black Sabbath - The End - Eagle Records
Almost five decades ago, the toll of a bell and rolling thunder marked the conception of an ear splittingly monolithic riff. In that moment, Black Sabbath and the sound of Heavy Metal were forged. The band embarked on what Ozzy describes as the most incredible adventure you could think of, a journey that would go on to define a genre. The End is a celebration of Black Sabbath's final hometown concert at Birmingham's Genting Arena on February 4th, 2017. With a hit packed set list including Iron Man, Paranoid, War Pigs, and many more, the high production values, visual effects, and pyrotechnics wowed fans, as the band delivered the most emotionally charged show in their history. The End captures a once-in-a-career performance, an essential snapshot of musical history, and a fitting farewell to true innovators and original heavy metal icons, Black Sabbath. Featuring Ozzy Osbourne (vocals); Tony Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass), with Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Adam Wakeman (keyboards / guitar).

Sia - Everyday Is Christmas - Atlantic
Sia's first ever Christmas album. The collection of original holiday songs was written by Sia and Greg Kurstin. Everyday Is Christmas' lead single, "Santa's Coming For Us," has several counterparts on the album including other festive songs like "Candy Cane Lane," "Ho Ho Ho," and "Puppies Are Forever" which are anchored by ballads "Underneath The Christmas Lights," "Snowman," and "Snowflake."

Paul McCartney - Capitol
This week Paul McCartney is reissuing eight solo and Wings albums on CD and Vinyl including Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Color variations. The available albums are: Paul McCartney - McCartney [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Red LP]Paul McCartney - McCartney II [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]Paul McCartney - Tug Of War [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Blue LP]Paul McCartney - Pipes Of Peace [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]Paul & Linda McCartney - RAM [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Yellow LP]Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque White LP]Paul McCartney & Wings - Venus And Mars [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red/Yellow LP] and Paul McCartney & Wings - At The Speed Of Sound [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Orange LP].






ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Bob Seger - I Knew You When [LP]
Electric Wizard - Wizard Bloody Wizard [LP]
Mike Love - Unleash The Love
Whitney Houston - I Wish You Love: More From The Bodyguard
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill - The Rest of Our Life [LP]
Ducktails - Jersey Devil [LP]
Barenaked Ladies - Fake Nudes
Green Day - Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band [LP]
Chase Rice - Lambs & Lions
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Rest [2LP/CD]
Jeff Lynne's ELO - Jeff Lynne's ELO: Wembley Or Bust [2CD]
Lil Uzi Vert - Luv Is Rage 2 [Deluxe Edition]
Kodak Black - Project Baby 2
Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls: Live Chapter [LP]
Godflesh - Post Self [LP]
The Doors - Strange Days: 50th Anniversary Edition [Expanded 2CD]
Saturday Night Fever [Soundtrack]
Queen - News Of The World: 40th Anniversary [Super Deluxe Box Set]
Bob Marley & The Wailers - The Legend Live - Santa Barbara County Bowl: November 25th 1979 [Limited Edition 3LP Red/Yellow/Green Vinyl]
Nine Inch Nails - Downward Spiral: Definitive Edition [2LP]
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile [3LP]
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile: Deviations 1 [Limited Edition 4LP]
Nine Inch Nails - Broken: Definitive Edition [LP+7in]
Various Artists - A Tribute To Dan Fogelberg
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - The Luckiest Man
Various Artists - Not Another Teen Movie [Soundtrack LP]
Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You [Soundtrack]



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Brent Cowles - Cold Times EP [Vinyl]
Charly Bliss - Soft Serve EP [Vinyl]
Nine Inch Nails - Add Violence EP [Vinyl]
Nine Inch Nails - Not The Actual Events EP [Vinyl]
Kissing Candice - Safeword EP
Native Sun - Songs Born From Love And Hate EP
Keith Urban - Female
Operation: Mindcrime - Under Control
Tommy Emmanuel - Borderline











 

UPCOMING RELEASES

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Who Built The Moon?

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Instrumentals, imagined soundtracks and cut and paste experimentation sets a bracing, perception-shattering course for Who Built The Moon?, the keenly anticipated, WORLD TOUR-triggering third album from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Produced by David Holmes and featuring guest appearances from Paul Weller and Johny Marr!

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Ramones - Rocket To Russia: 40th Anniversary Edition

Ramones - Rocket To Russia: 40th Anniversary EditionRamones - Rocket To Russia: 40th Anniversary EditionRamones - Rocket To Russia: 40th Anniversary Edition - Rhino
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of this classic Ramones release with the 3CD/1LP Rocket To Russia: 40th Anniversary Edition. Including two different mixes of the album: a remastered version of the original and a new 40th Anniversary Tracking Mix by Rocket To Russia engineer/mixer Ed Stasium, plus a previously unissued recording of the band’s 1977 concert in Glasgow, Scotland, along with rare tracks, alternate versions & unreleased mixes. The 40th Anniversary Deluxe edition comes housed in an album sized hardcover book, with 16 page booklet including essays from Sire Records founder Seymour Stein, Rocket To Russia engineer/mixer Ed Stasium & former Creem Magazine writer/editor Jaan Uhelszki, along with rare photo. Among the band’s best-loved records, it features classics like “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” and “Rockaway Beach” along with their signature covers of “Do You Wanna Dance?” and “Surfin’ Bird.”

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Eagles - Hotel California: 40th Anniversary Edition

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Eagles release a new 2-CD/1-Blu-ray Audio deluxe edition of Hotel California that includes the original studio album, ten previously unreleased live recordings, as well as hi-res and 5.1 mixes. Presented in an 11 x 11 hardbound book, the set also features rare and unseen photos from the era, a replica tour book, and three stand-alone posters. The collection also marks the debut of ten live tracks that were recorded during the band s three-night stand at the Los Angeles Forum in October 1976. The concert recordings which were recorded about a month before the album came out features one of the first ever live performances of Hotel California and New Kid In Town along with other Eagles classics including Already Gone, Take It To The Limit, and Witchy Woman. The Blu-ray Audio disc that accompanies HOTEL CALIFORNIA: DELUXE EDITION features the 5.1 Surround Sound mix originally released on DVD-A in 2001 along with a hi-resolution, 192 KHz/24-Bit stereo mix.
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New Release Round-Up 11-10-17

 

Taylor Swift - reputation

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Taylor Swift releases her highly anticipated 6th studio album, reputation. The album features the singles "Look What You Made Me Do", "...Ready For It?" and "Gorgeous".

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Live At Red Rocks - Stax
On August 21st, 2016, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats marked the one-year anniversary of their debut album with a triumphant, sold-out homecoming show at Colorado's legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Denver-based band's first headlining performance at the revered venue. Honed by the extensive touring that took them around the world and back during the preceding 12 months, the mighty rock and soul band tore through a tight set packed with favorites such as 'I Need Never Get Old,' 'Look It Here,' 'Shake,' 'Howling at Nothing' and 'Wasting Time.' The night culminated with their special guests, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, joining the guys for a swampy, powerful 'S.O.B.' before finishing with Sam Cooke's classic 'Having a Party,' as the second line paraded with band in tow right out of the theater.

Walk The Moon - What If Nothing - RCA
Walk The Moon release their third album What If Nothing. The album features the singles "One Foot", "Headphones" and "Surrender"

Seal - Standards

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Over the course of his astounding career, acclaimed singer-songwriter, Seal, has sold over 50 million albums globally.  Now this iconic voice is tackling timeless songs with a collection of stunning versions of standards. Standards includes hit tracks “Luck Be A Lady” and “It Was A Very Good Year.”

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Angel Olsen - Phases - Jagjaguwar
How do you best describe Angel Olsen? From the lo-fi, sparse folk-melancholy of her 2010 EP, Strange Cacti, to the electrified, polished rock 'n' roll bursting from 2016's beloved and acclaimed MY WOMAN, Olsen has refused to succumb to a single genre, expectation, or vision. Impossible to pin down, Olsen navigates the world with her remarkable, symphonic voice and a propensity for narrative, her music growing into whatever shape best fits to tell the story. Phases is a collection of Olsen's work culled from the past several years, including a number of never-before-released tracks. "Fly On Your Wall," previously contributed to the Bandcamp-only, anti-Trump fundraiser Our First 100 Days, opens Phases, before seamlessly slipping into "Special," a brand new song from the MY WOMAN recording sessions. Both "How Many Disasters" and "Sans" are first-time listens: home-recorded demos that have never been released, leaning heavily on Olsen's arresting croon and lonesome guitar. The B-sides compilation is both a testament to Olsen's enormous musical range and a tidy compilation of tracks that have previously been elusive in one way or another. Balancing tenacity and tenderness, Phases acts as a deep-dive for longtime fans, as well as a fitting introduction to Olsen's sprawling sonics for the uninitiated.

Mickey Hart - Ramu

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Legendary Grateful Dead drummer, solo artist and world music aficionado Mickey Hart releases his 14th solo album - RAMU - on Verve Forecast. RAMU was co-produced by Michal Menert, formerly of Pretty Lights, and features Avey Tare from Animal Collective, Tank from Tank and the Bangas as guest vocalists. In addition to their contributions, RAMU features the incredible Zakir Hussain on tabla, bassist Oteil Burbridge, talking drum master Sikiru Adepoju, guitarist Steve Kimock, multi-instrumentalist Charles Lloyd, and Jason Hann of String Cheese Incident. Recordings of the late Jerry Garcia, the late Babatunde Olatunji, and unreleased field recordings by Alan Lomax also appear on the album.

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Metallica - Master Of Puppets: Remastered [Expanded Edition 3CD] - Blackened Recordings
Master of Puppets was originally released on March 3rd, 1986, on Elektra Records and went on to become the first Metallica album to be certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album has been certified 6x Platinum in the United States and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. In 2016, the album became the first metal album to be added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, an honor granted to works deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. The Expanded Edition includes previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews, live tracks, and a 28-page booklet.

R.E.M. - Automatic For The People: 25th Anniversary Edition - Craft Recordings
Widely considered to be one of the best albums of the 90s, 1992's Automatic For The People features R.E.M.'s iconic hit singles 'Nightswimming,' 'Man on the Moon' and 'Everybody Hurts.' Commemorating the album's 25th Anniversary, this remastered 2CD edition features the full album remastered from the original analog tapes. Housed in a clamshell box, this edition features new liner notes by Tom Doyle who conducted new interviews with all 4 band members. Also included is a full live set, Live At The 40 Watt Club 11/19/92. Performed in R.E.M.'s hometown of Athens, GA, it was the band's only live show that year. Includes a fold out poster and postcard series, featuring photography by Anton Corbijn. Other 25th Anniversary formats available include a Deluxe Edition Boxset (3CD+Blu-ray) and an 180 gram LP.

Pearl Jam - Epic
Pearl Jam have remastered a couple of their albums,  Ten [LP],  Riot Act [LP]Pearl Jam [LP]and Binaural [LP] but if that is not enough for you they have also reissued the singles on 7" vinyl.  World Wide Suicide / Life Wasted [Vinyl Single]I Am Mine / Down [Vinyl Single]Nothing As It Seems / Insignificance [Vinyl Single]Bu$hleaguer / Love Boat Captain [Vinyl Single]Save You / Other Side [Vinyl Single] and Light Years / Soon Forget [Yellow Vinyl Single].






ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Quicksand - Interiors [LP]
Four Tet - New Energy
Ben Folds - Supersunnyspeedgraphic, The LP [2LP]
Elton John - Diamonds [2LP]
Langhorne Slim - Lost At Last Vol. 1 [LP]
Husker Du - Savage Young Du [4LP]
Evanescence - Synthesis
Kutless - Alpha / Omega
Shooter Jennings - Live At Billy Bob's Texas [LP]
Project Mama Earth - Mama Earth
Billy Ray Cyrus - Set The Record Straight
Tears For Fears - Rule The World
Escape-Ism - Introduction To Escape-Ism [LP]
Andrew Bird - Echolocations: River [LP]
Aretha Franklin - Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin With Royal [LP]
Princess Nokia - 1992 Deluxe [LP]
Eric Johnson - Live From Austin, TX [LP]
Peter Oren - Anthropocene [LP]
Charlie Feathers - Best Of The Sun Records Sessions [LP]
Guided By Voices - Live From Austin, TX [LP]
Gregg Kowalsky - L'orange L'orange [10in Vinyl]
Dillon - Kind
Jazz Loves Disney 2: A Kind Of Magic
Childish Gambino - Awaken My Love [LP]





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Sleigh Bells - Kid Kruschev EP
Exploded View - Summer Came Early EP [Vinyl]
Tennis - We Can Die Happy EP [Vinyl]
Morrissey - Spent The Day In Bed / Judy Is A Punk (Live) [Vinyl]
Sinsaenum - Ashes EP
Chris Stapleton - Scarecrow In The Garden
Superchunk - What A Time To Be Alive
Barenaked Ladies - Sunshine










 

 

For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

 

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BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES 26 MAY 2015

BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES 26 MAY 2015

BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES
As part of their Anniversary celebration, Blue Note will issue a series of vinyl reissues every month, one of which you’ll exclusively find first here at your Blue Note Authorized Dealer. 

STREET DATE MAY 26

Hank Mobley Quartet - Hank Mobley Quartet [Blue Note Dealer Exclusive]

HANK MOBLEY QUARTET - Hank Mobley Quartet

Hank Mobley Quartet is the debut album by jazz saxophonist Hank Mobley. Released in 1955 on Blue Note Records, Hank Mobley Quartet (10”) will be reissued on 10” vinyl as part of the Blue Note Authorized Dealer program schedule of releases. Also features Art Blakey. 

Also out on May 26:

Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Vol 1
Grant Green - I Want To Hold Your Hand
Bobby Hutcherson - Components
Elvin Jones - The Ultimate
Medeski, Martin & Wood - End Of The World Party (Just In Case)
Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land

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Record Store Day 2015

Record Store Day 2015

The Big Day you have all been waiting for is happening this Saturday (April 18th) and we know you are all as excited as we are.  As always, there are some great releases this year and if you have not already made your list and etched the artwork in your mind ready for the hunt, you can check out the full list of releases here on our site or of course you can check recordstoreday.com for more details.  Note: We have no guarantee over which releases we will have available and how many, but feel free to contact us to see if we have ordered any particular release.

Of course Record Store Day is not just about the releases, it is a day to celebrate Independent Record Stores and we hope that you will be joining us for the whole day as we will have lots of great celebrations going on.

See you all soon and good luck.

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