Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New Music Releases ~ July 28, 2009

Angus Khan - Black Leather Soul

10 Ft. Gangja Plant - Bush Rock (vinyl)

A-ha - 'Foot Of The Mountain'

Amadou & Mariam - The Magic Couple

Anthem In - The Cloudbusting

Ashley Tisdale - Guilty Pleasure

Bad Secrets - Bad Secrets

Band of Skulls - Baby Darling Doll Face Honey (vinyl)

Bear McCreary - Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 (soundtrack)

Beardfish - Destined Solitaire

Berlin - Greatest Hits (vinyl)

Blur - Midlife: A Beginner's Guide to Blur

Carla Bruni - Quelqu'un M'a Dit (reissue)

Champagne Socialists - Blue Genes [Single]

Cinematic Orchestra - 'Late Night Tales'

Circle Jerks - Golden Shower of Hits (remastered vinyl)

Cornershop - Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast

Dandy Warhols - 'Dandy Warhols Are Sound'

Deee-Lite - The Very Best of Deee-Lite (reissue)

Divine Heresy - Bringer of Plagues

Dogs Die in Hot Cars - Please Describe Yourself

Duke Special - Songs from the Deep Forest (reissue)

Elbow - Asleep in the Back (reissue)

Elbow - Cast of Thousands (reissue)

Elbow - Leaders of the Free World (reissue)

Elvis Presley - From Elvis in Memphis

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood - Live from Madison Square Garden (vinyl)

Eureka - Shackleton's Voyage

Fabolous - Loso's Way

Features - Some Kind of Salvation

Fred Hersch - Fred Hersch Plays Jobim

Gang of Four - Return the Gift (2-CD reissue)

George Thorogood & The Destroyers - The Dirty Dozen

Georgia Anne Muldrow - Umsindo

Howling Bells - Radio Wars

Iggy Pop - Iggy & Ziggy: Cleveland '77 (vinyl)

Indukti - Idmen

Iron Horse - A Boy Named Blue: The Bluegrass Tribute to Goo Goo Dolls

John Adams - Dr. Atomic Symphony/Guide to Strange Places

John Entwistle - Rigor Mortis Sets In (reissue)

John Zorn - O'O

Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (remastered vinyl)

Kevin Hearn - Havana Winter

Kid British - It Was This or Football: First Half

Kieran Kane - Somewhere Beyond the Roses

Kristinia DeBarge - Exposed

Laurent Korcia - Cinema (soundtrack)

Lo Fidelity Allstars - 'Northern Stomp'

Lou Reid & Carolina - My Own Set of Rules

Madness - The Dangermen Sessions, Vol. 1

Master Shortie - 'A.D.H.D'

Melinda Watts - People Get Ready

Merzbow - 13 Japanese Birds, Vol. 7

Michael Jackson - The Stripped Mixes

Morphine - Yes (vinyl reissue)

Neil Young - Mystery Train (reissue)

Neon Horse - Haunted Horse: Songs of Love, Defiance...

Octopus Project - Golden Beds

Opeth - Morningrise (vinyl reissue)

Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse (vinyl reissue)

Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (vinyl)

Owl City - Ocean Eyes (vinyl)

Pisces - A Lovely Sight

Porcupine Tree - Metanoia (reissue)

Radio Dept. - David EP

Reverend & The Makers - 'A French Kiss In The Chaos'

RX Bandits - Mandala

Starflyer 59 - Ghosts of the Past

Stina Nordenstam - The World Is Saved (reissue)

Subhumans - Time Flies/Rats (remastered)

Summer Cats - Songs for Tuesdays (vinyl)

Sun Ra & His Solar Research Arkestra - Helsinki 1971 - Complete Concert

Talking Heads - Rome Concert 1980

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - 103 7?

The Twang - Barney Rubble

Trashcan Sinatras - In the Music

Trevor Hall - Trevor Hall (vinyl)

Ty Segall - Lemons (vinyl)

Was (Not Was) - Boo! (vinyl reissue)

YACHT - See Mystery Lights

Various Artists - New Tales to Tell - A Tribute to Love and Rockets [Digital release]

Various Artists - Adam (soundtrack)

Various Artists - Black Rio, Vol. 2: Original Samba Soul 1968-1981 (vinyl)

Various Artists - Funny People (soundtrack)

Various Artists - Putumayo Kids Presents: Picnic Playground

Various Artists - Putumayo Presents: Brazilian Cafe

Various Artists - The Boat That Rocked (soundtrack)

Various Artists - We're Gonna Change the World! The 60's Chicago Garage Sound of Quill Productions (vinyl)

Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones Box Set (13-CD box set)

Music News & Notes

Michael Jackson autobiography to be reprinted

Late singer's 1988 memoirs to be issued later this year

Michael Jackson's 1988 autobiography 'Moonwalk' is set to be reprinted later this year.

The rights to the book have been bought by Heinemann publishers in the UK and Harmony Books in the USA and Canada.

The reprint will be released in late October, reports the Montreal Gazette.

The reprint will feature a newly-written introduction by what publisher Random House, of which Harmony is an imprint, described as a "figure close to Jackson."

Maybe one of the Jackson's was right, he may be worth more to them dead.....

A number of reports have come out that Dr. Conrad Murray had been regularly injecting Jackson with the highly potent drug Propofol, including the night before his death. The problem is that the drug is only meant as an anesthetic and not as a regular cure for poor sleep. So, who, and why now become the story and yet the confusion and sadness will remain with all MJ's fans and family....


Rarest Apple 45 sells for record price on eBay

One of the rarest Apple label 45s has just sold for an all time record price on eBay. A "thick" vinyl version ("thick" term was normally used for radio promotion as compared to the commercial copy which was on a thinner vinyl)of Apple 8 "King of Fuh"/"Nobody Knows" by Brute Force recently sold for £4,888 ($8,063) to an unnamed bidder. EMI would not distribute the 45, over objections from John Lennon, and most of the 2,000 commercial copies that were circulated were given out or sold by mail order.

For More of the story: Beatles News


Apple and the LP

Apple and the four major record labels are reportedly collaborating on a project to boost album sales on iTunes. The move is an attempt to reinvigorate the album format, which has seen steadily decreasing sales since digital downloads took off.

The Financial Times says Apple is working with EMI, Warner, Sony and Universal to develop more appealing album download bundles under the codename 'cocktail.' The bundles will include additional content such as interactive booklets, sleeve notes and lyrics.

The per-track sales model on the iTunes store is blamed for contributing to the fall-off in album sales as digital downloads replace physical formats. Album sales in the US fell 14% last year, according to Nielsen. An executive close to the deal tell the FT that the new scheme is about 'recreating the heyday of the album when you would sit around with your friends looking at the artwork, while you listened to the music.'

Here's a novel approach....Why Not Release The Music As It Was Intended To Be- ON VINYL!!


New Michelle Branch Music

Michelle Branch will return with "Everything Comes and Goes," her first solo album in six years, in the fall. The first single “Sooner or Later” will make its iTunes premiere today and hit the radio on August 11th.


Michael Jackson Tops UK Album Charts For 5th Week

Michael Jackson topped the UK album charts for the 5th straight week with the greatest hits collection The Essential Michael Jackson. No other album has topped the UK album chart for so long this year.

Jackson didn’t just get the top spot, he also had five of the top 20 and ten of the top 50. 1982’s Thriller came in at #7 and 1979’s Off the Wall came in at #12.

He also had the #16 UK single with “Man in the Mirror” which was on Jackson’s 1987 album, Bad. “Man in the Mirror” peaked at #2 in the weeks immediately following Jackson’s death.


Bruce Springsteen 'Set To Play Dedicated 'Born To Run' Concert'

It's being reported that Bruce Springsteen will play his 1975 album 'Born To Run' in its entirety at a forthcoming show in Chicago. The gig, on September 20, is one of two shows Springsteen is set to play at the United Center as part of his US tour.

A source close to the singer confirmed to Rolling Stone that only the one show would be dedicated to 'Born To Run.'

The album is widely regarded as Springsteen's landmark release and was last performed in its entirety at a fundraising gig in New Jersey last year.

Springsteen is currently touring in support of his latest album 'Working On A Dream.'