Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New Music Releases – October 13, 2009

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Ah Holly Fam'ly - Reservoir (vinyl)
Andrew Bird - Anonanimal (vinyl)
Andrew Jackson Jihad - Can't Maintain (vinyl)
Anti-Pop Consortium - Fluorescent Black
Aretha Franklin - This Christmas
Bad Lieutenant - Never Cry Another Tear
Baroness - Blue Record
Barzin - Notes To An Absent Lover
Bear in Heaven - Beast Rest Forth Mouth
Beaten Awake - Thunder$troke
Bell Horses: This Loves Last Time
Black Feelings - Black Feelings
BOAT - Setting the Paces
Bob Dylan - Christmas In The Heart
Bowling For Soup - Sorry For Partyin'
Brian Setzer Orchestra - Songs from Lonely Avenue (vinyl)
Broadcast & the Focus Group - Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age
Buddy Wakefield - Live at the Typer Cannon Grand
Built To Spill - There Is No Enemy (2-LP vinyl & CD)
Can - Inner Space (vinyl reissue)
CANT/Arthur Russell split 7″
Carolyn Mark - Let's Just Stay Here (vinyl)
Chinese Stars - Heaven on Speed Dial
Chita Rivera - And Now I Sing
Coma - Crystal 12″
Connie Talbot - Holiday Magic
David Archuleta - Christmas From The Heart
Dead By Sunrise - Out Of Ashes
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien - Parallel Uni-Verses
Devendra Banhart - Baby (vinyl)
Digital Leather - Warm Brother
Echo and the Bunnymen - The Fountain
Editors - Papillon
Ellen Allien - Lover (vinyl)
Engineers - Three Fact Fader
Erin McKeown - Hundreds of Lions
Fanfarlo - Reservoir
Five For Fighting - Slice
Flaming Lips - Embryonic
Forro in the Dark - Light a Candle
Ghostface Killah - Ghostdini, The Wizard of Poetry (green vinyl)
Godflesh - Pure/Cold World [3xCD reissue]
Grant Lee Phillips - Little Moon (vinyl)
Grooms - Rejoicer
Hall & Oates - Do What You Want, Be What You Are/The Music of Daryl Hall & John Oates (4-CD box set)
Har Mar Superstar v- Dark Touches
Harper Simon - Harper Simon
Heavy Trash - Midnight Soul Serenade
Hi Red Center - Assemble
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs - Devil Do
Hudson Mohawke - Butter

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Imaad Wasif - The Voidist (vinyl)
J Dilla - Dillanthology 3 [Rapster]
Jack Bruce & Robin Trower - Seven Moons Live
Jackson 5 - Ultimate Christmas Collection
James McMurtry - Live in Europe (vinyl)
Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3 (vinyl)
Jerry Garcia - Hooteroll?
Joan Baez - How Sweet The Sound (DVD) (CD & DVD)
Jodis - Secret House
Joe Gideon & the Shark - Harum Scarum (vinyl)
Kaito - Trust
Lackthereof - A Retrospective 1998-2008 or I Was a Christian
Lady Gaga - Paparazzi: The Remixes (vinyl)
Leaves Eyes, "Njord" (Napalm)
Lightning Bolt - Earthly Delights
Linda Eder – Soundtrack
Little Girls - Concepts (vinyl)
Little Wings - Wonder City (Knw-Yr-Own)(reissue)
Los Lonely Boys - 1969 [EP]
Lostprophets - It's Not the End of the World-But I Can See It From Here
Luciano - Tribute to the Sun
Majority Rule - Interviews with David (CD/LP reissue)
Mario - D.N.A.
Michael Buble - Crazy Love
Modeselektor - Body Language, Vol. 8 (vinyl)
Monsters Of Folk - Monsters Of Folk (vinyl & digital download)
Mum - Prophecies and Reversed Memories (vinyl)
MV&EE - Barn Nova
Neil Diamond - A Cherry Cherry Christmas
Nellie McKay - Normal as Blueberry Pie, A Tribute to Doris Day (vinyl)
Nels Cline & G.E. Stinson - Elevating Device
Neon Indian - Psychic Charms
Nick Cave - Nick Cave's Jukebox
Nihill - Grond
Olafur Arnalds - Found Sounds
Peanut Butter Wolf - 45 Live 7″ Box Set
Piano Magic - Ovations (vinyl)
Raincoats - The Raincoats (vinyl reissue)
Rick Wakeman - The Six Wives Of Henry VIII: Live At Hampton Court Palace
Roots - How I Got Over
Roxette - Crash! Boom! Bang! (remastered with bonus track)
Roxette - Have A Nice Day (remastered with bonus track)
Roxette - Joyride (remastered with bonus track)
Roxette - Look Sharp! (remastered with bonus track)
Roxette - Pearls Of Passion (remastered with bonus track)
Roxette - Room Service (remastered with bonus track)
Roxette - Tourism (remastered with bonus track)
Say Anything - Say Anything
Shakira - She Wolf
Shelley Short - Cave a Canoo
Small Black: Small Black
Snoop Dogg - The Lost Sessions, Vol. 1
Sole and the Skyrider Band - Plastique
Spider Bags - Teenage Eyes” 7″
Sugarland - Gold and Green
Summer Set - Love Like This
Temper Trap - Conditions
Thao With the Get Down Stay Down - Know Better Learn Faster (vinyl)
The Fauns -The Fauns
The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
The Heavy - The House That Dirt Built
The Paper Chase - Someday This Could All Be Yours, Vol. 1 (vinyl)
The Units - History of the Units: The Early Years: 1977-1983
Think About Life - Family
Thomas Function - In the Valley of Sickness (vinyl)
Those Who Lie Beneath - An Awakening
Tinariwen - Imidiwan: Companions
Various Artists - Putumayo Presents: A Family Christmas
Various Artists - Soundtrack 90210
Various Artists - The Ultimate Motown Christmas Collection
Various Artists - Tumbele: Biguine, Afro and Latin Sounds from the French Caribbean, 1963-1974
Vijay Iyer Trio - Historicity
Viva Voce - Rose City (vinyl)
W.A.S.P. - Babylon
Warpaint - Exquisite Corpse EP
Widespread Panic - Montreal '97
Yoga - Megafauna

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Music News & Notes

Uriah Heep Offer Limited Edition Celebration Artwork

Uriah Heep are offering fans the opportunity to buy one of just 300 prints of the artwork for new album Celebration.

These have been created by the artist, Ioannis, and measure 18 inches x 24 inches. Unframed, each is numbered and signed by Ioannis and all of the band. In addition, there are also 60 prints available of the alternative cover for the album, which is now part of the CD artwork. These have been numbered and signed by the artist.

The first 25 people to order one of the album prints will also get one of the alternative cover prints, plus a pencil drawing done as preparation for the final artwork, again signed by Ioannis. The next 35 fans will get the two prints.


Uncle Tupelo's 'Anodyne' sees vinyl release in November

Finding Uncle Tupelo albums on vinyl is no easy task, and it's anyone's guess why Sony Legacy didn't include the LP format when it reissued the band's first three records in 2003.

Uncle Tupelo's last album, 1993's "Anodyne," was never released on vinyl in the first place, and Warner Bros. also skipped a wax pressing in 2003 when it reissued the album many fans regard as the band's best work.

They're rectifying that oversight.

In conjunction with Rhino, Warner Bros. releases "Anodyne" on 180-gram vinyl Nov. 24, according to ordering information on the label's press B2B. (Note to Warner marketing copywriters: the original drummer was Mike Heidorn, not "Heldorn." The other core members, of course, were Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy.)


Jawbox reunites for late-night TV appearance, album reissue

Jawbox will mark the reissue of their album "For Your Own Special Sweetheart" with a Dec. 8 appearance on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," according to a press release. The performance will be the DC post-punk icons' first of any kind in 12 years.

Originally released by Atlantic Records in 1994, "For Your Own Special Sweetheart" has been remastered and will be re-released Nov. 24 on CD and vinyl. The new version will include three additional tracks that appeared on a 1994 EP.

Jawbox, which played its first show opening for Fugazi in 1989, released two albums for the Dischord label before signing with Atlantic. "For Your Own Special Sweetheart" is widely considered to showcase the band at its peak.

There has been no word as to possible tour plans following the album reissue and the Jimmy Fallon appearance.


R.I.P. Blue Cheer's Dickie Peterson

Dickie Peterson, frontman for the hugely influential San Francisco power trio Blue Cheer, died at home in Germany this morning, as Blabbermouth reports and Blue Cheer's publicist confirms. No cause of death has been reported yet, though Blabbermouth believes he suffered from cancer. Peterson was 61.

On late-60s albums like Vincebus Eruptum and Outsideinside, Blue Cheer perfected a form of thudding, riff-heavy psychedelic rock rooted in a primordial blues lurch. The band landed on the top 40 with a scraggly cover of Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues", but their real impact wouldn't be felt for years. In the decades that followed, echoes of the band's stoned, simplistic roar would resonate in metal, punk, and grunge. Peterson's bored snarl and murky bass crunch, in particular, served as a stylistic bridge between mid-60s garage rock and early metal bands like Blue Cheer contemporaries Black Sabbath.

Blue Cheer broke up in the early 70s, but the band reformed to tour and record at various points over the years.


Pulp Reissues to Hit U.S.

American Pulp fans looking to fill out their Britpop collection while avoiding import CD prices can rejoice. Three Pulp classics-- 1994's His 'n' Hers, 1995's Different Class, and 1998's This Is Hardcore-- are being re-released in the U.S. November 17 via Universal, according to a Billboard report. The deluxe editions-- featuring B-sides, demos and notes by Jarvis Cocker-- have been available in the UK since 2006.


Paul McCartney Unveils Tracklisting For New Live Album Recorded at Citi Field

Paul McCartney has unveiled the tracklisting for his new live album and DVD, 'Good Evening New York City'.

The album, released on November 23, was recorded during the former Beatle's three-night residency at Citi Field, Queens in July.

The 33 tracks include hits from Sir Paul's solo career, as well as his Beatles and Wings back catalogues.

The DVD footage was filmed using 15 high-definition cameras, while 75 audience members were also given Flip Cams.

Sir Paul's concerts in July marked the official opening of Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.

They were also a return of sorts for the singer, who played at the baseball team's former home, the Shea Stadium, with the Beatles in 1965.

The tracklisting for 'Good Evening New York City' is as follows:

Disc 1 -

'Drive My Car'
'Only Mama Knows'
'Flaming Pie'
'Got To Get You Into My Life'
'Let Me Roll It'
'The Long And Winding Road'
'My Love'
'Here Today'
'Dance Tonight'
'Calico Skies'
'Mrs Vandebilt'
'Eleanor Rigby'
'Sing The Changes'
'Band On The Run'

Disc 2 -

'Back In The USSR'
'I’m Down'
'I’ve Got A Feeling'
'Paperback Writer'
'A Day In The Life'/'Give Peace A Chance'
'Let It Be'
'Live And Let Die'
'Hey Jude'
'Day Tripper'
'Lady Madonna'
'I Saw Her Standing There'
'Helter Skelter'
'Get Back'
'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band'/'The End'

This Date In Music History-October 13


Paul Simon (1942)

Robert Lamm - Chicago (1944)

Sammy Hagar - Montrose/Van Halen (1947)

John Ford Coley - England Dan & John Ford Coley (1948)

Simon Nicol - Fairport Convention (1950)

Marie Osmond (1959) .

Zak Starkey (1965)

Carlos MarĂ­n - Il Divo (1968)

Ashanti Douglas (1980)

They Are Missed:

Shirley Brickley, a founding member of the Orlons, died of gunshot wounds in 1977. She was 32. The Philadelphia-based R&B group had a number of top 40 hits in the early 1960s.

TV host Ed Sullivan died in 1974. Leader of the Ed Sullivan Singers and Orchestra. Introduced The Beatles and other UK acts to America via his Ed Sullivan TV show, from New York City, which ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, on CBS every Sunday night at 8pm. The Beatles appearance on February 9th 1964 is considered a milestone in American pop culture and the beginning of the British Invasion in music. The broadcast drew an estimated 73 million viewers.

B-52’s guitarist Ricky Wilson died in 1985 at age 32 of complications resulting from AIDS.

In 2001, Australian singer songwriter Peter Doyle died of throat cancer aged 52. Solo artist and a member of The New Seekers. Scored the hits, ‘What Have They Done To My Song Ma’, ‘Never Ending Song of Love’ and ‘I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing’ with The New Seekers.


The Four Preps, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby all appeared on a CBS television special in 1957 to introduce the brand new Edsel automobile.

Frank Sinatra started a five-week run at #1 on the US album chart in 1958 with 'Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely'.

In 1958, a Billboard featurette on the Teddy Bears notes "18 year old Phil Spector, who wrote and arranged their hit 'To Know Him is to Love Him,' is studying to be a court reporter."

In 1963, the Beatles appeared on BBC's "Sunday Night at the Palladium." Thousand of fans jammed the streets adjacent to the theater. It's the first demonstration of Beatlemania as many of the fans battle with police to get into the theater. The group's television appearance was witnesses by 15 million British viewers.

The Who recorded "My Generation," at Pye studios, London in 1965.

In 1965, recording at Abbey Road studios for the album Rubber Soul, The Beatles begin and complete "Drive My Car" in four takes plus overdubs.

Janis Joplin's ashes were scattered off the coast of California in 1970.

Don McLean's "American Pie" album was released in 1971.

The Rolling Stones started a four week run at #1 on the US album chart with "Goats Head Soup," the group's fourth US #1.

In 1975, Neil Young undergoes surgery in Los Angeles. An "object" is scraped from his vocal chords, which had been bothering him. Although he's back in the studio rather quickly, Young is hampered by the setback and bows out midway during his 1976 tour with Stephen Stills because of the strain on his voice. I guess they never fixed it.

In 1979, The Guinness Book of Records claimed Paul McCartney (with and without John Lennon) was the most successful composer of all time.

AC/DC position themselves as the heirs to Led Zeppelin with Back in Black, which turns platinum on this date in 1980. The albums makes it up to #4.

Stevie Wonder started a three week run at #1 in 1984 with 'I Just Called To Say I Love You', his 7th US #1, also #1 in the UK.

In 1992, the San Francisco board of supervisors votes to rename the San Francisco Civic Auditorium after rock promoter Bill Graham, who'd been killed a year earlier in a helicopter crash.

Also in 1992, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the families of two teenage suicide victims could not sue Ozzy Osbourne for allegedly inspiring their sons to kill themselves through the song "Suicide Solution."

The Crossroads Center in Antigua, a $6.5 million addiction recovery center underwritten by Eric Clapton, opened in 1998. The center offers an intensive 29-day recovery program for $9,000. Those who can't pay are expected to work off the debt after treatment. Clapton says he'll offer his experience and will work directly with patients from time to time.

In 2004, the US Internal Revenue Service charged 63-year-old Ronald Isley, lead singer of the Isley Brothers, with tax evasion for failing to report income from royalties and performances by the band between 1997 and 2002. He was later found guilty and sentenced to three years in prison.

The Flaming Lips issue “Embryonic,” their 12th album - 8th on the Warner Bros. imprint in 2009.