Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Music Releases - August 24, 2010

Here are the latest releases for this week.  Lot's to choose from - Collecting Vinyl Records Blog Picks Are In Red.

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!!! - Strange Weather Isn't It (Vinyl)
A-Ha - 25: Very Best of
Abe Vigoda - Throwing Shade b/w Vivid
Abner Trio - Giant Crushes You
Antidote - Thou Shalt Not Kill (reissue)
Antony And The Johnsons - Thank You Your Love EP (Vinyl)
Apocalyptica - 7th Symphony
Archie Bell & the Drells - Dance Your Troubles
Atlantic at Pacific - Weddings
Audience - John Peel Session: April 7, 1972
Babe Ruth - Bob Harris Session:: February 18, 1973
Babe Ruth - Bob Harris Session: January 2, 1973
Babe Ruth - Jon Peel Session: August 2, 1973
Back Ted N-Ted - The Mirror
Bad City - Welcome to the Wasteland
Barb - Barb
Barbara Lynn - It Ain't No Good to Be Good (2 CDs)
Barclay James Harvest - Bob Harris Session: July 5, 1973
Barclay James Harvest - Bob Harris Session: March 15, 1973

Bill Baird -  Silence  (Vinyl)

Blind Guardian - At the Edge of Time
Bonded By BLood - Exiled To Earth
Boxer Rebellion - Exits (reissue)
Brad Laner - Natural Selections (Vinyl)
Brenda Lee - Songs of Inspiration

Bruce Springsteen - Collection 1973-1984 (7-CD box set) Buy Springsteen Music Here

Caitlin Rose - Own Side Now
Capstan Shafts - Revelation Skirts
Cass Elliot - Cass Elliot / Road Is No Place for a Lady / Don't Call
Challengers - Go Sidewalk Surfing (Vinyl)
Charlie Landsborough - Still Can't Say Goodbye/Once in a While (2 CDs)
Charlie Musselwhite - The Well
Chipmunks - Christmas With The Chipmunks
Circle Pit - Bruise Constellation (Vinyl)
City Of Fire - City of Fire
Coil Sea - Coil Sea (Vinyl)
Cotton Jones - Tall Hours in the Glowstream (Vinyl)
Dan Mangan - Nice, Nice, Very Nice

Dandy Warhols - The Capitol Years: 1995-2007 Buy Dandy Warhols Here

The Capitol Years 1995-2007 features the best fourteen Dandy Warhol tracks (from, um, when they were on Capitol Records, between 1995 and 2007) compiled together for the first time, plus a brand new track, "This Is the Tide," recorded specifically for this release!

Dashing Suns - Really Like You

Dead Confederate - Sugar (Vinyl) Buy Dead Confederate Here

Winter storms are punishingly cold and uncomfortable, but are an important source of water for spring growth. Likewise for Dead Confederate, the series of New Jersey blizzards that besieged the recording of sophomore album Sugar (a reference to the record snowfall) also heralded growth from the darker, somber realm of their critically acclaimed Wrecking Ball. With an evolving approach and focused, streamlined sound, and a guest appearance from Dinosaur Jr. frontman J. Mascis, Sugar explores new styles beyond the aching, bleak psychadelia of the debut.

Deception Of A Ghost - Speak Up, You’re Not Alone
Denice Williams - Song Bird
Don Omar - Meet the Orphans
Dylan LeBlanc - Paupers Field (Vinyl)
Eels - Tomorrow Morning
Efterklang - Parades/Under Giant Trees (reissue)
Efterklang - Tripper/Springer (reissue)
Electric Light Orchestra - Live: The Early Years [dvd]

Elvis Presley - G.I. Blues (Vinyl) G.I. Blues

Elvis Presley - Girl Happy (Vinyl)
Elvis Presley - Girls! Girls! Girls! (Vinyl)
Elvis Presley - Viva Las Vegas (Vinyl)

Fantasia - Back to Me
Fennesz. Daniel. Buck - Knoxville (Vinyl)
Fitz & the Tantrums: Pickin' Up the Pieces (Vinyl)
Foxymorons - Bible Stories
Frank Sinatra - A Man Alone
Frank Sinatra - Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River and Other Academy Award Winners
Frank Sinatra - The World We Knew
Frank Sinatra - Trilogy: Past, Present, Future (2 CDs)
Game - The R.E.D. Album
Gary Lewis - Listen
Goldmund - Famous Places

Grass Widow - Past Time (Vinyl) Past Time

Guess Who - Artificial Paradise
Harry Belafonte - Best of
Heatwave - Current
Helmet - Seeing Eye Dog
Henry Mancini - Essential (2 CDs)
Hototogisu - Floating Japanese Oof Gardens of the 21st Century
Imbogodom - Metallic Year
Ion Dissonance - Cursed
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Hawk (Vinyl)
JJ Grey - Georgia Warhorse
JP, Chrissie and The Fairground Boys - Fidelity!
James Blackshaw - All Is Falling (Vinyl)
Jeremy Camp - We Cry Out: The Worship Project
Jerge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin - Je T'Aime Moi Non (Vinyl)
Jerry Cole - Hot Rod Dance Party (Vinyl)
Jimmie Rodgers - Sings Folk Songs / At Home with Jimmie Rodgers
Jimmie Rodgers - Twilight on The Trail / When The Spirit Moves You
Jimmy & David Ruffin - I Am My Brother's Keeper
Joe Diffie - Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album
John Zorn: Filmworks Xxiv - Nobel Prizewinner
Johnny Bristol - Bristol's Creme
Johnny Bristol - Strangers
Johnny Thunders - Sticks & Stones: Lost Album (Vinyl)
Jon Langford & Skull Orchard - Old Devils (Vinyl)
Julie Brown - Trapped in the Body of a White Girl
Kataklysm - Heaven’s Venom

Kate Bush - Aerial (2 CDs) Aerial

Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Kim Wilde - Lights Down Low (Single)
King Sunny Ade - Synchro System / Aura

Klaxons - Echoes Echoes

LaVern Baker - Saved
Land of Talk - Cloak and Cipher (Vinyl)
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - Folk Songs of Our Land / Hard Travelin'

Limes - Rhinestone River (Vinyl) Buy The Limes Here

VINYL FORMAT. Memphis is home to several of rock's most endearingly off-kilter rock storytellers, from Jim Dickinson to Jeffrey Evans to Ross Johnson. To that list, one can now add Shawn Cripps, leader of The Limes. On the band's debut full-length, Rhinestone River, Cripps retains the musical talents of Harlan T. Bobo, who previously helped on The Limes' "Rock 'n' Roll Heart" single. Bobo's hypnotic keyboards perfectly complement Cripps's gritty guitar work and vocals, particularly on "Sounds Like a Shimmy." Rhinestone River also features contributions by Memphis scene stalwarts Ross Johnson, Paul Buchignani (Afghan Whigs, Bobo's backing band), Alicja Trout (Lost Sounds, River City Tanlines) and Bruce Saltmarsh ('68 Comeback, Porch Ghouls). The title track, with its wobbly gait and lyrics like "Sitting on this barstool, sweating the rhinestone river," can induce secondhand drunkenness in anyone within earshot. "Rhinestone River" is the closest an American band has gotten to the pickled poetry of the Country Teasers. The momentum and melody of "Bottom of the Hole" unfurl like the narrative thrust of a bourbon-soaked anecdote at two in the morning. The album's crown jewel is the closing track, "Last Year." Cater-cornered rock guitars and Cripps's talkin' vocal style build up to a woozy climax that culminates in a feral "woo-hoo." Like the other great songs on Rhinestone River, it threatens to fall apart several times but Cripps, with a little help from his friends and his engaging personality, holds it all together.

Little Big Town - The Reason Why
Magic Kids - Memphis (Vinyl)
Main Ingredient - Tasteful Soul / Bitter Sweet
Malevolent Creation - Invidious Dominion
Manowar - Sign of the Hammer (Vinyl)
Manowar - Thunder In The Sky
Margaret Cho - Cho Dependent (Vinyl)
Marillion - Anoraknophobia
Marty Stuart - Ghost Train (The Studio B Sessions)
Michael Henderson - In the Night-Time

Mirah - Gone Are All the Days (Vinyl) Buy Mirah Here

VINYL FORMAT. When it first appeared on (a)spera in 2009, the first solo album from Mirah since 2004, "Gone Are All the Days" was a song of sorrow with a little swing and a bit of hope. Live performances of the track took the swing and added a disco beat; an energetic pulse that alleviates sadness with glittery energy and an empowered delivery. When unwrapped, this 12" single comes in four parts: a studio recording ("Disco Beat") including a newly constructed musical arrangement featuring a punchy bassline, a sly guitar, bongos, viola and a re-recorded vocal performance by Mirah; an isolated instrumental track; an additional dance remix by Christopher Doulgeris of Hooliganship; and an a capella vocal track. These "Days" are brighter, and the future is happening already. Be a part of it.

Mogwai - Burning / Special Moves (2-LP vinyl & DVD)
My City Burning - Lone Wolves
Neil Hamburger - Hot February Night (Vinyl)
Never Shout Never - Harmony
Nice - Diamond Hard Blue Apples of the Moon (2 CDs)
Nick Drake - Digital Box Set
Night Ranger - Authorized Bootleg - Live Marquette, Michigan 8/8/94
Nils Lofgrin - I Came to Dance
No Age - Glitter (Vinyl)
Pale Sketcher - Jesu: Pale Sketches Demixed (Vinyl)
Paper Bird - When the River Took Flight
Paul Collins - King Of Power Pop!
Pixies - Acoustic & Electric Live (Blu-ray dvd)

Ra Ra Riot - The Orchard (Vinyl) Buy Ra Ra Riot Here

VINYL FORMAT. Ra Ra Riot's debut full-length, The Rhumb Line, was released in the summer of 2008, and it brought with it some beautiful and sparkly ruminations on the fragile things in life (namely life, death and love) and much critical praise. The band retreated to a country property in upstate New York to write and record, and now announce The Orchard. Anticipation is feverish for new music, and the new album is an incredibly self-assured step for the band, delivering both hook-laden pop jams like first single "Boy" and the new-but-familiar-to-live-audiences 'Too Dramatic," and ruminative slow-burns like the Anton Chekov/Kate Bush-inspired "The Orchard" and album-closer "Keep It Quiet."

Randy Travis - I'll Fly Away
Revolver - Music For A While
Rhythm Rockers - Soul Surfin (Vinyl)
Ricky Skaggs - Mosaic
Ronnie Earl - Spread the Love
Royal Trux - Cats and Dogs
S. Carey - All We Grow
Santana - Ultimate Collection, Volume 1
Sarah Jezebel Deva - A Sign of Sublime

Sex Pistols - The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (reissue with poster) Great Rock 'N Roll Swindle (Limited Edition)

Sixpence None the Richer - Strange Conversation
Slowdive - Just for a Day (remastered with bonus CD)
Slowdive - Pygmalion (remastered with bonus CD)
Slowdive - Souvlaki (remastered with bonus CD)
Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People EP
Surgeon - Fabric 53
Tavares - New Directions
Tears Run Rings - Distance
The Bodies Obtained - I Cry When You Cry
The Chap - Even Your Friend (Vinyl)
The Devil Wears Prada - Zombie Ferret Music
The Doozer - Great Explorers (Vinyl)
The Heads - Relaxing With The Heads
The Intelligence - Males (Vinyl)
The Showdown - Blood In The Gears
The Sword - Warp Riders
The Tallest Man on Earth - Shallow Grave (reissue)
The Tallest Man on Earth - The Tallest Man on Earth EP (reissue)
Three Degrees - New Dimensions

Todd Rundgren - For Lack of Honest Work (3 CDs) For Lack of Honest Work

Tony Joe White - That On the Road Look (Rhino Handmade)
Trigger the Bloodshed - Degenerate
Trumans Water - O Zeta Zunis (Vinyl)
Usher - Versus
Various Artists - 12-Inch 80's Classics (3 CDs)
Various Artists - A Complete Introduction to Disco (4 CDs)
Various Artists - Anthology 1963-1964 (2 LPs) (Vinyl)
Various Artists - Going the Distance (soundtrack)
Various Artists - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Vinyl)
Various Artists - Sehorn's Soul Farm

Vaselines - Sex With An X (Vinyl) Sex with an X

Venetian Snares - My So-Called Life
Vicki Sue Robinson - Half And Half
Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Rivers
Yair Yona - Remember (reissue)

New Music releases are put together from a variety of online sources by Robert Benson - http://collectingvinylrecords.blogspot.com  

Have new music for the list? Email me at rbenson30@wi.rr.com  

New Jazz Releases - Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Andrew Lamb - New Orleans Suite
Andrew Lamb / Tri - New Orleans Suite
Another Hour In The Ember Lounge - Another Hour In The Ember Lounge
Bomonstre - O Saisons O Trombones
Casey Golden Trio - Clarity
Charnett Moffett - Treasure
Cinema Cafe - Cinema Cafe Vol. 1-Cinema Cafe
Dave Douglas - Spark Of Being: Expand
Dave Douglas & Keystone - Spark Of Being: Expand
Gabriele Coen - Awakening
Gabriele Coen - Jewish Experience: Awakening
Hankus Netsky - Fables
Hercule Poirot Coffret 6 - Hercule Poirot Coffret 6
Jeff Berlin - High Standards
JJ Grey - Georgia Warhorse
John Coltrane - Definitive John Coltrane On Prestige & Riverside
Kif Kif - La Descendance De L'Homme
Lena Horne - Essential Lena Horne: The Rca Years
Marcio Faraco - Ciranda
Marsalis Family - Music Redeems: A Live Recording To Benefit
Marsalis Family - Music Redeems
Marty Ehrlich / Hankus Netsky - Fables
Metropole Orchestra - 54
Philippe Sarde - Le Choc J'Epouse Une Ombre
Polly Bergen / Martha Raye - Little Girl Blue
PRASANNA - Raga Bop Trio
R.A.F. Dance Orchest - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Sonny Rollins - Definitive Sonny Rollins On Prestige, Riverside, And Contemporary
Steve Smith - Raga Bop Trio
Thelonious Monk - Definitive Thelenious Monk On Prestige & Riverside
Thelonious Monk - Monk*Thelonious-Brilliant Corners
Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane - At Reeves Sound Studios In Nyc
Vivian Buczek - Dedication To My Giants
WD-41 Willie Oteri and Dave Laczko with Dino J. A. Deane and Scott Amendola - WD-41+2 Temi per Cinema

Marty Paich - I Get A Boot Out Of You

New release information provided by www.allaboutjazz.com  The Upcoming Release Center at allaboutjazz.com is the most comprehensive new release listing for jazz music on the internet.
The information is updated biweekly by John Kelman

Music News & Notes

Film School's to Release New Record

Film School's fourth studio album, Fission, will be out next week, August 31 on Hi Speed Soul. CD and LP pre-order copies will be signed by the band and a digital copy will be emailed immediately. The LPs are limited edition clear vinyl (only 500 made) with a free MP3 download of the album.


Film School is also prepping for a nice big September/October tour, which includes a string of shows with The Depreciation Guild. Dates are below. Let me know if you'd like to cover any of them...or if you'd like a copy of Fission.

Sept 19 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
Sept 20 – Tucson, AZ - Plush
Sept 22 – Dallas, TX – The Nightmare
Sept 23 – Austin, TX – The Parish
Sept 24 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
Sept 25 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sept 27 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506

with The Depreciation Guild:
Sept 28 – Washington, DC – DC9
Sept 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Sept 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
Oct 01 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Oct 02 – Cambridge, MA – TT The Bears
Oct 03 – Montreal, QC, Canada – Pop Montreal at Casa Del Popolo
Oct 04 – Toronto, ON, Canada – El Mocambo
Oct 06 – St Louis, MO – Firebird
Oct 07 – Newport, KY – Southgate House
Oct 08 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
Oct 09 – Milwaukee, WI – The Cactus Club
Oct 10 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Oct 11 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room w/ The Depreciation Guild
Oct 12 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive
Oct 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Oct 15 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
Oct 16 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

with Love Like Fire
Oct 19 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Oct 20 – Santa Cruz – The Crepe Place
Oct 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

"'Heart Full of Pentagons' showcases a shift in sound as bassist Lorelei Plotczyk contributes vocals...It's a 'good, messy' story and a tease of what's more to come." - AOL Spinner

"Hearing Plotczyk and Bertens harmonize through a warm cloud of reverb while a 4/4 pulse and cascading, fuzzy guitars envelope the air around convinces us that loosening the reigns was definitely the right decision." - Magnet Magazine

"A great album from start to finish - 4/5" - Baeble Music

"('Heart Full of Pentagons')...a wistfully epic Stars-esque burner"
- Brooklyn Vegan




BUSH Frontman To Perform With CARLOS SANTANA

BUSH singer/songwriter/guitarist Gavin Rossdale is scheduled to perform with guitar legend Carlos Santana this Wednesday, August 25 in Vegas for an event to celebrate the Santana's new album, "Guitar Heaven…The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time." Rossdale, who makes a guest appearance on the LP, will join Santana for a new rendition of the T.REX hit "Bang A Gong".

"Guitar Heaven…The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time" arrives in stores September 21.

Later this fall, BUSH will release "Everything Always Now" (Interscope), the band's first new studio album in nine years. The CD was produced by Bob Rock (METALLICA, AEROSMITH).


GIBSON To Reproduce Classic RANDY RHOADS Les Paul Guitar

The 1974 Les Paul Custom guitar that Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads played on the classic albums "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Diary of a Madman" has been one of the most requested reissues ever, according to Gibson.com. The Gibson Custom Shop has announced the release of this legendary axe. In collaboration with the Rhoads family, the Jackson Custom Shop built 60 exact replicas of the first Randy Rhoads Jackson guitar, often referred to as the Concorde. More information will be made available soon.

According to TheMusicZoo.com, Randy's tribute model is a direct replica of his original 1980 Jackson asymmetrical V-shaped guitar that he personally designed. He intended to call this body style the Concorde and it is widely regarded as the "first pointy guitar." The original guitar had been kept at the Rhoads family music school since his death, and they say it had not been out of the case in over 20 years.

In 1982, Rhoads, the then-lead guitarist for OZZY OSBOURNE, and two others were killed at Flying Baron Estates, just outside Leesburg, Florida, when their small plane struck Osbourne's tour bus, then crashed into a mansion.


International Superstar Annie Lennox Signs With Universal Music Group (UMG) for Worldwide Recording Agreement

Initial Release 'A Christmas Cornucopia' In-Stores on November 22, 2010

LOS ANGELES, Aug 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally renowned recording artist, songwriter and musician Annie Lennox has signed with Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, for a long-term worldwide recording agreement.

As one of the world's most successful and critically-acclaimed British female artists in pop music history, Ms. Lennox will release her brand new album, "A Christmas Cornucopia," on November 22nd through Island Records UK and Decca Records in the US and the rest of the world.

The album features Ms. Lennox's unique and personal interpretations of some of her favorite Christmas carols as well as a completely new, and wonderful, original composition entitled, "Universal Child."

"I'm absolutely delighted to be working with Island Records on my upcoming recording," stated Ms. Lennox. "This album is something I've wanted to do for many years. It's a true labour of love, and I feel very fortunate to be in partnership with such a cutting edge team, especially when I'm at a stage in my creativity when I want to diversify, and pursue my passion in my own individual way. I've never been part of a 'mold,' and Island are really supportive and appreciative of where I'm coming from. I want to make timeless music that people will love in many years to come...and I'd like to think that 'A Christmas Cornucopia' is going to be of those recordings."

"There are precious few artists who redefine the boundaries of popular music like Annie," said Lucian Grainge, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group. "And we are delighted to be part of the next exciting chapter in her already storied career."

"Annie Lennox is one of world's greatest singers," commented Ms. Lennox's manager Simon Fuller. "She has sold tens of millions of albums, celebrated countless hit singles and won every major award and honour there is to receive. However there is one thing she has always wanted to do and now it's about to happen. Annie has always wanted to record an album of Christmas songs and to see this finally come to fruition is very special. Annie and I are thrilled to now be working with Island Records and all my friends at Universal around the world. We are looking forward very much to a long, happy and successful partnership for many years to come."

"The album Annie has recorded is timeless and inspiring, a very special showcase for her extraordinary voice," added Universal Music UK chairman David Joseph. "This record is just the start of what feels like a natural, and very exciting, new partnership between Annie and Island Records."

Throughout her remarkable career, Annie Lennox has been celebrated as an innovator, and a symbol of enduring excellence. Both as a member of the groundbreaking Eurythmics and as a solo artist without peer, Annie has amassed sales of more than 80 million albums worldwide and claimed 34 hit singles, four Grammy Awards, 11 Brit Awards, five Ivor Novellos, an Academy Award and two Golden Globes.

About Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group is the world's leading music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry's leading global music publishing operation.

Universal Music Group's record labels include A&M/Octone, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Island Records, Polydor Records, Show Dog – Universal Music, Universal Motown Republic Group, Universal Music Latino and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world's most popular artists and their recordings. UMG's catalog is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, its new media and technologies division; Bravado, its merchandising company; and Twenty-First Artists, its full service management division.

Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.

About Simon Fuller

Simon Fuller has developed and managed some of the biggest entertainment properties of our time, with credits that include the creation of TV phenomenon American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance and the HBO series Little Britain USA. Simon Fuller's artists include legendary musical icon Annie Lennox, country music sensation Carrie Underwood, the pop group sensation Spice Girls, Idol alumni Chris Daughtry and David Cook, as well as sports stars David Beckham and Andy Murray.

SOURCE Universal Music