Monday, November 1, 2010

New Music Releases - November 2, 2010

As always, CVR Blog picks are in RED:

7 Walkers (Grateful Dead's Bill Kreutzmann with voodoo guitar master Papa Mali ) - S/T
AfroCubism - AfroCubism
Alexisonfire - Dog's Blood
Amy Bezunartea - Restaurants & Bars
Antillectual - Start from Scratch ($)
Aretha Franklin - Original Album Classics (5 CDs)
Autumn Defense - Once Around
Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Icon
Barn Owl - Ancestral Star
Barry White - Icon (2 CDs)
Bear Hands - Burning Bush Supper Club
Billy Joel - 52nd Street (Audio Fidelity)
Black Dub - Black Dub
Black Sabbath - Eternal Idol (2 CDs)
Black Sabbath - Seventh Star (2 CDs)
Bleu - Four
Bon Jovi - Classic Airwaves
Brad Paisley - Hits Alive
Brian Eno - Small Craft on a Milk Sea
Bruce SpringsteenThe Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story (3 CD/3 DVD)
Buckwheat Zydeco - Bayou Boogie
Buddy Miles - Booger Bear
Charlotte Church - Back To Scratch
City Champs - The Set-Up
Clive Wright - Taqsim to Antlia
Commerce - The Things I Say vs. The Things I Mean
Cornershop - The Battle of New Orleans
Dark Party (electronic dance project of producers Eliot Lipp and Leo 123) - Light Years
Darkstar - North
Denice Williams - When Love Comes Calling
Destroyer - "Archer on the Beach" b/w "Grief Point" 12''
Devin the Dude - Gotta Be Me
Diplo - Blow Your Head Volume 1: Diplo Presents Dubstep
Dynamic Superiors - Dynamic Superiors / Pure Pleasure
Electric Light Orchestra - Original Album Classics (5 CDs)
Ella Fitzgerald - Twelve Nights In Hollywood: Volumes 1 & 2 (2 CDs)
Ella Fitzgerald - Twelve Nights In Hollywood: Volumes 3 & 4 (2 CDs)
Elliott Smith - An Introduction to Elliott Smith
Elvis Costello - National Ransom (Vinyl)
Elvis Presley - From Nashville to Memphis: Essential 60 (5 CDs)
Erase Errata - Damaged/Ouija Boarding (vinyl)
Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton: Rarities Edition
Escape The Fate - Escape The Fate
Flower Machine - Lavender Lane
Freddie Jackson - 4 U (I Will)
Games - That We Can Play
Gene Pitney - Many Sides of Gene Pitney / Only Love Can Break
Good Charlotte - Cardiology
Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys Parts 1 & 2: Deluxe Edition (2 CDs)
High Dials - Anthems for Doomed Youth

Horse Feathers - Drain You/Bonnet of Briars (vinyl)
How to Dress Well - Love Remains
Huey Lewis and The News - Soulsville
Jam - Sound Effects: Deluxe Edition (2 CDs)
James Taylor - Original Album Classics (5 CDs)
Jason Aldean - My Kinda Party
Jay Boy Adams - Fork in the Road
Joe Cocker - Mad Dogs & Englishmen: Rarities Edition
John McLaughlin - Promise
Keith Richards - Vintage Vinos
Kenny Nolan - All Time Greatest Performances
Kinks - Arthur - Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire (2 LPs) (Vinyl)
Koen Holtkamp - Gravity/Bees (vinyl)
Leila Broussard - Masquerade [mp3]
Locomotive - We Are Everything You See
Loudness - Loudest (2 CDs)
Machiavel - Jester
Machiavel - Mechanical Moonbeams
Madeline Bell - Madeline Bell
Marc Almond - Stranger Things (2 CDs)
Marc Bolan and T-Rex - Unchained: Unreleased Recordings 1972-77 (8 CDs)
Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas II You
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On: Rarities Edition
Matt and Kim - Sidewalks
Mini Mansions - Mini Mansions
Molly Hatchet - Original Album Classics
Mountain - Crossroader- An Anthology 1970-1974
N.E.R.D. - Nothing
Neil Diamond - Dreams
Neu! - Neu! '86 (reissue)
Neville Brothers - Authorized Bootleg Warfield Theatre San Francisco
OK Go - Of the Blue Colour of the Sky Extra Nice Edition
Oak Ridge Boys - Icon
Old Light - The Dirty Future
Out of Focus - Four Letter Monday Afternoon (2 CDs)
Out of Focus - Wake Up
Parties - Coast Garde
Paul McCartney and Wings - Band On The Run: Deluxe Edition (3 CDs/1 DVD)
Paul McCartney and WingsBand on the Run (Vinyl)
Paul Williams - Someday Man
Pierces - Love You More EP
Randy California - Kapt Kopter & The Twirly Birds
Robyn Hitchcock - Moss Elixir / Mossy Liquor (2 CDs)
Rocky Loves Emily (Detroit pop-rock group) - Clueless
Rose Royce - Golden Touch
Rose Royce - Jump Street
Rose Royce - Strikes Again
Rumblers - It's A Gas!
Scorpions - Icon (2 CDs)
Sharon Kraus - The Woody Nightshade
Slayer - Icon
Sly and the Family Stone - Original Album Classics (5 CDs)
Smokey Robinson - Now or Never
Smokey Robinson - The Solo Albums 2
Soft Machine - Original Album Classics (5 CDs)
Statler Brothers - Icon (2 CDs)
Status Quo - Live at the BBC (1 CD)
Status Quo - Live at the BBC (4 CDs)
Status QuoLive at the BBC   (8 CDs)
Tank - Now or Never
Taste of Honey - Another Taste
The 1900s - Return of the Century
The Fall - The Wonderful & Frightening World of The Fall (reissue) (4-CD box set)
The Good Natured - Be My Animal
The Jam - Sound Affects [Deluxe]
The June - Green Fields and Rain
Titus Groan - Titus Groan
Tom Williams & The Boat - See My Evil EP
Train - Save Me San Francisco: Golden Gate Edition
Uriah Heep - Live on Air
Various Artists - 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert Night 1 (2 CDs)
Various Artists - 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert Night 2 (2 CDs)
Various Artists - Andy Smith & Dean Rudland Present New Orleans Funk
Various Artists - Due Date: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists - Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll, Volume 12
Various Artists - Music From And Inspired By The Original Motion Picture For Colored Girls
Various Artists - People Take Warning: Murder Ballads (reissue) (3-CDs)
Various Artists - Peruvian Funk (vinyl)
Various Artists - Punk Goes Pop Volume 3
Various Artists - The London American Label - Year By Year: 1959
Various Artists - Theme Time Radio Hour: Season 3 with your Host Bob Dylan (2 CDs)
Violens - Amoral
War - Icon
Weezer - Death to False Metal
Weezer - Pinkerton [Deluxe Edition]
Widespread Panic - Johnson City 2001

New Jazz Releases Can Be Found Here

The Bad Penny Blog Releases/

The 1900s – Return of the Century
Barn Owl – Ancestral Star
Bear Hands – Burning Bush Supper Club
Amy Bezunartea – Restaurants & Bars
Black Dub (features Daniel Lanois) – Black Dub
Chord (features members of Pelican & X-Bax) – Progression (available as a CD and an LP limited to 500 copies; CD and LP intended to be listened to concurrently)
The City Champs – The Set Up (includes cover of “Mad Men” theme song, RDJ2′s “A Beautiful Mine”)
Complaints Choir – TBA DVD/triple-CD
Cornershop – The Battle of New Orleans EP (features three unreleased songs and an unreleased remix; only available digitally)
Dark Party – Light Years
Dead Can Dance – DCD 1 (box set featuring the Garden of the Arcane Delights, Spleen &
Ideal and John Peel sessions from 1983; packaged in deluxe gatefold sleeves on heavyweight cardboard stock Vinyl 180)
Destroyer – “Archer on the Beach” 12-inch (limited to 1,000 copies; with download card)
Neil Diamond – Dreams (features covers of songs by the Beatles, Harry Nilsson, more)
Dinosaur Bones – Birthright EP
Dr. Dog – Shame, Shame EP (available digitally and as a double-7-inch only sold at Dr. Dog concerts)
Erase Errata – “Damaged” single (7-inch comes with free download)
Eyes Around – Beta EP
Johnny Flynn – Been Listening
Josephine Foster & the Victor Herrero Band – Anda Jaleo
Kristian Hoffman (former Rufus Wainwright musical director) – Fop
Koen Holtkamp (member of Mountains) – Gravity/Bees EP
Horse Feathers – “Drain You” 7-inch
Impossible Hair – Toast a Dozen (On the Outside) (self-released)
Kav (ex-Happy Mondays guitarist) – The Mr. Nice EP (features Howard Marks)
Sharron Kraus – The Woody Nightshade
Peter Laughner and various artists – TBA (10-CD box set containing more than 100 archival tracks and a video)
Lazer Sword – Lazer Sword (features Turf Talk, Zackey Force Funk, more)
Lord Huron – Mighty EP (self-released)
Matt & Kim – Sidewalks
Paul McCartney & Wings – Band on the Run (reissue; available as a single-CD standard edition, a two-CD/one-DVD special edition with nine bonus tracks, a three-CD/one-DVD deluxe edition that also
comes with a hard-bound book and other ephemera, and a double-LP with downloads for all the original and bonus tracks; standard and deluxe editions also available digitally; MPL/Concord)
Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – “The Big Four Live From Sofia” DVD (recorded in June in Bulgaria; two discs; also available as a limited-edition “super deluxe” box set with two DVDs, five CDs,
a poster, a guitar pick and more ephemera)
Mini Mansions (features Queens of the Stone Age’s Michael Shuman) – Mini Mansions (with mixing contributions from Josh Homme)
Necrite – Sic Transit Gloria Mundi
OK Go – Of the Blue Colour of the Sky: Extra Nice Edition (comes with bonus CD featuring unreleased songs, an interview with Ira Glass, more; pre-orders made at band’s site come with Twelve Remixes of
Four Songs download)
One Hundred Flowers – Mechanical Bride
The Roller – Wasted Heritage
Elliott Smith – An Introduction To …
Violens – Amoral
Voxhaul Broadcast – Timing Is Everything
Weezer – Death to False Metal (new recordings of previously discarded songs; includes cover of Toni Braxton’s “Un-Break My Heart”)
Weezer – Pinkerton – Deluxe Edition (two CDs; features 25 bonus tracks, 16 of which are previously unreleased; includes live material from 1996-’97)
White Buffalo – Prepare for Black & Blue EP (digital edition; physical version drops December 7)
Robert Wyatt – Dondestan; Nothing Can Stop Us; Old Rottenhat; and Rock Bottom (reissues)
Various artists – AfroCubism
Various artists – Blow Your Head Volume 1 – Diplo Presents Dubstep (features Major Lazer, Rusko, more; includes previously unreleased tracks)
Various artists – New Hope (double-LP reissue with download code; features the Guns, Agitated, more)
Various artists – People Take Warning! Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs, 1913-1938 (digipak version; features notes by Tom Waits)

Remember, if you are a record company and have new releases or know of any I missed (especially vinyl), please email me and I will add your music to the list.

New Music releases are put together from a variety of online sources by blog owner Robert Benson

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This Date In Music History - November 1


David Foster - Canadian musician, producer, composer and arranger (1949)

Dan Peek - America (1950)

Ronald Bell - Kool & The Gang (1951)

Chris Morris - Paper Lace (1954)

Lyle Lovett (1957)

Eddie Macdonald - The Alarm (1959)

Anthony Kiedis - Red Hot Chili Peppers (1962)

Mags Furuholmen - A-Ha (1962)

Rick Allen - Def Leppard (1963)

Willie D - Geto Boys (1966)

Sophie B. Hawkins (1967)

Alex James - Blur (1968)

Andrew Gonzales - Reel Big Fish (1972)

LaTavia Roberson - Destiny's Child (1981)

They Are Missed:

Born on this day in 1940, Sgt Barry Sadler. He died on November 5, 1989.

Born today in 1946, Rick Grech, bass, Family, Traffic, Blind Faith, Airforce. Grech died on March 17, 1990.

Born on this day in 1966, Mary Hanson, singer, Stereolab. Hanson died in a cycling accident in England on 9th December 2002.

In 2004, 61 year-old Terry Knight, the former manager of Grand Funk Railroad, was murdered at his home in Killeen, Texas. Knight was defending his daughter during a domestic disturbance, when he was stabbed by her boyfriend, 26 year old Donald Alan Fair. Knight began his music career by leading a Michigan band called Terry Knight and the Pack, who scored a Billboard top 50 hit with "I, Who Have Nothing."

Drummer and singer Jimmy Carl Black died in 2008. Was a member of The Keys, The Soul Giants, The Mothers Of Invention and Jimmy Carl Black And The Mannish Boys. Also worked with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Doors, Joe Cocker, Grateful Dead and The Turtles.

In 2008, Shakir Stewart shot himself dead in the bathroom of his home in Atlanta. Worked as a music promoter and was a vice-president of Def Jam Music Group, he signed Rick Ross, Karina Pasian, Ciara and Young Jeezy and worked with LL Cool J and Nas.


In 1954, the November issue of Billboard magazine listed Elvis Presley at number 8 of the Most Promising New Hillbilly or Country Singers.

In 1955, R&B group The Famous Flames, lead by singer James Brown, cut their first demo of "Please, Please, Please" at a radio station in Macon Georgia. It would lead to their signing with King Records.

Elvis Presley bought a new Harley Davidson motorcycle in 1956 and he spent the day riding round Memphis on his new bike with actress Natalie Wood. Cool.....

In 1957, Buddy Holly and The Crickets started a three week run at #1 on the UK singles chart with "That'll Be The Day."

After cracking the US Top 40 twice while with Atlantic Records, Ray Charles signed with ABC-Paramount in 1959, where he will have 24 more Billboard hits.

In 1962, the Beatles started a run of appearances over 14 nights at the star Club, Hamburg, Germany. While The Beatles were appearing, a recording was made on a small, portable tape recorder which would be pressed and issued by Singasong Records in 1977 as 'Live! At the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany, 1962.'

Lorne Greene recorded the classic cut "Ringo" in 1963.

In 1963, the Rolling Stones issued their second single “I Wanna Be Your Man,” written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Ringo sings on The Beatles’ version.

The Dave Clark Five performed "Glad All Over" on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964. Sullivan liked them much better than the Rolling Stones, saying that unlike the latter, the DC5 are "nice, neat boys."

In 1965, the Rolling Stones played at the War Memorial Auditorium, New York during the bands 4th North American tour.

In 1966, the Doors played the first night of a month long residency at the Ondine Discotheque, Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

George Harrison released the soundtrack 'Wonderwall' in 1968. He was the first Beatle to release a solo album. The songs are mostly Harrison instrumentals, aided by Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and an unaccredited banjo contribution by Peter Tork of the Monkees. The LP would reach #49 in the US and would become the first album to be deleted from the Apple Records catalog.

1969, Elvis Presley went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1969 with "Suspicious Minds," his 18th US #1 single (a #2 hit in the UK).

The Beatles scored their 13th US #1 album in 1969 with the epic LP 'Abbey Road.' The final studio recordings from the group which featured two George Harrison songs; "Something" and "Here Comes The Sun" plus "Come Together," "Sun King" and "Golden Slumbers." The cover supposedly contained clues adding to the ‘Paul Is Dead’ phenomenon: Paul is barefoot and the car number plate ‘LMW 281F’ supposedly referred to the fact that McCartney would be 28 years old if he was still alive. ‘LMW’ was said to stand for ‘Linda McCartney Weeps.’ And the four Beatles, represent; the priest (John, dressed in white), the Undertaker (Ringo in a black suit), the Corpse (Paul, in a suit but barefoot), and the Gravedigger (George, in jeans and a denim work shirt).

In 1971, Sly and the Family Stone continue to cancel many concerts at the last minute because Sly doesn't show up. Of 80 concerts booked in 1970, he cancelled 26 and ducked out of 12 of 40 shows in '71. The band was still successful on the radio however, enjoying the hits "Family Affair" and "There's a Riot Goin' On."

Allman Brothers Band guitarist Duane Allman was laid to rest in 1971. The group, plus Dr. John and Bonnie Bramlett, performed at the service. Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident three days earlier.

The 33rd and final film of Elvis' career, Elvis On Tour opened in the US in 1972. It would be awarded the 1972 Golden Globe Award for Best Documentary, making it the only Elvis film to win an award of any kind.

Elton John started a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1975 with the insipid cut "Island Girl," his 5th US #1.

The original, seven minute version of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” was released in the UK in 1975. A shorter version was subsequently issued.

“Rock And Roll Over” was released in 1976. The KISS album goes platinum.

Bruce Springsteen scored his first #1 US album in 1980 with 'The River,' featuring the single "Hungry Heart."

Boston started a four-week run at #1 on the US album chart in 1986 with 'Third Stage.'

In 1988, Sub-Pop issued Nirvana’s first single "Love Buzz/Big Cheese." The "A" side ("Love Buzz") is a cover of a Shocking Blue song. Sub-Pop initially issues 1,000 copies.

Nearly twenty years after their first US chart appearances, two former teen heart-throbs returned to Billboard's Hot 200 album list in 1990. The Partridge Family's David Cassidy reached #27 with his self titled LP, while Donny Osmond was enjoying the success of 'My Love Is A Fire,' which would climb to #21.

The Nirvana album "MTV Unplugged in New York" was released in 1991.

In 1993, Flavor Flav (Public Enemy) was arrested for allegedly trying to shoot another man in a dispute over a woman. William Drayton (Flavor Flav's real name) was charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

In 1996, U2 set up a video link to an internet site from their recording studio in Dublin so fans could watch them record their new album.

In 2000, the Recording Industry Association Of America introduces guidelines for Parental Advisory labeling on recordings.

In 2000, Robbie Williams offered to donate his bone marrow to save a fan's life after meeting leukaemia suffer Johanna MacVicar. Williams asked his fans to sign up as potential donors after being told of the desperate shortage of male donors.

The Beatles “1” tops the US album chart in 2000. Even though the songs on this collection of 27 former #1 hits are over 30 years old, the Beatles once again demonstrate their lasting appeal.

To celebrate his 33rd birthday party in Morocco in 2002, P Diddy hired two private jets to fly 300 guests from New York to Marrakech.

In 2004, a man who allegedly stalked Australian pop star Natalie Imbruglia, was deemed too mentally ill to be interviewed by police. The 44-year-old fan was arrested after turning up on the doorstep of the singer's $3.5m home in Berkshire after flying to London from Australia.

Alice Cooper and Doors guitarist Robby Krieger landed on Golf Digest's list of the Top 100 Musician Golfers in 2006. Both Cooper and Krieger credit the game with helping them overcome substance-abuse problems. "I traded one addiction for another," says Cooper, while Krieger adds, "It's probably the only reason I'm still alive." Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Glenn Frey (The Eagles), Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen) and Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) are also on the list.

Winners at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards held in Munich, Germany in 2007 included Avril Lavigne who was named best solo artist, and her song "Girlfriend" was voted most addictive track. Muse won two awards for best UK and Ireland act and best headline act, Linkin Park won the award for best band of 2007, and German band Tokio Hotel took the prize for best international act. Amy Winehouse won the Artist Choice prize, an award chosen by her fellow musicians and The ultimate urban prize went to R&B star Rihanna.

Kenny Chesney went to #1 on the US album chart in 2008 with ‘Lucky Old Sun’ the country singers thirteenth studio album.

Bret Michaels is the "Face of Diabetes" during the American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Month this year. The reality TV star, solo performer and former Poison frontman has lived with Type 1 diabetes since the age of six. "His passion and commitment to the cause and to our movement to Stop Diabetes is crucial in helping us change the future of this deadly disease," says American Diabetes Association head Larry Hausner.