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New Music Releases – September 9, 2014

newre2The Beatles Mono Editions are finally here on vinyl.  Other vinyl reissues this week include some great jazz reissues including Sonny Rollins’ 1958 masterpiece ‘Freedom Suite,’ The Thelonious Monk Orchestra’s ‘At Town Hall,’ Stan Getz with ‘Stan Getz Quartets,’ John Coltrane’s ‘Black Pearls,’ Clifford Brown’s ‘Memorial,’ Miles Davis’ 1955 album ‘Blue Moods’ and Coleman Hawkins’ 1960 release ‘At Ease with Coleman Hawkins.’ Other vinyl reissues include a 2 LP set from John Lee Hooker called ‘Boogie Chillun,’ Booker T. and the M.G.’s ‘The Booker T. Set,’ Lambchop’s ‘Live at XX Merge,’ Santana’s ‘Zebop!’ and two from the Glitch Mob (‘Drink the Sea’ and ‘We Can Make the World Stop’).     (all available here at SoundStageDirect!)

A.C. Newman – What If OST
Alice Cooper – Nobody Likes Us
American Hi-Fi – Blood & Lemondade
Andras Fox – Vibrate on Silent (12″)
Angus and Julia Stone – Angus and Julia Stone (2xLP)
Aretha Franklin – Amazing Grace (reissue) (2xLP)
Avi Buffalo – At Best Cuckold (vinyl)
Ballet School – The Dew Lasts An Hour
Banks – Goddess (2xLP)
Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night (mono edition) (vinyl)
Beatles – Beatles for Sale (mono edition) (vinyl)
Beatles – Help! (mono edition) (vinyl)
Beatles – In Mono (14xLP box set)
Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour (mono edition) (vinyl)
Beatles – Mono Masters (3xLP)
Beatles – Please Please Me (mono edition) (vinyl)
Beatles – Revolver (mono edition) (vinyl)
Beatles – Rubber Soul (mono edition) (vinyl)
Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (mono edition) (vinyl)
Beatles – The Beatles (The White Album) (mono edition) (2xLP)
Beatles – With the Beatles (mono edition) (vinyl)
Better Than Ezra – All Together Now
Billy Childs – Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
Billy the Kid – Horseshoes and Hand Grenades
Blonde Redhead – Barragán
Booker T. and the M.G.’s – The Booker T. Set (reissue) (vinyl)
Brad Fiedel – Terminator 2: Judgment Day OST (vinyl)
Brian Reitzell – Watch Dogs O.S.T. (vinyl)
Bryan Adams – Tracks of My Years
Busdriver – Perfect Hair (2xLP)
Cannonball Adderley – In New York (reissue) (vinyl)
Catfish and the Bottlemen – The Balcony
Charley Pride – Christmas in My Home Town (reissue)
Circa Survive – Violent Waves
Clifford Brown – Memorial (reissue) (vinyl)
Coleman Hawkins – At Ease with Coleman Hawkins (reissue) (vinyl)
Crimson Shadows – Kings Among Men
Crown The Empire – The Fallout (reissue) (vinyl)
Crystal Voyager – Crystal Voyager OST (vinyl)
Cuntz – Here Come the Real Boys (vinyl)
David Bazan & the Passenger String Quartet – David Bazan & the Passenger String Quartet
Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World (vinyl)
Delta Spirit – Into the Wild (vinyl)
Dionne Warwick – Feels So Good
Donny Hathaway – The Best Of Donny Hathaway (vinyl)
Duologue – Never Get Lost
Earth – Primitive and Deadly (vinyl)
Emarosa – Versus (vinyl)
Esben and the Witch – A New Nature (2xLP)
Fernando Velaquez – Hercules OST (vinyl)
Flowers – Do What You Want To, It’s What You Should Do
Free Throw – These Days Are Gone (vinyl)
Frnkiero Andthe Cellabration – .Stomachaches (vinyl)
Further – Where Were You Then? (vinyl)
Gladys Knight – Where My Heart Belongs
Grateful Dead – Wake Up To Find Out: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 3/29/1990
Greensky Bluegrass – If Sorrows Swim
Hank Snow – Complete Us Country Hits 1949-62
Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness of Dancers (vinyl)
HOD – Book Of The Worm
Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs – You Can’t Buy a Gun When You’re Crying (vinyl)
Ian Matthews – Stealin’ Home (reissue)
Ikonika – Position EP (12″)
In Flames – Siren Charms (2xLP)
In Flames – Siren Charms (Deluxe Edition) (11×7″)
Interpol – El Pintor (colored vinyl)
Ital – Endgame (2xLP)
James Taylor – Feel the Moonshine
Jaye Jayle – The Beast Keeps Cool (7″)
Jeff Russo – Fargo OST (vinyl)
Jesse Marchant – Jesse Marchant (vinyl)
Jhene Aiko – Souled Out
John Coltrane – Black Pearls (reissue) (vinyl)
John Lee Hooker – Boogie Chillun (reissue) (2xLP)
Justin Townes Earle – Single Mothers (vinyl)
Karen O – Crush Songs (vinyl)
Laibach – Opus Dei
Lambchop – Live at XX Merge (reissue) (vinyl)
Lecrae – Anomaly
Lee Brice – I Don’t Dance
Left and Right – Five Year Plan Tape
Lemonade – Minus Tide (vinyl)
Lonely Kamel – Shit City
Loudon Wainwright III – Haven’t Got The Blues (Yet)
Love Inks – Exi
Marian McLaughlin – Derive (vinyl)
Mazes – Wooden Aquarium
Meek Mill – Dreams Worth More Than Money
Megaton Leviathan – Past 21 Beyond The Arctic Cell
Menace Beach – Tennis Court (7″)
Michael Stanley – Cabin Fever (reissue)
Michael Stanley – Freinds & Legends (reissue)
Michael Stanley – Greatest Hints (reissue)
Michael Stanley – Ladies Choice (reissue)
Michael Stanley – Michael Stanley (reissue)
Michael Stanley – You Break It You Bought It (reissue)
Michelle Williams – Journey to Freedom
Miles Davis – Blue Moods (reissue) (vinyl)
Moreno Veloso – Coisa Boa (vinyl)
Music Band – I Was Like (7″)
Neil Sedaka – Complete Us Singles & Eps As & Bs 1956-62
Niagara – Don’t Take It Personally
Nikki Sudden – Fred Beethoven (vinyl)
Obnox – The Juke That Sat By the Door (vinyl)
Odesza – In Return (2xLP)
Old Testament – Old Testament
Orlando Julius – Jaiyede Afro (2xLP)
Ornette Coleman – Tomorrow Is the Question! (vinyl)
Oscillator Bug – Bursts Of The Million
Paul Carrack – Best of Paul Carrack
Paul Collins – Feel the Noise (vinyl)
PC Worship – Social Rust
Pere Ubu – Carnival of Souls (vinyl)
Phobia – Grindcore
Phosphorescent – Muchacho (gold vinyl)
Power Glove – Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon O.S.T. (2xLP)
Queen – Live at the Rainbow (deluxe box set)
Richard “Groove” Holmes – Soul Message (vinyl)
Rittz – Next To Nothing
Robert Plant – Lullaby and…the Ceaseless Roar (2xLP)
Rudiger Lorenz – Invisible Voices (vinyl)
Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams (vinyl)
Santana – Corazon, Live from Mexico: Live It to Believe It
Santana – Zebop! (reissue) (vinyl)
Sean Rowe – Madman (vinyl)
Senses Fail – Let It Enfold You (vinyl)
Sergio Mendes – Magic
Simian Mobile Disco – Whorl (vinyl)
Sloan – Commonwealth (vinyl)
Sonny Rollins – Freedom Suite (reissue) (vinyl)
Spirits of the Dead – Rumours of a Presence
Stan Getz – Stan Getz Quartets (reissue) (vinyl)
Steak – Slab City
Striker – City of Gold
T-Bone Walker – Ultimate Collection 1929-57
Tennis – Ritual In Repeat (vinyl)
The American Scene – Haze (vinyl)
The Blackbyrds – Unfinished Business (vinyl)
The Foxery – Unless (colored vinyl)
The Gaggers – Sharp Lies (7″)
The Glitch Mob – Drink the Sea (reissue) (vinyl)
The Glitch Mob – We Can Make the World Stop (reissue) (10″)
The Knife – Let’s Talk About Gender Baby, Let’s Talk About You and Me (10″)
The Order Of Israfel – Wisdom
The Rentals – Lost In Alphaville (vinyl)
The Stroke Band – Green and Yellow (vinyl)
The Thelonious Monk Orchestra – At Town Hall (reissue) (vinyl)
The Used/Taking Back Sunday – Split (10″)
Tiny Moving Parts – Pleasant Living (red/orange/yellow vinyl)
Tricky – Adrian Thaws (2xLP)
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away (vinyl)
Various Artists – Exclusive Blend Vol 1 (vinyl)
Various Artists – Exclusive Blend Vol 2 (2xLP)
Various Artists – Ghostbusters II (vinyl)
Various Artists – Morning of the Earth OST (vinyl)
Various Artists – Soul Jazz Records presents: No Seattle – Forgotten Sounds Of The North-West Grunge Era 1986-97 (Volume 1) (2xLP)
Various Artists – Soul Jazz Records presents: No Seattle – Forgotten Sounds Of The North-West Grunge Era 1986-97 (Volume 2) (2xLP)
Various Artists – Take Me to the River
Various Artists – The Midnight Special (11 DVD box set)
Wave Sleep Wave – Never Notice
Wild Billy Childish – Punk Rock Enough for Me (7″)
William Onyeabor – What?!
Wire – Document and Eyewitness 1979-1980 (2xLP)

New Music Releases – August 26, 2014


Another week with awesome vinyl reissues including some fantastic jazz reissues by Art Pepper (‘Art Pepper + Eleven: Modern Jazz Classics’), Wayne Shorter (‘JuJu’), Bud Powell (‘The Amazing Bud Powell’), Bill Evans (‘New Jazz Conceptions’), Etta James (‘Rocks the House’), Herbie Hancock (‘Speak Like A Child’), John Coltrane (‘Bye Bye Blackbird’), Miles Davis (‘Collector’s Item’) and Red Garland (‘Red Garland’s Piano’). Other vinyl reissues include a bunch from Metallica (‘Garage, Inc.,’ ‘Load,’ ‘Master of Puppets,’ ‘Metallica,’ ‘Reload,’ ‘S&M’ and ‘St. Anger’), John Lee Hooker’s ‘The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker,’ Tower of Power’s 1973 self titled LP, Superdrag’s 1998 2 LP set ‘Head Trip In Every Key,’ three from M83 (‘Before The Dawn Heals Us,’ ‘Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghost and their 2001 self titled debut), as well as Liturgy’s 2009 release ‘Renihilation;’ just to name a few.


Alan Menken – Aladdin OST (picture disc)
Alan Menken – Beauty and The Beast OST (picture disc)
Alraune – The Process of Self-Immolation
American – Coping With Loss
Annie Eve – Sunday ’91
Ariana Grande – My Everything
Art Pepper – Art Pepper + Eleven: Modern Jazz Classics (reissue) (vinyl)
Ashrae Fax – Never Really Been Into It (vinyl)
Avenged Sevenfold – Waking the Fallen: Resurrected (4xLP+DVD)
Basement Jaxx – Junto (2xLP)
Bastard Sapling – Instinct Is Forever
Battle Trance – Palace Of Wind
(reissue) (vinyl)
Bitchin Bajas – Bitchin Bajas (2xLP)
Brad Paisley – Moonshine In The Trunk
Broken Bells – Control (7″)
Bud Powell – The Amazing Bud Powell (reissue) (vinyl)
Budgie – Budgie (reissue)
Budgie – Squawk (reissue)
Budgie – Never Turn Your Back on a Friend (reissue)
Budgie – In for the Kill! (reissue)
Cassavetes – Oh So Long (vinyl)
Cassie Ramone – Time Has Come
Cayetana – Nervous Like Me (pre-order) (colored vinyl)
Chelsea Wolfe – Apokalypsis (reissue) (vinyl)
Chelsea Wolfe – The Grime and the Glow (reissue) (vinyl)
Circle Traps – Machine City EP (vinyl)
Claude Speed – My Skeleton
Cocksure – TVMALSV
Cold Specks – Neuroplasticity
Copeland – In Motion (limited edition) (reissue)
Copeland – You Are My Sunshine (limited edition) (reissue)
Cowbell – Skeleton Soul
Cruel Hand – Unhinged – Unraveled
Cymbals Eat Guitars – LOSE
Dance Gavin Dance – A Downtown Battle Mountain II (colored vinyl)
Desert – Envalira (vinyl)
Donny Hathaway – The Best of Donny Hathaway (reissue) (vinyl)
Dry the River – Alarms in the Heat (vinyl)
Elephant Stone – The Three Poisons (vinyl)
Eno and Hyde – High Life (2xLP)
Estrogen Highs – Hear Me On the Number Station (vinyl)
Ella Fitzgerald – Ella In Nichigeki Theatre, Tokyo
Etta James – Rocks the House (reissue) (vinyl)
Famous Last Words – Council Of The Dead
Fenech-Soler – Rituals
FKA Twigs – LP1 (vinyl)
Floating Action – Body Questions (vinyl)
Frnkiero And The Cellabration – Stomachaches
Full Force – With Love From Our Friends
Gemma Ray – Milk for Your Motors (vinyl)
Germ House – Showing Symptoms (vinyl)
Girl Tears – Tension (vinyl)
Gob – Apt. 13
Gordon Lightfoot – Gord’s Gold (reissue) (vinyl)
Gruppo d’Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – Gruppo d’Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza (vinyl)
Hamish Kilgour – All of It and Nothing (vinyl)
Headroom – Carry Me Away (7″)
Henrietta – The Trick Is Not Minding (colored vinyl)
Herbie Hancock – Speak Like A Child (reissue) (vinyl)
High Ends – Super Class
High Inergy – Turnin’ On
High Lucia – Wash (12″)
Ian Anderson – Thick as a Brick: Live in Iceland
il sogno del marinaio – Canto Secondo (12″)
In the Valley Below – The Belt
Invent, Animate – Everchanger
Isaac Hayes – Black Moses (reissue) (2xLP)
J Dilla – The King of Beats (Ma Dukes Yancey Collector’s Edition Box Set)
J Mascis – Tied to a Star
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – Greatest Hits (2 CDs)
John Coltrane – Bye Bye Blackbird (reissue) (vinyl)
John Lee Hooker – The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (reissue) (vinyl)
Jonny Craig – A Dream Is A Question You Don’t Know How To Answer (vinyl)
Kamp! – Baltimore EP (12″)
Kem – Promise To Love
Khun Narin – Khun Narin’s Electric Phin Band (vinyl)
King Buzzo – This Machine Kills Artists (vinyl)
Kinks – Lola Versus Powerman & The Moneygoround, Part One (2 CD)
League – League (reissue) (vinyl)
Lewis – Romantic Times (vinyl)
Lita Ford – Live & Deadly (limited edition)
Liturgy – Renihilation (reissue) (vinyl)
Lowell George – Thanks I’ll Eat It Here: The Deluxe Edition
Lydia Lunch & Rowland S. Howard – Shotgun Wedding (vinyl)
M83 – Before The Dawn Heals Us (reissue) (vinyl)
M83 – Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghost (reissue) (vinyl)
M83 – M83 (reissue) (vinyl)
Machinae Supremacy – Phantom Shadow
Mannequin Pussy – Gypsy Pervert (vinyl)
Matchess – Seraphastra (vinyl)
Merchandise – After The End
Metallica – Garage, Inc. (reissue) (3xLP)
Metallica – Load (reissue) (2xLP)
Metallica – Master of Puppets (reissue) (vinyl)
Metallica – Metallica (reissue) (2xLP)
Metallica – Reload (reissue) (2xLP)
Metallica – S&M (reissue) (3xLP)
Metallica – St. Anger (reissue) (2xLP)
Miles Davis – Collector’s Item (reissue) (vinyl)
Mitch Murder – Interceptor (2xLP)
MNDSGN – Yawn Zen
Moire – Shelter (2xLP)
Mono/Poly – Golden Skies
Motel Beds – These Are the Days Gone By
Motörhead – Aftershock (Tour Edition)
Musee Mecanique – From Shores of Sleep (vinyl)
Music Blues – Things Haven’t Gone Well (2xLP)
Negative Scanner – Ambitious People / Evening News b/w R.I.P. (7″)
New Medicine – Breaking The Model
Ngozi Family – Day of Judgement (2xLP)
Nightmares on Wax – Aftermath (Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer Remixes) (12″)
Opeth – Pale Communion (2xLP)
Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden (vinyl)
Pelican – Arktika (vinyl)
Peter Jefferies – Electricity (2xLP)
Randy Bachman – Vinyl Tap Tour: Every Song Tells a Story
Red Garland – Red Garland’s Piano (reissue) (vinyl)
Robyn Hitchcock – The Man Upstairs
Royal Blood – Royal Blood
Rustie – Green Language (2xLP)
Santana – Marathon (reissue) (vinyl)
School of Language – More Fears (7″)
Sea of Bones – The Earth Wants Us Dead
Sharpless – The One I Wanted to Be (tape)
Shovels and Rope – Swimmin’ Time (vinyl)
Souls of Mischief – There Is Only Now (picture disc)
Steven Price – Gravity OST (2xLP)
Superdrag – Head Trip In Every Key (reissue) (2xLP)
SW/MM/NG – Feel Not Bad
Taking Back Sunday | The Used – Split (10″)
The Abigails – Tundra (vinyl)
The Bad Plus – Inevitable Western
The Bug – Angels & Devils
The Chills – Molten Gold / Pink Frost (7″)
The Como Mamas – Out of the Wilderness (7″)
The Dwarves – The Dwarves Invented Rock and Roll (tape)
The Front Bottoms – Rose (12″)
The Griswolds – Be Impressive (vinyl)
The Magic Numbers – Alias
The Muffs – Whoop Dee Doo (vinyl)
The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
The Rentals – Lost In Alphaville
The Unicorns – Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone? (remastered)
The Wytches – Annabel Dream Reader
The Young – Chrome Cactus (vinyl)
Thurston Moore – Sun Gift Earth
Tinnarose – Tinnarose
Tony Allen – Black Voices (vinyl)
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans -The Tony Bennett and Bill Evans Album (reissue) (vinyl)
Tower of Power – Tower of Power (reissue) (vinyl)
Twin Atlantic – Great Divide
Ty Segall – Manipulator (2xLP)
Various Artists – Chef OST (vinyl)
Various Artists – Decadubs 3 EP (12″)
Various Artists – Pay Close Attention: XL Recordings (4xLP+DVD)
Walter TV – Appetite (vinyl)
Wand – Ganglian Reef (vinyl)
Wayne Shorter – JuJu (reissue) (vinyl)
White Hills – Glitter Glamour Atrocity (vinyl)
Wolf – Devil Seed
You. – Sunchaser
Z – Visions of Dune
Zeds Dead – Somewhere Else (vinyl)

New Music Releases – August 19, 2014

newre2Another full slate of exciting vinyl reissues this week including the Eels with ‘Beautiful Freak,’ Stereo MCs’ 1992, effort ‘Connected,’ Cream’s ‘Best of Cream,’ two from Big Star (‘#1 Record and ‘Radio City’), Canned Heat’s 1970 release ‘Vintage,’ three from Fela Kuti (‘Confusion,’ ‘Sorrow, Tears and Blood’ and ‘Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense’), three from Jimmy Eat World (‘Clarity,’ ‘Futures’ and ‘Static Prevails’), the Offspring’s ‘Smash 20th Anniversary’ and Miles Davis’ ‘Bitches Brew;’ just to name a few. (all the aforementioned vinyl reissues are available here at SoundStageDirect!)


Aaron Neville – Hercules (vinyl)
Accept – Blind Rage
Ace Frehley – Space Invader
Acrania – Totalitarian Dystopia
Addison Groove – Turn Up the Silence EP (12″)
Amy Grant – In Motion: The Remixes (vinyl)
Apache Dropout – Heavy Window (vinyl)
Ark Life – The Dream of You and Me (vinyl)
Arndales – Dog Hobbies USA (12″)
Arnett Cobb – Funky Butt (reissue)
Artie Shaw – Both Feet in the Groove (reissue)
Aurra x Dam Funk – Somebody (2×7″)
Aviator – Head in the Clouds, Hands in the Dirt (vinyl)
Bad Case of Big Mouth – Straight Up Bad Luck
Bahamas – Bahamas Is Afie
Beach Day – Native Echoes
Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker
Better Than Ezra – Surprise
Between The Buried and Me – Alaska (vinyl)
Big Star – #1 Record (reissue) (vinyl)
Big Star – Radio City (reissue) (vinyl)
Birdy – Fire Within (vinyl)
Bishop Allen – Lights Out (colored vinyl)
Black Crown Initiate – The Great Mistake
Boardroom Heroes – New Wage (vinyl)
Bob Carpenter – Silent Passage (vinyl)
Bob James – 12 (reissue)
Bob James – Foxie (reissue)
Bob James – The Genie: Themes & Variations from “Taxi” (reissue)
Botanist – VI: Flora (vinyl)
Brian Setzer – Rockabilly Riot! All Original (vinyl)
Brigitte Fontaine – Brigitte Fontaine (vinyl)
Buddy – Last Call For The Quiet Life
Canned Heat – Vintage (reissue) (vinyl)
Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band – Live 1966-67 (reissue)
Cardinals Folly – Our Cult Continues!
Caroline Rose – I Will Not Be Afraid (vinyl)
Carrier – Lowlife
Castanets – Decimation Blues (vinyl)
Celebration – Albumen (vinyl)
Charlie Haden / Paul Motian – Etudes (reissue) (vinyl)
Chase Rice – Ignite The Night
Chelsea Grin – Ashes to Ashes
Children Of Technology – Future Decay
Christian Gregory – Count On You (vinyl)
Chrome – The Visitation (reissue)
Chuck Brown – Beautiful Life
Coachwhips – Get Yer Body Next Ta Mine (reissue) (vinyl)
Coliseum – Coliseum (reissue) (2xLP)
Com Truise – In Decay (vinyl)
Connections – Into Sixes (vinyl)
Crayon – Brick Factory (reissue)
Cream – Best of Cream (reissue) (vinyl)
Crime – Murder By Guitar (vinyl)
Cross Examination – The Dawn of the Dude EP
Daniel Johnston – Fun (vinyl)
Danny Click & the Hell Yeahs – Captured Live
Darkness Divided – Written In Blood
Deadlock – The Re-Arrival
Dick Dale – Live Santa Monica Pier
Dictated – The Deceived
Dirty Loops – Loopified
Dr. Feelgood – Brilleaux (reissue) (vinyl)
Dr. Feelgood – Classic (reissue) (vinyl)
Dr. John – Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch
DragonForce – Maximum Overload (vinyl)
Egypt Central – Murder In The French Quarter
Electric Würms – Musik, Die Schwer zu Twerk (vinyl)
Elvin Bishop – Can’t Even Do Wrong Right
Empire Auriga – Ascending The Solar Throne
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) – You Will Eventually Be Forgotten (vinyl)
Eric Clapton – Time Pieces: The Best of Clapton (reissue) (vinyl)
Extinction A.D. – Plague Prophecy (vinyl)
Fat White Family – Champagne Holocaust
Fela Kuti – Confusion (reissue) (vinyl)
Fela Kuti – Sorrow, Tears and Blood (reissue) (vinyl)
Fela Kuti – Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense (reissue) (vinyl)
Four Year Strong – Go Down in History
Free Time – Esoteric Tizz (7″)
Funeral Circle – Funeral Circle
Genevieve Bellemare – Live and Die
Geoffrey O’Connor – Fan Fiction (vinyl)
Gretchen Wilson – Snapshot
Grinder Blues – Grinder Blues
Gruppo d’Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – Gruppo d’Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza (vinyl)
Halcyon Way – Conquer
Hank Mobley – Soul Station (reissue)
Hawkwind – This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic (reissue)
He Is Legend – Heavy Fruit
Heartsrevolution – Ride and Die (vinyl)
Heldon – Allez-Téia (vinyl)
Holly Herndon – Body Sound (10″)
Honeyblood – Honeyblood (vinyl)
Human League – Dare! (vinyl)
Imogen Heap – Sparks (2xLP)
Iron Butterfly – Don’t Look Down On Me (reissue) (vinyl)
Iron Butterfly – Live in Copenhagen 1971
Israel Nash – Rain Plans (vinyl)
James Yorkston – The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society
Japan – Tin Drum (vinyl)
Jason Feathers – De Oro
Jenny Hval and Susanna – Meshes of Voice
Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas – Secret Evil (vinyl)
Jimmy Eat World – Clarity (reissue) (2xLP)
Jimmy Eat World – Futures (reissue) (2xLP)
Jimmy Eat World – Static Prevails (reissue) (2xLP)
jj – V (colored vinyl)
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – Greatest Hits (2 CDs)
Joel Gion – Apple Bonkers (vinyl)
John Coltrane – Stardust (reissue)
John Coltrane – The Believer (reissue)
John Coltrane / John Coltrane Quartet – Ballad (reissue)
John Lennon – Shaved Fish (reissue)
John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers – A Sense of Place (reissue) (vinyl)
Johnny Touch – Inner City Wolves
Joy – Under the Spell of Joy (vinyl)
Judy Collins – Sings Lennon & Mccartney
Julia Holter – Don’t Make Me Over (7″)
Julia Holter – Tragedy (reissue) (vinyl)
Karma To Burn – Arch Stanton
Kenny Burrell – Kenny Burrell, Vol. 2 (reissue)
Kenny Burrell – Midnight Blue (reissue)
Kenny Wheeler / Kenny Wheeler Quintet – Flutter By, Butterfly (reissue)
Kimbra – The Golden Echo (vinyl)
King 810 – Memoirs Of A Murderer
Kinks – Best of the Kinks 1964-1971
KISS – Music From the Elder (reissue) (vinyl)
Lee Dorsey – Working in a Coal Mine (reissue) (vinyl)
Literature – Chorus (vinyl)
Lykke Li – I Never Learn (vinyl)
Lykke Li – Lykke Li Vinyl Bundle (2xLP+7″)
Meridian – The Cathedral (vinyl)
Midge Ure – Fragile (vinyl)
Midnight – No Mercy For Mayhem
Miles Davis – Bitches Brew (vinyl) (reissue)
Minnie Riperton – Les Fleurs (reissue) (vinyl)
Moiré – Shelter
Monty Python – Monty Python’s Total Rubbish: Super Deluxe
Moon Duo – Live in Ravenna (vinyl)
Mudhoney – My Brother the Cow (reissue)
Museum Of Love – Museum Of Love
Music Go Music – Impressions (vinyl)
Ned Oldham – Further Gone (7″)
Nektar – Remember the Future (reissue)
Noveller and Thisquietarmy – Reveries (vinyl)
O.V. Wright – Into Something (Can’t Shake Loose) (vinyl)
Octagrape – Emotional Oil (vinyl)
Octoberman – What More What More
Opera Multi Steel – Opera Multi Steel (12″)
Orenda Fink – Blue Dream
Our Lady – II (vinyl)
Owl John – Owl John (vinyl)
Pale Angels – Strange Powers (vinyl)
Pallbearer – Foundations Of Burden
Paul Desmond – Take Ten (reissue) (vinyl)
Peliroja – Injusticia (vinyl)
Perry Como – The Best of Perry Como
Peter Jefferies – Electricity (2xLP)
Phil Ochs – Live Again
Pillbuster – Brothel
Plasmatics – New Hope for the Wretched (reissue)
Powerlord – The Awakening (reissue)
Punch – They Don’t Have to Believe (vinyl)
Pyramid Vritra – Palace (12″)
Quiet Life – Housebroken Man
Randy Travis – Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am
Roadkill Ghost Choir – In Tongues
Roedelius – Flieg Vogel fliege (vinyl)
Rubblebucket – Survival Sounds (vinyl)
Ryan Adams – 1984 (7″)
Sacrocurse – Unholier Master
Santana – Inner Secrets (reissue) (vinyl)
Sarah Jaffe – Don’t Disconnect (vinyl)
Satellites – Satellites 02 (2xLP)
Scale The Summit – Carving Desert Canyons (vinyl)
Sean Flinn and the Royal We – The Lost Weekend (vinyl)
Sleeping Bag – Deep Sleep (vinyl)
Sleeping Giant – Finished People
Smoke Dawson – Fiddle (vinyl)
Smokey Robinson – Smokey & Friends
Snow Patrol – A Hundred Million Suns (2xLP)
Soreption – Deterioration Of Minds (reissue)
Souls of Mischief – There Is Only Now
Spiritualized – Fucked Up Inside (reissue) (vinyl)
Spiritualized – Let It Come Down (reissue) (2xLP)
Statik Selektah – What Goes Around
Stereo MCs – Connected (reissue) (vinyl)
Steve Khan – Eyewitness (reissue)
Tashi Dorji – Tashi Dorji (vinyl)
Temptations – Cloud Nine (reissue) (vinyl)
The Brokeoffs – Restless Leg
The Dictated – The Deceived
The Eels – Beautiful Freak (reissue) (vinyl)
The Last Internationale – We Will Reign (vinyl)
The Offspring – Smash 20th Anniversary (reissue )(vinyl)
The Posies – Failure (reissue) (vinyl)
The Red Krayola – The Parable of Arable Land (vinyl)
Thelonious Monk – Monk (reissue)
Those Who Bring The Torture – Piling Up
Tim Bogert & Carmine Appice – Friends
Trioscapes – Digital Dream Sequence
Van Morrison – Complete Bang Sessions (vinyl)
Various Artists – Kompakt Total 14 (2xLP)
Various Artists – Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited
Various Artists – Majestic Casual – Chapter 2 (2xCD)
Various Artists – Ping Pong Summer Original Soundtrack (vinyl)
Various Artists – The Fault In Our Stars OST (2xLP)
Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood

This Week In Music History – August 18 – August 24

ringo-starr_010On August 18, 1962, Ringo Starr made his debut with the Beatles at the horticultural society Dance, Birkenhead, England, having had a two-hour rehearsal in preparation. This was the first appearance of the Beatles as the world would come to know them: John, Paul, George, and Ringo.






On August 18,1969, the Woodstock festival closes after morning performances by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Sha Na Na and finally, at 9 AM, Jimi Hendrix, who performs his rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.”






220px-Bon_jovi_slippery_when_wetOn August 18, 1986, Bon Jovi released their third studio album, ‘Slippery When Wet,’ which peaked at #1 on the US charts, going on to sell over 28 million copies worldwide. The set featured two US chart toppers, “You Give Love A Bad Name” and “Livin’ On A Prayer.”







Bitches_brewOn August 19, 1969, at Columbia 30th Street Studios in New York City, jazz trumpeter Miles Davis began three days of recording sessions for the jazz-rock fusion album ‘Bitches Brew,’ which became his first Gold record. Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul were among the musicians who took part in the groundbreaking recording. Upon release, it received a mixed response, due to the album’s unconventional style and revolutionary sound. Later, Bitches Brew gained recognition as one of jazz’s greatest albums and a progenitor of the jazz rock genre, as well as a major influence on rock and funk musicians.




The_Monkees_1966On August 19, 1968, the final “Monkees” TV show aired on NBC. The last song performed on the show was “Zor And Zam.” Since the its initial run, almost every major cable network has aired re-runs of the show, including a popular stint on CBS from 1969-1972 . The series was filmed by Screen Gems, and many of the same sets and props from the Three Stooges short films made by the studio were used on The Monkees.





Fleetwood_Mac_-_The_DanceOn August 19, 1997, Fleetwood Mac’s reunion album ‘The Dance’ was released. This was the last Fleetwood Mac album to feature Christine McVie, who departed the group a year after the album’s release. Debuting at #1 in the Billboard 200, the LPe became the fifth best-selling live album of all time in the US, with over 5 million copies sold. The concert was recorded for Fleetwood Mac’s MTV The Dance special at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, California on May 23, 1997, and features the University of Southern California Marching Band who perform on the tracks “Tusk” and “Don’t Stop.”







On August 20, 1969, after finishing “I Want You, (She’s So Heavy),” the Beatles worked on the running order for the Abbey Road album. A preliminary master tape was compiled, the medley was originally slated for side one of the album, and the placement of “Octopus’s Garden” and “Oh! Darling” was reversed from the final version. The album was to end with the slashed guitar chord that finishes “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).” This was the last time all four Beatles were together in Abbey Road studios. (later three of the Beatles came together in the studio to overdub tracks from the ‘Let It Be’ sessions.)




On August 20240px-Mick_Jagger_in_red, 1973, the Rolling Stones released “Angie,” a Mick Jagger composition that is rumored to be written about David Bowie’s wife, Angela Barnett. In fact, the song was written almost entirely by Keith Richards, whose daughter Dandelion Angela had just been born, and the name was one of Richards’ contributions to the lyrics. Keith Richards has since written in his autobiography that Angie at the time was his nickname for heroin during his attempt to detox in Germany, to once and for all “say good by.” 





Prince_GraffitiOn August 20, 1990, Prince released his 12th studio album, the soundtrack for the Prince movie, ‘Graffiti Bridge.’ The album produced the hit singles “Thieves in the Temple” and “New Power Generation,” an anthem in two parts celebrating Prince’s newly created backing band, The New Power Generation.









On August 21, 1961, Patsy Cline recorded the classic Willie Nelson song, “Crazy.” She was still on crutches after going through a car windshield in a head-on collision two months earlier. It spent 21 weeks on the chart and eventually became one of her signature tunes. Nelson wrote the song in early 1961; at the time he was a journeyman singer-songwriter who had written several hits for other artists but had not yet had a significant recording of his own. Cline’s version is #85 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.






On August 21, 1965, Barry McGuire’s “Eve Of Destruction” was released. The single was released by Dunhill Records. The accompanying musicians who recorded the legendary cut were top-tier LA session players: P. F. Sloan on guitar, Hal Blaine on drums, and Larry Knechtel on bass. The vocal track was thrown on as a rough mix and was not intended to be the final version, but a copy of the recording “leaked” out to a DJ, who began playing it. The song was an instant hit and as a result the more polished vocal track that was at first envisioned was never recorded. The single hit #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and #3 on the UK Singles Chart.





On August 21, 1997, Oasis’ third album ‘Be Here Now’, became one of the fastest selling albums ever, selling over a million copies on the first day of release. As of 2008, the album had sold eight million copies worldwide.









On August 22, 1906, the Victor Talking Machine Company of Camden, New Jersey began to manufacture the Victrola (record player). The hand-cranked unit, with horn cabinet, retailed for $200. Records were purchased separately, usually in the appliance stores that sold the machines, at a cost of between $1 and $7. Famed conductor John Philip Sousa predicted “a marked deterioration in American music” and said that generations of amateur musicians would give way to “canned music.”





Chipmunks_Beatles_USOn August 22, 1964, Liberty Records reported the album “The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles” was selling 25,000 copies a day. The stereo mix of the album mimics the stereo mixing of the early Beatles albums, with vocals predominantly in one channel and the instrumental backing in the other. In a December 1982 Goldmine magazine interview, Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. remembered that his father “thought it would be a cute idea for a Chipmunk record and he spoke with the Beatles. When he was in London, he even met the Beatles, who were very supportive of the idea.”





HeyjudealbumOn August 22, 1969, before filming a video for “The Long and Winding Road,” the Beatles held their last group photo shoot on the lawn of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s home in Tittenhurst in Ascot, England. Three pictures from this session were used for the front and back covers of the compilation album ‘Hey Jude.’








Beatles_-_She_Loves_YouOn August 23, 1963, the Beatles’ single “She Loves You” with “I’ll Get You” on the flip side is released in the UK. There was tremendous anticipation ahead of the release – thousands of fans had ordered the group’s next single as early as June, well before a title had been known. By the day before it went on sale, some 500,000 advanced orders had been placed for it. The single set several British sales records. It will enter the British charts on August 31st and remain there for thirty-one consecutive weeks, eighteen of those in the top three.





NothingsShockingOn Aug. 23, 1988,  Jane’s Addiction’s official studio debut ‘Nothing’s Shocking’ was released. It is often cited as the group’s best albums. But, despite this, it peaked at #103 on the Billboard 200. The single “Jane Says” reached #6 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks. The album was ranked #312 on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All-Time.” Perry Farrell created the cover image which features a sculpture of a pair of nude female conjoined twins sitting on a sideways rocking chair with their heads on fire. Farrell said the image, like much of his artwork, came to him in a dream.






On August 24, 1956, at the 20th Century Fox Stage 1 in Los Angeles, Elvis Presley recorded his immortal cut “Love Me Tender.” The song hit #1 on the Billboard charts the week ending November 3, 1956, remaining in the position for 5 weeks and reached #11 on the charts in the UK. “Love Me Tender” also reached number three for three weeks on the R&B chart. It was also an achievement as “Love Me Tender” succeeded another Presley single, “Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel” at #1. This occurrence marked two important events in Billboard history. During this time, Elvis accomplished another record; the longest consecutive stay at number one by a single artist, sixteen weeks, though this was tied by Boyz II Men in 1994 and stood for eight years until being surpassed by R&B singer Usher in 2004 who spent 19 weeks at the top of the charts.




On August 24, 1966, the Doors started recording their first album at Sunset Sound Recording Studios, West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.






On AuQueengust 24, 1975, Queen started recording “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Rockfield studio’s in Monmouth, Wales – the song was recorded over three weeks). Freddie Mercury had mentally prepared the song beforehand and directed the band throughout the sessions. Brian May, Mercury and Roger Taylor sang their vocal parts continually for 10 to 12 hours a day, resulting in 180 separate overdubs.