Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up, featuring a vintage live concert from The Rolling Stones in a variety of formats, an all-star salute to the great Carole King, a rare soundtrack from a beloved performer to a classic children’s film, and much, much more!
The Rolling Stones, From the Vault: The Marquee Club Live in 1971 (Eagle Rock)
The Sticky Fingers celebration continues: The Rolling Stones’ eight-song set previewing the classic album at London’s Marquee Club comes to a variety of audio and video formats from Eagle Rock Entertainment, many with bonus features/songs!
Various Artists, A Musicares Tribute to Carole King (Shout! Factory)
A host of artists – including Sara Bareilles, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Steven Tyler and James Taylor – are on hand for this tribute to the one and only Carole King (who also performs!). Available on DVD and BD.
Poet/singer/songwriter/renaissance man Rod McKuen may have passed away earlier this year, but his incredible and varied body of work lives on. Varese has the first-ever CD reissue of McKuen’s album of selections from his song score to 1969’s A Boy Named Charlie Brown. The album also contains performances of other McKuen classics from The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Me, Natalie (co-written with Henry Mancini) and Joanna.
Actor, singer and all-around soul man Carl Hall released just six scorching single sides produced by the great Jerry Ragovoy for the Loma and Atlantic labels which have become cult favorites of many an R&B collector. Omnivore has brought those sides together on a new anthology that premieres 13 previously unissued tracks from the same period!
The 1986 eponymous album from The Lover Speaks, a.k.a. vocalist-lyricist David Freeman and composer-arranger Joseph Hughes, returns from Cherry Pop in a definitively expanded edition. Read the full specs right here!
Numero Group has rescued a whopping 28 tracks from The Royal Jesters, teen kings of the San Antonio music scene throughout the 1960s. Doo-wop, R&B, rock and soul – they’re all here on this Tex-Mex time capsule packaged with Numero’s typical attention to detail. Watch for our feature on this release very soon!
Here’s the very first installment in a new archival series celebrating Jerry Garcia’s 13-night run on Broadway! On Broadway: Act One presents three complete, previously unreleased sets from the October 28, 1987 performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, today home to the musical Finding Neverland: the early and late Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band sets and the Jerry Garcia Band’s electric evening set.
Original Broadway Cast Recording, Two’s Company (RCA/Masterworks Broadway) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. TBD)
After a period of exclusivity to Masterworks Broadway’s own website and Arkiv Music, Amazon now has available the CD-R of Two’s Company, starring Bette Davis with a score by Vernon Duke, Sammy Cahn and Ogden Nash! This marks the first CD-era release from the original master tapes of this one-of-a-kind cast album. You’ll find more details here about this release!
Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones’ The Other Side of Desire was written and recorded in New Orleans, where Jones lives today. Produced by John Porter (of Roxy Music) and Mark Howard, this is the first new music the great singer-songwriter has written in over a decade.