Welcome to our new Release Round-Up!
Paul McCartney, The Paul McCartney Archive Collection: Tug of War (MPL/Concord)
The Paul McCartney Archive Collection continues with 1982’s Tug of War, featuring “Ebony and Ivory” and “Here Today.” The release is available in various formats:
Check out our full feature for information on what you’ll find in each version!
Paul McCartney, The Paul McCartney Archive Collection: Pipes of Peace (MPL/Concord)
Paul McCartney’s 1983 Pipes of Peace, featuring the smash hit duet “Say Say Say” with Michael Jackson, joins his Archive Collection in a variety of formats:
Read more about all versions in our full feature!
At long last, Carl Wilson’s 1981 solo debut (featuring the exquisite “Heaven”) arrives on U.S. CD. Iconoclassic’s reissue features new remastering from Vic Anesini and new liner notes by Carl’s longtime friend, collaborator and onetime brother-in-law Billy Hinsche. Read more here!
The classic album from Carole King’s band The City returns in a newly-remastered edition to CD and vinyl. Features “Now That Everything’s Been Said,” “Snow Queen,” “Wasn’t Born to Follow,” “A Man Without a Dream,” “That Old Sweet Roll” and many other King classics. Read more here!
Barry White produced and Gene Page arranged this 1977 lost classic from Jay Dee, a.k.a. Earl Nelson of Bob and Earl (“Harlem Shuffle”), a.k.a. Jackie Lee (“The Duck”)! Real Gone Music’s Expanded Edition includes two bonus tracks, both sides of the “Strange Funky Games and Things” single featuring the single edit and a long instrumental version under the name “Games and Funky Things.” Gene Sculatti provides the new liner notes.
The fourth volume of Grateful Dead’s Dick’s Picks series presents the most famous stand of shows in the band’s long history of touring, the 2/13/70-2/14/70 shows at the Fillmore East in New York. This 3-CD release is highlighted by a now-legendary rendition of “Dark Star” and a rare performance of “Mason’s Children.”
This new 19-track collection spans the years 1974-1982 and, in addition to the expected hits, includes previously unreleased alternate versions of “Easy On My Soul” and “See The Sunlight.” Both of these are different versions than the ones that appeared on the recent deluxe editions of Bad Company and Straight Shooter.
Judy Garland’s 1955 Capitol album Miss Show Business – a Billboard top 5 smash – turns 60 this year, and Capitol/UMe is celebrating with a 180-gram remastered vinyl reissue featuring new liner notes from Lorna Luft!
Judy Garland’s legendary, Grammy Award-winning, chart-topping concert album arrives on two remastered 180-gram vinyl LPs from Capitol Records. Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally provides the new liner notes!
King of Cool Dean Martin’s 1959 Capitol holiday collection returns to vinyl just in time for the Christmas season!
Theme park Freedomland U.S.A. didn’t last long in New York’s Bronx borough. The park opened its doors in 1960 and closed them in 1964. But it did leave behind this curio – a Columbia Records souvenir album featuring songs by legendary Broadway composer Jule Styne (Gypsy, Funny Girl) and lyricist George Weiss performed by artists including Johnny Horton. Sepia adds bonus tracks performed by Ethel Merman, Peter Lawford and others.
Sepia reissues this 1958 album from crooner Dick Haymes featuring accompaniment by a future Broadway legend, Cy Coleman, on piano. A number of rare singles round out the collection.
Alt-rock heroes Garbage are going “20 Years Queer” with a multi-tiered reissue of their 1995 debut album; read here for more information!
Various Artists, The Classic Christmas Album (Legacy Recordings)
The Classic Christmas 80s Album : Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Earth, Wind and Fire, The Classic Christmas Album : Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Sarah McLachlan, The Classic Christmas Album : Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Celtic Thunder, The Classic Christmas Album : Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Legacy has four new entries in its Classic Christmas Album series from artists who had their biggest successes in the ’70s (Earth, Wind & Fire), ’80s (a various artists compilation), ’90s (Sarah McLachlan) and 2000s (Celtic Thunder). Read more here including full track listings!
Fast Forward features four sets of four songs recorded in four different cities: New York, New Orleans, Berlin and Amsterdam – each with different supporting musicians, including guitar great Bill Frisell, Regina Carter, members of Galactic and Zuco103, and 14-year old singer Mitchell Sink (from the Broadway musical Matilda).
Janet Jackson returns with an eagerly-anticipated set – her eleventh studio album and first since 2008. Unbreakable reunites her with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and includes collaborations with J. Cole and Missy Elliott. The Target-exclusive edition has two bonus tracks; iTunes has another two bonus cuts.