Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up!
Carole King, Tapestry: Live at Hyde Park (CD/DVD) (Legacy/Rockingale) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
This new CD/DVD release features Carole King's 45th anniversary performance of her seminal 1971 classic Tapestry, performed live in front of 65,000 fans in London's Hyde Park on July 3, 2016. The setlist, preserved on both CD and DVD, includes the entire original album plus numerous highlights from King's illustrious songbook both solo and with Gerry Goffin. Throughout this vibrant concert, appearances are made by King's daughter, singer-songwriter Louise Goffin, and the West End cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical! Read more here!
Jan and Dean, Filet of Soul Redux: The Rejected Master Recordings (Omnivore) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
In 1966, Liberty Records rejected a new album from Jan and Dean - a blend of music and comedy the duo entitled Filet of Soul. Months later, with Jan Berry in recovery from his tragic car accident, the label issued a version of the LP created without the duo's participation. Now, decades later, Dean Torrence has partnered with Omnivore Recordings to release the original, rejected version of Filet of Soul for the first time. Available in CD and DD formats. Read more here, and watch this space for a full review of this zany treat soon!
Huey Lewis and The News, Collected (Universal Music) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
The heart of rock 'n' roll is still beatin' with this triple-disc collection featuring Huey Lewis and The News' most definitive career overview! Rare single edits, latter-day favorites and a bonus disc of early and rare material and dance remixes are all here!
John Sebastian, Stories We Could Tell: The Very Best of John Sebastian (Varese) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Varese Vintage collects 16 classic tracks from the singer-songwriter and onetime Lovin' Spoonful leader including "Welcome Back," "She's a Lady," and his solo versions of "Didn't Wanna Have to Do It," "Younger Girl," "Darling Be Home Soon" and more. WATCH THIS SPACE TODAY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A COPY!
Motörhead, Under Cöver (Motörhead Music) (CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada; LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
This collection features 11 covers in the London band's inimitable metal style--including an unreleased take on David Bowie's "Heroes."
Pete Townshend, Scoop / Another Scoop / Scoop 3 (UMe)
Scoop: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Another Scoop: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Scoop 3: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Remastered editions arrive on CD of Pete Townshend's three collections of demo recordings originally released in 1983, 1987, and 2001. Available on CD and vinyl LP.
Grateful Dead, Road Trips Vol. 4, No. 4 - Spectrum 4-6-82 (Real Gone Music) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
This release presents one of only three Dead concerts to be officially released from the touring year of 1982. It features the complete concert of April 6, 1982 and includes 23 songs over three discs. Seven songs are also included from the previous night's concert, including the rarely performed "Dead Elem Blues". Among the highlights from the main show are the renditions of "Cold Rain and Snow," "Big Railroad Blues," "Truckin'," "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" and "Jack-A-Roe."
The Verve, Urban Hymns various editions (Virgin/UMe)
Remastered CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada / Amazon U.K.
2CD Deluxe Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada / Amazon U.K.
5CD/1DVD Super Deluxe Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada / Amazon U.K.
6LP/12″ Super Deluxe Edition: Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada / Amazon U.K.
Recorded after the band's first breakup and reformation (with the subsequent addition of guitarist/keyboardist Simon Tong), The Verve's third album, Urban Hymns, was an ambitious piece of Britpop and balladry, recorded with producers Youth and Chris Potter. Three of its singles were Top 10 hits in the U.K., including the controversial "Bitter Sweet Symphony," the chart-topping "The Drugs Don't Work" and "Lucky Man." "Symphony" was also the band's inescapable crossover hit in the U.S., where it peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. It's expanded into various formats for its 20th anniversary; read here for all of the tracklistings and full details!
Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart, Barnum: Backer's Audition (Harbinger/Musical Theater Project) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada)
Harbinger and Musical Theater Project have partnered for this delightful archival release which lets you be a fly on the wall as the authors of the hit musical Barnum present their score for the first time to prospective investors (backers). Come follow the band!
Bill Evans, Another Time: The Hilversum Concert (Resonance) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Resonance delivers a never-before-released radio concert from legendary pianist Bill Evans, recorded at the Netherlands Radio Union Studios on June 22, 1968 with Evans supported by Jack DeJohnette on drums and Eddie Gomez on bass. Songs include "Alfie," "Emily," "Who Can I Turn To," and "You're Gonna Hear from Me." Available on CD and DD.
Sheila E, Iconic Message 4 America (Stiletto Flats) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Percussionist-vocalist Sheila E, known for her collaborations with George Duke, Prince, Ringo Starr, and so many others, returns with a solo album sharing her message for America with songs of peace and unity including "Come Together," "What the World Needs Now is Love," "Yes We Can Can," and "Everyday People." Available on CD, DD, and LP.
Steve Winwood, Greatest Hits Live (Wincraft) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Available on 2 CDs, 4 LPs, or DD, Greatest Hits Live is Steve Winwood's personal survey of his five-decade career and includes live performances of such staples as "While You See a Chance," "Back in the High Life Again," "Gimme Some Lovin'," "Dear Mr. Fantasy," "I'm a Man," and many more.
Y Kant Tori Read, Y Kant Tori Read (Atlantic/Rhino) (iTunes / Amazon / Spotify)
A complete surprise for hardcore Tori Amos fans, Rhino has digitally released the iconic singer-songwriter's unusual (and exceptionally rare) debut album, as part of a synthpop band with keyboardist Kim Bullard (a frequent studio sideman for "Weird Al" Yankovic) and drummer Matt Sorum (later the drummer of Guns N' Roses from 1990 to 1997).
The Carole King set will also be available in a CD/BD configuration.