Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up!
Real Gone celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Carol Burnett Show with the comedy legend’s third solo album and first for RCA Victor. A tie-in to the groundbreaking variety show, Carol Burnett Sings features four songs performed on early episodes: “Georgy Girl,” “Enter Laughing,” “I Believed It All” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” Another tune “Nobody,” was performed by Burnett during an appearance on the earlier program Carol and Company. I’ve written the new liner notes, and two bonus tracks have been added: the John Williams-penned outtake “Make Me Rainbows,” and the rare “The Bullfrog Patrol” with Steve Lawrence and Dan Dailey! Read more here!
The Replacements, For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986 (Sire/Rhino)
For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986 captures the Minneapolis legends (lead singer Paul Westerberg, guitarist Bob Stinson, bassist Tommy Stinson and drummer Chris Mars) for a raucous set at the famous Hoboken, New Jersey club in the winter of 1986. The band had signed to Sire Records the previous year and released their fourth album Tim; a good deal of that album features on this release, as does “Can’t Hardly Wait,” a track that would appear on the band’s next album, 1987’s Pleased to Meet Me. Additionally, the set includes covers of The Beatles, KISS, Sweet and T. Rex, all Replacements-style! Available in 2-CD and 2-LP formats. Read more here!
Omnivore premieres 15 previously unissued tracks from artist/songwriter/producer Jerry Yester (Farewell Aldebaran, The Association, The Turtles, Tim Buckley) recorded in the 1960s and 1970s. These never-before-heard songs were written with poet/lyricist and Tim Buckley collaborator Larry Beckett, and feature performances by Yester with Rosebud bandmates David Vaught and John Seiter, future Lone Justice member Don Heffington, and Laurel Masse from The Manhattan Transfer, among others. Available on CD and digital. Watch for our full review soon!
To celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday, Craft Recordings has selected 100 songs from the late, great bluesman – or one song for each year. Three of the five discs on King Of The Boogie provide an overview of Hooker’s solo career, complete with three unreleased studio outtakes. The fourth disc finds Hooker in a live setting; five of the 15 concert tracks are heard here for the first time. The fifth and final disc, “Friends,” features collaborations between Hooker and Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt and many more. Read all about it here!
Whitesnake, Whitesnake: 30th Anniversary Edition (Rhino)
The band’s 1987 self-titled album returns in expanded form from Rhino Records. Available in a variety of formats, including 2CD, 4CD/1DVD and 2LP sets, Whitesnake will feature unreleased live audio and video, demos, and both new and classic remixes of the album and single material. Get the track listings and more here!
Stephen King’s tale of a killer dog hit the big screen in 1983 with a score by composer Charles Bernstein. But Bernstein’s music was cut up for the film’s final edit, and the score never received a commercial release until last year, when Intrada presented the music as recorded by Bernstein for a CD reissue. The tracklisting for Real Gone’s edition presents the complete film score as presented by Intrada, dropping the five alternate cues which were also included. The new vinyl reissue is limited to 1,000 copies and comes in “Saint-Bernard” Black & Brown. The LP also features new cover art.
The Cool Ghoul returns to vinyl! In 1960, Zacherle recorded an album for Elektra entitled Spook Along with Zacherley, featuring comedy songs with spoken word segments. Elektra’s budget imprint Crestview Records reissued the LP in 1963, giving it a new title and new cover art. This new art was provided by legendary MAD Magazine artist Jack Davis. While the original 1960 version has been released on CD (in 2001, by Collectors’ Choice), the 1963 version with Davis’ alternate art has never been reissued. Real Gone’s new vinyl edition comes in green and orange “Pumpkin” color and is limited to 1,000 copies. This new edition is a tribute to Zacherle and Davis, who both passed away last year.
P.P. Arnold, The Turning Tide (Kundalini Music)
The ’60s soul songstress unveils a long-lost album produced for her by Barry Gibb, featuring renditions of such songs as “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” “Spinning Wheel,” and Barry’s own “Give a Hand, Take a Hand,” “Born,” “The Turning Tide,” “Bury Me Down by the River,” and “Happiness.” Three more tracks on this set were helmed by Eric Clapton (including The Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”), and another pair by session great Caleb Quaye. These previously unreleased tracks are must-haves for any Bee Gees and Clapton collectors, not to mention fans of classic pop and soul. Due on CD, DD, and LP today in the U.K., and next Friday in the U.S.!
Spandau Ballet’s 1986 album is newly expanded with seven bonus tracks and a DVD with promo videos and a new documentary. The DVD is NTSC format and playable in U.S. DVD players. The remastered album is also available on vinyl.
Sepultura, Chaos A.D.: Expanded Edition (Rhino)
Sepultura’s 1993 metal breakthrough is reissued with a bonus disc adding 17 additional songs! The LP version adds some, but not all, of the bonus songs. Track listings for both are available here!
Frank Sinatra, Ultimate Christmas (Capitol/UMe)
Capitol collects 20 Christmas classics from Frank Sinatra, drawing on both his Capitol and Reprise tenures, originally recorded between 1954 and 1991. This set will be available in CD, digital, and 180-gram 2-LP black vinyl editions, as well as a limited 2-LP white vinyl edition exclusively offered for preorder on the Sinatra Store and Universal’s webstore, UDiscover Music. Read more details here!
Elvis Presley, Christmas with Elvis and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RCA/Legacy)
CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Vinyl: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Deluxe CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Digital Standard: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Digital Deluxe: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
This new album follows on from 2015’s If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and 2016’s The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, where Elvis’ original vocals are melded with newly recorded orchestral tracks. The songs are drawn from two Elvis LPs, with all eight songs from 1957’s Elvis’ Christmas Album and five more from 1971’s Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas. Available on CD and LP today. There is also a deluxe edition Christmas with Elvis being released, adding an additional four tracks. This edition is due on November 24. These four tracks are drawn from the 1957 EP Peace In The Valley. This EP was actually used to round out the original Elvis’ Christmas Album, so you if you get the deluxe edition of this new album, you have all of the tracks from that first album, re-orchestrated and in a different order. Read more here!