Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up!
Originals brings together 15 demos of songs Prince gave away to other artists including The Time, Sheila E., Kenny Rogers, Martika, Vanity 6, and The Bangles. Tidal will exclusively offered the album for high-resolution streaming on June 7, with the CD and wide digital release out today, and vinyl configurations to follow in July. A Target exclusive CD edition adds one bonus track, “Nothing Compares 2 U (Cinematic Remix).” Read more here!
Capitol and UMe are revisiting Glen Campbell’s 2003 career-spanning 4-CD box set with a new edition in digipak packaging that drops the fourth live disc and replaces it with a new survey of the artist’s work from 2004-2017. The set boasts an essential 78 tracks from the country-pop legend and features updated liner notes by Joel Selvin. Watch this space for our full review, and click here for the track listing and more!
The Rolling Stones, Bridges to Bremen (Various Formats) (Eagle Vision)
Twenty years since it was originally aired, The Rolling Stones’ 1998 concert film Bridges To Bremen is finally released as part of the band’s ongoing archive series from Eagle Vision . It captures the complete September 2, 1998 show from Germany’s Weserstadion show, recorded on the final leg of their tour supporting the Bridges To Babylon album. It’s available on various formats including 2-CD/DVD, 2-CD/Blu-ray, 3-LP. and digital audio and video formats. All the audiovisual material has been newly restored, remastered, and remixed for the occasion. The CD, LP, and digital versions will include the full Bremen show, while the remaining configurations will include additional visual material: four tracks from The Rolling Stones’ concert at Soldier Field in Chicago on April 23, 1998. Read more here!
A new double-disc vinyl edition of James Brown’s 1972 effort Get On the Good Foot is out from Republic/UMe. It was his second album that year and peaked at #8 on the Billboard R&B Albums charts. The title track, meanwhile, hit #1 on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart. The J.B.s., Brown’s newest backing group, was on-hand with stellar grooves, including appearances on “I’ve Got a Bag of My Own,” re-recordings of “Ain’t It a Groove,” and “Cold Sweat,” and more. This new edition will feature rare images, scans of the master tape boxes, and will include “I Know It’s True,” a ballad that makes its U.S. vinyl debut.
Travis, The Man Who: 20th Anniversary Edition [Various Formats] (Craft Recordings)
Scottish rock band Travis’ sophomore album, 1999’s The Man Who, gets a 20th anniversary deluxe edition from Craft Recordings. Produced by Nigel Godrich, it spent eleven weeks atop the U.K. Albums Chart, and has sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide. The box set features the expanded original album and bonus tracks (including B-sides and live performances) on 2 CDs and 2 LPs plus a 58-page photobook. Also available on 2CD, 1LP (with the original album only), and digital formats.
The second of four volumes compiling Def Leppard’s albums output is out today on 7 CDs or 10 LPs, containing Adrenalize, RetroActive, Slang, Euphoria (previously unavailable on vinyl), and Rarities Vols. 2 and 3, both compiled by Joe Elliott. The set contains a 40-page booklet.
For its tenth anniversary, Resonance Records has launched a series of compilations drawn from its storied catalogue of releases. The artwork for the first titles in the series has been provided by Japanese artist Takao Fujioka. This set has twelve songs from Evans’ four Resonance releases, including recordings of “Someday My Prince Will Come,” “My Funny Valentine,” “Turn Out the Stars” and “Waltz for Debby.”
This best-of culls twelve choice cuts from the great jazz guitarist’s six Resonance releases including renditions of “Once I Loved,” “Give Me the Simple Life,” and “‘Round Midnight.”
Willie Nelson, Ride Me Back Home [Various Formats] (Legacy)
Willie Nelson’s latest for Legacy includes new originals and a handful of covers, completing the trilogy about mortality that began with 2017’s God’s Problem Child and continued through 2018’s Last Man Standing. Among the reflective and joyous tracks are “Seven Year Itch,” “One More Song To Right,” a cover of Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are,” and the title track, an ode to horses. Ride Me Back Home marks Nelson’s 12th album for Legacy , following last year’s Grammy-winning Sinatra tribute My Way. In addition to the standard CD version, Ride Me Back Home will be available on black vinyl and, as a Barnes and Noble exclusive, gold color vinyl. Willie’s online shop also offers an array of merchandise bundles.
Sha Na Na famously played Woodstock in the band’s infancy; the gig at Yasgur’s Farm was only their eighth concert together. Now, the ’50s revivalists are celebrating their own 50th anniversary with their full Woodstock set appearing on Rhino’s massive box and this new CD on Pat Boone’s Gold Label. 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition has 12 live tracks (recording date/venue TBD) of such oldies as “Come Go with Me,” “At the Hop,” and “Splish Splash” plus three studio recordings and a 12-page booklet. Also available on digital and vinyl.
John Miller, Stage Door Johnny: John Miller Takes on Broadway (Order at JohnMillerBass.com)
Bassist John Miller, a Broadway mainstay in his role as Music Coordinator for over 130 shows, celebrates the 10th anniversary of his solo album with a new reissue on CD and digital platforms. With guests including Bob Dorough and Manhattan Transfer’s Janis Siegel, Miller delivered relaxed, inventive arrangements of favorites from musicals like Oklahoma!, Kiss Me Kate, My Fair Lady, and Guys and Dolls, plus the film Calamity Jane.
Cherry Pop revisits LaToya Jackson’s 1981 sophomore album on CD in a deluxe edition featuring six single versions. The album features tunes penned by producers Ollie E. Brown and Randy Jackson (LaToya’s youngest brother), Tito, Marlon and Jackie Jackson, Allee Willis and Bruce Roberts, Billy Ocean, and the team of LaToya and sister Janet. The booklet features notes by Adam Mattera and a 1980-1988 LaToya discography. Out today in the U.K. and next Friday in North America.
The Earth, Wind & Fire frontman returns with a new solo album on Verve featuring guests such as Steve Gadd, Christian McBride, Chick Corea, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, and Will.I.Am. Bailey’s twelfth solo album, Love Will Find a Way features a jazz and R&B fusion vibe on such unexpected cuts as Curtis Mayfield’s “Billy Jack,” Return to Forever’s “You’re Everything” (featuring Corea, naturally), Marvin Gaye’s “Just to Keep You Satisfied,” and Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime.” Available on CD and digital formats, with vinyl following on July 12.
The triumvirate of Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, and Johnny Depp return with another hard-hitting album of hedonistic rock, this time featuring original songs plus a cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes.” Available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats.