Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up!
Rhino has unearthed a lost album recorded by Miles Davis in 1985-1986 prior to his label debut Tutu. The LP has been completed by original co-producers Randy Hall and Zane Giles with Davis’ nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr., who played drums on the album sessions. Ledisi and Lalah Hathaway have been enlisted to complete the vocal tracks. Available on CD, 2-LP vinyl, and digital platforms. Read more here!
Black Sabbath’s landmark first eight albums return to vinyl in this lavish new box set joined by a ninth bonus disc, Monomania, featuring rare mono versions of eight songs plus a radio spot. Check out the details here!
Recorded just two months before their legendary New York City live album At Fillmore East, this new 4-CD Fillmore West ’71 set collects all the recordings from a weekend run at San Francisco’s Fillmore West in January of 1971, sourced from the original reel-to-reel soundboard masters. Read more here!
The 50th anniversary celebration of America rolls on with this new CD/DVD issue of Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell’s 1979 New York concert featuring all of the band’s classic hits and fan favorites. Get more info here!
This budget-priced compilation offers 56 songs on 3 CDs from the “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” pop star including a brand-new recording of Joni Mitchell’s timeless “Both Sides Now.”
Over four 180-gram white vinyl LPs and one CD, Demon celebrates three decades of Runaway Horses with the original album, single versions, remixes, dub and a cappella versions, and three new recordings. The CD has the original album plus the new songs: the aforementioned “Both Sides Now” and renditions of Gordon Lightfoot’s “If You Could Read My Mind” and Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s “I Need You to Turn To.”
Cherry Red’s Morello imprint has returned Glen Campbell’s three Atlantic LPs to CD on one new 2-CD set also including the rare non-LP bonus track “They Still Dance to Waltzes in England.” Read more about this title later today!
This deluxe 9-CD set presents Canterbury Sound pioneers Caravan’s complete studio work on the Decca and Deram labels. These include their 1970 label debut If I Could Do It All Over Again, I’d Do It All for You, plus In the Land of Grey and Pink (1971), Waterloo Lily (1972), For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night (1973), the live effort Caravan & The New Symphonia (1974), and Cunning Stunts (1975). Each studio album is supplemented with bonus tracks, including rare demos, outtakes, instrumental versions, early versions, alternate mixes, and more. Read more here!
Following similar, recent sets for artists such as Boz Scaggs, Cheap Trick, and Paul Young, Sony Japan collects 19 of Cyndi Lauper’s singles as issued in Japan on Blu-spec CD2 (playable on all CD players) plus a DVD of 26 music videos in region-free NTSC format (viewable worldwide). It’s pricey but lavishly packaged in typical Japanese style, featuring a super-thick jewel case.
26 rare tracks from classic folk duo Ian and Sylvia Tyson (including 20 previously unreleased) are featured on this new 2-CD anthology.
Don’t it make her brown eyes blue: Following on the heels of Tanya Tucker’s “comeback” a couple of weeks ago, legendary country songstress Crystal Gayle returns with her first album in 16 years, and welcomes her sisters Loretta Lynn and Peggy Sue Wright on “Put It Off Till Tomorrow.”
The Pretenders’ leader returns with a new jazz-influenced solo album produced by Marius DeVries and Eldad Guetta featuring new spins on vintage pop standards and favorites like The Beach Boys’ “Caroline No,” Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Once I Loved,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Hello, Young Lovers,” and “Wild Is the Wind,” popularized by Johnny Mathis.
Omnivore has a live CD/DVD set from the musical merrymakers of NRBQ. The CD presents selections recorded in 2015 and 2017 at SiriusXM and WFMU, respectively, while the DVD presents the WFMU set. Expect a mixture of original songs and choice covers like Goffin and King’s “Don’t Ever Change” and The Beach Boys’ “Don’t Worry Baby.” Available on CD, vinyl, and digital.
In advance of its Broadway premiere later this year, Ghostlight Records delivers on CD the long-awaited Original London Cast Recording of the smash hit bio-musical currently packing houses nightly at London’s Aldwych Theatre. Written by Katori Hall and approved by the superstar herself, Tina (which opened in April 2018) is a gritty cut above the typical jukebox musical, and succeeds largely on its unvarnished portrait of the star as embodied by star Adrienne Warren. Her vocal power, channeling Turner’s style without resorting to impression, is heard throughout this sizzling 24-track, 70-minute album on such classic anthems as “River Deep-Mountain High,” “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” “Nutbush City Limits,” “Private Dancer,” “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” and “Proud Mary.” Nicholas Skilbeck provides the show’s arrangements and Ethan Popp has penned the orchestrations fusing drama, soul, pop, and rock. Also available digitally.
Alfred Newman, Henry King at Fox (Kritzerland)
Kritzerland delivers its most expansive release to date: a 5-CD box set celebration of the films of director Henry King, containing Alfred Newman’s scores to King’s 20th Century Fox productions The Black Swan, Captain from Castile, Prince of Foxes, The Gunfighter, and Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing. This set is dedicated to the late Nick Redman, who shepherded countless Fox scores to CD. All of the scores are presented in optimum sound – remastered and, in many cases, restored. Limited to 1,000 copies, the collection includes a 24-page full-color booklet featuring liner notes from Julie Kirgo, Jon Burlingame, Mike Matessino, David Newman, and Kritzerland’s Bruce Kimmel. Pre-orders are open now; the set will ship by the second week of October, but pre-orders from the label typically arrive earlier.