Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up!
Stevie Nicks, The 24-Karat Gold Tour: Live in Concert (BMG)
Stevie Nicks brings her latest live album, recorded in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh in 2017 and featuring classics and rarities alike, to wide release in the United States. The 2-CD set was previously released as a Target exclusive, while Barnes & Noble is exclusively carrying a crystal-clear vinyl version of the 2-LP edition in North America. A Blu-ray is out today as well as a 2-CD/DVD combo pack.
This new release from Liberation Hall and 415 Records has the best of Jonathan Postal's influential West Coast new wave/punk group The Readymades. It expands on the 2009 vinyl issue with three additional tracks for a total of 17 songs. Available on CD and digital platforms.
Liberation Hall and 415 Records have an expanded edition of San Francisco band Pop-o-Pies' 1981 release The White EP, adding seven tracks to the original six. This release from the band featuring Joe Callahan and a rotating cast of musicians makes its debut on CD. Also available digitally.
Matthew Sweet returns with his latest studio album, and the power-pop hero is in full one-man-band mode. For this self-produced and self-engineered LP recorded in his home studio pre-COVID, Sweet sang all of the vocals and played guitar, bass and piano; he's joined only by longtime collaborator Ric Menck on drums for this guitar-heavy set emphasizing both tasty songwriting and ear-opening solos. It's a harder-rocking and somewhat darker set than some fans might be expecting, but still characterized by Sweet's bold melodies, sharp playing, and pop songcraft. Available on black vinyl, limited blue vinyl, and digital download directly via Omnivore's webstore.
Sunset Blvd. has a 3-CD, 70-track anthology of the "Kansas City" soul man including 30 previously unavailable songs and collaborations with Allen Toussaint.
Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall's 2007 sophomore album gets the Ultimate Edition treatment in the U.K. in multiple formats including a 2-LP colored vinyl set including a bonus 10′′ vinyl which will consist of four brand new, unreleased remixes of the album's singles. The 3-CD version offers the original album, bonus live and acoustic cuts, and the remixes, plus a disc of instrumentals.
Liberation Hall brings the famous folk trio's 1992 PBS concert to DVD. The 90-minute show recorded at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater features performances of such beloved staples as "Puff, the Magic Dragon," "Blowin' in the Wind," "If I Had a Hammer," and "We Shall Overcome."
After a CD release last year, the vinyl version of Fogerty's Factory is out today. John Fogerty and his kids have been keeping busy in quarantine, recording their versions of Dad's classic songs. John, sons Shane and Tyler, and daughter Kelsy are featured on such Fogerty staples as "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," "Fortunate Son," and "Centerfield." Available on CD, LP, and digital platforms.
ABKCO has the soundtrack to director Regina King's film based on Kemp Powers' 2013 play. One Night in Miami features Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. as Sam Cooke and Ain't Too Proud's Jeremy Pope as Jackie Wilson; other characters depicted in the film include Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Malcolm X. The soundtrack has vocals from Odom and Pope as well as instrumentals by Terence Blanchard and original recordings from Sam's brother L.C. Cooke and Billy Preston.