Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up!
Micky Dolenz, Dolenz Sings Nesmith (7a Records) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Deep Discount)
Micky Dolenz tackles more than a dozen compositions by his friend and longtime bandmate Michael Nesmith on this exciting new album available on CD and LP. Micky is in top vocal form bringing his own energetic stamp to Nesmith's beguiling tunes. Tracks include "Different Drum," "Circle Sky," "Propinquity (I've Just Begun to Care)," "Tapioca Tundra," and "You Are My One." Michael's son Christian Nesmith has produced and arranged the album. If you'd like to hear Nez's own renditions of some of these tunes, don't hesitate to check out Second Disc Records & Real Gone Music's Different Drum: The Lost RCA Victor Recordings! Read more here.
The Palace Guard, All Night Long: An Anthology 1965-1966 (Omnivore Recordings) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Omnivore brings together all 12 single sides from Emmit Rhodes' pre-Merry Go Round band The Palace Guard. Michael Graves has remastered and restored the audio for the definitive presentation of this classic garage-pop material.
Doug Carn featuring Jean Carn(e), Revelation (Real Gone Music)
CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Real Gone continues its Black Jazz campaign with keyboardist-composer Doug Carn's 1973 album, his third for the Black Jazz label. Revelation features Doug's then-wife Jean Carn (Philadelphia International Records, Motown) on the soulful vocals. Mike Milchner has remastered the audio, and Pat Thomas has written the new liner notes. Available on CD and standard black vinyl as well as orange and black swirl vinyl exclusive to independent record stores.
Lefty Frizzell, Saginaw, Michigan/The Sad Side of Love/Puttin' On + 16 Bonus Tracks (Cherry Red/Morello MRLL99D, 2021) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Cherry Red's Morello imprint brings together three mid-'60s platters by Lefty Frizzell plus 16 bonus singles on this new 2-CD set. Watch this space for our detailed coverage of this title.
Violent Femmes, Add It Up (1981-1993) (Craft Recordings) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Violent Femmes' 1993 double-album compilation returns to vinyl from Craft Recordings, featuring hits, live recordings, demos, B-sides, and rarities.
Jon Allen, ...meanwhile (OK!Good Records) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Singer-songwriter Jon Allen has supported Dionne Warwick, Brian May, Damien Rice, and Seal in concert, and has written songs recorded by Petula Clark and Engelbert Humperdinck. The Mark Knopfler protégé now returns with his fourth album for OK!Good Records, filled with his typically literate, guitar-driven pop-rock songs tailored to today's times. Available on CD, LP, and digital formats.
Chrissie Hynde, Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan (BMG) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
Chrissie Hynde tackles some of her favorite Dylan deep cuts, including "Don't Fall Apart on Me Tonight," "In the Summertime," and "Tomorrow Is a Long Time," on this new album. The digital version is out today while the CD and vinyl iterations are due August 20.
Sara Bareilles, Amidst the Chaos: Live from the Hollywood Bowl (Epic) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles revisits her 2019 studio album Amidst the Chaos with this live release recorded in November of that year at Los Angeles' famed Hollywood Bowl. The live set features most of the original album's songs plus other Bareilles favorites including "She Used to Be Mine" from her musical Waitress. Available on CD, LP, and digital formats.
John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band, Leftover Feelings (New West) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Recorded at Nashville's historic RCA Studio B during the pandemic, Leftover Feelings features 11 new tracks from John Hiatt and The Jerry Douglas Band. Available on CD, LP, and digital formats.
For people who are excited about the Mickey Dolenz release... https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/micky-dolenz-interview-monkees-tour-dolenz-sings-nesmith-1170752/
Shawn C. says
Lord Huron's new album "Long Lost" is also released today. Personally I believe their second album "Strange Trails" was one of the best I've heard in the past 10 years.