Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles in stores today!
Madonna, Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones (Warner/Rhino)
The first in a planned series of catalogue reissues through Warner Music Group, the new compilation Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones tracks every one of Madonna's record-setting singles to reach the top of Billboard's dance charts, from 1982 debut "Everybody" to "I Don't Search I Find," one of four tracks off latest album Madame X (2019) to have reached the peak. In a considerable boon to collectors, this multi-format set doesn't merely replicate the familiar versions heard on her albums: every track is presented in a rare remix or edit, with nearly half making their debut on a commercial and/or physical release and a handful released for the first time anywhere. (Mike Dean, producer of Madame X and Madonna's 2015 effort Rebel Heart, has remastered this new set.) The collection has rolled out in several formats across the summer. On June 24, a 16-track abridged edition was made available to stream. Today, that 16-track version comes out on CD and double vinyl alongside the complete 50-track set, on three CDs or six red and black vinyl LPs. (The vinyl will be available exclusively through Madonna's official store or Rhino's storefront.) Read more here.
After including it in his Official Release Series Volume 4 box set, Neil Young is breaking out his 1989 EP Eldorado on standalone CD and LP. Recorded primarily with bassist Rick Rosas and drummer Chad Cromwell, who'd played in The Bluenotes and here were dubbed The Restless, these five tracks laid the groundwork to Young's next album Freedom, released later that year and featuring the rock radio hit "Rockin' in the Free World." But only three of the five tracks here actually ended up on Freedom, and in remixed form: "Eldorado" (editing some formidable guitar work by Frank "Pancho" Sampedro), a cover of the Mann-Weil-Lieber-Stoller hit "On Broadway," and "Don't Cry." The other two tracks, "Cocaine Eyes" and "Heavy Love," remain only available on this mini-album, which never came out beyond Australia and Japan.
UMe releases a 40th Anniversary edition of the debut EP from R.E.M. which contains "Gardening at Night," "Wolves, Lower," and more. Chronic Town is available for the first time on a standalone CD, and this new edition offers new liner notes by the original producer Mitch Easter and recent interviews with the band members.
Sheena Easton's 1982 concert featuring "For Your Eyes Only," "Morning Train (9 to 5)," "Wind Beneath My Wings," and more arrives on CD and DVD from Cherry Pop in a newly remastered, expanded edition. Get all of the info here!
Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers, Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers (Omnivore) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
The 1976 Beserkley Records debut from Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers gets a new reissue from Omnivore today on both CD and LP, kicking off the label's reissue series for the seminal proto-punk band.
Following recent releases from Toto's Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams, the band's founding keyboardist-singer-songwriter David Paich delivers his first solo album. On Forgotten Toys, he's joined by co-producer/vocalist Williams as well as Lukather, Michael McDonald, Brian Eno, Ray Parker Jr., Don Felder, and Steve Jordan.