Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles in stores today!
The Kinks, Muswell Hillbillies / Everybody's in Show-Biz - Everybody's a Star (BMG)
6LP/4CD/1BD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Muswell Hillbillies 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Muswell Hillbillies 1CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Everybody's in Show-Biz 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Everybody's in Show-Biz 1CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
The Kinks are going super deluxe (again!) with a joint reissue of two of the band's most significant albums featuring remastered audio and a host of bonus tracks. BMG's box set celebrates The Kinks' first two albums for the RCA label: 1971's Muswell Hillbillies and 1972's Everybody's in Show-Biz / Everybody's a Star. The campaign encompasses a variety of formats including the centerpiece 6LP/4CD/1BD box plus 2CD, 1LP, 2LP, 2CD, 1CD, and digital releases. Read more here.
Primary Wave reissues the late, great Olivia Newton-John's 1971 solo debut LP in a deluxe 2-CD expanded edition featuring 17 bonus tracks including previously unreleased recordings, B-sides, alternate takes, and material with the group Toomorrow including both sides of a new-to-CD single. Watch this space for a more detailed look at this release! Also available as a single-LP remaster of the original album.
Interscope celebrates 10 years of Imagine Dragons' debut Night Visions with an expanded edition on CD, 2LP, and digital formats, featuring the original album, nine additional studio tracks, and two previously unreleased demos.
This 22-track collection gathers the eclectic music featured in the fourth season of Netflix's supernatural drama Stranger Things, including Kate Bush's chart-topping "Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)," KISS' "Detroit Rock City," The Beach Boys' "California Dreamin'," James Taylor's "Fire and Rain," Metallica's "Master of Puppets," Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong's "A Kiss to Build a Dream On," and two versions of Journey with Steve Perry's "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)." Available on CD, digital formats, and a host of 2-LP versions: standard black vinyl which includes a 12x12 Stranger Things poster insert; and exclusives at Walmart (Creel House cover and puzzle), Target (California cover and diorama), Barnes & Noble (Russia cover and stickers), and Amazon (Lab cover and a 12x12 Butcher Billy lithograph).
KISS continues its live "bootleg series" with this 2-CD performance from November 29, 1977 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa from the Alive II tour featuring Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss.
The performances on this 2-CD set came only a few months after the release of Terrapin Station, Grateful Dead's ninth studio album. Cherry-picked from three gigs (10/11/77 in Norman, Oklahoma; 10/14/77 in Houston; 10/16 in Baton Rouge), this Road Trips volume offers a 10-minute rendition of "Let It Grow" from Norman, a 17-minute "Sugaree," and a 13-minute version of "Black Peter," hailing from the Baton Rouge show. In addition, the Houston excerpt captures the last time the "Help on the Way"/"Slipknot!"/"Franklin's Tower" medley was played for six years. A 16-page booklet featuring notes by Steve Silberman accompanies this "Betty Board" recording, mastered by Jeffrey Norman and presented in HDCD sound. As is the norm with these Real Gone general retail releases, the third bonus disc offered with the limited release in 2008 is not included.
Fanny, Charity Ball (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Fanny, Fanny Hill (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Jesse Ed Davis, Jesse Davis (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Spacehog, The Chinese Album (Pink Vinyl Edition) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Powerman 5000, Tonight the Stars Revolt! (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada)
Real Gone Music has a host of vinyl reissues today from Fanny, Jesse Ed Davis, Spacehog, and Powerman 5000. Read here for all of the details on this eclectic set of vinyl treasures.
Julian Lennon returns with his first studio album since 2011's Everything Changes, highlighted by the singles "Freedom," "Every Little Moment," "Save Me, and "Breathe." The cover photo of Julian was taken by May Pang in 1974. Available on CD, LP, and digitally.
The America's Got Talent star returns with a new album comprising 10 songs by Joni Mitchell including "The Circle Game," "A Case of You," "River," "Both Sides Now," and "For Free." Available on CD and digitally.
The Prince of Darkness picks up where his last studio album, Ordinary Man, left off. Patient Number 9, produced by Andrew Watt (Elton John's The Lockdown Sessions), features Ozzy at his heavy best alongside special guests including Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, Mike McCready, and Zakk Wylde. Available on CD, LP, cassette, and digitally as well as in various limited editions available exclusively from his online store.