Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of new titles in stores today!
The Who, The Who with Orchestra Live at Wembley (Polydor/UMC)
The Who brings their 2019 Wembley Stadium concert to a host of audio formats. The show featured Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, and their band including Simon Townshend and Zak Starkey backed by a 50-piece orchestra conducted by Keith Levenson. The grandiose blast of orchestral rock is available on CD/Blu-ray (with stereo and Dolby Atmos mixes), colored vinyl, and standard black vinyl as well as digital formats.
Crazy Horse - a.k.a. Ralph Molina, Billy Talbot, and Nils Lofgren - have united for a new album...with a twist. Molina, Talbot, and Lofgren each recorded three songs apart and with different musicians, while Young has come together with his longtime collaborators to add a live solo version of "Song of the Seasons" (originally released on Barn). Available on CD, LP, and digitally (including hi-res).
Craft Recordings looks back on the Savoy label and the roots of bebop on this new collection. Available on five 10-inch LPs or two CDs, The Birth of Bop brings together 30 early examples of the groundbreaking jazz genre originally recorded between 1944 and 1949; artists include Stan Getz, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Milt Jackson, Kai Winding, and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis. New liner notes have been penned by Neil Tesser while Joe Tarantino has remastered.
Ace welcomes the legendary Miss Parton to the ranks of its Songwriters and Producers series with this new entry featuring renditions of her classic songs by Buck Owens ("Nickels and Dimes"), The Everly Brothers ("In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)"), Merle Haggard ("Kentucky Gambler"), Emmylou Harris ("Coat of Many Colors"), Glen Campbell ("Light of a Clear Blue Morning"), Linda Ronstadt ("I Will Always Love You"), and many more.
The actress-singer returns with an eclectic new set of duets on classic pop and rock tunes. Guests include Elvis Costello on Bruce Springsteen's "Fire," Tim McGraw on Bread's "If," Leslie Odom, Jr. on The Bee Gees' "Massachusetts," Jackson Browne on "Let It Be Me," Smokey Robinson on "Where Is the Love," Willie Nelson on "Slip Slidin' Away," and Josh Groban on "Songbird."
The Zombies are back with their first album since 2015. Nine of its ten songs have been penned by Rod Argent, with Colin Blunstone contributing one. Argent produced the album which features the band as well as a string section on three tracks. Available on CD, LP, and digital formats.