Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles available today!
Shania Twain, Come On Over: Diamond Edition (Mercury/UMe)
3CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
3LP (U.S.): ShaniaTwain.com
3LP (International): ShaniaTwain.com
2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada
Three years after revisiting one of her first major releases, 1995's The Woman in Me, country-pop icon Shania Twain will do the same for her 1997 follow-up Come On Over - the album that made her a pop star. The Diamond Edition of Come On Over will encompass a number of formats, including 2CD/2LP standard editions and 3CD/3LP deluxe packages. The 3CD includes both mixes of the acclaimed album - the standard country/pop/rock mix issued in America and a second "international" dance version released around the world in 1998 and 1999 - as well as a nine-track collection of new and old remixes and live tracks, including guest appearances from Elton John, Backstreet Boys, Alison Krauss & Union Station and Chris Martin of Coldplay. (Vinyl deluxe editions will include the bonus disc with either version of the album.) Read more here!
R.E.M., Reveal and Accelerate [Vinyl] (Craft Recordings)
Two R.E.M. albums from the band's final decade together return to vinyl from Craft Recordings. The 180-gram black-vinyl reissues of 2001's Reveal and 2008's Accelerate were cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at MRP.
This 2-CD, 32-track collection features album deep cuts and previously unreleased studio recordings, while the second disc takes in live recordings spanning 1977-1996 including renditions of "Imaginary Lover" and "Spooky." This release has been authorized by Atlanta Rhythm Section.
Following albums on the major Sire and PolyGram labels, Hershey, PA's favorite sons The Ocean Blue branched out to craft their first independent release. Davy Jones' Locker (1999) eclectically incorporated all of the band's influences from '80s new wave to electronica and '60s pop-rock and remains a high point of the band's discography. It returns today in a remastered edition on CD, LP, and digital platforms. The band is currently working on a new album and will hit the road in September for a U.S. tour through November.
John Fogerty, John Fogerty / Blue Ridge Rangers (BMG)
The Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman's first two solo albums, from 1973 and 1975, return to vinyl today. These 180-gram editions have had lacquers cut by Bernie Grundman Mastering.
Alice Cooper is back with a new solo album produced by longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin. Road, written and recorded with his bandmates Ryan Roxie (guitar), Chuck Garric (bass), Tommy Henrikson (guitar), Glen Sobel (drums), and Nita Strauss (guitar), also welcomes special guests including Wayne Kramer of the MC5 and Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine. It's available in a variety of formats including CD/Blu-ray (with a bonus concert from Hellfest), standard CD, 2LP/DVD, CD/DVD, Red Marbled 2LP/DVD, and Orange Marbled 2LP/DVD. Whew!
Brazilian-American singer Bebel Gilberto pays tribute to her late father, bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto, on this new album. "She's a Carioca" and "Desafinado" are just two of the famous songs reinterpreted by Bebel on this heartfelt salute. Available on CD, LP, and digitally.