CD: Bandcamp / Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada LP on black vinyl at Amazon U.S., "freak swirl" at Popmarket, or "metallic goldfish" at Newbury Comics Texas-based psychedelic garage group The Moving Sidewalks, featuring future ZZ Top singer-guitarist Billy Gibbons and drummer Dan Mitchell, only released one album: 1969's Flash, on the Tantara Records label. Back in 2012, Rockbeat Records included Flash as part of a complete Moving Sidewalks box set. Now, the label is reissuing it
Craft Recordings recently acquired Natalie Cole's Elektra catalogue, and now the label is marking the 30th (+1!) anniversary of a beloved Cole classic. Unforgettable...with Love was Cole's Elektra debut and her first full-length album to celebrate the music of her father, Nat "King" Cole. It became the biggest success of Natalie's career, topping multiple charts including the Billboard 200, earning multi-platinum status, and picking up a boatload of Grammy Awards including for the title track,
Tom Jones revisits his new studio album Surrounded by Time, a U.K. chart-topper in 2021, in a deluxe edition adding a bonus disc. The additional CD contains two new tracks - the original composition "One Hell of a Life" and a cover of Bob Dylan's "Not Dark Yet" - plus four live versions of album cuts recorded in London, and a conversation with Jones. This expanded edition was released in the U.K. in December; today's release is domestic.
Leo Sayer pays tribute to the Fab Four on this new release featuring his interpretations of such favorites as "Norwegian Wood," "Here Comes the Sun," "A Hard Day's Night," "Girl," "A Day in the Life," and (two versions of) "Eleanor Rigby."
Jazz fusion great Bob James and his Trio return with a new live set including renditions of his most famous tunes including Taxi theme "Angela" and "Westchester Lady" as well as a new rendition of Elton John's "Rocket Man." Available on a hybrid stereo and multichannel SACD (playable on all CD players) plus a standard MQA-encoded CD, a 2-LP vinyl set, and digital formats.
Marvin Gaye's 1971 Motown masterwork returns to vinyl in this 2-LP set marking its 50th anniversary (and delayed from 2021). It features direct-to-analog mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray, and includes four tracks making their vinyl debut (including the "stripped" version of the title song) plus six mono single mixes and B-sides. It's all pressed on 180-gram vinyl in a tip-on heavy stock gatefold jacket with printed sleeves featuring lyrics, track details, a brief essay honoring
The temptin' Temptations are back with an all-new studio album to mark their 60th anniversary. Temptations 60 features new songs written and produced by Narada Michael Walden, hip-hop producer K. Sparks, longtime group member Ron Tyson, founding member Otis Williams, and the group's old pal, Smokey Robinson. Available on CD and digital/streaming.
Omnivore brings The Left Banke's 1978 reunion album - featuring Steve Martin Caro, Tom Finn, and George Cameron - to CD for the first time, and adds a previously unreleased 2001 session from Michael Brown and Martin Caro. Scott Schinder provides the liner notes, and Michael Graves has remastered the audio.
Michael Feinstein is back with a new studio album on which he welcomes a host of country's biggest names to salute the songs of George and Ira Gershwin. Gershwin Country offers a vibrant and contemporary yet authentic and faithful spin on the brothers' beloved standards. The singer-pianist is joined by Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, Ronnie Milsap, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Rosanne Cash, Mandy Barnett, and the legendary Liza Minnelli (also the album's executive producer), among others, on this
Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra brings Poco's May 20, 2004 Nashville show at the Belcourt Theatre to CD and transparent blue vinyl. Band founders Richie Furay, Rusty Young, and George Grantham, plus longtime member Paul Cotton led the band through such classic tracks as "Crazy Love," "Heart of the Night," "Call It Love," "Rose of Cimarron" and more.
Elvis Costello and The Imposters are back with a new, rip-roaring rock album. The band previewed many of the songs on The Boy Named If during its last concert tour; if those tunes (including lead single "Magnificent Hurt") are any indication, this set returns Costello to his spiky roots. Available on CD, LP, cassette, digital platforms, and an official store-exclusive, autographed CD set with accompanying 88-page illustrated storybook.
2 Blu-ray: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Link TBD 2 DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Link TBD PULSE, originally released in 1995, chronicled Pink Floyd's Division Bell Tour of Europe. The video release was taken from a performance at Earls Court in London on October 20, 1994. There, Pink Floyd (then comprised of founding members David Gilmour on vocals and guitar, Richard Wright on keyboards and Nick Mason on drums, alongside touring bassist Guy Pratt and a few
Real Gone Music remembers the late, great B.J. Thomas with this new collection of rare and previously unreleased material drawn from both Thomas' personal archives and the vaults of Reprise and Warner Bros. Records. In Remembrance: Love Songs and Lost Treasures features 18 tracks, 13 of which are making their debut here, including all five songs which B.J. recorded for the 2008 independent film Jake's Corner, and tracks cut with producers Steve Dorff, Jim Ed Norman, and Stewart Harris. B.J.'s
Cherry Red's Now Sounds label is back with its most impressive release yet: a stunning 8-CD box set from San Francisco's Beau Brummels. With both hit singles ("Laugh, Laugh," "Just a Little") and albums that have stood the test of time (Bradley's Barn, Triangle), the Brummels' 1960s discography stands as a miniature history of American pop music. Sal Valentino and Ron Elliott (together with, at various points, Ron Meagher, John Petersen, Declan Mulligan, and John Irving, plus a host of
The a cappella group fusing traditional choral, gospel, pop, Broadway, and vintage barbershop quartet styles into a fresh, original sound is celebrating the most wonderful time of the year with a new deluxe edition of 2016's The Spirit of the Season. The joyful yuletide album features clever and intricate arrangements of Christmas classics both spiritual ("O Holy Night," "Mary Did You Know," "Go Tell It on the Mountain") and secular (an Andy Williams medley, another of childhood favorites such
5CD/1LP/1-7" single Deluxe Box Set: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 5CD Box Set: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada The Last Music Company has served up the ultimate tribute to blues-rock hero Jimmie Vaughan with this impressive new box set celebrating his 70th birthday. The Jimmie Vaughan Story has 5 CDs and over six hours of music chronicling his career up to the present day plus a 12-inch LP of Jimmie's 2001 album Do You Get the Blues? plus a stunning 240-page book, a 45
Real Gone Music reissues Grateful Dead's 2-CD set Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 1, with selections drawn from the band's performances at New York's Madison Square Garden on September 18-20, 1990. (Dick's Picks Vol. 9 came from the September 16 date in this run of MSG shows.) Vince Welnick and Bruce Hornsby were both part of the lineup for these concerts, and highlights include a rare 1990s "Dark Star" and a moving encore of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" in the wake of keyboardist Brent Mydland's
CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada A&M/Cat-o-Log/UMe delivers a long-awaited official wide-release soundtrack of Hal Ashby's 1971 dark comedy Harold and Maude featuring the songs of Cat Stevens. The new release, available on CD, LP, and digital formats, includes the seven songs reprised from Stevens' first two Island/A&M albums Mona Bone Jakon and Tea for the Tillerman ("On the Road to Find Out," "I Wish, I Wish," "Miles from
Legacy Recordings delivers a soundtrack to Questlove's acclaimed 2021 documentary Summer of Soul, chronicling the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. Live recordings are featured from headliners including The 5th Dimension, Nina Simone, David Ruffin, Sly & The Family Stone, Gladys Knight & The Pips, B.B. King, The Chambers Brothers, and more. Available on CD and digital, with the digital edition adding one bonus cut from Abbey Lincoln and Max Roach.
Decca will celebrate John Williams' 90th by turning the clock back to 1980 when the famed composer-conductor took the baton from the legendary Arthur Fiedler to lead The Boston Pops Orchestra into a new era. John Williams and The Boston Pops: The Complete Philips Recordings boasts 21 CDs and 22 albums originally released on Philips between 1980 and 1990, at which point the Pops switched affiliations to Sony Classical. (The Sony Classical era was addressed in 2018 on the John Williams:
2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Greatest Hits 2.0, out today in 2CD and 2LP formats, brings together 24 tracks on CD and 20 tracks on vinyl from the group which fused funk, jazz, blues, soul, and Latin sounds into a propulsive whole. The slightly expanded CD version spans the period 1970-1994 including two tracks (the U.S. No. 3 hit "Spill the Wine" and a cover of "Tobacco Road") from the original group, Eric Burdon and WAR, and
Real Gone reissues the only solo album from legendary (P-) funk guitarist Eddie Hazel, Game, Dames, and Guitar Thangs from 1977. For this scorching LP, he was joined by members of his Parliament/Funkadelic family with George Clinton co-writing all four of the album's original songs together with co-writing contributions from Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Gary Cooper, Garry Shider, and Hazel himself. The LP was rounded out by covers of The Beatles' "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" and The Mama
Craft Recordings salutes the remarkable legacy of Americana titan Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson (1923-2012) with Life's Work: A Retrospective. The anthology features 101 key tracks from the guitarist's discography including collaborations with Flatt and Scruggs, Chet Atkins, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Bill Monroe, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Watson's son Merle. The 4-CD set (also available digitally) features an 88-page book with new liner notes by author and compilation co-producer Ted Olson
Omnivore collects two dozen non-LP sides from Trini Lopez, Texas singer-songwriter of Mexican descent, on a new CD collection, The Rare Reprise Singles. The set includes the studio version of his rousing take on the Bernstein/Sondheim West Side Story classic "America" (stylized by the artist as "A-Mer-I-Ca"), a Bob Gaudio-helmed single of Randy Newman's wry "Love Story," both sides of a Christmas 45 ("El Niño Del Tambor (The Little Drummer Boy)" b/w "Noche de Paz (Silent Night)"/"Let There Be
Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater's intimate 2011 musical has finally received its first-ever recording - and what a recording it is, featuring Jennifer Holliday, Kristin Chenoweth, Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, Ramin Karimloo, Auli'i Cravalho, and a cast of stage and screen stars. The spellbinding score, orchestrated by the composer's Promises, Promises collaborator Jonathan Tunick, is quintessential Bacharach: classic yet contemporary, it's filled with romance, beauty, and emotion. "This