3CD/1LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 1CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada The Soft Parade is turning 50 with a new box set limited to 15,000 individually numbered copies, including the original studio album - and the non-LP B-side of "Wishful Sinful," "Who Scared You" on CD - as newly remastered by the band's longtime collaborator, Bruce Botnick on CD and 180-gram vinyl plus new liner notes by rock journalist David Fricke. 15 rarities including 13 previously
When Marin Mazzie passed away from cancer in September 2018, musical theatre lost one of its most luminous lights. Now, Broadway Records is releasing the final joint appearance of Marin and her husband, Jason Danieley, at 54 Below. Recorded in May 2017, Broadway and Beyond features the duo revisiting many of their biggest triumphs from musicals including The King and I, Curtains, The Visit, Kiss Me, Kate, and Ragtime. Proceeds from the album will benefit The Actor's Fund Cancer Support
What's his name? Ringo, of course! The Beatle is back with a new LP featuring some very special guests: Steve Lukather, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, Dave Stewart, and Paul McCartney! Macca joins in on a cover of John Lennon's "Grow Old with Me." Promising a lot of peace and love, What's My Name will be available on CD, LP, and digital platforms.
Harry Connick, Jr. salutes a classic American composer with True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter. The new album, available on CD, LP, and digital platforms, has 13 Porter standards, all arranged, conducted, and sung by Connick (who, naturally, plays piano on them, too).
The Oak Ridge Boys have another celebration of their favorite season. Down Home Christmas, the group's eighth Christmas album, has been produced by Nashville uber-producer Dave Cobb and features both classics and original songs.
Omnivore has an expanded reissue of legendary cult band Big Star's 2005 album In Space. The well-received 12-song set from Alex Chilton, Jody Stephens, Jon Auer, and Ken Stringfellow included ten new originals and two covers. It was recorded in the fabled Ardent Studios, where Big Star began, and released on Rykodisc. (A limited vinyl run was issued on DBK Works.) Now, the album will return to vinyl on translucent blue wax and will be expanded on CD to the tune of six bonus tracks. Among them
The prolific Van Morrison returns with his sixth album in four years. Three Chords and the Truth is filled with original Morrison compositions including one co-written with Oscar-winning lyricist Don Black. Guitarist Jay Berliner and Righteous Brother Bill Medley both appear on the album. Available on CD, LP, and digital platforms.
Jeff Lynne's ELO returns with a new studio album following up 2015's Alone in the Universe. Out of Nowhere once again has Lynne playing almost every instrument (engineer Steve Jay adds some percussion) and singing leads and layered harmony vocals on ten original songs. Available in standard and deluxe CD editions with more lavish packaging on the latter, and on vinyl.
Emma Thompson co-wrote and appears in this romantic holiday comedy set to the music of George Michael. The soundtrack to Last Christmas features Michael and Wham! classics (including "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," "Faith," and of course, "Last Christmas") alongside one never-before-released track, "This Is How (We Want You to Get High)." Available on CD, LP, and digital platforms.
4CD/4-seven-inch single box: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / The Kinks Official 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / The Kinks Official 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / The Kinks Official The Kinks' 1969 concept album continued in the quintessentially British vein of The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society but carved out its own musical identity. Building on the success of last year's Village Green box set, BMG has a similarly expansive
2-CD/2-LP/Blu-ray/7": Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / The Band Online Shop 2-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / The Band Online Shop 2-LP black vinyl: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / The Band Online Shop 2-LP Tiger's Eye swirl vinyl: The Band Online Shop Capitol celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Band, a.k.a. The Brown Album, in a variety of deluxe formats including a 2-CD/2-LP/Blu-ray/7" set with new stereo and surround mixes, previously unreleased
Second Disc Records and Real Gone Music are proud to present The Complete RCA Victor and Columbia Christmas Recordings from legendary guitarist-producer Chet Atkins on a deluxe 2-CD, 46-song anthology remastered by Vic Anesini at Sony's Battery Studios and featuring new liner notes by the set's compiler-producer, TSD's Joe Marchese!
3CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 3LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. TBD / Amazon Canada Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings chronicle Dylan's 1967-1969 recordings in Music City - including those made with a very special guest - on the latest volume of the artist's long-running Bootleg Series. Bob Dylan (featuring Johnny Cash) - Travelin' Thru: 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 boasts dozens of previously unreleased recordings from the Nashville Skyline period and even some
Gotta get up! The late Harry Nilsson's final recordings are, at last, being unveiled to the world on Omnivore's Losst and Founnd. Produced by Mark Hudson, the album features Nilsson originals plus covers of songs by his friends Jimmy Webb and Yoko Ono. Guest musicians include Webb, Van Dyke Parks, Jim Keltner, and Harry's son Kiefo.
6LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 6CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings is a the 6-CD version of the 2018 vinyl collection collecting The Police's five classic studio albums plus a bonus disc of twelve rarities entitled Flexible Strategies.
In 1986, pianist Johnny Costa, Fred Rogers, bassist Carl McViker, and percussionist Bobby Rawsthorne united to record Johnny Costa Plays Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Jazz . The 13-track collection of instrumental takes on Mister Rogers' classic material has been out of print for decades and original copies command triple-digit prices on the secondary market. Omnivore gives the album its CD and digital debut.
Welcome back to the Neighborhood! This celebration of the music of Mister Rogers collects 23 songs recorded by the host, with accompaniment from longtime sideman Johnny Costa on piano, Carl McViker on bass, and Bobby Rawsthorne on percussion. Complementing the music is an illustrated booklet with photos, an introduction by the Won't You Be My Neighbor? documentarian Morgan Neville, and an essay by TV critic Robert Bianco. Among the tracks are the classics "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" "You Are
Americana specialist Van Dyke Parks and Guatemala-born singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno have teamed up for this new LP celebrating "the migration of song across the Americas" with a bolero, a bossa nova, a ballad, and so on. Guests include Jackson Browne and Ry Cooder. Available on CD, LP, and digital platforms.
To coincide with the release of the theatrical film version of Western Stars, Bruce Springsteen is delivering the film's soundtrack. Western Stars: Songs from the Film features live versions of all thirteen of the original album's songs, plus a special cover of Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy." Available on CD, LP, and digital platforms.
For her second full-length Christmas album (or third if you count the collaborative Celebration in Vienna with Placido Domingo), legendary songstress Dionne Warwick is joined by such luminaries as Johnny Mathis, The Oak Ridge Boys, Michael McDonald, Dianne Reeves, and ex-Chicago singer Jason Scheff.
Chicago is back with the band's 37th studio album and fourth Christmas release. The simply-titled Chicago Christmas arrives on CD, LP, and digital platforms with eight original songs (including one from Robert Lamm and Dino, Desi & Billy/The Beach Boys' Billy Hinsche and another from Lee Loughnane and The Ventures' John Durrill), two classic holiday standards, and one pop favorite from Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The Target-exclusive CD features two bonus tracks.
2-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2-LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada On Lifelines, a-ha adopted a more segmented writing process, with each member presenting new compositions. The recordings were helmed by six producers and Anneli Drecker provided vocals. As a result of their new approaches to writing and production, Lifelines is considered one of a-ha's most richly varied recordings. Rhino's giving it a 2-CD deluxe treatment with over 20 early mixes, alternate
2-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2-LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada The 2000 comeback album from a-ha gets the 2-CD deluxe treatment from Rhino. Minor Earth | Major Sky will be remastered, and supplemented with 16 additional demos, outtakes, alternate mixes, and live recordings. An album-only 2-LP vinyl reissue will also be released.
Over 4 CDs, Only After Dark chronicles the late, great Mick Ronson's RCA/Mainman recordings including two full albums (Slaughter on 10th Avenue and Play Don't Worry), B-sides, demos, alternate takes, unissued-at-the-time studio recordings, outtakes, and live cuts. Rare photos and a new essay round out this comprehensive package of Ronno rarities.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse's first album since 2012, Colorado, promises the same kind of scorching, raw rock for which the band is known. Sweetening the pot, Nils Lofgren makes his first appearance on a Crazy Horse record since 1971! Colorado features 10 new Young compositions including the 13+-minute epic "She Shows Me Love." The vinyl version contains a bonus 7-inch single with outtake "Truth Kills" and a live version of the album's "Rainbow of Colors."