Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Micky Dolenz, Dolenz Sings Nesmith (7a Records) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Deep Discount) Micky Dolenz tackles more than a dozen compositions by his friend and longtime bandmate Michael Nesmith on this exciting new album available on CD and LP. Micky is in top vocal form bringing his own energetic stamp to Nesmith's beguiling tunes. Tracks include "Different Drum," "Circle Sky," "Propinquity (I've Just Begun to Care),"
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Miles Davis, Rubberband (Warner/Rhino) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Rhino has unearthed a lost album recorded by Miles Davis in 1985-1986 prior to his label debut Tutu. The LP has been completed by original co-producers Randy Hall and Zane Giles with Davis' nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr., who played drums on the album sessions. Ledisi and Lalah Hathaway have been enlisted to complete the vocal tracks. Available on CD, 2-LP vinyl,
Chrissie Hynde, Pete Farndon, James Honeyman Scott and Martin Chambers may have taken the name of The Pretenders, but anybody paying attention soon realized that there was nothing "pretend" about this band - not its brash amalgam of British and American styles (Hynde was a U.S. émigré; the other three were Brits), not its unabashedly punk approach to a classic rock sound, not its effortless, cool swagger. 1979's Pretenders launched the band on a journey that continues to this day. It's been a