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New Release Round-Up 11-26-21

OUT THIS WEEK

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit - Georgia Blue
Grouplove - Never Trust A Happy Song: 10th Anniversary Edition [Limited Edition Green LP]
Mogwai - e.p. x 3 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Curacao, Clear & Yellow Vinyl]
The Acacia Strain - It Comes In Waves [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Pink LP]
Black Label Society - Doom Crew Inc. [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear & Black Ice W/Grey 2LP]
Deep Purple - Turning To Crime [Limited Edition Crystal Clear 2LP]
Riki - Gold [Red in Clear LP]
B.B. King - Indianola Mississippi Seeds [Translucent Red Audiophile Limited Anniversary Edition LP]
Danzig - Sings Elvis [Pink & Black Haze LP]
Steve Earle - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive [Limited Edition Cherry Red LP]
Steve Earle - Washington Square Serenade [Limited Edition Metallic Gold LP]
Insane Clown Posse - Yum Yum Bedlam




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UPCOMING RELEASES

Kelley Stoltz - Antique Glow: Expanded Edition

Kelley Stoltz - Antique Glow: Expanded Edition - Third Man Records.
Third Man Records is proud to release the 20th anniversary expanded edition of Kelley Stoltz's defining album 'Antique Glow.' Originally self-released in miniscule vinyl-only quantities in 2001, 'Antique Glow' has served not only as a template for the length of Kelley Stoltz's twenty-plus year career, but has also served as a compass for other Anglophile, TASCAM 388 home recording acolytes.  Original copies featured Stoltz's clever, wry and fanciful hand-painted adornments overtop reclaimed thrift store LP jackets, Third Man's release here utilizes some of those original unused images for a die-cut sleeve that ultimately gives the listener six different possible album covers. The songs are by and large masterpieces of bedroom pop magic. From the whispering 'Here Comes the Sun'-adjacent acoustic underpinnings of album opener 'Perpetual Night' through the fuzz-threaded leads of 'Are You Electric?' Stoltz's inspirations are impeccable and clear. Sixties Davies British Invasion through 80's British Bunnymen post-punk, with appropriate off-shoots into West Coast American pop-psych, Velvets-indebted hooliganism and Drake/CSNY acoustic attenuations, the end result is pure joy. On the expanded version, standout tracks previously relegated to an Australian tour-only CD (like the breathlessly cinematic 'Old Pictures') see their first-ever vinyl and digital release while there's an additional 8 songs from the 'Antique Glow'-era seeing their first ever release in any format. The cutting room floor quality here is second-to-none, Stoltz clearly gifted with the curse of writing too many indelible songs, so the newly released 'Too Beck' (originally cast off by Kelley because he thought 'it sounded too much like Beck') and 'Umbrella' stand firm as some of the best, most timeless music Stoltz has ever released... a full two decades after he recorded them! With all instruments and vocals performed by Stoltz, the singularity of vision here is impeccably clear and executed. Packaging: Die-cut direct-to-board LP jacket, printed inner sleeves, standard weight vinyl

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New Release Round-Up 11-19-21

U2 - Achtung Baby: 30th Anniversary Edition

U2 - Achtung Baby: 30th Anniversary Edition - Island
A limited-edition black vinyl release of the Grammy-award winning U2 album Achtung Baby, to celebrate its 30th Anniversary. Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, and recorded between Berlin’s Hansa Studios and various locations in Dublin, Achtung Baby was released to critical acclaim in 1991 & is regarded as one of U2’s most seminal albums. The album featured five singles: ‘The Fly’, ‘Mysterious Ways’, ‘One’, ‘Even Better Than The Real Thing’ and ‘Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses’.

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Kiss - Destroyer: 45th Anniversary Edition

Kiss - Destroyer: 45th Anniversary Edition - UMe
In 1976, KISS dropped the bombshell on the world being DESTROYER, an album that originally received resistance from fans due to the band exploring a new sound and has long become the quintessential and all-time best selling KISS studio album. Exploding with concert staples and KISS Army favorites like “Detroit Rock City,” “Shout It OutLoud,” and “God Of Thunder” – the album’s new sounds came from the softer side of songs like “Do You Love Me?,”and songs heavy with orchestral arrangements including “Great Expectations” and their surprise hit single “Beth.” For the 45th anniversary, UMe is releasing the most comprehensive Super Deluxe Edition 4CD + Blu-ray Audio boxset that will melt the KISS Army’s minds. The original album on CD 1 is newly remastered by Abbey Road Mastering, CD 2 features 15 demos from Paul Stanley’s and Gene Simmons’s personal archives – 9 of which are unreleased. CD 3 loads up with studio outtakes, alternate versions / mixes and single edits – most notably a brand-new stripped-down mix for “Beth (Acoustic Mix)” where we found the acoustic guitar stems recorded for the entire song but originally only used in the last several closing notes of the song on the album. CD 4 features a ripping performance from the band’s visit to Paris France at the L’Olympia on May 22, 1976. Steven Wilson was brought in to create a first-ever Dolby Atmos and 5.1 surround mix of the original studio album plus 2 bonus tracks “Beth (Acoustic Mix)” and “Sweet Pain (Original Guitar Solo)” the latter featuring Ace Frehley’s original recorded guitar solo that was not released on the studio album (this track is available on the 2012 Destroyer: Resurrected project.) Packaging features a lift top-style box loaded with so much ephemera even KISS fans may need to seek medical advice upon receiving this boxset. Also available Deluxe 2CD and Deluxe 2LP.

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Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Teaser And The Firecat: 50th Anniversary

Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Teaser And The Firecat: 50th Anniversary - A&M
Yusuf / Cat Stevens celebrates 1971's landmark album with this 4CD, Blu-ray, 2LP, and 7" set in a rigid clamshell box. It includes the 50th Anniversary remaster of the album on CD/Blu-ray HD Audio completed at Abbey Road by the original producer, Paul Samwell-Smith. Featuring 41 previously unreleased demos, sessions, live tracks, and 21 unreleased TV performances. Plus, an illustrated 108-pg essay book, a 44-pg replica of the original "Teaser And The Firecat" book, and a 7" single of "Moonshadow." Also available Super Deluxe 4CD/Blu-ray Box Set, Deluxe 2CD and LP & CD.

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Andy Shauf - Wilds

Andy Shauf - Wilds - ANTI
Few artists are storytellers as deft and disarmingly observational as Andy Shauf. The Toronto-based, Saskatchewan-raised musician’s songs unfold like short fiction: they’re densely layered with colorful characters and a rich emotional depth. Like he’s done throughout his career, Shauf wrote, performed, arranged, and produced every song on his new album Wilds at his studio space in the west end of Toronto.  Over the course of a year-and-a-half, Shauf had written more than 50 songs, and pared down this massive body of work, into a single album’s worth of material, which became 2020’s highly acclaimed The Neon Skyline album. These songs focused on a theme by intertwining the individual characters stories of a group of friends who gathered for one night at the same local bar. Wilds includes songs from those same writing sessions, that did not fit into the Skyline storyline and had their own singular identity apart from that album, though he does revisit with his old friends Judy and Jeremy in this outing.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Adele - 30
Oasis - Knebworth 1996
Twenty One Pilots - Scaled And Icy [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raise The Roof [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 2LP]
Cold War Kids - New Age Norms 3 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Green LP]
The Darkness - Motorheart [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Ringo Starr - Change The World EP [Vinyl]
Sting - The Bridge
Lady Gaga - Dawn Of Chromatica
James Blunt - The Stars Beneath My Feet (2004-2021)
The Tragically Hip - Road Apples: 30th Anniversary
Deap Vally - Marriage
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts
Willie Nelson - The Willie Nelson Family
Steve Earle & The Dukes - Guy [Limited Edition Red and Orange Swirl 2LP]
All Them Witches - Nothing As The Ideal [Limited Edition Galaxy Green and Black Mix LP]
FUR - When You Walk Away
Eagles Of Death Metal - EDOM Presents: A Boots Electric Christmas
Charlie Parr - Last Of The Better Days Ahead [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Canary Yellow & Magenta LP]
Lucinda Williams - Lu's Jukebox Vol. 5: Have Yourself A Rockin’ Little Christmas With Lucinda
Magdalena Bay - Mercurial World [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
Grateful Dead - Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO 12/10/71
Escape The Fate - Dying Is Your Latest Fashion:15th Anniversary Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Red LP]
Swallow The Sun - Moonflowers
Ultra Q - Get Yourself A Friend EP
Beach Fossils - The Other Side of Life: Piano Ballads
Calexico - Seasonal Shift [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Summer Sky Wave LP]



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New Release Round-Up 11-12-21

Nirvana - Nevermind: 30th Anniversary

Nirvana - Nevermind: 30th Anniversary - Geffen
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nirvana's seminal 1991 release, the Nevermind Super Deluxe contains 5 CDs showcasing the newly remastered album from the original analog tapes along with 4 complete concerts on the Nevermind Tour from Amsterdam, Melbourne, Tokyo, and Del Mar, California. Additionally, a Blu-ray of the complete Live in Amsterdam concert video (newly remastered in HD) is included along with a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos. Also available LP+7in, Deluxe 2CD and later next year Super Deluxe 8LP/7in Single Box Set.

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Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows - PIAS
The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows was originally intended as an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of Iceland. This last year has seen Damon Albarn return to the music in lockdown and develop the work to 11 tracks which further explore themes of fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth. The result is a panoramic collection of songs with Albarn as storyteller. The album title is taken from a John Clare poem Love and Memory. Albarn says "I have been on my own dark journey while making this record and it led me to believe that a pure source might still exist."In a career of perpetual musical shifts and exploration, the record uncovers yet more ground, finding expansive orchestral arrangements nestling with intimate melodies, discordance brushing up against infectious majesty, all set to some of Albarn's most arresting vocal performances to date. Much like the beauty and chaos of the natural world it soundtracks, The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows vividly documents the emotional ebb and flow of the human condition, in all it's extremes, serving as a soul enriching document for our times.

ENTER TO WIN A DAMON ALBARN TEST PRESSING

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They Might Be Giants - Book

They Might Be Giants - Book - Idlewild Recordings
Book is a new phase They Might Be Giants album presented on 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP, CD, Cassette and Limited Edition Deluxe CD/Book with package design by Paul Sahre. Featuring "I Broke My Own Rule," "I Lost Thursday," and "I Can't Remember the Dream," Book is billed as a beacon of light amid a pretty unanimously rough period of time with the band's John Linnell describing it's songs as "humorously germane to the catastrophe going on around us."

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Courtney Barnett - Things Take Time, Take Time [ALL EYES ON THE PAVEMENT BLUE LP]  Video Available


Taylor Swift - Red: Taylor's Version
IDLES - Crawler
Silk Sonic ( Bruno Mars + Anderson .Paak) - An Evening With Silk Sonic
Charlie Hickey - Count the Stairs EP [Metallic Silver Vinyl]
Elvis Presley - Back In Nashville
Gov't Mule - Heavy Load Blues [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Smoke 2LP]
Richard Ashcroft - Acoustic Hymns Vol. 1 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Turquoise 2LP]
Eric Clapton - The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions [Limited Edition Deluxe CD/DVD/Blu-ray]
Allen Stone - APART
All Them Witches - Lightning At The Door [Limited Edition Sea Glass with Lavender and Metallic Swirl LP]
All Them Witches - Dying Surfer Meets His Maker [Limited Edition Pink and Smoke Swirl LP]
All Them Witches - Sleeping Through The War [Limited Edition Orange and Red Swirl LP]
All Them Witches - ATW [Limited Edition Tan, Blue, Red and Purple Splatter LP]
The Seafloor Cinema - In Cinemascope With Stereophonic Sound [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Bone in Clear with Doublemint Splatter LP]
Aesop Rock & Blockhead - Garbology
Amanda Shires - For Christmas
Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Imposter
Cage The Elephant - Melophobia [RSD Essential Custom Clear with Smoky White Swirls LP]
Cage The Elephant - Tell Me I'm Pretty [RSD Essential Custom Clear with White & Blue Smoky Swirls LP]
Acid Dad - LEVITATION Sessions [Limited Edition Clear Blue with Heavy Yellow Splatter LP]
Holly Humberstone - The Walls Are Way Too Thin [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
She & Him - A Very She & Him Christmas: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition [LP+7in]
Walk The Moon - Heights
Cody Jinks - Mercy
NRBQ - Dragnet
Rod Stewart - The Tears Of Hercules
Jerry Garcia Band - GarciaLive Volume 17: NorCal ‘76
DMX - Exodus


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New Release Round-Up 11-05-21

The Black Keys - El Camino: 10th Anniversary Edition

The Black Keys - El Camino: 10th Anniversary Edition - Nonesuch
The Black Keys release a special tenth anniversary edition of their landmark seventh studio album El Camino via Nonesuch Records. El Camino (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) is available in several formats including a Super Deluxe edition of five vinyl LPs or four CDs, featuring a remastered version of the original album, a previously unreleased Live in Portland, ME concert recording, a BBC radio Zane Lowe session from 2012, a 2011 Electro-Vox session, a limited-edition photo book, poster, and lithograph, and a “new car scent” air freshener. A three-LP Deluxe edition, which includes the remastered album and the live recording, is also available.

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Diana Ross - Thank You

Diana Ross - Thank You - Verve
Diana Ross sings “Thank You” to the world.  “This collection of songs is my gift to you with appreciation and love. I am eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to record this glorious music at this time,” said Ms. Ross. Recorded in her home studio, “Thank You" offers a powerful, inclusive musical message of love and togetherness.  With its songs of happiness, appreciation and joy, it wholeheartedly acknowledges that we are in this all together. Her family, friends and loyal and loving audiences all around the globe have been an integral part of her wonderful life’s story. In this special moment, it is time to step into the light. Ms. Ross co-wrote and collaborated on the 13 songs along with award-winning songwriters and producers including: Jack Antonoff, Troy Miller,Triangle Park, Spike Stent, Prince Charlez, Amy Wadge, Neff-U, Freddie Wexler, Jimmy Napes, Tayla Parx, Fred White, and Nathanial Ledgewick. Let us come together in harmony and gratitude with Diana Ross now and for the future. “I dedicate this songbook of love to all of you, the listeners. As you hear my voice you hear my heart.  "Let Love Lead the Way”

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Bullet For My Valentine - Bullet For My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine - Bullet For My Valentine - Spinefarm
Metal vets Bullet For My Valentine announces their self-titled, seventh album which will be released via Spinefarm Records. It sees the band open a bold new chapter and is easily their heaviest, fiercest album so far.

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Garbage - beautifulgarbage: 20th Anniversary

Garbage - beautifulgarbage: 20th Anniversary - Geffen
beautifulgarbage is the third studio album from Garbage, initially released on October 1, 2001. The album expanded on the band's musical variety, with stronger melodies, more direct lyrics, and sounds mixing rock with electronica, new wave, hip hop, and girl groups. Featuring newly remastered audio by Billy Bush & Butch Vig, this deluxe edition includes Beautiful Garbage on 2 x 180g Black Vinyl, as well as a 12" 180g of B-Sides and memorabilia.

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Curtis Harding - If Words Were Flowers

Curtis Harding - If Words Were Flowers - Anti
Simply calling Curtis Harding a soul man feels reductive. Harding's voice conveys pain, pleasure, longing, tenderness, sadness and strength-a full gamut of emotions. Today his voice takes on an optimistic lilt with his his new album, If Words Were Flowers. If Words Were Flowers is Harding's first new music since 2018, a follow up to his critically acclaimed 'Face Your Fears" album. It features songs like " Hopeful", where Harding croons with devotion over a classic soul groove, textured with infectious horn playing, background singers and modern psychedelic flourishes. Harding fuels his psychedelic sound with the essence of Soul but isn't bound by it. Instead, his songs convey an eclectic blend of genres leaping from the many musical lives he has lived from following his evangelical Gospel-singing mother on tour around the country as a child to rapping in Atlanta, forming a garage band with The Black Lips' Cole Alexander to singing back-up for Cee Lo Green. Through these experiences he fully embraces life's darkest intricacies and conjures dynamic, addictive melodies

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Radiohead - KID A MNESIA
ABBA - Voyage [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]
Brian Fallon - Night Divine
NCT 127 - The 3rd Album Repackage 'Favorite' [Classic Ver.]
AHI - Prospect
Jerry Garcia & John Kahn - GarciaLive Volume 14: January 27th, 1986 The Ritz
Hanson - Against The World
Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses) - The Low Highway [Limited Edition Butter Cream LP]
Steve Earle - Terraplane [Limited Edition Transparent Gold LP]
Steve Earle - Townes: The Basics [Limited Edition Gold LP]
Steve Earle & The Dukes - Ghosts Of West Virginia [Limited Edition Black & Blue Swirl LP]
Lilly Hiatt - Lately [Cassette]
Snail Mail - Valentine [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
Neal Francis - In Plain Sight [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Electric Teal LP]
Parcels - Day/Night [2LP Box Set]
Blondie - Yuletide Throwdown [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Hot Pink 12in Single]
Mr. Bungle - The Night They Came Home [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange 2LP]
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - The Future
Houndmouth - Good For You


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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

UPCOMING RELEASES

Nirvana - Nevermind: 30th Anniversary

Nirvana - Nevermind: 30th Anniversary - Geffen
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nirvana's seminal 1991 release, the Nevermind Super Deluxe contains 5 CDs showcasing the newly remastered album from the original analog tapes along with 4 complete concerts on the Nevermind Tour from Amsterdam, Melbourne, Tokyo, and Del Mar, California. Additionally, a Blu-ray of the complete Live in Amsterdam concert video (newly remastered in HD) is included along with a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos. Also available LP+7in, Deluxe 2CD and later next year Super Deluxe 8LP/7in Single Box Set.

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Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows - PIAS
The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows was originally intended as an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of Iceland. This last year has seen Damon Albarn return to the music in lockdown and develop the work to 11 tracks which further explore themes of fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth. The result is a panoramic collection of songs with Albarn as storyteller. The album title is taken from a John Clare poem Love and Memory. Albarn says "I have been on my own dark journey while making this record and it led me to believe that a pure source might still exist."In a career of perpetual musical shifts and exploration, the record uncovers yet more ground, finding expansive orchestral arrangements nestling with intimate melodies, discordance brushing up against infectious majesty, all set to some of Albarn's most arresting vocal performances to date. Much like the beauty and chaos of the natural world it soundtracks, The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows vividly documents the emotional ebb and flow of the human condition, in all it's extremes, serving as a soul enriching document for our times.

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They Might Be Giants - Book

They Might Be Giants - Book - Idlewild Recordings
Book is a new phase They Might Be Giants album presented on 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP, CD, Cassette and Limited Edition Deluxe CD/Book with package design by Paul Sahre. Featuring "I Broke My Own Rule," "I Lost Thursday," and "I Can't Remember the Dream," Book is billed as a beacon of light amid a pretty unanimously rough period of time with the band's John Linnell describing it's songs as "humorously germane to the catastrophe going on around us."

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