Music Releases 11-13-20
Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release from the acclaimed country music singer/songwriter. The album has 14 new tracks and is Chris's first studio album of new material since 2017. Features the single "Starting Over". Chris has received five Grammy Awards, seven ACM Awards, ten CMA Awards, and five Billboard Music Awards to date and with his first three album he has sold over eight million albums to date, including his debut album Traveller which has sold over four million copies.
VINYL – Single BLACK vinyl LP, 180 Gram, gatefold jacket, printed inner sleeve
POWER UP is the long awaited new album from AC/DC, and the band’s 17th studio album. ForPOWER UP, the band reunited with producer Brendan O’Brien who helmed the double-platinum Black Ice in 2008 and the gold Rock Or Bust in 2014. Charged up for the next decade, AC/DC cut twelve new tracks for the album, proudly maintaining their signature sound and all of its powerful hallmarks.
POWER UP was announced with the release of the album’s first single, “Shot In The Dark,” and features the lineup of Angus Young [lead guitar], Brian Johnson [lead vocals], Cliff Williams [bass guitar], Phil Rudd [drums], and Stevie Young [rhythm guitar] firing on all cylinders once again.
POWER UP will be available in multiple configurations that will excite collectors and die-hard fans alike, including digital, CD, and deluxe versions. The limited edition, one-of-a-kind deluxe POWER UP box is the ultimate fan package. Hit the button on the side of the box and watch the flashing neon AC/DC logo light up while the opening bars of “Shot In The Dark” blast out of the built-in speaker. Inside the box is the full CD package in a soft-pack with a 20-page booklet that features exclusive photos and USB charging cable allowing the box to remain powered up and on display. The vinyl LP will be pressed on 180 gram vinyl and housed in a gatefold jacket.
8CD SUPER DELUXE EDITION: An in-depth exploration of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s extensive catalogue including early rarities and deep cuts personally curated by Elton. The release the fans have been waiting for. With an eye watering amount of previously unheard and unreleased tracks this is a treasure trove for Elton John fans. The eight disc box set will be a beautiful hardcover book with discs housed in the back, wrapped in an outer slipcase. The collection spans the period 1965 to 2019.
- DISC 1 / DISC 2: Deep Cuts – A selection of personal favorites, curated by Elton. The box set book includes a track by track written commentary by Elton John with Alexis Petridis.
- DISC 3 / DISC 4 / DISC 5: Rarities 1965 -1971 – Elton’s much sought-after 1960s and early 1970s demos and music that cemented the foundations of the iconic John-Taupin writing partnership. The compelling, previously unreleased, missing piece in his illustrious story. Daryl Easlea narrates this fascinating story with contributions from those who were there at the time.
- DISC 6 / DISC 7: B-Sides 1976-2005 – Flipsides, never before compiled together. Those B-Side gems that are now given another chance to sparkle – many never previously available digitally.
- DISC 8: And This Is Me – To coincide with the release of the updated paperback edition of ‘Me’, the final collection celebrates the songs mentioned by name by Elton in his acclaimed book, closing ‘Jewel Box’ with the 2020 Academy Award winning “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again”.
Single LP on black vinyl in single jacket w/ matte coating and spot gloss details, includes printed sleeve with diecut center hole euro sleeve. Includes coupon for full download
In the fall of 2019, Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner had a unique idea: In lieu of going on what would become an economically disastrous tour, he would invite the band to Nashville to make a record as a way to provide them with similar financial support and realize something tangible in the process. Each band member was tasked with choosing one song for the band to cover, and leading the recording session to completion each day. Wagner says, “My idea was to see what might happen if I removed myself from the process as much as possible. In doing so, what surfaced would be elements that have always been there but maybe got overshadowed by my songwriting and approach.”
Recorded December 2–7, 2019, at Battletapes in Nashville, TN, and produced, engineered, and mixed by Jeremy Ferguson (with the exception of “Reservations” which was co‐mixed by Ferguson and Matthew McCaughan), TRIP sounds like a culmination of the band’s older work and current work. There’s a looseness and freedom that recalls their older sound mixed with a group sophistication and innovation derived through the process of playing together for so long. The title TRIP refers to the circumstances surrounding its creation and the endeavor of “touring” itself. “It also seems to describe a life in music and the situations we created in our life as a band over the years,” Wagner adds. “It’s been a trip…”
Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 is the first volume of Captured Tracks’ new venture into compilations – Excavations. Dedicated to compiling forgotten music from the 1970s – 1990s that has a connection to Captured Tracks’ sound and aesthetic, this series will bridge the past to our current roster and showcase the kinds of sounds that inspire us.
As an American label, we’ve often wondered why British, Aussie, and Kiwi indie rock from the ‘80s has had the most influence on modern acts and the collector’s market. Outside of bands like R.E.M., the Rain Parade, the Dream Syndicate, and a few others, most of these bands received little attention from national or international press outlets and markets. The acts on this compila- tion have a true DiY spirit that lead many of these bands to self-record and self-release within tiny local scenes in small cities and college towns across America.
Strum & Thrum aims to shed light on this forgotten era of jangly, melodic rock music that emerged from the ashes of post punk and helped kick start the indie rock boom of the early ‘90s that continues to this day. Indeed, many artists featured on Strum & Thrum went on to be part of this boom – Archer Prewitt from the Sea & Cake, Jon Ginoli from Pansy Division, Ric Menck from Velvet Crush, Brent Rademaker from Beachwood Sparks, Barbara Manning, and more went on to be in well known bands in the ‘90s.
Spread across two LPs, Strum & Thrum includes an 80+ page booklet with an extensive oral history of the ‘80s indie scene, an introduction by Captured Tracks label head Mike Sniper, and tons of archival images and ephemera. Long live the jangle underground!
Vinyl LP pressing. Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like "explosive" and "thunderous" barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way. Absolutego is a trek over a staggering mountain of sound. The tension builds with wave after wave of massive feedback, drums leading into a crushing crescendo of full-band repetition and clarity before descending deeper until finally reaching a surreal divebomb purring drone finale. This song takes notes out of the Melvins playbook and pushes the sound to it's absolute logical and visceral extreme. It sets a solid foundation for why Boris is considered to be one of the most important metal bands of the 21st century.
Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like “explosive” and “thunderous” barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way.
First released in 1998, catalog staple Amplifier Worship will see its first-ever reissue with minimalistic album art from the first-press Japanese CD on November 13, 2020 via Third Man Records. The Stoughton gatefold jacket will house both officially remastered LPs, pressed at Third Man Pressing. This will also serve as Amplifier Worship’s long-awaited debut across digital streaming services.
Amplifier Worship is Boris’s most intense and unrelenting album to date. Not for the faint of heart, the group incorporates mythic doom-drones, up-tempo psych-sludge and even a refreshing ribbit into their signature concoction of celestial and heavy music. AmplifierWorship is a critical chapter in the Boris canon. The album is a testament to the group's bullishness in pushing metal to it’s uncomfortable and unfamiliar edges. And it is also undoubtedly one of their best.
The internationally renowned and beloved Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli releases his breathtaking new album, Believe, celebrating the power of music to soothe the soul. It follows his record-breaking ‘Music for Hope’ performance at Easter from the historic Duomo cathedral in Milan which was watched live by millions around the globe. It features a previously unreleased track from the late, great Italian composer Ennio Morricone, as well as ‘Gratia Plena’ – from the critically acclaimed new movie, Fatima –, two duets with award-winning mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli, and for the first time ever Andrea Bocelli has recorded his own interpretations of ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘Padre Nostro’ along with familiar favourites such as ‘Hallelujah’, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and ‘Amazing Grace’. Believe, co-produced by Steven Mercurio and Haydn Bendall, is a collection of uplifting songs that have inspired and sustained Bocelli over the years.
Rap legend Nas - who’s career spans over three decades as one of the undisputed greatest MC’s of all time - has announced his highly anticipated forthcoming album King’s Disease. Produced by Hit-Boy (JAY-Z, Beyoncé, Travis Scott) and co-executive produced by Hit-Boy and Gabriel “G Code” Zardes, King’s Disease marks Nas’ first new album in two years. King’s Disease is available on red vinyl on November 13th. 2 LP Gatefold Jacket.
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LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM 2LP (BLACK VINYL)
“The house lights are still up, stage lights down, as musicians stroll through the shadows, taking a seat on the drum riser or dropping to the floor in a circle. There is chatting and laughter amid drinks and smokes. Then a single, white spotlight hits the leader from behind: KEITH RICHARDS of THE ROLLING STONES, now on his feet, assuming the position as he fires up the first riff of the night, the clanging-guitar call to jubilant disorder in “Take It So Hard.”
★ Newly remastered and back in print the legendary Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos live album
★ Recorded Live on the Talk is Cheap Tour at the Hollywood Palladium on December 15th, 1988 and originally released in 1991
★ 180g 2LP (Black Vinyl)
★ 2LP formats in Gatefold Packaging With Printed Inner Sleeves
★ This incomparable live band includes guitarist Waddy Wachtel (Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstandt, Stevie Nicks), drummer Steve Jordan (long time Keith collaborator), bassist Charley Drayton, keyboard player Ivan Neville (Rolling Stones collaborator), singer Sarah Dash (Labelle), and on saxophone, the inimitable, Bobby Keys
Produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman and recorded at the fabled Abbey Road Studio 2,Johnny Cash and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is the latest in a series of RPO albums showcasing classic recordings by timeless artists in sublime new musical settings. Producers Reedman and Patrick consulted with John Carter Cash, who serves as Executive Producer, in making the career-spanning selection of 12 Johnny Cash master recordings centering the album. Performances range from archetypal Cash classics like "Man In Black" and "Ring Of Fire" to essential musical collaborations including "Girl From The North Country" (Bob Dylan with Johnny Cash), "The Loving Gift" (with June Carter Cash) and "Highwayman" (with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash).
The recordings of "I Walk The Line" and "Flesh and Blood" used in making Johnny Cash and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are both previously unreleased alternate takes from Johnny Cash's soundtrack sessions for "I Walk The Line," a 1970 film starring Gregory Peck and Tuesday Weld.
All That We Needed was a pivotal release for massive Chicago rock band Plain White T’s. This album, which is now holds a RIAA Gold certification, was the world’s first introduction to the hit “Hey There Delilah” which was later re-released as a single and now boasts a quadruple-platinum certification and earned the band two GRAMMY Award nominations. This pressing celebrates the 15-year anniversary of the release. Opaque Red Vinyl.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Alice In Chains debut studio album, Facelift, a standard black vinyl reissue with remastered audio will be released on November 13, 2020. Not only did the album introduce the world to Layne Staley, Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney, and Mike Starr, it was also a pivotal album in the era of grunge music. Facelift has sold over 2 million copies in the US alone and includes the hits “Man in the Box,” “Bleed the Freak,” “We Die Young,” and “Sea of Sorrow.”
When singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Randall Bramblett began compiling the songs that would eventually make up his 12th and newest studio album, Pine Needle Fire, it wasn’t with any particular musical or lyrical direction in mind. But viewed through the lens of the dozen tracks on the now completed set, it’s apparent there was a theme there all along. A lot of time has passed.
Throughout Pine Needle Fire, Bramblett provides a clear-eyed and engagingly detailed study of lives conservative and crooked, loves resilient and vanished and moments that have passed and are also yet to come. He expresses these stories in a voice that is gruff and resolute, but also sympathetic and flecked with just the right amount of southern charm and whimsy.
With Pine Needle Fire, Bramblett continues to channel his singular voice and unique storytelling approach and experiences into something insightful, tuneful and incredibly soulful.
Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection presents all of The Staple Singers’ studio albums released on the iconic Stax label, spanning 1968-1974. The final, seventh disc offers rarities, non-album singles, and several live recordings from the legendary 1972 Wattstax music festival. Housed in a slipcase, the collection also includes a deluxe booklet with archival photos and new liner notes.
- Featuring the biggest hits: “I’ll Take You There,” “Respect Yourself,” and “If You’re Ready (Come Go with Me)”
- Faithfully replicated artwork on studio album jackets
Austin-TX own, Parker McCollum will be releasing his debut MCA Nashville EP- Hollywood Gold on November 13th. The first single “Pretty Heart” is currently Top 15 on the Country Radio Charts and was chosen as “On The Verge” artist for i-heart Country radio stations nationally. Between the three singles- “Pretty Heart”, “Like A Cowboy”, and “Young Man’s Blues” have streamed over 125M to date with “Pretty Heart” streaming over 4.2M per week. The EP will includes a total of six songs.
Petit Biscuit has established itself in a few years as the spearhead of French electronic music. The worldwide success of his previous titles has already taken him across the world: from Coachella to Sziget, he has already crisscrossed Europe, Asia, America, and Australia, booked for festivals or as the headliner of it's own shows. With more than a billion streams on Spotify alone and almost as many on other platforms, it is backed by a multitude of awards (Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Records for international on his LP, EP, and singles) that Petit Biscuit is now starting a new cycle of his career.
Petit Biscuit, real name Mehdi Benjelloun, fleshes out a unique and visually strong universe through his songs and music videos. Sometimes flirting with trap music, sometimes with indie rock, he never made two tracks that sound alike. However, it's easy to recognize his style on each of his compositions, as a common thread that would reflect his personality. Composed first in Iceland during a trip in isolation, then in his home studio, the album "Parachute" definitely places Petit Biscuit as the main character of his project: Mehdi can be heard singing on the singles I Leave Again, Drivin Thru The Night, Burnin, and on other songs from the opus. Another highlight is the participation of superstar DJ Diplo to the album, collaborating on the track Pick Your Battles, an undeniable proof that the reputation of the young producer on the electronic music scene is now well established.
Mark Pritchard returns with a six-track club-ready EP fronted by first offering 'Be Like Water.' Most of the tracks on this EP were first played in his WXAXRXP NTS mix last year. MP Productions EP 1 will be available on 12inch via Warp on 13th November. The AI-infused artwork is designed by longtime collaborator Jonathan Zawada. This EP sees Pritchard dip into a slew of alias' that have kept him busy over the years. This new club 12inch nods to his mesmerising formulas for making dance music, carrying the listener through grime, electronic and Afrika HiTech territory. 'Be Like Water' is a devilish 8 bar grime instrumental. Harking back to an early â''00s grime sound, Pritchard manipulates loops of distorted flutes, hollow chords and pentatonic scales to find an energy which is exciting, addictive and perfect for the club.
People On Sunday is an original soundtrack to the 1930 silent film variously known as Menschen am Sonntag, Les Hommes le Dimanche and People On Sunday. The film is a key work of interwar German cinema, based on a screenplay by Billy Wilder. Like Domenique Dumont's earlier albums, Comme Ă''a and Miniatures De Auto Rhythm, People On Sunday evokes a more innocent, carefree time conjured by wistful electronics full of warmth and melody. Touching on the hazy exotica that made those two records so alluring, here Dumont draws on his love of classical music, library music and early electronic experimentation to create a timeless, optimistic sound. If his past productions possessed a certain Mediterranean quality, across these 13 new pieces Dumont's shimmering synth-pop has an enchanting simplicity.