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NEW RELEASES Out December 13, 2019 (now):


Mose Allison Tribute Album
One of my regrets in life is that I had an interview with Mose Allison set up when I worked at KRSH, and I got the date mixed up!
He passed away a few years later and I never got to talk to him.
Deluxe CD + DVD edition. Custom etching of Mose Allison on Side D. Features performances by Taj Mahal, Robbie Fulks, Jackson Browne, The Tippo Allstars featuring Fiona Apple, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Chrissie Hynde, Iggy Pop, Bonnie Raitt, Loudon Wainwright III, Richard Thompson, Peter Case, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, Anything Mose, Frank Black, and Amy Allison with Elvis Costello. Includes Ever Since I Stole The Blues DVD, a Mose Allison documentary by Paul Bernays.



The Who: Who
the first studio album by the British rock veterans in over 13 years. Produced by Pete Townsend and Dave Sardy (Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, Gorillaz), featuring artwork by Sir Peter Blake (The Beatles’ Sargent Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band). One of the top three greatest rock legacies in music history, The Who have sold over 100 million records worldwide including nine US and ten UK Top Ten albums and 14 UK Top Ten singles.



Warren Haynes
Recorded in December of 2014 at Warren’s renowned Christmas Jam benefit concert, The Benefit Concert Volume 16 features recordings and bonus concert video from Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Grateful Dead co-founder Bill Kreutzmann’s Billy & The Kids (ft. Tom Hamilton, Reed Mathis & Aron Magner), Gov’t Mule featuring Jackie Greene, Hard Working Americans (Todd Snider, Neal Casal, Dave Schools & Duane Trucks), and Paul Riddle & Friends (ft. Warren Haynes, Jack Pearson, Oteil Burbridge & Danny Louis) with special guests Col. Bruce Hampton, Caleb Johnson and more!



A Tuba To Cuba
The legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band present the soundtrack to A Tuba to Cuba, the critically acclaimed documentary directed by T.G. Herrington and Danny Clinch. The film follows Ben Jaffe of New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band as he seeks to fulfill his late father’s dream of retracing their musical roots to the shores of Cuba in search of the indigenous music that gave birth to New Orleans jazz. A Tuba to Cuba celebrates the triumph of the human spirit expressed through the universal language of music and challenges us to resolve to build bridges, not walls.



Jagged Little Pill
Original Broadway cast recording. Jagged Little Pill is a rock musical with a book by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody, music by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard and lyrics by Morissette. The musical is inspired by Morissette’s 1995 album of the same name.



NRPS
Recorded Live to 2-Track at New York City’s Academy of Music. • Previously unissued performance featuring Buddy Cage on pedal steel guitar. • With guest guitarist David Rea (Gordon Lightfoot, Fariport Convention). • Taken directly off the master reels in the NRPS Archive and mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering. • Liner notes by NRPS Historian Rob Bleetstein with rare photos. The New Riders of The Purple Sage were regarded as America’s favorite psychedelic cowboy band in the early 1970s. What had started as a chance for the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia to learn pedal steel guitar as he accompanied singer John “Marmaduke” Dawson and his unique songbook of classic Americana tunes, had become it’s own entity by 1972. With the addition of Buddy Cage on pedal steel to replace Garcia, 1972 saw two studio releases in the forms of Powerglide and Gypsy Cowboy. Emerging from the shadow of the Grateful Dead after opening countless shows for them, not only where the New Riders becoming a bona fide live act to contend with, but their performances were earning them a loyal and rabid following on the East Coast, especially in the New York Tri-State area. Captured at the late show from November 23, 1972, at the Academy of Music, Thanksgiving In New York City features the band in the midst of an energetic and highly regarded tour. Along with Dawson classics like “Henry, ” “Portland Woman, ” and “Last Lonely Eagle, ” lead guitarist David Nelson and bassist Dave Torbert also bring some Bluegrass (“She’s No Angel”) and R&B (“I Don’t Need No Doctor, ” “Willie And The Hand Jive”) to the mix. An evening with New Riders of the Purple Sage in downtown Manhattan offered music fans a musical panorama that continually upped the ante of the potential of country meets rock with a psychedelic twist. This concert from 1972 began what would be an annual engagement over the Thanksgiving holiday in New York City for the following three years. It was a family vibe of a whole other nature when the New Riders came to town. Crank it up and enjoy the musical feast that is Thanksgiving In New York City!



TOOL
Expanded Book Edition. Fear Inoculum is the long awaited 2019 album from Tool, and the band’s first new album in 13 years. The Expanded Book Edition includes five 3D lenticular cards featuring exclusive graphics, 56 page booklet with additional art and an access card to download the groundbreaking immersive visual experience, “Recusant Ad Infinitum.”



Harry Styles: Fine Line
the sophomore solo album from the British artist best known for his work with boyband One Direction. Includes the singles “Lights Up” and “Watermelon Sugar”.



Judy Collins !
What a voice: holiday release featuring folk legend Judy Collins joined by Norwegian singer-songwriter Jonas Fjeld and North Calina bluegrass revivalists Chatham County Line. Blending folk, bluegrass, country and traditional music, these three powerhouse musical figures have crafted an unconventional holiday release centering on wintry vignettes rather than carols and hymns yet it carries the spirit of the holidays throughout. Fjeld and CCL have toured together and recorded two albums together both of which went gold in Norway!



Blake Shelton: Fully Loaded !
collection from the country music vocalist. The album features four new songs – including Blake’s #1 hit, “God’s Country” – along with nine of his previous hits. Shelton has been the recipient of nine Country Music Association Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards, one CMT Artist of the Year award, and seven CMT Music Awards. He has also received eight American Country Awards, three People’s Choice Awards, two American Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award, and one iHeartRadio Music Award, among others.



Flaming Lips: LIVE at Red Rocks
Live release. On May 26, 2016, The Flaming Lips performed their classic album The Soft Bulletin in it’s entirety with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. The Flaming Lips (Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd, Michael Ivins, Derek Brown, Jake Ingalls, Matt Kirksey and Nicholas Ley) were accompanied by a 69-piece orchestra and 56-strong Chorus. The performance was conducted by the internationally celebrated conductor Andre de Ridder. The Flaming Lips performed the 12-track album in it’s original sequence with new arrangements for each song that use the orchestra and chorus to great effect. This entire concert was produced by The Flaming Lips, Scott Booker and their long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann. This resulting live album is being released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Soft Bulletin, originally released in 1999. The album was the band’s breakthrough moment and featured the hit singles “Race For The Prize” and “Waitin’ for a Superman”.



Pink Floyd : The Later Years
Pink Floyd built their legend starting in the late ’60s and soared into the stratosphere in the ’70s, but their later period is no artistic or commercial slouch. The music created by David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason from 1987 onwards has generated record sales of more than 40 million worldwide, and fully ensconced Pink Floyd in rock music’s pantheon. Now, the band’s 1987-2019 period is getting it’s first comprehensive retrospective-but let’s start small here, with the highlights edition of The Later Years. Feature 24-page booklets full of rare and unseen photos, to go with “Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 1-5,” “Comfortably Numb,” “Wish You Were Here” (last three are live at Knebworth 1990), “High Hopes” (early version), “Marooned Jam” (last two are Division Bell session), “One Slip,” “On the Turning Away,” “Sorrow,” “Us and Them,” “Run Like Hell,” “Learning to Fly” (last five are 2019 remixes, and the last three of those are the Delicate Sound of Thunder versions) and “Lost for Words” (Pulse tour rehearsal).

NEW RELEASES Out November 22, 2019 (now)


Leonard Cohen: Thanks For The Dance
posthumous release from the late singer/songwriter. Produced by Leonard’s son Adam, and engineered and mixed by Michael Chaves, the duo also worked together with Leonard on the 2016 album You Want It Darker. Thanks for the Dance is not a commemorative collection of B sides and outtakes, but an unexpected harvest of new songs, exciting and vital, a continuation of the master’s final work. This remarkable album was made in many places. Javier Mas, the great Spanish laud player who accompanied Leonard on stage for the last eight years of touring, flew from Barcelona to Los Angeles to capture the artist’s spirit on Leonard’s own guitar. In Berlin, at a musical event called People Festival, Adam invited friends and comrades to lend their ears and talents. Damien Rice and Leslie Feist sang. Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire played bass. Bryce Dessner of The National played guitar, the composer Dustin O’Halloran played piano.



David Byrne on Broadway !
David Byrne’s sold out international tour in support of his first-ever chart-topping album, American Utopia, was the most critically-lauded tour of 2018, with fans and critics comparing it to his legendary Stop Making Sense tour with the Talking Heads. As an encore, David Byrne will be unveiling David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway, which will play a strictly limited engagement on Broadway at the intimate Hudson Theatre from October 4, 2019 through January 19, 2020, with the official opening set for October 20, 2019. In conjunction with the show launch, we will be releasing the original cast recording from the show which includes songs from American Utopia along with songs from Talking Heads and his solo career.



Beck: Hyperspace
Hyperspace’s new dimensions in sound are the result of Beck’s most collaborative efforts to date. Seven of the album’s 11 tracks – including singles “Uneventful Days” and “Saw Lightning” – features co-writing/co-production from Pharrell Williams. “See Through” is co-written/co-produced by frequent collaborator Greg Kurstin, “Stratosphere” features back-up from Chris Martin, the album’s title track features guest vocals from Terrell Hines, and “Die Waiting” features backing vocals from Sky Ferreira.



Gang Starr: One of the Best Yet
the seventh and final album from iconic hip hop duo Gang Starr. The 16 track album, their first since 2003, was produced entirely by DJ Premier with vocals from the one and only Guru, recorded before his untimely passing in 2010. Album guest features include Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, Royce Da 5′ 9″, Ne-Yo, M.O.P., Jeru The Damaja, Big Shugg, and Freddie Foxx. Lead single “Family and Loyalty” features vocals from J. Cole. One Of The Best Yet is a momentous album in hip hop for this year or any year.



Coldplay: Everyday Life
is the eighth studio album by seven time Grammy winners Coldplay. The album is divided into two halves: Sunrise and Sunset. Everyday Life includes the singles “Orphans” and “Arabesque”.



Rod Stewart With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra :You’re In My Heart
pairs classic vocal tracks from his most popular songs with new arrangements performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The result is a timeless record that retains the power, soul and passion that have fueled Stewart’s legacy from the start. The album also features a new version of the hit song “It Takes Two” featuring pop-star Robbie Williams and a brand-new song “Stop Loving Her Today” by Rod Stewart.



JIMI !
Over the course of four extraordinary years, Jimi Hendrix placed his indelible stamp upon popular music with breathtaking velocity. Measured alongside his triumphs at Monterey Pop and Woodstock, Hendrix’s legendary Fillmore East concerts illustrated a critical turning point in a radiant career filled with indefinite possibilities.
Songs For Groovy Children assembles all four historic debut concerts by Jimi Hendrix’s newly assembled Band of Gypsys at New York’s Fillmore East on New Years Eve 1969 and New Years Day 1970.Presented in their original performance sequence and encompassing 43 tracks across 5 CDs, the set boasts over two dozen tracks that have either never before been released commercially.
Newly mixed and restored in sequence without edits, fans can finally hear Hendrix, Cox and Miles blast through their genre-defying sets that included freshly written songs like “Earth Blues” and “Stepping Stone,” as well as Experience favorites inclusive of “Foxey Lady,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Wild Thing,” “Hey Joe” and “Purple Haze.” Additionally, exciting new versions of Howard Tate’s “Stop,” “Steal Away,” by Jimmy Hughes and a searing “Bleeding Heart” by Elmore James highlighted the command that the trio had over blues & R&B music.
The lavish package is filled with unseen photos and remembrances from bassist Billy Cox and liner notes by author/journalist/filmmaker Nelson George. Songs For Groovy Children was produced by Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer and John McDermott – the trio that has overseen every project for Experience Hendrix since 1995. The box set was mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Bernie Grundman.



Grateful Dead: Ready or Not
LIVE archive release featuring nine unreleased performances from the early ’90s, presenting what the next Grateful Dead studio album may have been. The collection focuses on the best unreleased live versions of these late-period gems, all mastered from the original digital soundboard tapes. Recorded live between 1992 and 1995, Ready Or Not spotlights performance by the final Grateful Dead lineup: Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, and new keyboardist Vince Welnick.



The Irishman Soundtrack
Martin Scorsese’s latest gangster flick, The Irishman, continues the tradition of pairing fantastic needle drops with his storytelling, making for an aural landscape that uses songs to help accentuate jumps in time and location. Working in consultation with longtime collaborator Robbie Robertson, his latest film contains numerous songs both popular and obscure that help tell the story of Frank Sheeran.



Danny Brown : Uknowhatimsayin¿
marks a buoyant new chapter in Danny’s career, a transitional and celebratory moment. His profile has grown since Atrocity and now armed with a cable TV show and a co-sign from one of rap’s icons, we will look to solidify his positioning as a ubiquitous entertainer, independent rap hero, and one of the essential cultural voices of this era, while still retaining the edgy, maverick style that makes him a fan-favorite.



Come On Up To The House: Women Sing Waits
is a unique compilation full of fresh interpretations of songs by the legendary Tom Waits. Aimee Mann, Joseph, Patty Griffin, Rosanne Cash, Phoebe Bridgers, Corinne Bailey Rae, Angie McMahon, Courtney Marie Andrews, and more each put their own unique spin on the gravel-voiced songwriter’s work. “… to hear it all through these women’s voices: for me, this is where the whole thing was delivered. I didn’t just want to go to church, I wanted to go to their church. In much the way Burt Bacharach songs often seem most fully themselves in the hands of Dionne Warwick, or Dusty Springfield, or Jackie DeShannon, The Shirelles, Aretha, or Karen Carpenter. Or the way standards feel so fully standard in Ella Fitzgerald’s rendering of the material. The Waits songs I was hearing through these women were breathing differently and deeply. In just the way Dylan cuts the definitive version but never stakes out the song’s territory in a way that leaves no room for majestic covers, the recordings I was gathering were showing me the remarkable strength, the resonance of Waits’ stuff. No one took ownership of the material, it was all on loan, still belonged to Tom Waits. But what a series of loans! And that’s how it is with the very, very best songs. It all brought me back to the Tom Waits I’d begun to see an outline of as a young man, back to the Waits my mother brought into the family dining room. That strange and beautiful character who seemed to belong to no one. Who I now believe belongs to us all.” – Warren Zanes, producer “Tom is a true original as a songwriter, singer and arranger. There just is no one like him. Beneath some of the layers of sound and his truly unique vocal phrasing, are some of the most beautiful and heartfelt songs I’ve ever heard. After some great creative discussions many years back with an old publishing colleague, the concept of focusing on the sheer beauty of these songs by having them interpreted by a group of amazing artists with stunning voices, was a must do project. Fast forward fifteen years later, we were thrilled with the passion and enthusiasm these artists showed when we approached them with the idea, which you can hear in their performances. Truly a musical celebration.” – Scott Robinson, executive producer



Mary Lambert: Grief Creatures
Six Years in the making. Grief Creature is Mary’s most intimate and honest masterwork.



The Rev. Scott H. Biram
Known as The Dirty Ol’ One Man Band, Scott H. Biram has a deceiving penchant for songs about God, religion, and spirituality. Each of the releases across his Bloodshot career has some representation of religious fervor and appreciation for traditional Gospel music – just in some cases, Biram spins them in the perverse, hellbound way that only he can. Sold Out to the Devil is a collection of this particular God-fearing side of Biram.



Motherless Brooklyn Soundtrack
Thom Yorke & Flea, Wynton Marsalis, and Daniel Pemberton are some of the musical heavyweights whose music is featured on the film’s soundtrack. Included on the album are two versions of the song “Daily Battles,” each performed by musical icons of modern music. Thom Yorke (who wrote the song) along with Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Atoms For Peace) performs a sparse and emotionally stunning version. The other version of “Daily Battles” was arranged and performed by jazz trumpet icon Wynton Marsalis, who, along with his hand-picked quintet of heavy-hitter-jazz-stalwarts delivers an instant jazz standard version of the song that conjures images of the 1950’s-era gin-soaked Harlem jazz club seen in the film.



Lee Konitz: Old Songs New
Nonagenarian saxophonist Lee Konitz has been a featured soloist for many decades and has become a legend for his intriguing contributions to many well-known jazz dates with a wide variety of ensembles. Woodwind player, composer and arranger Ohad Talmor has been an important part of Konitz’s musical sphere for the past three decades, providing the elder statesman numerous opportunities to contribute his celebrated alto sound. // Konitz and Talmor have reunited a version of the Lee Konitz Nonet to release a new recording, Old Songs New, where the unique ensemble of winds, strings and percussion comes together to anchor Konitz’s flights of fancy.

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New Music – November 15, 2019

NEW RELEASES Out November 15, 2019 (now):


Lady Antebellum: Ocean
is the eighth studio album by country pop trio Lady Antebellum. Lady Antebellum’s collaboration with Little Big Town, “The Thing That Wrecks You,” is one of 13 songs on Ocean, Lady A’s first record with Big Machine Label Group. Rising artist Tenille Townes is one of the song’s co-writers, along with Daniel Tashian and Kate York. “There’s this theme of returning to the core of who we are – as writers, vocalists and people – that came out in each of these songs,” Lady Antebellum member Dave Haywood explains. “Our time in the studio with Dann had an excitement that felt like we were making our first album all over again.”



Ronnie Wood & His Wild Five : Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry
Ronnie Wood will honor one of his musical heroes with Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry. The album, released on November 15, 2019 is the first installment of a series of three albums Wood plans to record that pays tribute to those who influenced him.
Recorded in 2018 at the Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne, England, Mad Lad finds Wood and His Wild Five interpreting nine Berry classics, including “Johnny B. Goode,” “Back in the U.S.A.”and “Little Queenie,” with Irish singer Imelda May guesting on three other tracks.
The album also features the Wood-penned “Tribute to Chuck Berry” and “Worried Life Blues,” a Maceo Merriweather song that Berry released as the B-side to “Bye Bye Johnny.”



The Band: 50th Anniversary EXPANDED
Digitally remixed, remastered and expanded two CD edition. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Band’s sophomore album, the band releases this version featuring a new stereo mix of the album by Bob Clearmountain, the previously unreleased complete Live At Woodstock performance from 1969, and 13 bonus tracks including six previously unreleased outtakes and alternate versions.



Bonnie Prince Billy: I Made A Place
Bonnie Prince Billy is the man who is destined to sing a darkness for the rest of time – but not now. Not today. For I Made a Place, his first album of new songs since 2011, he is bringing the lightness to new- and next-generations as well as his longtime friends and fans. It’s a message we dearly need. With a hometown band supplying him the space to be as spare or as expansive as he needs to be, Bonny draws inspiration from a world-spanning set of musics, aiming to lift us up with songs meant to inspire, inform, lend confidence and bring warmth to assailed tribes everywhere. A depth of musical joy as only the Prince can deliver!



Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds: Ghosteen
is the seventeenth studio album from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, following 2016’s Skeleton Tree. The album was recorded in 2018 and early 2019 at Woodshed in Malibu, Nightbird in Los Angeles, Retreat in Brighton and Candybomber in Berlin. It was mixed by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Lance Powell and Andrew Dominik at Conway in Los Angeles. ‘The songs on the first album are the children. The songs on the second album are their parents. Ghosteen is migrating spirit.’ Nick Cave.



Slayer Repentless Killogy
Two CDs. 2019 live release. Revenge, murder, bloodshed, and retribution, the Slayer Repentless Killogy is a perfectly packaged story reflecting these values that most look down upon. This is the story of Wyatt who used to run with the wrong crowd. Wyatt is a former Neo Nazi associated with a gang known as The Hand Brotherhood whose signature mark is a bloody handprint left after a murder had taken place. Wyatt left his gang after he fell in love with Gina, a woman who saved his life after a brush with death from those who wanted revenge on him and his gang. Wyatt and Gina go into hiding to start a family and escape his tarnished past. The Hand Brotherhood are not going to let this happen. The Repentless Killogy Short Film is the combination of music videos from Slayer’s last full-length release Repentless, threaded through a film narrative that ends with Slayer performing a sold-out show at Los Angeles’ iconic Forum. Contain the entirety of the concert, consisting of 21 tracks



Snoop Dogg: I Wanna Thank Me
where he addresses his relationship with Suge Knight – thanks himself, and always has a little fun. Album features the likes of YG, Mustard, Russ, Wiz Khalifa, Swizz Beatz, Slick Rick, Chris Brown, Jermaine Dupri and many others!



Stones.
Two CD + DVD. Bridges To Buenos Aires is the latest concert film release from The Rolling Stones’ archive. The full-length show from their five night sell-out residency at the River Plate Stadium in Argentina’s capital city has been restored in full and features a very special guest appearance from Bob Dylan on ‘Like A Rolling Stone’. Filmed on April 5th 1998, by this point, the band had played to over two million people on the first two legs of the tour in North America and Japan.



FKA Twigs : Magdalene
is the second studio album by English singer and songwriter FKA Twigs. It is her first body of work since her EP M3LL155X (2015), and first full-length record since LP1 (2014) Production was handled by FKA Twigs herself, with producers including Jack Antonoff, Metro Boomin, Nicolas Jaar, Kenny Beats, Oneohtrix Point Never, Jeff Kleinman, Skrillex, Sounwave, and Michael Uzowuru. Includes the singles “Cellophane”, “Holy Terrain” (featuring rapper Future) and “Home with You”.



Gene Clark: No Other
Gene Clark’s 1974 masterpiece gets the reappraisal it’s long overdue. On the eve of what would have been American singer-songwriter and Byrds founding member Gene Clark’s 75th birthday comes the reissue of one of his finest works, No Other. Released in 1974 on Asylum Records, a year after the Byrds short- lived reunion, Gene reached for the stars with No Other; a psychedelic rock, folk, country and soul record that famously cost a small fortune to make. Although received warmly by critics, it flopped and was soon deleted, a failure Gene never came to terms with. However, as The New York Times wrote around the record’s 40th anniversary in 2014, “hindsight has burnished No Other, as it has redeemed other albums that went on to be reconstructed as rock repertory, like Big Star’s Third/Sister Lovers and Lou Reed’s Berlin,” with the album now being increasingly recognized as one of the greatest of it’s time, if not all time. 45 years on and recently remastered at Abbey Road, 4AD are giving No Other the reappraisal it deserves. The original eight track album is being released in a limited run double CD edition in a hardbound book cover is also coming which includes a bonus disc of alternate studio versions of each track plus a recording of “Train Leaves Here This Morning” (an Eagles hit in 1972, written by Gene and Eagles founding member Bernie Leadon). “One of the greatest albums ever made. Initially celebrated for it’s obscurity, No Other is now celebrated for it’s magnificence. It was in every way a magnum opus: epic, sprawling, poetic, choral, rococo.” -The Guardian UK


We are OPEN and there is a NEW Hootie & the Blowfish album!

NEW RELEASES Out November 1, 2019 (now):


Instrument of Peace: Full Steam Ahead
was written and recorded in the San Francisco Bay area.
The songs, easy on the ear, cover multiple styles and share humane stories relatable to people worldwide.
Music will touch your soul, warm your heart, move your body and open your mind.
IOP contributes its creative effort and hopes to honor the infinite and timeless medium of melody and rhyme.
IOP is filed in our Local Artists section on CD.
~All vocals & lyrics by PJ Malone (O U No U May Know Him) laugh
~All instruments by Ilan Herman
~Engineered by Matt Insco
~Produced by Ilan Herman, Matt Insco & PJ Malone
~Album design by Bryon Stiky-tips
~Logo design by Jade Kendall Stone



Bob Dylan: Travelin’ Thru, Featuring Johnny Cash: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15
The latest installment in the long-running Bootleg series covers Dylan’s journey to Nashville between 1967 and 1970. It includes recordings from the John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline and Self Portrait sessions and over 20 tracks from the legendary sessions with Johnny Cash. 50 tracks on 3 CDs – over 40 previously unreleased.
The Bootleg Series Vol. 15: Travelin’ Thru showcases never-before-heard recordings from Bob Dylan’s journey to Nashville—including his cherished collaboration with Johnny Cash.
While Dylan had recorded in Nashville once before in sessions that would form part of 1966’s Blonde On Blonde, things had changed considerably when he came back to record a year and a half later—his first session since suffering a motorcycle accident that took him out of the public eye. On John Wesley Harding, Dylan worked more methodically than before; the seven alternate takes from the album featured here find Dylan fitting his songs’ rhythms to match their lyrics.
Returning in to Nashville in 1969, Dylan shifted even more toward the sound of country music on Nashville Skyline, even adopting a distinctive croon in his singing voice. “Lay Lady Lay,” “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You” and “I Threw It All Away” still rank among the most treasured entries in Dylan’s songwriting canon.
A key participant in the Nashville Skyline sessions was Johnny Cash, who’d previously covered Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” leading to a deep mutual respect between the two musical legends. Though Cash appeared on only one song on Nashville Skyline, “Girl From The North Country” (and also penned the LP’s Grammy Award-winning liner notes), Travelin’ Thru features 25 previously unreleased tracks featuring Dylan and Cash in the studio. Highlights include takes on several of Cash’s most recognizable hits (“I Walk The Line,” “Ring Of Fire”), covers of Jimmie Rodgers and Carl Perkins (“Matchbox,” featuring Perkins himself on guitar) and a unique medley of “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” and Cash’s “Understand Your Man.” A month after Nashville Skyline was released, Dylan made his first live TV appearance in five years on The Johnny Cash Show; that performance is also included here, as are two Cash covers (“Ring Of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues”) recorded during the sessions to Self Portrait.
Travelin’ Thru closes with a 1970 collaboration between Dylan and famed banjo player Earl Scruggs. Recorded in upstate New York for a PBS special on Scruggs, this informal session features renditions of Dylan’s “Nashville Skyline Rag” and others.



Miranda Lambert: Wildcard
Wildcard is the seventh studio album by American country music artist Miranda Lambert. The album was produced by Jay Joyce, marking the first time Lambert has worked with the producer. It features the single “It All Comes Out in the Wash”.



Cold War Kids: New Age Norms 1
Over their career, Cold War Kids have fielded music’s seismic shifts while simultaneously sticking to their own game plan. Over the course of a dozen releases – including seven studio albums, multiple EPs, and a live album on majors and indies alike, non-stop tours and the festival circuit’s biggest stages, massive radio, sales & streaming successes, the band have become a major part of the modern landscape. Their album New Age Norms 1, with lead single “Complainer” is the next chapter with the approach of taking apart the idea of what the band is and just trying to take the doors off a bit to see where it can go.



Booker T: Note By Note
In an emotional musical journey, Booker T explores new takes on the songs that make up the fabric of his musical identity. Largely mirroring the chapter titles from his forthcoming memoir Time is Tight, the album titled Note by Note serves as a musical companion. STAX staples like Cause I Love You and These Arms of Mine are woven into defining musical moments from Booker’s journey after STAX, when he produced and recorded with artists as diverse as Willie Nelson and Carlos Santana. Booker T & the M.G.’s fans will enjoy a new ending to the song Time is Tight, a Romanesque coda that has been played live yet never recorded. The album culminates with new original music, highlighting the soaring guitar and vocals of Booker’s son and collaborator Teddy Jones. Booker T is a 4 time GRAMMY Award winner (including the Lifetime Achievement Award), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, and arguably the most famous Hammond B3 player in history.



Jeff Lynne’s ELO: From Out of Nowhere
from Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and music legend Jeff Lynne, and follows up a remarkable run of sold out European and American tours. Jeff Lynne’s ELO, whose music has touched fans deeply across three generations now, has found himself in recent years at the peak of his powers as a songwriter, musician and producer. This collection features a buoyant title song which opens the 10-track record including the wistful “Help Yourself” to the celebratory “Down Came the Rain” to the churning rocker “One More Time” to the sweet closer, “Songbird.” As does it’s predecessor, 2015’s Alone in the Universe, From Out Of Nowhere shows Lynne finding new facets to his signature sound, at once drawing on his globally loved legacy and forging new paths in both sounds and emotions. Once again, he plays nearly every note of the music on guitars, bass, piano, drums, keyboards and vibes, as well as singing all of the lead and layered harmony vocals.



STONES.
50th Anniversary edition includes the remastered stereo version of the album and a 32 page booklet with an essay by journalist David Fricke and photos by the band’s tour photographer Ethan Russell. Digitally remastered edition. The Rolling Stones’ groundbreaking multi-platinum selling album Let It Bleed was released in late 1969, charting at #1 in the UK and #3 in the US. The Rolling Stones, at this point already a critically and commercially dominant force, composed and recorded their eighth long player amidst both geopolitical and personal turmoil. The second of four Rolling Stones albums made with producer Jimmy Miller (Traffic, Blind Faith), Let It Bleed perfectly captures the ominous spirit of the times with “Gimme Shelter,” the opening track.



Hootie & the Blowfish: Imperfect Circle
With the rich, bluesy vocals of Darius Rucker and gleeful harmonies of guitarist Mark Bryan, bassist Dean Felber and drummer Jim Soni Sonefeld, Hootie & the Blowfish have sold over 25 million records worldwide to date after their infectious melodies hit the airwaves in 1994. The quartet met at the University of South Carolina where endless gigs at frat houses and local bars built a major local buzz. Their blend of pop, folk, blues, soul and rock made them hard to pigeonhole, but easily accessible to anyone who loved good music. The band took a break from full-time touring in 2007, reuniting annually for a variety of philanthropic events while also pursuing solo projects. 2019 marked the band’s first full-time touring year in over a decade as they embarked on the Group Therapy Tour ahead of Imperfect Circle, their first album in nearly 15 years.



Anaïs Mitchell: Hadestown
Original Broadway Cast recording. Hadestown intertwines two mythic tales – that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone – as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. This Tony-winning score defies musical theatre convention, weaving together American songwriting traditions from indie folk to pop to blues and beyond. This album was produced by Grammy winner David Lai alongside Todd Sickafoose and Anaïs Mitchell, who also collaborated on Mitchell’s celebrated modern folk album Young Man in America. Features vocal performances by Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Tony nominees Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon), Patrick Page (Spring Awakening), and Amber Gray (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812); and Tony winner André de Shields (The Wiz).



The Mavericks: Play The Hits
The Mavericks are masters of country-Latino-rock ‘n’ roll. They rode high in the country and rock charts of the ’90s with culture-crossing hits like “What A Crying Shame” and “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down.” In 2004 they went on hiatus to explore new musical avenues. But since a reunion in 2012, the Grammy Award-winning band has reestablished itself as one of the most exciting and joyfully entertaining acts on the touring circuit. Now, on their 30th anniversary, they’re back to remind the world why they’re so good with the new country covers album, Play the Hits led by takes on John Anderson’s “Swingin'” and Freddy Fender’s “Before the Next Tear Drop Falls” and featuring Martina McBride plus other special guests. “As musicians, you are always listening to other songs and you find inspiration and you talk about, ‘Oh man, one day we’re going to record this.’ But other things get in the way. You hear every reason in the world as to why not do a covers record, but now we’re in charge, so if we’re not going to do it now, when the hell are we going to?” singer Raul Malo tells Rolling Stone.



Jeff Goldblum: I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This
the second album from the Hollywood legend, coolest man on the planet and purveyor of fine jazz. And this time he’s bringing his friends. Jeff has assembled an extraordinary gang of vocalists from all walks of musical life, some of whom are revealing their jazz voices for the very first time. The feel good jazz album of the year, featuring singers Sharon Van Etten, Fiona Apple, Inara George, Jeff Goldblum & Anna Calvi.



Michael Kiwanuka: Kiwanuka
from the British indie and folk rock singer/songwriter and record producer. Kiwanuka was produced by Danger Mouse and Inflo, who previously worked with Kiwanuka on Love & Hate. “The last album came from an introspective place and felt like therapy, I guess,” Kiwanuka said in a statement. “This one is more about feeling comfortable in who I am and asking what I want to say. Like, how could I be bold and challenge myself and the listener? It is about self-acceptance in a more triumphant rather than melancholy way. It’s an album that explores what it means to be a human being today.” He has been nominated for numerous honors, including the Brit Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, Mercury Prize, BBC Music Awards. In January 2012, he won the BBC’s Sound of 2012.



Jon Batiste: Chronology of a Dream LIVE at the Village Vanguard
This title was recorded live at the historic Village Vanguard in NYC in the Fall of 2018 during Jon Batiste’s residency at the legendary space. It is the follow up to Anatomy of Angels, which is part one of this two part series. The music on this release is original, instrumental music (other than “Soulful” which is a tribute cover to Ray Hargrove) showcasing Batiste’s virtuosic and uplifting talent he uses to command a room, and an iconic one at that.



Keith Jarrett: 2016
A solo concert from Keith Jarrett – recorded on the last night of a 2016 European tour at Munich’s Philharmonie – finds the great improvising pianist at a peak of invention. Creating a spontaneous suite of forms in the moment with the assurance of a master builder – interspersing touches of lyricism between pieces of polyrhythmic and harmonic complexity – he delivers one of his very finest performances. The audience hangs on every note, every nuance, and is rewarded with tender, magical encores. 2 CDs…

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New Bruce, Neil & Van the Man + Ukranian Heavy Metal !

NEW TOOL BACK IN STOCK:

Limited edition packaging. Continuing their affinity for pushing the boundaries of physical packaging, the Grammy Award winning outfit has created a deluxe, limited-edition CD version of Fear Inoculum. The collectible offering, which was conceived by and directed by Adam Jones, features a 4″ HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card. 2019 release, the band’s first new album in 13 years.


NEW RELEASES Out October 25 (now):

Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars Songs From the Film
featuring each of the live performances captured in Bruce Springsteen’s directorial debut Western Stars. The soundtrack includes every song from Springsteen’s most recent studio album of the same name, as well as a cover of Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Western Stars – Songs From The Film pulls the audio from the film co-directed by Bruce Springsteen and longtime collaborator Thom Zimny. The Western Stars film is a cinematic retelling of Springsteen’s first studio album in five years, as he plays the album backed by a band and full orchestra at Stone Hill Farm in Colts Neck, NJ.

The film opens tonight in Sebastopol



Neil Young + Crazy Horse: Colorado
is the first new Neil Young with Crazy Horse album since 2012’s Psychedelic Pill. The album features 10 new Neil Young compositions. It includes several songs that Neil has been playing live in the past few months (eg: “Rainbow of Colors”, “Green Is Blue” and “Milky Way”), and the epic 13+ minute track “She Showed Me Love”. This incarnation of Crazy Horse is Neil Young on vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica and vibes, Billy Talbot on bass, Ralph Molina on drums and features the return of Nils Lofgren on guitar and piano, almost 50 years since he last appeared on a Crazy Horse album (1971). The album is produced by Neil Young and John Hanlon and was recorded in Colorado in April & May 2019.



Van Morrison: Three Chords And The Truth
Three Chords And The Truth is truly something wonderful – 14 new original compositions effortlessly encapsulate the Van Morrison sound and showcase his talents as one of our generation’s most celebrated songwriters. His sixth album in just four years, Three Chords And The Truth is further proof that Van Morrison is one of the greatest recording artists of all time and a creative force to be reckoned with.



Desert Sessions Vols. 11 & 12
In 1997, Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and a handful of friends retreated to the desert of Joshua Tree, CA in order to isolate themselves from the distractions and comforts of their everyday lives. What began as a casual writing and recording session amongst friends has since become a project of legend. Spanning twelve volumes over the course of two decades, Desert Sessions has featured some of music’s most cherished icons stepping out of their comfort zones and collaborating with one another to create some of the most exciting music of their careers. After nearly sixteen years since it’s last entry, the longest-running mix tape in existence, Desert Sessions will return this October with two stunning new volumes in it’s already storied catalog, Vols. 11 & 12, featuring collaborations from Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Les Claypool (Primus), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), Mike Kerr (Royal Blood), Carla Azar (Autolux, Jack White), Matt Sweeney (Chavez), David Catching (Co-founder of Rancho de la Luna studio), comedian Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows), Töôrnst Hülpft and new comer Libby Grace. Limited Edition Vinyl packaging includes a one of a kind custom mix & match, body swap booklet!



James Blunt: Once Upon a Mind
Multi-Grammy nominated and multi-platinum British singer/songwriter James Blunt releases his sixth studio album Once Upon A Mind. After flirting with electronica on his last album, Blunt returns to what he does best on Once Upon A Mind – writing classic songs that touch both the heart and the head. Once Upon A Mind sees Blunt collaborating with a variety of producers resulting in a freshness that resonates throughout the eleven-song collection, with highlights including the poignant ballad “Monsters,” pop-infused “5 Miles” and the country tinged “Halfway.” “I think this is the most honest album I have ever made” said Blunt. “‘Back To Bedlam’ was similar in that I had been writing those songs for a while about my life experiences at that time, and they came together on my debut. And every song on this album represents something that I’m currently going through or have recently experienced. It’s a very personal record, and I’m proud I can share it.”



Jinjer: Macro
Ukrainian progressive groove metal wrecking machine Jinjer have returned with their long awaited new album Macro and once again prove why the unique blend of singer Tatiana Shmaylyuk’s beautifully aggressive harmonies and vocal hooks, and the bands sheer technical brilliance and precision have set them apart from the pack. From Macro’s opening track ‘On The Top’, which showcases all of their trademark sounds at once, to the superior musicianship and delivery of tracks like ‘Pausing Death’ and ‘Home Back’, to the viciously heavy reggae induced vibe on ‘Judgement (& Punishment)’, Jinjer are making it known that they are here to take over in a huge way.



Frank Zappa: Halloween 73
Single CD highlights disc. Live archive release. Halloween 73! Two shows recorded at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago 10/31/73 featuring a classic Zappa band line-up along with liner notes by Ruth Underwood and Ralph Humphrey, who played in the shows, and pictures of the event from The Vault! The single disc contains highlights from the whole show. Happy Halloween! Don’t take candy from strangers!



Guided by Voices : Sweating The Plague
GBV is now an unlikely candidate for the most perfect rock band of all time, while at the same time being a thoughtful reflection on what a rock band is, a fantasy that becomes a fact.
Sweating The Plague, the band’s 29th album and their third this year, spars playfully with stadium-sized fidelity and uncharacteristically impactful arrangements. Producer Travis Harrison’s counterintuitive approach to Guided by Voices’ historically lo-fi sound is that he doesn’t want it to sound homemade, while the grinding tectonic plate guitars of Doug Gillard and Bobby Bare Jr. Anchor the album. Play it loud! Being a fan of Guided by Voices can feel like standing in a ticker-tape parade and reaching out to grab at stray releases as the endless flurry of output from the Needmore Songs publishing house billows around-but here’s twelve compatible nuggets of Pollard content in one handy package, all boxed up and ready to go.



Allison Moorer: Blood
The Grammy- and Academy Award- nominated singer-songwriter’s haunting, lyrical musical companion piece to her memoir, sharing the story of an unthinkable act of violence and ultimate healing through art.



Ringo Starr: What’s My Name
Ringo’s 20th studio album, features brand new recordings with special guests Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, Steve Lukather and Dave Stewart.



Cigarettes After Sex: Cry
Recorded in a stunning house on the Spanish island of Mallorca, the collection reflects the uneasy beauty, erotic longing, and stark minimalism of the space, all smooth lines and soft light. Energized by the fresh palette and setting, Gonzalez would write songs just minutes before recording them with the band – drummer Jacob Tomsky, bassist Randy Miller, and keyboardist Phillip Tubbs. He engineered and produced the sessions himself, with an emphasis on capturing live performances and exploring the material together in dialogue with the house and with each other.



Swans: Leaving Meaning
Written and produced by Michael Gira, Leaving Meaning is Swans fifteenth studio album and features contributions from recent and former Swans, members of Angels of Light as well as guest artists Anna and Maria von Hausswolff, Ben Frost, The Necks, Baby Dee, and a Hawk and a Hacksaw.
Michael Gira explains, “Leaving Meaning is the first Swans album to be released since I dissolved the lineup of musicians that constituted Swans from 2010 – 2017. Swans is now comprised of a revolving cast of musicians, selected for both their musical and personal character, chosen according to what I intuit best suits the atmosphere in which I’d like to see the songs I’ve written presented. In collaboration with me, the musicians, through their personality, skill and taste, contribute greatly to the arrangement of the material. They’re all people whose work I admire and whose company I personally enjoy.



Mikal Cronin: Seeker
Recorded live with a crew of close friends and engineer Jason Quever at Palmetto Studios in Los Angeles, Seeker finds Mikal Cronin pushing his often devastating power pop into darker territory.



Harry Connick, Jr: True Love
After 30 million albums sold worldwide, 13 #1 jazz albums in the United States, and a music, film, television and Broadway career spanning three decades, Harry Connick, Jr. Returns with a sensational record, True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter. Comprised exclusively of Cole Porter compositions, True Love highlights Connick’s talents as pianist, singer, arranger, orchestrator and conductor, as he breathes new life into popular songs from The Great American Songbook.



Joe Bonamassa: LIVE at the Sydney Opera House
For those that do get to play a venue as sacred as the Opera House, you expect nothing but the very best! So, when Joe Bonamassa came to Sydney to play this iconic venue, he brought a band of the world’s best musicians and singers to support him as he played material from his then latest album, Blues Of Desperation. Only the best can give the venue the respect it deserves and the band brought their A-game that night. Now you can relive that celebration with this special release of Joe Bonamassa’s concert that evening.




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