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NEW RELEASES for November 17, 2017 include:

 

Bob Seger: I Knew You When

the 18th studio album by rock singer/songwriter Bob Seger. The album was recorded in Nashville and Detroit and produced by Seger himself. A cover version of Lou Reed’s “Busload of Faith” was released as the first single taken from the album. The song was originally released by Reed on his 1989 album New York. Besides Reed’s “Busload of Faith,” Seger included another cover song in the album, namely “Democracy,” which was written by Leonard Cohen and originally released on his 1992 album The Future. A number of Seger’s own compositions for the album were written and originally recorded many years or even decades ago but remained unreleased at the time.


Jimmy Buffett: Buried Treasure

archive release from the beloved singer/songwriter. Buried Treasure Vol. One is a very special collection of Jimmy Buffett songs, recorded in 1969 in Mobile and Nashville, Discovered hidden in a recording studio closet. When legendary Nashville producer Buzz Cason sold his recording studio to John and Martina McBride, there was some cleaning up to do. That is when Jimmy learned that they had found a sizeable collection of ¼-inch tapes that were the demos of songs Jimmy had written and recorded for Buzz when he was writing for his publishing company. It turned out that there were over 125 songs in that pile of tape boxes. Also discovered were the original first recordings Travis Turk had engineered in Mobile, and that is where the whole story of Buried Treasure starts.


Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: The Rest Of Our Life

the first collaborative album between country music superstars and power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. The album’s title track and single “Rest of Our Life” was written by Ed Sheeran, Amy Wadge, Johnny McDaid, and Steve Mac. This project has been a long time coming and eagerly anticipated by fans of both artists. In 1997, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill released their first duet, which spent six weeks atop the country charts. They have collaborated a number of times since then, recording several duets and raising three daughters together. The Rest of Our Life features 11 songs.


Morrissey: Low In High School

the eleventh solo studio album from the former Smiths frontman. Low In High School is Morrissey’s first studio album since 2014 and his debut for BMG. The album was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s Forum Studios. The record was produced by Joe Chiccarelli (who has worked with The Strokes, Beck and The White Stripes to name a few). Morrissey’s talent for combining political statements and beautiful melodies is more prevalent than ever On LOW IN HIGH SCHOOL, capturing the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world. Rising to prominence as frontman of The Smiths, Morrissey went on to forge an even more successful career as a solo artist, with all 10 of his solo efforts landing in the Top 10 on the UK album charts, including three entries at the #1 position.


Talib Kweli: Radio Silence

New release from the renowned artist and activist from Brooklyn, NY. Radio Silence features Rick Ross, Anderson. Paak, BJ The Chicago Kid, Waka Flocka, Jay Electronica, Robert Glasper, Bilal and others. Production from The Alchemist, Oh No, Kaytranada, J. Rhodes, Robert Glasper, and more. The majority of the album was mixed by Young Guru. Radioi Silence is the follow-up to 2015’s F*** The Money. Kweli earned recognition early on through his collaboration with fellow Brooklyn rapper Mos Def, when they formed the group Black Star. Kweli’s musical career continued with solo success including collaborations with producers Kanye West, Just Blaze, and Pharrell Williams.


Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: Soul Of A Woman

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ final studio album, Soul of a Woman is a lush, orchestral masterpiece. A true testament to the life and career of Daptone’s fearless leader and one of the world’s greatest performers. In the year prior to her death from pancreatic cancer in 2016, Sharon Jones toured and performed tirelessly, and was also the subject of Miss Sharon Jones!, an acclaimed documentary by Oscar-Winning director Barbara Kopple. Yet somehow, the beloved and heroic soul singer found time to complete a studio album. Soul of a Woman features eleven songs which reveal that the emotion, dynamics, and drama of Jones’ voice remained at full power until her final days. The songs on Soul Of A Woman exemplify two distinct sides of the band’s sound. Side One showcases the grittier, bluesier material like Matter Of Time and Sail On giving Sharon the room to flex her vocal prowess, creating a liveness that few studio albums possess. Side Two takes on a more sophisticated orchestral mood. Tracks like ‘When I Saw Your Face’ and ‘These Tears (No Longer For You)’, capture a soft vulnerability in Sharon’s vocals that draws you deep inside, and yet they remain nuanced with the signature toughness that never allow you to forget she’s steering the ship. The finished product is an album that captures a band and a singer at their peak.


Mavis Staples: If All I Was Was Black

Mavis Staples is an American Music legend. She was at the forefront of the civil rights movement in the 1960’s, as singer for the legendary gospel group, The Staples Singers. Mavis, along with her father, Pops, and siblings marched and worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr on the fight for equality in this country. In December 2016, Mavis went to Washington, DC to receive the coveted Kennedy Center Honors from President Obama, with whom she has had a long standing friendship. Mavis invited Wilco frontman and dear friend, Jeff Tweedy as her guest for the weekend’s festivities. The two spent hours discussing the current events and how today’s fight for equality is very similar to those in the 60’s. Inspired by these events, Mavis and Jeff got together and wrote Mavis’ new album, If All I Was Was Black, produced by Jeff Tweedy. The new album is a perfect message for our time and is by far Mavis’ best work to date.


Green Day: Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band

2017 collection from the alt-rock trio. Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band chronicles the sonic journey of one of the most essential and dynamic rock bands in recent history. The playlist includes 20 hits spanning Green Day’s prolific 31 years as a band, plus a brand new song called “Back In The USA” and a new duet with award-winning Country Music superstar Miranda Lambert on “Ordinary World.” Green Day was formed in 1986 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. For much of the band’s career, they have been a trio with drummer Tré Cool, who replaced John Kiffmeyer in 1990 prior to the recording of the band’s second studio album in 91.


Chasing Trane (Original Soundtrack)

This soundtrack features 11 tracks from the film, Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary. Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the time, it brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man and an artist. The CD booklet includes images from the film and an essay by John Coltrane author and film participant, Ashley Kahn. John Coltrane was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz. He led at least fifty recording sessions during his career, and appeared as a sideman on many albums by other musicians, including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk. As his career progressed, Coltrane and his music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension.

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NEW RELEASES for November 10, 2017

Metallica: Master Of Puppets (remastered Expanded Edition) on CD

Deluxe three CD edition includes previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews, live tracks, and a 28-page booklet. Master of Puppets was originally released on March 3rd, 1986, on Elektra Records and went on to become the first Metallica album to be certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album has been certified six-times Platinum in the United States and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. In 2016, the album became the first metal album to be added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, an honor granted to works deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. Time to upgrade your Master of Puppets…


Taylor Swift: Reputation

the sixth studio album from the pop singer/songwriter. Reputation is the long-awaited follow-up to her 2014 album 1989. The album’s lead single, “Look What You Made Me Do”, was released on August 25, 2017. One of the leading contemporary recording artists, Taylor is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage. As a songwriter, Swift has received awards from the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was included in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time in 2015. She is also the recipient of 10 Grammy Awards, five Guinness World Records, one Emmy Award, 21 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Brit Award. Swift is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums-including 27.8 million in the US-and 130 million single downloads.


Seal: Standards

Deluxe edition includes three bonus tracks. 2017 release. Over the course of his astounding career, acclaimed singer-songwriter, Seal, has sold over 50 million albums globally. Now this iconic voice is tackling timeless songs with a collection of stunning versions of standards. Includes “Luck Be A Lady” and “It Was A Very Good Year”. Seal has won multiple awards throughout his career, including three Brit Awards; he won Best British Male in 1992, as well as four Grammy Awards and an MTV Video Music Award. As a songwriter, he received the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award, for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, in consecutive years (1990 and 1991).


Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats: Live At Red Rocks

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats have played Red Rocks once or twice a year since 2015. But what if you want to listen to Denver’s favorite rock-and-soul band play the venue every other day of the year? Well, you’re in luck! Live at Red Rocks is their first-ever live album. The 18-song live album was recorded at the band’s Aug. 21, 2016, show, a year after the band’s debut album was released. The band was joined for six tracks by New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which is no stranger to guest spots at Red Rocks.


Angel Olsen: Phases

Phases is a collection of Olsen’s work culled from the past several years, including a number of never-before-released tracks. “Fly On Your Wall,” previously contributed to the Bandcamp-only, anti-Trump fundraiser Our First 100 Days, opens Phases, before seamlessly slipping into “Special,” a brand new song from the My Woman recording sessions. Both “How Many Disasters” and “Sans” are first-time listens: home-recorded demos that have never been released, leaning heavily on Olsen’s arresting croon and lonesome guitar.


Project Mama Earth

Preparation is overrated. Impulse is everything. Such was the rebellious wisdom that drove the sessions for Project Mama Earth’s astonishing debut EP. In June 2017, 5 world-renowned musicians met in Devon England for a high-wire act unique in modern music. They had no songs. No chord charts. No game plan. No safety net. Nothing, in fact, but a plan to play and catch the sparks. Where a lesser band would have stumbled, the gauntlet was readily seized by the all-star lineup of Joss Stone (vocals), Nitin Sawhney (guitar), Jonathan Joseph (drums), Étienne M’Bappé (bass/guitar) and Jonathan Shorten (keyboards). Just 10 days later – and following a powerful co-production from all 5 bandmembers – the Mama Earth sessions were over. And yet, you sense that the story of this fascinating band is only just beginning. Impulsive, dynamic and sometimes downright dangerous, this is an album unlike anything else in the quartet’s respective CVs, unprecedented in the clinical modern music scene – and sure to make waves upon it’s release!


Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band: Body And Shadow

Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band marks it’s 20th anniversary with the release of their sublime fifth album, Body and Shadow, a succinct nine-track meditation on lightness/darkness that arrives like a balm for the soul, ebbing and flowing with grace, subtlety and no shortness of beauty. Blade and Cowherd wrote, arranged and produced the songs for Body and Shadow, which was recorded at the historic Columbus Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. The experience reminded Blade of recording the band’s debut with producer Daniel Lanois at the Teatro, a former movie theater in Oxnard, California.

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NEW RELEASES for November 3, 2017

 

Bob Dylan: Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981 (Deluxe Edition)

The next installment in the award-winning Bootleg Series, ‘Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981’, focuses on the albums ‘Slow Train Coming’ (1979), ‘Saved’ (1980) and ‘Shot of Love’ (1981) and the legendary live shows from that period.
8CD/1DVD Deluxe Edition box set
Premieres 100 previously unreleased live and studio recordings including 14 unreleased songs
Exclusive DVD of “Trouble No More: A Musical Film,” a new feature-length film incorporating never-before-seen footage from Dylan’s legendary 1980 tours
120 page photo book
Read review here

DISC LIST:

  • Disc 1: Live
  • Disc 2: Live
  • Disc 3: Rare and Unreleased
  • Disc 4: Rare and Unreleased
  • Disc 5 – Live in Toronto 1980
  • Disc 6 – Live in Toronto 1980
  • Disc 7 – Live in Earl’s Court, London June 27, 1981
  • Disc 8 – Live in Earl’s Court – London – June 27, 1981
  • Disc 9: Bonus DVD

Kid Rock: Sweet Southern Sugar

After finally admitting that he’s not actually running for U.S. Senate, Kid Rock has announced Sweet Southern Sugar – the new album his big political joke was created for. The record will arrive on November 3, and it will come with a big tour, to boot. – As a press release explains, Sweet Southern Sugar is Kid Rock’s first album recorded in Nashville and features such recently shared tracks as “Greatest Show On Earth,” “Po-Dunk” and “Tennessee Mountain Top.” It promises both country and classic rock, as well as of course some rap.


Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman: Pickin

An exuberant meeting of the musical minds and souls, Pickin’, with 10 Dawg compositions (five of which are newly written) is just the beginning of what promises to be an important, long-awaited and historic musical friendship. Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman had admired each other’s music for years but their paths had never crossed. That changed in January, 2014 when their mutual friend, the brilliant Scottish guitarist Martin Taylor, invited David to sit in at his concert with the world-‐renowned, Tommy Emmanuel. Going forward to 2016, Tommy invited David to participate in a recording project of his in Nashville, whereupon he asked him to teach him some “Dawg” tunes. Within the hour, they had recorded five of David’s tunes and the seeds of this recording were sown. An exuberant meeting of the musical minds and souls, Pickin’, with 10 Dawg compositions is just the beginning of what promises to be an important, long‐awaited and historic musical friendship.


Blitzen Trapper: Wild And Reckless

the ninth studio album from Portland’s Blitzen Trapper. The album Wild & Reckless was born from the stage production that the band spent the better part of a year producing. The half musical, half rock-opera dealt with heroin abuse, desperation, true love and western power structures. The story evoked a bygone era of Portland with this sci-fi love story, featuring a rock ‘n’ roll score that paired unreleased songs with favorites from the band’s catalog. Following the success of the production, the band took seven original songs from the production and developed the theme further into the 12 songs that comprise the album Wild & Reckless.


Blake Shelton: Texoma Shore

from the country music vocalist. 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 iHeart Radio Music Awards, among others. Shelton has won 23 BMI awards and 22 ASCAP awards. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2010, for his many accomplishments in country music, and into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2014, attaining the highest honor one can receive from the state. In April 2013, Shelton was awarded the prestigious Gene Weed Special Achievement Award from the Academy of Country Music for his unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music and television. For his work on The Voice as a television personality, Shelton received the NATPE Reality Breakthrough Award for Best Reality Personality in 2017. Shelton has garnered eight Grammy nominations throughout his career, including nominations for Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance, and Best Music Film.


Big Head Todd and the Monsters: New World Arisin’

the 11th album from Colorado band Big Head Todd and the Monsters. The first single is “Damaged One”. The album was written and produced by vocalist/guitarist Todd Park Mohr with original members Rob Squires on bass and Brian Nevin on drums and percussions. Plus, Jeremy Lawton on keyboards, lap and petal steel guitar and backing vocals. It was recorded at E-Town Studios in Boulder, Colorado and mixed by Mark Needham with engineering by James Tuttle.


Free CD’s to people who lost collections to the fires

Last Saturday, we were at the Peacetown Fire Benefit at Ives Park in Sebastopol. We distributed free bags of CD’s that had been donated by local musicians.
We have more bags of CD’s ready to hand out now, so if you have lost your collection, come by Last Record Store and just ask.

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NEW RELEASES up to October 27, 2017:

Weezer: Pacific Daydream

2017 release. Following the release of Weezer (The White Album), the band began working on what they called The Black Album, but as they worked, they found the songs they were writing felt more like reveries from a beach at the end of the world. Instead of forcing a different direction, they began an entirely new album; Pacific Daydream was born. – Pacific Daydream – an album full of the melodic mastery and craftsmanship for which Weezer are known – is a record that navigates the uncertainty between reality and dreams, blurring the line between the listener knowing if they are daydreaming the world of the album, or if the world of the album is daydreaming them. It’s a record about finding the gray area between the black and the white, about escaping the everyday into the fantasy of what may be just down the line, but also maybe isn’t. It’s an album that sounds like the Beach Boys and The Clash fell in love by the ocean and had one hell of an amazing baby.


Pink: Beautiful Trauma

the seventh studio album by Pop vocalist Pink. Includes the single “What About Us”. Pink arrived on the music scene with her debut solo album, Can’t Take Me Home (2000). Recognized for her strong signature vocals and acrobatic performances, Pink has sold over 47 million albums worldwide, including over 16 million albums in the United States. Her career accolades include three Grammy Awards, a Brit Award, a Daytime Emmy Award and seven MTV Video Music Awards (including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award). In 2009, Billboard named Pink the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade. Pink was also the second most-played female solo artist in the United Kingdom during the 2000s, behind Madonna. VH1ranked her number 10 on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music, while Billboard awarded her the Woman of the Year award in 2013.


Beck: Colors

the 13th studio album from the singer, songwriter and musician. Colors is the follow up to Grammy Album of the Year winning Morning Phase. Colors was recorded at Greg Kurstin’s Los Angeles studio with Beck and Kurstin playing nearly every instrument themselves between 2013 and 2017. Beck described the recording process to music publication NME, saying “for the first year, we were experimenting and there was a lot of trial and error. I was touring constantly while making it, so I was attempting to bring some of that energy back to the studio, which isn’t always the easiest thing to do.”


Robert Plant: Carry Fire

from the former Led Zeppelin vocalist. Robert Plant’s eleventh studio album, Carry Fire, produced by Plant in the west of England and Wales, melds unusual rhythms with naturalism. As with his 2014 album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, the album features his band The Sensational Space Shifters. They are also joined here by special guests, including Chrissie Hynde. A powerful and wide vocal range (particularly evident in his high-pitched vocals) has given Robert Plant is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock ‘n’ roll; he has influenced fellow rock singer-songwriters such as Freddie Mercury, Axl Rose and Chris Cornell.


Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile: Lotta Sea Lice

KURT VILE: We ran into each other on the road in various continents and talked about the recordings. I guess it wasn’t till i had another tour booked for the following summer in Australia that we thought we should record as much as we can, no major goal to make it a full length but it came together that way because the vibe was so strong. I love working with Courtney, the collaboration was laid back with less pressure. COURTNEY BARNETT: Now we finished the album, we dreamt up an amazing band which we’ve called THE SEA LICE (inspired by a Stella Mozgawa beach-side-story) and me n Kurt will be standing there out front with our guitars singing songs together. Songs from this album we did, a handful of our own songs from previous albums, maybe some old folk songs n what not. Harmonies and guitarmonies galore. Very collaborative. Lotta Sea Lice is the result of 8 days in the studio spread over almost 15 months when Courtney and Kurt’s respective touring schedules allowed for them to be in the same place at the same time.


Lydia Loveless: Boy Crazy & Single(s)

2017 collection from Lydia Loveless containing her summery five-song EP Boy Crazy plus six non-album singles and B-sides, including original songs in addition to inventive and bare-bones covers of Prince, Elvis Costello, and Kesha. The recordings span from 2012 to 2015 and are appearing on a full length release for the first time. Lydia Loveless is an alternative country singer/songwriter from Columbus, Ohio. Her music combines pop music, classic country, honky tonk, and punk rock.


Willie And The Boys: Willie’s Stash, Vol. 2

Following in the musical footsteps of 2014’s December Day, Willie Nelson and the Boys is another family collaboration, this time showcasing Willie and sons, Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson, performing a selection of American country music standards and classics, including seven penned by Hank Williams Sr. Consisting mainly of studio recordings laid down during the 2011 sessions for Heroes, Willie Nelson and the Boys (Willie’s Stash, Vol. 2) is produced by Willie’s longtime friend and collaborator Buddy Cannon and recorded at Pedernales Recordings Studio in Austin, Texas. Includes “Move It On Over’, ‘Healing Hands Of Time’, ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart’ and many others.


Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn: Echo In The Valley on CD

from the king and queen of the banjo. Béla Fleck is a fifteen-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres, and Abigail Washburn a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who re-radicalized it by combining it with Far East culture and sounds. From writing concertos for full symphony orchestra, exploring the banjo’s African roots, to jazz duos with Chick Corea, many tout that Béla Fleck is the world’s premier banjo player. Washburn has the earthy sophistication of a postmodern, old-time singer-songwriter who has drawn critical acclaim for her solo albums. She has done fascinating work in folk musical diplomacy in China, presented an original theatrical production, and has contributed to singular side groups Uncle Earl and The Wu-Force. With one eye on using the banjo to showcase America’s rich heritage and the other pulling the noble instrument from it’s most familiar arena into new and unique realms, Bela & Abigail meet in the mean, head-on, to present music that feels wildly innovative and familiar at the same time. Whether at home, on stage or on record, their deep bond, combined with the way their distinct musical personalities and banjo styles interact, makes theirs a picking partnership unlike any other on the planet.


Gregory Porter: Nat King Cole & Me

Two-time Grammy-winning vocalist Gregory Porter’s third Blue Note album, Nat King Cole & Me, is a heartfelt tribute to his idol, the legendary singer, pianist and Capitol recording artist Nat King Cole. With the help of six-time Grammy-winning arranger Vince Mendoza, the London Studio Orchestra, a core band featuring pianist Christian Sands, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Ulysses Owens, and special guest trumpeter Terence Blanchard on two tracks, Porter revisits some of Cole s most cherished classics such as ‘Mona Lisa’, ‘L-O-V-E’, ‘Nature Boy’ and ‘The Christmas Song’. Porter won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2014 for Liquid Spirit and in 2017 for Take Me to the Alley.


The Life & Songs Of Kris Kristofferson (Various Artists)

Own the music from the Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson concert event on CD/DVD! This CD/DVD set captures performances from the historic, one-night concert event that honored the music of Kris Kristofferson, one of the most beloved songwriters of our time. – The two-and-a-half-hour concert film and available audio recordings feature over 20 once-in-a-lifetime performances from this momentous event by Kris Kristofferson, Jessi Alexander, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Ryan Bingham, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Jessi Colter, Rodney Crowell, Larry Gatlin, Emmylou Harris, Jack Ingram, Shooter Jennings, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, The Travelin’ McCourys, Reba McEntire, Buddy Miller, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Nettles, Jon Randall, Darius Rucker, Hank Williams Jr. And Lee Ann Womack. – Captured and presented in stunning HD quality with true Dolby 5.1 surround stereo, the full-length concert film and available CD include Kris classics, like “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” and “Why Me.” 2CD/1DVD.


Lee Ann Womack: The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone on CD

Lee Ann Womack, one of the most distinctive and decorated vocalists in modern music, releases her debut for ATO Records. The album mixes the country, soul, gospel and blues of her native East Texas. Produced by Womack’s husband and fellow Texan Frank Liddell (fresh off a 2017 ACM Album of the Year win for Miranda Lambert’s The Weight of These Wings), and featuring songs mostly co-written by Womack, ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone,’ is her most personal album to date.


Nick Lowe: Party of One on CD & LP

For 1990’s Party of One, the personnel was drawn from Nick’s bandmates on 1987’s John Hiatt masterpiece, Bring the Family (Lowe on bass, Jim Keltner on drums and Ry Cooder on guitar) combined with the twin heads of the band The Moonlighters (Austin DeLone – ex of Eggs Over Easy and Bill Kirchen – original Lost Planet Airman and twang kingpin). Nick brought in Dave Edmunds to produce and play even more guitar. They rip through a fantastic batch of original songs highlighted by “All Men Are Liars” and “What’s Shakin’ on the Hill” which are still staples of Nick’s live show. This strong effort led into the Little Village project and can be considered the final chapter in the first half of Nick’s career. It’s a staff pick!

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NEW RELEASES October 6, 2017

An American Troubadour: The Songs Of Steve Forbert

Track Listing:

1. Thinkin’ – Kelly Fitzgerald
2. I Blinked Once – John Oates featuring Bekka Bramlett
3. Goin’ Down to Laurel – Elliott Peck
4. Steve Forbert’s Midsummer Night’s Toast – David Luning
5. Romeo’s Tune – Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
6. What Kinda Guy? – Jim Lauderdale
7. It Isn’t Gonna be That Way – Robert Earl Keen
8. Grand Central Station, March 18, 1977 – James Maddock
9. Cellophane City – Amy McCarley
10. You Cannot Win (If You Do Not Play) – John Popper
11. Running On Love – Megan Palmer
12. The Sweet Love That You Give (Sure Goes A Long, Long Way) – Jesse Bardwell
13. I’m In Love With You – Wes Langlois
14. If You’re Waiting On Me – Jackie Greene
15. January 23-40, 1978 – Eric Lindell
16. Autumn This Year – Gwyneth Moreland
17. It Sure Was Better Back Then – Todd Snider
18. When The Sun Shines – Bill Lloyd
19. Tonight I Feel So Far Away From Home – Jason Crosby
20. Rock While I Can Rock – HUGElarge
21. Search Your Heart – Tim Bluhm


JD McPherson: Undivided Heart & Soul

Undivided Heart & Soul, produced by Dan Molad (Lucius) and McPherson, and developed largely in the studio (that studio being the historic RCA Studio B in Nashville), carries a sense of immediacy and irreverence.


Marilyn Manson: Heaven Upside Down

Heaven Upside Down is the tenth studio album by shock rock band Marilyn Manson. Includes the first single “We Know Where You F***ing Live”. Marilyn Manson – the band – was formed by Marilyn Manson – the singer – in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1989. Originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids, they gained a local cult following in South Florida in the early 1990s with their theatrical live performances. In 1993, they were the first act signed to Trent Reznor’s Nothing Records label. Until 1996, the name of each member was created by combining the first name of an iconic female sex symbol and the last name of an iconic serial killer, for example Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson.


The Black Dalia Murder: Nightbringers

2017 release, the eighth album from the metal monsters. Any band that has earned an army of devout followers through dropping seven killer full-lengths – and touring their collective ass off for sixteen years – could perhaps be forgiven for thinking they could take it easy as they wade into their eighth release. But that’s just not The Black Dahlia Murder’s style, and Nightbringers is testament to that. Having released their most accomplished, aggressive, and emotionally diverse music to date in the form of 2015’s Abysmal, the Michigan quintet have once more pushed themselves to new heights, and the 34 minutes of searing melodic death metal that comprises Nightbringers is riveting listening. Nightbringers is rich with dynamic riffs that are at once fresh and classic TBDM, resulting in a collection that shifts through many moods and effortlessly incorporates various elements of extreme metal.


The Darkness: Pinewood Smile

new album from England’s most distinctive, multiple award-winning, platinum-selling, hugely entertaining rock gods. Returning to save our airwaves from mediocre, auto-tuned tweens and that awful, throbby EDM shite, the album Pinewood Smile finds The Darkness on electrifying form, delivering some of the most sharp-witted, infectious, humorous and downright brilliant songs of their career. 2003 gave birth to one of the most extraordinary and best loved bands in the UK. The Darkness released their debut album Permission To Land to overnight success, topping the UK charts, going 5x Platinum and selling over 1.5 million copies in the UK alone. In 2006 Justin Hawkins left the band, checking into rehab and The Darkness fell apart. Following successful treatment, the band reformed in 2011 touring Europe and South America in 2012 with Lady Gaga. They released their comeback album Hot Cakes that year and Last Of Our Kind in 2015. The band have now returned in 2017 with Pinewood Smile, their first album to come through Cooking Vinyl.


Liam Gallagher: As You Were

the first solo album from the former Oasis and Beady Eye vocalist. As You Were was recorded in two locations. Greg Kurstin performed all of the instruments on the four songs that he produced (“Wall Of Glass,” “Paper Crown,” “Come Back To Me” and the psychedelic whoosh of “It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way”), while Dan Grech-Marguerat produced the remainder of the album at Snap! Studios in London. The result is exactly what you would have hoped a Liam Gallagher solo album would sound like: the passion for the classic ’60s/’70s influence that he’s always had has been updated for the here and now. “I didn’t want to be reinventing anything or going off on a space jazz odyssey,” says Gallagher. “It’s the Lennon ‘Cold Turkey’ vibe, The Stones, the classics. But done my way, now.”


Cunninglynguists: Rose Azura Njano

2017 release. Cunninlynguists are back with their first studio album since 2011’s Oneirology and first release since 2014’s Strange Journey Volume Three. Deacon The Villain, Natti & Kno are pleased to announce Rose Azura Nijano. The twelve song album is predominantly produced by Kno with all additional production by Deacon The Villain.


The Church: Man Woman Life Death Infinity

new album from veteran Australian alt-rock band. Another Century, another dream, another album from a band that’s in too deep to go anywhere but ever closer to the other side. Man Woman Life Death Infinity is the 26th album by The Church, and their second with the rejuvenated line-up Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and Ian Haug. The epic return of 2014’s critically lauded Further/ Deeper blossomed into a road-hardened beast over four tours of the USA, two back home in Australia, and a new career high in front of 20,000 Spanish fans on a lap of Europe. Man Woman Life Death Infinity is where the revitalized quartet’s freshly tuned chemistry reaches a new potency and precision: ten songs, 45 minutes, and a quantum leap into unexplored territory as strange as it is irresistible. “This is The Church’s water record,” says Kilbey, singer, lyricist and bassist. “I guess water is my element. I’ve always marveled at the sea and rivers and rain. It wasn’t conscious at all but on reflection, it definitely is a preoccupation on this record. What that means, I don’t know.”


Richard Thompson: Acoustic Rarities

Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic – from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards as well as the prestigious Ivor Novello. In 2011, Thompson received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In the USA, Thompson has been nominated at the Americana Music Association Awards for both “Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year.” His previously released CD, Still, was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy which reached #6 in the UK charts (just ahead of Taylor Swift)!


Dave Davies: I Will Be Me

release from the former Kinks guitarist. The man who forever changed the sound of rock n’ roll when he invented distortion presents this solo album of all original material. Featuring guest appearances by The Jayhawks, Anti-Flag, award winning UK blues guitarist Oli Brown, Chris Spedding, US stoner rock band Dead Meadow, Aussie rockers The Art, and others.


Carla Bruni: French Touch

Carla Bruni – “French Touch” Carla Bruni returns with an exciting collection of some of rock music’s most classic hits performed in her signature softer, coffee house style. Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence”, The Rolling Stones’ “Miss You”, and ABBA’s “The Winner Takes It All” appear on this new release, sure to enthuse both fans of Carla’s as well as fans of rock staples from the last 50 years.


Jeff Beck: Live At The Hollywood Bowl

Deluxe two CD + DVD edition. 2017 live release from the legendary rock guitarist. Recorded at the Hollywood Bowl in LA in 2016, the show is a 50-year celebration of Jeff Beck. Illustrious career highlighted with songs from The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group and his solo career. Jeff is a seven time Grammy winner and named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock. Billy Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Steven Tyler, Jan Hammer and more perform with Jeff playing his classics and covers including The Beatles “A Day In The Life” and Prince’s “Purple Rain”.


The Replacements: For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986

Two CD set. For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986 is the first official delve into the vaults for The Replacements since the 2008 expanded CD reissues, and hopefully the first of a series of albums of unreleased material. And what better place to start that with this live recording from Maxwell’s in 1986, a relic from the much beloved era of the band with Bob Stinson as the guitarist. This 29-song performance, captures the Replacements just a couple weeks removed from their performance on Saturday Night Live, with a set list touches on all five of the band’s albums to that point, plus a few rarities and covers.


Cults: Offering

Cults made their name in black and white. A pair of film school dropouts who burst onto the New York scene with a perfect single and a darkly retro sound, the band’s first two albums play like noirish documentaries on a lost girl group. Four years after Static, Cults returns with Offering, an exciting collection of songs bursting with heart, confidence, shimmering melody and buzzing life. The time off has given the band new energy and new ideas-Cults are working in Technicolor now. The core duo remains the same. Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion, both 28, still live in New York. They still finish each other’s thoughts and still share a love of catchy music and black humor. But the pair have put some blood on the tracks since their breakout debut: they’ve toured the world, built a devoted audience, survived a breakup, grown up in green rooms, parted ways with their old label and made a home of their new one. Offering is the work of two artists who know what they want and how to make it happen.


Kamasi Washington: Harmony Of Difference

Harmony of Difference explores the philosophical possibilities of the musical technique known as “counterpoint,” which Washington defines as “the art of balancing similarity and difference to create harmony between separate melodies.” Washington’s suite includes visual elements married to the musical works and draws voraciously on jazz for it’s foundation. Each of the first five movements is it’s own unique composition. “Truth,” the sixth movement, fuses all five compositions into one simultaneous performance.

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