The new year is in full swing with vinyl releases that will make you swoon, from Sony Legacy's “Threads and Grooves” extravaganza to audiophile reissues from both the King and the King of Pop.
Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day (Atlantic)
At long last, this triple 180-gram vinyl package has arrived. A must for any Zeppelin fan, Celebration Day features the legendary two-hour concert performed by the band's founding members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones on December 10, 2007 at London's O2 Arena. The son of the late John Bonham sat in on drums for the 17-song set, which includes the classics “Whole Lotta Love,” “Rock and Roll,” “Kashmir,” and “Stairway to Heaven.”
Elvis Presley – A Date with Elvis (Friday Music)
This memorable 1959 album from the King is brought back to life on 180-gram vinyl. Features a Southern rockabilly Elvis performing his smash hits "Baby, Let's Play House" and "(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care.”
Michael Jackson – Bad 25th Anniversary Edition (Sony Legacy)
In celebration of Bad's 25th anniversary, this monumental 1987 album has been digitally remastered and expanded to a triple 180-gram LP featuring previously unreleased recordings and remixes.
Sony Legacy has also launched a “Threads + Grooves” collection, packaging the following 45rpm 7-inch singles with official artist T-shirts together in a custom box:
Elvis Presley - “Don't Be Cruel” / “Hound Dog”
Jimi Hendrix - “Purple Haze” / “Foxy Lady”
Bob Dylan - “Like a Rolling Stone” / “Gates of Eden”
Iggy and the Stooges - “Raw Power” / “Search and Destroy”
Johnny Cash - “Folsom Prison Blues” / “San Quentin”
Roy Orbison - “Pretty Woman” / “Crying”
Miles Davis - “Miles Runs the Voodoo Down” / “In a Silent Way”
Willie Nelson - “Always on My Mind” / “The Party's Over”
Paul Simon - “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard” / “Still Crazy After All These Years”
Heart - “Barracuda” / “Fanatic”
Hall & Oates - “You Make My Dreams” / “Gotta Lotta Nerve”
Quiet Riot - “Come on Feel the Noise” / “Run for Cover”
Journey - “Don't Stop Believin'” / “Natural Thing”
Peter Tosh - “Legalize It” / “Equal Rights”
Incubus - “Stellar” / “Stellar (Acoustic)” (Sony Legacy)
Kings of Leon - “Molly's Chambers” / “Red Morning Light (Live)”
Ben Folds Five - “Draw a Crowd” / “Sky High”
The Strokes - “Under Cover of Darkness” / “You're So Right”
311 - “Come Original” / “Rub A Dub”
KORN - “Freak on a Leash” / “Freak on a Leash (Lethal Freak Mix)”
Traffic – When the Eagle Flies (Friday Music)
For the first time on 180-gram vinyl is this 1974 classic from the English rock band featuring the hit track "Walking in the Wind."
Atoms for Peace – Amok (XL Recordings)
Deluxe edition double 180-gram LP pressing of the highly anticipated debut album from Atoms for Peace, the supergroup featuring Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich, Mauro Refosco, Joey Waronker, and Flea. The packaging is pretty super too: a triple gatefold sleeve, foiled and embossed, with insert and printed inners.
The Bryan Ferry Orchestra – The Jazz Age (BMG)
The former Roxy Music frontman, Bryan Ferry, and his group of esteemed jazz musicians re-record his hits such as “Don't Stop the Dance” and “Slave to Love” in a 1920s jazz style.
Stereolab – Emperor Tomato Ketchup, Dots and Loops (1-2-3-4-GO!)
Double vinyl pressing of Stereolab's commercially successful 1996 album Emperor Tomato Ketchup and its 1997 followup Dots and Loops, featuring a totally different, more complex rhythmic approach.
Nick Drake – Pink Moon (Fontana Island)
Heavyweight 180-gram virgin vinyl repressing of Nick Drake's third and final album. Originally released in 1972, the stark Pink Moon was a radical departure from the lush orchestrations of Drake's previous albums and is widely considered Drake's finest moment.
Johnny Marr – The Messenger (Sire)
The influential Smiths guitarist releases his first true solo album with The Messenger.
Flea – Helen Burns EP (ORG Music)
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has also released his solo debut, available now on 180-gram vinyl. The EP is predominantly instrumental and features an appearance by Patti Smith on the title track.
Iron Maiden – Somewhere in Time, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (Ume)
Iron Maiden's picture disc vinyl reissue series comes to a close this month with 1986's Somewhere in Time and 1988's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. The British metal legends began reissuing their first eight albums on limited-edition vinyl last fall.
NOFX – 30-Year Anniversary Box Set (Epitaph)
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the legendary California punk band NOFX presents a deluxe LP collection of every studio album it has released, from 1988's Liberal Animation through 2012's Self Entitled. Also included is a double LP compilation of all the tracks from the 7-inch of the Month Club.
The Jesus and Mary Chain – Barbed Wire Kisses, The Sound of Speed (1972 Records)
Two acclaimed Jesus and Mary Chain compilations have been reissued on vinyl! Both 1988's Barbed Wire Kisses and 1993's The Sound of Speed feature singles, B-sides, and rarities from the Scottish shoegazers.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away (Bad Seed Ltd.)
After 2008's Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are back with a new album, presented here on 180-gram vinyl with a bonus 7-inch single. Fun Fact: the album was recorded in a 19th century mansion in France, and the walls of the main studio were lined with classical vinyl records.
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Last year brought us the Beatles' highly anticipated 180-gram vinyl stereo reissues, a comprehensive Who vinyl box set, and new music from Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and the Beach Boys; meanwhile, Jack White made history by ousting Abbey Road from the top-selling vinyl spot with his solo debut, Blunderbuss. But so far, 2013 is all about mono with heavyweight vinyl reissues from Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, and Big Brother & the Holding Company.
Miles Davis – Miles Ahead, Porgy and Bess, Sketches of Spain (Sony Legacy)
Sony Legacy kicks off the new year with 180-gram mono reissues of three essential Miles Davis/Gil Evans collaborations: 1957's Miles Ahead, 1959's Porgy and Bess, and 1960's Sketches of Spain.
Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home (Mobile Fidelity)
Bob Dylan's 1965 landmark album, remastered from the original tapes and pressed on 45RPM LPs. The wider, deeper grooves make this already organic album sound more present than ever.
Quicksilver Messenger Service – Happy Trails (Friday Music)
For the first time on 180-gram audiophile vinyl is this legendary 1969 live album from Quicksilver Messenger Service, which brilliantly captures the spirit of San Francisco in the '60s.
Big Brother & the Holding Company – Cheap Thrills (Sony Legacy)
Speaking of San Francisco in the '60s, Sony Legacy has reissued the original mono version of this 1968 classic on 180-gram vinyl! The last album Janis Joplin recorded with the band before going solo, Cheap Thrills features her definitive hits “Summertime” and “Piece of My Heart.”
Johnny Cash – The Fabulous Johnny Cash (Sony Legacy)
Another album to receive a 180-gram mono reissue from Sony Legacy is this classic 1958 album from the Man in Black.
The Rascals – Time Peace: The Rascals' Greatest Hits (Friday Music)
Originally released in 1968, this chart-topping greatest hits compilation from the Rascals (formerly the Young Rascals) remains their top-selling album and is now available on 180-gram audiophile vinyl.
Boz Scaggs – Some Change (Friday Music)
Boz Scaggs' 1994 masterwork, Some Change, can now be enjoyed on 180-gram audiophile vinyl.
Jeff Beck – Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop (Friday Music)
Also on 180-gram vinyl for the first time is guitar legend Jeff Beck's 1989 collaboration with fellow virtuosos Terry Bozzio on drums and Tony Hymas on keys.
MC5 – Kick Out the Jams (Rhino Records)
Limited 180-gram vinyl pressing of the 1969 debut album from the Detroit garage-rock icons.
The B-52's – Cosmic Thing (Mobile Fidelity)
Vinyl reissue of the quirky new wave band's multi-platinum 1989 album featuring their ubiquitous hit “Love Shack.” According to Mobile Fidelity, “This Silver Label LP dazzles with glorious textures, deeper low-end frequencies, more pronounced mid-range information, and enhanced vocal dynamics absent from prior editions.”
Ani DiFranco – Dilate (Righteous Babe)
Vinyl reissue of Ani DiFranco's critically acclaimed 1996 album, Dilate, which remains her highest-selling to date.
Incubus – S.C.I.E.N.C.E., Make Yourself, Morning View, A Crow Left of the Murder..., Light Grenades (Sony Legacy)
Incubus fans will be excited to hear that Sony Legacy has reissued a large chunk of the hard-rock band's catalog on 180-gram vinyl!
Dropkick Murphys – Signed and Sealed in Blood (Dropkick Murphys)
Double vinyl pressing of the Irish-influenced punk band's brand new studio album and eighth to date. Includes the vinyl-only bonus track “Shark Attack.”
The National – The Virginia EP (Beggars Banquet)
Originally released as a companion piece to the DVD A Skin, A Night and now for the first time on vinyl is this compilation of B-sides and rarities from the Boxer era.
Edith Piaf – La Vie En Rose (Cleopatra)
Gorgeous 12-inch vinyl picture disc compilation of classics from the treasured French vocalist.
Sean Lennon – Alter Egos (Chimera Music)
Vinyl pressing of Sean Lennon's Alter Egos film score.
Mystical Weapons – Mystical Weapons (Chimera Music)
Instrumental psych-rock debut album from the duo of Sean Lennon and Greg Saunier (Deerhoof).
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Happy 12/12/12! If you're still looking for the perfect gift for that music lover, you'll want to check out the latest vinyl releases to hit the shelves. From an incredible Who vinyl box set to a 180-gram audiophile vinyl reissue of Elvis' Christmas Album, you're sure to find something that strikes a chord.
The Who – The Studio Albums Vinyl Box Set (Geffen)
An 11-album vinyl box set containing all of the legendary British band's studio albums remastered and pressed onto virgin heavyweight vinyl with restored original artwork. The band's extraordinary career is showcased here, from 1965's My Generation through 2006's Endless Wire. You'll also find the original six-panel fold-out in the Tommy sleeve.
The Monkees – Changes, Pool It, The Monkees Present (Friday Music)
In celebration of the Monkees' 2012 reunion, Friday Music has released these key titles from the band on 180-gram colored vinyl.
The Monkees - Selections from the Headquarters Sessions (Rhino)
Selections from the Headquarters Sessions presents a mix of outtakes and alternate versions of songs from the Monkees' celebrated 1967 album Headquarters on numbered red vinyl.
Elvis Presley – Elvis' Christmas Album (Friday Music)
To celebrate the 55th anniversary of this timeless Christmas classic, Friday Music has reissued the album on 180-gram audiophile vinyl with a rare gatefold cover and LP booklet.
The Grateful Dead – Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It (Friday Music)
This 180-gram 4xLP box set is essential for any Dead Head. Features highlights from their legendary Spring 1990 tour including classic, rarities, and unreleased gems.
The Rolling Stones – "Doom and Gloom" 10-inch (Abkco)
A new single from the Rolling Stones in advance of their forthcoming greatest hits album, GRRR!. “Doom and Gloom” was recorded in Paris and produced by longtime Stones producer Don Was.
Moody Blues – Days of Future Passed (Friday Music)
This limited-edition 180-gram audiophile vinyl release celebrates the 45th anniversary of the momentous concept album from the English rock band. Features the hits “Tuesday Afternoon” and “Nights in White Satin.”
AC/DC – Live at River Plate (Columbia)
Limited-edition triple LP reissue on red vinyl! Recorded live in Buenos Aires in December 2009, in front of the Australian rock band's legions of Argentinean fans, Live at River Plate spans the band's catalog and includes classics like "Back in Black," “Highway to Hell,” and "You Shook Me All Night Long.”
The Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness (Virgin)
Enjoy the stunning beauty of this 1995 epic from the Smashing Pumpkins as a remastered 4xLP vinyl set. A must-have for any Pumpkins fan.
Rage Against the Machine – Rage Against the Machine (Sony Legacy)
Remastered 20th anniversary edition of the breakout self-titled debut from Rage Against the Machine is presented as a 180-gram vinyl picture disc.
Interpol – Turn on the Bright Lights: Tenth Anniversary Edition (Matador)
This tenth anniversary edition includes the remastered album, a second LP of unreleased tracks, demos, and B-sides, AND a DVD featuring music videos and live footage.
The Prodigy – The Fat of the Land, The Added Fat EP (XL Recordings)
Vinyl reissue of this 1997 album the Prodigy. It helped the bombastic U.K. rave act infiltrate pop culture with the tracks “Firestarter,” “Breathe,” and “Smack My Bitch Up," which are all remixed on the complementary The Added Fat EP.
Brian Eno – Lux (Warp)
The new solo album from ambient music pioneer Brian Eno is being heralded as one of his most ambitious works to date.
Sade – Promise (Audio Fidelity)
Vinyl reissue of the hit 1985 album by Sade featuring the songs “The Sweetest Taboo” and “Never As Good As the First Time.”
Television – Marquee Moon (Rhino)
Vinyl reissue of this 1977 classic from the influential New York punk band.
Can – Lost Tapes vinyl box set (EMI Import)
This limited-edition import includes five 180-gram LPs of unreleased studio, soundtrack, and live material from Can.
Marilyn Monroe – Golden Collection (Cleopatra)
Stunning limited-edition 12-inch vinyl picture disc featuring everything from “Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend” to “Happy Birthday, Mr. President.”
Love – Forever Changes (Elektra/Asylum)
A 180-gram vinyl reissue of this stellar album by the L.A.-based psychedelic folk-rock band Love. Originally released in 1968, it ranked #40 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list and includes the songs “Alone Again Or,” “Andmoreagain,” “The Red Telephone,” and “Live and Let Live.”
Blood, Sweat & Tears – Greatest Hits (Friday Music)
For the first time on 180-gram audiophile vinyl is this greatest hits collection from Blood, Sweat & Tears, originally released in 1972. Includes unearthed vinyl mixes of their classic hit singles and album tracks.
Scott Walker – Bish Bosch (4AD)
The new album from the '60s pop icon turned experimental artist completes the trilogy that began with Tilt (1995) and The Drift (2006). Double LP.
Atoms for Peace – “Default” 12-inch (XL Recordings)
The first single from Thom Yorke's solo debut, The Eraser, as performed by Atoms for Peace, the supergroup featuring Yorke, longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, percussionist Mauro Refosco, Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.), and Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers). Presented in a foil-stamped sleeve.
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Vinyl lovers have plenty to be thankful for this holiday season – just look at this month's new vinyl releases! So instead of gorging yourself on turkey and pie today, indulge yourself in pure audiophile goodness.
The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road, The Beatles (White Album), Revolver, Rubber Soul, Magical Mystery Tour, Let It Be, A Hard Day's Night, Help!, With the Beatles, Please Please Me, Yellow Submarine, Beatles for Sale, Past Masters (Capitol)
The long-awaited stereo vinyl debut of the Beatles' acclaimed original studio album remasters. All 14 albums have been pressed on 180-gram audiophile vinyl and feature original replica artwork. Meticulous attention was given to every detail – from the mastering method to the pressing plant – and the result is absolutely brilliant sounding records. All 14 albums are also available packaged together as a deluxe vinyl box set.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill (Reprise)
The first album of original music from Neil Young and Crazy Horse in nearly a decade arrives at the same time as Young's long-awaited autobiography, Waging Heavy Peace; and it does not disappoint. Triple LP set pressed on 180-gram black vinyl.
Michael Jackson – Bad 25th Anniversary Edition (Sony Legacy)
Remastered and expanded triple 180-gram vinyl edition of this legendary 1987 album from the King of Pop. Includes the classic hits "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Smooth Criminal," and “Bad,” as well as previously unreleased recordings and remixes.
Fleetwood Mac – Tusk (Warner Bros.)
Double 140-gram vinyl reissue of this adventurous 1979 album from the Mac.
The Doors – Live at the Bowl '68 (Rhino)
This double 180-gram vinyl puts you in the audience of the Doors' famous July 5, 1968 concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Meticulous audio restoration allows the concert to be presented in its entirety here – including the previously unreleased tracks "Hello, I Love You," "The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)," and "Spanish Caravan."
Elvis Presley – As Recorded at Madison Square Garden (Sony Legacy)
This 180-gram double vinyl reissue celebrates the 40th anniversary of Elvis' legendary run of sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden in June 1972.
The Grateful Dead – Dick's Picks Vols. 1 & 2 (Brookvale Records)
The famous Grateful Dead live concert series named after the Dead's tape vault archivist Dick Latvala is now available for the first time on vinyl, painstakingly remastered and pressed on 180-gram vinyl.
Gary Moore – Blues for Jimi (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
Double vinyl LP pressing of this incredible Jimi Hendrix tribute concert recorded at the London Hippodrome in Fall 2007. During the concert, Gary Moore and his band perform classic Hendrix tracks and are joined at the end of the night by Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Merle Haggard – Capitol Rarities (Caroline Records)
A 10-inch vinyl EP featuring six Capitol-era rarities from the country music legend. Includes never-before released tracks and alternate versions of well-known tunes, all recorded in 1966.
The Guess Who – American Woman (Friday Music)
180-gram vinyl reissue of the smash 1970 album by the Guess Who featuring that infamous title track.
Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era (1965-1968) (Rhino)
Double 180-gram vinyl pressing of the legendary first Nuggets compilation, originally released in 1972.
Slash – Made in Stoke 24/7/11 (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
Live recording of Slash's July 24, 2011 show in Stoke on Trent, his hometown, presented as a triple vinyl LP. The set list spans Slash's career, from Guns N' Roses classics that he co-wrote to material off his solo debut and albums with Slash's Snakepit and Velvet Revolver.
Various Artists – Re-Machined: A Tribute to Deep Purple's Machine Head (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
A tribute in honor of the 40th anniversary of Deep Purple's landmark album Machine Head. For the occasion, artists such as Carlos Santana, Steve Vai, Metallica, and the Flaming Lips have each contributed a version of their favorite track on the album.
Soundgarden – King Animal (Universal Republic)
The first studio album from the influential Seattle grunge band in 15 years! Double LP.
Bad Brains – Into the Future (Megaforce)
New album from the definitive D.C. hardcore punk band Bad Brains – the “holy grail of punk rock” – has been called a return to form.
Dinosaur Jr. – Chocomel Daze (Merge)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Dinosaur Jr.'s groundbreaking album You're Living All Over Me, Merge Records presents Chocomel Daze featuring a rare 1987 live show recorded in the Netherlands and performed by the band's classic lineup. Limited edition pressed on 150-gram vinyl.
Green Day – ¡Dos! (Reprise)
The second album in Green Day's ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré! trilogy.
Sonic Youth – Smart Bar Chicago 1985 (Goofin')
Double vinyl pressing of this archival live album recorded during Sonic Youth's 1985 tour in support of their Bad Moon Rising LP. The set list includes most tracks from that album plus early performances of "Secret Girl" and "Expressway to Yr Skull" as well as the never-before-released live rendition of "Kat 'n' Hat."
Gary Numan – Pure, Scarred, Live at Shepherds Bush Empire (EMI)
Vinyl reissues of three titles from the electronic rock pioneer. Pure (2000) is presented as a double 180-gram red vinyl LP; Scarred, Numan's 2003 live album, is presented as a double 180-gram clear vinyl LP; and Live at Shepherds Bush Empire, recorded during Numan's Exile Tour in 1997, is available as a double 180-gram LP.
The Faint – Danse Macabre (Saddle Creek)
This deluxe edition box set presents the dance-punk band's seminal 2001 album, Danse Macabre, as a remastered 180-gram double LP, double CD, and DVD. Also includes a bonus disc of covers and remixes.
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Happy Rocktober! So far this month there have been lots of exciting new releases and reissues from some of our favorite artists. Take a look:
KISS – Monster (UMe)
The legendary rockers are back with their 20th studio album. A collaboration between co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons with longtime members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, Monster is a straight-ahead rock album and a nod to the music that inspired them.
No Doubt – Push and Shove (Interscope)
The legendary Orange County ska-revival band returns with its first new album in 11 years! And it’s available on vinyl.
Weezer – Weezer (Blue Album), Lion and the Witch EP (Mobile Fidelity)
Weezer fans rejoice: the Blue Album is now available on 180-gram vinyl! Rediscover this indelible 1994 classic – also known as the best geek-rock record ever made – with the grand-scale sonics it deserves. Also reissued on 180-gram vinyl is the collectible 2002 EP Lion and the Witch, back in print for the first time in years. This live set was recorded in Japan in 2002 and includes Weezer favorites like “Holiday,” “Island in the Sun,” and “El Scorcho.”
R.E.M. – Document (Mobile Fidelity)
The 1987 album that broke this Athens, Georgia college-rock band into the mainstream is now available on 180-gram vinyl. Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes and more revealing than ever, it features the R.E.M. classics “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” and “The One I Love.”
The Pretenders – Learning to Crawl (Mobile Fidelity)
This 1984 triumph from the Pretenders sounds better than ever now on 180-gram vinyl. Re-mastered from the original tapes, this super-quiet analog LP really brings out the full range of emotions on the album. Features the singles “Middle of the Road” and “Back on the Chain Gang.”
Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (Universal Music UK Import)
In honor of its 35th anniversary, this influential 1977 album from the British punks has been reissued as a double pink and yellow vinyl LP.
Iggy and the Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog (Cleopatra)
Special collector’s edition 12-inch vinyl picture disc featuring re-mastered recordings from the punk icons.
Bo Diddley – I’m a Man Live ’84 (Cleopatra)
Limited-edition 12-inch vinyl picture disc features live performances from the blues-rock legend including “Bo Diddley,” “Roadrunner,” and “I’m a Man.”
Ricky Nelson – Ricky Sings Again (Mobile Fidelity)
Rediscover this 1959 rock and roll evergreen from Ricky Nelson with improved warmth and fidelity on MoFi’s Silver Label LP vinyl reissue. Ricky Sings Again finds Nelson moving beyond his teen pop image and becoming a serious rockabilly singer. Features the career-defining hit “Lonesome Town” as well as the singles “Believe What You Say,” “It’s Late,” and “Never Be Anyone Else But You,” which helped make Nelson the leading singles artist from 1958–59.
Tears for Fears – Seeds of Love (Mobile Fidelity)
Audiophile collector’s edition of this 1989 album from the English duo. While guest vocalist Oleta Adams brings out the album’s gospel undercurrents, this Silver Label vinyl reissue brings out a new clarity and enhanced spaciousness to the hits “Woman in Chains” and “Sowing the Seeds of Love.”
Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra (Frontiers)
In celebration of E.L.O.’s 40th anniversary, founding member Jeff Lynne revisited and re-recorded the band’s greatest hits. The resulting album lets fans experience some of the orchestral rock-fusion band’s most classic tracks of the ‘70s (“Evil Woman,” “Livin’ Thing,” “Don’t Bring Me Down”) like never before in improved fidelity. Also includes the new composition “Point of No Return.”
Jeff Lynne – Long Wave (Frontiers)
While he was at it, the creative force behind E.L.O. (and co-founder of the Traveling Wilburys), Jeff Lynne also recorded a solo album of standards. Long Wave is a tribute to the songs of the ‘50s and ‘60s that inspired him.
Heart – Fanatic (Sony Legacy)
The new album from the Wilson sisters is their most rock and roll to date.
Nico – All Tomorrow’s Parties (Cleopatra)
Gorgeous 12-inch picture disc compilation from the enigmatic German chanteuse, Warhol Superstar, and Velvet Underground collaborator. Includes her hypnotic performances of Velvet Underground classics such as “All Tomorrow’s Parties” and “Femme Fatale” as well as her own “Janitor of Lunacy.”
Dwight Yoakam – 3 Pears (Warner Bros.)
Grammy-Award winning country artist Dwight Yoakam is back with his first all-new studio album in seven years. The album finds Yoakam in the producer’s chair and features two songs co-produced with alt-rocker Beck.
Wanda Jackson – Unfinished Business (Sugar Hill Records)
The new album from the legendary singer, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and Queen of Rockabilly Wanda Jackson. Unfinished Business marks Jackson’s 31st studio album and the production debut of fellow artist Justin Townes Earle.
Fela Kuti – Vinyl Box Set 2 (Knitting Factory)
The second in a series of curated vinyl box sets includes long-awaited vinyl reissues of six albums from the Afrobeat pioneer: Live! with Ginger Baker (1971), Roforofo Fight (1972), Alagbon Close (1974), Confusion (1975), He Miss Road (1975), and Na Poi (1976). Each album features original replica artwork right down to the vintage vinyl label.
Lisa Marie Presley – Storm & Grace (Universal Republic)
The Memphis-born musician lives up to her namesake with her new album, Storm & Grace. Produced by T-Bone Burnett, it is a stripped-down and moody Americana album that really showcases her artistic talents.
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