Music Releases for Friday 11/30
The Legendary Full Performance Released For The First Time Including Many Of Bowie's Greatest Hits And Never Before Seen Footage. This release documents Bowie's legendary Sunday night headline performance on June 25 at the most famous festival on earth.
Jeff Tweedy will release, WARM, a solo album of all new material on November 30th via dBpm Records. WARM was produced and recorded entirely by Jeff at Chicago’s now legendary studio, The Loft (with help from some of his usual collaborators – Spencer Tweedy, Glenn Kotche and Tom Schick). WARM follows the acoustic retrospective release, Together at Last (2017), and Wilco’s 2016 album, Schmilco. The incredible liner notes for WARM were written by George Saunders. Jeff’s long-awaited memoir, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc., is out November 13th via Dutton
The 1975’s highly anticipated third studio album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships will be released on Friday, November 30th via Dirty Hit / Interscope Records. Their debut album The 1975 is now platinum with their most recently released album I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it surpassing Gold after having debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200.
Glory Sound Prep is the follow-up to the New York-based artist’s RIAA Gold-certified 2016 debut album, The Human Condition, which has sold more than 1.5 million adjusted albums and amassed upwards of 1.7 billion cumulative streams. “All Time Low,” the lead single, was a Top 10 hit at Top 40 radio and is now certified 3xPlatinum. Bellion got his start with a series of mixtapes featuring his original songs – all recorded in his parents’ basement.
DANIEL ROMANO FINALLY FREE Finally Free marks Daniel Romanos eighth long playing album in the last eight years. He has had what understatedly would be considered a prolific output of incredibly entrancing, poignant and creative records in this span of time. Recording, producing, designing and landing his records into the minds and hearts of scores of fans the world over. He has been called a shapeshifter, contrived, a chameleon, a Charlatan, the best living songwriter, an asshole and a genius. His last record, Modern pressure received outstandingly high acclaim and praise from every notable publication out there and was acknowledged by most reputable for-profit-prize-corporations as well as a plethora of voguish music-as-competitive-sport year end lists. Despite being the bronze placeholder in most of these dogfights, he is most often noted as a person of astounding influence on all of his musically economic successors. No matter what he does, everything he puts out is better than anything else being put out by anyone else. Unnamed Subjugate.
Multi-platinum Ohio rapper & singer Trippie Redd releases his new album Life’s A Trip which includes his latest track "Taking A Walk" produced by Scott Storch (10K Projects/Caroline). On his own terms 19-year old Trippie Redd has impacted hip-hop culture, being named “rap’s next Rockstar” by XXL, Mass Appeal, Pigeons & Planes and Noisey. In addition to his 1.2 billion+ streams he was named a Spotify “Rise Artist” Artist to Watch by Rolling Stone and landed on the 2018 XXL “Freshman Class” cover.
Beth Hart makes one hell of an entrance. It’s May 4th, 2018, and the Royal Albert Hall is in blackout. As a sell-out crowd holds its breath in the darkness, a lone figure appears from the shadows, and the opening line of As Long As I Have A Song in that unmistakable voice is heard. For the next two hours, Beth will hold you spellbound, as she plays over 20 songs spanning her entire career. On November 30, the show will be released on CD, triple vinyl, DVD and blu-ray via Mascot Label Group/Provogue Records. The vinyl includes a download card for a complimentary MP3 download of the album.
The [untitled] e.p. is a seven song collection released by surprise ahead of mewithoutYou’s seventh album, [Untitled]. Where the full-length album brings out some of the most intense and heavy music the band has ever written, the [untitled] e.p. shows a softer side. The tracks are the band’s most melodic and experimental since 2009’s It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All a Dream! It’s Alright. The instrumentals combine elements of folk, psychadelia and country to accompany vocalist Aaron Weiss’ slightly slowed but ever inspired delivery.
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'68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition) is the definitive chronicle of the now legendary NBC-TV show, Elvis. After years of making formulaic movies, Elvis was finally unleashed to perform live again on an intimate stage with his original sidemen, Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana. Playing "That's All Right", "Heartbreak Hotel", "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" and many of his great hits, the sheer rawness and excitement of the performances attracted unanimous critical acclaim. Greil Marcus in his book Mystery Train said, "If ever there was music that could bleed, this was it." The closing song "If I Can Dream" encapsulates every emotion that Elvis and the entire production crew felt during the making of the special. NBC-TV's Elvis is as raw and inspirational today as it was in 1968. This 50th Anniversary Edition includes all the known audio recordings from RCA's vault and all the videotaped performances are here for the first time on Blu-ray. For millions of fans, including a young Bruce Springsteen, the Elvis '68 Comeback Special was a life-changing event. "I remember I waited for weeks for the '68 Special," Springsteen recollected recently. "I knew it was coming. I can remember exactly where our TV was set up in the dining room, the exact place I was sitting. I mean, it's one of those things that's imprinted on my memory forever." CAREER-DEFINING '68 COMEBACK - * 7-Disc definitive box set chronicles the pivotal NBC-TV '68 special called Elvis and takes you behind the scenes in audio and remastered 4:3 Blu-ray video. * Contains ALL KNOWN recordings/rehearsals from the RCA vaults and from original NBC-TV videotapes. * 80-page book includes a new, oral history on the special, crafted from interviews with producer Steve Binder, recording engineer Bones Howe, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Priscilla Presley, Emmylou Harris, Scotty Moore conducted for Thom Zimny's 2018 documentary, "Elvis Presley: The Searcher." * The book also features rare photos and memorabilia and full recording data. * Over 7.5 hours of footage across 2 newly mastered Blu-ray discs, overseen by Thom Zimny. Track Listing CD 1 - The Original Album + Bonus Cuts CD 2 - First "Sit Down Show," First "Stand Up Show" CD 3 - Second "Sit Down Show," Second "Stand Up Show" CD 4 - First Rehearsal + Second Rehearsal CD 5 - The Wrecking Crew Sessions Blu-ray Disc 1 Blu-ray Disc 2
“I’m afraid I’m on the Willie Nelson retirement program, which means I’ll never retire,” promises Jim Heath, sounding every inch a Texan.
By day, Jim Heath is a mild-mannered musical historian well-versed in the birthing days of rock and roll. But when the sun goes down, he straps on his signature Gretsch 6120, steps up to the mike and is transformed into REVEREND HORTON HEAT, a hellfire-spewing, rock and roll dare-demon.
Jim’s tome is iconic: From recording with Lemmy Kilmister, being revered by country music legends like Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, touring with Soundgarden, ZZ Top, The Cramps, Social Distortion, White Zombie and the Sex Pistols (a young Lydon was connected to Jim’s original 1985 demo), to providing touring opps to upstarts Kyuss, Hank III, Marilyn Manson and countless others across decades on the road.
Heath and longtime confidant and slap-bass general Jimbo Wallace have polished up their 12th release, Whole New Life, which Heath calls “the most positive material I have ever written. It focuses heavily on rock and roll but there is a human interest parallel - songs about growing up poor, vices, marriage, having children and walking the rapturous streets of America.”
The album that started it all for Toby Keith, his self-titled 1993 debut featuring four hit singles, is celebrated with a special 25th anniversary release titled Should ve Been A Cowboy. The album has been remastered from the original analog tapes and includes a commemorative cover, liner notes from Keith and three rare tracks from Keith's personal vault.
Cleveland, OH based Pop-Punk unit, Light Years have weaved their way through the scene for nearly the last decade. Formed by vocalist Pat Kennedy, he enlisted in Tommy Englert, Andrew Foerst and Kent Sliney to round out the group in 2009. The band has toured with heavy-hitters like Neck Deep, State Champs, Modern Baseball, Citizen and Turnover, with appearances on The Vans Warped Tour and So What?! Music Festival. Last month, they announced their forthcoming record, Afterlife, due out November 30th via Rude Records. The 11-track masterpiece was recorded and produced by Will Yip (who also produced the band's 2015 classic, I'll See You When I See You).
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If the saga of the Grateful Dead is a long strange trip, then Real Gone Music has definitely been along for part of the ride! First, we brought you the entire Dick’s Picks series of live concerts on CD, all 36 volumes of it, many of them never before available at retail. Then we began putting out the Road Trips series, none of which has ever been in stores before. But now, dear Deadheads, the time has come for us to take the next step in our evolution as a key source for rare Grateful Dead recordings. It’s time to cross…the vinyl frontier! And we are hoping you will cross it with us, because we have put our heart and soul into these 1500 hand-numbered, 180-gram, limited vinyl editions of our new 6-LP set, Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 34—Rochester, NY 11/5/77! That’s right…we are finally putting Dick’s Picks on vinyl, and, boy, have we picked the right one. How do we know? You told us! This was by far the best-selling volume on CD from our reissue campaign. And no wonder, it’s from that magical year of 1977, with fiery performances of “Big River,” “Jack Straw,” “Deal,” and “Eyes of the World” powered by a particularly lively Phil Lesh. But for many the highlight will be one of the truly great performances of “The Other One” in the Grateful Dead catalog, 12 minutes of surging intensity and building crescendos. This Pick also included highlights from a 11/2/77 Toronto show, including a great medley of “Estimated Prophet”/”St. Stephen”/”Truckin’”/”Around and Around” (we’ve reconfigured the track listing to put all the bonus tracks at the end of the set). Definitely a great place to begin our journey into the realm of Grateful Dead vinyl! Such a stellar performance deserves a great package with great sound. For this Real Gone release, we’ve enlisted David Glasser at Airshow Mastering to remaster the set from the original tapes for vinyl. David’s had a long association with the Dead; he mastered the soundtrack to last year’s Long Strange Trip documentary among many other projects. For lacquer cutting, we turned to John Golden at Golden Mastering. John has worked with artists as far-ranging as Jonathan Wilson, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, and Soundgarden among many others, and he is our go-to engineer for lacquer cutting. The test pressings were approved by David Glasser, the Grateful Dead’s resident curator David Lemieux, and Gordon Anderson from Real Gone. We’ve pressed the set up on 180-gram vinyl for maximum fidelity, too. And we even scrapped the first pressing because it wasn’t up to our quality standards. As for the packaging, we’ve placed all six LPs inside a hardshell box adorned with the original front cover and a custom back cover featuring a great shot of Jerry Garcia from the show. Inside, you’ll find a 4-page, LP-sized, full-color insert offering photos from the original package along with the original trippy graphics. And, as we mentioned before, each of these limited-edition sets is hand-numbered all the way up to 1500. This set will not be repressed once we run out of the 1500 limited edition copies. We are so (no pun intended) grateful for the support you have given our various Dead projects over the years. Here is the biggest one yet!
Gary Numan has today announced the release of ‘The Fallen EP’ on November 9th. ‘The Fallen EP’ consists of 3 new tracks ‘It Will End Here’, ‘The Promise’ and ‘If We Had Known’. It will be available as a Special Edition Tricolour 12” vinyl, digitally and on CD through the artist store; www.GaryNuman.com. As well as ‘The Fallen EP’, Gary will also release a new live album ‘Savage, Live At Brixton Academy’ on the same date. It’s a 3 disc deluxe album offering consisting of 2 audio CD’s and concert DVD. Gary previously announced a string of UK dates for November 2018 with The Skaparis Orchestra, including a date at the Royal Albert Hall, London which sold out in a few hours
Dennis Quaid & The Sharks first-ever studio album. • Produced by Dennis Quaid, Jamie James. • Features Dennis Quaid originals and songs by The Doors, Van Morrison & more. Dennis Quaid & The Sharks origins can be traced to a night when Quaid went to see actor Harry Dean Stanton and his longtime band perform in Los Angeles. Quaid was invited to join the band onstage. At first reluctant, because of his decade-long layoff from music, Quaid finally acquiesced and his performance planted a seed with Jamie James, guitar player in Stanton’s band. Soon after, James approached Quaid about starting a group of their own. James quickly began recruiting others for the band and it wasn’t long before Dennis Quaid & The Sharks were performing on the L.A. club circuit. Quaid was certainly no stranger to either the recording studio or the stage being a seasoned actor and having cut songs for soundtracks to his movies dating back to the ’80s with contributions to soundtracks like The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia, Tough Enough, The Big Easy, and more. Music had always been important to Quaid, “As far back as I can remember, music has always been a big part of my life. My third cousin was Gene Autry, the original Western movie singing cowboy. My grandmother played piano and sang songs from the ’20s, songs from her youth. My dad played piano and crooned like Bing Crosby and looked a little like Dean Martin.” Among Quaid’s musical heroes you’ll find Buddy Holly, Hank Williams, Willie & Waylon, Johnny Cash, The Beatles, The Doors, James Brown, and more. With influences like those, it’s no surprise that members of The Sharks have serious musical pedigrees of their own with Jamie James having led The Kingbees; and Sharks, Tom Mancillas, Ken Stange, and Tom Walsh having worked over the years with artists as varied as Harry Dean Stanton to Roger Miller, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Supertramp, America, and more! Now, Dennis Quaid & The Sharks have made the first studio album of their 18-year history, Out Of The Box, and on it you’ll find they specialize in “rock ’n’ roll and country-soul,” or as Quaid calls it, “a junkyard of American music.” The album is produced by Dennis Quaid and Jamie James. Cut at the legendary Village Studios in Los Angeles, listeners will find an album filled with original songs by Dennis Quaid sitting alongside choice covers by The Doors, Van Morrison, and Larry Williams. The band tours as often as Quaid’s schedule will allow and he says the shows are as much fun for those in attendance as they are for the band. “(The audiences) have a blast, which is all we want,” he said. “I make a complete and utter fool of myself. I think that’s the only way to have fun (onstage), instead of trying to pretend to be cool and all the rest of that stuff.” The band will even occasionally throw in a song or two by Jerry Lee Lewis, who Quaid had firsthand experience playing in Great Balls Of Fire, the 1989 biopic of “The Killer.” (The accompanying soundtrack features a Quaid/Lewis duet on “Crazy Arms”). On stage, or now, on record—Dennis Quaid & The Sharks are coming at you and finally busting Out Of The Box!
The Soldier's Tale is a theatrical work 'to be read, played, and danced' by three actors (the soldier, the devil, and a narrator) and dancers, accompanied by a septet of instruments. The libretto relates the parable of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil in return for unlimited economic gain. The music is scored for a septet of violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, cornet or trumpet), trombone, and percussion. The libretto is adapted by Roger Waters from the translation by Michael Flanders and Kitty Black, based on the original text by Charles-Ferdinand Ramus. As the work opens, Joseph, a Russian soldier, marches toward his hometown on leave, pack in tow. ('Marche du soldat'/'The Soldier's March') He rests by a stream and rummages through his pack. First he takes out his lucky St. Joseph medallion, then a mirror, then a photograph of his girlfriend. Finally, he finds what he was searching for: his fiddle. He begins to play. ('Petit airs au bord du ruisseau'/'Airs by a Stream') The devil appears disguised as an old man carrying a butterfly net, but Joseph does not notice him and continues to play. The devil sneaks up on Joseph from behind and startles him. The Soldier's Tale package includes 2 printed inner sleeves with lyrics and pictures.
On the heels of their rapid rise to critical and commercial success, Quality Control’s Lil Baby and Gunna team up on their collaborative album Drip Harder to present their most infectious collection of songs to date. The album debuted #4 on the Billboard Top 200. The album features Drake, Young Thug, and NAV, amongst others. Drip Harder showcases both rappers commenting on their newfound fame and the highs and lows that come with it.
Special Edition of Calum Scott’s debut full-length, ‘Only Human’, which has sold over 1.2 Million Adjusted units worldwide and features breakout hits “You Are The Reason” (Certified Gold) and “Dancing On My Own” (Certified Platinum), the #1 Bestselling Breakthrough Single of 2016 by a British artist. This special edition re-release includes 4 new tracks.
Sex, Dope and Cheap Thrills takes listeners into the sessions of Big Brother and The Holding Company's landmark second album Cheap Thrills - the album that introduced the world to the raw power of vocalist Janis Joplin. This 2LP set features 16 alternate takes (13 of which are previously unreleased) of unforgettable songs from Cheap Thrills, including "Piece Of My Heart," "Summertime," "Ball and Chain" and "Catch Me Daddy." Liner notes by Big Brother drummer Dave Getz and Jefferson Airplane vocalist Grace Slick set the scene as one of the decade's most powerful rock and roll singers put forth a document that would inspire generations to come.
Ferrett = High Energy, Mammoth-Fun, Sex-Fueled Hard Rock-n-Roll !!! Approaching the nostalgic route of drugs, sex, and rock 'n' roll, Moribund dives into the party realm of New York's Ferrett! Not merely restricted to catchy Heavy Metal, Ferrett exudes prowess in song writing through ballads comparable to the mega-hits of 80's metal classics such as Poison's "Every Rose Has it's Thorns", Mötley Crüe's "Home, Sweet, Home" or Dokken's "Alone Again". Don't allow a 'glam' tag to deter listening- Ferrett delivers True Rock and Roll with the party edge of L.A.'s Decade of Decadence, ala 1980's Sunset Strip era Hair Metal. Whether rocking hard with "Year of the Ferret" and "Jason Lives", or swooning the ladies with ballads like "On My Way" and "In Through the Out Door", one thing is certain- Ferrett ROCKS !!! In 2013, Ferrett released their debut album, "Year of the Ferrett", as a self-produced affair. The follow-up second full length, "In Through the Out Door" is filled with songs that are utterly memorable, with hook-laden song writing, tight performances, and top notch production. Ferrett has performed live in the New York City area since 2014 with some heavy hitters, such as Grim Reaper, Enuff Z'Nuff, and Michale Graves (formerly of The Misfits). Now hell bent on global domination, Moribund aims to etch Ferrett into the upper echelons of hard rock and heavy metal !
Lady Lady is the debut studio album by Jamaican-American singer Masego. Released digitally on 9/7 by EQT Recordings, the physical offerings will be available 12/7. Pitchfork gave the album a 7.3 out of 10 saying, 'His music is sophisticated, steeped in 1980s quiet-storm R&B with hints of smooth jazz along the fringes,' and 'Lady Lady is a grand coming-of-age record that displays the playful and reflective halves of Masego, illuminating his versatile nature with the promise of more to come.'
SABATON are excited to reveal that 2012's Carolus Rex has reached quadruple platinum status in their home country Sweden. The concept album - which is the band's biggest success to date - charts the rise and fall of the Swedish Empire, in particular the life of Charles XII ("Carolus Rex") who ruled it for 21 years. In an amazing coincidence, the album's quadruple platinum certification comes exactly 300 years after the king's death in 1718! The band will be presented with their quadruple platinum disc later this year, when Carolus Rex will take its place as one of Sweden's most successful home-grown rock albums.
With platinum albums & sold-out global tours to his name, RAMMSTEIN’S RICHARD KRUSPE might choose to spend his off-duty hours re-booting but ‘resting on laurels’ isn’t within his frame of reference… EMIGRATE stands as a way of keeping workaholic instincts comprehensively tapped; 11 new songs - including guests Till Lindemann & Benjamin Kowalewicz (BILLY TALENT). “A Million Degrees” - his third album - is a bold statement adding some new layers to the DNA of EMIGRATE
Formed in the college town of Umeå in northern Sweden in 1987, MESHUGGAH have spent the last twenty plus years and cumulative thirteen releases developing, exploring, and redefining their complex, inimitable approach on the art of expressing their collective Id. An entity that has not sounded like anyone else in over thirteen years, MESHUGGAH are one of the few purely and honestly lateral-thinking forces genuinely dedicated to pushing the boundaries of extreme music simply because doing so comes naturally to them. Unafraid to take risks and tackle new experiences, they create albums you can listen to six years later and still discover things you never noticed before. The mystical lore surrounding them pertains to their mathematical execution of odd-cycle time signatures shifting around common 4/4 time. As a result, it isn’t shocking to see some of the biggest names in metal standing in the wings at MESHUGGAH shows, shaking their heads at the band’s majestically demented, down-tuned, groove-laden, and precisely performed polyrhythms that never veer out of control. Devotees include Tool, The Deftones, Kirk Hammett & Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, James LaBrie of Dream Theater, and Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, which incorporates MESHUGGAH’s back catalogue into their curriculum, fortifying the belief that such perfectly calibrated music adds a crucial ingredient to a modern musical education.
- One of the most prolific bands on Nuclear Blast, most of Meshuggah’s catalog has not been available on vinyl in years. These limited edition colors, with newly designed gatefold jackets, are limited to 700 each worldwide.
- The audio to all five of these vinyl reissues was remastered for vinyl so that the sound will be spectacular.
- Indie Exclusive colors are limited to 300 copies worldwide.