Music Releases 11-20-20

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Experience Hendrix announces a brand new collection that couples the new feature length documentary Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In Maui with the accompanying live performances on both audio and video. The film chronicles the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s storied visit to Maui, and how the band became ensnared with the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge movie and incorporates never before released original footage and new interviews. The Blu-ray will include the full documentary film plus all the footage from the two afternoon performances captured on July 30, 1970 mixed in both stereo and  5.1 surround sound.  Also included in the package will be Live In Maui A 3LP set featuring Hendrix, Billy Cox, Mitch Mitchell at the height of their playing powers,newly restored and mixed by longtime Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer

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The Dirty Knobs

Double vinyl LP pressing. 2020 debut album by this band led by former Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell. The band also features singer-guitarist Jason Sinay, bassist Lance Morrison and drummer Matt Laug. The album features musical contributions from Chris Stapleton and Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench. The album was produced by George Drakoulias and the artwork was created by Plastic Ono Band bassist Klaus Voormann.

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Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige’s iconic MY LIFE album, the 3x Platinum, GRAMMY-nominated record, will be released on a Double CD Set and a Double LP Set. Rolling Stone included My Life on their 50 Essential Female Albums (#17), 100 Greatest Albums of the ‘90s (#63) and 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (#279) lists.
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Various Artists
It makes sense that Detroit had a buzzy, thriving space-rock scene in the ‘90s. What American city’s denizens had a more urgent need to disengage and think outside the grim, post-industrial rustbelt realities? With space-rock (and its close sonic cousin shoegaze) being at once expansive and introspective, it naturally appealed to the young, intelligent artists who gravitated toward its vertiginous orbit. 
 
The music of Southeast Of Saturn did not arise organically from metro Detroit’s fertile soil. Locally, garage-rock, goth-rock, neo-hippie groups, and the usual preponderance of adequate bar bands dominated the landscape. Thirsty Forest Animals guitarist Andrew Peters summarizes the prevalent attitude among the Motor City’s space-rock contingent: “I don’t think we really noticed the local Detroit scene earlier on. We were more into the bands you would see in the NME / Melody Maker, zines, and records - mostly from the UK - on the walls at Play It Again”. If anything was a major factor locally, it was Play It Again, the independent record store in the suburbs of Detroit that nurtured the scene with its amazing curation of imports and killer used records picked up on owner Alan Kovan’s British record buying trips.
 
Penned “Detroit Space-Rock”, the scene centered around Burnt Hair Records, Burnt Hair CEO Larry Hoffman’s Life According To Larry radio show, Zoot’s Coffeehouse and bands, such as Windy & Carl, Asha Vida, Füxa, Auburn Lull, and Majesty Crush. It was a modern movement of a more traditional “space-rock” sound, influenced less by The Stooges and MC5 and more by Spacemen 3, Loop, My Bloody Valentine and krautrock bands like Can and Neu!. Even the best-known artists on Southeast Of Saturn - Windy & Carl, Majesty Crush, Füxa - never achieved mainstream success, but within the rock underground, they inspired a cultish devotion that burns to this day.
 
If you missed their evanescent output the first time around, this compilation will get you up to speed over its 19 mind-altering tracks.
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Elvis Presley

Recorded live in RCA's Studio B in Nashville over the course of an epic five day/night run in June 1970 (with an additional session on September 22), Elvis' performances from those sessions formed the core of three of his most successful studio album releases from the 1970s: Elvis: That's the Way It Is, Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old) and Love Letters from Elvis.

Now, for the first time, the master recordings from the 1970 Studio B sessions may be enjoyed together as a single official Elvis album. On From Elvis In Nashville, Presley's studio tracks from the 1970 marathon sessions are presented in pristine audio, newly mixed by acclaimed engineer Matt Ross-Spring (John Prine, Jason Isbell) without the added overdubs or orchestration appearing on earlier releases.

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Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon
The unlikely partnership between acoustic guitar pioneer Leo Kottke and Phish bassist Mike Gordon continues with the long-awaited Noon, their first new album in 15 years. Couching late-night melancholy in a summer lilt, Noon features 11 tracks of warmly askew songs and intricate playing -- and the intimate third voice created by Kottke and Gordon, two of the most accomplished and idiosyncratic instrumentalists in American music.
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UFO

Regarded by many as one of the finest live albums of all time, Strangers in The Night captured UFO at the peak of their powers as a band. Originally released in 1979, this double album recorded during the bands October 1978 US tour, which can only be described a live greatest hits of the band’s repertoire. This newly remastered version of the album has been done from the original masters by Andy Pearce and presented in a gatefold sleeve on 180gm vinyl.

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HRVY

Can Anybody Hear Me? illuminates the many sides of HRVY and his musical tastes. The album includes certified- gold global smash “Personal,” plus recent singles “Unfamiliar,” “Be Okay” (with R3HAB) and new single, “ME BECAUSE OF YOU,” created alongside Tom Mann (Lewis Capaldi), Peter Hanna (Nick Jonas) and Thomas Eriksen (Ava Max), and the forthcoming track “NEVERMIND,” written by J Hart (Justin Bieber) and Pollack (Lauv). CD in digisleeve with pop-up world and 20-page lyric/photo booklet.

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Various Artists

Music from iconic 80s animated series, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, will be available for the first time ever on vinyl. The first official release of the score in any format, it includes the instrumental version of the iconic theme song and over 40 minutes of unreleased music from the original composers, Robert J. Walsh and Johnny Douglas. The album features music from the first five-part G.I. JOE mini-series which debuted in 1983 and Season 1 of the animated series which premiered in 1985.

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Kehlani

Kehlani

It Was Good Until It Wasn't [LP]

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Kehlani’s long-awaited sophomore album featuring appearances by Tory Lanez, Jhené Aiko, Masego, Lucky Daye, and James Blake

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Avi Avital

Art of the Mandolin is Avi Avital’s first recording exclusively comprising pieces originally written for the mandolin. Including, Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Mandolins in G Major, Beethoven's seldom-performed Adagio in E-flat Major and contemporary pieces by composers Paul Ben-Haim, David Bruce, Giovanni Sollima, as well as a few commissioned by Avi himself. Joining Avi on this recording are the Venice Baroque Orchestra, Anneleen Lenaerts, Sean Shibe, Yizhar Karshon, and Ophira Zakai.

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DaBaby

DaBaby

BLAME IT ON BABY [Deluxe 2LP]

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The deluxe version of DaBaby’s album, BLAME IT ON BABY, now available on vinyl. The revamped, deluxe edition consists of ten new tracks, including new single “PEEPHOLE” and the Black Lives Matter remix of “ROCKSTAR,” which was released on June 12th amidst worldwide protests. Double LP Set.

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Jack Name

Jack Name

Magic Touch [LP]

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In a time rife with alienation, Magic Touch, the third album by the ubiquitous and mysterious Jack Name, offers the comfort of contact. With a body of work that ranges from the catchy to the cacophonous, Name has earned the reputation of a musician who’s difficult to define. For over a decade, he’s been a fixture in the Los Angeles underground. His songs have appeared on albums by U.S. Girls and White Fence; he’s produced recordings for Cass McCombs and collaborated with Ariel Pink. Includes download card.

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Kenny Lewis & One Voice

Kenny Lewis & One Voice are back with the highly anticipated album "Undefeated". The lead single of the same name was released July of 2020 and debuted at number 4 on Billboard Gospel Sales Charts. The new album is produced by hit producer AyRon Lewis (Kirk Franklin, James Fortune) and features guest artists, Charles Jenkins, BET Sunday Best Finalist-Tiffany Andrews and Pastor Michael Lampkin.

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Pink Floyd

Across the various different formats, the release of Delicate Sound Of Thunder encapsulates a band at their best. Alongside the classic live album and full concert film (restored and re-edited from the original 35mm film and enhanced with 5.1 surround sound), included in The Later Years box set, all editions feature 24-page photo booklets, with the 4-disc box edition including a 40-page photo booklet, tour poster and postcards. The 3-LP 180-gram vinyl set includes 9 songs not included on the 1988 release of the album, while the 2-CD includes 8 tracks more than its original release.

In 1987, Pink Floyd made a triumphant resurgence. The legendary British band, formed in 1967, had suffered the loss of two co-founders: keyboardist / vocalist Richard Wright, who left after sessions for The Wall in 1979, and bass player and lyricist Roger Waters, who had left to go solo in 1985, soon after the 1983 album The Final Cut.

The gauntlet was thus laid down for guitarist/singer David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason, who proceeded to create the multi-platinum A Momentary Lapse Of Reason album, a global chart smash, which also saw the return of Richard Wright to the fold.

Originally released in September 1987, A Momentary Lapse Of Reason was quickly embraced by fans worldwide, who flocked to attend the live tour dates, which started within days of the album’s release. The tour played to more than 4.25 million fans over more than two years, and, as a celebration of the enduring talent and global appeal of Pink Floyd, was unsurpassed at the time.

Filmed at Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum in August 1988 and directed by Wayne Isham, the 2020 release of the Grammy Award nominated Delicate Sound Of Thunder is sourced directly from over 100 cans of original 35mm negatives, painstakingly restored and transferred to 4K, and completely re-edited by Benny Trickett from the restored and upgraded footage, under the creative direction of Aubrey Powell/Hipgnosis. Similarly, the sound was completely remixed from the original multitrack tapes by longtime Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson with Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, assisted by Damon Iddins.

Pink Floyd’s stellar supporting cast for the live dates included: Jon Carin (Keyboards, Vocals), Tim Renwick (Guitars, Vocals), Guy Pratt (Bass, Vocals), Gary Wallis (Percussion), Scott Page (Saxophones, Guitar), Margret Taylor (Backing Vocals), Rachel Fury (Backing Vocals) and Durga McBroom (Backing Vocals).

Technical credits include: Film Producers: Curt Marvis and Carl Wyant; Director of Photography: Marc Reshovsky; Lighting Designer: Marc Brickman, with conceptual footage directed by Storm Thorgerson, except ‘Money’ directed by Storm Thorgerson, Barry Chattington and Peter Medak. Animation on 'Time' was by Ian Emes.

The setlist carefully balances the then-new material and Pink Floyd classics, including songs from The Dark Side Of The Moon (Time, On The Run, The Great Gig In The Sky and Us And Them), the anthemic title track of Wish You Were HereThe Wall'Comfortably Numb and a cathartic Run Like Hell. The 2-CD version features all the songs from A Momentary Lapse Of Reason including the powerful Learning To Fly, the lyrical On The Turning Away, and the mesmerising Sorrow. Other formats include a variety of songs – please see detailed content lists below.

As a record of the creative power of David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright at their incendiary best, Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder is an engrossing and uplifting event, to be enjoyed by any rock music fan.  

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Kodaline

After the storming success of their recently released studio album digitally 'One Day At A Time', which has now been streamed more than 60 millions times and seen them garner another 100 million YouTube views, Kodaline are now proud to present the deluxe edition of their latest full-length, which will feature a collaboration with Gabrielle Aplin on their track 'Everyone Changes' and 'This Is Christmas' another as yet unreleased songs. The album also includes the singles 'Wherever You Are', 'Sometimes', 'Saving Grace and 'Say Something'.

Released on 20th November both physically and digitally, making it the first opportunity for fans to own the record in a physical format. Kodaline approached the album with a streamlined process that took them back to their roots. The majority of the sessions revolved around the four band members alone in their modest recording space in Dublin, with bassist Jason Boland leading the production side of things. The band's primary objective was to focus on the emotion that has informed many Kodaline fan favourites. As we've seen from the two recent singles, they're playing to their strengths: insistent melodies and captivating hooks exploring stories that are revealing, unguarded and immediately relatable. "The main thing this time was to capture those emotions through everything," says frontman Steve Garrigan. "We also wanted to use a lot of harmonies and play to our strengths."

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The Specials

The Specials are one of the defining bands of the late 70's/early 80's along with Jerry Dammers iconic label Two Tone Records. Originally formed in 1977, as The Coventry Automatics, The Specials combined Jamaican ska and Rocksteady mixed with the energy of punk and launching a whole Ska Revival and helped fellow likeminded bands Madness, The Beat, The Selecter to release their first singles. Their debut album 'Specials' was released in October 1979, which has endured over the years as one of the classic debut albums. By the time they came to release their second album 'More Specials' in October 1980, the band had already reached number one in the UK charts with their live single 'Too Much Too Young' and had finished a sold out UK tour and trips to Europe, North America, Japan and Australia. This 40th Anniversary Edition of 'More Specials' has been mastered and cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios using the original production tapes. For this edition, the album has been split across 2x 12" vinyl running at 45rpm for optimum audio quality. Also include is a bonus 7" single, also cut at half-speed, which originally came with the initial run of the album in 1980.

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mxmtoon

mxmtoon

dawn/dusk [LP]

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mxmtoon, the Oakland-raised, Brooklyn-based artist known as Maia, is back with dusk: the second of two thematically interconnected EPs. If dawn from earlier this year drew from the gentle optimism and hope found in gorgeous sunrise, dusk is a beautiful exploration of the other side of the emotional duality that is the human experience.

dawn & dusk together are at once recalling of mxmtoon’s earlier work while also expanding her sonic horizons more than ever before, an exciting new direction suggesting that the sky is the truly the limit for Maia’s artistry.

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