Music Releases 11-18-22
"As long as I can remember I wanted to make a record with my dad,” Billy Strings says. The dream to make a proper studio album is finally realized. Me and Dad, out November 18, is a collection of 14 classics that Billy and his dad, Terry Barber, know like the back of their hands. It's the music that made Billy the musician and human he is today. The album represents a lifelong goal finally achieved and a way for the Grammy-winning musician to honor the man who taught him how to play guitar.
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Everywhere you look these days, hyper tribalism has taken hold. Those in power continue to use fear and hate mongering to further empower themselves, continuing to try to turn us against one another. Pick a subject…any subject, and those who wield power will do all they can to make it a divisive issue, encouraging people to pick a side, insisting that their viewpoint is the only correct one. This record is a critique of this dangerous status quo we are living in. - Disturbed
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Neil Young with Crazy Horse will release World Record on November 18, 2022. It's their second album of new studio recordings within the past 12 months.
World Record is produced by Rick Rubin and Neil Young, and Neil is accompanied by his longtime band, Crazy Horse (Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, Nils Lofgren). The album features 10 new Neil Young compositions (plus a short reprise of one song) and was mixed to analog tape at Rubin’s Shangri-la studios using a selection of vintage instruments and equipment.
To optimize the audio quality, the vinyl format will be released as a 3-sided double album with an etching on side 4. There will also be a limited-edition version of the album pressed on clear vinyl available at indie retailers. 'World Record' will also be released on CD (2 CDs mirroring the track sequence of the double LP) and cassette.
World Record contains ten songs, nine written during the last year about the events and condition of our world.
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The 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Box Set boasts 103 total tracks (including 75 tracks previously unreleased). CD 1 contains the newly remastered album. CDs 2-3 feature 34 rarities. CDs 4-5 highlight 26 soundboard live recordings from the Creatures ’82-’83 Tour and 7 rare tour sound effects. The Blu-ray Audio disc showcases a first-ever Atmos & 5.1 surround mix. An 80-page book includes extensive liner notes, rare posters, imagery and prints, a track-by-track newspaper and much more!
Kid Cudi takes you ENTERGALACTIC with his (final?) 10th studio and 8th solo album. The music inspired the new Netflix special while framing the story of two young, ambitious artists falling in love. The multi-hyphenate stars in and serves as the exec producer with Kenya Barris for the critically acclaimed animated event. Features for the 15-track album include castmate Ty Dolla $ign, Don Toliver and 2 Chainz with Steve Aoki and Dot Da Genius credited for the bonus track "Burrows."
Get Rollin’ is the 10th studio album by iconic rock band NICKELBACK and their first in five years. Nickelback is the 11th bestselling musical act of all time with over 50,000,000 units sold and the 2nd bestselling “foreign” group in the U.S. of the 2000s, behind only The Beatles. Amongst all these accolades, they’ve also been named Billboard’s “Top Rock Group of the Decade”, and they have received a staggering nine Grammy Award nominations, three American Music Awards, a World Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, twelve JUNO Awards, seven MuchMusic Video Awards, and have been inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame (2007).
After years of anticipation, Ari Lennox looks to sweep the world of R&B/Soul off its feet again with her sophomore outing, age/sex/location, which explores Ari's viewpoint on dating/relationships. The 12-song effort features Summer Walker, Lucky Daye, Chlöe Bailey and is the follow-up to Ari's acclaimed 2019 debut, Shea Butter Baby. age/sex/location is a stellar entry point for new fans eager to dive into the creative mind of Ari; now for the first time ever listeners can experience it on "sea blue" colored vinyl!
The Generation Of Danger is a concept album about a genius scientist who gets fed up with being swept under the rug. After the multi-billion-dollar corporation that employs him takes credit for his latest, award-winning invention, he snaps and retaliates against them by forcing them to take part in the greatest experiment the world of science has ever seen..
Real Pack CD: Love holds many different chapters: The initial spark, the passionate infatuation, its tendency to turn us innocent and childish, and finally, nostalgic reminiscence. Through various styles of genres, B.I paints his own interpretation of various forms and colors of love. Real pack version includes: CD, folded photo, folded card, selfie photocard, book mark, tattoo sticker, double sided postcard, poster.
Introducing PIOMBO, a new CAM Sugar collection on Italian crime soundtracks. Fused with American jazz-funk, acid progressive rock, synth-infused disco and more, PIOMBO journeys into the scores that captured the sociopolitical turmoil of 1970s Italy. Restored and remastered from the original tapes, this release features previously unreleased music by Luis Bacalov, Stelvio Cipriani, Riz Ortolani, Franco Micalizzi and more. Collector's Edition 2 LP includes a bonus 7" single and original poster.
Experience the world’s biggest-selling album with over 100 million in sales – and the first album to be certified triple Diamond by the RIAA – on this new Thriller 40th Anniversary 2CD set.
Disc 1: Michael Jackson’s 1982 smash album Thriller changed pop music forever. This original album, featuring seven top 10 hits including “Billie Jean,” “Beat It” and “Thriller,” helped Michael win a record-setting eight Grammy Awards in one night.
Disc 2: Features Thriller-era bonus material including previously unreleased demos.
After playing their biggest concert ever in 1986, Queen went on hiatus. Reuniting 3 years later, they released The Miracle in 1989 as a celebration of their reunion. The Collector’s Edition Box Set includes the album (LP/CD), 16 unreleased session recordings (CD2), extended mixes and B-sides (CD3), instrumentals and backing tracks (CD4), radio interviews (CD5), The Miracle videos and interviews (Blu-ray/DVD), postcards, photo prints, poster, and a 76-page book with rare photos and liner notes.
“Face It Alone” is a brand-new Queen song with Freddie Mercury vocal. It was originally recorded during The Miracle sessions but never released. Indie Exclusive 7" Single.
Live At The L.A. Forum presents an extraordinary April 1969 performance by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Before a raucous, sold-out house, Hendrix, drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding tore through a unique set featuring highlights such as "I Don't Live Today," "Purple Haze," "Red House,"and an astonishing medley of "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" and Cream's "Sunshine Of Your Love". This pristine recording, newly mixed by Hendrix's longtime engineer Eddie Kramer, captures the original Jimi Hendrix Experience in their unrivaled, peak form. A portion of this performance was previously included as part of a short-lived Westwood One radio documentary box set [Lifelines 1990-1992] but has been unavailable in any form for two decades and this marks the first time ever that it will be available on vinyl. The double LP release in gorgeous gatefold packaging and a 12 page 12"x12" book--complete with liner notes from ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons who witnessed the show first hand--gives this seminal performance its proper platform, presenting the complete performance mixed directly from the original eight-track master tapes.
Whitney Houston co-executive produced and recorded six songs for the soundtrack to The Bodyguard, her feature film acting debut. The album became the best-selling soundtrack of all time, with more than 45 million copies sold worldwide. “I Will Always Love You,” the first single from the film, is the biggest-selling single by female artist in history, and stayed at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a record-breaking 14 weeks. The movie co-starred actor and Oscar-winning director Kevin Costner and was the second highest-grossing film of 1992 at more than $410 million. The soundtrack earned Whitney three GRAMMY Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year, and swept numerous other awards shows.
Winner of the 1976 Academy Award for Best Original Score, Jerry Goldsmith’s The Omen, returns to LP on red vinyl with black splatter. While small run limited editions have sold out in recent times, this pressing of the acclaimed score is the first to be widely available since the original LP pressings almost 50 years ago. Goldsmith was nominated for 18 Oscars and behind such legendary scores as Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Patton, Chinatown, Alien, Gremlins and L.A. Confidential.
After the success of her critically-acclaimed 2021 release Daddy’ s Country Gold, Melissa Carper, dubbed “HillBillie Holiday” by friend and collaborator Chris Scruggs, was eager to get back in the studio. With co-producers Andrija Tokic (St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Hurray For The Riff Raff) and Dennis Crouch (The Time Jumpers) behind the boards again at Tokic’s analog paradise The Bomb Shelter in Nashville, Carper assembled that same crew of magical music makers - plus a few more - to embark on her newest effort, Ramblin’ Soul, set for release November 18th via Thirty Tigers.
Carper’s deep, old-timey music roots were firmly planted as a child, playing upright bass and singing in her family’s traveling country band in rural Nebraska. Her love of country classics was cultivated as she laid beneath the console listening to her parents’ record collection. Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, and more became the soundtrack of her youth. When Carper’s father gifted her a collection of Jimmie Rodgers’ recordings, she began to find her voice and calling as a songwriter.
Carper attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on a music scholarship, and spent much of her time in the music library, instinctively drawn to the great jazz classics and jazz vocalists such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Nat King Cole. She also discovered Lead Belly, uncovering a deep well within when singing his songs. Carper stands firmly on the shoulders of American ramblers, crooners, and songsters - the building blocks of her musical foundation. In 2020, grappling with the loss of regular gigs, Carper and Patek moved to a friend’s farm near Austin, working in exchange for housing, organic vegetables, and fresh, country air. The simpler life afforded Carper the space and rejuvenation needed to channel her muse, and begin writing for her next album.
“I had a handful of songs about rambling around and living a free life that I wanted to weave through the album,” Carper recalls. “I wrote the title track driving back home to Texas, and it felt like the seeds of the next album were planted. I also knew I wanted Ramblin’ Soul to have a different feel than Daddy’s Country Gold, with more upbeat and diverse styles and grooves.” Ramblin’ Soul features a co-write with life long ramblin’ buddy and bandmate Gina Gallina, a song penned by friend and frequent collaborator Brennen Leigh; a reimagined classic from folk pioneer Odetta; and ten Carper originals. The album ventures into blues, early rock and roll, and old school soul, along with Carper’s signature styles of country, western swing, and jazz. Carper’s lifelong, steadfast listening has come to fruition in the songs on Ramblin’ Soul. Her childhood love of the family record collection planted the seeds of what is her own bountiful orchard today.
A career-spanning, cross-label anthology featuring 23 essential recordings from 1971-2020 for the first time on one album. Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection includes liner notes penned by Robert K. Oermann, who collaborated with Dolly on her 2020 autobiography, Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics.
Gems on Diamonds & Rhinestones include Dolly's performances with Kenny Rogers ("Islands in the Stream" and "Real Love"), Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette ("Silver Threads and Golden Needles" from Honky Tonk Angels) and "Faith," her delightfully surprising 2020 collaboration with the Swedish electropop dance duo Galantis (featuring Mr. Probz).
Ringo Starr’s newest EP, cleverly named “EP3,” features 4 brand new tracks featuring longtime collaborators Steve Lukather, Linda Perry, Dave Koz, José Antonio Rodriguez, and Bruce Sugar. With Ringo’s instantly recognizable vocals, feel-good lyrics, and easy-breezy melodies.
The Iron Giant is a modern animation classic with a beautiful, sympathetic score by Michael Kamen. This Deluxe Edition 2-LP set expands the program to 64 minutes of score with alternates and rare demos—including an unrealized song, “Souls Don’t Die,” based on Kamen’s theme, performed with Eric Clapton. The package is a marvel, with a pull tab opening the robots die-cut eyes on the front jacket. Depending on which inner sleeve is behind the cover, the reveal is different.