Alicia Keys - Santa Baby - Alicia Keys Records
The 11-track album features Alicia Keys' soulful, raw, fresh reimagining of seven beloved holiday classics as well as four original songs written by Keys. The album was recorded this summer while Alicia was on her sold-out European tour. "I love this music! It feels so good!" says Keys. "I picked each song based on my all-time favorites and I wrote the new ones based on real holiday emotions and stories. The holidays are such a beautiful time to slow down, be with the ones you love and make meaning! Santa Baby is definitely going to be the perfect holiday soundtrack. I can't wait for you to fall in love with it."
Neil Diamond - A Neil Diamond Christmas - UMe
A Neil Diamond Christmas is a newly remastered set specially curated by Neil Diamond from his 4 best-selling Christmas albums. These acclaimed recordings feature Neil originals and inventive arrangements of traditional songs, spotlighting his trademark sound in a holiday setting. It also features a new mix of, "O Holy Night."
Loreena McKennitt - Under A Winter's Moon - UMe
Under A Winter's Moon features 15 seasonal songs performed by Loreena McKennitt interspersed with seasonal readings by Canadian Indigenous actor and Companion of the Order of Canada Tom Jackson, Gemini Award-winning actor Cedric Smith, and Ojibway artist and flautist Jeffrey "Red" George. This Deluxe CD set was recorded live during a series of seasonal concerts in a historic church sanctuary around the time of the solstice in December 2021.
Frank Sinatra - Ultimate Christmas - UMe
As the holidays draw nearer, Frank Sinatra Enterprises and Capitol/UMe are pleased to announce an essential new Frank Sinatra collection, designed to make the season bright. Ultimate Christmas showcases Sinatra's merry best, from the tranquil and traditional "White Christmas," "Silent Night," "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," and "The First Noël" to the rollicking "Jingle Bells," Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," and "Mistletoe And Holly." Sinatra's children add their voices to "The Twelve Days Of Christmas," "The Bells Of Christmas (Greensleeves)," and "I Wouldn't Trade Christmas." The collection's iconic recordings span 1954 to 1991, with arrangements by Nelson Riddle, Don Costa, Gordon Jenkins, and Johnny Mandel, among others.
NOW That's What I Call R&B Christmas - Now Hits Collections
NOW That's What I Call R&B Christmas 2020 holiday collection. Contains 18 of your favorite holiday tracks by the world's biggest R&B stars. Includes John Legend's version of "Silver Bells", The Temptations' "Silent Night". Stevie Wonder's "Someday At Christmas", tracks by The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Jackson 5, and more.
Bing Crosby - Merry Christmas - Capitol
Limited vinyl LP repressing of this classic holiday album from the king of the crooners.
OUT THIS WEEKFor more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.
Joywave - Live [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Apple & Sky Blue 2 LP]
Imagine Dragons - Mercury - Act 2
Stormzy - This Is What I Mean
Mount Westmore - SNOOP CUBE 40 $HORT
Jimmy Cliff - Refugees
Apollo Brown & Stalley - Blacklight [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Magenta LP]
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls: 10 Year Deluxe Edition
+++ (Crosses) - PERMANENT.RADIANT EP
My Morning Jacket - Circuital: Deluxe Edition [Random Color 3LP]
WILLOW - COPINGMECHANISM
Madlib - High Jazz - Medicine Show #7 [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Seaglass Blue 2LP]
The Used - The Used [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Milky Clear w/ Ox Blood Splatter LP]
The Slackers - Redlight [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Silver LP]
Duran Duran - All You Need Is Now [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Magenta 2LP]
Duran Duran - Red Carpet Massacre [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Translucent Ruby 2LP]
Duran Duran - Astronaut [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Milky Clear 2LP]
Journey - Live In Concert At Lollapalooza
The Bird Song Project - For The Birds: The Birdsong Project [20LP Box Set]
Mary J. Blige - Good Morning Gorgeous [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
Symposium - Do You Remember How It Was? The Best Of Symposium (1996-1999) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Royal Blue LP]
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Frank Zappa - Waka/Wazoo - Zappa Records
In 1972, Frank Zappa experimented with an "electric orchestra" concept which resulted in 2 albums: Waka/Jawaka and The Grand Wazoo. Celebrating the 50th-anniversary of this endeavor, Waka/Wazoo documents the recording sessions with outtakes and oddities on 4 CDs. Also included is a December 1972 live show from Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco and unreleased George Duke demos. A Blu-ray Audio disc features both albums with Dolby Atmos & 5.1 mixes + 96/24 hi-res stereo masters.
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The Beach Boys “Sail On Sailor“ collection celebrates the landmark 1972 albums “Carl And The Passions” and “Holland.” This 5LP set features a 38-page book with extensive liner notes, rare photos and more. The collection includes remastered versions of the original albums as well as a previously unreleased concert from Carnegie Hall recorded in 1972. It has 4 previously unreleased additional tracks and includes the original “Mount Vernon and Fairway” 7inch EP from Holland, unavailable on vinyl since the 1970s.
A Beautiful Noise: The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the Neil Diamond musical includes all the songs from the show produced by the legendary Bob Gaudio, marking his seventh collaboration with Neil's work. An extraordinary story is illuminated by extraordinary songs, including "Sweet Caroline," "America" and "Cracklin' Rosie," delivered by an extraordinary cast featuring Tony nominees Will Swenson, Mark Jacoby and Robyn Hurder. Good times never seemed so good.
Los Angeles based Afro-Latin funk band Jungle Fire's debut full-length album Tropicoso. With influences ranging from James Brown to Fela Kuti, Jungle Fire is a melting pot of Afro-Cuban rhythms, classic break-beats, tropical cumbia, and 70’s inspired West African funk, all layered with a uniquely Los Angeles grit. Jungle Fire has earned a reputation as a vibrant, passionate live band, known across LA for notoriously powerful concerts.
Vinyl: $44.98 Buy
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.
Vinyl: $24.98 Buy
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
CD: $299.98 Buy
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!
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.
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.