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Disc News July 2010

The latest and greatest album releases

Crowded House, Intriguer(Fantasy, CD + DVD). Deluxe edition.
Korn, Korn III — Remember Who You Are(Roadrunner Records, CD + DVD). CD only version also is available.
Great Big Sea, Safe Upon The Shore(Great Big Sea)
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse, Dark Night Of The Soul (Capitol Records, CD, vinyl).
Newsboys, Born Again (Inpop)
Hans Zimmer, Inception soundtrack (WaterTower Music)
Hellyeah, Stampede (Epic, CD + DVD). CD-only version also is available.
Panda Bear, Tomboy(Paw Tracks, vinyl single). Limited-edition pressing.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Horse Power(Quite Scientific)
Benjy Davis Project, Paper Trails(No label listed). The band will offer a free digital sampler to fans via
Yanni, The Essential Yanni (Sony Masterworks, 2 CDs). The original recording, remastered.
Sen. Robert Byrd, Mountain Fiddler(County Records)
Morcheeba, Blood Like Lemonade(Plas America)
Joe Elliott’s Down ’n’ Outz, My Regeneration (Mailboat Records)
Sandy Denny and Strawbs, All Our Own Work (Witchwood Media)
Tangerine Dream, The London Eye Concert (Cleopatra, 3-disc box set).
Jo Stafford, Beyond the Stars: Key Recordings 1940-1959(Jsp Records, 4 discs). Remastered. Features 109 tracks total.
Deep Purple, Made in Japan ( limited-edition 2-LP set). Made of 180-gram audiophile vinyl. Features the “Mark II” lineup.
Tangerine Dream, Pahedra Revisied: 35th Anniversary Edition(Cleopatra).
Etta James, The Essential Etta James(Sony Masterworks, 2 discs). Remastered.
Pat Boone, Star Dust/Tenderly (Sepia Recordings.) Two albums on a single CD.
Rick Springfield, Wait for Night (Wounded Bird Records)
Janelle Monae, The ArchAndroid(Bad Boy, 2 LP, vinyl).
AC/DC, Talks(IMV Blueline, shape disc.) Limited collector’s-edition shaped disc.
Sly & The Family Stone, There’s A Riot Goin’ On (Epic)
Admiral Radley, I Heart California (The Ship)
Metallica, Talks(IMV Blueline, shape disc.) This is a limited collector’s edition special shaped disc; only 3,000 will be released worldwide. This disc also offers interviews.
Ray Charles, Genius Sings The Blues (Mobile Fidelity-Koch, hybrid SACD-DSD)
Kansas, Leftoverture( Friday Music, vinyl LP) Limited-edition, 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Gatefold cover.
Flock of Seagulls, Listen (Cherry Pop). Import. Reissue of the band’s second album, “Listen.” This 15-track CD features the 10 original album tracks plus five bonus tracks.
Lonesome River Band, Still Learning(Rural Rhythm)
Marc Almond, Varieté (Cherry Red, 2 CDs). Import. Deluxe edition. Bonus CD contains acoustic versions of seven tracks.
Cheap Trick, Setlist: The Very Best of Cheap Trick Live. (Sony Legacy). Remastered.
Carolina Chocolate Drops, Genuine Negro Jig (Nonesuch, vinyl with bonus CD).
The Mission (U.K.), Dum-Dum Bullets (SPV)
Dale Bozzio & Missing Persons, Live From the Danger Zone (Great American Music). Digitally remastered. The band’s first official live record.
The Four Aces, Hits From Hollywood & Broadway(Sepia Recordings). Contains 26 numbers from this 1950s vocal quartet, many available on CD for the first time.
Jefferson Airplane, Setlist: The Very Best of Jefferson Airplane(Sony Legacy)
Halford, Crucible —Remixed & Remastered(Metal God Records). Original recording reissued. Extra tracks.
Quiet Riot, Setlist: The Very Best of Quiet Riot Live(Sony Legacy). Original recording remastered.
Judas Priest, Setlist: The Very Best of Judas Priest Live (Sony Legacy). Original recording remastered.
Sly & The Family Stone, Stand!(Sony Legacy). Reissue of the band’s fourth album, originally issued in 1969.
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Sinister Whisperz: Wax Trax Years 1987-1991 (Rustblade). This is available on CD and in a two-disc, limited-edition box-set.
Van Morrison, Blowin Your Mind(Troubadour)
The Isley Brothers, It’s Our Thing (Iconoclassic). Reissue of album originally released on the group’s T-Neck label through Buddah Records in 1969.
Alabama, Setlist: The Very Best of Alabama Live(Sony Legacy). Original recording remastered.
Willie Nelson, Setlist: The Very Best of Willie Nelson Live (Sony Legacy). Original recording remastered.
Superchunk, Digging for Something (Merge Records, vinyl single). Limited edition.
The McGuire Sisters, May You Always (Sepia Recordings).
Kansas, Setlist: The Very Best of Kansas Live (Sony Legacy). Remastered.
Johnny Cash, Setlist: The Very Best of Johnny Cash Live. (Sony Legacy). Original recording remastered.
Otis Williams And His Charms, It’s A Treat — The King/De Luxe Recordings 1959-1963 (Ace Records). Import.
Lightnin’ Hopkins, His Blues (Ace Records). Import.
Soft Machine, Softs
(Esoteric). Import. Original recording remastered.
Loudness, Best of Loudness —Atlantic Years (Wounded Bird Records).
Asia, Live Around The World (Rockarola Records, 2 discs).
Big Fun, A Pocketful of Dreams(Cherry Pop). Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the 1990 debut album from the British trio. Includes seven bonus tracks.
Various artists, Wondrous Stories: Complete Introduction to Progressive Rock(Universal U.K., box set). Features performances by Jethro Tull, Caravan, Supertramp, ELP, Mike Oldfield, Van Der Graaf Generator, Camel, Yes, Spock’s Beard, Queensryche, The Moody Blues and Marillion. Import.
Johnny Winter,The Progressive Blues Experiment/Johnny Winter (Raven)
Dean Martin, Greatest Hits (AIS). Import.
Linda Ronstadt, Prisoner in Disguise(WEA Japan). Remastered.
Fred “Sugar” Hall & His Sugar Babes, Look Who’s Here 1925-1931 (Retrieval Records). Rarities and treasures from Fred “Sugar” Hall and His Sugar Babies. Many recordings feature vocalist Arthur Fields.
Bon Scott, Forever (IMV Blueline). Shape disc.
Tymon Dogg, The Irrepressible Tymon Dogg A Collection 1968 to Date (Rev-Ola/Cherry Red).
John Coltrane, John Coltrane At Temple University 1966 (Free Factory). Import.
Glenn Hughes, Play Me Out (AIS). Import.
Ted Nugent, Setlist: The Very Best of Ted Nugent Live (Sony Legacy). Original recording remastered.
Lamont Dozier, Black Bach (Cherry Red). Import.
Anita Bryant, Red Feather Girl: The Ultimate Collection. (Jasmine Music). Original recordings remastered.
Merle Haggard, 20 No. 1 Hits (Indiebleu Music)
Cliff Richard, The Collection (EMI Import) Import.
The Clash, The Clash (Drastic Plastic Records, vinyl. 180-gram vinyl. Limited-edition reissue taken from the original masters.
Allen Toussaint, Fats Domino and Professor Longhair, Alligator Alley (Floating World).
Neil Young,Neil Young Archives Vol. 1 1963-1972 (Reprise, 10-discs, available on DVD and Blu-ray). 1,200 minutes of material.
Blasters, Non Fiction (Wounded Bird Records)
Emerson, Lake & Powell, The Sprocket Sessions An Official Bootleg. (Lemon Records). Import.
Ian Gillan, Naked Thunder (Metal Min2). Remastered reissue of 1997 release. Import.
Ian Gillan, Toolbox (Metal Min2) Remastered reissue of 1991 album.. Import.
Various artists, Lullaby Renditions of Black Sabbath (Rockabye Baby Music).
Nick Drake, Nick Drake’s Jukebox: The Songs That Inspired The Man (No label listed).
Ella Fitzgerald, Ella Swings Lightly (Essential Jazz).
Swallow,Out of the Nest (Wounded Bird Records). Reissue of 1972 album.
Swallow, Swallow (Wounded Bird Records). Reissue of 1973 album.
The Dickies,Banana Splits: The Tra La La Song (Cleopatra, vinyl single)
Sun Ra All Stars, Milan, Zurich, West Berlin, Paris (Transparency, 5-disc box set)
Ray Charles, King of Soul Classic Hits (AIS). Import.
Wishbone Ash, 40th Anniversary Concert Live in London (C&B Productions, DVD).
The Rolling Stones, Some Girls (Universal Japan/Zoom). Import. Features 2009 remastering. Super-high material CD format.
Ennio Morricone, Escalation Original Soundtrack (Get Back, vinyl)
Mississippi John Hurt, Blessed Be The Name: The Complete 1928 Okeh Recordings (Monk)
Connie Francis,Essential Hits and Early Recordings (Proper Box U.K., 2 CDs). Import.
The Rolling Stones, Emotional Rescue (Universal Japan/Zoom) Import. Japanese-only SHM (super-hgh material) CD pressing packaged in a paper sleeve. Remastered.
Memphis Minnie, Essential Recordings (Proper Box U.K.) Import.
Sylvain Sylvain and The Criminals, Bowery Butterflies ‘78 Vintage NYC Rock and Roll Gems (GB Music). Available in vinyl and CD formats.
Nina Simone, Little Girl Blue (Salsoul Records). Available in CD and vinyl formats.
The Beach Boys, Twin Best (EMI Japan/Zoom). Import.
Sylvain Sylvain, (Sleep) Baby Doll (GB Music). Reissue of 1988 album from the former guitarist and co-songerwriter from the New York Dolls.
The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street (Universal Japan/Zoom). Japanese-only SHM pressing packaged in a paper sleeve. Features 2009 remastering.
Louis Armstrong, Standards (Verve). Part of the Great Songs, Great Performances series.
Dinah Washington, Standards (Verve). Part of the Great Songs, Great Performances series.
Geddy Lee,My Favorite Headache (Wounded Bird Records). Reissue of the Rush lead singer’s 2000 solo album.
Genesis, Trick of the Tail (EMI IMport). Available in CD, audio cassette and MP3 formats. Import.
The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers (Universal Japan/Zoom). Japanese-only SHM pressing packaged in a paper sleeve. Import.
Buzzcocks, Orgasm Addict Live (Cleopatra)
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Sheryl Crow, 100 Miles from Memphis (A&M)
Tokio Hotel, Humanoid City Live (Cherry Tree, CD + DVD). Deluxe edition.
Brian Culbertson, XII (GRP Records)
Paul Hardcastle, Jazzmasters VI (Trippin & Rhythm)
Marc Cohn, Listening Booth: 1970 (Saguaro Road Records). Covers album features Cohn’s interpretations of songs written by and/or made famous in 1970.
Duke Robillard , Passport to The Blues (Stony Plain)
Ronnie Earl, Spread The Love (Stony Plain)
David Garrett,Rock Symphonies (Decca)
Emerson Lake & Palmer, A Time and A Place (Shout! Factory, 4-disc boxed set).
Brian Setzer Orchestra, Don’t Mess With A Big Band: Live (Surf Dog, 2 discs)
12 Stones, The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday (Wind-Up, CD EP)
Devo, Something For Everybody (Warner Bros.., 2 discs). Blue colored vinyl with bonus CD.
Black Veil Brides, We Stitch These Wounds (Stand By Records)
Chimaira, Coming Alive (Ferret Records, 2 CD plus DVD)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Rocksteady (Big Head Todd & The Monsters)
Lillian Axe, Deep Red Shadows (Love & War Records/MRI)
Frazey Ford, Obadiah (Nettwerk Records, CD and vinyl).
Various artists, This is The Blues Vol. 3 (Eagle Records/Fontana).
John Digweed,
Structures (No label listed, 3 discs). Import.
Charlie Louvin
, Hickory Wind: Live at the Gram Parsons Guitar Pull (Tompkins Square)
Edgar Winter and Johnny Winter, The Winter Brothers (Indie Europe/Zoom, 2 discs) Import.
David Cassidy, Live in Concert (ZYX Music)
Uriah Heep, Equator 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition (Lemon Records U.K.)
Various artists, This Is The Blues Volume 4 (Eagle Records/Fontana).
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Toadies, Feeler (Kirtland Records)
J.W. Jones, Midnight Memphis Sun (Ruf Records)
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Steve Morse and Sarah Spencer, Angelfire (Radiant Records)