CDs + Vinyl:
The 5th Dimension – The Complete Soul City/Bell Singles 1966-1975 3xCD (Real Gone Music)
This triple-disc set contains The 5th Dimension’s complete singles for the Soul City and Bell labels (plus their first single on the Bronco label as The Versatiles and their lone single release for Arista). 61 tracks of swinging, soulful harmonies, brilliant arrangements, groundbreaking production, and some of the best songwriting to come out of the ‘60s and ‘70s.
Black Grape – It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah [Reissue/1995] CD/LP (Geffen)
Just over 20 years on Black Grape’s debut, It’s Great When You’re Straight…Yeah, is a surreal, funky, profane, and perversely joyous album, overflowing with casual eclecticism and giddy humor. Working with a band that is looser and grittier than Happy Mondays, Shaun Ryder sounds reinvigorated, creating bizarre rhymes that tie together junk culture, drug lingo, literary references, and utter nonsense.
Hodgy – Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide CD (Odd Future)
Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide is the major label debut album from Hodgy. The 13-track LP features guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes and Salomon Faye as well as production from BadBadNotGood, 88-Keys, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Nottz, Rahki and Jonti; a diverse array of artists to help bring life to tracks like the Rahki-helmed “Resurrection,” where Hodgy converses with God, and “Laguna,” which sees him expressing his passage way through in life.
Mozzy/Trae Tha Truth – Tapped In CD (ABM)
A California and Texas connection: Mozzy hails from Sacramento, and Trae Tha Truth from Houston. On Tapped In they bring the West Coast and the Dirty South together. Includes features with Snoop Dogg, Jadakiss, Dave East, E-Mozzy, and more.
Soundtrack – The Man Who Fell To Earth  2xCD+2xLP (UMe)
This is the first release of the soundtrack to David Bowie’s 1976 cult film The Man Who Fell To Earth. Includes music by Stomu Yamash’ta, Gordon Jenkins Orchestra and Choir and Louis Armstrong, John Phillips, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and George Hurst, The Kingston Trio, Queen’s Hall Light Orchestra and Robert Farnon, and more. This Deluxe box set edition features the soundtrack on both CD and vinyl, as well as a poster, production stills and a 48-page hardback coffee table book containing rare photos and a new essay about the film from Paolo Hewitt. [Stand-alone vinyl edition due February 17.]
The Who – My Generation [Reissue/1965] 5xCD (MCA)
Super deluxe five CD edition of the British rock quartet’s explosive debut album. Here, the album is spread across five discs that includes the original mono album remastered in 2016, the original album with new stereo mixes (previously unreleased on CD), 23 mono mixed bonus tracks, 21 stereo mixed bonus tracks, and 11 demos. The package also features an 80-page booklet with unseen period photos, new liner notes from Pete Townshend, and six replica inserts of flyers, posters, and membership cards.
DVDs + Blu-ray:
Oasis – Supersonic DVD/Blu-ray (Lionsgate)
The story of Oasis follows the day when Noel Gallagher first joined his brother Liam’s band in Manchester in 1991, to their final tour in 2008, and finally the band’s dissolution a year later. Filmmakers were given unprecedented access to the band, featuring previously unseen footage, and “candid” insights from the infamous Gallagher brothers.
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
Battle Of Mice – All Your Sympathy’s Gone | The Complete Recordings 2xLP (Consouling Sounds)
It has been 10 years since Battle of Mice released their groundbreaking album A Day Of Nights. The band, consisting of Josh Graham (A Storm of Light, IIVII, ex-Neurosis, ex-Red Sparowes), Julie Christmas (ex-Made Out of Babies), Joel Hamilton (Book Of Knots), Tony Maimone (Book of Knots, Pere Ubu (Official)) and Joe Tomino (Fugees, Dub Trio, Peeping Tom), was heralded as a post-metal supergroup. A Day Of Nights is now available on vinyl for the first time, expanded with previously unreleased Battle Of Mice recordings on All Your Sympathy’s Gone | The Complete Recordings.
Jerry Goldman – Gremlins [OST/1984] 2xLP (Mondo)
Everyone knows the rules: Don’t get ’em wet. Don’t expose them to light. And above all else, don’t feed them after Midnight. The only thing as iconic than the rules of Joe Dante’s horror/holiday masterpiece Gremlins, is Jerry Goldsmith’s earworm score. Bouncy, festive and frightful, Goldsmith is a master of genre blending — the soundtrack to Gremlins is not only essential for soundtrack collectors, but also for fans of the film. The complete expanded score available on vinyl for the first time. Housed in a UV sensitive gatefold jacket — when exposed to daylight, it reveals additional artwork. The disc sleeves are water sensitive as well: when exposed to a damp cloth, they reveal additional artwork.
GTA – Good Times Ahead LP (WB)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “For the last few years we’ve been feeling like things have been getting repetitive. We’ve always had goals of ascending beyond the festival bangers we’re known for, so around a year ago we set out to create a body of work that reflected our depth and growth as producers,” GTA explained to The Fader. “We’ve always had bigger aspirations than just the dance space which came hand in hand with our ‘Death To Genres’ mentality. To us, music was more about what made you move rather than what type of music was playing. With this album we’re able to explore all facets of music that we love, flip the script and bring everything together into one fluid album that we’re really proud of.”
Jóhann Jóhannsson – Arrival [OST] 2xLP (Deutsche Grammophon)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Jóhannsson worked with several singers and vocal ensembles and combined both classical and avant-garde elements in his compositions, augmenting his already unique approach of combining orchestral writing with digital sound processing. Among those appearing are the prestigious Theatre Of Voices, conducted by Paul Hillier, and artists such as Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe and Hildur Guðnadóttir, known for their unique musicianship. Jóhannsson also integrated some found sounds from the legendary avant-garde vocalist Joan La Barbara into his score.
Tkay Maidza – Tkay LP (Downtown)
Debut album from Zimbabwe-born Australian singer and rapper drawing on hip-hop, electro-pop and grime. Includes “Carry On” featuring Killer Mike.
Massive Attack – Blue Lines [Reissue/1990] LP (Virgin)
Massive Attack – Protection [Reissue/1994] LP (Virgin)
Massive Attack vs. Mad Professor – No Protection [Reissue/1995] LP (Virgin)
Limited 180gm vinyl reissues of the English trip-hop group’s first three albums.
Dawn Richard – Redemption LP (Local Action)
Redemption strikes the perfect balance between future-facing electronic music (with production from Machinedrum and Noisecastle III) and the music of DΔWN’s New Orleans upbringing, bound together by an untouchable approach to songwriting and flawless vocal range. Features contributions by Trombone Shorty and PJ Morton.
Emeli Sandé – Long Live The Angels 2xLP (Capitol)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Sophomore album from the Scottish soul-pop singer.
Soundtrack – Jessica Jones – Season One [OST] 2xLP (Mondo)
The soundtrack for Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Season One, the Netflix original series, with collectible artwork by Matthew Woodson. Music by Sean Callery.
Soundtrack – Over The Garden Wall [OST/2014] LP (Mondo)
Premiere release of the masterful soundtrack to Cartoon Network’s first-ever animated mini-series. Composed and performed by The Blasting Company (Brandon Armstrong, Joshua Kaufman, Justin Rubenstein) Over The Garden Wall is a one of a kind experience. Created by Patrick McHale, it tells the story of two brothers named Wirt and Greggory (voiced by Elijah Wood & Collin Dean) on a mysterious Dante-esque journey home through a world known only as “The Unknown”: a place filled with colorful characters and incredible musical interludes, all of which are captured on this comprehensive soundtrack release. 180gm “beast” color vinyl.
A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service 2xLP (Sony)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. A Tribe Called Quest release their final album and first full-length in 18 years. It comes months after the passing of founding member Phife Dawg, and caps off a legacy that stands as an important piece in rap’s history.
Various Artists – (The Microcosm) – Visionary Music Of Continental Europe, 1970-1986 3xLP (Light In The Attic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Three years in the making, (The Microcosm) – Visionary Music Of Continental Europe, 1970-1986 is the first major overview of key works from cosmically-taped in artists needing little introduction — Vangelis, Ash Ra Tempel, and Popol Vuh — and and unknown masterpieces by criminally overlooked heroes like Bernard Xolotl, Robert Julian Horky and Enno Velthuys. Limited triple vinyl LP pressing including bonus tracks.
Dwight Yoakam – Guitars Cadillacs Etc. Etc. [Reissue/1986] 3xLP (Reprise)
Deluxe triple vinyl LP pressing of this album from the country singer/songwriter. Features the original album, an LP of demos plus an LP recorded live at the Roxy in 1986). Produced by Pete Anderson, the disc’s sinewy mix of traditional honky-tonk, red-hot Bakersfield twang and rock ‘n’ roll attitude spawned a trio of hits including a cover of Johnny Horton’s “Honky Tonk Man,” “It Won’t Hurt,” and the title track. In the bigger picture, its stripped-down sound twisted together strains of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Elvis Presley, and more — with a roots driven rawness, it changed and revitalized country music.
For The Holidays
Dolly Parton – Dolly Parton’s Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love DVD/Blu-ray (Warner Archive Collection)
Christmas joy and peril as an unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family while at the same time Dolly’s father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his loving wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her.
Soundtrack – Elf  LP (Silva Screen)
Limited silver glitter vinyl pressing.