Blur – Parklive [Deluxe Edition] 4xCD+DVD (Virgin)
Includes the entire show, with extras, presented in best-quality audio over two CDs with a DVD of the 12-camera shoot. Also included is an exclusive CD, Blur – Live At The 100 Club, recorded at the legendary London venue in August, and an additional CD of live tracks recorded during this past summer, and more.
Burial – One/Two CDEP/2×12” (Hyperdub)
New 25-minute EP from the dubstep innovator.
Chief Keef – Finally Rich CD (Interscope)
New mixtape from the controversial young rapper.
Eric Clapton – Slowhand [35th Anniversary Editions] 2xCD/3xCD+LP+DVD/LP (Polydor)
Available in Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions. Both include the album remastered and expanded, along with an additional disc, Live At Hammersmith Odeon, April 27, 1977. Super Deluxe includes more rare material on an additional CD and DVD, along with a copy on vinyl.
The-Dream – Terius Nash: 1977 CD (Def Jam)
Terius Nash 1977, titled after The-Dream’s real name and year of birth, was originally intended as a stop-gap release following the delays in the release of his intended fourth album, Love IV MMXII. Terius Nash 1977 was initially released as a download-only album, but has been reworked and has become his fourth official album after the cancelled release of Love IV.
Buddy Guy – Live At Legends CD (RCA)
Live At Legends features Guy’s last live recordings from his now-shuttered original Legends Blues Club in Chicago, captured during his January residency there in 2010.
Metric – Synthetica [Deluxe Edition] 2xCD (Mom + Pop)
This Deluxe double-disc edition includes a bonus disc containing five acoustic tracks.
Motörhead – The Complete Early Years 15xCD+7” (Sanctuary)
Limited collector’s box set released to coincide with Motörhead’s 35th Anniversary. Features the albums Motörhead, Overkill, Bomber, Ace Of Spades, No SleepTill Hammersmith, Iron Fist, Another Perfect Day and No Remorse in Japanese mini LP sleeves, plus 3” CD pressings of seven of their singles/EPs in Japanese mini-sleeves as well as a Complete Collector’s Guide To Motorhead (book), a 7” single, a poster and a photo book.
The Pogues – In Paris 2xCD (Universal)
The Pogues celebrated their 30th anniversary with two sold-out shows in September 2012 at the famous Olympia venue in Paris.
Eugene S. Robinson and Philippe Petit – Last Of The Dead Hot Lovers CD/2xLP (Team Science)
The unique pairing of Oxbow’s feisty vocalist Eugene S. Robinson, with self-proclaimed “musical tour guide” Philippe Petit return to pick over the carcass of a dying relationship.
Rush – 2112 [Deluxe Edition] CD+DVD/CD+Blu-ray (Mercury)
Deluxe Editions of Rush’s 1976 platinum-selling album, available in three different configurations: CD+DVD, CD+Blu-ray, and CD+Blu-Ray packaged in a hardbound book case.
Soundtrack – Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained CD (Universal)
Original soundtrack to the new motion picture written and directed by Quentin Tarantino features songs by Rick Ross, James Brown, 2 Pac, John Legend, Jerry Goldsmith, Pat Metheny and more.
T.I. – Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head CD (Atlantic)
New album featuring guest appearances by R. Kelly, CeeLo Green, Andre 3000, Pink and production from longtime collaborators Pharell and DJ Toomp.
Various Artists – Ultra 2013 2xCD (Ultra)
The sixth installment of the annual series is a double-disc package that features current dance/pop hits from several top artists, including Calvin Harris and Deadmau5.
Muddy Waters – You Shook Me: The Chess Masters 3 – 1958-1963 2xCD (Universal)
49 tracks featuring a number of Muddy Waters’ most renowned recordings not immediately intended for LP.
Frank Zappa/Mothers – Ahead Of Their Time [Reissue/1993] CD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – The Yellow Shark [Reissue/1993] 2xCD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – The Lost Episodes [Reissue/1996] CD (Zappa)
Frank Zappa – Lather [Reissue/1996] 3xCD (Zappa)
The final batch of Zappa reissues – now available.
DVDs + Blu-ray:
Whitney Houston – We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute To Whitney Houston DVD (RCA)
Features appearances by Celine Dion, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams, Britney Spears, Halle Berry, LL Cool J, Taraji P. Henson and Clive Davis. 45 minutes.
Action Beat – The Condition LP+MP3 (Truth Cult)
Though it would never be possible to capture the Action Beat live experience onto tape, The Condition is about a close as one can reasonably get from the comfort of one’s own safe house and without risking possible death by guitarist.
Andrew Bird – Hands Of Glory LP (Mom + Pop)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Companion to Break It Yourself features a brand new original track, a pair of re-worked tracks from that album, and covers of songs by The Carter Family, The Handsome Family, Alpha Consumer and others. Pressed on orange and black vinyl.
Dragged Into Sunlight – Widowmaker LP (Prosthetic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. UK’s blackened death/doom metallers return with their sophomore album.
Heathered Pearls – Loyal LP (Ghostly International)
Debut from Polish-born Jakub Alexander’s release under the Heathered Pearls moniker. This is a record that’s full of delicate beauty. It embraces fragility and lightness, sounding entirely natural despite being created electronically.
Mean – Knowing LP (Midium)
Mean is a new project by acclaimed instrumentalists Jeff Boyle (Jakob) and H Walker (Kerretta, Avotor). Captured over a period of five years, Knowing contains hints of Jakob’s mountainous crescendos and Kerretta’s muscular groove. But Mean is a denser and more slow-burning affair than its predecessors.
The Rolling Stones – GRRR 5xLP (Abkco)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 48 hits and two new tracks on five LPs.
Tilly & The Wall – Defenders 12” (Team Love)
Tilly & The Wall has re-emerged decidedly wiser and more mature, but with all its child-like exuberance intact, to offer musical and moral encouragement to these heavy times.