CDs + Vinyl:
Luther Allison – A Legend Never Dies Essential Recordings 1976-1997 7xCD+4xDVD/10xLP+4xDVD (Ruf)
A collection of essential albums Luther recorded after his Motown years commemorating the 20th anniversary of this blues legend’s passing.
Courtney Marie Andrews – On My Page [Reissue/2013] CD/LP (House Arrest)
Courtney Marie Andrews’ predecessor to the highly successful Honest Life (2016) is back in-print on CD and available on vinyl for the first time. For a decade or so Courtney was a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly 40 artists – from Jimmy Eat World to Damien Jurado – but she never stopped writing her own material. Picking up admirers like Ryan Adams (who called her “a phenomenal songwriter”) along the way, she quietly earned a reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter.
Arcturus – Sideshow Symphonies [Reissue/2005] CD+DVD (Season Of Mist)
Originally thought of as a black metal super group, Arcturus is one of the world’s premiere progressive metal bands. Their fourth album, 2005’s Sideshow Symphonies, has been remastered, and paired with the long out-of-print Shipwrecked In Oslo DVD (a professionally recorded live show from September 2005).
Atomic Bitchwax – Force Field CD/LP (Tee Pee)
Featuring the powerhouse rhythm section from legendary space lords Monster Magnet, The Atomic Bitchwax plays balls-to-the-wall rock ‘n’ roll that smashes space rock and proto-metal into a towering celebration of the riff. The New Jersey power trio’s high-energy, scale-based guitar mangling hits astronomical levels on Force Field, with full-stack amps pushing out dangerous levels of blown-out metallic mayhem.
Debbie Boone – You Light Up My Life [Reissue/1977] CD (Real Gone Music)
This seminal soft-rock LP reached #6 on the strength of the title smash, which set a record by claiming the #1 spot for 10 weeks. This remastered 40th anniversary reissue (and CD debut) adds 13 bonus B-sides, Motown singles by The Boone Girls, unissued tracks and more.
Apollo Brown & Planet Asia – Anchovies CD/2xLP (Mello Music)
Anchovies aren’t for everybody. They’re greasy, smelly, salty and oily. Some people love them. Some people hate them. Apollo Brown & Planet Asia’s new collaboration album took inspiration from these polarizing fish and created a project that takes a certain palette to enjoy. Class hip-hop meets minimalism.
Luke Bryan – What Makes You Country CD (Capitol Nashville)
Sixth album from the four-time Entertainer of the Year winner and CMA Entertainer of the Year
Carpathian Forest – The F**king Evil Years 3xCD (Season Of Mist)
Between 2003 and 2006, Carpathian Forest released two milestones of black metal – Defending The Throne Of Evil and F**k You All!!! respectively – as well the Skjend Hans Lik rarities compilation in 2004. Long sold-out on CD, these three black gems are collected on this three-CD set.
A Certain Ratio – The Graveyard And The Ballroom [Reissue/1980] CD/2xLP (Mute)
A Certain Ratio – To Each… [Reissue/1981] CD/LP (Mute)
A Certain Ratio – Force [Reissue/1986] CD/LP (Mute)
CD and vinyl reissues of the British post-punk band’s first, second and fifth albums. A Certain Ratio was one of the first groups to sign to the legendary Factory Records in Manchester. Whilst many credit New Order and The Happy Mondays as the groups who brought dance music into the sound of Manchester (later Madchester!), it was in fact A Certain Ratio who were there from the beginning. [Limited colored vinyl pressings of To Each… and Force also available.]
Collective Soul – Live CD (Suretone)
First proper live album of the group’s 25-year career. [Vinyl edition due February 16.]
Bing Crosby – New Tricks [Reissue/1957] CD (UMe)
Bing Crosby – Above My Souvenirs: More Treasures From The Crosby Archive 2xCD (UMe)
New Tricks is the last original Crosby album issued while Bing was working for Decca Records. This reissue includes 12 bonus tracks. Among My Souvenirs is a collection of 35 previously unissued recordings spanning Bing’s entire career. The set includes outtakes, live recordings, and radio and television performances. Both are part of the ongoing reissue series from the Bing Crosby Archive and UMe.
Diablo String Orchestra – Pacifisticuffs CD (Spinefarm)
New album from the Swedish avant-metallers.
Robert Finley – Goin’ Platinum! CD/LP (Nonesuch)
Goin’ Platinum! is the newest effort from the soon-to-be legendary soul singer Robert Finley and his crack band of geniuses. From the lovelorn bombast of “If You Forget My Love” to the soul-stirring “Medicine Woman,” and the home-on-the-road ripper “Empty Arms” to the yearning “Honey Let Me Stay the Night,” all capped by the epic closer “Holy Wine,” featuring Finley’s ethereal falsetto, Robert’s performance left producer Dan Auerbach speechless – as it will anyone who lays ears to it. As for the album title, Auerbach gives all credit to Finley and his huge but wholly considerate personality. “He was just beaming from the second he walked in the door,” Auerbach says. “Every time he’d listen to playback, he’d say, ‘It’s goin’ platinum.’ That was his catch phrase. He’s larger than life. When he walked into the session he had on a three-quarter-length leather duster, leather pants, a giant belt buckle, red sparkle shirt tucked in, cowboy hat, snakeskin cowboy boots… Like he instinctually knows what to do when he’s singing, he knew this was his time to shine. Robert just showed up to work and was smiling all day long. All of us were.”
John Fogerty – Premonition [Reissue/1998] CD (BMG Rights Management)
Digitally remastered edition of the first live album released by Fogerty as a solo artist.
Walker Hayes – Boom CD (Sony Music Nashville)
Debut album from one of Rolling Stone’s 2017 “Country Artists to Watch.” Entertainment Weekly noted Hayes’ unique hybrid’s “genre blending” and NPR’s World Café raved Hayes is “writing these really autobiographical songs and delivering them in this way that feels very intimate, very close range.” Rolling Stone concurred, “… he writes songs that are damn near impossible to classify, and that’s what makes them so interesting.”
Jim James – Tribute To 2 CD/LP+MP3 (ATO)
After releasing the politically charged solo album Eternally Even in 2016, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James returns with Tribute To 2, a collection of cover songs that reverberate with fresh meaning. Blurring the boundaries of time and genre, James interprets songs made famous by a wide variety of artists – ranging from early 20th century standards by Ray Noble and Al Bowlly (“Midnight, The Stars And You,” “Love Is The Sweetest Thing”) and 1960’s songs by Willie Nelson and Sonny & Cher to Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s 1970 breakthrough hit “Lucky Man” and 1990s releases by Abbey Lincoln and Diane Izzo. Also included are covers of songs by The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Abey Lincoln and Irving Berlin. [Limited gold colored vinyl pressing also available.]
Cody Jinks – Less Wise: Modified Reissue 2017 CD (Cody Jinks Music)
A remixed and remastered version of Jinks’ 2010 album, which includes a couple of alternative takes of original songs and a cover of Hank Jr.’s “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound.”
Juicy J – Rubba Band Business: The Album CD (Sony)
The fourth studio album by the rapper features guest appearances from Travis Scott, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Ty Dolla $ign, and Offset, among others.
Kendrick Lamar – Damn [Collector’s Edition] CD (Aftermath)
Includes new cover art and a revised (reversed) track list. “I think like a week after the album came out, [fans] realized you can play the album backwards…It plays as a full story and even a better rhythm… It’s something that we definitely premeditate while we’re in the studio,” Kendrick said to MTV. “I don’t think the story necessarily changes, I think the feel changes…The initial vibe listening from the top all the way to the bottom is…this aggression and this attitude. You know, ‘DNA,’ and exposing who I really am. You listen from the back end, and it’s almost the duality and the contrast of the intricate Kendrick Lamar. Both of these pieces are who I am.”
Lando Chill – Boy Who Spoke To The Wind CD/LP (Mello Music)
Lando Chill is a warrior-poet, a man with one ear to Mother Nature and one to the plight of humankind. Lando wants to bring the issues of political freedom, police brutality and giving a voice to marginalized communities to the national conversation. Inspired by the Paulo Coelho book, The Alchemist, Lando’s new album is about transformation, personally and spiritually.
L’Orange – The Ordinary Man CD (Mello Music)
Known for his early 20th century inspired style and stripped down jazz influence, L’Orange’s solo work is often very personal and intimate and the new album is no different. Although mostly instrumental, there are vocal features from underground legends like Del The Funky Homosapien, Blu, Elzhi and Oddisee, as well as up and coming artists like Koreatown Oddity, Chuuwee and Solemn Brigham. [Vinyl edition due December 22.]
Johnny Mathis – The Voice of Romance: The Columbia Original Album Collection 68xCD (Sony Legacy)
An expansive look at all the original albums that Johnny has recorded throughout his illustrious career. Featuring 67 original remastered albums on CD plus his recently released album Johnny Mathis Sings The Great New American Songbook, this collection is housed in a lift-off box and each box comes with a numbered certificate hand-signed by Johnny himself plus a 200-page booklet with liner notes and rare photos.
- Michelle – Kimberly: The People I Used To Know CD (Atlantic)
New album from the Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta star. Each of the songs on Kimberly: The People I Used To Know is about someone who she’s met during her life’s journey and how it’s left a mark on her.
Gary Moore – Blues And Beyond 4xCD/4xLP (Sanctuary)
A remarkable quadruple disc collection of Moore’s powerful and emotive blues studio recordings.
Nocturnal Graves – Satan’s Cross [Reissue/2017] CD/LP+10” (Season Of Mist)
Rising from the depths of Australia’s untamed extreme metal scene, and counting current and former members of Destroyer 666, Denouncement Pyre and more among its ranks, Nocturnal Graves carved out a bloody and blasphemous path through the underground. Their 2007 debut album Satan’s Cross, a fierce and feral black thrash attack, is now reissued with five bonus tracks.
Oddisee & The Good Compny – Beneath The Surface CD (Mello Music)
A live version of the critically acclaimed 2017 album The Iceberg. “Oddisee… has never shied away from big-picture questions about race, politics, wealth, religion and love in his music.” — NPR [Vinyl edition due December 22.]
Red Death – Formidable Darkness CD (Triple B.)
“Red Death has been heirs to the proudest of traditions in the heavy-music underground, and with Formidable Darkness they’ve fulfilled their immense promise — just in time for the world’s ignominious end.” [Vinyl edition due January 5.]
The Searchers – Another Night: The Sire Recordings 1979-1981 2xCD (Omnivore)
British Invasion favorites The Searchers had an artistic renaissance when they were signed in 1979 to Seymour Stein’s Sire Records for a pair of LPs combining their trademark sound with an edgier, power-pop style. Now, all of the band’s Sire recordings (including songs and alternate mixes only released in international territories, B-sides, and a previously unreleased outtake) have been remastered and collected on two CDs.
Shovels & Rope – Busted Jukebox: Volume 2 CD (New West)
The second installment of the collaborative effort between the critically acclaimed duo and some of their favorite musicians and friends. Busted Jukebox: Volume 2 again finds the band covering well-known songs or tracks they have either performed or arranged with other artists in the past. Features collaborations with Brandi Carlile, John Moreland, Hayes Carll, Nicole Atkins, Rhett Miller and more. [180gm vinyl edition due February 9.]
Shpongle – Codex VI CD/3xLP (Twisted)
Sixth studio album from the psybient (a genre combining world music with psychedelic trance and ambient) pioneers.
Barbara Streisand – The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! CD/2xCD (Sony)
Highlights from Streisand’s triumphant concert tour of the same name in 2016. Available in two versions: a regular single disc album of concert highlights, and a deluxe double-disc set featuring the entire concert performance and all of Barbra’s dialogue including her reflections on making some of this music, her film career, and what it was like to make her most recent # 1 album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway.
Swingin’ Utters – Drowning In The Sea, Rising With The Sun CD/2xLP (Fat Wreck Chords)
This 33-song anthology serves as a testament to the Utters’ peerless punk rock attack.
Chris Thile – Thanks For Listening CD (Nonesuch)
New studio recordings of ten songs originally written as Songs Of The Week on A Prairie Home Companion. Thile manned almost all of the stringed instruments on Thanks For Listening and is joined by guest singers Sarah Jarosz, Gaby Moreno, and Aoife O’Donovan. “Right now, with how easy it is to be the talker on social media, how hard it is to maintain focus or give something enough attention to appreciate it, we’re in a place where listening is a precious commodity,” says Thile. “Thanks For Listening is a celebration of people who haven’t switched off, despite being given every reason to do so.” [Vinyl edition due December 15.]
War Of Ages – Alpha CD (Facedown)
War Of Ages’ convictions are as deeply rooted in strength through spirit as their music is based in intensely heavy but melodic and catchy metal and hardcore. [Vinyl edition due January 5.]
Jimmy Webb – Angel Heart [Reissue/1982] CD (Real Gone Music)
35th Anniversary Edition. Author of such songs as “Galveston,” “Wichita Lineman,” and “Up, Up and Away,” Jimmy Webb is one of the greatest songwriters of his generation, but his solo album releases have never caught fire commercially. His ill-fated, overlooked 1982 album, Angel Heart, has been remastered and expanded for a new generation of listeners.
Wiki – No Mountains In Manhattan CD/2xLP (XL)
Wiki’s anticipated debut album, following his lauded membership in Ratking, sees him pushing himself into the spotlight as the voice of a new generation of New York City hip-hop. No Mountains In Manhattan is a journey through the trials and tribulations of a coming to age experience in New York’s most populated borough. The album is New York to the core – featuring local emcees, from legend to novice. “His love letter to the city, No Mountains In Manhattan is the most New York-ass sounding rap record all year.” — Pigeons And Planes
Yob – The Great Cessation [Reissue/2009] CD/2xLP (Relapse)
Originally released in 2009, the trio’s fifth full-length record is a master lesson in cosmic doom. Ebbing and flowing between thunderous, skull-splitting riffage and rhythm to meditative moments of introspective psychedelia, The Great Cessation is an essential piece in the pantheon of Yob’s illustrious output. This definitive edition has been completely remastered by Heba Kadry (The Mars Volta, Diamanda Galas, Slowdive) and includes stunning new artwork.
Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes [Reissue/2014] CD/LP (XL)
The Radiohead frontman’s second solo album reissued on CD and heavyweight 180gm white vinyl, housed within heavy white board inner and outer sleeves.
DVDs + Blu-ray:
Count Basie – At Carnegie Hall DVD (S’More Entertainment)
One of his last televised performances, recorded on March 20, 1981.
This Week’s Vinyl Exclusives:
The Album Leaf – An Orchestrated Rise To Fall [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (Eastern Glow Recordings)
The Album Leaf – One Day I’ll Be On Time [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Eastern Glow Recordings)
Limited colored vinyl reissues of The Album Leaf’s first two records. “When Jimmy LaValle isn’t contributing to Tristeza, San Diego’s artful torrent of noise, he is composing more introspective works as The Album Leaf. A veteran of such esteemed San Diego hardcore outfits as Swing Kids, The Locust, and Gogogo Airheart, LaValle shows his calm, quiet side with these mostly instrumental songs built from soothing, shimmering layers of synthesizer, guitar, strings, and percussion that fall over each other like waterfalls tumbling into murky, rippling pools.”
Amon Amarth – Twilight Of The Thunder God [Reissue/2008] 2xLP (Metal Blade)
In the spring of 2008, Amon Amarth returned to producer Jens Bogren’s studio in Rebro to record the mighty Twilight of the Thunder God. “Jens gave us new ideas and perspectives about song writing and sound,” explains vocalist Johan Hegg. Amon Amarth’s songs became more varied than ever as a result here, incorporating the roots of death metal as well as showing an openness towards different styles.
Babylon A.D. – Revelation Highway LP (Vinyl Eck)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The fourth studio album from Babylon A.D. – 10 tracks of the energetic classic hard rock the band is known for.
Bad Books – Bad Books [Reissue/2010] LP (Triple Crown)
A true accident if there ever was one; Bad Books was never an intended nor calculated side project of Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull. Though the two musicians have collaborated and performed together on tour and within the Favorite Gentlemen community of artists for years, the genesis of Bad Books came from a simple idea to fill space and time off the road by collaborating on a small batch of songs together. Their collectable 2010 debut LP has been reissued on vinyl.
Peter Matthew Bauer – Mount Qaf (Divine Love) LP (Fortune Tellers Music)
The second LP from Peter Matthew Bauer (of The Walkmen) is an album of esoteric love songs: strange and primitive rock & roll performances each filled with a desperate, skeptical and highly personal form of mysticism driven by the artists own synchronistic outlook on life.
Beastie Boys – The In Sound From Way Out [Reissue/1996] LP (Capitol)
Beastie Boys – To The Five Boroughs [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Capitol)
Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part Two [Reissue/2011] 2xLP (Capitol)
Back on vinyl.
Belle and Sebastian – How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1) 12”+MP3 (Matador)
The first installment of three new EPs. The How To Solve Our Human Problems EP project is the latest installment in a career that has always pursued a singular and delightful vision of what pop represents and what it can achieve, a career that has seen them triumph against the odds to win a Brit award, be one of the first bands to curate their own festival, and play at the London residence of the US ambassador. Belle and Sebastian’s new music has the timeless blend of joy and melancholy that has always characterized them.
Big Head Todd and The Monsters – New World Arisin’ LP (Big)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. 11th album from Colorado band.
Bolt Thrower – The IVth Crusade [Reissue/1992] LP (Earache)
Full dynamic range vinyl pressing of the fourth studio LP from the British death metal legends.
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown – Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown LP (Spinefarm)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. After carving out a fervent fan base and drawing widespread critical acclaim with their heady, high-voltage brand of guitar-driven rock, shooting from both hip and heart, Nashville’s Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown unleash their self-produced second album mixed by John Fields (Soul Asylum, Paul Westerberg).
Califone – Heron King Blues [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Dead Oceans)
Long out-of-print vinyl reissue of Califone’s critically acclaimed 2004 full-length album complete with a bonus LP featuring unreleased tracks. For this recording, the band set out to make a record like Captain Beefheart’s Mirror Man, entering the studio with a blank canvas and laying things down quickly. The resulting songs combine the bands more pop-oriented qualities alongside their more spaced out ethereal thoughts.
Glen Campbell – Adiós 2xLP (UMe)
Released last June, Glen Campbell’s final studio album is now available as a double-LP set featuring a 16 track greatest hits album.
Brandi Carlile – Live At Benaroya Hall With The Seattle Symphony [Reissue/2011] 2xLP (Dualtone)
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile performs alongside the Seattle Symphony Orchestra on Live At Benaroya Hall. The orchestra adds new depth to some of Carlile’s well-known songs including “The Story,” “Turpentine” and “Shadow on the Wall,” among others. The performance also includes Carlile and the orchestra’s spin on Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence,” Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” and more.
Celldweller – Celldweller  2xLP (FiXT)
At the dawn of the new millennium, songwriter, producer, and multi- instrumentalist Klayton created Celldweller, a ground-breaking aural entity for the next age. Thriving on originality, Celldweller cross-bred electronic styles such as drum ‘n’ bass and psy-trance with modern alternative rock and metal on his self-titled debut, which is available for the first time on limited 180gm limited edition vinyl.
Benjamin Clementine – I Tell A Fly 2xLP (Virgin)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The Mercury-winner has swerved the mainstream and made an avant garde concept album about Aleppo, the refugee crisis and two flies in love. “I Tell A Fly delights in making its listener feel as disorientated and confused as the characters that inhabit its songs: occupants of the Calais jungle, bullied children, residents of Aleppo, migrants struggling off the coast of Sicily. Lovely tunes are briefly dangled in front of you then snatched away. Wildly contrasting pieces of music crash into each other without warning. Lyrics come packed with knotty, repetitious word-games.” – The Guardian
The Dark Element – The Dark Element LP (Vinyl Eck)
The Dark Element is a new musical project fronted by the former Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon together with Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen – two talents of the European metal scene.
Kevin Devine – Make The Clocks Move [Reissue/2003] 2xLP (Triple Crown)
Originally released in 2003, Make The Clocks Move is the second studio album from Brooklyn, NY-based singer/songwriter Kevin Devine. The album was his first to be produced by frequent collaborators Chris Bracco and Mike Skinner who are also members of his band here, playing bass and drums respectively. The album finds Devine planting the seeds of the political/introspective songwriting style and heartbreaking arrangements that he would go on to cultivate on subsequent releases. This new colored vinyl reissue presents a remastered edition of the album with a pair of bonus tracks and liner notes from Devine and Jesse Lacey of Brand New.
Chris Difford – Chris To The Mill (The Solo Albums) 3xLP (Demon/Edsel)
Triple vinyl LP set containing the Squeeze member’s three original solo albums. Chris Difford’s place in the pantheon of great English songwriters is assured – surely nearly everyone can sing along to at least one Squeeze song. So, in the wake of the success of the first new Squeeze album in 17 years, 2015’s Cradle To The Grave, now is the time to re-visit Difford’s three solo albums: I Didn’t Get Where I Am Today (2002), The Last Temptation Of Chris (2008) and Cashmere If You Can (2011), gathered together in one box.
Bob Dylan – Love And Theft [Reissue/2001] 2xLP+MP3 (Sony Legacy/Columbia)
Vinyl reissue of Dylan’s thirty-first studio album.
Entombed – Wolverine’s Blues [Reissue/1993] LP (Earache)
Full dynamic range vinyl edition of the classic third album from the Swedish death metal legends.
Evanescence – Synthesis 2xLP (BMG Rights Management)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Reworked versions of previous material with an orchestral arrangement and electronica music elements, in addition to two new songs.
Four Tet – New Energy 2xLP (Temporary Residence)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Four Tet expands on the new age meditations of his recent singles with a freshly focused New Energy. Fully formed within the endlessly possible creative confines of Ableton Live, New Energy follows on from 2015’s Morning / Evening and features contributions from Tom Baker and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. Mixing his usual classic trip-hop leanings with a digitized melodic and at times melancholic edge, New Energy neatly pulls together the lighter ends of Beautiful Rewind’s house moves and Morning / Evening‘s lush atmospherics.
Stan Getz – Bossa Nova Years 5xLP (Verve)
A collection of Getz’s best-loved albums on 180gm vinyl in sleeves featuring their original artwork. Stan Getz was an American jazz saxophonist. Getz performed in bebop and cool jazz groups. Influenced by João Gilberto and Antônio Carlos Jobim, he popularized bossa nova in America with the hit single “The Girl from Ipanema” (1964).
Greta Van Fleet – Black Smoke Rising 12” (Republic/Lava Music)
A tasty slab of rock ‘n’ roll the way it was always meant to be – loaded with bravado, flair, and a righteous attitude of defiance.
Charles Hayward/Thurston Moore – Improvisations LP (Care In Community)
Earlier in 2017 iconic artists Charles Hayward (This Heat) and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) spent an afternoon improvising. Charles Hayward on drums and Thurston Moore on guitar. This LP is the result.
H.E.R. – H.E.R. 2xLP (RCA)
Vinyl edition of the 2016 release from R&B/soul singer/songwriter Gabi Wilson, better known by her stage name H.E.R. (acronym for “Having Everything Revealed”).
Ian Hunter and The Rant Band – Greatest Hits Live In London LP (Secret)
Ian Hunter, recorded live in 2004, now available on vinyl. Includes special guests Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) and Brian May (Queen) on the track “All The Way From Memphis.”
Imagine Dragons – Imagine Dragons 4xLP (Interscope)
All previously released Imagine Dragons full-length albums on vinyl plus the Continued Silence EP which is available on the format for the first time exclusive to this box set. Includes: Continued Silence EP (2012), Night Visions (2012), Smoke + Mirrors (2015) and Evolve (2017).
Jóhann Jóhannsson – IBM 1401- A User’s Manual  2xLP+MP3 (4AD)
First-time vinyl edition of the Iceland composer’s 2006 album – expanded with a D-side of live versions of Part 1 and Part 5.
Kali Masi – Wind Instrument LP (Take This To Heart)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. “Kali Masi carved out a sonic space between the urgency of the punk and hardcore bands that were our foundation and the Midwestern Emo breeze that was sweeping through our towns at the time. But, we wanted to be a counterpoint for the evergreen music scene that thrives in Chicago; to move with the current but never float on the surface. To write as many songs as we could in ways that we hadn’t heard before. So, we dug in our heels and started pushing” says singer/guitarist Sam Porter on where their sound for their debut LP Wind Instrument comes from.”
Kindling – Hush LP (6131)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Started as the recording project of Stephen Pierce and Gretchen Williams in 2014, Kindling has evolved into a full-fledged band through a previous full-length and a prolific series of EPs that would hone their dreamy lo-fi beginnings into a muscular wall of sound. While much of Kindling’s work could be given the shoegaze tag, the band always hinted at something broader and more immediate amongst the fuzz. With new album Hush the band has achieved a unique blend of crushing guitars and undeniable melodies that is sure to appeal to shoegaze fans.
Leadbelly – A Celebration: Classic Sides 1934-1944 LP (JSP)
Early tracks from the country-blues-folk icon.
Henry Mancini – Mommie Dearest – Music From The Motion Picture LP (Real Gone Music)
First ever vinyl release of Mancini’s score to Christina Crawford’s controversial memoir about the abuse she suffered at the hands of mother Joan. Pressed on “very, very clean” white vinyl.
Sarah McLachlan – Surfacing [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Analogue Productions)
200gm gatefold double LP cut at 45rpm. Three of Sarah McLachlan’s biggest pop hits mark her fourth studio album, Surfacing. Released in July 1997, just as the first Lilith Fair tour hit the road, McLachlan benefitted enormously from the timing.
Mercyless – Coloured Funeral [Reissue/1993] CD/LP (Xenocorp)
CD and yellow colored vinyl reissue of a cult French death metal classic.
Morrissey – Low In High School LP (BMG)
Limited yellow (Japanese version) and blue (French version) vinyl pressings now available. On his eleventh studio effort, Morrissey’s talent for combining political statements and beautiful melodies is more prevalent than ever as he captures the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world.
Motion City Soundtrack – Even If It Kills Me [Reissue/2007] LP (Epitaph)
A smart, catchy album filled with infectious songs from start to finish, this 10th Anniversary edition of Even If It Kills Me features a second LP with fourteen additional tracks, including acoustic versions, B-sides, live recordings and demos which have never before been available on vinyl. [Limited light blue colored pressing also available.]
Movements – Feel Something LP (Fearless)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Southern California four-piece, Movements, brings a nostalgic yet refreshing touch to today’s post-hardcore/emo revival. [Swamp green and pink colored vinyl pressing also available.]
Mr. Lif & Akrobatik – Resolution LP (Mello Music Group)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. The first full-length from Mr. Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists) in a dozen years reflects the struggles and near-death sagas that struck them. Music from deep in the trenches, songs that confront the blitzkrieg of bad news but offer light at the end of the bombardment. Pressed on clear vinyl with smoke colored splatters.
Oddisee – The Iceberg LP (Mello Music Group)
Released last March on CD – now available on vinyl. The prolific MC, producer and musician Oddisee’s new album, The Iceberg, is a plea for humanity to dig deeper in search of understanding and common ground. The album is a distillation of stereotypical tropes in hip-hop and beyond, 12 tracks about money, sex, politics, race and religion that appear superficial until his multi-dimensional lyrics unfurl to expose the complexities of individuality and identity: How we see ourselves and how others see us. Deeply soulful, and shot through with jazz, go-go, gospel, thick R&B and hard beats, The Iceberg is a timely, poetic statement. The album was recorded and produced by Oddisee at his own studio in Brooklyn, made with live instrumentation performed by Oddisee and members of his band, Good Company.
Open Mike Eagle – Brick Body Kids Still Daydream LP (Mello Music)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Open Mike Eagle’s newest album is a masterpiece mural drawn in sidewalk chalk. Brick Body Kids Still Daydream addresses gentrification, culture and family. A multi-talented performer, the comedian, artist and rapper approaches music with a postmodern approach, making the audience look at themselves through the lens of his art. “Motor-mouthed rapper Open Mike Eagle has gotten raves for albums that explore the comedy of neurosis. His new one, easily his headiest, is a concept LP built around Chicago’s Robert Taylor Homes, a famously mismanaged housing project destroyed 10 years ago. Eagle impressionistically inserts himself into events real and imagined. ‘We live in a space that should have never existed,’ he raps. The results add a historical angle to hip-hop’s powerful mix of the personal and political.” — Rolling Stone
Pink Cream 69 – Headstrong LP (Vinyl Eck)
Headstrong marks the 30th Anniversary of these German hard rockers.
Primal Fear – Best Of Fear 2xLP (Vinyl Eck)
New compilation from German heavy metal masters.
Arum Rae – Sub Rosa LP+MP3 (Secret Road Music Services)
Manhattan-based indie/soul artist Arum Rae follows-up her 2016 EP Loners with a new unplugged album. [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]
Rammstein – Herzeleid [Reissue/1995] 2xLP (Island)
Rammstein – Sehnsucht [Reissue/1997] 2xLP (Island)
Rammstein – Mutter [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Island)
Rammstein – Reise, Reise [Reissue/2004] 2xLP (Island)
Rammstein – Rosenrot [Reissue/2005] 2xLP (Island)
Rammstein – Liebe Ist Für Alle Da [Reissue/2009] 2xLP (Island)
Limited vinyl reissues of the first six albums from the German industrial metal band.
Lionel Richie – Lionel Richie [Reissue/1982] LP (Motown)
Lionel Richie – Can’t Slow Down [Reissue/1983] LP (Motown)
Lionel Richie – Dancing On The Ceiling [Reissue/1986] LP (Motown)
Vinyl reissues of the pop/soul singer/songwriter’s first three solo albums.
RJD2/The Insane Warrior – Fiends b/w Familiar 7” (RJ’s Electrical Connections)
Split single from acclaimed Columbus, OH producer RJD2 and his instrumental side project The Insane Warrior, which takes its inspiration from late ’70s/early ’80s horror and sci-fi films.
Sect – No Cure For Death LP (Southern Lord)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Comprised of an international cast of scene veterans, who cut their teeth in that formative moment of political, cynical, antagonistic extremes, Sect unites vocalist Chris Colohan (Cursed, Burning Love, Left For Dead), guitarists James Chang (Catharsis, Undying) and Scott Crouse (Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance), bassist Steve Hart (Day Of Suffering), and drummer Andy Hurley (Racetraitor, Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things). The result of these musicians’ alignment is a caustic, riotous, belligerent style of vile hardcore fed by a boundless well of socio-political vitriol.
Sevendust – Sevendust  LP (TVT)
First-time vinyl release of the self-titled debut album by the alternative metal giants.
Jeff Scott Soto – Retribution LP (Vinyl Eck)
New release from the melodic hard rocker.
Soundtrack – Harry Potter Soundtracks I-V 10xLP+MP3 (Atlantic)
A limited edition boxed set that features the soundtracks to the series’ first five films pressed on vinyl picture discs. Each soundtrack is contained in a gatefold sleeve that is die-cut on both sides. The images used for the picture discs are stills taken from the related films. The one exception is Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix, which also features an etching on the last side of the LP.
Soundtrack – The Rise of the Synths The Rise Of The Synths [OST] 2xLP (Lakeshore)
Purple colored vinyl pressing of the soundtrack to the documentary about ’80s retro electronic music, ’80s nostalgia, and the synthwave music scene. Includes tracks by Gunship, Carpenter Brut, Com Truise, and more.
Soundtrack – Sleepless In Seattle [Reissue/1993] LP (Real Gone Music)
“Stardust” blue colored vinyl pressing of the soundtrack to the 1993 romcom.
The Specials – The Specials [Reissue/1979] LP (Chrysalis)
The Specials – More Specials [Reissue/1980] LP (Chrysalis)
True innovators of the punk era, The Specials began the British ska revival craze, combining the highly danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk’s energy and attitude, and taking on a more focused and informed political and social stance than their predecessors and peers. Their first two albums have been reissued on 180gm vinyl.
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell Live LP (Asthmatic Kitty)
Limited edition transparent yellow colored vinyl pressing of Stevens’ November 9, 2015 performance at North Charleston Performing Arts Center in South Carolina.
George Strait – Ocean Front Property [Reissue/1987] LP (MCA Nashville)
Vinyl reissue of the seventh studio album by the country music icon.
Tash Sultana – Notion LP (Mom & Pop Music)
Released last February on CD – now available on limited green colored vinyl. “Tash’s carefully crafted, edgy, multi-instrumental pieces featuring beat boxing, unique guitar work and percussion styled finger tapping, has left sold out audiences in awe.”
Ebo Taylor and The Pelikans – Ebo Taylor and The Pelikans LP (Mr. Bongo)
Ebo Taylor is a legendary guitarist, composer, arranger and producer from Accra, Ghana. A leading light of Ghanaian music since the 1960’s, Taylor is still touring and recording, and at the age of 80 will be releasing a studio album in 2018. For Ebo Taylor and The Pelikans, Ebo joined forces with 12-piece band The Pelikans – from the Cape Coast region of Ghana – led by Bessa Simmona, with rhythm guitarist Fifi Orleans Lindsay. A genuine ‘holy-grail’ of Ghanaian music and one of Ebo’s most saught-after.
Robin Trower – Bridge Of Sighs [Reissue/1974] LP (Chrysalis)
Robin Trower spent the early ’60s playing guitar in various London-based outfits, the most successful one being the R&B group the Paramounts. Tower received his big break when he joined Procol Harum. While Procol Harum helped launch Trower’s career, the guitarist realized there was limited space for his guitar work, and eventually left for a solo career. Bridge Of Sighs is his second solo album.
Various Artists – Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration of Leonard Cohen LP )The Royal Potato Family)
A a concert featuring dozens of singers, songwriters and musicians, including Richard Thompson, Josh Ritter, Will Sheff (Okkervil River), Amy Helm, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Elvis Perkins, Holly Miranda, Joan As Police Woman, Delicate Steve, and many more.
Dinah Washington – The Divine Miss Dinah Washington 5xLP (Verve)
A collection of Washington’s best-loved albums on 180gm vinyl in sleeves featuring their original artwork. Dinah Washington was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as “the most popular black female recording artist of the ’50s”.
Rob Wasserman – Duets [Reissue/1988] 2xLP (Analogue Productions)
This charming 1988 collection of distinct duets finds bass aficionado Rob Wasserman joined by revered vocalists like Aaron Neville, Rickie Lee Jones, Bobby McFerrin, Lou Reed, Jennifer Warnes, Dan Hicks, Cheryl Bentyne and Stephane Grappelli.