Music Releases 01-08-21
2020 Deluxe Limited Edition LP of Beck’s 2019 album, Hyperspace, available December 4th! The LA native is partnering up with NASA for visual space missions tied to tracks from the album. Packaged in a holographic jacket; includes new 24-page booklet with AI images and NASA data for each track. The vinyl features two unreleased songs, ‘Dark Places (Soundscape)’ and ‘I Am The Cosmos (42420)’, plus brand-new 2020 mixes of ‘Star’, ‘Hyperspace’, ‘See Through’ and ‘Die Waiting’.
Big Loud/Republic Records' Morgan Wallen will release his highly anticipated sophomore album, DANGEROUS: THE DOUBLE ALBUM, on January 8th. The vast 30-track project was written largely by Wallen throughout the last three years, while he was becoming "the fastest rising young star in country" (Variety). Further establishing his signature sound, it includes a strong arsenal of writers and features "More Than My Hometown", a countrified version of 3X Platinum Diplo collab, "Heartless" and more.
The Waiting Game was the unsung tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks' final album, recorded in 1961 and released in `99. Joined here by Johnny Coles (trumpet), Kenny Drew (piano), Wilbur Ware (bass) & Philly Joe Jones (drums). Brooks penned five tracks, showcasing his unique compositional talent. Highlights include the opener "Talkin' About" and the modal masterpieces "Dhyana" and "David the King." Blue Note Tone Poet Series features all-analog, remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging.
Trumpeter Donald Byrd and Hank Mobley (tenor sax) let listeners know that they are in for an exceptional musical experience on "Ghana". For these Byrd In Flight 1960 sessions, he was joined by Jackie Mclean (alto sax), Duke Pearson (piano), Doug Watkins/Reggie Workman (bass) & Lex Humphries (drums). Higlights include the stunning ballad "Little Girl Blue," and swingers "My Girl Shirl" and "Lex". Blue Note Tone Poet Series features all-analog, remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold package.
This self-titled album recorded for Emarcy, was later reissued as Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown to denote the involvement of one of the top trumpeters of the day. Vaughan sings nine intimate standards. Brown almost matches her with his bop virtuosity. The band includes Herbie Mann (flute) and Paul Quinichette (tenor). Verve's Acoustic Sounds Series features analog tapes remasters on 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging.
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Sammy Hagar and the Circle have added some hard-rock heft to David Bowie's "Heroes," the latest song they've released from their quarantine recording sessions and the lead single from their upcoming Lockdown 2020 album.
Guitarist Vic Johnson leans into the song's riff and conjures washes of sound for the verses, while Hagar wails the vocals in the way only he can, and bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Jason Bonham keep the track on course with a steady rhythm. All proceeds from the song will go to food banks around the U.S.
Lockdown 2020 contains songs that the group recorded this year while in isolation after the Covid-19 pandemic made touring impossible. In addition to one original, "Funky Feng Shui," they tackled tunes by the Who, Bob Marley, AC/DC, Buffalo Springfield, Little Richard, and, of course, Van Halen and Hagar's solo career. The album will be available on January 8th, and preorders include "Heroes" as an instant-gratification song.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle - Lockdown 2021
Nuclear Assault was a NYC thrash metal band that formed in 1984. They were one of the main bands of the genre to emerge from the East Coast along with Overkill, Whiplash, Toxik, Carnivore, and Anthrax. "Game Over" was their debut album on Combat Records. Leaving Anthrax to their destiny, bassist (and co-founder) Dan Lilker formed Nuclear Assault, taking 'Thrax roadie John Connelly with him on vocals and guitar. On Game Over, whilst drawing from Lilker's contributions to Fistful of Metal and Speak English or Die, Nuclear Assault debuts a delightfully ugly thrash, crossover and speed metal hybrid dripping with humour and 80s paranoia.
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|With their second album Dungen moved from a sound deeply rooted in Swedish folk music towards more psychedelia and 70's pop. This missing link between the sparse debut and the world wide break through Ta Det Lugnt moves through 60's and 70's prog, psych, pop and folk with soaring flutes, woodsy violins, wicked fuzz guitars and frenetic jazz-drums. The record was originally released in 2002 under the name Stadsvandringar and a slightly different version got a very limited vinyl release as Dungen 2. II collects all tracks from Stadsvandringar and Dungen 2 as well as a single-track never available on vinyl all remastered by the original producer Mattias Glav. Dungen's music has expanded sonic boundaries all through the 2000s and II lets you explore both the butterfly light side as well as the heavier introspective aspects of a groundbreaking, yet retrospective band.|
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By special arrangement with Blue Öyster Cult and its management, Real Gone Music is thrilled to present, for the first time on CD, the band's complete July 24, 1983 concert at Perkins Palace in Pasadena, CA. Originally recorded for radio broadcast, this was long regarded as one of the best-sounding BÖC bootlegs, and now it is finally coming out on authorized physical form, complete with liner notes by Scott Schinder and rare photos. Further confirmation that Donald 'Buck Dharma' Roeser is one of America's great, unsung guitar heroes (don't miss the 10-minute, concert-closing version of "Roadhouse Blues")!