December 8, 2017

(Listings primarily from amazon.com New & Future Releases)


What Colin’s Listening to:
Right Now


Rock
 
AC / DC, Californication—Irvine Meadows Broadcast 1986 ( Video Music, Inc. ) ***
Arrayan Path, Dawn of Aquarius ( Pitch Black Records )
Atomic Rooster,
          Sleeping for Years—The Studio Recordings 1970–1974
               ( 4 CD ) ( Imports ) ***
Jeff Beck, Truth ( Audio Fidelity ) [ Classic(!) from 1968 ] ***
Debby Boone, You Light Up My Life ( Real Gone Music )
          [ from 1977; 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition ] ***
Tom Chaplin, Twelve Tales of Christmas ( Interscope ) [ 2017 Release; from Keane ]
Circus of Power, Four ( Independent Label Services, Inc. )
Collective Soul, Live ( Suretone Records ) [ 2017 Release ]
David Crosby, The Broadcast Archive ( 3 CD ) ( Broadcast Archive )
          [ formerly of The Byrds, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ] ***
Culture Club, Live at Wembley ( 1 CD , 1 Blu–ray DVD , 1 DVD ) ( Cleopatra Entertainment )
          [ 2017 Release; Recorded Live at Wembley Stadium, London ]
Deep Purple, inFinite ( earMUSIC ) [ 2017 Release; The Gold Edition ]
Diablo Swing Orchestra, Pacifisticuffs ( Spinefarm ) [ 2017 Release ]
Bob Dylan, The Legendary Broadcasts 1985–1993 ( Video Music, Inc. ) ***
Facing West, Footnotes ( Double J Music )
Jim James, Tribute to ( ATO Records ) [ from 2009; of My Morning Jacket ] ***
Jim James, Tribute to 2 ( ATO Records ) [ 2017 Release; of My Morning Jacket ]
Joonic, Jumpingcrackers in Jam ( D7 ) [ 2017 Release ]
Malice, License to Kill ( Rock Candy Records ) [ from 1987; Remastered ] ***
K. Michelle, Kimberly: The People I Used to Know ( Atlantic ) [ 2017 Release; Explicit Lyrics ]
Gary Moore, Blues and Beyond ( 4 CD ) ( Sanctuary Records )
          [ Late Guitarist of Thin Lizzy and Skid Row; Box Set ] ***
Jackie Moore, I’m on My Way ( Imports ) [ from 1979 ] ***
Priest, New Flesh ( Lovely Records ) [ 2017 Release ]
Riot, Fire Down Under ( Rock Candy Records ) [ from 1981 ] ***
The Sex Pistols, Never Mind the Bollocks ( 4 CD ) ( Imports )
          [ from 1977; 40th Anniversary; Box Set ] ***
Shadow King, Shadow King ( Rock Candy Records )
          [ from 1991; from Lou Gramm (Foreigner) and Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard); Remastered ] ***
The Strawbs, The Ferryman’s Curse ( Esoteric Antenna ) [ 2017 Release ]
3, Live—Rocking the Ritz ( 2 CD ) ( RockBeat Records )
          [ Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer (Emerson Lake & Palmer) and Robert Berry (Hush) ] ***
War of Ages, Alpha ( Facedown ) [ 2017 Release ]
Thom Yorke, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes ( XL Recordings )
          [ from 2014; Vocalist of Radiohead ] ***
Various Artists, Absolute 80s Unwind ( 3 CD ) ( Imports ) ***
Various Artists, To the Outside of Everything—A Story of UK Post Punk 1977–1981
          ( 5 CD ) ( Cherry Red ) ***
 

Tributes
 
Various Artists, Listen People—The Graham Gouldman Songbook 1964–2005
          ( Ace Records UK ) [ Songs from the (Vast) Graham Gouldman Songbook ] ***
 

DVD
 
Culture Club, Live at Wembley ( 1 DVD ) ( Cleopatra Entertainment )
          [ 2017 Release; Recorded Live at Wembley Stadium, London ]
Culture Club, Live at Wembley ( 1 DVD , 1 Blu–ray DVD , 1 CD ) ( Cleopatra Entertainment )
          [ 2017 Release; Recorded Live at Wembley Stadium, London ]
P!NK, In Her Own Words ( I.V. Media ) ***
Various Artists, Living on Soul ( The Orchard ) [ Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones, and more ] ***
 

Blu-ray DVD
 
Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Horse, Peggy Lipton and many others,
          “Twin Peaks”—A Limited Event Series ( 8 Blu–ray DVD ) ( Paramount )
               [ A 2017 Showtime TV Series by David Lynch; Blu–ray DVD ]

Culture Club, Live at Wembley ( 1 Blu–ray DVD , 1 DVD , 1 CD ) ( Cleopatra Entertainment )
          [ 2017 Release; Recorded Live at Wembley Stadium, London ]
Frank Zappa, Summer ‘82: When Zappa Came to Sicily ( 1 Blu–ray DVD )
          ( MVD Visual ) ***
 

Country
 
Luke Bryan, What Makes You Country ( Capitol Nashville ) [ 2017 Release ]
Walker Hayes, boom. ( Sony Music Nashville ) [ 2017 Release ]
Cody Jinks, Less Wise Modified ( Cody Jinks Music )
Charlie Rich, Too Many Teardrops—The Complete Groove & RCA Recordings
          ( 2 CD ) ( Ace Records UK ) ***
Chris Thile, Thanks for Listening ( Nonesuch )
Gene Watson, My Gospel Roots ( New Day Entertainment ) [ 2017 Release ]
Jimmy Webb, Angel Heart ( Real Gone Music )
          [ from 1982; 35th Anniversary Expanded Edition ] ***
 

Vocals
 
Debby Boone, You Light Up My Life ( Real Gone Music )
          [ from 1977; 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition ] ***
Bing Crosby, Among My Souvenirs—More Treasures from the Crosby Archive
          ( 2 CD ) ( UMe ) ***
Bing Crosby with Buddy Cole and His Trio,
          New Tricks ... ( UMe ) [ from 1957 ] ***
Johnny Mathis,
          The Voice of Romance—The Columbia Original Album Collection
               ( 68 CD ) ( Sony Legacy ) ***
Jackie Moore, I’m on My Way ( Imports ) [ from 1979 ] ***
Jimmy Webb, Angel Heart ( Real Gone Music )
          [ from 1982; 35th Anniversary Expanded Edition ] ***
 

Celtic
 
Julie Fowlis, Alterum ( Machair Records ) [ 2017 Release ]
Keith Harkin, In the Round ( Blue Elan Records ) [ formerly of Celtic Thunder ]
 

World
 
Maya Youssef, Syrian Dreams ( harmonia mundi ) [ 2017 Release ]
 

Blues
 
Luther Allison, A Legend Never Dies—Essential Recordings 1976–1997
          ( 7 CD , 4 DVD , 1 Book ) ( Ruf Records ) ***
Albert Collins featuring Rory Gallagher, Live on Air 1983 ( Laser Media ) ***
Robert Finley, Goin’ Platinum! ( Nonesuch )
          [ 2017 Release; Produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys ]
Gary Moore, Blues and Beyond ( 4 CD ) ( Sanctuary Records )
          [ Late Guitarist of Thin Lizzy and Skid Row; Box Set ] ***
Carl Verheyen, Essential Blues ( Cranktone Entertainment )
 

Soundtracks, Cast Recordings and Television
 
Various Artists,
          Ultimate “Dirty Dancing”—Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture
               ( Imports ) [ 1987 Film ] ***
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul,
          Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of “The Greatest Showman”
               ( Atlantic ) [ 2017 Film ]
Alexandre Desplat,
          Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of “The Shape of Water”
               ( Decca ) [ 2017 Film ]

Various Artists,
          “Sunday in the Park with George”—2017 Broadway Cast Recording
               ( 2 CD ) ( Arts Music ) [ 2017 Broadway Revival ]

The Silkroad Ensemble with Yo–Yo Ma,
          “The Vietnam War”—A PBS Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick
               ( In a Circle Records ) [ 2017 TV Documentary ]
 

LP / VINYL
 
The Album Leaf, One Day I’ll Be on Time ( 2 LP ) ( Eastern Glow Recordings )
          [ from 2001; Pink & White Starburst Vinyl ] ***
Bad Books, Bad Books ( Triple Crown Records Inc ) [ from 2010 ] ***
Beastie Boys, The In Sound from Way Out! ( Capitol ) [ 1996 Compilation ] ***
Beastie Boys, To the 5 Boroughs ( 2 LP ) ( Capitol ) [ from 2004; Explicit Lyrics ] ***
Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two ( 2 LP ) ( Capitol )
          [ from 2011; Explicit Lyrics ] ***
Belle & Sebastian, How to Solve Our Human Problems Part 1 ( EP )
          ( Matador Records ) [ 2017 Compilation ] ***
Bolt Thrower, The IVth Crusade ( Earache Records ) [ from 1992 ] ***
Celldweller, Celldweller ( 2 LP ) ( FIXT ) [ from 2003 ] ***
Tom Chaplin, Twelve Tales of Christmas ( Interscope ) [ 2017 Release; from Keane ]
Deep Purple, The inFinite Live Recordings, Vol. 1 ( 3 LP ) ( earMUSIC )
EvaneScence, Synthesis ( 2 LP ) ( BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ) [ 2017 Release ]
Donald Fagen, Cheap Xmas: Donald Fagen Complete ( 7 LP ) ( Rhino / Warner Bros. )
          [ Vocalist/Keyboardist of Steely Dan; Box Set ] ***
Motion City Soundtrack, Even If It Kills Me ( 2 LP ) ( Epitaph Records )
          [ from 2007; Light ] ***
Movements, Feel Something ( Fearless Records )
          [ 2017 Release; Swamp Green & Pink Vinyl; Explicit Lyrics ]
H.E.R., H.E.R. ( 2 LP ) ( RCA ) [ 2017 Release ]
Jim James, Tribute to ( ATO Records ) [ from 2009; of My Morning Jacket ]
Jim James, Tribute to 2 ( ATO Records ) [ 2017 Release; of My Morning Jacket ]
Judas Priest, Killing Machine ( Sony Legacy ) [ from 1978 ] ***
Judas Priest, Painkiller ( Sony Legacy ) [ from 1990 ] ***
Priest, New Flesh ( Lovely Records ) [ 2017 Release ]
Primal Fear, Best of Fear ( 3 LP ) ( Vinyl Eck ) [ 2017 Compilation ] ***
Rammstein, Sehnsucht ( 2 LP ) ( Island ) [ from 1997 ] ***
Rammstein, Reise, Reise ( 2 LP ) ( Island ) [ from 2004 ] ***
Lionel Richie, Lionel Richie ( Motown ) [ from 1982 ] ***
Lionel Richie, Can’t Slow Down ( Motown Records ) [ from 1983 ] ***
Snot, Get Some ( Imports ) [ from 1997 ] ***
Spectral Voice, Eroded Corridors of Unbeing ( Dark Descent )
Sufjan Stevens, The Greatest Gift ( Asthmatic Kitty )
          [ 2017 Mixtape; Outtakes, Remixes & Demos from Carrie & Lowell (2015);
               Translucent Vinyl
] ***
Tears for Fears, Rule the World—The Greatest Hits ( 2 LP ) ( Mercury )
          [ 2017 Compilation ] ***
Robin Trower, Bridge of Sighs ( Chrysalis Records )
          [ from 1974; former Guitarist of Procol Harum ] ***
Thom Yorke, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes ( XL Recordings )
          [ from 2014; Vocalist of Radiohead ] ***

George Strait, Ocean Front Property ( MCA Nashville ) [ from 1987 ] ***

Various Artists,
          Music from the Netflix Original Series of “BoJack Horseman”
               ( Lakeshore Records ) [ 2014–2017 Netflix TV Series ]
Various Artists,
          Ultimate “Dirty Dancing”—Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture
               ( Imports ) [ 1987 Film ] ***
Henry Mancini,
          Music from the Motion Picture “Mommie Dearest”
               ( Real Gone Music ) [ 1981 Film; Limited Edition ] ***
Various Artists,
          Soundtrack of “Sleepless in Seattle”
               ( Real Gone Music ) [ 1993 Film; Limited Edition ] ***

Luther Allison, A Legend Never Dies—Essential Recordings 1976–1997
          ( 10 LP , 4 DVD , 1 Book ) ( Ruf Records ) ***
Robert Finley, Goin’ Platinum! ( Nonesuch )
          [ 2017 Release; Produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys ]
Gary Moore, Blues and Beyond ( 4 LP ) ( Sanctuary Records )
          [ Late Guitarist of Thin Lizzy and Skid Row; Box Set ] ***

Julie Fowlis, Alterum ( Machair Records ) [ 2017 Release ]

Jóhann Jóhannsson, IBM 1401—A User’s Manual ( 2 LP ) ( 4AD )
          [ from 2006 ] ***
Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno, Finding Shore ( Dead Oceans ) [ Blue Vinyl ]
Visible Cloaks, Lex ( EP ) ( RVNG International ) [ 2017 Release ]
Various Artists,
          The Rise of the Synths—The Official Companion Album
               ( 2 LP ) ( Lakeshore Records ) ***

Beastie Boys, The In Sound from Way Out! ( Capitol ) [ 1996 Compilation ] ***
Beastie Boys, To the 5 Boroughs ( 2 LP ) ( Capitol ) [ from 2004; Explicit Lyrics ] ***
Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two ( 2 LP ) ( Capitol )
          [ from 2011; Explicit Lyrics ] ***
Apollo Brown & Planet Asia, Anchovies ( Mello Music ) [ 2017 Release ]
Open Mike Eagle, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream ( Mello Music ) [ 2017 Release ]
Wiki, No Mountains in Manhattan ( XL Recordings ) [ 2017 Release ]
 

Oldies
 
Atomic Rooster,
          Sleeping for Years—The Studio Recordings 1970–1974
               ( 4 CD ) ( Imports ) ***
Various Artists, Absolute 80s Unwind ( 3 CD ) ( Imports ) ***
Various Artists, Listen People—The Graham Gouldman Songbook 1964–2005
          ( Ace Records UK ) [ Songs from the (Vast) Graham Gouldman Songbook ] ***
Various Artists,
          To the Outside of Everything—A Story of UK Post Punk 1977–1981
               ( 5 CD ) ( Cherry Red ) ***
 

Folk
 
Facing West, Footnotes ( Double J Music )
Julie Fowlis, Alterum ( Machair Records ) [ 2017 Release ]
Chris Thile, Thanks for Listening ( Nonesuch )
 

Electronic / Dance
 
DATA, Opera Electronica ( Angel Air ) [ from 1981 ] ***
Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno, Finding Shore ( Dead Oceans )
Shpongle, Codex VI ( Twisted Records ) [ 2017 Release ]
 

Rap
 
Apollo Brown & Planet Asia, Anchovies ( Mello Music ) [ 2017 Release ]
Wiki, No Mountains in Manhattan ( XL Recordings ) [ 2017 Release ]
 

*** From the vaults


Updated November 18, 2017