New Release Round-Up 11-06-15
THE BEATLES - 1 - Capitol
The Beatles' 1 was originally released in 2000 and quickly became the fastest selling album of all time. Featuring 27 of the band's most significant singles, all of which reached #1 in the US or UK charts, this brand new CD/BluRay edition features all 27 tracks on CD and all 27 promo videos on BluRay. All the videos have been beautifully restored up to 4K resolution by a team of film and video technicians and restoration artists who have undertaken painstaking frame-by-frame cleaning, colour-grading, digital enhancement and new edits that took months of dedicated, 'round-the-clock work to accomplish. This stunning BluRay also includes exclusive audio commentary and filmed introductions by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr respectively, and also features fantastic new stereo and 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS HD surround audio mixes by Giles Martin and Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios.
BOB DYLAN - The Best Of The Cutting Edge 1965 - 1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Sony Legacy
Between 1965 and 1966 Bob Dylan recorded three albums that many believe changed the course of modern music: Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde. The Cutting Edge 1965 - 1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 takes you inside the studio during the recording of those three albums. With a staggering wealth of unreleased songs, outtakes, rehearsals and alternate versions - The Cutting Edge provides a unique insight into a legendary icon's creative process. The release is available as the complete 6-CD Deluxe Edition or the condensed 2-CD and Vinyl editions. Also don't forget that for those of you who pick up your copy early we have a Free Iconic Portrait Lithograph.
ELLIE GOULDING - Delirium - Interscope
Ellie Goulding is catching up with herself. No longer running to stand still (well, not all the time, away), she has arrived at a point in her career, in her life, where the songs she is writing bear witness to the place she is in now, after five tumultuous years of professional and personal transformation. Ellie s bold and brilliant new album, Delirium, represents an almighty step change, shaping a new narrative for the next stage in this remarkable singer's journey.
BILLY GIBBONS AND THE BFG'S - Perfectamundo - Concord Records
Perfectamundo, the debut solo album from ZZ Top guitarist/vocalist Billy Gibbons, is a blend of blues, jazz, Latin and rock sensibilities, as Gibbons explores songs with a new backing band, The BFG's, who are a handpicked group of musicians selected for this unique outing. The album itself was inspired by Billy's early influence of Cuban jazz and studying Latin percussion with Tito Puente in New York at an early age. "My dad sent me up to New York to study Latin percussion with Tito Puente. I learned maracas, timbales, clavas, bongos...you name it," Gibbons says. "And having lived in Mexico a couple years, I know just enough Spanish to get me in trouble." As the title may suggest, the album takes on a bit of an Afro-Cuban flavor that may come as a surprise to some Gibbons fans and followers. The album originated with Gibbons' invitation to perform at the 2014 Havana Jazz Festival. While he was unable to make it to Cuba, Billy did commence exploring the potential for an Afro-Cuban inflected album project at his Houston studio. The musical genius of Billy Gibbons is to be heard on his first ever solo album, refreshingly unexpected but most predictably..Perfectamundo. ¡Escuchemos!
SAM SMITH - In The Lonely Hour: Drowning Shadows Edition - Capitol
On the heels of winning four GRAMMY awards in 2015, Sam Smith releases In The Lonely Hour: Drowning Shadows Edition. This release includes new music, covers, live performances and collaborations along with all the songs from the deluxe edition.
SARA BAREILLES - What's Inside: Songs From Waitress - Epic
Reuniting with Kaleidoscope Heart producer Neal Avron, this album was recorded in New York and Los Angeles and is the much-anticipated follow-up to highly-acclaimed Grammy-nominated album, The Blessed Unrest. What's Inside: Songs From Waitress, features songs from the upcoming Broadway musical Waitress, for which Sara Bareilles wrote both music and lyrics. The musical, opening at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre in April 2016, had a recent run at The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA.
TIM McGRAW - Damn Country Music - Dine Alone
To Tim McGraw, the album’s title track is reflective of the entire record’s tone and his musical journey thus far. “When I recorded Damn Country Music, it was one of those electric moments. It speaks to a passion and being at a crossroads in your life when you make that decision to pursue it knowing you might pay a heavy price,” says McGraw.