New Release Round-Up 09-29-17
Pearl Jam - Let's Play Two - Republic
With Chicago being a hometown to Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam forged a relationship with the city, the Chicago Cubs & Wrigley Field that is unparalleled in the world of sports & music. Let's Play Two shuffles through Pearl Jam's ever-growing catalog spanning the band's 25-year career. Through the eyes of Danny Clinch and the voice of Pearl Jam, the film showcases the special relationship. Republic Records are releasing the soundtrack in conjunction with the film's theatrical release.
Michael Jackson - Scream - Sony Legacy
Michael Jackson's Scream is the perfect collection of 13 all-time electrifying dance classics and fan favorites from The King of Pop on one album, including "Ghosts," "Thriller," "Dirty Diana" and more. The album also includes a brand-new bonus track: the five-song mash-up "Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous (The White Panda Mash-Up)." Fans can unlock an immersive Scream augmented reality experience with their mobile device and the collectible poster in this package!
Wolf Alice - Visions Of A Life - RCA Records
"'If we had an inkling of an idea, even if it seemed a bit silly, we’d try it out and see what happened,' Ellie Rowsell said earlier this year about the making of Wolf Alice’s second album, Visions Of A Life. Spoiler alert: what happened was the London band making a record so bold, brave and jaw-droppingly advanced it should sound out a secret 'album of the year' message when played backwards...With Visions Of A Life Wolf Alice are removing any doubt about their status in the UK music scene. Best band in Britain? 100 per cent." - NME
Demi Lovato - Tell Me You Love Me - Island
Demi Lovato returns with new album Tell Me You Love Me featuring worldwide smash "Sorry Not Sorry," which has surpassed 100 million global audio streams. She joins forces with hitmakers Oak (Alessia Cara, Kehlani), DJ Mustard (Rihanna, Tinashe), Sean Douglas (Dua Lipa, Fifth Harmony) and more. The album is a follow up to RIAA gold-certified album Confident, which was Grammy-nominated for Best Pop Album. She's one of the biggest names on social media, with a combined following of over 150 million.
Lucinda Williams - This Sweet Old World - Highway 20 Records
In a rare instance of an artist taking a full-length reconsideration of an earlier work, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams will release This Sweet Old World – a complete re-recording of her 1992 album Sweet Old World – via Highway 20/Thirty Tigers on Sept. 29. Produced by Williams and Tom Overby, This Sweet Old World — recorded to mark the 25th anniversary of the original album’s release by Chameleon/Elektra — features all-new renditions of the ’92 set’s 12 songs, some of which have been dramatically rearranged and rewritten.
Shania Twain - Now - Mercury Nashville
Now is the first studio album for Shania Twain in nearly 15 years. The new album offered as both a 16-track deluxe and a 12-track standard album, both feature Shania's current single, "Life's About To Get Good," playing on country radio now. All songs on Now were written solely by Shania, who also served as co-producer on the project. Shania worked with four producers across the 16 tracks including Matthew Koma, Ron Aniello (Bruce Springsteen, Gavin DeGraw), Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes) and Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Norah Jones). Shania is a five-time GRAMMY Award-winner and the reigning Queen of Country Pop. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide and U.S. sales topping 34.5 million, Shania remains the top-selling female country artist of all time.
David Crosby - Sky Trails - BMG
Sky Trails, David Crosby's third album of original material in four years, continues the fearless folk rock legend’s unexpected late-period resurgence. In his eighth decade, Crosby is not only surviving, but thriving personally and creatively. Out September 29th on BMG, Sky Trails features a full band sound that takes Crosby in a new musical direction as the set tilts toward jazz. "It’s a natural thing for me," says Crosby, who joyously embraced the challenge of the shifting song structures. "I’ve always felt more comfortable there. There’s complexity, intricacy and subtleties in the music. I like that stuff."
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.