New Release Round-Up 11-10-17
Taylor Swift - reputation - Big Machine Records
Taylor Swift releases her highly-anticipated sixth studio album, reputation. The album features the singles "Look What You Made Me Do," "...Ready For It?," and "Gorgeous".
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Live At Red Rocks - Stax
On August 21st, 2016, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats marked the one-year anniversary of their debut album with a triumphant, sold-out homecoming show at Colorado's legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Denver-based band's first headlining performance at the revered venue. Honed by the extensive touring that took them around the world and back during the preceding twelve months, the mighty rock and soul band tore through a tight set packed with favorites such as "I Need Never Get Old," "Look It Here," "Shake," "Howling at Nothing" and "Wasting Time." The night culminated with their special guests, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, joining the guys for a swampy, powerful "S.O.B." before finishing with Sam Cooke's classic "Having a Party," as the second line paraded with band in tow right out of the theater.
Walk The Moon - What If Nothing - RCA
Walk The Moon release their third album, What If Nothing. The album features the singles "One Foot," "Headphones," and "Surrender."
Seal - Standards - Republic
Over the course of his astounding career, acclaimed singer-songwriter Seal has sold over 50 million albums globally. Now this iconic voice is tackling timeless songs with a collection of stunning versions of standards. Standards includes hit tracks “Luck Be A Lady” and “It Was A Very Good Year.”
Angel Olsen - Phases - Jagjaguwar
How do you best describe Angel Olsen? From the lo-fi, sparse folk-melancholy of her 2010 EP, Strange Cacti, to the electrified, polished rock 'n' roll bursting from 2016's beloved and acclaimed My Woman, Olsen has refused to succumb to a single genre, expectation, or vision. Impossible to pin down, Olsen navigates the world with her remarkable, symphonic voice and a propensity for narrative, her music growing into whatever shape best fits to tell the story. Phases is a collection of Olsen's work culled from the past several years, including a number of never-before-released tracks. "Fly On Your Wall," previously contributed to the Bandcamp-only, anti-Trump fundraiser "Our First 100 Days," opens Phases, before seamlessly slipping into "Special," a brand new song from the MY WOMAN recording sessions. Both "How Many Disasters" and "Sans" are first-time listens: home-recorded demos that have never been released, leaning heavily on Olsen's arresting croon and lonesome guitar. The B-sides compilation is both a testament to Olsen's enormous musical range and a tidy compilation of tracks that have previously been elusive in one way or another. Balancing tenacity and tenderness, Phases acts as a deep-dive for longtime fans, as well as a fitting introduction to Olsen's sprawling sonics for the uninitiated.
Mickey Hart - RAMU - Verve
Legendary Grateful Dead drummer, solo artist and world music aficionado Mickey Hart releases his 14th solo album - RAMU - on Verve Forecast. RAMU was co-produced by Michal Menert, formerly of Pretty Lights, and features Avey Tare from Animal Collective, Tank from Tank and the Bangas as guest vocalists. In addition to their contributions, RAMU features the incredible Zakir Hussain on tabla, bassist Oteil Burbridge, talking drum master Sikiru Adepoju, guitarist Steve Kimock, multi-instrumentalist Charles Lloyd, and Jason Hann of String Cheese Incident. Recordings of the late Jerry Garcia, the late Babatunde Olatunji, and unreleased field recordings by Alan Lomax also appear on the album.
Metallica - Master Of Puppets: Remastered [Expanded Edition 3CD] - Blackened Recordings
Master of Puppets was originally released on March 3rd, 1986, on Elektra Records and went on to become the first Metallica album to be certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album has been certified 6x Platinum in the United States and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. In 2016, the album became the first metal album to be added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, an honor granted to works deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The Expanded Edition includes previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews, live tracks, and a 28-page booklet.
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People: 25th Anniversary Edition - Craft Recordings
Widely considered to be one of the best albums of the '90s, 1992's Automatic For The People features R.E.M.'s iconic hit singles "Nightswimming," "Man on the Moon," and "Everybody Hurts." Commemorating the album's 25th Anniversary, this 2-CD edition features the full album remastered from the original analog tapes. Housed in a clamshell box, this edition features new liner notes by Tom Doyle, who conducted new interviews with all 4 band members. Also included is a full live set, Live At The 40 Watt Club 11/19/92. Performed in R.E.M.'s hometown of Athens, GA, it was the band's only live show that year. Includes a fold out poster and postcard series, featuring photography by Anton Corbijn. Other 25th Anniversary formats available include a Deluxe Edition Boxset (3CD+Blu-ray) and an 180-gram LP.
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.