New Release Round-Up 12-01-17
U2 - Songs of Experience - Interscope Records
U2, the biggest name in rock music, is back with their highly anticipated 14th studio album Songs of Experience. A collection of 13 songs in the form of intimate letters to places and people including family, friends and fans, featuring tracks "The Blackout” and first single "You’re The Best Thing About Me."
Neil Young & Promise Of The Real - The Visitor - Reprise
Neil Young reteams with Promise Of The Real for a new album titled The Visitor, their second studio LP together following 2015's The Monsanto Years. The album comes just three months after Young released Hitchhiker, his long-lost LP of acoustic songs recorded over one night in August 1976. Young and Promise of the Real also shared the album's first single "Already Great," a rumbling, tongue-in-cheek response to Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan.
Chris Stapleton - From A Room: Volume 2 - Mercury Nashville
Chris Stapleton's From A Room: Volume 2 takes its name from Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A (the capital “A” in “From A Room”) where it was recorded over the last year with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb. Along with Stapleton on vocals and guitar and Cobb on acoustic guitar, the album features Morgane Stapleton on harmony vocals as well as longtime band-members J.T. Cure on bass and Derek Mixon on drums. In addition to seven songs co-written by Stapleton, the album features versions of Kevin Welch’s “Millionaire” and the Homer Banks/Lester Snell-penned song made famous by Pops Staples, “Friendship”. Volume 2 follows the release of From A Room: Volume 1, which debuted earlier this year at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and, with its RIAA Gold certification, remains the #1 best-selling country album of 2017.
Van Morrison - Versatile - Sony Legacy
Across Versatile's sixteen tracks, Van Morrison interprets some of the very building blocks of modern music in his own utterly unique style, such as songs originally made famous by the likes of Chet Baker, Sinatra, the Righteous Brothers, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole. Versatile also features six stunning new Van compositions, including "Broken Record." a timeless piece of late-night swing.
The Rolling Stones - On Air - UME
On Air is a collection of rarely heard radio recordings from The Rolling Stones' formative years. The songs, including eight tracks the band never released commercially, were originally broadcast on UK shows such as Saturday Club and Top Gear between 1963 and 1965. The tapes have gone through the “audio source separation” process, making tracks like "Come On," "(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction," and many more sound better than before. The vinyl release features 32 classic tracks on two 180G LPs!
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.