No April Fools Prank – New Music

ImageNEW STUFF (CDs / vinyl)

The Bamboos (funk-soul band from Melbourne, Australia, featuring vocalist Kylie Auldist) – “Fever in the Road” (Hear hereRead hereMP3) (Nettwerk)

S. Carey (Bon Iver drummer/backup vocalist) – “Range of Light” (first single: “Crown the Pines”Hear here;VinylMP3) (Jagjaguwar)

Chiodos – “Devil” (producer: David Bottrill; Hear hereMP3) (drk/lght records / Razor & Tie)

Cloud Nothings (Cleveland indie-rock band) – “Here & Nowhere Else” (producer: John Congleton; first single: “I’m Not Part of Me”; Hear hereVinylMP3) (Carpark / Mom+Pop)

The Robert Cray Band – “In My Soul” (producer: Steve Jordan; Hear hereVinylMP3) (Mascot / Provogue)

The Charlie Daniels Band – “Off the Grid — Doin’ It Dylan” (his first album since 2007; producers: Daniels, Casey Wood; Hear/read here) (Blue Hat)

Kaiser Chiefs – “Education, Education, Education & War” (producer: Ben H. Allen III; Hear hereVinyl;MP3) (Fiction / Universal)

Manchester Orchestra – “Cope” (producers: Manchester Orchestra, Dan Hannon; first single: “Top Notch”;Hear here; VinylMP3MP3 Deluxe Edition) (Loma Vista Recordings / Favorite Gentlemen Recordings)

Nickel Creek – “A Dotted Line” (their first album since 2007; producer: Eric Valentine; Hear hereReadhereMP3) (Nonesuch)

Mike Oldfield – “Man on the Rocks” (producers: Oldfield, Stephen Lipson; Hear hereRead hereMP3) (Virgin)

RAC – “Strangers” (guests: Tegan and Sara, Penguin Prison, Body Language, Tokyo Police Club, St. Lucia, etc.; Hear hereVinylMP3) (Cherrytree / Interscope)

Leon Russell – “Life Journey” (producer: Tommy LiPuma; Hear hereMP3) (Leon Russell / UMe)

The Used – “Imaginary Enemy” (Hear hereVinylMP3) (Hopeless)

Various artists – “Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne” (two CDs; contributors: Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Don Henley, Indigo Girls, Ben Harper, Joan Osborne, Lyle Lovett, Karla Bonoff, Lucinda Williams, Sara Watkins, etc.; Read hereMP3) (Music Road)

Various artists – “This Is Your Life” (covers of Ronnie James Dio songs by Anthrax, Halestorm, Rob Halford, Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Corey Taylor, Tenacious D, etc.; benefits the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund; producer: Wendy Dio; MP3 )(Rhino)

REISSUES (CDs / vinyl)

Doris Day – “Sings Her Great Movie Hits” (24 tracks) (Real Gone Music) — Love this! 

Deep Purple – “Live in California 74” (performed before 200,000 people as the headliner of the Cal Jam Festival; the band lineup included Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord and Ian Paice; See hereMP3) (Eagle Rock)

The “5” Royales – “Soul & Swagger: The Complete ‘5’ Royales 1951-1967 [Box set]” (five CDs, 141 songs) (RockBeat)

Grateful Dead – “Dick’s Picks Vol. 19 10/19/73 Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City, OK”(three CDs, 23 tracks) (Real Gone Music)

Eddie Kendricks – “Love Keys” (1981 album; remastered) (Real Gone Music)

Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles – “The Complete Atlantic Sides” (two CDs, 39 tracks)(Real Gone Music)

Cyndi Lauper – “She’s So Unusual: A 30th Anniversary Celebration” (1983 album; remastered, with a second disc of demos, rehearsals, mixes and non-LP B-sides; Single CD, with three bonus tracks; MP3) (Epic / Legacy)

Vicki Lawrence – “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia: The Complete Bell Recordings” (25 songs) (Real Gone Music)

Ohio Players – “Love Rollercoaster: Anthology 1967-1988” (20 songs; MP3) (Cleopatra)

The Alan Parsons Project – “The Complete Albums Collection [Box set]” (all 10 APP albums, plus the unreleased instrumental album “Sicilian Defence”) (Arista / Legacy)

More Releases for the Week of April 1, 2014


Roy Acuff – “The Essential Roy Acuff [MP3]” (40 songs) (Columbia / Legacy)

Lynn Anderson – “The Essential Lynn Anderson [MP3]” (40 songs) (Columbia Nashville / Legacy)

Jackson Browne – “The Very Best of Jackson Browne [MP3]” (2004 compilation; 32 songs) (Rhino / Elektra)

Freddy Cannon – “Boom Boom Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Best of Freddy Cannon [MP3]” (2009 compilation; 24 tracks) (Shout! Factory)

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