New Release Round-Up 10-30-20
Sam Smith - Love Goes -†Capitol
Sam Smith continues their all-conquering journey to super stardom as they release their third album ĎLove Goesí. This follows an incredible run of global smashes including ĎDancing with a Strangerí, with Normani which has amassed over 13 million copies and over 2.5 billion streams, became the #1 airplay in the US & UK and has achieved platinum status in 15 countries. ĎHow Do You Sleep?í and the accompanying game-changing video has already reached sales of over 8 million and remained in the Spotify Global Top 20 after 4 months. 2018 also saw Smith release their global hit with Calvin Harris ĎPromisesí which the pair performed at the BRIT Awards; Sam reached 13 million YouTube subscribers Ė one of only 8 UK artists to achieve this accolade Ė and they ended 2019 peaking at 8 on the Global Spotify monthly listeners chart. They have over 10 billion total streams on Spotify alone, with 2 singles (Too Good At Goodbyes and Stay With Me) being one of only 100 tracks to ever achieve over 1bn total streams on Spotify. During their career Sam has sold over 28 million albums worldwide and notched up seven UK No. 1 records to date including ĎWritingís On The Wallí Ė the first Bond theme to reach the position, gaining them a Guinness World Record. In addition, Sam has also received four Grammy Awards, three BRITs and an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song (Writingís On The Wall).
U2 - All That You Canít Leave Behind: 20th Anniversary -†Interscope Records
Limited 11 vinyl LP set. Includes fully remastered studio album plus 20 page booklet. 9 track b-sides, out-takes and alternate versions. Elevation Live From Boston 19 track set. 5 x 12" featuring 11 remix singles including 4 previously unreleased. 32 page hardback book by long-time U2 collaborator Anton Corbijn featuring previously unseen photos. Double-sided poster. Digitally remastered 20th Anniversary edition. The forever-evolving U2 looked back to their anthemic, passionate '80s classics on their 10th studio album, even as they took what they'd learned in the '90s and had maximum fun with studio production (aided ably here by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois). It didn't hurt that Bono and co. Had their best batch of songs in years at the ready; all this combined to catapult All That You Canít Leave Behind to #1 in 32 countries.
Also available: CD, Deluxe 2CD, 2LP and Limited Edition 5CD Super Deluxe Box Set
Busta Rhymes - Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath Of God -†Conglomerate Ent
The first album in eight years from hip-hop icon Busta Rhymes. The album is a sequel to his 1998 album E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front. Includes the single "The Don and The Boss", a collaboration with dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel.
Jeremiah Johnson - Unemployed Highly Annoyed -†Ruf Records
Jeremiah Johnson blends the sounds of the south, with Mississippi River blues and a touch of country flair. Emotionally charged roots rock, powered by the common man's passion for life and all the struggles in-between. Songs with meaning, a powerfully persuasive voice and master class musicianship.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Ariana Grande - Positions
Elvis Costello - Hey Clockface
Mr. Bungle - The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo
Hamilton Leithauser - Live! at Cafť Carlyle
Record Store Day Presents Decibel Completely Extreme Volume One
I Prevail - Post Traumatic
John Petrucci - Terminal Velocity
Cam - The Otherside
Trippie Redd - Pegasus
Troye Sivan - In A Dream EP
Black Stone Cherry - The Human Condition
Nils Frahm - Empty
GWAR - Scumdogs Of The Universe: 30th Anniversary
The Crow (Original Soundtrack) [Rocktober 2020 LP]
Yes - The Royal Affair Tour (Live in Las Vegas)
Bob Mould - Distortion: 1989-2019
Bob Mould - Distortion: 1989-1995
The Heshoo Beshoo Group - Armitage Road
Ron Dante - Ron Dante's Funhouse
& More .....
Heather Trost - Petrichor -†Third Man Vinyl LLC
Itís hard to not get jaded about music itself when one deals with the ins and outs on a daily basis of what remains of the music industry. And then, well, you know how it is--when presented with music thatís actually fresh and unique, or simply fucking good, not only are we reunited with the reason we all are grinding away here, but itís very difficult to not resort to superlatives. So we will do our best to stick to the facts here. But just do yourself a huge favor, and let this album wash over you, right now.†Third Man Records is chuffed to present to you the New Mexico-based artist Heather Trostís second or third solo full-length. Petrichor†is fresh, unique, and really fucking good. Sonically, this modern psychedelic pop music is as experimental as it is accessible. Petrichor was recorded between 2018 and 2019 by Heather Trost and her husband Jeremy Barnes (Neutral Milk Hotel) at their home studio. The two are community activists, urban gardeners, and full-time musicians.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Return To Greendale -†Reprise
Return To Greendale is the next installment in Neil Youngís Performance Series (#16) and features a concert (audio & on film) from the historic and unique 2003 tour supporting the release of the Neil Young with Crazy Horse album†Greendale.†On the 2003 tour, Neil Young and Crazy Horse were joined on stage by a large cast of singers and actors to perform the story Neil Young wrote about the small town of Greendale and how a dramatic event affects the people living there. The ten songs from the powerful original album are performed in sequence, with the cast speaking the sung words - adding to the intensity of the performance.†The live album†Return to Greendale†is released on 11/6/20 in several formats: Double vinyl, a 2 CD set, and a limited-edition deluxe box set that includes a Blu-ray of the full concert, a DVD of†Inside Greendale†(the making of the album documentary), 2 LPs and 2 CDs.†The film of the ambitious live show captures the vibrancy of Neil Young and Crazy Horse on stage in a unique multi-media experience. It seamlessly blends together the live performance, the actors portraying each song, with the story occasionally enhanced by scenes from the†Greendale†-†The Movie.†Both the live concert film and the†Inside Greendale†documentary are directed by Bernard Shakey and produced by L. A. Johnson.
Paul McCartney And The Frog Chorus - We All Stand Together -†Capitol
To celebrate the 100th†anniversary of Rupert the Bear, MPL has restored and remastered in 4K†the BAFTA winning†Rupert and the Frog Song†a 1984 short animated film, directed by Geoff Dunbar. To accompany the film a reimagined picture disc for 'We All Stand Together' is also set to be released. †The track hit #3 on the UK Singles chart and then charted again a year later in 1985.† The 7" shaped picture disc with the iconic image of Rupert The Bear and Paul McCartney is packaged in a die cut sleeve to highlight the shaped vinyl and includes an†exclusive†folded†poster in the sleeve†and outer mailer.