New Releases for December 13, 2019
Tool – Dear Inoculum CD (RCA)
Expanded book edition includes five 3D lenticular cards featuring exclusive graphics, 56-page booklet with additional art and an access card to download the groundbreaking immersive visual experience, Recusant Ad Infinitum.
Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent CD (Capitol)
The debut album by Scottish singer-songwriter includes the Top 10 singles “Grace”, the UK and US #1 single “Someone You Loved” and “Hold Me While You Wait”. Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent peaked at #1 in the UK and Ireland, becoming the fastest-selling album of the year. It is an ironically titled, charismatically defining album that’s lyrically candid and a realistic snapshot of the ups and downs of growing up. Lewis’ stunningly identifiable voice, coupled with its turbulent themes of love, loss and heartache, make it a debut album that is both poignant and unequivocally relatable.
Warren Haynes – Warren Haynes Presents The Benefit Concert Vol. 16 CD+DVD//2xLP (Evil Twin)
Warren Haynes Presents The Benefit Concert Vol. 16 collects select recordings from Warren Haynes’ 2014 Christmas Jam Benefit Concert, featuring Jason Isbell, Bill Kreutzmann (of the Grateful Dead), Gov’t Mule, Hard Working Americans (Todd Snider, Neal Casal, Dave Schools & Duane Trucks), Paul Riddle (Marshall Tucker Band co-founder), Jack Pearson (Allman Bros.), Oteil Burbridge (Allman Bros., Dead & Co.), Jackie Greene, and American Idol winner Caleb Johnson, plus members of JRAD, Disco Biscuits and Tea Leaf Green. [Stand-alone Blu-ray edition also available.]
Eminem – The Slim Shady LP: Expanded Edition [Reissue/1999] 2xCD/3xLP (Aftermath)
Digitally remastered and expanded 20th Anniversary edition of the second studio album and the major-label debut by the rapper. Includes bonus tracks, rarities, a capellas, freestyles, and instrumentals.
Earl Klugh – Wishful Thinking [Reissue/1984] CD (Blue Note)
CD reissue of Earl Klugh’s tenth studio album. Wishful Thinking features the wide variety of musical styles Klugh is comfortable playing and composing – blues, soul-jazz, smooth jazz, reggae tinged rhythms, classical – augmented by orchestrated arrangements. Saxophonist David Sanborn guests on “The Only One For Me”.
Lil’ Kim – 9 CD (E1)
The rapper/singer/actress/fashion icon’s first album in over 15 years includes features from Rick Ross, Musiq Soulchild, Rich The Kid, City Girls, and O.T. Genasis.
Lizzo – Cuz I Love You [Super Deluxe Edition] CD (Atlantic)
This edition includes a new version of “Good As Hell” featuring Arianna Grande. Cuz I Love You is the third studio album and debut major label LP by American rapper and singer Lizzo. The album features guest appearances from Missy Elliott and Gucci Mane.
Blake Shelton – Fully Loaded: God’s Country CD (Warner Nashville)
Features four new songs – including Blake’s #1 hit, “God’s Country” – along with nine of his previous hits.
Stone Sour – Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno CD/2xLP (Cooking Vinyl)
New live album from the Grammy-nominated hard rock band fronted by Slipknot’s Corey Taylor.
Harry Styles – Fine Line CD/2xLP (Sony)
Sophomore solo album from the British artist best known for his work with boyband One Direction. Includes the singles “Lights Up” and “Watermelon Sugar”.
Avett Brothers – Closer Than Together 2xLP (Republic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. New release from The Avett Brothers, their tenth studio album overall and the fifth produced by Rick Rubin on his American Recordings label. Says Seth Avett: “We didn’t make a record that was meant to comment on the sociopolitical landscape that we live in. We did, however, make an album that is obviously informed by what is happening now on a grander scale all around us… because we are a part of it and it is a part of us. Closer Than Together is a record of obvious American origin – a creation that fittingly could only come about through hard work, measured freedom, awe-inspiring landscapes, and perfectly flawed individualism.”
Jimi Hendrix – Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts 8xLP (Sony Legacy)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Live archive release. Songs For Groovy Children assembles all four historic debut concerts by Jimi Hendrix’s newly assembled Band Of Gypsys at New York’s Fillmore East on New Year’s Eve 1969 and New Year’s Day 1970. Presented in their original performance sequence and encompassing 43 tracks, the set boasts over two dozen tracks that have either never been released commercially. Newly mixed and restored in sequence without edits, fans can finally hear Hendrix, Cox and Miles blast through their genre-defying sets.