New Releases for December 16, 2022
CDs + Vinyl:
The Allman Brothers Band – Syria Mosque: Pittsburgh, PA January 17, 1971 2xCD (Allman Brothers Band)
Live recording from 1971 featuring the original Allman Brothers Band.
Cheap Trick – Live At The Whiskey 1977 4xCD (Real Gone Music)
In June 1977, Cheap Trick was in Los Angeles to record their second album, In Color. To get the band in shape for the record, they booked five gigs at the Whisky A Go Go the weekend of June 3. The result: a series of fire-breathing shows that you can still hear reverberating on the Sunset Strip to this day. All of this would be mere legend, witnessed by only a couple of hundred Cheap Trick fans each night, but for the fact that the tapes were rolling courtesy of the Record Plant’s Mobile Unit One for four out of the five shows.
Circa Survive – Two Dreams CD (Rise)
Two Dreams is the seventh full-length record from Philadelphia’s Circa Survive. The album is a project of dual realities in both theory and practice. The 12-track release comprises two individual six-song EPs, titled A Dream About Love and A Dream About Death. [Two vinyl colorways – including an indie store exclusive version – are due January 13.]
Sigur Rós – () [Reissue/2002] CD/2xLP (Krunk)
Sigur Rós’s third album, and for many the most quintessentially “Sigur Rós” record, celebrates its 20th anniversary. The album has been remastered by legendary mastering engineer Ted Jenson at Sterling Sound, who also mastered every Sigur Rós album from Takk onwards. [An indie store exclusive pressing is available.]
Frank Zappa – Waka/Wazoo 4xCD+Blu-ray (Zappa Records)
In 1972, Frank Zappa experimented with an “electric orchestra” concept which resulted in two albums: Waka/Jawaka and The Grand Wazoo. Celebrating the 50th-anniversary of this endeavor, Waka/Wazoo documents the recording sessions with outtakes and oddities on four CDs. Also included is a December 1972 live show from Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco and unreleased George Duke demos. A Blu-ray Audio disc features both albums with Dolby Atmos & 5.1 mixes + 96/24 hi-res stereo masters. [Stand-alone vinyl reissues of Waka/Jawaka and The Grand Wazoo are available.]
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – From Her To Eternity [Reissue/1984] LP (BMG)
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – The Firstborn Is Dead [Reissue/1985] LP (BMG)
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Kicking Against The Pricks [Reissue/1986] LP (BMG)
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Tender Prey [Reissue/1988] LP (BMG)
The first, second, third and fifth albums by Nick Cave’s post Birthday Party outfit are back in-print on vinyl.
I Prevail – True Power LP (Fearless)
Released in August on CD – now available on limited-edition multicolor vinyl. The Platinum-certified and twice Grammy-nominated Michigan powerhouse return with their third full-length, True Power.
Panda Bear – Person Pitch [Reissue/2007] 2xLP+MP3 (Domino)
On his third solo outing as Panda Bear, Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox balances blossoming melodic pop with wildly experimental sound techniques, hitting on a stunningly unique sound that’s both overwhelming and inspirational.
Primus – Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble [Reissue/2014] LP (ATO)
Primus’ Wonka-themed album, Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble, made something that was truly their own while paying homage to the cinematic classic. Gold edition LP comes in a golden foil jacket and is pressed on gold color vinyl.
Queen – News Of The World [Reissue/1977] LP (Hollywood)
Limited 180gm vinyl pressing. Queen’s sixth studio album, News Of The World, reinforced the multiplatinum success of their previous releases while also branching out into new genres. Released in 1977, it includes the massive worldwide hits, “We Will Rock You”, and “We Are The Champions”. This reissue has been sourced from the original master tapes.
Pharoah Sanders – Karma [Reissue/1969] LP (Verve)
Limited 180gm vinyl pressing in deluxe gatefold jacket. Pharoah Sanders’ third Impulse! album, 1969’s Karma, is a milestone of the spiritual jazz movement and a natural progression in the sonic exploration that Sanders, along with John and Alice Coltrane, had spearheaded over the previous five years. “The Creator Has A Master Plan” is as close as spiritual jazz comes to having its own anthem. Part of Verve’s Acoustic Sounds Series featuring transfers from analog tapes.
Various Artists – Sacred Bones Presents: Ya Ho Wha LP+MP3 (Sacred Bones)
An LP of original Ya Ho Wa 13 and Father Yod and the Spirit of ’76 (the musical projects of the iconic spiritual commune Brotherhood of the Source) music from their rich and prolific recording history. For those not familiar, Ya Ho Wa 13, formed in 1973, are regarded as one of the most extreme, groundbreaking, and influential psychedelic rock bands in history.
Frank Zappa – Waka/Jawaka [Reissue/1972] LP (Zappa Records)
Frank Zappa – The Grand Wazoo [Reissue/1972] LP (Zappa Records)
In 1972, Frank Zappa experimented with an “electric orchestra” concept which resulted in two albums: Waka/Jawaka and The Grand Wazoo.