New Releases for September 3, 2021
CDs + Vinyl:
My Morning Jacket – Live 2015 3xLP (ATO)
A limited color vinyl pressing. Widely considered one of the greatest live bands of their generation, My Morning Jacket has emerged as one of the most vital and reliably thrilling forces in American rock and roll. On Live 2015, their first live album in 15 years, MMJ showcase 16 hand-picked, explosive live performances recorded over the course of 2015’s The Waterfall Tour.
Iron Maiden – Sensjutsu 2xCD/3xLP/2xCD+Blu-ray (BMG)
Iron Maiden’s 17th studio album, Senjutsu, was recorded in Paris with longstanding producer Kevin Shirley and co-produced by Steve Harris. For Senjutsu – loosely translated as ‘tactics & strategy’, the band once again enlisted the services of Mark Wilkinson to create the spectacular samurai themed cover artwork, based on an idea by Harris. Harris says, “We chose to record at Guillaume Tell Studio in France again as the place has such a relaxed vibe. The setup there is perfect for our needs; the building used to be a cinema and has a high ceiling so there’s a great acoustic sound. We recorded this album in the same way we did The Book Of Souls in that we’d write a song, rehearse it and then put it down together straight away while it was all fresh in our minds. There’s some very complex songs on this album which took a lot of hard work to get them exactly as we wanted them to sound, so the process was at times very challenging, but Kevin is great at capturing the essence of the band and I think it was worth the effort.”
Liz Cooper – Hot Sass CD/2xLP (Sleepyhead) (SIGNED CDs and VINYL available!)
Liz Cooper’s sophomore album Hot Sass marks multiple departures – from her 9-year home of Nashville, from her band addendum of The Stampede, and from the genre-based expectations she’s accumulated throughout her career. With these 12 new songs, Cooper comes into her own – both musically and as a person – embracing a newfound sense of independence, honesty, maturity and creativity. Hot Sass also features Cooper’s longtime bandmates and collaborators Joe Bisirri (bass), Ryan Usher (drums, percussion) and Michael Libramento (guitar, synthesizer). While in Lexington for the Railbird Festival, Liz visited CD Central and signed all our copies of the new album!
Lauren Alaina – Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World CD (Mercury Nashville)
Lauren Alaina releases her third studio album. The 15 tracks include the Top 40 Country hit “Getting Over Him”, which features Jon Pardi and her signature powerhouse vocals, as well as “Run” which addresses the rat race of life.
Chris Carter – Electronic Ambient Remixes One [Reissue/2000] CD/2xLP (Mute)
Chris Carter – Electronic Ambient Remixes Three [Reissue/2001] CD/2xLP (Mute)
As a founding member of Throbbing Gristle alongside Cosey Fanni Tutti, Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Chris Carter (aka CTI) has had a significant role in the development of electronic music – a journey which has continued through his releases as one half of Chris & Cosey, Carter Tutti and a third of Carter Tutti Void, as well as with his own solo and collaborative releases. [Limited-edition color vinyl pressings are available.]
Chubby and The Gang – The Mutt’s Nuts CD (Partisan)
Made up of musicians from across the consistently thriving and criminally overlooked UK hardcore scene (ft. The Chisel, Big Cheese and more), Chubby and The Gang marinate its characteristic speed and sick-of-it-all energy in a mixture of ‘50s pop sounds. The result is a prickly take on the older, more melodic genres that punk derives from, chewing them up and spitting them out into something mangled but revitalized.
David Ferguson – Nashville No More CD/LP (Fat Possum)
With a music career spanning more than 40 years, David Ferguson has engineered landmark albums for Johnny Cash, opened a recording studio with John Prine, and shared a Grammy win with Sturgill Simpson. Now the Nashville native has become a compelling recording artist in his own right with Nashville No More. The self-produced project gathers an exceptional cast of friends from the city’s Americana and bluegrass community, while the track listing is simply a reflection of songs he likes.
Rory Gallagher – Rory Gallagher [Reissue/1971] 2xCD/3xLP/4xCD+DVD (UMe)
50th Anniversary edition featuring a brand-new mix of the original album plus 18 unreleased alternate take/live bonus tracks. After the demise of Taste, Rory Gallagher forged ahead, choosing to go solo and seeking a suitable new rhythm section. He initially rehearsed with former Jimi Hendrix Experience rhythm section Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell, but eventually recruited two more Belfast natives, bassist Gerry McAvoy and drummer Wilgar Campbell, to complete his durable, new-look power trio. Prolific from the off, the newly established unit were in the studio recording Gallagher’s first studio album within weeks of their initial rehearsals.
Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers – Ramble In Music City: The Lost Concert (1990) CD/2xLP (Nonesuch)
After fifteen years of touring with the beloved Hot Band, Emmylou Harris formed The Nash Ramblers, a new acoustic all-star group, in 1990, featuring Sam Bush (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Roy Huskey Jr. (bass), Larry Atamanuik (drums), Al Perkins (dobro, banjo, vocals), and Jon Randall Stewart (acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals). The band played on the road for several months before making their Nashville debut at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) on September 28, 1990. That concert was recorded and shelved, while another live run at the Ryman Auditorium the following spring was released as At The Ryman to great acclaim, winning a Grammy and spurring public interest in saving the beloved music hall.
Imagine Dragons – Mercury – Act 1 CD/LP/Cassette (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
Mercury – Act 1 is the fifth studio album from Grammy Award-winning Imagine Dragons, the best-selling rock band of the last decade. Executive produced by Rick Rubin, the follow-up to 2018’s Origins features the singles “Wrecked”, “Follow You” and “Cutthroat”, and explores themes of love, faith, pain, passion and loss.
Lady Gaga – Born This Way (Tenth Anniversary Edition) 2xCD/2xCassette (Interscope)
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Lady Gaga’s iconic album Born This Way, this Tenth Annivesary Edition adds six new versions of songs reimagined by artists representing and advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community. [Vinyl edition due December 10.]
Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert CD/2xLP (Age 101)
Over the course of her lush, expansive, defiantly sprawling album, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, the Ivor Novello-Award-winning, Mercury Prize nominated Little Simz delivers an undeniable modern classic, effortlessly condensing any number of disparate styles and genres into music which thrillingly broaches the gap between urgent modern treatise and hip-hop.
Bob Marley and The Wailers – The Capitol Session ’73 CD/CD+DVD/2xLP (Mercury Studios)
In 1973, Bob Marley & The Wailers found themselves stranded on the West Coast after being asked to leave the Sly & The Family Stone tour for outperforming them every night. To make the best of the situation, the band made their way to Los Angeles where they performed this recording session at the famed Capitol Studios. Available now for the first time, this intimate performance has been fully restored and remastered.