New Release Round-Up 11-03-23
The Beatles - Now and Then - Capitol
The Beatles’ double-A-side single for “Now and Then” and “Love Me Do” pairs the last Beatles song with the band’s first UK single. Powerful musical bookends to The Beatles’ recorded canon, both songs are also featured in the expanded 2023 Editions for 1962-1966 (‘The Red Album’) and 1967-1970 (‘The Blue Album’). “Now and Then” is the last Beatles song, written and demoed by John Lennon in the mid/late 1970s. With John’s voice now pristine in the mix, “Now And Then” features elements from the 1995 sessions including George Harrison’s guitar parts, and vocal and instrumental parts recorded by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in 2022, along with a new arrangement for strings. Produced by Paul and Giles Martin, “Now And Then” is the last song recorded by all four Beatles, a powerful and fitting finale for the band’s timeless recordings. The song that started it all, “Love Me Do” was The Beatles’ first UK single in 1962. For the first time, the iconic song has been de-mixed using machine aided learning and remixed in true stereo. “Love Me Do” launched The Beatles’ journey to unparalleled worldwide success and acclaim that continues to this day.
New Kids On The Block - The Block: Revisited - Interscope
Celebrating the 15 Year Anniversary of The New Kids On The Block’s "The Block" with The Block: Revisited, the original Boy Band collaborates with K-POP’s newest superstars to bring the Pop Event of 2023! “Dirty Dancing (Dem Jointz Remix)” unites the legendary pop icons together with JOSHUA, DK & DINO of SEVENTEEN with a fire remix by Grammy Award Winning Producer Dem Jointz.
Bob Marley - Catch A Fire: 50th Anniversary - Tuff Gong
Catch A Fire, the fifth studio album by Bob Marley & The Wailers, was included in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. This 50th Anniversary Edition includes the studio album (LP1), Live at the Paris Theatre in London – previously only ever bootlegged (LP2), a bonus disc of alternate, extended and instrumental Jamaican tracks (LP3), plus a 12” single featuring 3 live tracks from the Sundown Theatre in Edmonton, with an etched image on the reverse side.
Bad Wolves - Die About It - Better Noise Music
Bad Wolves refuse to follow. Instead, the platinum-certified Los Angeles band-John Boecklin [drums], Daniel"DL" Laskiewicz [lead vocals], Doc Coyle [lead guitar, backing vocals] and Kyle Konkiel [bass, backing vocals]-circumvent convention by stretching the boundaries of hard rock with earthquaking heaviness, enigmatic experimentation, and enthralling melodies. Bulldozing boundaries is nothing new for the boys though and their new album, DIE ABOUT IT, continues to carry on that narrative. With a story that emphasizes the sarcastic statement pointed towards those defending their own beliefs into absurdity, wrong or right, the Bad Wolves believe if you're gonna cry about it then you might as well DIE ABOUT IT.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Caroline Polachek - Desire, I Want To Turn Into You [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Tigers Eye LP]
Jaime Wyatt - Feel Good [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Bubble Gum LP]
Current Joys - LOVE + POP
Johnny Marr - Spirit Power: The Best of Johnny Marr [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold 2LP]
Kevin Abstract - Blanket
Semisonic - Little Bit Of Sun
Jimmy Buffett - Equal Strain On All Parts
Jung Kook (BTS) - GOLDEN
Cold War Kids - Cold War Kids
Fatboy Slim - You've Come A Long Way Baby [RSD Essential Half-Speed Mastered 2LP]
Kontrust - Madworld
The Struts - Pretty Vicious
Sum 41 - All The Good Sh**: 14 Solid Gold Hits 2001-2008
Neil Young - Time Fades Away: 50th Anniversary Edition
Oasis - The Masterplan: Remastered Edition
Roe Kapara - I Hope Hell Isn't Real
Dirty Honey - Can’t Find the Brakes
Little Feat - Highwire Act - Live In St. Louis 2003
Michael Franti & Spearhead - Big Big Love
Dave Matthews Band - Before These Crowded Streets
The Neighbourhood - Hard To Imagine The Neighbourhood Ever Changing
Van Morrison - Accentuate The Positive
Ill Peach - This Is Not An Exit
& More .....
Chris Stapleton - Higher - Mercury Nashville
AJR - The Maybe Man - Mercury Records / Republic