Tuesday, November 24, 2009
If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Street Date: 11/24/09
SUSAN BOYLE- I DREAMED A DREAM
Scottish phenom releases her first album full of big melodrama and sweeping strings. Includes such showstoppers as "I Dreamed A Dream," "Wild Horses," "Daydream Believer" and "Silent Night." No, really. Deluxe edition comes with a box of Kleenex and a coupon for bon bons.
BUDDY HOLLY- NOT FADE AWAY: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS
"Long awaited 2009 six CD box set from the influential Rock 'n' Roll legend containing all of his official studio recordings. The 203 tracks range from his earliest recordings when 12 to 15 years old to demos with Bob Montgomery; from his earliest recordings with The Crickets and a set of garage recordings to his first studio recordings for Decca in Nashville; from the Coral and Brunswick recordings and hits that made him famous to his heralded apartment tapes. There are 6 previously unreleased tracks, including most of an August 1955 session, plus another 11 recordings previously unreleased in the U.S. Furthermore, all of the original, locatable undubbed original recordings are here as well as all 57 of the overdubbed versions recorded both in New York City and Clovis months and even years after the 'day the music died."
ADAM LAMBERT- FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT
I listened to this record last week on the strength of the song "Time For Miracles," which might as well be Cheap Trick, AND the fact that I have never seen a single episode of American Idol. I am sorry to say, I liked it. I mean...you know...as far as pop albums go, he has something. You know? But then apparently, a little show by the name of the American Music Awards aired and suddenly this kid is the antichrist. Ok, I didn't see the show, but from what I understand, people are now wishing for Adam Lambert's death or at least an immediate exile to Pluto. Next...
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS- THE LIVE ANTHOLOGY (4 CD SET)
Just got mine in the mail, and so far have only read the liner notes. (Did you know Tom Petty was from Florida?)
Here is the tracklist:
2. Even The Losers
3. Here Comes My Girl
4. A Thing About You
5. I'm In Love
6. I'm A Man
7. Straight Into Darkness
9. Something In The Air
10. I Just Want To Make Love To You
11. Drivin' Down To Georgia
12. Lost Without You
1. Diddy Wah Diddy
2. I Want You Back Again
4. Friend Of The Devil
5. A Woman In Love (It's Not Me)
6. It's Good To Be King
7. Angel Dream (No. 2)
8. Learning To Fly
9. Mary Jane's Last Dance
10. Mystic Eyes
1. Jammin' Me
2. The Wild One, Forever
3. Green Onions
4. Louisiana Rain
10. Any Way You Want It
11. American Girl
1. Runnin' Down A Dream
2. Oh Well
3. Southern Accents
4. Crawling Back To You
5. My Life/Your World
6. I Won't Back Down
7. Square One
8. Have Love Will Travel
9. Free Fallin'
10. The Waiting
11. Good Good Lovin'
12. Century City
13. Alright For Now
Seems pretty killer to me! A big and stupid deluxe edition is also available for about $150 more. Here's what you get.
2009 UK 'Limited Deluxe Collectors Edition' Multi-Format Box consisting of 5 CDs, 2 DVD, 1 Blu-Ray and 1 vinyl LP - Comprising 4CDs of recordings drawn from thirty years of incredible live performances from around the world, representing the best tracks as chosen by producers Tom Petty, Mike Campbell & Ryan Ulyate, along with a Bonus 5th CD of 14 exclusive additional live tracks; 2 DVDs consisting of the previously unreleased New Years Eve 1978 Santa Monica, CA concert and the '400 Days' documentary film made during the 1995 Wildflowers Tour; a Blu-Ray Disc containing all 62 tracks in both stereo and surround sound; a vinyl LP of the remastered 1976 Official Live 'Leg bootleg album. Presented in deluxe packaging [designed by famous artist Shepard Fairey who became widely known for his Barack Obama 'HOPE' poster in the 2008 U.S. Presidential election] complete with a deluxe book with liner notes offering personal perspective by Tom Petty, Warren Zanes, Bill Flanagan, Robert Hilburn, Joel Selvin, Austin Scaggs, and Phil Sutcliffe; a 12" x 12" Lithograph reproduction of Shepard Fairey Cover Art; a 8" x 12" Reproduction of 1997 twenty night Fillmore stand concert poster; the 'Live Anthology' notebook; and assorted authentic vintage backstage satin passes! Universal. 2009.
TOM WAITS- GLITTER & DOOM LIVE
2 CD set compiled from the 2008 tour, features a 36 minute bonus disc highlighting Tom's brilliant skills as a raconteur, entitled "Tom Tales," which I'm feeling may be even more exciting. Unfortunately, Amazon doesn't give you the option to buy the second CD as a download.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK:
New records from:
BEYONCE- I AM SASHA FIERCE...(DELUXE EDITION w/ 8 additional tracks)
8 less tracks? Maybe.
THE COWSILLS- THE COWSILLS
First official release of the pop band's debut, remastered from the original mono source with 8 additional tracks, none of which feature Beyonce.
LADY GAGA- THE FAME MONSTER (DELUXE EDITION w/ 8 NEW SONGS!!)
REGIS & JOY PHILBIN- JUST YOU, JUST ME
Legendary TV personality and his possibly talented wife finally bring their stage revue to the studio. Finally.
RIHANNA- RATED R
"THE WAIT IS OVA. Rated R is the fourth studio album by Barbadian R&B singer Rihanna. The album's first single, ''Russian Roulette,'' was written by Ne-Yo and Rihanna, and produced by Ne-Yo and Chuck Harmony. Album includes collaborations with Young Jeezy, Slash, Will.I.Am." Heh. Barbadian.
WAIT, THERE'S MORE....
SHAKIRA- SHE WOLF
She Wolf, Shakira’s 6th studio album, was written and produced by Shakira with some guest collaborators, and features mostly English compositions. “The worst that can happen to me is repeat myself and repeat the same old formula,” said Shakira in a Rolling Stone interview. Producer John Hill (Santigold), Lil’ Wayne, and Pharrell are among the many to collaborate with Shakira for this culture fusion album."
(So many things to choose from for my Amazon Wish List.)
ANGIE STONE- UNEXPECTED
"Brand new from Angie Stone, first single hitting the airwaves is ''I Ain't Hearing You'', she is appearing in a new film this November, ''Pastor Brown and the School Girls''"
Okay, my apologies. That's enough.
Posted by Sal Nunziato at 4:18 AM