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Discs 1 & 2 include new remix of the original album; Disc 3 contains 17 tracks of demo recordings, session outtakes, and studio jams. Housed in a square box with a scaled-down version of the original poster and a 20-page booklet with photos, introduction, and notes from Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks.

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary, George Harrison’s
All Things Must Pass is being celebrated with a suite of new releases highlighted by a stunning new mix of the classic album by Grammy Award-winning mixer/engineer Paul Hicks, overseen by executive producer Dhani Harrison.

George Harrison - All Things Must Pass: Remastered [Deluxe 3CD]
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2 CD Digipak includes new remix of the original album; an original poster with the back containing notes by Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks on remixing the album.

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary, George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass is being celebrated with a suite of new releases highlighted by a stunning new mix of the classic album by Grammy Award-winning mixer/engineer Paul Hicks, overseen by executive producer Dhani Harrison.

George Harrison - All Things Must Pass: Remastered [2CD]
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5 CD Slipcase contains 70 tracks, including 47 (42 previously unreleased) demo recordings, session outtakes and studio jams. A Blu-ray presents the main album in hi-res stereo, 5.1 surround sound, and Dolby Atmos. Includes a 56-page scrapbook by Olivia Harrison and a replica of the original album poster.

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary, George Harrison’s
All Things Must Pass is being celebrated with a suite of new releases highlighted by a stunning new mix of the classic album by Grammy Award-winning mixer/engineer Paul Hicks, overseen by executive producer Dhani Harrison.

George Harrison - All Things Must Pass: Remastered [Super Deluxe 5CD/Blu-ray]
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Hippo Campus

Good Dog, Bad Dream EP

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Good Dog, Bad Dream is the new EP from Hippo Campus, and the St. Paul, Minnesota five-piece's first new music since their 2018 sophomore album Bambi. It finds the band at their most honest and vulnerable to date, with five new intensely cathartic tracks tinged with confessions and dark humor. It's a collection of songs that came together with ease, and without pressure -- a wildly different experience than the typical Hippo Campus recording process. The band - made up of vocalist/guitarists Jake Luppen and Nathan Stocker, drummer Whistler Allen, bassist Zach Sutton, and trumpeter DeCarlo Jackson -- assembled Good Dog, Bad Dream with a genuine sense of freedom and enjoyment as part of their first sessions in their new Minneapolis studio space. It’s a celebration of brotherhood, and the “all for one, one for all” mentality that has permeated Hippo Campus’ work since the very beginning. 

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The original album Back to the Light is newly re-mastered by Bob Ludwig from the original master tapes and personally overseen by Brian May. The CD is presented in a 6 panel digi pack with a 24-page booklet containing rare photos and album notes. The second disc, Out of the Light, contains alternative versions, B-Sides and live tracks.
Brian May - Back To The Light: Remastered [2 CD]
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Willy Mason

Already Dead

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Magic, miracles, ghosts, world leaders; these days it seems there is little left to believe in. Lies outweigh truth and even truth can be dangerous. Raising everyone's spirits Already Dead - the fourth album and the first for nine years from Willy Mason - explores honesty and deception, anonymity in the digital age, good intentions with unexpected consequences, freedom, colonialism, love, god, and purpose because, it's storyteller says, now is the time to restore some much-needed faith. "Already Dead is a spiritual state to aspire to; it is freedom from the trappings and inhibitions of one's ego, culture, and mythology.
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Live: It's Been Awhile

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Multi-platinum rock band STAIND are back with their first album in nine years, Live: It’s Been Awhile, May 7 via Yap’em / Alchemy Recordings. The band is comprised of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Aaron Lewis, lead guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist and backing vocalist Johnny April, and drummer Sal Giancarelli. Over the course of their career, the band has released seven studio albums and eight Top 10 singles, selling over 15 million albums worldwide. Break The Cycle, released in 2001 and RIAA certified 5x platinum, featured the smash single, “It’s Been Awhile,” one of the most played songs in modern rock radio history, spending 20 weeks at Number 1. In 2019 after a five-year hiatus, STAIND reunited for some unforgettable festival performances, and a hometown reunion show at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, CT where their upcoming album, Live: It’s Been Awhile was recorded.

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Barbra Streisand

Release Me 2

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The only artist to ever achieve #1 albums in SIX consecutive decades, Barbra Streisand’s Release Me 2 is yet another musical gem in her unparalleled career.  The follow-up to her acclaimed 2012 album, Release Me, this new collection contains previously unreleased tracks from Barbra’s vault, including duets with Willie Nelson and Kermit the Frog. With songs by Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Barry Gibb, Paul Williams, Randy Newman, Michel Legrand and Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Harold Arlen, and Carole King, Barbra describes Release Me 2 as, “A lovely walk down memory lane…a chance to revisit, and in some cases, add a finishing instrumental touch to songs that still resonate for me in meaningful ways.”

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Paul Thorn

Never Too Late To Call

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The scenery of Thorn’s rural South is changing. The trailer parks, gravel roads around Tupelo and high school beauty queens flicker in the rear-view mirror. Two years ago, Thorn returned to his early gospel roots with the release of “Don’t Let the Devil Ride.”

In contrast with earlier work that riffed on short-term love affairs, as well as “kissing the right one good-bye,” the writing on Thorn’s upcoming release, “Never Too Late To Call” features music from a man who is with the “right one” and is happy to be there.

This offering, seven years in the making, features all original material, some songs written by Thorn, others co-written with his friend and longtime manager Billy Maddox. The album was recorded at Sam Phillips Studio in Memphis and produced and engineered by Grammy winning wunderkind Matt Ross-Spang.

In the case of what is arguably the album’s most tender composition, “Sapphire Dream,” Thorn teamed up with his daughter Kitty Jones, who co-wrote the song and accompanies her dad on vocals:

Jeweled birds fly under crushed velvet skies
And the blue rain don’t fall on me
The sun is on our face; it’s a perfect place
And the one I love is here with me, in my sapphire dream

Particularly poignant is “Breaking Up For Good Again.” On this track, Thorn is accompanied by his wife Heather. Their harmonizing is not only lovely, but resonates with a ring of truth known to two who have driven together that rutted, bumpy road every married couple must travel.

“There’s a theme running throughout the record about people needing each other and reaching out to each other,” Thorn said.

As is the case with all of Thorn’s songs, the album’s title track, “It’s Never Too Late to Call,” comes with a story.

He wrote the song for his sister Deborah who died in 2018. When Thorn was on the road, he’d long to talk to someone after his shows, hours after the members of his immediate family were asleep. But his sister, a night owl, would often stay up all night.

“I could call her and she’d always be awake,” Thorn said. “I wrote that song about her.”

The song is one more example of a distinguishing characteristic of Thorn’s work — a quality his fans love — the intensely personal nature of his lyrics. Thorn’s music has always been a reflection of where he’s been or where he is in his life. On “Never Too Late to Call,” we find mellower Paul Thorn. The razor wit and the gently humorous commentary on life’s existential questions are in evidence, but here there is a peace about his life’s journey. Or, to put it in his words, “I’ve been such a lucky boy. I’m crying two tears of joy.”

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After shooting to the forefront of the Americana scene with their debut album Wild Silence, The Wandering Hearts headed to the genre's spiritual home of Woodstock at the start of 2020 to work on a follow-up. The result is their self-titled album under a new deal with Cooking Vinyl.
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On July 13, 2006 the Drive-By Truckers set up shop at Plan 9 Records in Richmond, VA. It was the 25th Anniversary of the store. The band performed to a packed house and played a blistering set of fan-favorites featuring the songs, “18 Wheels of Love”, “Let There Be Rock”, “Goddamn Lonely Love” and “Daddy’s Cup.” The performance was also set up to benefi t the Bryan and Kathryn Harvey Family Memorial Endowment. The foundation provides, among other things, music scholarships in the Richmond area. Lead vocalist and songwriter, Patterson Hood ended up writing the song “Two Daughters and A Beautiful Wife” about Bryan Harvey and his family.Following the release of this record on 2020 RSD Black Friday, this 3 LP set will be pressed on color vinyl for the fi rst time. The updated packaging includes original artwork from acclaimed artist and long time collaborator, Wes Freed. Now available on CD for the fi rst time as well

Drive-By Truckers - Plan 9 Records July 13, 2006 [2CD]
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Nils Frahm


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Piano Day 2021 sees Nils Frahm surprise the world with his Erased Tapes debut. Wait, what? How? Anyone who has seen the trail blazing sonic pioneer live will know Nils likes to deadpan a joke. Graz is in fact the first s udio album he recorded for the label back in 2009, that somehow remained a secret... until now. Graz is a moment of time at the very beginning of Nils' quiet revolution. The essential genius is already evident; the harmonic language of classical, and the immediacy of jazz. Nils seems to pull down each idea moment by moment, gently, to not scare away the muse.
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Lump began in 2018, with a collaboration between Mike Lindsay - a Mercury Prize-winning producer and co-founder of band Tunng, and the GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Laura Marling. "The last record was an experiment," says Lindsay. "And I thought we weren't ever going to do another Lump record." As with the first album, Marling would arrive in the studio without having heard any of Lindsay's music, with the hope that it would bring the lyrics an immediacy and a spontaneity. Having begun studying for a Masters in psychoanalysis, she found she drew heavily on her course texts for this album's lyrics. There were other sources too: half-memories, family stories, strange dreams; things she had read, or been told or imagined. Animal was a word Marling threw into a lyric simply to meet a rhythm. But it seemed to capture the mood of the record, and of the band as a whole. "There's a little bit of a theme of hedonism on the album, of desires running wild," she says."Through Lump we find our inner animal, and through that animal we travel into a parallel universe," adds Lindsay.
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YES THERE IS LIFE AFTER BAPHOMET! Nostradamus: The Death of Satan, the ninth release by Zorn's most intense 21st century ensemble, is a triumph. In this wildly varied program ranging from the softest sacred whisper to the most heretical hysteria, Zorn brings his unique compositional blending of classical, jazz and rock to new heights. The Simulacrum band is tighter than ever and the recording is richer and more powerful. With a stunning clarity of sound, brilliance of performance and towering compositional vision, Nostradamus is Zorn at his very best. Essential.
John Zorn - Nostradamus: The Death Of Satan
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Limited Edition C Packaging:  2 CD, 112-page photo booklet w/ 2 stickers, and 1 square photo card in deluxe slipcase digipak.

BTS - BTS, THE BEST [Limited Edition C] [2 CD]
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2 CD Packaging:  2 CD jewel case + 36-page lyric booklet w/ 3 photo cards.

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Dirt Road Down is the second EP from Travis Denning. It includes 5 new songs, as well as a new alternate version of his hit single, "ABBY." Travis will be on tour this summer opening for Brothers Osborne.
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"Authentic and badass like hell! Next to, Live After Death' from Iron Maiden "Another Lesson in Violence" is the best live-album ever recorded" Markus Roesner (CEO / MDD Records).Raw live recording of their return feat. original vocalist Paul Baloff. This CD is a real historic document of Thrash Metal. If you are into Metal you need THIS ONE!Bang Your Head Against The Stage... Bonded By Blood
Exodus - Another Lesson In Violence
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Collected together for the first time, 'Manipulations Of The Mind - The Complete Collection', assembles the entire solo works of founding Black Sabbath bassist and lyricist Geezer Butler across four CDs, available via BMG. Featuring the albums 'Plastic Planet' (feat. Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory) (1995), 'Black Science' (1997), and 'Ohmwork' (2005), with a bonus 4th disc of rare and largely unreleased material, 'Manipulations Of The Mind' shines the spotlight on a creative force who, as chief master of the heavy metal originators heavyweight bottom-end and the lyrics that gave voice to the monolithic riffs, didn't rest on his laurels and created three solo albums of forward-thinking new music throughout those years. The 4th bonus disc is a treasure trove of unreleased demos, studio outtakes, single edits and three live tracks captured at the Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI, February 1996, alongside the song 'Beach Skeleton', only previously heard on the Japanese edition of 'Black Science'. This brand-new collection brings together all three solo albums into one package for the first time and features a booklet which includes never-before-seen photos from the studio from when the original albums were recorded.
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Geezer Butler, founder member of Black Sabbath, presents his selection of tracks from his three iconic solo albums for the first time ever. ‘Plastic Planet’ was originally released in 1995 under the name g/z/r and featured Burton C. Bell of Californian industrial/groove metal pioneers Fear Factory on vocals and is considered a classic of 90s metal. The album perfectly melded Geezer’s roots in doomy blues rock to the industrial influenced metal sound that was a key element in pushing the genre forward in the nineties. Returning in 1997 with ‘Black Science’ and originally released this time under the name Geezer, this album saw Butler once again working with drummer Deen Castronovo and guitarist Pedro Howse, and like ‘Plastic Planet’, was produced by Butler and Paul Northfield (Rush, Alice Cooper, Suicidal Tendencies, Dream Theater etc). Bell was unable to provide vocals this time due to commitments with Fear Factory, but his industrial boots were more than adequality filled by the then completely unknown Clark Brown who stepped up to the plate and delivered an impressively powerful vocal performance over the album’s high-energy and heavy power grooves. With 2005’s ‘Ohmwork’, gone were the industrial metal influences of the previous decade, but Butler still steadfastly refused to hark back to the past and kept everything contemporary, drawing on influences, as a keen follower of music, on everything that was happening in rock at the time. From the pedal to the metal of ‘Aural Sects’ to the epic, neo-psychedelia of ‘I Believe’, ‘Ohmwork’ was a fitting finale to Geezer’s solo album trilogy.

Geezer Butler - The Very Best of Geezer Butler
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Colin Hay first emerged as songwriter/vocalist for hitmakers Men at Work before establishing himself as a solo artist. But his love for music was born in his native Scotland while working at his parents' record store and hearing the hits of the day. At home during quarantine in 2021 Hay was moved to record some of his favorites from that period. From the obligatory Beatles to The Kinks' "Waterloo Sunset", from Faces' "Ooh La La" to Dusty Springfield's "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself", these lushly recorded versions not only showcase his ability to interpret a song but remind you just how iconic (and recognizable) his voice is.
Colin Hay - I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
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Produced by and featuring Aesop Rock. "I wrote half of these songs when my energy was either headed in the wrong direction or already there. I wrote the other half while my energy was moving in a direction I'm more excited about, that I find to be more enriching. They're all still my songs though. My mother, and lots of my relatives, used to call me Angelito. Little Angel. The taijitu is the symbol for yin and yang. Opposites that make a whole. Given the dualistic/duelistic nature of the songs on the record, put it all together and what do you get, Anjelitu." - Homeboy Sandman
Homeboy Sandman - Anjelitu
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Brian Jackson JID008 is the first full album released by the great man in 20 years and it's a testament to his multifaceted talents that while there are moments throughout that hint at his game-changing history and track record, for the most part it reveals a musician whose considerable lessons learned from the past only serve to keep his eyes firmly fixed on the future. It's a masterclass in unbridled and open-minded creativity, no different from what Brian did half a century ago. The ease and comfort with which his ideas integrate with those of musicians a generation younger than him bears this out. To listen to this album is to hear a hot up-and-coming musician who also happens to be a major jazz-funk legend. - All music composed by Adrian Younge Ali Shaheed Muhammad unless otherwise noted; produced, recorded and mixed by Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad at Linear Labs Studios, Los Angeles, CA. Mastered by Dave Cooley for Elysian Masters.
Brian Jackson - Brian Jackson Jid008
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The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden (stylized in all lowercase on digital platforms) is a live album by American rock band LCD Soundsystem. It is a near-unedited live record comprising what was billed at the time as their "final" show held at Madison Square Garden in 2011
LCD Soundsystem - The Long Goodbye (LCD Soundsytem Live At Madison Square Garden) [3CD]
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LIARS / APPLE DROP - The Apple Drop is the brand new studio album from Liars. The genesis of the album came following Angus Andrews' inclusion on the judging panel for the Australian Music Prize where he listened to every entry. As a result Angus fully immersed himself in the local music scene and became more connected to the musical community as well. Unlike TFCF which was a mostly solo affair, the album was made with 2 local musicians in Australia - Lawrence Pike and Cameron Deyell. Compact Disc
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As one critic memorably put it, when Nico spoke it was like coffin-lids creaking. When she sang it was like listening to ravens taking off 13 at a time. Nico was like nothing rock music had ever seen or heard before or since.

In Paris in the seven year gap between the recording of The End and the release of Drama Of Exile, Nico appeared to be doing little more than feeding a heavy heroin habit. When she met Aura Records founder Aaron Sixx after a gig there she told him that she was eager to start recording again. He told her to contact him when she was next in London. When she arrived it was with a new harmonium in tow - claiming the previous one had been stolen and that its replacement was a gift from Patti Smith.

She also brought with her the Corsican record producer Philippe Quilichini and his girlfriend - a half French half Vietnamese creature who Nico would introduce as her new manager, though really she was little more than her pusher. She and Quilichini had already finished the demos of the seven new songs and two cover versions that eventually they would record for the album.

Quilichini's production on the album and in particular Mahamad Hadi's guitar parts emphasised the eastern promise of the numbers and provided a stirring counterpoint to Nico's heavily accented teutonic vocals which gave the whole thing a stark beauty.

"The real surprises on Drama are the covers. Lou Reed's `Waiting For The Man,' one tune she didn't sing on that first Velvets album, is invested with a deadened user's authenticity that Reed's self-conscious streetcool sneer couldn't deliver, while Bowie's `Heroes' has an unexpectedly flexible vocal (Nico gayly intoning `I, I will be King'), exuberant playing and a radio-active disco pop arrangement that could even see our lady in the charts after all these exiled years. Still crazy, still smart." - Sandy R

It's an album that exceeds any infamy (she would later rerecord it!) in euphony; with its post-punk new wave takes on the Velvets' "I'm Waiting For The Man," Bowie's "Heroes," and seven Nico originals (including "Sixty Forty," a track later covered by Broadcast), we believe this album is just as important as any she's done.

Drums - Steve Cordona, Guitar - Mahammad Hadi, GKeyboards - Andy Clarke, Producer, Bass - Philippe Quilichini, GSaxophone - Davey Payne

The TRACK LISTING contains: *CD only controversial alternate mixes*

Nico - Drama Of Exile (Gate)
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‘NOW 79’ features 16 major current hits from today's hottest artists, including Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Doja Cat feat. SZA, Imagine Dragons, Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar & GIVÉON, Kali Uchis, Maroon 5 & Megan Thee Stallion, Marshmello x Jonas Brothers, Nelly & Florida Georgia Line, Olivia Rodrigo and more.

‘NOW 79’ also includes six up-and-coming "NOW Presents What’s Next" New Music Preview bonus tracks from 19&You, Aidan Bissett, Carly Gibert, Destiny Rogers, Mike Mineo, and Q. Previewing tomorrow's biggest hits, "NOW Presents What’s Next" has introduced major developing artists to NOW’s enthusiastic, highly engaged audience, including Billie Eilish, Walk The Moon, Hot Chelle Rae, Hunter Hayes, Capitol Cities, A Great Big World, George Ezra, and Shawn Mendes, among others.

Now That's What I Call Music! - NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 79
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NOW That’s What I Call A Decade 1980’s’ presents an all-star 18-track lineup of hits from the 80’s, including Toto’s “Africa,” Duran Duran’s “Rio,”  Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl,” Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger,” The Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams” and many more.

Now That's What I Call Music! - NOW That's What I Call A Decade: 1980's
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The full throttle new album from '90s alternative rock giants, Sponge!Vocalist and founding member Vin Dombroski pours 3 decades of rock music magic into these 11 brand new songs highlighted by a killer lead-off track "Stitch," the raucous "Fits My Addiction," and the powerful ballad "Socially Distant" PLUS a phenomenal new recording of the band's best-known hit "Plowed!" Will be supported by a full publicity campaign including a pro-shot concept video for the album's lead single "Stitch" plus full service to radio and more!Available on both digipak CD and limited edition CLEAR vinyl!
Sponge - Lavatorium
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Chris Young "Famous Friends" Sony Music Nashville
Chris Young - Famous Friends

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