Recorded live at The London Fog in 1966.
Marianne Faithfull's name is synonymous with the authenticity, artistry and individuality of the festival and this collection is a celebration of her unique talent. This collection will bring together, for the first time; some of the finest moments from Faithfull's most celebrated performances. Expertly curated by the Montreux Jazz Festival and BMG, restored and remastered in superlative HD audio.
There is some debate as to whether this 1956 release from Hollywood Records was the first LP to compile Christmas music singles. But there is no debate that it's one of the best. Subtitled Intimate Christmas Music for Young Lovers, its headliners were the original versions of two of the biggest R&B holiday hits of all time, Charles Brown's Merry Christmas, Baby and Lowell Fulson's Lonesome Christmas (Parts 1 & 2), but with other standouts like Mabel Scott's Boogie Woogie Santa Claus (also a chartmaker), Jimmy Witherspoon's Christmas Blues (formerly entitled How I Hate to See Xmas Come Around), and a quartet of tunes from Johnny Moore's Blazers, there is not a weak track on the album.
The classic collaboration between Tony Allen, the legendary drummer and co-founder of Afrobeat, and Hugh Masekela, the master trumpet player of South African jazz. The record was released to great acclaim in March 2020. For this Special Edition, World Circuit has gone back to the original 2010 mixes and added previously unheard parts from the 2019 sessions to create eight reimagined bonus mixes. The unfinished sessions, consisting of all original compositions by the pair, lay in an archive until after Masekela passed away in 2018. With renewed resolution, Tony Allen and Nick Gold, with the blessing and participation of Hugh Masekela's estate, unearthed the original tapes and finished recording the album in summer 2019. It is the long-overdue confluence of two mighty African musical rivers, a union of two free-flowing souls for whom borders, whether physical or stylistic, are things to pass through or ignore completely.
Originally released on November 4, 1996, The Spice Girls' debut album Spice celebrates its 25th anniversary this year! The album features the smash singles Wannabe; 2 Become 1; Say You'll Be There and is the best-selling album in music history by a girl group and one of the best-selling albums of all time.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience made one of music's most legendary debuts with an album that helped define the psychedelic era. Tracks like Purple Haze and Hey Joe charted new sonic territory with blazing guitar work, feedback, and distortion.
The third studio album from Garbage was initially released in 2001. The album expanded on the band's musical variety, with stronger melodies, more direct lyrics, and sounds mixing rock with electronica, new wave, hip hop, and girl groups. This brand new edition features newly remastered audio by Billy Bush and Butch Vig on a triple CD featuring, the original album, b-sides, demos, and remixes
Eagles of Death Metal arrive just in time for the holidays with six new recordings to add to the festive holiday season.
This new Christmas album weaves Nat's unparalleled, beautifully restored vocals with new arrangements and contemporary artists creating beautiful sentimental duets of holiday classics.
Just as Voctave is a musical ensemble greater than the sum of its eleven members, this album is greater than the sum of its brilliant song selections, the intricate arrangements, and the angelic voices. From traditional moments like O Holy Night and O Come, O Come Emmanuel to jolly strains of Frosty The Snowman and The Man With the Bag to new Christmas classics like Where Are You Christmas, and Mary Did You Know?, Voctave has truly given us all a treasured gift that represents so many of the beautiful moments of the Yuletide season.
Recorded live in 2021 at Saddleback Church in Anaheim, California, this features eleven new worship songs from the six time GMA Dove Award winning collective.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's feature directorial debut is an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater as the creator of Rent. Included here are performances from the cast, including Andrew Garfield.
Blues-rock legend Joe Bonamassa is back with a brand-new studio album. Produced by Kevin Shirley and recorded in NYC in March 2021, Joe aimed to record some of the best material he has ever written. Bonamassa introduces elements of prog and hard rock to intensify his signature blues-rock style. Joe's co-writers on this record include Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), James House, and Tom Hambridge who help elevate the storytelling to a whole new level.
Recorded following Bowie's triumphant Glastonbury 2000 performance. Bowie entered the studio with his band, Mark Plati, Sterling Campbell, Gail Ann Dorsey, Earl Slick, Mike Garson, Holly Palmer and Emm Gryner, to record new interpretations of songs he'd first recorded from 1964-1971.
The newest album from singer/songwriter Amos Lee, in a bold sonic leap forward.
The minds behind Moana, Frozen, and Zootopia, and the creator of Hamilton, join forces to take movie fans to Colombia and discover Encanto, a charmed place surrounded by otherworldly magic. The soundtrack is filled with rich cultural inspiration.
Much of the music on this album was heard around the world as part of the 103rd Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, a service that has been broadcast live every year since 1930. But for Christmas Eve 2020, the continuation of this uniquely long-running tradition was not to be. A full service, with lessons, carols, organ voluntaries, and prayers, had been recorded in an empty Chapel for use if a live broadcast became impossible, and it was this that was called upon just days before Christmas Eve. For its millions of listeners, the broadcast meant the continuation of a Christmas tradition in a year when so many were without their friends and family, and without so much of what makes Christmas special. Music from Christmas Eve is supplemented on this album by a selection of specially recorded tracks. It marks not only a moment of light in a time of considerable darkness for so many but the beginning of a new era for the Choir of King's College under the direction of Daniel Hyde.
Features eleven original compositions inspired by the jazz ballads of the '50s and '60s. These new standards capture the sophistication, style, and romance of this amazing time period in jazz and combine it with Kenny G's signature sound.
The Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon records a collection of hymns on an album that was inspired by his time singing in the church choir as a child.
A swooningly beautiful album with a gothic heart.
Tears For Fears release their first new album in nearly two decades. An inspired song cycle that vividly recalls the depth and emotional force of the group's earliest triumphs.
Featuring original songs written by Adam Watts as well as reimagined songs from some of the biggest hits in contemporary Christian music history. -Midwest Tape
Comprised of extended, immersive musical explorations of the Dune film score by legendary composer Hans Zimmer. Composing icon Hans Zimmer has toured internationally, including performing at the Coachella festival. His award highlights include Academy Award winner; four time Grammy Award winner; two time Golden Globe winner; Tony Award winner; American Music Award winner; and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A sample of Hans Zimmer's 200+ film credits include: Interstellar, The Lion King, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Inception, Gladiator, Dunkirk, and The Dark Knight Trilogy.
A previously unreleased live recording of drum legend Art Blakey with a classic line-up of the Jazz Messengers, featuring trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Bobby Timmons, and bassist Jymie Merritt. It was captured on January 14, 1961, at Hibiya Public Hall in Tokyo during the band's first-ever tour of Japan.
The fifth installment in Lucinda Williams's Lu's Jukebox series sees the acclaimed singer-songwriter adding her own spin on holiday music.
Five-time Grammy nominee, Billboard Music Award and American Music Award winner, Matthew West is proud to release his latest Christmas album. If features a mix of old favorites, new songs, and live recordings.
In late 2020, Deutsche Grammophon invited some of the label's composers to reimagine holiday music. The result was twelve personal responses to that creative challenge, all of which have something fresh and timely to say about winter's promise of renewal and light's power over darkness.
As a band who has been around for thirteen years and toured all corners of the world, there comes a point when the veil of mystique must be fully lifted. Up until now, experimental rockers Suuns have reveled in mystery like a silhouette disappearing into the mist, releasing albums that rest comfortably in ambiguity, detachment, and innuendo. But lately, the band appears to be more comfortable coming clean with their own inner workings. That newfound sense of ease is undeniable on Suuns' fifth full-length album, their first for Joyful Noise Recordings.
Celtic Thunder bring a touch of Ireland to a collection a collection of Christmas songs.
A collection of holiday classics reimagined earnestly and passionately by beloved indie rock stalwarts Manchester Orchestra. Familiar, inclusive, and the essence of holiday spirit, regardless of one's beliefs.
A collection of traditional and contemporary holiday songs, both favorite carols and original compositions from the Grammy nominated pianist. Recorded with a Symphony Orchestra and features vocal performances from Tracy Silverman, Kelli O'Hara, and Max Von Essen & Five For Fighting.
Global music star Romeo Santos performs a hit filled set from one of the most famous stadiums in the United States. There are also guest appearances from Monchy & Alexandra; Luis Vargas, Frank Reyes, and more.
The fifth studio album from the textbook American cult band, Violent Femmes was their last studio album with original drummer, Victor DeLorenzo, and featured the fan favorite 11 American Music, as well as a cover of Culture Club's Do You Really Want To Hurt Me. This deluxe edition is a two disc set. Disc one contains the remastered album, plus two bonus tracks, three outtakes, and one alternate mix. Disc two contains an audio recording of their show at The Boathouse in Norfolk, VA, in 1991.
Melanie Charles sets out to take this group of songs and breathe new energy into them. Melanie was immediately drawn to the rapturous voices of Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn who inspired her to record arrangements of God Bless the Child and Detour Ahead. This album is a love letter to the unheralded labor of black women. Melanie asks listeners to be accountable to black women as much as they care for their works.
The new album gathers the most iconic songs recorded throughout her career and includes seven remixes by some of the hottest, in-demand DJs worldwide. The first single from the set is a remix by English DJ/producer Joel Corry (Charli XCX, Ed Sheeran) of the timeless classic album. The album includes seminal songs such as Mississippi Goddam; Strange Fruit; I Loves You Porgy; I Put A Spell On You; Nina Simone's timeless version of Feeling Good.
Lany's fourth album changes gears for Paul Klein, Jake Goss, and Les Priest. It focuses on what Kleindescribes as micro-moments: flashes we experience that come n' go in the blink of an eye.
Following a digital release in August, reggaeton superstar Nicky Jam brings his hit album to CD. It includes collaborations with Romeo Santos, El Alfa, Jhay Cortez, Manuel Turizo, and Rios.
The 1979 Madison Square Garden performance by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band has gone on to become one of the most legendary sets in rock history. Now the show is getting an official release on CD.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of R.E.M.'s tenth studio album, this expanded collection offers the original album newly remastered, along with thirteen B-sides and rarities.
In January 2017 Rufus Wainwright toured with the prestigious all string ensemble Amsterdam Sinfonietta through the Netherlands. Critics and audiences of the ten concerts were enraptured by the intimacy and intensity of the program curated by Wainwright. Now the show comes to CD.
The wait is over… Volbeat's eighth studio album. On it, the band took their signature heavy metal, psychobilly, and 'punk n' roll' sound up a notch while showcasing their keen songwriting and storytelling. The album includes, Wait a Minute My Girl, which became their ninth number-one single on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, and the new single, Shotgun Blues.
Gregory Porter's new release is an exquisite collection of musical delights. The first disc includes five brand-new tracks, two new arrangements, and nine of Porter's most loved global tracks. The second disc features breathtaking covers and duets, boasting songs with Moby, Jamie Cullum, Jeff Goldblum, Renée Fleming, Dianne Reeves, Lalah Hathaway, Laura Mvula, Lizz Wright, and others. The new song and first single from the album Dry Bones written and produced by Troy Miller.
Music legend Brian Wilson retraces his steps and reimagines the most iconic songs from his back catalog into their purest form, him alone at the piano.
From the B-52's-inspired title track about a swimming velociraptor to The Wizard Who Just Goes Poof,' featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda as a rapping dragon, the second album from the Story Pirates is their weirdest and wildest collection of songs yet, entirely based on story ideas submitted by kids from around the world.
After creating new interpretations of his classic hits on 2019's My Songs, Sting returns with an album of brand-new material, including the single If it's Love.
This new album finds Willie Nelson joined in his Pedernales Studios by a host of his family members and extended family of longtime band members, performing songs that they have performed for much of their lives.
First released in 1996 by Blackground Records, the album features production from a variety of producers including Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Carl-So-Lowe, J. Dibbs, Jermaine Dupri, Kay Gee, Vincent Herbert, Rodney Jenkins, Craig King, Darren Lighty and Darryl Simmons. With countless accolades, it remains as one of the most influential albums in Hip-Hop & R&B and proved to be a major breakthrough in Aaliyah's career.
The Franco-centric soundtrack features an original score by Oscar winner Alexandre Desplat, music by E Georges Delerue, Grace Jones, and Charles Aznavour, and a new version of the French pop hit Aline recorded by Jarvis Cocker.
Inspired by the events of the 2020 election, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit cover songs that have a connection to the state of Georgia. Included are new versions of Midnight Train to Georgia; Nightswimming; It's a Man's World; and more.
As an actor, Joshua Henry has been seen on stage and screen including The Scottsboro Boys; Violet; Carousel; Hamilton; Shuffle Along, the Apple TV series See, and the Netflix film Tick Tick…Boom. Now he is releasing his solo debut album.
Taylor Swift continues to look back on her past work with a new version of her 2012 album. Included in this re-recording are nine previously unreleased songs from the vault. - Midwest Tape
30 is the first new music from Adele since the release of her third studio album 25 in November 2015. The album is produced with former collaborators Greg Kurstin, Max Martin and Shellback and Tobias Jesso Jr as well as new collaborators Inflo and Ludwig Goransson. -Amazon.com
KK's Priest, the band comprised of renowned former Judas Priest guitarist, KK Downing and former vocalist Tim 'Ripper' Owens, is pleased to announce the release of the debut album.
Features new remixes of the original album from Ashninkko, Bree Runway, Charli XCX, Chester Lockhart, Clarence Clarity Coucou Chloe, Doss, Jimmy Edgar, Lil Texas, LSDXOXO, Mood Killer, Mura Masa, Planningtorock, and Shygirl.
One of the most beloved films of the 1980s comes to the stage in a new musical that comes to the stage by the film's writers Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis.