RELEASE TUESDAY: September 2, 9, and 16, 2014
The Beatles: The Beatles In Mono Vinyl Box Set (Capitol)
File Under: Pop, Rock, Vinyl
They’re only virtually the most important music group in music history. Back in 2009, we got remasters of their full catalog in mono on CD. This year, as promised for some time now, the mono catalog (up through The Beatles aka The White Album when the albums stopped being done in mono) is now out on vinyl.
Various Artists: Catch Action: The Sophisticated Boogie Funk Of Sheridan House Records (Ubiquity)
File Under: R&B, Box Set, Vinyl, Compilation
A beautiful set from Ubiquity chronicling a sampling of records as released by 70s/80s label Sheridan House. Wax Poetics is hosting a contest giving one of the vinyl box sets away. A 2-CD version has also been released.
Etta James: Rocks The House (Argo/Jackpot)
File Under: R&B, Live
A fiery live LP recorded by Etta James in Nashville. The album has been reissued on blue vinyl.
Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics: Jaiyede Afro (Strut)
File Under: Afrobeat
The Heliocentrics pair with legendary Afrobeat saxophonist to create a wonderfully funky record. You can hear their cover of James Brown’s “In The Middle” over at Wax Poetics.
Ryan Adams: Ryan Adams (Pax Am/Blue Note)
File Under: Rock
Ryan Adams’ self-titled album is far beyond a debut but a deeper look still into his musical journey.
Legacy continues to release material from Hendrix. These two are older albums released posthumously, even originally. The Cry Of Love finds its way to CD for the first time.
Smokey Robinson/The Miracles/Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: Various Albums (Motown/Universal)
File Under: Soul, Reissue
A number of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles as well as solo Smokey Robinson albums are finding their way to a digital storefront, some being available for the first time in years. Some titles, released between the 1960s through the 1980s, include:
Greatest Hits From The Beginning
A Pocket Full Of Miracles
The Season For Miracles
One Dozen Roses
Flying High Together
Yes, It’s You Lady
Touch The Sky
Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra: Pulsion (Ubiquity)
File Under: Soul, Jazz, Psychedelic, Library
A funky, quirky record from the tight ALVO crew exploring new territories. Here a teaser below.