Xtra Mile Records have a collection of hits and pieces from Frank Turner (Million Dead) running through the second three year period of his solo period coming. The 2CD/DVD package, The Second Three Years/Take To The Road, will contain a disc of these collected tunes, while CD 2 will be Live At Shepherd’s Bush. The DVD covers live performance footage from Shepherd’s Bush (October 29, 2009), and Union Chapel (December 9, 2009). This set will release on November 19.
J&R Adventures plan four separate BD Tour de Force series releases from Joe Bonamassa that will include titles for Live in London – Hammersmith Apollo, Live In London – Royal Albert Hall, Live In London – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, and Live in London – The Borderline. All four Blu-ray discs are scheduled for October 29. These titles will also be made available on DVD.
Pettifer Sounds have Won’t Be Long Now coming from Linda Thompson on October 15, on CD, and LP.
As many of you already know, Rhino will revisit Eric Clapton Unplugged in a 2CD/DVD expansion of the title. This is planned for October 15.
Earlier, I posted a single post on a Christmas album coming from Joshua Bell. The album is called Musical Gifts, and is will feature special guests. The follwing is the track-listing from this album along with the guest involved: “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” – Alison Kraus, “Greensleeves” – Chick Corea, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” – Frankie Moreno, “Let It Snow” – Julian Lage and Rob Moose, “Nutcracker Medley” – Straight No Chaser, “Amazing Grace” – Branford Marsalis, “Ave Maria” – Steven Isserlis, “O Holy Night” – Kristin Chenoweth, “Baal Shem: Simhat Torah (Rejoicing)” – Steven Isserlis and Sam Haywood, “O Tannenbaum” – Plácido Domingo, “White Christmas” – Chris Botti, “The Secret Of Christmas” – Michael Feinstein, “I Want An Old Fashioned Christmas” – Renée Fleming, “Christmas Auld Lang Syne” – Gloria Estefan, “Christmas Confusion” – Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo, ” and “Silent Night” – Young People’s Chorus of New York City. This is being released on October 15.
Harvest Records have BE from Beady Eye scheduled for November 19, CD and LP.
Deutsch Grammophon have In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores from Hilary Hahn planned for November 12.
Eagle Rock Entertainment will release a CD called Kickback City (title taken from his 1987 album, Defender) from Rory Gallagher on October 29.
Legacy will release The Classic Christmas Album from Alabama on October 8.
Prospect Park Records have the new Korn album, The Paradigm Shift, coming on October 8 on CD, CD/DVD Deluxe, and vinyl LP.
RCA Records have Melophobia from Cage The Elephant on the calendar for October 8 on CD, and vinyl LP.
Christmas from Kelly Clarkson is coming with Wrapped In Red on October 29.
Real Gone Music will release Merry Christmas! The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings 1963-1966 featuring The New Christy Minstrels on October 29.
Cleopatra Records have Christmas With Judy Collins coming on October 22.
Epic Records have The Essential Pearl Jam coming on October 22.
Brothers In Arms, the popular 1985 album from Dire Straits will, once again, be released as an SACD Stereo Hybrid. The new releasing company is Mobile Fidelity. The SACD title is slated for October 8.
Trevor Horn’s popular label ZTT, started in the ’80s, and home to plenty of great music is celebrating 30 years as a label. In celebration, Razor & Tie Records have a 2CD, 28-track Various Artists collection of the best from the label arriving on October 15. The set will be called Zang Tuum Tumb – The Organization Of Pop Music From The First 30 Years Of ZTT Records.
Legacy Records have a 20-track retrospective of Paul Simon coming called Over The Bridge of Time: A Paul Simon Retrospective (1964-2011), scheduled for October 15.
Panegyric Records have that cool album coming from Yes, you know, Close To The Edge…a remixed version with 5.1 Surround, as well as hi-res stereo. This is slated for October 29 on both BD-Audio, and DVD-Audio. It’s been a beautiful year for Close To The Edge.
Real Gone Music will provide Andy Williams fans, especially those of his Christmas songs (yes, I’m one of them…and so are my kids!) with a 2CD The Complete Christmas Recordings. The set will contain his three XMas issues (The Andy Williams Christmas Album – 1963, Merry Christmas – 1965, and Christmas Present – 1974), as well as five rarities that include b-side “Ave Maria”, “Christmas Is A Feeling In Your Heart”, and “The Wind, The Sand And The Star” 1955 single recorded for the Cadence label, and both Spanish and Italian versions of “White Christmas”. It will be the definitive version of the albums. Best of all? The album features brand new remastering. So, yeah, I’m there for all 42 songs. The Complete Christmas Recordings is on the calendar for October 29.