We don’t hear much from Elvin Bishop, but I’m always pleased when we do. Most know him as the ‘one hit wonder’, when, in fact, Elvin Bishop is much more than that. (You might remember “Fooled Around And Fell In Love”, which had Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Starship) at the vocal helm.) Elvin bishop has a rich musical history that would do you well to investigate. His last album, Red Dog Speaks (2010), was a good album.
On August 19, Alligator Records will release the next album from Elvin Bishop, Can’t Even Do Wrong Right. Interesting album cover.
Fuel Records will release an Etta James feature for CD, It Takes Love To Keep A Woman: The Allen Toussaint Sessions. This disc is set for release on August 5.
Mercury Records have Get Hurt, the new album from The Gaslight Anthem, planned for August 19.
On September 9, Rhino and Parlophone Records will reissue The Best Of The Specials, a ‘best of’ previously released in 2008. Since this previously released with a DVD, my guess is that this one will ditch the DVD, issuing just the CD.
Rhino will bring the much anticipated Introducing Morrissey, a loved video, previously only available on VHS, to the DVD format. This Morrissey video features his 1995 British concert tour. It is expected on September 9.
Blue Note has the self-titled album from Ryan Adams coming on September 9.
Between 2010 and 2012, Suzanne Vega reinterpreted her own material in a four album series called Close-Up. Now, Razor & Tie will combine all four issues into a 5CD/DVD Box entitled Close-Up Series. The Box is a hard-cover book with 68 pages of lyrics, photos, and credits. Adding to the original four CDs, a fifth CD will feature previously available digital bonus tracks. The DVD features Suzanne Vega in a concert setting at The City Winery in New York City, as well as an interview, and a rehearsal for the show featured.
Close-Up Series will be released on August 12.
Razor & Tie Records have Transmissions coming from Starset, scheduled for July 8.
This isn’t CD but since we’ve already posted a vinyl report, this will just have to slot in here. Fantasy Records will br releasing a 7LP Box titled Creedence Clearwater Revival, planning the set for October 21. If you’re a vinyl aficionado, be prepared. I’m guessing this will be 180g-weight, with all the cool extras.
There are two new Essential series 2CD sets arriving on July 29. The first is The Essential N’Sync, which will have 34 tracks. The second is The Essential Britney Spears, containing 32 songs.
RCA Records will release the new Imogen Heap album, Sparks, in both standard CD and Deluxe Edition sets. All issues are set for August 19.
And to close this day out, how about a listen to a cover track, “Sea Of Love” by Lily and Madeleine as they visited KCRW. They even showcased a new song on the show. Enjoy!