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October 2, 2006

This Week's Interesting CD & DVD Releases

A strong week of fall music releases is highlighted (for me, at least) by the much heralded Hold Steady's Boys and Girls in America and the new Beck album, The Information. Interesting remastered reissues come from Captain Beefheart (Doc at the Radar Station, Ice Cream for Crow), Pretenders (Pretenders, Pretenders II), and Depeche Mode (Broken Frame, Some Great Reward, Songs of Faith and Devotion).

CD releases:

Ad Astra Per Aspera: Catapult Calypso [cd]
Akron/Family: Meek Warrior [cd]
Amos Lee: Supply And Demand [cd]
Beck: The Information [cd]
Bruce Springsteen: We Shall Overcome - The Seeger Sessions - American Land Edition [cd]
Captain Beefheart: Doc at the Radar Station (remastered) [cd]
Captain Beefheart: Ice Cream for Crow (remastered) [cd]
Cities: Variations [cd]
The Dears: Gang Of Losers [cd]
Decemberists: The Crane Wife [cd]
Depeche Mode: Broken Frame (remastered with DVD) [cd]
Depeche Mode: Some Great Reward (remastered with DVD) [cd]
Depeche Mode: Songs of Faith & Devotion (remastered with DVD) [cd]
The DFA: DFA Remixes: Chapter 2 [cd]
Evanescence: The Open Door [cd]
F.S. Blumm: Summer Kling [cd]
Goldenboy: Underneath the Radio [cd]
He Is Legend: Suck Out the Poison [flac]*
The Hold Steady: Boys And Girls In America [cd]
Home Video: No Certain Night Or Morning [cd]
Jet: Shine On [cd]
Jonezetta: Popularity [cd]
The Killers: Sam's Town [cd]
Kooks: Inside In/Inside Out [cd]
Lindsey Buckingham: Under The Skin [cd]
Los Straightjackets: Twist Party [cd]
Nina Nastasia: On Leaving [cd]
Outrageous Cherry: Stay Happy [cd]
Pere Ubu: Why I Hate Women [cd]
Pernice Brothers: Live A Little [cd]
Pet Shop Boys: PopArt: The Hits [cd]
Pretenders: Pretenders (remastered) [cd]
Pretenders: Pretenders II (remastered) [cd]
Ray Charles and the Count Basie Orchestra: Ray Sings, Basie Swings [cd]
Robyn Hitchcock: Ole! Tarantula [cd]
Rodrigo y Gabriela: Rodrigo y Gabriela [cd]
Sarah McLachlan: Mirrorball: The Complete Concert (2 CD's) [cd]
Sean Lennon: Friendly Fire (with DVD) [cd]
Sleepy Brown: Mr. Brown [cd]
Subtle: for hero : for fool [cd]
Thunderbirds Are Now!: Make History [cd]
Tim Buckley: Best of Tim Buckley (remastered) [cd]
Tokyo Police Club: A Lesson in Crime [cd]
Trey Anastasio: Bar 17 [cd]
Various Artists: Air: LateNight Tales [cd]
Various Artists: Adult Swim and Stones Throw presents Chrome Children [cd]
Various Artists: Lost - Season 2 (soundtrack) [cd]
Venetian Snares: Hospitality [cd]

Among this week's DVD releases, I am most tempted by Scarface (Platinum Edition), so I'll have something to play if MTV's Cribs ever stops by.

DVD releases:

21 Grams (Collector's Edition) [dvd]
30 Days [dvd]
Abbott & Costello Show - 100th Anniversary Collection Season 2 [dvd]
Abominable [dvd]
Aces [dvd]
Against the Wall [dvd]
America 101 [dvd]
American Blackout [dvd]
Andromeda - Season 5 Collection [dvd]
Avenger [dvd]
Basilisk, Vol. 2 - The Spoils of War [dvd]
Basilisk, Vol. 2 - The Spoils of War (Limited Edition) [dvd]
Body Double (Widescreen Special Edition) [dvd]
Bugsy (Special Edition) [dvd]
Calvaire: The Ordeal [dvd]
Cartoon Network Christmas 3 [dvd]
Case Closed: The Time Bombed Skyscraper - The Movie [dvd]
Cedric the Entertainer - Taking You Higher [dvd]
A Century of Science Fiction - Hosted by Christopher Lee [dvd]
Changing Times [dvd]
Chiefs [dvd]
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawntreader [dvd]
Classic Albums: Steely Dan: Aja [dvd]
Classic Albums: U2: The Joshua Tree [dvd]
Classic Albums: The Who: Who's Next [dvd]
Confidence [dvd]
The Covenant [dvd]
Deadfall [dvd]
Disorder [dvd]
Edmond [dvd]
Forever Knight - The Trilogy, Part 3 [dvd]
Ganja and Hess [dvd]
Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda: Slipstream Collection [dvd]
The Greatest American Hero - The Complete Series (free Cape and Notebook included!) [dvd]
InuYasha 46: An Ancestor Named Kagome [dvd]
I Was A Teenage Moviemaker - Don Glut's Amateur Movies (2-Disc Special Edition) [dvd]
John and Yoko: Give Peace a Son [dvd]
Lewis Black - Red, White and Screwed [dvd]
The Krays - Geordie Connection [dvd]
The Little Mermaid (Two-Disc Special Edition) [dvd]
Live Feed [dvd]
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (Locked 'N Loaded Director's Cut) [dvd]
The Maltese Falcon (Three-Disc Special Edition) [dvd]
McLeod's Daughters - Season 1 [dvd]
Medium - The Complete Second Season [dvd]
moe: Live from the Fillmore [dvd]
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Extraordinarily Deluxe Two-Disc Edition) [dvd]
Mummy's Kiss: 2nd Dynasty [dvd]
MXC - Most Extreme Elimination Challenge Season One [dvd]
Next Door [dvd]
Once In A Lifetime [dvd]
Pat Metheney Group: The Way Up: Live [dvd]
Penn & Teller - Bullsh*t - The Complete Third Season [dvd]
Penn & Teller - Bullsh*t - Three Season Pack [dvd]
Pixies: Club Date: Live at the Paradise in Boston [dvd]
Planet of the Apes: TV Series [dvd]
A Private Matter [dvd]
Robert Earl Keen: Live at the Ryman [dvd]
The Roost [dvd]
Sam Kinison - Why Did We Laugh? (with CD) [dvd]
Scarface (Platinum Edition) [dvd]
See Jane Date [dvd]
Sinful [dvd]
Sound Tribe Sector 9: Live as the Time Changes [dvd]
South Park: The Hits, Vol. 1 - Matt and Trey's Top Ten [dvd]
Stargate SG-1 - Season 9 Boxed Set [dvd]
String Cheese Incident: Live From Austin Texas [dvd]
The Super Inframan [dvd]
Thank You for Smoking (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
The Three Stooges: Stooges on the Run [dvd]
Three's Company - Season Eight [dvd]
Tom and Jerry Tales, Vol. 1 [dvd]
Trail of Blood [dvd]
Twilight Zone: The Complete Collection [dvd]
Vice Guide to Travel [dvd]
Viva Baseball [dvd]
Voodoo Moon [dvd]
The Woods (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
X-Men - The Last Stand (The Stan Lee Collector's Edition) [dvd]
X-Men - The Last Stand (Widescreen Edition) [dvd]

see also:

previous weekly release lists