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November 15, 2010

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - November 16, 2010

This week Bruce Springsteen releases The Promise, a 2-CD album consisting of 21 outtakes from the Darkness on the Edge of Town recording sessions. A box set is also available that contains a remastered edition of Darkness on the Edge of Town as well as over four hours of live concert footage.

As the year winds down, the number of new releases dwindles. From this week's modest list, I can strongly recommend Faun Fables' Light of a Vaster Dark, Le Switch's The Rest of Me, The Queers' Back to the Basement, and The Russian Futurists' The Weight's on the Wheels.

Christmas discs are abundant this week, and include holiday albums by Annie Lennox, the cast of Glee, and Pink Martini

Among the week's reissues are vinyl by the Black Keys and Fugazi, and a CD reissue of Regina Spektor's Soviet Kitsch.

What new releases are you picking up this week? What can you recommend? Have I left anything noteworthy off the list?

This week's interesting CD releases:

Annie Lennox: A Christmas Cornucopia
Billy Joel: The Hits (remastered)
The Black Keys: The Big Come Up (reissue) [vinyl]
The Black Keys: Moan (reissue) [vinyl]
Bombay Bicycle Club: Flaws
Bruce Springsteen: The Promise
Bruce Springsteen: The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story (3-CD & 3-DVD box set) (3-CD & 3-Blu-ray DVD box set)
Crushed Stars: Convalescing in Braille
Darren Hayman: Essex Arms
The Elves of Heaven: This Christmas EP
Elvis Costello: National Ransom [vinyl]
Expo '70: Sonic Messenger [vinyl]
Faun Fables: Light of a Vaster Dark
Frank Zappa: The Torture Never Stops [dvd]
Fugazi: In on the Kill Taker (reissue) [vinyl]
Fugazi: Red Medicine (reissue) [vinyl]
Fugazi: Steady Diet of Nothing (reissue) [vinyl]
The Germs: Live At The Starwood, Dec. 3,1980
Home Video: The Automatic Process [mp3]
Japandroids: Heavenward Grand Prix [vinyl & mp3]
The Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band: Almost Acoustic (reissue)
The Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band: Ragged But Right (reissue)
Jesu: Heartache & Dethroned (2-CDs)
Jimi Hendrix: BBC Sessions (2-CDs & DVD)
Jimi Hendrix: Blues (CD & DVD)
Jimi Hendrix: Live at Woodstock (remastered)
Jimi Hendrix: Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year
Jimi Hendrix: West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology (4 CD/ 1 DVD box set) (CD & DVD edition)
Kid Rock: Born Free
Kisses: Heart of the Nightlife
KT Tunstall: Have Yourself a Very KT Christmas
La Sera: Never Come Around [vinyl]
Lavinia: There Is Light Between Us
Le Switch: The Rest of Me [mp3]
Lee Hazlewood: Strung Out On Something New: The Reprise Recordings (reissue)
Loreena McKennitt: The Wind That Shakes The Barley
Majors for Minors: Bee Gees for Babies
Mariage Blanc: Mariage Blanc
The Mommyheads: Finest Specimens
Nelly: 5.0
Nelly Furtado: Best of Nelly Furtado
Norah Jones: ...Featuring Norah Jones
Pan American: For Waiting, For Chasing
Pigeons: Liasons
Pink: Greatest Hits... So Far!!!
Pink Martini: Joy to The World
The Pipettes: Earth Vs the Pipettes
The Queers: Back to the Basement
Regina Spektor: Soviet Kitsch (reissue)
Rihanna: Loud
The Russian Futurists: The Weight's on the Wheels [mp3]
Sharon Van Etten: I'm Giving Up on You [vinyl & mp3]
The Shondes: Lines & Hooks + 3 EP
Shuteye Unison: Our Future Selves [mp3]
The Sights: The Most of What Follows Is True
Stereolab: Not Music
The Stooges: The Stooges (Rhino Handmade Collector's Edition)
Supertramp: Breakfast in America (remastered with bonus CD)
Temper Trap: Conditions Remixed
Various Artists: 30 Rock: Original Television Soundtrack
Various Artists: Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album
Various Artists: Next Three Days (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Tangled (soundtrack)
The Warlocks: Rise & Fall EP & Rarities

also at Largehearted Boy:

weekly CD & DVD release lists
Try It Before You Buy It (music from this week's CD releases)