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December 17, 2012

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - December 18, 2012

Parklive box set

The week's new music releases lean heavily toward nostalgia, with a 5-disc box set of Blur's Parklive album, a 35th anniversary edition of Eric Clapton's Slowhand, and several Frank Zappa reissues.

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 music releases:

Andrew Bird: Hands of Glory [vinyl]
Bell Gardens: Full Sundown Assembly
Blur: Parklive (4-CD and DVD box set)
Bob Dylan: Oh Mercy (reissue) [vinyl]
Buddy Guy: Live at Legends
Burial: One / Two [vinyl]
Chief Keef: Finally Rich
Eric Clapton: Slowhand (35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (remastered and expanded)
Frank Zappa: Ahead of Their Time (reissue)
Frank Zappa: Baby Snakes (reissue)
Frank Zappa: Finer Moments (reissue)
Frank Zappa: Jazz from Hell (reissue)
Frank Zappa: Lather (reissue)
Frank Zappa: Lost Episodes (reissue)
Frank Zappa: Mystery Disc (reissue)
Frank Zappa: Understanding America (reissue)
Frank Zappa: Yellow Shark (reissue)
John Fahey: Transcendental Waterfall: Guitar Excursions 1963 - 1967 (6-LP box set) [vinyl]
Josh Ritter: Joy to You Baby [vinyl]
Mazzy Star: Flowers in December EP
Metric: Synthetica (deluxe edition)
Muddy Waters: You Shook Me: The Chess Masters 3 - 1958 to 1963
The Pogues: The Pogues In Paris - 30th Anniversary Concert At The Olympia
The Rolling Stones: Grrr: Greatest Hits (5-LP box set) [vinyl]
Rush: 2112 (CD and Audio Blu-Ray Super Deluxe Edition) (remastered and expanded)
Slowdive: Pygmalion (reissue) [vinyl]
T.I.: Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Hand
Tom Tom Club: Downtown Rockers
Toots and the Maytals: Live
Various Artists: Les Miserables: Highlights from the Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists: Lullaby Versions of Songs Recorded By Fleetwood Mac
Various Artists: Lullaby Versions of Songs Recorded By Katy Perry
Various Artists: Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
The Washingtonians: Rare And Early Duke Ellington Sessions 1924-1928

also at Largehearted Boy:

other weekly CD & DVD release lists

2012 Online Year-end Music Lists

100 online sources for free and legal music downloads
Try It Before You Buy It (music from this week's CD releases)