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Release Round-Up: Week of June 18

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Patty Duke - ValleyPatty Duke, Don’t Just Stand There/Patty / Sings Songs from Valley of the Dolls/Sings Folk Songs (Time to Move On) (Real Gone Music)

All four of Patty’s United Artists albums released on a pair of two-fers, including 1968’s unreleased Sings Folk Songs.

Supremes - Cream of the Crop Paper SleeveThe Supremes, Cream of the Crop / Love Child / I Hear a Symphony / Join the Temptations / Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland / Supremes A Go-Go (Motown MS 649, 1966) (Culture Factory)

A bunch of Supremes classics – six albums from 1966’s The Supremes A Go-Go to 1969’s Cream of the Crop, their last with Diana Ross – all get the mini-LP treatment from Culture Factory.

Evening with Diana Ross

Diana Ross, The Boss /An Evening with Diana Ross (Culture Factory)

Culture Factory also brings Miss Ross’ long out-of-print concert disc back to CD, along with a new, mini-LP edition of the Ashford and Simpson-helmed favorite The Boss.

JULIA FORDHAM SweptJulia Fordham, Porcelain / Swept: Deluxe Editions (Cherry Pop)

The second and third LPs by U.K. singer Julia Fordham are expanded and remastered for the first time.

Porcelain: Amazon U.K. / Amazon U.S.
Swept: Amazon U.K. / Amazon U.S.

20 Feet from StardomVarious Artists, 20 Feet from Stardom: Music from the Motion Picture (Columbia)

The soundtrack to the anticipated new documentary about the best backup singers you might not have known, from Darlene Love to Merry Clayton. (Legacy’s releasing Clayton’s first-ever best-of compilation next month.) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Paul Young RRPaul Young, Remixes and Rarities (Cherry Pop)

Two discs of rare or new-to-CD bonus material from the ’80s crooner. (Amazon U.K. / Amazon U.S.)

Woody 100 ConcertVarious Artists, Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy Center (Legacy)

Not sure if this concert kills fascists, but this CD/DVD tribute to a folk legend, featuring John Mellencamp, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash and more is a fitting way to honor one of the century’s best songwriters. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Julia Fordham Reissues Out from Under “Lock and Key” from Cherry Pop

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JULIA FORDHAM SweptCherry Pop gets sophisticated once again with the expanded releases of two albums by Julia Fordham this month.

The British singer-songwriter hit it big in the late ’80s and early ’90s for a clutch of smart pop tunes with immaculate production from the likes of Hugh Padgham and Peter Asher. Guitarist Dominic Miller, who’d played in World Party and would become the go-to guitarist for Sting in the 1990s and beyond, prominently lent his six-string talents to Fordham’s records as well, which enjoyed great popularity in Europe and Asia.

Twenty-five years after her first record, Cherry Pop will expand the Julia Fordham discography, starting with double-disc expansions of her second and third LPs, Porcelain (1989) and Swept (1991), the latter of which featured Fordham’s biggest U.K. hit, the uplifting Top 20 single “(Love Moves in) Mysterious Ways.”

Both releases – which, like a lot of Cherry Pop’s catalogue this year, are being produced by Vinny Vero – feature a bevy of bonus tracks; several radio edits and alternate versions abound for Porcelain (additionally, non-LP B-side “Manhattan Skyline,” which was featured on U.S. pressings of the standard album, has been incorporated into the album assembly) while Swept features 14 additional tracks, including no less than nine non-LP tracks.

Each package, featuring new liner notes with contributions by Fordham, are available in the U.K. next Monday, June 17. Hit the jump for Amazon links and full track lists!

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Written by Mike Duquette

June 12, 2013 at 16:50