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Release Round-Up: Week of June 4

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DylanGHVol2SACDBob Dylan, Greatest Hits Volume 2 (SACD) (Audio Fidelity)

A double hybrid SACD version of the classic Dylan compilation, mastered by Steve Hoffman. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Hello AngelSandie Shaw, The Sandie Shaw Supplement Reviewing the Situation Hello Angel: Expanded Editions (Salvo)

Sandie Shaw’s late ’60s and ’80s material gets newly remastered and expanded. Smiths alive! (Click on the post above for a full breakdown and order links.)

BF5 LiveBen Folds Five, Live (ImaVeePee/Sony Music)

The power piano-pop trio’s first live disc, culled from dates in 2012 and 2013. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

10 SoundtrackMason Williams, The Mason Williams Phonograph Record / Mason Williams, The Mason Williams Ear Show / Surf Punks, Locals Only / The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Stacked Deck/Too Stuffed to Jump / Dickey Lee, Original Greatest Hits / Cat Mother and the All-Night Newsboys, Albion Doo-Wah / Grateful Dead, Dick’s Picks Vol. 23 – Baltimore Civic Center Baltimore, MD 9/17/72 / Henry Mancini, “10″ Original Soundtrack  (Real Gone Music)

The latest from Real Gone, yours to read about here.

Roadhouse BluesAlbert King, Roadhouse Blues (Stax/Concord)

A reissue of King’s 1991 hits compilation. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

ClownAroundClownaround: The Original Show Album (Masterworks Broadway)

The studio cast recording of this 1972 Gene Kelly musical is now available exclusively at, as a made-to-order CD-R.

Have a Real Gone Summer with Surf Punks, Amazing Rhythm Aces, Grateful Dead and More

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Surf Punks - Locals OnlyWhen Real Gone Music kicks off summer with a slate of releases due on June 4, it’s only appropriate that one title comes from a surf band.  Well, sort of.  Locals Only, the sophomore album from Surf Punks, the snarling beach band formed by Dennis Dragon (yes, the brother of “Captain” Daryl Dragon of Captain & Tennille!) and Drew Steele, is one of the seven reissues coming your way.  Locals is joined by another second outing, Cat Mother and the All-Night Newsboys’ Albion Doo Wah.  (Real Gone reissued Cat Mother’s Jimi Hendrix-produced debut earlier this year.)  In a completely different vein, Real Gone has the first two Warner Bros. albums for musical renaissance man Mason (“Classical Gas”) Williams, as well as the first two long-players from The Amazing Rhythm Aces.  And that’s not all.  On the country side of town, the label is anthologizing Dickey Lee’s 1970s sides for RCA.  Real Gone rounds out its slate with the latest reissued installment of Grateful Dead’s Dick’s Picks.

After the jump, we have pre-order links for every title and the complete contents of Real Gone’s press release, with full details on all releases!  Plus: rescheduled dates for previously-announced reissues from Patty Duke and Henry Mancini! Read the rest of this entry »