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Release Round-Up: Week of January 22

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Billy Joel - Love SongsBilly Joel, She’s Got a Way: Love Songs (Columbia/Legacy)

The romantic side of the Piano Man is featured on this new compilation. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Searching for Sugar Man Blu-RayRodriguez, Searching for Sugar Man (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

One of the most captivating catalogue music documentaries of 2012 is now available on DVD  (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) and Blu-Ray (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)!

Blue Nile HatsThe Blue Nile, A Walk Across the Rooftops / Hats: Deluxe Editions (Virgin/EMI)

Slated for release in the U.K. late last year, these two double-disc expansions of The Blue Nile’s first two LPs, featuring many rare and unreleased recordings, are on the schedule today, as well. (A Walk Across the RooftopsAmazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. – Hats: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Buck Owens - Honky TonkBuck Owens, Honky Tonk Man: Buck Sings Country Classics / Don Rich, Don Rich Sings George Jones (Omnivore)

Two never-before-released sets from two legends of Bakersfield are coming from Omnivore! (Buck Owens: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. – Don Rich: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

The Very Best of The PoguesThe Pogues, The Very Best of The Pogues (Shout! Factory)

A new Pogues compilation – according to the label, the only one in print in the U.S. right now. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Four Seasons - Gold Vault of HitsFrankie Valli and The 4 Seasons, Gold Vault of Hits 2nd Vault of Golden Hits (Rhino)

Two original 4 Seasons compilations, released by Philips in 1965 and 1966, work their way to CD from Rhino. (Gold VaultAmazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.2nd Vault: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Say Anything All My Friends Are EnemiesSay Anything, All My Friends Are Enemies: Early Rarities (Equal Vision)

A three-disc set featuring Max Bemis and his emo ensemble’s first self-released albums. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Baseball, But Better: Say Anything Compile Early Works on Three Discs

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Say Anything All My Friends Are EnemiesWho says January is a dull month for catalogue music? Say Anything are starting the year off with a triple-disc limited edition box set chronicling much of their early career.

All My Friends Are Enemies: Early Rarities chronicles lead singer/songwriter Max Bemis’ L.A. band in the two years before their signing to Doghouse Records in 2003 and releasing breakthrough album Say Anything…is a Real Boy the following year. (From 2005 to 2009, the group was signed to J/RCA Records, re-releasing …is a Real Boy in 2006 as well as double album In Defense of the Genre (2007) and a self-titled LP in 2009; indie label Equal Vision handled last year’s Anarchy, My Dear.)

The set, limited to 5,000 copies, will feature the band’s first self-released EP, 2000’s Junior Varsity (self-reissued and expanded as In Your Dreams (2002)); their proper debut, Baseball: An Album by Sayanything (2001) and 2002’s Menorah/Majora EP. Also featured in the box are some 18 further odds and ends, including much of the “Dormroom Demos,” recorded the same time as Menorah/Majora in Bemis’ Sarah Lawrence College dorm.

It’s shaping up to be a busy year for Bemis: in a recent two-part chat (here and here) with The Alternative Press, he discussed at length the recent departure of longtime Say Anything drummer Coby Linder, new projects with his wife including his first child and a new band, Perma, and the promise of new Say Anything music (with a possible detour to celebrate the 10-year mark for …is a Real Boy) in 2014. In the meantime, All My Friends Are Enemies is out January 22. Order it at Amazon U.S. here and Amazon U.K. here and hit the jump for the full track breakdown.

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Written by Mike Duquette

January 2, 2013 at 13:06

Legacy Orders Another Round of “Playlist”

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It feels like it’s been a long time since the last batch of Playlist titles from Legacy (by our records, it’s been five months), but a bunch of new titles are on shelves as of yesterday.

There’s a lot of country and modern rock in this batch, including titles from Gene Autry, Phil Vassar and Joe Diffie (on the country end) and Say Anything, Coheed and Cambria and Mudvayne (on the rock end). There’s also one from rap/reggae artist Matisyahu (surely you recall the Orthodox Jewish musician, whose toasting abilities were stunningly high), sets from The Hooters, Kris Kristofferson, Rosemary Clooney and Phoebe Snow and at least one title pushed back from a previous batch (Philly-soulsters The Intruders).

All the sets are pretty generic hits-and-album-cuts compilations, the standard Playlist fare for sure (the Phil Vassar set is actually identical to his 2006 compilation Greatest Hits Vol. 1), but the set for former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland features a great amount of remixes from promos and hard-to-find CD singles that hardcore fans would probably want to add to their collections.

Hit the jump to check out all the titles and order them on Amazon here.

Kelly Rowland, Playlist: The Very Best of Kelly Rowland (Columbia/Legacy 88697 56711-2, 2011)

  1. When Love Takes Over – David Guetta with Kelly Rowland
  2. Dilemma (with Nelly)
  3. Haven’t Told You
  4. I’m Beginning to See the Light
  5. Beyond Imagination
  6. Work (Freemasons Radio Edit)
  7. Train on a Track (Rob Fusari Remix)
  8. Stole (5AM Remix)
  9. Like This (with Eve)
  10. Comeback
  11. Every Thought is You
  12. Still in Love with My Ex
  13. Daylight
  14. Can’t Nobody (Cedsolo Hip-Hop Remix)

Track 1 from One Love (Virgin/EMI, 2009)
Tracks 2-3 and 5 from Simply Deep (Columbia, 2002)
Track 4 from Mona Lisa Smile: Music from the Motion Picture (Epic/Sony Music Soundtrax, 2003)
Track 6 from “Work” CD single (Columbia, 2007). Original version from Ms. Kelly.
Track 7 from “Train on a Track” international CD single (Columbia, 2003). Original version from Simply Deep.
Track 8 from “Stole” U.K. CD single (Columbia, 2003). Original version from Simply Deep.
Tracks 9-12 from Ms. Kelly (Music World/Columbia, 2007)
Track 13 from Ms. Kelly: Diva Deluxe (Music World/Columbia, 2008)
Track 14 from “Can’t Nobody” U.K. CD single (Columbia, 2003). Original version from Simply Deep.

Matisyahu, Playlist: The Very Best of Matisyahu (Epic/Legacy 88697 80499-2, 2011)

  1. King Without a Crown
  2. Chop ‘Em Down (Live)
  3. Close My Eyes (Live)
  4. Youth
  5. Warrior
  6. Jerusalem (Out of Darkness Comes Light)
  7. Indestructible
  8. Spark Seekers
  9. Message in a Bottle
  10. One Day
  11. I Will Be Light (Live Acoustic)
  12. Smash Lies
  13. For You
  14. Temple

Tracks 1, 4 and 7 from Youth (JDub/Or/Epic, 2006)
Tracks 2-3 from Live at Stubb’s (JDub/Or, 2005)
Tracks 5-6 and 9 from No Place to Be (JDub/Or/Epic, 2006)
Track 8 from Youth Dub (JDub/Or/Epic, 2006)
Tracks 10 and 12-13 from Light (JDub/Or/Epic, 2009)
Track 11 previously unreleased
Track 14 from iTunes edition of Light (JDub/Or/Epic, 2009)

The Intruders, Playlist: The Very Best of The Intruders (Epic/Legacy 88697 80920-2, 2011)

  1. Together
  2. A Love That’s Real
  3. (We’ll Be) United
  4. Cowboys to Girls
  5. Me Tarzan, You Jane
  6. Friends No More
  7. Slow Drag
  8. (Love is Like a) Baseball Game
  9. Sad Girl
  10. When We Get Married
  11. Jack Be Nimble
  12. (You’d Better) Check Yourself
  13. I’ll Always Love My Mama
  14. Energy of Love

Tracks 1-3 and 12 from The Intruders Are Together (Gamble, 1967)
Tracks 4, 6 and 8-9 from Cowboys to Girls (Gamble, 1968)
Track 5 from Gamble single 225, 1969
Track 7 from Gamble single 221, 1968
Track 10 from When We Get Married (Gamble, 1970)
Track 11 from Music Voice single 504, 1964
Track 13 from Save the Children (Philadelphia International, 1973)
Track 14 from Energy of Love (TSOP, 1974)

Say Anything, Playlist: The Very Best of Say Anything (RCA/Legacy 88697 88912-2, 2011)

  1. The Writhing South
  2. Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too
  3. Woe
  4. I Want to Know Your Plans
  5. Every Man Has a Molly
  6. Admit It!!!
  7. Baby Girl, I’m a Blur
  8. Shiksa (Girlfriend)
  9. The Church Channel
  10. Hate Everyone
  11. Do Better
  12. Less Cute
  13. Crush’d
  14. Cemetery

Tracks 1 and 3-6 from Say Anything…is a Real Boy (Doghouse, 2004 – reissued J, 2006)
Track 2 from Say Anything…Was a Real Boy bonus disc (J, 2006)
Tracks 7-9 from In Defense of the Genre (J, 2007)
Tracks 10-14 from Say Anything (RCA, 2009)

The Hooters, Playlist: The Very Best of The Hooters (Columbia/Legacy 88697 92780-2, 2011)

  1. Brother, Don’t You Walk Away
  2. Day by Day
  3. All You Zombies
  4. And We Danced
  5. Satellite
  6. Karla with a K
  7. Fightin’ on the Same Side
  8. South Ferry Road
  9. Deliver Me
  10. Johnny B.
  11. Don’t Knock It ‘Til You Try It
  12. 500 Miles
  13. Blood from a Stone
  14. Graveyard Waltz

Tracks 1, 9, 11 and 12 from Zig Zag (Columbia, 1989)
Tracks 2-4, 8 and 13 from Nervous Night (Columbia, 1985)
Tracks 5-7, 10 and 14 from One Way Home (Columbia, 1987)

Mudvayne, Playlist: The Very Best of Mudvayne (Epic/Legacy 88697 93187-2, 2011)

  1. Dull Boy
  2. Dig
  3. Not Falling
  4. Fish Out of Water
  5. Do What You Do
  6. Beautiful and Strange
  7. Determined
  8. Scream with Me
  9. World So Cold
  10. Death Blooms
  11. Fall Into Sleep
  12. -1
  13. 1000 Mile Journey
  14. Happy?

Tracks 1 and 4-5 from The New Game (Epic, 2008)
Tracks 2, 10 and 12 from L.D. 50 (No-Name/Epic, 2000)
Tracks 3 and 9 from The End of All Things to Come (Epic, 2002)
Tracks 6, 8 and 13 from Mudvayne (Epic, 2009)
Tracks 7, 11 and 14 from Lost and Found (Epic, 2005)

Coheed & Cambria, Playlist: The Very Best of Coheed & Cambria (Columbia/Legacy 88697 93190-2, 2011)

  1. Welcome Home
  2. Here We Are, Juggernaut
  3. Devil in Jersey City
  4. Feathers
  5. The Running Free
  6. Pearl of the Stars
  7. The Suffering
  8. Ten Speed (of God’s Blood and Burial)
  9. A Favor House Atlantic
  10. Everything Evil
  11. No World for Tomorrow (Live)
  12. Blood Red Summer
  13. In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
  14. Wake Up (Acoustic)

Tracks 1 and 8 from Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness (Columbia, 2005)
Tracks 2 and 6-7 from Year of the Black Rainbow (Columbia, 2010)
Tracks 3 and 10 from The Second Stage Turbine (Equal Vision/Defiance, 2002)
Tracks 4-5 from Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume 2: No World for Tomorrow (Columbia, 2007)
Track 11 from Neverender: Children of the Fence (Columbia, 2009)
Tracks 9 and 12-13 from In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 (Equal Vision/Columbia, 2003)
Track 14 exact origin unknown

Phoebe Snow, Playlist: The Very Best of Phoebe Snow (Columbia/Legacy 88697 93886-2, 2011)

  1. Autobiography (Shine, Shine, Shine)
  2. Two-Fisted Love
  3. Teach Me Tonight
  4. No Regrets
  5. In My Girlish Days
  6. San Francisco Bay Blues (Live)
  7. Pre-Dawn Imagination
  8. Goin’ Down for the Third Time
  9. Sweet Disposition
  10. Garden of Joy Blues
  11. At Last (Live)
  12. There’s a Boat That’s Leavin’ Soon for New York
  13. Poetry Man
  14. Good Times (Live)

Tracks 1, 3 and 5 from It Looks Like Snow (Columbia, 1976)
Tracks 2, 4, 7-9 and 12 from Second Childhood (Columbia, 1976)
Track 6 exact origin unknown
Track 10 from Never Letting Go (Columbia, 1977)
Track 11 from The New York Rock and Soul Revue: Live at the Beacon (Giant, 1991)
Track 13 from Phoebe Snow (Shelter, 1974)
Track 14 from The Very Best of Phoebe Snow (Columbia/Legacy, 2001)

Rosemary Clooney, Playlist: The Very Best of Rosemary Clooney (Columbia/Legacy 88697 94178-2, 2011)

  1. Come On-a My House
  2. In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening
  3. Hey There
  4. Half as Much
  5. Botch-a-Me (Ba-Ba-Bacciami Piccina)
  6. The Lady is a Tramp
  7. You Started Something
  8. You Make Me Feel So Young
  9. Blue Rose
  10. Love, You Didn’t Do Right by Me
  11. Blame It on My Youth
  12. Mambo Italiano
  13. This Ole House
  14. Tenderly
  15. Mangos
  16. From This Moment On

Billy Swan, Playlist: The Very Best of Billy Swan (Monument/Legacy 88697 94237-2, 2011)

  1. Everything’s the Same (Ain’t Nothin’ Changed)
  2. Your True Love
  3. Shake Rattle and Roll
  4. Number One
  5. I Just Want to Taste Your Wine
  6. Don’t Be Cruel
  7. Ubangi Stomp
  8. You’re the Pain (in My Heart)
  9. (You Just) Woman Handled My Mind
  10. Stranger
  11. Matchbox
  12. Vanessa
  13. Rock and Roll Moon Blues, Pt. 1
  14. I Can Help

Tracks 1, 7-10 and 13 from Rock ‘n’ Roll Moon (Monument, 1975)
Tracks 2, 4-5 and 12 from Billy Swan (Monument, 1976)
Tracks 3, 6 and 14 from I Can Help (Monument, 1974)
Track 11 from Choice Cuts (BMG, 1997)

Kris Kristofferson, Playlist: The Very Best of Kris Kristofferson (Monument/Legacy 88697 94238-2, 2011)

  1. Why Me
  2. To Beat the Devil
  3. Me and Bobby McGee
  4. Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down
  5. The Silver Tongued Devil and I
  6. Help Me Make It Through the Night
  7. Sugar Man
  8. Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)
  9. Stranger
  10. The Taker
  11. Nobody Wins
  12. For the Good Times
  13. Once More with Feeling
  14. Living Legend

Tracks 1, 7 and 11 from Jesus Was a Capricorn (Monument, 1972)
Tracks 2-4, 6 and 12 from Kristofferson (Monument, 1970)
Tracks 5, 8 and 10 from The Silver Tongued Devil and I (Monument, 1971)
Track 9 from Who’s to Bless and Who’s to Blame (Monument, 1975)
Track 13 from Shake Hands with the Devil (Monument, 1979)
Track 14 from Easter Island (Monument, 1978)

Gene Autry, Playlist: The Very Best of Gene Autry (Legacy 88697 94240-2, 2011)

  1. Back in the Saddle Again
  2. That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine
  3. You’re the Only Star (in My Blue Heaven)
  4. South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)
  5. My Mexicali Rose
  6. Blueberry Hill
  7. You Are My Sunshine
  8. I Hang My Head and Cry
  9. I’m Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes
  10. At Mail Call Tonight
  11. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
  12. Don’t Fence Me In
  13. Red River Valley
  14. Home on the Range

Track 1 from Columbia single 37010
Tracks 3 and 5 from Columbia single 37002

Joe Diffie, Playlist: The Very Best of Joe Diffie (Epic/Legacy 88697 94367-2, 2011)

  1. Home
  2. If You Want Me To
  3. If the Devil Danced (in Empty Pockets)
  4. Is It Cold in Here
  5. Not Too Much to Ask
  6. Ships That Don’t Come In
  7. Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)
  8. Honky Tonk Attitude
  9. John Deere Green
  10. Pickup Man
  11. Third Rock from the Sun
  12. So Help Me Girl
  13. Bigger Than The Beatles
  14. This is Your Brain

Tracks 1-3 from A Thousand Winding Roads (Epic, 1990)
Tracks 4 and 6 from Regular Joe (Epic, 1992)
Track 5 from Come On Come On (Columbia, 1992)
Tracks 7-9 from Honky Tonk Attitude (Epic, 1993)
Tracks 10-12 from Third Rock from the Sun (Epic, 1994)
Track 13 from Life’s So Funny (Epic, 1995)
Track 14 from Twice Upon a Time (Epic, 1997)

Phil Vassar, Playlist: The Very Best of Phil Vassar (originally released as Greatest Hits Vol. 1 – Arista Nashville 82876 78729-2, 2006 – reissued Arista Nashville/Legacy 88697 96972-2, 2011)

  1. Bye Bye
  2. In a Real Love
  3. Carlene
  4. I’m Alright
  5. Last Day of My Life
  6. My Next Thirty Years
  7. Little Red Rodeo
  8. American Child
  9. Twenty One
  10. Just Another Day in Paradise
  11. For a Little While
  12. The Woman in My Life
  13. Six-Pack Summer
  14. That’s When I Love You
  15. I’ll Take That as a Yes (The Hot Tub Song)

Tracks 1, 4-7, 9, 11 and 12 from Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (Arista Nashville, 2006)
Tracks 2 and 15 from Shaken Not Stirred (Arista Nashville, 2004)
Tracks 3, 10, 13 and 14 from Phil Vassar (Arista Nashville, 2000)
Track 8 from American Child (Arista Nashville, 2002)