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Release Round-Up: Week of January 28

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Uncle Tupelo - No Depression Legacy EditionUncle Tupelo, No Depression: Legacy Edition (Legacy)

After at least two teasers in the form of Record Store Day releases, one of the most beloved alt-country albums is greatly expanded as a double-disc set with a host of rare and unreleased demos. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Tony Bennett - The ClassicsTony Bennett, The Classics (RPM/Columbia/Legacy)

One of the most beloved singers of the 20th century is the subject of a new career-spanning compilation, available in single and double-disc iterations.

1CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
2CD: Amazon U.S.

Sinatra with LoveFrank Sinatra, Sinatra, with Love (Capitol/UMe)

The first in a new Sinatra series (now distributed by Universal) explores the Chairman’s romantic side, with an unreleased alternate take on “My Foolish Heart” from Sinatra’s last studio session for Reprise. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Gaslight Anthem B-SidesThe Gaslight Anthem, The B-Sides (SideOneDummy)

The New Jersey rockers compile their rarer tracks on a new single-disc compilation.

CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.

Presenting Dionne EdselDionne Warwick, Presenting Dionne Warwick/Anyone Who Had a Heart/Make Way for Dionne Warwick/The Sensitive Sound of Dionne WarwickHere I Am/Live in Paris/Here Where There is Love/On Stage and In the MoviesThe Windows of the World/Dionne Warwick in Valley of the Dolls/Promises, Promises/Soulful…PlusI’ll Never Fall in Love Again/Very Dionne/Dionne/Just Being Myself (Edsel)

Sixteen Dionne Warwick albums (plus some bonus tracks) combined on four new sets from Edsel.

Presenting…Amazon U.S. /Amazon U.K.
Here I Am…Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
The Windows…Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
I’ll Never Fall in Love Again…Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.

Everybody's Dancin'Kool & The Gang, The Force / Kool & The Gang, Everybody’s Dancin’ / Leon Haywood, Naturally (Big Break Records)

The latest from BBR includes two semi-obscure Kool & The Gang LPs (released between their biggest hit periods of the early-mid ’70s and early-mid ’80s) and a funky classic from Leon Haywood.

The Force: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Everybody’s Dancin’: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.
Naturally: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.

Hazell Dean - BacharachHazell Dean, The Sound of Bacharach and David (Cherry Pop)

An ultra-rare promotional LP from the Hi-NRG queen, making its debut on CD. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

DORY LANGDONDory Previn (Langdon), My Heart is a Hunter (Croydon Municipal)

The debut LP from the Oscar-winning singer/songwriter (otherwise known as The Leprechauns Are Upon Me). Features new sleeve notes by Bob Stanley, author of the recent Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Privates on ParadePrivates on Parade: Original London Cast Recording (Stage Door Records)

The original cast recording to this U.K. farce (later made into a film with John Cleese) gets a CD release. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

The Other Side of “The ’59 Sound”: Gaslight Anthem to Release B-Sides Compilation

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Gaslight Anthem B-SidesAs rock fans prep for a new album from New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem (one which they are reportedly hard at work on), the band will release a new compilation of early B-sides later this month.

The New Brunswick outfit have steadily earned fans over the past few years with a deft blend of Clash and Replacements-esque punk and post-grunge, plus an emotional storytelling streak that has earned comparisons to another rocker from New Jersey (who guested with them at the Glastonbury Festival in England in 2009). Their various B-sides, from countless singles and foreign pressings of albums, show them recasting their originals in an acoustic context and, elsewhere, paying homage to their musical heroes, from Pearl Jam (“State of Love and Trust”) to The Rolling Stones (“Tumbling Dice”) to Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise (“Once Upon a Time”).

Of the 11 tracks on this compilation, almost all were previously compiled on a vinyl box set released last year. One track eluded that set and appears here anew: “Songs for Teenagers,” a song written and performed by fellow SideOneDummy act Fake Problems in 2011. (Their own version appeared on the other side of the single.)

Gaslight Anthem’s The B-Sides is available on CD or vinyl January 28. if you’re a big fan, there’s a pre-order bundle available that comes with a T-shirt, patch and guitar picks; otherwise, standard order links and full track specs are after the jump.

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Written by Mike Duquette

January 12, 2014 at 10:09

Gaslight Anthem Box Up Early Singles on Vinyl

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tgaboxset2storeNew Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem are commemorating some of their early indie works by releasing a deluxe vinyl singles box set this summer.

Anchored by singer/songwriter Brian Fallon, the band has deftly mixed a number of rock subgenres into one of the most-talked about acts on the rock scene today, from Clash and Replacements-esque punk to Pearl Jam’s post-grunge output. But, whether by virtue of their New Brunswick, New Jersey roots or something else entirely, one name continues to be bought up in comparison to The Gaslight Anthem: Bruce Springsteen. And their heart-on-sleeve delivery and colorful storytelling has earned them more than comparisons to The Boss – they’ve earned his respect. Sales of the band’s sophomore album, The ’59 Sound, skyrocketed in 2009 after Springsteen joined the band onstage at England’s Glastonbury Festival. And their latest LP, 2012’s Handwritten (their first for Mercury Records), was produced by none other than Brendan O’Brien, who won a Grammy helming Bruce Springsteen’s The Rising (for the sake of hero comparison, he’s also worked with Pearl Jam as a producer or mixer on nearly every album of theirs since 1993’s Vs.)

Singles Collection 2008-2011 compiles nine 7″ discs from their time on SideOneDummy Records, who released their breakthrough discs The ’59 Sound (2008) and American Slang (2010). In addition to signature tunes like “The ’59 Sound,” “Boxer” and “The Diamond Street Church Choir,” each disc also features an original B-side, mostly live and acoustic versions as well as covers of everyone from late ’90s/early ’00s soul band Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise (“Once Upon a Time”) to The Rolling Stones’ “Tumbling Dice.”

Packed in a wooden box with a bonus 45 adapter featuring the band’s “Queen of Chelsea” artwork, this set is available to order from SideOneDummy on either plain black or blood red vinyl. It’s available June 18, and can be checked out further after the jump.

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Written by Mike Duquette

April 12, 2013 at 13:14