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CD Reviews:
New Music: Sara Bareilles, Kylie Minogue, Alter Bridge, Palace Pier and more...
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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Checking out this week's new music releases (all subject to change)...



Album of the Week: After a September digital release, Sara Bareilles gets physical (as in vinyl and CDs) with "More Love -- Songs From Little Voice Season One" (Epic), featuring 10 tracks she wrote for the Apple TV+ romantic dramedy series that aired during the summer.



Album Title of the Week: Nitesoil, "Abusement Park" (self-released)



Did Ya Know?: Palace Pier -- whose self-titled debut albumn is just out (Cleopatra) -- is a new project launched by Electric Six members Keith Thompson and Christopher Tait, building off music they'd created for video games and other commercial uses.



New & Noteworthy: Alter Bridge, "Walk the Sky 2.0" (Napalm); Elvis Costello, "Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)" (Elvis Costello/UMe); Dave Koz, "A New Day" (Just Koz Entertainment); Little Mix, "Confetti" (Columbia); Kylie Minogue, "Disco" (BMG); Tom Morello, "Comandante" (self-released); Sun Ra Arkestra, "Swirling" (Strut); Junior Wells, "Blues Brothers" (Cleopatra); Neil Young & Crazy Horse, "Return to Greendale" (Reprise)



Also Out: Adult Life, "Book of Curses" (What's Your Rupture?); Angelica, "All I Am" (Frontiers); Anti-Flag, "A Dying Plea Vol. 1" featuring Tom Morello. De'Wayne, Marcia Richards and Jalise Della Gary (Spinefarm); Olafur Arnalds, "some kind of peace" (Mercury KX); Avoid, "The Burner" (Revival); Birdy, "Piano Sketches" (Atlantic); Dutchavelli, "Dutch From the 5th" (Warner); Fates Warning, "Long Day Good Night" (Metal Blade); Grumblewood, "Stories of Strangers" (Gravity Dream Music); Sean Harrison, "Halfway From Nashville" (Cosmic Cowboy); Fred Hersch, "Songs From Home" (Palmetto); Home Free, "Warmest Winter" (self-released); Kanneh-Masons, "Carnival of the Animals" (Decca); Larry Keel, "American Dream" (Keel Fish Music); Lords of Black, "Alchemy of Souls" (Frontiers); Lynkantropi, "Talks To Be Told" (Despotz); Mae Muller, "no one else, not even you" (Capitol); Nav, "Emergency Tusnami" (XO); Pulchra Morte, "Ex Rosa Ceremonia" (Transcending); Orianthi, "O" (Frontiers); Tony Reed, "Funeral Suit" (Ripple Music); Bree Runway, "2000AND4EVA" (EMI/Universal); Sanguine Hum, "A Trace of Memory" (self-released); Selah, "Step Into My Story" (3Cre8tive); Jeff Scott Soo, "Wide Awake (In My Dreamland)" (Frontiers)



From The Vaults: Anti-Flag, "20/20 Division" (Spinefarm); Martin Barre, "50 Years of Jethro Tull" (Store For Music); David Bowie, "Metrobolist (aka The Man Who Sold the World)" (Rhino/Parlophone); Dave Brubeck, "Lullabies" (Verve); Perry Como, "The Perry Como Hits Collection 1943-62" (Acrobat); Darkside, "Psychic Live July 17. 2014" (Other People); The Gaylords, "The Gaylords Collection 1953-61" (Acrobat); Goodie Mobb, "Soul Food: 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition" (Sony Legacy); Hanson, "Perennial -- A Hanson Net Collection" (3CG); Johnnie & Jack, "The Johnnie & Jack Collection 1945-62" (Acrobat); Hal Kemp, "The Hal Kemp Hits Collection 1930-41" (Acrobat); Nickel Creek, "Nickel Creek," "This Side," "Why Should the Fire Die?" (Craft); Charlie Parker, "The Savoy 10-Inch LP Collection" (Craft/Concord); Oscar Peterson, "The Early Years 1945-50" (Acrobat); Pylon, "Pylon Box" (New West); Linda Ronstadt, "Get Closer" (Friday Music); SVT, "Always Come Back" (Liberation Hall); George Szell, "The Warner Recordings 1934-1970" (Warner Classics); The 13th Floor Elevators "7th Heaven -- Music of the Spheres: The Complete Singles Collection" (Charly); Martha Tilton, "The Martha Tilton Collection 1937-52" (Acrobat); The Uptones, "Get Outta My Way" (Liberation Hall); Various Artists, "Dreamcoats & Petticoats: Music That Lives Forever" (Decca); Warbly Jets, "Nasa"; Whitesnake, "Love Songs" (Rhino); Wilco, "Summerteeth (Deluxe Edition)" (Rhino/Warner)



New Holiday Albums: Tom Mason, "Under a Mistletoe Sky" (Gas Station Music); Leslie Odom Jr., "The Christmas Album" (S-Curve); Straight No Chaser, "Social Christmasing" (SNC/Arts Music/Atlantic); Rick Wakeman, "Christmas Variations" (Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra);



Soundtracks: "Happiest Season" (Warner)



New Home Videos: "Beyond the Barricades: The Story of Anti-Flag" (Spinefarm); "Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something" (Greenwich Entertainment, Nov. 10)

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