NEIL YOUNG - Peace Trail - Reprise
Peace Trail features all new songs that Neil Young wrote since the release of his album EARTH, this past June. This new album is primarily acoustic and reflects an intimate, sparse approach to each of the ten songs within: “Neil Young matches the fire in his belly to the poetry from his pen for one of the most gripping outings of his long career. This riveting collection, a spare acoustic-electric hybrid, seethes with righteous indignation over a plethora of social and political injustices, but also soothes with deeply felt empathy for those on the receiving end of iniquity." -- Los Angeles Times / Randy Lewis
J. COLE - 4 Your Eyez Only - Dreamville
J. Cole returns with his highly anticipated fourth studio album 4 Your Eyez Only, the follow up to 2014 Forest Hills Drive.
THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS - The Dream Synopsis EP - Domino
The Last Shadow Puppets - Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner & Miles Kane - return with a follow up EP to this year’s studio album Everything You’ve Come To Expect. The Dream Synopsis EP compiles studio recordings of new versions of EYCTE tracks “Aviation” and “The Dream Synopsis” as well as covers of Leonard Cohen, Jacques Dutronc, The Fall, and Glaxo Babies performed in the band’s live sets this past year.
Hairspray LIVE! Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event - Masterworks
Hairspray LIVE! stars exciting newcomer Maddie Baillio, Dove Cameron, Kristin Chenoweth, Garrett Clayton, Harvey Fierstein (recreating his Tony Award-winning performance), Ariana Grande, Derek Hough, Jennifer Hudson, Martin Short, Ephraim Sykes and Shahadi Wright Joseph, with special appearances by Billy Eichner, Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin and Rosie O'Donnell. Based on the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway musical, Hairspray LIVE! takes place in 1962 Baltimore. Plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on "The Corny Collins Show," a local TV program. When against all odds Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters, including the resident dreamboat, Link; the ambitious mean girl, Amber; an African American boy she meets in detention, Seaweed; and his mother, Motormouth Maybelle, the owner of a local record store. Tracy's mother is the indomitable Edna, and she eventually encourages Tracy on her campaign to integrate the all-white "Corny Collins Show." Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (producers of all of NBC's live musicals and the upcoming A Few Good Men Live) serve as executive producers of Hairspray LIVE! Live television director Alex Rudzinski will join director Kenny Leon (The Wiz Live!) for Hairspray LIVE! Harvey Fierstein will provide a new teleplay and Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, On Your Feet) will serve as choreographer for the live production with music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Smash and Broadway's upcoming Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
RUSH - 2112: 40th Anniversary - Mercury
Next week Rush release a special 40th anniversary version of their classic album 2112 with newly designed artwork by Hugh Syme & extensive liner notes by rock historian Rob Bowman. The deluxe packages feature the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios along with Newly Recorded Covers from Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nick Raskulinecz, Alice In Chains & More plus live archive outtakes from Massey Hall 1976. The release is available in 3 configurations: Deluxe 2CD/DVD, Deluxe 3LP and a Super Deluxe Box Set featuring exclusive collectibles.
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.