Happy Friday Everyone! It is time for another week of new releases and for me there is one I am super excited about and one I’m curious as to how they will follow-up on the success of their last album. Plus a bunch more that might be really interesting to hear. I will mark all my choices in Blue as usual. Now, your turn…what do you want to hear from the list? What may I have missed including on the list? Please let me know so we can make sure everyone else knows about it as well. Thanks so much for stopping by on this wonderful day and I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!!
- Needtobreathe – Live From the Woods, Vol. 2 – (Elektra Records): Back in March, Needtobreathe did a few live shows which I think were socially distanced of course and now they are releasing the best of those shows as an album. The follow-up to Live From the Woods, Vol. 1 obviously. My vinyl is on order and will probably be here in about 3 months, but the digital piece is here today!! Enjoy!! You will have to go to about 2 minutes in to get the song…the rest is the band talking to James Corden.
- Greta Van Fleet – The Battle of Garden’s Gate – (Republic Records): Greta Van Fleet is back with the follow-up to their very successful debut Gold album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army. This is the one that will determine whether the band has any staying power. The songs I’ve heard so far haven’t been bad, but I am interested to hear them in an album setting as that makes a big difference for me. We will see if they can do it.
- The Vintage Caravan – Monuments – (Napalm Records): I don’t these guys, but I love the vintage 70’s rock vibe I’m getting. I think I’ll check this one out…last minute add.
And the batch of albums, I will try to give a listen to when I am able…
- The Offspring – Let The Bad Times Roll – (Wabi Sabi Worldwide / Concord Records): 9 years since their last album and their 10th overall album. I am intrigued to hear what they bring to the table after such a long absence.
- Tom Petty – Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions) – (Petty Legacy / Warner Music): If the new Wildflowers Deluxe album wasn’t enough, there are even more versions of the album. Is this too much of a good thing??? Ummm…NO!!!!
- Paul McCartney – McCartney III Imagined – (Capitol Records): Paul just released Macartney III so what is this you ask. It is a reimagined album with help from other singers. Interesting choice…
- Norah Jones – ‘Til We Meet Again (Live) – (Blue Note Records / Capitol): Ohhh Nora!! What a talent, what a voice and now live…yes please!!
And all the rest…
- Eric Church – Heart – (EMI Records Nashville / UMG)
- Triston Marez – Triston Marez – (Torrez Music Group)
- Two Feet – Max Marco is Dead Right? – (Two Feet / AWAL)
- Cannibal Corpse – Violence Unimaginable – (Metal Blade Records)
- Hail the Sun – New Age Filth – (Equal Vision Records)
- Icon of Sin – Icon of Sin – (Frontiers Records)
- Temple Balls – Pyromide – (Frontiers Records)
- To The Grave – Epilogue – (Unique Leader Records)
- While She Sleeps – Sleeps Society – (Spinefarm Records)
- Marty Friedman – Tokyo Jukebox 3 – (The Players Club)
- Jethro Tull – A (A La Mode) 40th Anniversary Edition – (Rhino / Parlaphone)
- Imelda May – 11 Past the Hour – (Decca Records / Universal)