Friday New Releases – February 2nd

Welcome to February’s First Friday of new releases.  There is a little Metal, Rock, Pop, Country and even Frank Zappa (he is his own category).  Hopefully something will float your boat.  There is only one I am really interested in and I might check out some others, but too early to say.  My choice is highlighted in Blue as always.

  • 61AHx4Gb31L._AC_US436_QL65_  Justin Timberlake – Man of the Woods – (RCA Records):  Is it no surprise that Justin is back with a new album as he is performing as the headline act for the Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday.  The first single is a little different and took some getting used to, but I think I am digging it a little now.  I am interested to see what he has to offer.  I will admit I am a fan of his music so this one is a no brainer for me.

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“My First Time” with Hall & Oates’ ‘H2O’

The first cassette I remember having was a gift from a girl up the street named Rosemary.  It was the album ‘H20’ by Hall & Oates.  I no longer have the cassette, but when I was out this past year shopping for vinyl, I found the album and had to snatch it up.

Even today, this is one of my favorite albums.  I was in the car with my girls the other day and my oldest daughter was flipping radio stations (which is constantly happening).  This song was starting up on one station and I asked her to stop.  I told her this was the very first cassette I ever had and she actually let the song “Maneater” play through.  I think the girls actually enjoyed the song.

After that happened, I thought this would be a great album for the “My First Time” series. H2O was the band’s eleventh studio album and ended up being one of the biggest, if not the biggest, of their career.  The album was released on October 4th, 1982 and went to #3 on the Billboard Album charts for 15 weeks.  The album has sold around 4 million copies and has been certified double platinum.  I know I have been the owner of at least 2 or 3 of those copies.

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