*Avilable in 2CD, 2CD+2DVD & 3LP+2DVD formats
On December 7, Coldplay will celebrate their record-breaking A Head Full Of Dreams Tour with the release of Live In Buenos Aires. The Live In Buenos Aires album was recorded on November 15th, 2017 - the final night of the A Head Full Of Dreams Tour.
“Viva La Vida” live, from the upcoming album has recently reached the public in anticipation for its release. In looking back on the success of the tour itself, A Head Full Of Dreams Tour has been confirmed as the third biggest of all time, having played to more than 5.5 million fans across the world.
The artwork for the release was created by Icelandic-born artist Kristjana S Williams. The collage features dozens of visual motifs drawn from the band's artwork, videos and history. Fans are currently able to explore the artwork via a magnifying tool at Coldplay.com.
The 24-track, 2-CD audio set marks the first time that a Coldplay concert has been released in its entirety.
The accompanying two hour concert film Live In São Paulo was filmed a week earlier on November 8, 2017 (2CD+2DVD & 3LP+2DVD formats only)
*This title will be available on December 7
The Prophet Speaks is Van Morrison’s 40th studio album and will be released on 12/7. This 14 track album follows a recent run of hugely acclaimed albums (Roll With The Punches, Versatile and You’re Driving Me Crazy), each delving into musical styles that have inspired Van throughout his life – vocal jazz and R&B. Here, Van takes on a series of classics by the likes of John Lee Hooker, Sam Cooke and Solomon Burke and makes them unmistakably his own, alongside six phenomenal new Van compositions.
*2CD, 2LP, and Limited Deluxe Edition (3CD + 2DVD + Blu-ray) available
Red Rose Speedway is the second studio album by Paul McCartney and Wings. The album was released in 1973. Red Rose Speedway reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States and “My Love” was a No. 1 single in the US and the most popular track from the album.
This 6 disc (3CD, 2DVD + 1Blu‐ray) numbered limited deluxe edition features:
‐ The original Number 1 album, remastered at Abbey Road Studios, London
‐ 35 bonus audio tracks across 2 discs, featuring a reconstruction of the originally planned “double album”, singles, B‐sides, alternate mixes and unreleased tracks
‐ The Bruce McMouse Show — The never‐before‐seen film on DVD and high‐resolution Blu‐ray, fully restored and remixed in stereo and 5.1 surround sound
‐ DVD featuring rare and previously unseen footage including the James Paul McCartney TV Special, interviews and music videos
‐ Downloadable 24bit 96kHz unlimited high‐resolution audio versions of the remastered album and bonus audio discs
‐ 128‐page book containing many previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album and single artwork from the archives and story behind the album — including new interviews with Paul McCartney, and key album personnel — and track‐by‐track information, written by Amanda Petrusich
‐ 64‐page photo book capturing ‘Wings In Morocco’
‐ Folio containing Paul McCartney’s original character sketches and dialogue sheets for The Bruce McMouse Show
*2CD, 2LP, and Limited Deluxe Edition (3CD + 1DVD) available
Wild Life is the debut album by Wings and the third studio album by Paul McCartney since the breakup of the Beatles. The album was recorded during July & August 1971 at Abbey Road Studios by McCartney and his wife Linda along with session drummer Denny Seiwell, whom they had worked with on the previous album, Ram, and Denny Laine, formerly of the Moody Blues. It was released by Apple Records on 7 December, in both the UK and US, to lukewarm critical and commercial reaction. In July 1971, with a fresh set of McCartney tunes, the newly formed Wings recorded the album in slightly more than a week with the mindset that it had to be instant and raw in order to capture the freshness and vitality of a live studio recording. Five of the eight songs were recorded in one take.
The 2LP features the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios on LP 1 and bonus audio of singles, B-sides and previously unreleased tracks on LP 2. This edition is pressed onto 180gram vinyl x2 and comes housed in a retro style ‘tip on’ gatefold with a 12-page 10” booklet
The four-disc (3CD + 1DVD) limited deluxe edition of Wild Lifefeatures the full album remastered at Abbey Road Studios plus 25 bonus audio tracks including rough mixes of the album, original single edits, B-sides, home recordings and other previously unreleased material across three CDs. The set’s DVD features rare footage of acoustic home videos, rehearsals and more. The Wild Life deluxe package includes a 128-page book written by David Fricke telling the story behind the album – including track-by-track information and new interviews with Paul and key album personnel, a 48-page scrapbook of tour diaries, lyrics and set lists, unpublished Polaroids, lyrics, notes and memorabilia from the MPL archives.
Atlantic recording artist Cardi B’s long anticipated debut album, “INVASION OF PRIVACY” made her the first female artist to achieve a Gold certified album on release day. Since then, the album has earned multi-platinum status in Canada and around the world. The record-breaking album was heralded by surprise releases, “Be Careful” and “Drip” feat. Migos.” The album also features a blockbuster line up of appearances including Chance The Rapper, SZA, Migos, Kehlani, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, and YG.
Undoubtedly 2018’s greatest hip-hop phenomenon, Cardi B followed “Bodak Yellow” with two massive hit singles, both of which reached the top 10 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” and were swiftly rejoined by “Bodak Yellow” to make history as the first female rapper to land her first three entries in the chart’s top 10 as well as the first female artist to achieve the same on the “Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs” chart.”
*Vinyl release date: December 14
Currently nominated for CMA Awards New Artist of the Year, multi-PLATINUM-selling Country star BRETT YOUNG is on the next leg of his hit-making journey with TICKET TO L.A. His highly-anticipated second album is scheduled for takeoff December 7th cd and VIINYL and builds on one of the most successful new artist debuts in recent history.
“It’s been four-and-a-half years that I’ve been in Nashville,” says the chart-topping Southern California native. “A lot has happened, the first record has been really good to me and I’m really, really proud of it. But just having a new batch of songs – it’s like breathing new life almost.”
*Vinyl release date: December 14
Neil Young gears up to deliver his upcoming album, Songs For Judy, as the debut release on Shakey Pictures Records – Young’s own imprint label distributed by Reprise Records.
Songs For Judy is a thoroughly engaging collection of live acoustic performances culled from Neil's November 1976 solo tour and features twenty-two songs recorded at various cities along the tour.
This song cycle of live recordings is particularly powerful and unique. Young had spent much of the year traveling around the world on tour with Crazy Horse. When touring on his own, he recharged and focused on songs that would not surface in recorded form for several years. Of the album’s many treasures, "No One Seems To Know" would not see the light of day until now and it remains unreleased in any other iteration.
The raw versions of the tracks found on Songs For Judy reflect an artist completely unvarnished and unafraid to allow the songs to breath and to find their own shape when performed in a solo setting. Songs written in that era would come into focus and then seemingly disappear only to re-enter Young's orbit somewhere down the road. "White Line" and "Give Me Strength" are such examples of finding the light in 1990 and 2017 respectively.
It's also fascinating to hear Young revisit early gems such as Springfield's "Mr. Soul" ('67), "Here We Are In The Years" ('68), and "The Losing End" ('69) from some of his earliest solo recordings which remain as timeless as ever.
Britain's the 1975 are a sophisticated pop outfit who mix swaggering, '80s‐style dance rock and new wave angularity with darkly poetic alt‐rock lyricism. Centered on lead singer/guitarist Matt Healy, the 1975 also features guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel. Influenced by a range of artists, from Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones, and U2 to the soundscapes of Brian Eno, Boards of Canada, and Sigur Rós, they often contrast their pop‐influenced hooks and kinetic guitar melodies with lushly ambient backdrops. Although they built a loyal following with their extroverted live performances, it was after their track "Sex" was featured by DJ Zane Lowe on his BBC1 radio program that they came to wider public attention.
Originally, the members of the 1975 met in 2002 while attending high school in Wilmslow, Cheshire, a suburb of Manchester. They started out covering punk songs and playing at local all‐ages shows before developing their own sound. In 2012, they released their first EP, Facedown, on U.K. indie label Dirty Hit, and soon after supported Little Comets on their nationwide tour. The lead track from the debut EP, "The City," was played on Huw Stephens' BBC Radio 1 show, and the quartet's energetic live performances endeared them to crowds, while their music beganto sweep across music blogs. Toward the end of 2012 they released the Sex EP, and the title track was played by influential BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe.
In 2013, a third EP appeared, spawning the U.K. Top 20 single "Chocolate." The band's popularity continued to rise and they went on to play shows across the U.K., and were also invited to play at industry showcase SXSW in conjunction with a U.S. tour. That same year, they delivered their eponymous debut, The 1975, recorded with producer Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Foals). Featured on the album were several previously released tracks including "Chocolate" and "Sex," as well as the singles "Settle Down" and "Girls," the latter of which peaked at
number 12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart. A number one album in the U.K., The 1975 helped build the band's reputation in the States, where it reached number 28 on the Billboard 200.
The 1975 returned in 2016 with their sophomore full‐length album, the Crossey‐produced I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It. Featuring the singles "Love Me" and "The Sound," it found the band moving toward a more '80s adult contemporary pop‐ and R&B‐influenced sound. To promote the album, the band toured the U.K., Europe, and North America, and made a high‐profile appearance on Saturday Night Live. The album debuted at number one in the U.K. and U.S. and was shortlisted for the esteemed Mercury Prize. In February
2017, the band released a cover of Sade's "By Your Side" to benefit the U.K. charity group War Child. ~ Scott Kerr
Foxwarren is a page from the backstory of its enigmatic frontman, singer and storyteller Andy Shauf. The group of four childhood friends and brothers first formed as a band over ten years ago in the Canadian prairies, anchored in Regina, Saskatchewan, and nearby Foxwarren, Manitoba, home to the Kissick family farmhouse where the songs of their self-titled debut coalesced. Andy Shauf (guitars/keys/vocals), Dallas Bryson (guitar/vocals), and brothers Darryl Kissick (bass) and Avery Kissick (drums & percussion) initially bonded over Pedro the Lion and drew influence from The Band and Paul Simon in the making of their self-titled debut album. Subtle and thoughtful, it draws parallels to Shauf’s solo work while leaning more on collaboration and looseness than The Party's meticulous arrangements. First single "Everything Apart" is a web of robotic bass and tense, metric drums that propels Shauf's narrative forward. Album opener "To Be" is a Shauf-stamped cascading ballad that bears the raw and natural closeness of the musicians. Where Shauf leaves space for orchestration, Foxwarren takes time to ruminate on passages and themes. Propped up by warm driving rhythms and Andy's familiar voice, coloured with soft electronics and coarse guitars, it’s a sincere rock n' roll record that captures the feeling of brothers pushing each other further.