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New Music: Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Vince Staples, Pistol Annies and more...

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

Posted: Friday, November 2, 2018

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Checking out this week's new music releases...

Album of the Week: Immerse yourself in the making of what some consider to be Bob Dylan's greatest album with "More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14" (Columbia/Legacy), a revelatory six-disc set that digs deep into the legendary sessions for the 1975 masterpiece. A single-disc truncation is also available for those who don't want to take the big dive.

Album Title of the Week: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, "Float Along -- Fill Your Lungs Yellow" (ATO)

New & Noteworthy: Rosanne Cash, "She Remembers Everything" (Blue Note); Marianne Faithfull, "Negative Capability" (BMG); Imogen Heap, "The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- In Four Contemporary Suites" (Masterworks Broadway); Pistol Annies, "Interstate Gospel" (Sony Music Nashville); Vince Staples, "FM!" (ARTium/Blacksmith/Def Jam); Straight No Chaser, "One Shot" (Atlantic); Barbra Streisand, "Walls" (Columbia); Tenacious D, "Post-Apocalypto" (Columbia)

Also Out: The Afters, "The Beginning & Everything After" (Fair Trade Services); Arsis, "Visitant" (Nuclear Blast); Eric Bibb, "Global Griot" (Stony Plain); Rosanne Cash, "She Remembers Everything" (Blue Note); Andrew Cyrille/Wadada Leo Smith/Bill Frisell, "Lebroba" (ECM); Dead Can Dance, "Dionysus" (Pias America); Melissa Errico, "Sondheim Sublime" (Ghostlight); EXO, "The 5th Album: Don't Mess Up My Tempo" (SME); Tasha Cobbs Leonard, "Heart. Passion. Pursuit.: Live at Passion City Church" (Motown); Richard Lloyd, "Countdown" (Plowboy); Cavebelly Morrison, "Hunger" (self-released); The Ocean, "Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic" (Metal Blade); Will Oldham, "Songs of Love and Horror" (Drag City); Opeth, "Garden of the Titans: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre" (Nuclear Blast); The Prodigy, "No Tourists" (BMG); Quavo, "Quavo Huncho" (Quality Control Music); Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, "The Essentials II" (Postmodern Jukebox/Concord); Sick of It All, "Wake the Sleeping Dragon!" (Fat Wreck Chords); Silent Planet, "When the End Began" (Solid State); Russ Taff, "Believe" (Sweetwater);

From The Archives: Badfinger, "Badfinger (Expanded Edition)," "Wish You Were Here (Expanded Edition)" (Real Gone); Eagles, "Eagles Legacy" (Elektra Catalog); Melissa Manchester, "Mathematics -- The MCA Years" (Real Gone); Metallica, "...And Justice for All" (Rhino/Blackened); Charles Mingus, "Jazz in Detroit: Strat Concert Gallery 46 Selden" (BBE); Moody Blues, "In Search of the Lost Chord: 50th Anniversary Edition" (Polydor/UMe); Mott the Hoople, "Mental Train: The Island Years 1969-71" (Universal); Steve Tyrell, "Back to Bacharach" (New Design/ East/West)

New Holiday Albums: David Archuleta, "Winter in the Air" (Shadow Mountain); Paul Cardall, "Christmas" (Stone Angel); Rodney Crowell, "Christmas Everywhere" (New West); Lauren Daigle, "Behold: A Christmas Collection" (Centricity Music); The Mavericks, "Hey! Merry Christmas!" (Mondo Mundo); The McGuire Sisters, "Seasons Greetings from the McGuire Sisters -- The Complete Coral Christmas Recordings" (Real Gone); Rod McKuen, "New Carols For Christmas..." (Real Gone); JD McPherson, "Socks" (New West); Diana Ross, "Wonderful Christmas Time" (Motown); Various Artists, "Christmas at the Movies" (Sony Masterworks); Paul Williams, "Jim Henson's Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" (Varese Sarabande)

New Music DVDs: Rolling Stones, "Sympathy for the Devil" (ABKCO)

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