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CD Reviews:
New Music: "The Greatest Showman," Mariah Carey, Michael Buble, Smashing Pumpkins and more...

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

Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018

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

Album of the Week: A winner is revisited with "The Greatest Showman -- Reimagined" (Atlantic), a new version of the hit film musical soundtrack with songs covered by P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, the Zac Brown Band, Panic! At The Disco and more.

Album Title of the Week: Sigh, "Heir to Despair" (Spinefarm);

New & Noteworthy: Anderson.Paak, "Oxnard" (Aftermath/12 Tone); Black Eyed Peas, "Masters of the Sun" (Interscope); Michael Buble, "love" (Reprise); Mariah Carey, "Caution" (Epic); The Good, The Bad & The Queen, "Merrie Land" (Studio 13); Mark Knopfler, "Down the Road Wherever" (Blue Note); Little Mix, "LM 5" (Columbia); John Mellencamp, "Other People's Stuff" (Republic); Mumford & Sons, "Delta" (Glassnote); Travis Scott, "Astroworld" (Epic); Smashing Pumpkins, "Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol. 1/LP No Past. No Future." (Napalm)

Also Out: Acoustic Alchemy, "33 1/3" (On Side); Ashes of Ares, "Well of Souls" (Roar!); Casting Crowns, "Only Jesus" (Reunion); Chris Robinson Brotherhood, "Betty's Midwestern Magick Blends" (Silver Arrow); DCapella, "DCapella" (Walt Disney); Emery, "Eve" (BC); Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, "Upside Down Flowers" (Fantasy); Memphis May Fire, "Broken" (Rise); Midnight Oil, "Armistice Day: Live at the Domain, Sydney" (Sony UK); Neal Morse Band, "Morsefest! 2017: Testimony of a Dream" (Metal Blade); needtobreathe, "Acoustic Live Vol. 1" (Atlantic); Brian Newman, "Showboat" (Verve); P.O.D., "Circles" (Mascot); Nita Strauss, "Controlled Chaos" (Sumerian)

From the Vaults: Kate Bush, "Remastered Part 1" (Rhino); Glen Campbell, "...Sings for the King" (UMe); John Coltrane, "1963: New Directions" (Impulse); Chris Cornell, "Chris Cornell" (UMe); Fleetwood Mac, "50 Years: Don't Stop" (Warner Bros./Rhino); Montgomery Gentry, "20 Years of Hits" (Average Joe's); Roy Orbison, "Unchained Melodies...with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" (Sony Music Group); Police, "Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings" (UMe); The Posies, "Amazing Disgrace" (Omnivore); Rolling Stones, "Beggars Banquet: 50th Anniversary Edition" (ABKCO), Rolling Stones, "Voodoo Lounge Uncut" (Eagle Rock); Rush, "Hemispheres: 40th Anniversary Edition" (UMe); Various Artists, "The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions" (Craft); Various Artists, "Disney Ultimate Hits" (Walt Disney); Mike Zito, "Blue Room: 20th Anniversary Edition" (Ruf Records)

New Holiday Albums: August Burns Red, "Winter Wilderness" (Fearless); Old 97's, "Love the Holidays" (ATO); Various Artists, "It's Almost Christmas Eve" (Harbinger)

New Music DVDs: Amon Amarth, "The Pursuit of Vikings: 25 Years in the Eye of the Storm" (Metal Blade); Lacuna Coil, "The 118 Show: Live in London" (Century Media); Rolling Stones, "Voodoo Lounge Uncut" (Eagle Rock)

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