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CD Reviews:
New Music: Bruce Springsteen, Decemberists, Clean Bandit, Michael Tenpenny and more...

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

Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018

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

Album of the Week: It was an impossible ticket to get, but Bruce Springsteen's "Springsteen on Broadway" (Columbia) offers all the songs and stories of his Great White Way show in conjunction with its Dec. 15 premiere on Netflix.

Album Title of the Week: Michael Tenpenny, "Telling All My Secrets" (Sony Music Nashville);

Also Out: Francesca Battistelli, "Own It" (Curb); Alfie Boe, "As Time Goes By..." (Decca); Clean Bandit, "What Is Love?" (Atlantic); The Daktaris, "Soul Explosion" (Daptone); The Decemberists, "Traveling On" (Capitol); Lubomyr Melnyk, "Fallen Trees" (Erased Tapes); Monsta X, "Take.1 Are You There?" (Starship Entertainment); Andrew Samonsky, "2 AM at the Sands: World Premiere Recording" (Broadway); Simply Red, "Symphonica in Rosso: Live at the Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam" (BMG); 6slack, "East Atlanta Love Letter" (LVRN); Various Artists, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" (Republic); Venom, "Storm the Gates" (Spinefarm); Volbeat, "Let's Boogie" (Republic); John Zorn, "Salem 1692" (Tzadik);

From the Vaults: Valerie Carter, "The Lost Tapes" (Solid); Don Rendell-Ian Carr Quintet, "The Complete Landsdowne Recordings 1965-1969" (Jazzman); Jorn, "50 Years on Earth -- The Anniversary Box Set" (Frontiers); Katie Melua, "Ultimate Collection" (BMG); "The Rick and Morty Soundtrack" (Sub Pop); Super Furry Animals, "At the BBC" (Strangetown);

Soundtracks: "A Christmas Story Live" (Arts Music); "Gettin' the Band Back Together: Original Broadway Cast Recording" (Ghostlight); "Mama Mia Here We Go Again: Sing-A-Long Edition" (Capitol); "My Fair Lady: 2018 Broadway Cast Recording" (Broadway); "Something For the Boys: 2018 Studio Cast" (P.S. Classics);

New Holiday Albums: The Doo Wop Project, "Merry Christmas From..." (self-released)

New Music Videos: k.d. lang, "Ingenue Redux -- Live from the Majestic Theatre" (City Drive)

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