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CD Reviews:
New Music: John Fogerty, Taylor Hawkins, Slayer, Simply Red and more...

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

Posted: Friday, November 8, 2019

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

Album of the Week: John Fogerty's "50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks" (BMG) ably captures the rock veteran's exciting, conceptual show surveying an eventual 1969 for his band Creedence Clearwater Revival. And if you like what you hear, you can see the show at a special one-night-only screening on Monday, Nov. 11. FathomEvents.com for details.

Album Title of the Week: Pretty Maids, "Undress Your Madness" (Frontiers);

Did'ya Know?: The new movie "Last Christmas" was inspired by the Wham! song of the same name, so it's fitting that the soundtrack (on Legacy Recordings) is filled with Wham! favorites as well as the posthumously unreleased George Michael song "This Is How (We Want You to Get High)."

New & Noteworthy; Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, "Ghosteen" (Ghosteen); Luke Combs, "What You See is What You Get" (River House/Columbia Nashville); Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders, "Get the Money" (Shannabelle/RCA); Leslie Odom Jr., "Mr" (S-Curve); Pet Shop Boys, "Dreamland" (X2); Slayer, "The Repentless Killogy (Live at the Forum in Inglewood, CA)" (Nuclear Blast); Snow Patrol, "Reworked" (Columbia); Simply Red, "Blue Eyed Soul" (BMG); Allen Stone, "Building Balance" (ATO); The Stooges, "The Stooges: 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition" (Rhino); Tribe, "Hometown: Detroit Sessions 1990-2014" (Strut)

Also Out: Clint Black, "Still Kickin' Time" (Blacktop); Blind Guardian, "Twilight Orchestra" (Nuclear Blast); Wade Bowen, "Twelve Twenty-Five" (Bowne Sounds); Tracy Byrd, "Live at Billy Bob's Texas" (Smith Music Group); Gracie Carol, "day Dreams" (self-released); Terri Lynne Carrington and Social Science, "Waiting Game" (Motema); Nuella Charles, "Melt" (self-released); Joanna Connor, "Rise" (M.C.); Laura Cox, "Burning Bright" (earMUSIC); Criminal Instinct, "Terrible Things" (Closed Casket); Kate Davis, "Trophy" (Solitaire); Day Dreams, "Gracie Carol" (self-released); Kyle Eastwood, "Cinematic" (Discograph); Edge of Paradise, "Universe" (Frontiers); FKA Twigs, "Magdalene" (Young Turks); The Flower Kings, "Waiting For Miracles" (InsideOut); French 79, "Joshua" Alter K); Green Buzzard, "Amidst the Clutter & Mess" (I OH YOU); Bobby Hawk, "Lights On Kinks Out" (Hearth); Hunting, "Whatever You Need" (Nevado); Incognito, "Tomorrow's New Dream" (Bluey Music Ltd.); Je Suis Franco, "Back to the Basics of Love" (Ernest Jennings); Sarah Lee Langford, "Two Hearted Rounder" (Cornelius Chapel); Ned LeDoux, "Next in Line" (Powder River/Thirty Tigers); Jerry Leger, "Time Out for Tomorrow" (Latent); The Levelers, "At the End of the River" (Hearth); Markie, "Right My Wrongs" (Interscope); Lil Mosey, "Certified Hitmaker" (Mogul Vision/Interscope); Marinara, "I Feel Like Dog" (self-released); Minutes To Midnight, "After 1989 -- A Trip to Freedom" (self-released); Mount Eerie, "Lost Wisdom Pt. 2" (P.W. Elverum & Sun); OTHERWISE, "Defy" (Mascot); Pretty Maids, "Undress Your Madness" (Frontiers); Philip B. Price, "Almanac" (Signature Sounds); Quiet Rainbow, "Hollywood Cowboys" (Frontiers); Jason Scheff, "Here I Am" (Fuel Music); The Script, "Sunsets & Full Moons" (Columbia); SebastiAn, "Thirst" (Ed Banger/Because); Christine Smith, "Meet Me on the Far Side of a Star" (Foxy Loxy); TNGHT, "II" (Warp); Vonavi, "Reflection" (61seconds); Various Artists, "NOW That's What I Call Music! 104" (NOW Music); Various Artists, "Too Late to Pray: Defiant Chicago Roots" (Bloodshot); Vegyn, "Only Diamonds Cut Diamonds" (PLZ Make It Ruins); The Wonder Stuff, "Better Being Lucky" (Good Deeds); Work of Art, "Exhibits" (Frontiers)

From The Vaults: Against Me!, "Against Me! Is Reinventing Axl Rose" (Fat Wreck Chords); Chet Atkins, "The Complete RCA Victor & Columbia Christmas Recordings" (Real Gone); Andrea Bocelli, "Si Forever (The Diamond Edition)" (Decca); Eric Carmen, "The Best of Eric Carmen" (Music on CD); Gene Clark, "No Other" (4AD); Miles Davis Quintet, "The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions" (Craft/Concord); Dr. John & the WDR Big Band, "Big Band Voodoo" (Orange Music); Fats Domino, "I've Been Around..." (Bear Family); Melissa Errico, "Legrand Affair (Deluxe Edition)" (Ghostlight); Hawthorne Heights, "Lost Frequencies" (Pure Noise); Il Volo, "10 Years -- The Best Of" (Sony Masterworks); Eddie Money, "The Best of..." (Music on CD); M People, "Gold" (Crimson Gold); Mister Rogers, "You Are Special," "Bedtime," "You're Growing," "Coming and Going" (Fred Rogers Company/Omnivore); Nazz, "Open Our Eyes: the Anthology" (Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra); Jimmy Newman, "The Jimmy Newman Collection 1948-62" (Acrobat); Rolling Stones, "Bridges to Buenos Aires" (Eagle Rock); Space, "Anthology" (Edsel/Demon); Suede, "Head Music (20th Anniversary Edition)" (Edsel/Demon); Stanley Turrentine, "The Classic Blue Note Collection" (Enlightenment); Various Artists, "NOW 100 Hits: Forgotten 90s" (NOW Music)

New Holiday Albums: Natalie Cole, "Holly & Ivey" (Craft/Concord); Dallas String Quartet, "A Very Merry Christmas with..." (self-released); Randy Rainbow, "Hey Gurl, It's Christmas" (Broadway); Various Artists, "NOW 100 Hits: Christmas" (NOW Music);

Soundtracks: "Peaky Blinders (Original Music From the TV Series)" (UMC)

New On Video: "Humble Pie: Life & Times of Steve Marriott & 1973 Complete Winterland Show (Special Edition)" (Cleopatra)

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