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CD Reviews:
New Music: Eminem, Harry Styles, Blake Shelton, Stormzy and more...

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

Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019

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

Album of the Week: For its 20th anniversary, Eminem's first album is fleshed out with unreleased bonus tracks, rarities, freestyles, instruments and more for "The Slim Shady LP (Expanded Edition)" (Aftermath/Interscope/UMe).

Album Title of the Week: BT, "Everything You're Searching For is On the Other Side of Fear" (Black Hole)

Did'ya Know: Pink Floyd's new box set "The Later Years" (Columbia/Legacy) features a revised edition of 1987's "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" with previously unheard keyboard parts by the late Rick Wright and newly recorded drum tracks by Nick Mason.

New & Noteworthy: Big Al and the Heavyweights, "World Full of Trouble" (Eller Soul/City Hall); Danny Henry, "Danifest Destiny" (Danny Henry); My heart is a metronome, "Benevolence" (Docks/Fifth Island); Blake Shelton, "Fully Loaded: God's Country" (Warner Music Nashville); Stone Sour, "Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno" (Cooking Vinyl); Warren Storm, "Taking the World By Storm" (APO); Stormzy, "Heavy is the Head" (Atlantic); Harry Styles, "Fine Line" (Erskine/Columbia); Various Artists, "Warren Haynes presents: The Benefit Concert Volume 16" (Evil Teen)

From The Vaults: America, "Live In Concert: Wildwood Springs 2008" (Gonzo); "Beethoven: The Complete Works" (Warner Classics); Lee Konitz, "The Verve Albums Collection" (Enlightenment); Anita O'Day, "Selected Clef, Norgran & Verve Recordings 1952-56" (Acrobat); Charles Mingus, "The Rare Albums Collection" (Enlightenment); Pink Floyd, "The Later Years" (Columbia/Legacy); The Police, "Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings" (A&M/UMe); Kenny Rogers, "The Gambler's Last Deal" (Wienerworld); Saigon Kick, "The Atlantic Albums" (Warner Music Group/X5); Tool, "Fear Inoculum (Expanded Book Edition)" (Tool Dissectional/Volcano/RCA); Various Artists, "The London American Label: Year By Year -- 1967" (Ace); Various Artists, "The Pervious Years: 34 Teen Dance Hits from the Bear Family Archives" (Bear Family); Various Artists, "True Voices" (Sunset Blvd.); Mary Wells, "the Early Years: Complete Motown Releases 1960-62" (Acrobat); Tex Williams, "The Capitol Years 1946-51" (Acrobat); Link Wray, "The Link Wray Collection 1956-62" (Acrobat)

Soundtracks: Various Artists, "Mark Ronson Presents the Music of Spies in Disguise"

New Home Video: "Melody Makers: The Bible of Rock 'n' Roll" (Cleopatra)

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