New releases for 19 June 2020

Our pick of next week’s releases starts with Rough And Rowdy Ways, the 39th studio album from Bob Dylan (released 58 years! after his debut LP) and his first album of original material since 2012’s Tempest. The ten-song double album includes several songs released this spring, including the 17-minute ‘Murder Most Foul’, about the assassination…

New releases for 1 November 2019

This week’s six recommended releases kick off with From Out Of Nowhere, the new album from Jeff Lynne’s ELO, whose music has touched fans deeply across three generations now. Jeff has found himself in recent years at the peak of his powers as a songwriter, musician and producer. As does its predecessor, 2015’s Alone In…

New releases for 2 November 2018

Leading off this week’s fab five is More Blood, More Tracks, the latest chapter in the highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series. This volume – the 14th – contains 11 recordings made during the sessions for the artist’s 1975 masterpiece, Blood On The Tracks, which redefined the boundaries and structures of modern pop songwriting. The…

New releases for 3 November 2017

This week’s batch of recommended releases is smaller than usual, but still perfectly formed. There are very few musicians for whom the description ‘legendary’ is appropriate, but Richard Thompson is one of those few; Live At Rockpalast features two shows recorded in ’83 and ’84, spread over 3 CDs and 2 DVDs, and is both…

New releases for 31 March 2017

We start off our 8 lovely recommended releases for 31 March with Bob Dylan’s Triplicate, in which the master continues to mine the great American songbook to fine effect. Silver Eye, the follow-up to 2013’s Tales Of Us, is a blend of satisfyingly deep and dark electronica shot through with gorgeous melodies that could only…

Pre-sale of the week: Bob Dylan – Triplicate, out 31 March

Pre-sale of the week is Triplicate by Bob Dylan, out on 31 March. Bob Dylan’s latest studio album, the three-disc Triplicate, features 30 brand-new recordings of classic American tunes and is the first triple-length set of Dylan’s illustrious career. With each disc individually titled and presented in a thematically arranged 10-song sequence, Triplicate showcases Dylan’s…

New releases for 11 November 2016

There are some crackers among the 6 recommended releases for 11 November. For years the concert at which Bob Dylan received the infamous ‘Judas’ heckle was incorrectly labelled as the Royal Albert Hall when in fact it was in Manchester. Now, for the first time, the real RAH gig is released. Imaginatively titled The Real…

Pre-sale of the week: Bob Dylan – The 1966 Live Recordings, out 11th November

Pre-sale of the week is The 1966 Live Recordings by Bob Dylan, out on 11 November. This extraordinary 36-CD (yes, 36 CDs!) monster box set features every available live performance by Bob Dylan from 1966 – a pivotal moment in rock’n’roll history – and works as a great companion piece to last year’s 1965–1966 studio…

New releases for 20 May 2016

There are some cracking new releases out on 20th May. First up, Richard Ashcroft returns with his fourth solo release, These People. The much-ignored Terry Reid has a very special new release, The Other Side Of The River – what’s not to like about an artist nicknamed ‘super-lungs’! Marissa Nadler has waited until her seventh…