Deluxe Edition rounds up 15 highlights from Lonnie Brooks' late-'70s and '80s recordings for Alligator. Like many Alligator artists, Brooks made records that were just a little too slick to demonstrate the depth of his talents and the grittiness of his playing, yet they still remained solid, rock-inflected contemporary blues albums. The bulk of the highlights from his records are here, making it a fine introduction to Brooks' most popular recordings.
Caro Emerald's album The Shocking Miss Emerald is the follow up to her smashing debut album Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor, which sold over 2 million albums worldwide, making Miss Emerald one of the Top 5 most successful female artists in Europe. This stellar new cd picks up where her debut left off, serving an album of edgy, vivid, romantic and intense songs, all tied together with a 40s Parisian haute couture bow. Caro Emerald is a modern woman with a timeless classic style, an approach to life she has translated into her music. She brings retro jazz-blues into the 21st century by blending arrangement with sampling, scratching and pop to create her signature sound. Caro believes 'you should be able to listen to a song and hear something different every time.'
Multiplatinum Pop Punk band blink-182 released their newest album "California" last summer featuring their new vocalist, Matt Skiba. The album reached the number 1 spot on many charts, including the Billboard 200, the US Top Alternative albums, the US Top Rock albums and so on. A few months ago, the guys broke news that they would be re-releasing the album as a deluxe edition. This expanded edition will not have just a few extra tracks, but a whopping 12 brand new tracks that apparently didn't make the initial cut. The album will be re-released with the full 28 tracks on May 19th through Viking Wizard Eyes.
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was where Elton John's personality began to gather more attention than his music, as it topped the American charts for eight straight weeks. In many ways, the double album was a recap of all the styles and sounds that made John a star. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is all over the map, beginning with the prog rock epic "Funeral for a Friend (Love Lies Bleeding)" and immediately careening into the balladry of "Candle in the Wind." For the rest of the album, John leaps between popcraft ("Bennie and the Jets"), ballads ("Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"), hard rock ("Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"), novelties ("Jamaica Jerk-Off"), Bernie Taupin's literary pretensions ("The Ballad of Danny Bailey"), and everything in between…
After nearly four years she is finally back again: the unchallenged schlager-queen Helene Fischer presents her new album, the successor to her number one album »Farbenspiel« from 2013.
SEETHER returns with their seventh full-length studio album, entitled Poison the Parish. The first release via front man Shaun Morgan's new label imprint Canine Riot Records, Poison the Parish is among the heaviest and emotionally pure efforts of the band's illustrious career. Recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, Poison the Parish marks the first album produced in its entirety by the band's lead singer and songwriter, Shaun Morgan. Playing with a newfound ferocity and purpose, the new material gelled quickly providing Morgan's dense, melodic grooves and brooding subject matter a gritty luster and room to breathe. Fifteen years deep into an incredibly consistent and rewarding career, Seether continues to thrive, pushing their creative boundaries while remaining true to their fiercely loyal, worldwide fan base. Poison the Parish is Seether at their very best, a gripping and self-assured affirmation of a quintessential hard rock band in peak form.
Paul Weller will release his 13th studio album, A Kind Revolution, in May and there’s some great formats at various price points… The album is a prompt follow-up to 2015’s Saturns Pattern and features contributions from the likes of PP Arnold, Boy George and Robert Wyatt.