New Releases for March and April
We ain’t lyin’, March has come in and we’ve got lots to tell you.
While this month brings Art Pepper’s Neon Art: Volume Two on CD and Digital, Game Theory’s Real Nighttime expanded on CD, Digital and LP (hurry if you want that unissued flexi with your LP, there aren’t many left!), Roger Taylor’s Fun In Space and Strange Frontier on CD & LP, and Translator’s Sometimes People Forget on CD, there’s much more on the way.
April 7th sees Neon Art: Volume Three on CD & Digital, as well as a previously unissued live acoustic CD from Rock Hall of Famer Dion Recorded Live At The Bitter End, August 1971. Including hits like “Ruby Baby,” “The Wanderer,” and “Abraham, Martin And John.” It contains choice Dylan, Beatles, and Leonard Cohen covers, as well as material from his criminally underrated early Warner Bros. recordings.
April 14 offers the first ever reissue of the classic Beale Street Saturday Night. Produced by Jim Dickinson, this masterful journey through Memphis was originally recorded as a benefit for the Orpheum Theatre. This time, Beale Street Saturday Night‘s proceeds will go to Beale Street Caravan, an internationally syndicated radio program which showcases the sounds of Memphis. Available on CD, Digital, and clear-vinyl LP, the packaging contains unseen photos and a revealing new essay from original contributor Jim Lancaster.
Only a few days later is Record Store Day, on April 18. We’re all vinyl this time. Sessions ’64!! is a collection of Brian Wilson and Jimmy Bowen productions of The Honeys, The Castells, and The Timers. The translucent gold 10″ contains mono masters, stereo mixes and an unreleased backing track.
Live From High Fidelity: The Best Of The Podcast Performances, Vol. 2 is a black vinyl album (with download card) featuring unissued performances from John Doe (X), Glen Phillips (Toad The Wet Sprocket), The Haden Triplets, Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Pugwash, and many more. Legendary producer Glyn Johns even chimes in.
Last, but certainly not least, hip-hop pioneer MC Lyte returns with a new album, Legend. Available on translucent gold vinyl with download card, the guest list is just as noteworthy: Common, Faith Evans, Mario, Kenny Lattimore, and others. Lyte is back, and she brought some awesome friends! Watch out for her to make in-store appearances around the release.
You get a week off this time to recover before you get stung by an expanded reissue of the classic debut from
The Kingbees. Co-produced by the band’s Jamie James, the CD and Digital release contains 8 previously unissued bonus tracks—from demos to blistering live cuts. While this is the album’s 35th anniversary, the music is timeless. Pre-order the CD or Digital now!
The shower of April releases will bring May flowers, which we’ll tell you about next time. So, for now, get ready to fill your April plate with Omnivore goodness.