Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Music - August 2012

There are loads of new record releases either out this month or coming in the next weeks. Let's start with...

Freddie Mercury - Barcelona (Special Edition)

I’m moving into opera now. Forget rock and roll
Freddie Mercury (1987)

25 years after the original release, Queen singer Freddie Mercury’s Barcelona album recorded in collaboration with Spanish operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé, is to have a special re-release.
The record will get a fully orchestrated rework.
It'll be available on CD, CD Special Edition (CD1: A full orchestrated rework of the Barcelona album, CD2: Rarities from the Barcelona sessions, CD3: Barcelona instrumental version and a DVD with videos and interviews) and on vinyl (release: September 3 2012). Listen to the samples here:

Aimee Mann - Charmer

Aimee's all new record Charmer is available for preorder (release: September 18, 2012) on CD and Vinyl (you can also get things like a Charmer turntable slip mat and a free art print).
Listen to samples from Charmer here or watch the official video here:

Ben Folds Five - The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind 

The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind is out on September 18 2012 on Vinyl & CD. You still can preorder it from Pledgemusic.
It's Ben Folds Five's first record since the 1999 The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner.

Track list:

1. "Erase Me"    
2. "Michael Praytor, Five Years Later"
3. "Sky High"  
4. "The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind" 
5. "On Being Frank"
6. "Draw A Crowd"
7. "Do It Anyway"
8. "Hold That Thought" 
9. "Away When You Were Here"
10. "Thank You For Breaking My Heart"  

The Darkness - Hot Cakes

Hot Cakes is out now on Vinyl, CD and Special Edition (including four bonus tracks).

Aerosmith - Music From Another Dimension

The release of Music From Another Dimension is slightly pushed back to November 5 2012. The first single is Legendary Child - and it's an instant Aerosmith classic!

Track list:

2. Oh Yeah 
3. Beautiful 
4. Tell Me 
5. Out Go the Lights 
6. Legendary Child 
7. What Could Have Been Love 
8. Street Jesus 
9. Can't Stop Loving You (feat Carrie Underwood) 
10. Love Her A Lot 
11. We All Fall Down 
12. Shakey Ground 
13. Closer 
14. Something 
15. Another Last Goodbye

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