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January 15, 2008
New Album Releases, 1-15-2008: Ringo Starr, Magnetic Fields, Aretha Franklin New album releases are still a little thin in the new year. The big name new album is Liverpool 8 from good ol' Ringo Starr. It's his first proper album in about half a decade, and his first release on Capitol in 30 years. This album involves the production services of Eurythmic Dave Stewart.
Stephen Merritt dba Magnetic Fields has a new album this week called Distortion.
Aretha Franklin has Beautiful Ballads on RCA. This smells like a compilation album, but the only song title I recognize was "Freeway of Love."
Ladysmith Black Mambazo has an SACD version of Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu from last year.
Here's the listing of this week's new album releases, courtesy AMG:
Eels Meet the Eels: Essential Eels 1996-2006, Vol. 1 [CD/DVD] Geffen Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Post-Grunge, Alternative Pop/Rock
Magnetic Fields Distortion Nonesuch Indie Pop, Lo-Fi, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic
Ringo Starr Liverpool 8 Capitol/EMI Pop/Rock
Pierre-Laurent Aimard Ligeti: Works For Piano, Etudes, Musica Ricercata Sony Classical Contemporary Piano Music
Ruby Andrews/Gloria Lynne Swamp Dogg Presents: The Boss Ladies of Soul S.D.E.G. Soul, Deep Soul, Southern Soul, Chicago Soul
Ruth Brown/Sandra Phillips Swamp Dogg Presents: Miss Rhythm & Miss Blues S.D.E.G. Soul, Deep Soul, Southern Soul, Chicago Soul
Gavin Bryars Hommages LTM Contemporary Chamber Music
William Christie Landi: Il Sant' Alessio Warner Classics Baroque Opera
Otis Clay Walk a Mile in My Shoes Echo Black Gospel, Deep Soul, Soul-Blues
Commander Cody The Early Years 1967-1970 SPV Bar Band, Country Boogie, Honky Tonk, Roots Rock, Rockabilly, Country-Rock, Traditional Country, Rock & Roll
Raheem DeVaughn Love Behind the Melody 1228/Jive/Zomba Neo-Soul, Urban
Eels Useless Trinkets: B Sides, Soundtracks, Rarities and Unreleased 1996-2007 Geffen Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Post-Grunge, Alternative Pop/Rock
Billy C. Farlow Billy C and the Sunshine/The Lost 70's Tapes SPV Detroit Blues, Rockabilly Revival, Boogie Rock, Roots Rock, Blues-Rock, Modern Electric Blues, Rock & Roll
Richard Fleeshman Neon Universal Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
Aretha Franklin Beautiful Ballads Arista/Legacy Deep Soul, Soul, Southern Soul, Quiet Storm, Urban
Holsapple-Stamey Mavericks [Bonus Tracks] Collectors' Choice Music Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Jangle Pop