New Music Tuesday: R.E.M., Bryan McKnight, Theory of a Deadman, Blake Shelton, George Thorogood

New Music Tuesday | New CD Releases July 12, 2011
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New Music Tuesday | New CD Releases July 12, 2011

All right, boys and girls, it's New Music Tuesday and the pickings aren't overly great this week but we should a few of these highlights so let's get to it…

As a matter of record, I love R.E.M. Love them. Love, love, love them. They are in the midst of a re-issue campaign of their classic IRS albums. The first two, Murmur and Reckoning, were both issued with vintage live performances from the respective tours for those records. Neither of the shows had been previously released. One show was complete, the other excerpted. I was happy. They offered up a slew of rehearsal demos for Fables Of The Reconstruction. I was disappointed but that album didn't come at the best time for the band (even though there are some great, great tunes on that record). Lifes Rich Pageant is arguably the most important record of the IRS year (I said arguably) and I really wanted them to put this reissue out with another one of those vintage shows. Instead we get more fucking demos. Damn it, guys. LRP deserved something better.
Legendary progressive rock masters Yes are returning with their first album of original material in 10 years and it's being issued in many formats. The lineup behind this record may not be what all the fans of the band are looking for but there will be plenty of folks lining up for this one, I'm sure.

Among the rest of the notable releases are new albums from country star Blake Shelton, alt-rockers Incubus, hard rockers Theory Of A Deadman, as well as a new set from blues-rockers George Thorogood & The Destroyers, whose album was produced by Gramy-winner Tom Hambridge. Be sure to check out the review of the Rory Gallagher re-issues from Greg Barbrick.

2 Strong - 2 Strong
Alkaline Trio - Damnesia
Amarcord; Leipzig String Quartet - Leipzig String Quartet: German Folk Songs In Romantic Arrangements
Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe - Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe
Arias, Luis Frank - Cuba Total
Ashton Shepherd - Where Country Grows
Baez, Joan - The Debut Album Plus
Baring Teeth - Atrophy
Barreto, Julio - Live & Rhythm
Bassey, Shirley - The Magic Is You/Thoughts Of Love
Bauza, Mario - My Time Is Now
Beatle Jam - Live At Bb Kings
Belmondo, Stephane - The Same As It Never Was Before
Blake Shelton - Red River Blue
Bo Diddley - Absolutely The Best Live
Breakers, The - The Breakers
Breathe Carolina - Hell Is What You Make It
Bromberg, David - Use Me
Bunnett, Jane - Alma De Santiago
Buzzcocks - What Do I Get
Cali Swag District - The Kickback
Calzado, Rudy - La Musica Tipica De Cuba
Calzado, Rudy, Paquito D'river - A Tribute To Mario Bauza
Chambers, Kasey - Little Bird
Clark-Cole, Dorinda - Setlist: The Very Best Of Dorinda Clark-Cole Live
Clark, Lucy - Tribute To Les Paul
Cline, Patsy - Across The Airwaves
Cockburn, Bruce - Breakfast In New Orleans
Cockburn, Bruce - Life Short Call
Cockburn, Bruce - Speechless
Cockburn, Bruce - The Charity Of Night
Cockburn, Bruce - You Pay Your Money...
Cockburn, Bruce - You've Never Seen Everything
Cockburn, Bruce - Anything, Anytime, Anywhere
Colbie Caillat - All Of You
Crack The Sky - Live: Recher Theatre 06.19.99
Crawford, Lavell - Can A Brother Get Some Love?
D'rivera, Paquito & Wdr Big Ba - Big Band Time
Danko, Rick & Friends - Iron Horse - North Hampton 1995
Danko, Rick& Richard Manuel - Uncle Willies 1989
Dara Maclean - You Got My Attention
Davis, Miles - Setlist: The Very Best Of Miles Davis Live
Death Cab For Cutie Tribute - Piano Tribute To Death Cab For Cutie
Decapitated - Carnival Is Forever
Decapitated - Carnival Is Forever (Dlx Ed)
Declaime - Self Study
Doctor Midnight & The - I Declare: Treason
Dos - Dos Y Dos
Earth Crisis - Neutralize The Threat
Emphatic - Damage
Eumir Deodato - The Crossing
Fair To Midland - Arrows And Anchors
Farlow, Billy C. - You Better Run
Fernando Ortega - Come Down O Love Divine
Friedberger, Eleanor - Last Summer
Fusioon - Absolute Fusioon
Fuzztones - Preaching To The Perverted
Gathering Britannia - The Bridge Between
Get Scared - Best Kind Of Mess
Glass, Zack - Southern Skies
Gravenites, Nick/John Cipollin - Live In Athens At The Rodon
Gravenites, Nick/John Cipollin - Monkey Medicine
Graveyard Boulevard - O.G.R.E.
Great Commission, The - Heavy Worship
Grobschnitt - 2008 Live 2010
Harland, Eric - Voyager: Live By Night
Hawkwind - Space Chase 1980-1985
Hawkwind - Spacebrock
Hekate - Die Welt Der Dunklen Gärten
Helm, Levon - Take Me To The River 1978-1982
Henke - Seelenfütterung
Hiland, Johnny - All Fired Up
Hipower Entertainment Presents - Summertime Party Music
Hird, Bobby - Heartbeat Away
Hollies,The - On A Carousel 1963-1974:The Ultimate Hollies
Human League - Live At The Dome
Iced Earth - Festivals Of The Wicked
Icon In Me - Head Break Solution
Impossible Gentlemen - The Impossible Gentlemen
In The Nursery - Blind Sound
Incubus - If Not Now, When?
Incubus Tribute - Piano Tribute To Incubus
J.D. Overdrive - Sex, Whiskey & Southern Blood
J21 - Beyond The Holographic Veil
Jennings, Waylon - Setlist: The Very Best Of Waylon Jennings Live
Jimmy Witherspoon - Blues Biography
Jones, George - Setlist: The Very Best Of George Jones Live
Kantner, Paul& Marty Balin - Great American Music Hall
King, Dave Trucking Company - Good Old Light
Kissin, Evgeny - Kissin Plays Liszt
Kruk - It Will Not Come Back
Lady Gaga - The Document
Ledet, Rosie - Come Get Some
Lil Cuete - Stay Out My Way
Lil Keke - 713 : Volume 5
Lock Up - Necropolis Transparent
London Souls, The - London Souls, The
Los Van Van - Sandunguera
Malo - The Best Of Malo
Malone & The Experts, Jd - Avalon
Manes - Vilosophe
Manufactura - The Pleasures Of The Damned
Manufactura - The Pleasures Of Damned (2001-2011) Limited Box 2cd
Mayan - Quarterpast
Mcknight, Brian - Just Me
Mechanical Poet - Woodland Prattlers
Megadeth - Peace Sells...But Who's Buying
Megadeth - Peace Sells...But Who's Buying
Mellowhype - Blackenedwhite
Mellowhype - Blackenedwhite (Lp)
Mike Batt - The Hunting Of The Snark
Mossman, Michael Philip - Orisha Suite
Mountain - Setlist: The Very Best Of Mountain Live
Moxham, Stuart - Six Winter Mornings
Mr. Capone-E - Tears Of A Soldier
Negura Bunget - Poarta De Dincolo
Nektar - Retrospektive 1969-1980
Nelson, Willie - Face Of A Fighter (Jewel Case)
Neranature - Foresting Wounds
New Riders Of The Purple Sage - Setlist: The Very Best Of New Riders Of The Purple Sage Live
Nikki Jean - Pennies In A Jar
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine / [Original Version]
Oftb - Damn Near Dead
Otep Tribute - String Tribute To Otep
Owens, Buck - Before You Go / No One But You
Pablo, Augustus - Message Music: Digital Productions 1986-1994
Pimp C - Still Pimping / [Explicit]
Planet 9 - S/T
Pocket Full Of Rocks - Let It Rain: The Best Of Pocket Full Of Rocks
Poco - Setlist: The Very Best Of Poco Live
Point Of Grace - Turn Up The Music: The Hits Of Point Of Grace
Predator - Born In Blood
Presley, Elvis - Setlist: The Very Best Of Elvis Presley Live
R.E.M - Life's Rich Pageant(Deluxe Ed)
Radio Dead Ones - Aaa
Rapid Ric - Whut It Dew [The Album]
Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack And Other Classic Hits
Rhapsody Of Fire - From Chaos To Eternity
Rivera, Mayito - Negrito Bailador
Rory Gallagher - Jinx
Rory Gallagher - Photo Finish
Rory Gallagher - Stage Struck
Rory Gallagher - Top Priority
Rosselson, Leon - World Turned Upside Down: Rosselsongs 1960-2010
Rubalcaba, Gonzalo - Mi Gran Pasion
Rubinstein, Arthur - Rubinstein: The Liszt Album
Samael - Lux Mundi
Sameti - Hungry For Love
Sandoval, Arturo - Tumbaito
Sepultura - Kairos
Sepultura - Kairos (Deluxe Edition)
Sidewalk Prophets - These Simple Truths (Deluxe Edition)
Skyscreamers - Can You Hear Me Now?!!
Sleeping Giant - Kingdom Days In An Evil Age
Sleeping Giant - Kingdom Days In... (Deluxe)
Snowball - Cold Heat
Snowball - Follow The White Line
Soil - Throttle Junkies
Sol Invictus - The Cruellest Month
Sons And Daughters - Mirror Mirror
Soundtrack - Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2: Original Motion Picture / [Enhanced]
Soundtrack - Jig (Patrick Doyle)
Soundtrack - Passione - Un'avventura Musicale
Soundtrack - Shake It Up: Break It Down / [Cd/Dvd Combo]
Soundtrack - Super 8 (Michael Giacchino)
Soundtrack - Too Big To Fail (Marcelo Zarvos)
Soundtrack - Winnie The Pooh
Spellcaster - Under The Spell
Sss - Problems To The Answer
Stanley, James Lee & Cliff Ebe - All Wood And Doors
Stephen Jerzak - Miles And Miles
Stroup, Amy - The Other Side Of Love Sessions
Sublime With Rome - Yours Truly
Sublime With Rome - Yours Truly (Deluxe Edition)
Suicide Silence - Black Crown, The (Deluxe Ed)
Suicide Silence - Black Crown, The
Tesla - Twisted Wires
The International Submarine Band / Corneal, Jon - Back At Home / Jon Corneal And The Orange Blossom Special
The Real Tuesday Weld - The Last Werewolf
Theory Of A Deadman - The Truth Is...
Thomas Dybdahl - Songs
Thorogood, George/Destroyers - 2120 South Michigan Avenue
Thunderball - 12 Mile High Remixed
Tony Bennett - The Best Of The Improv Recordings
Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop - The Golden Tracks
Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players - Lost And Found
Trae Tha Truth - Street King / [Explicit]
Travellers - Journey Into The Sun Within
Trotman, Elan - Love And Sax
Tutone, Tommy - A Long Time Ago
V-White & The Politician - The Gas Station / [Explicit]
V8 Wankers - Iron Crossroads
Valdes, Chucho - Lucumi
Various - Champion Records
Various - Paul Mccartney's Jukebox
Various - Roots Of Trash & Garage
Various - Holy Hip Hop Vol.11
Various - Singing News Top Ten Southern Gospel Songs Of 2011
Various Artists - Hip Hop, Freestyle & R&B Platinum Classics
Various Artists - Sexcapades: Songs Of Lust And Depravity
Various Artists - Biggest Reggae One Drop Anthems 2011
Virgin Steele - Noble Savage
Wages Of Fear - S/T
Washed Out - Within And Without
We The Kings - Sunshine State Of Mind
Wetton, John - Raised In Captivity
Whitmore, William Elliott - Field Songs
Williams, Robin & Linda - Stonewall Country
X Alfonso - Civilizacion
Yes - Fly From Here
Yes - Fly From Here (Box Set)
Yes - Fly From Here (Deluxe)
Young, Chris - Neon
Zomby - Dedication