New music Sept. 21, 2018: Prince; MC5; Mandy Barnett; Ramones

Prince - Piano and a Microphone 1983

MC5 - Total Assault 50th Anniversary Collection

Mandy Barnett - Strange Conversation

Ramones - Road to Ruin 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Soul Don't Worry! Black Gospel During The Civil Rights Era 1953-1967

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Coming up: Bob Dylan Bootleg Series Vol. 14 collects "More Blood, More Tracks"

Out Nov. 2.


The latest chapter in the highly acclaimed Bootleg Series presents the pivotal studio recordings made by Bob Dylan during six extraordinary sessions in 1974 that resulted in the artist's 1975 masterpiece, Blood On The Tracks.

More Blood, More Tracks will be available as a strictly limited deluxe CD set and as a 1CD / 2LP configuration.

The 6CD full-length deluxe version includes the complete New York sessions in chronological order including outtakes, false starts and studio banter. The album's producers have worked from the best sources available, in most cases utilizing the original multi-track session tapes.

Also included is a hardcover photo book featuring a complete reproduction of one of Dylan's legendary handwritten 57 page notebooks, where you can follow the lyrical development of the songs that would eventually comprise Blood On The Tracks.

The deluxe box set is a limited edition. After it sells out, no additional copies will be made.

The 1CD / 2LP configuration of More Blood, More Tracks assembles 10 of the most emotionally resonant alternate takes of each of the 10 songs appearing the original Blood On The Tracks plus a previously unreleased version of "Up to Me."

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New "Doctor Who" trailer

Upcoming comics collections for November 2018: Savage Sword of Conan; Avengers; Daredevil; World's Finest; Wonder Woman

Savage Sword of Conan: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 1 
Avengers Omnibus Vol. 4

Daredevil Masterworks Vol. 13

Batman & Superman in World's Finest: The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 2

Wonder Woman: The Golden Age Vol. 2

Steve Canyon Vol. 9: 1963-1964

EC Library: Graham Ingels - Doctor of Horror and Other Stories

Coming up: Jimi Hendrix "Electric Ladyland Deluxe Edition Box Set"

 Out Nov. 9. Pre-order from Amazon now.


In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of The Jimi Hendrix Experience masterpiece Electric Ladyland, Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings present a special Deluxe Edition box set that gives the listener an amazingly intimate look into the making of the most fully realized, cohesive project of Hendrix's entire career. 

Spread across 3 CDs and 1 Blu-ray the set includes CD1: the original album, now newly remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes. 

CD2: Electric Ladyland: The Early Takes, which presents 20 never before heard demos and studio outtakes. Included are incredibly intimate demos for song ideas Hendrix recorded himself on a reel-to-reel tape at the Drake Hotel, as well as early recording session takes featuring guest appearances from Buddy Miles, Stephen Stills and Al Kooper.

CD3:The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At the Hollywood Bowl 9/14/68, part of Experience Hendrix's Dagger Records official bootleg series. The recently unearthed soundboard recording captures the band and the mounting excitement that took place just weeks before the release of Electric Ladyland.

Blu-Ray: includes the acclaimed full-length documentary At Last... The Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland, the first 5.1 surround sound mix of the entire original album ever overseen by Hendrix s original engineer Eddie Kramer plus the original stereo mixes in uncompressed 24 bit/96 kz high resolution audio. 

Electric Ladyland Deluxe Edition includes a full color, 48-page book containing Jimi's handwritten lyrics, poem and instructions to his record label, as well as never before published photos from the recording sessions that were shot by Eddie Kramer himself. All contained in a luxe casemade book with new cover art which is true to Hendrix's original vision of the album s cover: a Linda (McCartney) Eastman photograph of the band and children at the statue of Alice In Wonderland in New York's Central Park.  


Disc: 1

  1. ...And the Gods Made Love
  2. Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)
  3. Crosstown Traffic
  4. Voodoo Chile
  5. Little Miss Strange
  6. Long Hot Summer Night
  7. Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)
  8. Gypsy Eyes
  9. Burning of the Midnight Lamp
  10. Rainy Day, Dream Away
  11. 1983...(A Merman I Should Turn to Be)
  12. Moon, Turn the Tides...Gently Gently Away
  13. Still Raining, Still Dreaming
  14. House Burning Down
  15. All Along the Watchtower
  16. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Disc: 2

  1. 1983...(A Merman I Should Turn to Be)
  2. Angel
  3. Cherokee Mist
  4. Hear My Train a Comin'
  5. Voodoo Chile
  6. Gypsy Eyes
  7. Somewhere
  8. Long Hot Summer Night
  9. Long Hot Summer Night
  10. Long Hot Summer Night
  11. Snowballs at My Window
  12. My Friend
  13. At Last...The Beginning
  14. Angel Caterina (1983)
  15. Little Miss Strange
  16. Long Hot Summer Night
  17. Long Hot Summer Night
  18. Rainy Day Dream Away
  19. Rainy Day Shuffle
  20. 1983...(A Merman I Should Turn to Be)

Disc: 3

  1. Introduction
  2. Are You Experienced?
  3. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
  4. Red House
  5. Foxey Lady
  6. Fire
  7. Hey Joe
  8. Sunshine of Your Love
  9. I Don't Live Today
  10. Little Wing
  11. Star Spangled Banner
  12. Purple Haze

Disc: 4

  1. Prologue
  2. Burning of the Midnight Lamp
  3. ...And the Gods Made Love
  4. All Along the Watchtower
  5. Rainy Day, Dream Away
  6. Still Raining, Still Dreaming
  7. Voodoo Chile
  8. Crosstown Traffic
  9. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
  10. Little Miss Strange
  11. Gypsy Eyes
  12. South Saturn Delta
  13. House Burning Down
  14. 1983...(A Merman I Should Turn to Be)
  15. Long Hot Summer Night
  16. Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)
  17. Epilogue 

New comics Sept. 19, 2018: Batman; Killraven; Don Winslow of the Navy

Batman The Golden Age Vol. 5

Killraven Masterworks Vol. 1

The Best of Don Winslow of the Navy
A Collection of High-Seas Stories from Comics' Most Daring Sailor

Time Capsule: TV interview with legendary DJ John Peel, Sept. 18, 1968

Coming up: "State of the Union: The American Dream in Crisis 1967-1973"

Out Nov. 9. Pre-order from Amazon now.


By mid-1968 there was a growing consensus that something had gone horribly wrong with the American dream.

The nation’s youth had loudly made their feelings clear, but now the older, pre-Beatles generations began to look at the country – with urban riots, Vietnam, and the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy – and wonder what the hell was happening. 

This album includes rare classics (The Beach Boys’ ‘Fourth Of July’), lost masterpieces (Roy Orbison’s seven-minute ‘Southbound Jericho Parkway’), and forgotten gems by some of the biggest names in the business (Elvis Presley’s ‘Clean Up Your Own Back Yard’). 

Reactions to America’s existential crisis ranged in subject matter from divorce (Frank Sinatra’s ‘The Train’) and the break-up of the nuclear family (The Four Seasons’ ‘Saturday’s Father’), to eulogies for fallen heroes (Dion’s ‘Abraham Martin and John’), sympathy for Vietnam vets (Johnny Tillotson’s ‘Welfare Hero’), the church’s institutional racism (Eartha Kitt’s intense ‘Paint Me Black Angels’), and even questioning the ethics of the space programme (Bing Crosby’s terrific ‘What Do We Do With The World’).

Compiled by Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs, State Of The Union follows on from their highly acclaimed English Weather and Paris In The Spring compilations. With clear parallels between today's fractured country and the USA fifty years ago, this is a fascinating condensation of what Americans were thinking when they turned on the TV, or the radio, or simply walked down Main Street in 1968.

  1. CLEAN UP YOUR OWN BACK YARD - Elvis Presley
  2. BRAND NEW DAY - Della Reese
  4. THE TRAIN - Frank Sinatra
  5. SATURDAY'S FATHER - The 4 Seasons
  6. 4TH OF JULY - The Beach Boys
  7. WINE IN THE WIND - Anita Kerr & The Anita Kerr Singers
  8. WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE WORLD? - Bing Crosby
  9. LORD OF THE MANOR - The Everly Brothers
  10. HITCHHIKER - The Four Preps
  11. PAINT AMERICA LOVE - Lou Christie
  12. MR BUSINESSMAN - Ray Stevens
  13. PAINT ME BLACK ANGELS - Eartha Kitt
  15. QUESTIONS - Bobby Darin
  16. THIS CRAZY WORLD - Paul Anka
  17. TAKE A LETTER MARIA - Mel Torme
  18. CHERRYSTONES - Eugene McDaniels
  19. SOME PEOPLE SLEEP - The Tokens
  21. DO YOU BELIEVE THIS TOWN - Dean Martin
  22. WELFARE HERO - Johnny Tillotson
  23. SAVE THE CHILDREN - Teresa Brewer
  24. REVOLUTION - The Brothers Four

New "Captain Marvel" movie poster

New trailer: "Captain Marvel"

Video find: Walt Disney World "Project Florida"

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