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Coming Soon: "1966 - The Year the Decade Exploded"

Out Nov. 6, this is a two-CD set compiled by John Savage, author of the forthcoming book of the same title.

Details from the author:

Pop was everything in 1966. It was a way of looking at the world, all funnelled into the single: ideas, attitudes, lyrics and experimentation that in the more indulgent years to come would be stretched out into a whole album. Condensed within the 7-inch format, the possibilities of 1966 were expressed with an extraordinary electricity and intensity – whether it be the flourishing of Holland-Dozier-Holland at Motown, the breakthrough of black American dance culture, the start of psychedelia and the beginnings of rock, or just simple mod pop.

This compilation accompanies my book 1966: The Year The Decade Exploded, which explores the various events and themes of the year in 12 essays, based around one record a month. The record is, of course, a 45 – and some of them are included here, such as ‘The Quiet Explosion’ (Chapter 1: January – CND, Protest and the Conspiracy of Silence) or ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’ (Chapter 6: June – The Velvet Underground and Andy Warhol’s America).

It is also designed to stand alone – a mix of the familiar and the obscure, informed by memory. I turned 13 in late summer 1966 and spent much of the year bathed in the music I saw on television and heard on Radio Caroline South. The 45 records beamed in on that station – James Brown’s ‘I Got You (I Feel Good)’, the Association’s ‘Along Comes Mary’, ? and the Mysterians’ ‘96 Tears’, to name but three – went very deep, and that mixture of mainstream pop, mod pop, West Coast, soul and Motown has stayed with me as an ideal.
Track list:

Disc: 1
1. The Quiet Explosion - The Uglys
2. Night Time - The Strangeloves
3. The Spy - The Guys From U.N.C.L.E.
4. Little By Little - Dusty Springfield
5. Bad Little Woman (US Version) - The Wheel-A-Ways
6. Walkin' My Cat Named Dog - Norma Tanega
7. Festival Time - The San Remo Golden Strings
8. I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown & The Famous Flames
9. Batman Theme - Link Wray
10. Help Me (Get The Feeling) Part 1 - Ray Sharpe With The King Curtis Orchestra
11. Greetings This Is Uncle Sam - The Monitors
12. Barefootin - Robert Parker
13. Substitute - The Who
14. Along Comes Mary - The Association
15. The Other Place - The Seeds
16. Secret Agents - The Olympics
17. Cool Jerk - The Capitols
18. Ain't It Hard - The Electric Prunes
19. Nothin' Comes Easy - Sandie Shaw
20. You're Gonna Miss Me- The Thirteenth Floor Elevators
21. Sock It To Em JB Pt 1 - Rex Garvin And The Mighty Cravers
22. Sock It To Em JB Pt 2 - Rex Garvin And The Mighty Cravers
23. One Of These Days - The Roosters
24. I'll Be Your Mirror (Mono Single, Alt Ending) - The Velvet Underground
Disc: 2
1. Summer In The City - Lovin' Spoonful
2. Working In The Coalmine - Lee Dorsey
3. You Better Believe It, Baby - Joe Tex
4. Seven And Seven Is - Love
5. Love's Gone Bad - Chris Clark
6. Land Of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
7. Psychotic Reaction - Count Five
8. Do You Come Here Often? - The Tornados
9. 96 Tears - ? And The Mysterians
10. I Can't Turn You Loose - Otis Redding
11. Reach Out I'll Be There - The Four Tops (Mono Single Version)
12. I'm A Boy (Must Be Original 45 Mix) - The Who
13. Come On Back - Paul And Ritchie And The Crying Shames
14. Tell Me That You Love Me - James Brown
15. Happenings Ten Years Time Ago - The Yardbirds
16. You Keep Me Hangin On - The Supremes
17. Foolish Woman - The Oxford Circle
18. Love At Psychedelic Velocity - The Human Expression
19. One Hour Cleaners - The Blue Things
20. People! Let's Freak Out - Freaks Of Nature
21. In The Past - We The People
22. The London Boys - David Bowie
23. The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game - The Marvelettes
24. Hang On To A Dream - Tim Hardin

Coming Soon: Frank Sinatra "A Voice on Air" box collects radio performances

Out Nov. 20. Pre-order from Amazon now.

Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air (1935-1955), a historic 100+ track, 4-CD deluxe box set culled from an invaluable collection of rare radio broadcasts and rehearsals immaculately restored from the original recording masters for unprecedented high-fidelity sound.

This breathtaking overview charts Frank Sinatra s evolution as a vocalist, and includes samples of his radio work from the first twenty years of his amazing career, from his first radio performance in 1935 (singing "S-H-I-N-E" with the Hoboken Four) to his last weekly series in 1955 (The Frank Sinatra Show, featuring ultra-rare performances with an in-studio quintet). From beginning to end, Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air (1935-1955) envelops the listener in the atmosphere surrounding the creation of these masterful radio performances in the 1930s, '40s and '50s.

Meticulously restored and remastered in high-resolution from the original glass and aluminum radio transcription discs and magnetic tape masters these vintage, historic recordings most of them unheard since their original broadcast in the 1940s and 1950s sound more rich and vibrant than ever before. All of the warmth and vibrancy that are hallmarks of Frank Sinatra's vocal brilliance have been preserved, and showcased with unprecedented fidelity.

Coming Soon: Asterix and the Missing Scroll

The 36th Asterix book, and the second by new creative team Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conrad, is set for release Oct. 22.

No plot details yet, but you can pre-order a copy now from Amazon.

Coming Soon: Ragnarok Volume 1: Last God Standing by Walter Simonson

Out Nov. 12.
Ragnarok... the Twilight of the Gods in Norse mythology... the destruction of the Nine Worlds. And now, three hundred years later, the birth of vengeance. Collects issues #1-6. Walter Simonson returns to comics in a BIG way with an all-new series.

Coming Soon: Love - Reel to Real

Out Nov. 27.

High Moon Records' deluxe reissue of the final studio album from one of rock musics most gifted and enigmatic legends - on CD for the first time in a deluxe Digipak with a full-color, 32-page booklet, and expanded with 12 bonus tracks. Reel To Real captures Arthur Lee and Love at the peak of their rock/funk/soul powers. Originally released in 1974 on RSO Records, this beautifully packaged, deluxe reissue features vibrant, remastered audio from the original tapes, a 28-page, 9x12-inch LP booklet with an illuminating essay by Rolling Stone's David Fricke, and a trove of candid, unpublished photos.

What Arthur Lee began on Loves Black Beauty (released by High Moon Records to wide acclaim in 2013), he brought to fruition on Reel To Real. Armed with a major label budget, and a powerful, intuitive band, he dug deep into the blues, soul, and rock grooves that first inspired him, reaching out to a new audience with his fierce and forward-thinking personal vision. The album features Arthurs beloved Black Beauty band: drummer Joe Blocker, guitarist Melvan Whittington, and bassist Robert Rozelle, who he referred to as, cats who can play funky and rock; augmented by guitar-ace John Sterling, and cameo appearances by legendary guitarists Harvey Mandel and Buzzy Feiten. To a palette of stinging guitars, explosive brass (arranged by Arthur Lee), deep funk bass and clavinet, splashes of spacey synthesizer, and dream-team female backing vocals, Arthur Lee brought his funkiest and most soulful collection of songs, and channeled the most visceral vocal performances he ever committed to tape.

High Moon Records has unearthed 11 revelatory, previously-unreleased tracks from the original sessions including alternate takes and mixes, live-in-studio rehearsals, and 4 newly-discovered Arthur Lee originals: Do It Yourself, I Gotta Remember, Somebody, and You Gotta Feel It. These songs three fully-produced rockers, and a spare, jaunty, Imagine-era John Lennon, by-way-of Sly Stone studio sketch were previously unknown to all but their original participants, and present a major addition to Arthur Lees catalog. Other bonus track highlights include the guitar fury in the extended, alternate mix of Busted Feet, the eccentric and darkly-comic single mix of You Said You Would, and an impromptu studio rehearsal of Forever Changes outtake Wonder People (I Do Wonder). This ultra-rare bonus material fills out the picture of a fearless, agile and very funky ensemble, led by a masterful singer-songwriter at his feral, exultant best.

Coming Soon: Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Collection

Out Jan. 8 on vinyl and CD.
The most acclaimed and enduring film music in Hollywood history, the original soundtracks of Star Wars Episodes I VI, are now issued by Sony Classical in a new box set, Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Collection that includes 10 CDs plus a DVD. All composed by John Williams, the legendary five-time Oscar®-winning composer, this unique collector set is being released just as the latest chapter in the saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters.

Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Collection includes the original six soundtracks in mini album jackets on 9 CDs, plus a bonus CD featuring a new audio interview with Harrison Ford (Han Solo) alongside an interview with John Williams. Also included is the DVD Star Wars: A Musical Journey, a one hour special hosted by actor Ian McDiarmid (Chancellor Palpatine) highlighting select musical themes alongside key sequences from the films. Rounding out the set are a fold-out poster and three collectable stickers.

Coming soon: "Alex Raymond: An Artistic Journey: Adventure, Intrigue and Romance"

Out Dec. 10, 2015.
Alex Raymond was one of the most influential comic strip artists of the 20th Century, creating action-packed art for Secret Agent X-9, the spectacular, classic imagery for Flash Gordon, and the nuanced, brilliant artwork for the detective/film-noiresque Rip Kirby. Now, for the first time, Hermes Press presents a comprehensive, definitive, art monograph covering Raymond's complete artistic output with an authoritative text by noted comics historian Ron Goulart. This new exhaustive full color art book features over 400 images, many scanned directly from Raymond's original artwork, and is being published under license from King Features as part of their 100th anniversary celebration. See original artwork from Raymond's work on Secret Agent X-9, Flash Gordon, Jungle Jim, and Rip Kirby together with numerous examples of his earliest strip artwork, commercial illustration, and more. This extra large format art book is presented in a 10 by 13 inch size, so collectors can savor every detail of Raymond's artistic genius.

Coming soon: Carl Wilson's rare 1981 solo album

Out Sept. 29.

Carl Wilson took a hiatus from The Beach Boys in an attempt to try to do something slightly more aggressive than what he could do within the confines of the group. His first solo album was released in early 1981 and was crafted at the Caribou Ranch studios that were owned by James William Guercio, who also served as producer. This is the first time this compact disc will be available inb the U.S. It s only other appearance on CD was a Japanese edition that was available for a very short time.

The centerpiece of the album is the absolutely divine Heaven , which Carl would often sing in the later stages of his touring days with the Beach Boys. Carl never rocked harder than he does on The Right Lane and the album closer is Carl s remembrance of simpler times, the beautiful & haunting, Seems So Long Ago .

The in-depth essay is by Billy Hinsche (Dino, Desi & Billy, Beach Boys touring band) who was a member of Carl s band in support of this release. Billy s first hand accounts of life on the road with the group draws us right into the tour experience. This release is mastered from the original master tapes by Vic Anesini and has never sounded better.

Coming soon: Peppy And Virginny In Lapinoland by Hergé

Out Nov. 18 from Fantagraphics.

Hergé’s proto-Tintin comics, which feature funny-animal haberdashers
in the Wild West. Hergé is known worldwide for his plucky, globetrotting, strikingly quiffed hero Tintin. But before the runaway success of this character, the struggling Belgian cartoonist created a number of shorter-lived and less well-known series and characters. 
By far the loopiest were 1934’s Peppy and Virginny (“Popol” and “Virginie” in the original), a couple of haberdashers who journeyed to the Wild West in search of new clientele, accompanied by their trusty horse Bluebell— where they ran into savage Indian tribes, evil bandits, and much more. They experienced only one adventure, but it was a doozy!

The crisp, “clear line” drawing style of the earliest vintage Tintin albums combines with a freewheeling, farcical storyline and engaging funny-animal characters (the leads are bears, the Indians are rabbits with ears for feathers, and the main villain is a bulldog) and gorgeous Euro-album coloring to make this a genuine oddball classic of Franco-Belgian comics, and Fantagraphics is proud to present its first American release (and its first English-language release in two decades).

With the Spielberg/Jackson Tintin adaptations and a steady flow of new books about Tintin and his creator (such as last year’s Adventures of Hergé graphic-novel biography), work by Hergé remains in high demand and this book shows a fascinatingly idiosyncratic facet of his career. And it’s a rollicking, hilarious, kid-friendly (if you can give the non-PC 1930s “Injuns” a pass) read to boot. Full-color illustrations throughout.

Coming soon: Black Lightning Vol. 1 collection from DC Comics

Out April 12, 2016.

With the power to generate electricity from within, Jefferson Pierce has donned a colorful costume and the secret identity of Black Lightning! However, it will take all of his abilities to protect his Metropolis neighborhood of Suicide Slum from those that seek to destroy it. With guest appearances from Superman and some familiar villains from DC Comics lore, this new graphic novel collects the original Black Lightning series from the '70s from creators Tony Isabella and Dennis O'Neil!

Collects Black Lightning #1-12.

Coming Soon: Velvet Underground 5-CD 45th anniversary box set

Out Oct. 30.

- The original album remastered in both stereo and mono
- A generous selection of demos, early versions and alternate mixes from that era
- A newly remastered/re-edited version of Live At Max s Kansas City
- Two high resolution mixes, plus a surround sound mix in DTS and Dolby Digital
- An unreleased May 1970 concert recorded in Philadelphia

The final disc is an audio only DVD that features three different mixes of Loaded:
- Surround Sound Remix in DTS and Dolby Digital
- 96/24 High resolution Stereo Downmix
- 96/24 High resolution Original Stereo Mix
For the Surround Sound and Stereo Downmix, the original track listing has been re-sequenced slightly to include the segue that was originally planned for I Found A Reason/Head Held High.

Coming soon: DC Comics Flash and Justice League Silver Age paperback collections

Click the links to pre-order from Amazon.

Justice League of America: The Silver Age Vol. 1
In these stories from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28-30 and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1-16, Superman, Batman, Aquaman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and Wonder Woman join forces to stand up against powerful intergalactic, mystical, and super-powered rogues such as Starro, Despero, Kanjar Ro, Dr. Destiny, Amos Fortune and Felix Faust!

Flash: The Silver Age Vol. 1
This thrilling volume collects the earliest adventures of the Flash--police scientist Barry Allen, who is the star of the hit TV series The Flash on the CW! These stories, from the late 1950s, relate the origin of the Flash, his discovery of his incredible super-speed, and the introductions of the first of his "Rogues Gallery" of super-villains, including Captain Cold, Gorilla Grodd and Weather Wizard, all of whom have been featured on the TV series, as well as the Pied Piper, Mirror Master and Mr. Element. Also in this volume, witness the debut appearances of fellow heroes Kid Flash and the Elongated Man.

Collects SHOWCASE #4, #8 and #14, and THE FLASH #105-112.

Coming soon: Newsboy Legion by Simon and Kirby Vol. 2

Out May 10, 2016.

Set in the early 1940s, the Newsboy Legion is the first of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's very successful "kid gang" comics, featuring a group of scrappy pre-teen boys who work together to stop crime in their home of Suicide Slum. Watched over by adult hero The Guardian--a.k.a. policeman Jim Harper--The Newsboy Legion battle crime through their own newspaper reporting, taking on con artist, counterfeiters, arsonists, and more.

Collects stories from STAR-SPANGLED COMICS #23-37.

Coming soon: Gil Kane's Undersea Agent

Out in November from IDW Publishing.

After the job was done for the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, a new force was revealed in UNDERSEA AGENT! Helmed by comics master Gil Kane, this special hardcover collection includes all of his work from the short-lived series. A must-have for Kane fans and Tower Comics collectors.

Coming soon: Disney Legacy Collections - Disneyland music and "Lady and the Tramp"

Two new entries in Disney's Legacy Collection series of CDs are out later this month. Here are details. 

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: Disneyland
Three CDs featuring music from Disneyland's legendary attractions - in celebration of the original park's 60th anniversary.

Disc 1
  1. Walt Disney’s Dedication of Disneyland (A Musical History of Disneyland)
  2. All Aboard! (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  3. Married Life (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  4. Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (A Musical History of Disneyland) [shortened]
  5. Let’s Dance at Disneyland (A Musical History of Disneyland)
  6. The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  7. Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  8. Swisspolka (A Musical History of Disneyland)
  9. Tarzan Medley (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  10. Yo Ho (a Pirate’s Life for Me) (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  11. Grim Grinning Ghosts (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  12. Bear Band Serenade (A Musical History of Disneyland) [shortened]
  13. Splash Mountain Medley (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  14. The Great Outdoors (A Musical History of Disneyland) [shortened]
  15. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  16. Hello Everybody (A Musical History of Disneyland) [shortened]
  17. The Rainbow Caverns (A Musical History of Disneyland) [shortened]
  18. Once Upon a Dream (A Musical History of Disneyland)
  19. The Fantasyland Darkride Suite (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
Disc 2
  1. Matterhorn Yodelers (A Musical History of Disneyland)
  2. it’s a small world Clock Parade (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  3. it’s a small world (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  4. Steamboat Willie (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  5. Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  6. Nation on Wheels (A Musical History of Disneyland)
  7. Miracles from Molecules (A Musical History of Disneyland)
  8. Star Tours (A Musical History of Disneyland)
  9. There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (A Musical History of Disneyland) [shortened]
  10. Space Mountain – 1996 (A Musical History of Disneyland)
  11. Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters (Disneyland Resort Official Album) [shortened]
  12. Submarine Voyage (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  13. The Throne Room (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  14. Honey, I Shrunk the Audience Theme (Disneyland Resort Official Album – Remember the Moments – 2006)
  15. Space Mountain – 2005 (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  16. Suitcase and a Dream (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  17. Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  18. Mike and Sulley to the Rescue (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  19. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  20. Soarin’ (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
Disc 3
  1. The Bakery Theme (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  2. A Bug’s Life Suite (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  3. Beauty and the Bees (Disney’s California Adventure – 2001)
  4. It’s Tough to be a Bug (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  5. The Little Mermaid Medley (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  6. Seasons of the Vine Medley (Disney’s California Adventure – 2001)
  7. Midway Mania (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  8. The Cleaner (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  9. California Screamin’ (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  10. Welcome to Radiator Springs (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  11. Funicili Funicula (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  12. Radiator Springs Racers (Disneyland Resort Official Album)
  13. The Main Street Electrical Parade (A Musical History of Disneyland)
  14. Fantasmic! (A Musical History of Disneyland)
  15. Closing (A Musical History of Disneyland)
Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: Lady and the Tramp
Continuing in Walt Disney Records celebrated "Legacy Collection" is their latest deluxe 2-CD release for Lady And The Tramp, 1955's animation masterpiece about warm, funny romance between pampered female cocker spaniel and male stray mutt. 

With robust, tuneful Oliver Wallace symphonic score surrounded by delightful songs authored by Sonny Burke, sung by Peggy Lee, this delightful movie ushered in Disney's foray into CinemaScope animation storytelling.

As new process proved challenging for animation as well as theater presentation, Disney prepared both widescreen versions, "standard" versions with optical sound. 

This new 2-CD set, presented from flawless original optical mono scoring session elements (as originally recorded), plus stereo imaging of vocals (also as originally presented), captures rousing musical odyssey with crystal clarity! 

CD 1 offers score, songs from actual soundtrack. CD 2 offers compact disc premiere of original fifties Disneyland Records album of studio re-recorded songs from movie plus "Home Sweet Home" which premiered on Disney's 1997 single disc release. 

Finally under one roof are all the beloved songs and scoring sequences from an equally beloved animation film icon! As with previous Legacy Collection titles, packaging is "Deluxe" collectable book style with full color illustrations, concept art, notes and more.


Wonder Woman by George Perez Omnibus - coming soon

Due out in August, this is available for pre-order on Amazon now.


One of the most popular artists working in comics over the last 30 years, George Pérez's resume contains a who's-who of the most popular characters in comics. From his co-creation, with Marv Wolfman, of THE NEW TEEN TITANS in the 80s and his work on CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS and WONDER WOMAN to his mega-successful JLA/AVENGERS, George's work has thrilled comics fans for over 3 decades.

This omnibus collects the first two years of George Perez's revolutionary run on WONDER WOMAN in premium format, containing WONDER WOMAN #1-24 and WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1.