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Coming up: "Green Arrow by Mike Grell Omnibus Vol. 1"

Out June 30. Order from Amazon now.

For the first time collected into omnibus hardcover format, read the now-cult-classic stories from 1986-1990 by Mike Greel that repositioned Green Arrow as an inner-city crusader for justice. Green Arrow takes on Russian spies, his sometime foe Shado, oil companies, drug cartels, the IRA, and he even discovers he'll be a father. Best of all, discover the origin of the Emerald Archer and his superhero sidekick Speedy!

Coming up: "The Spectre: The Bronze Age Omnibus"

Out July 14. Order from Amazon now.

Originally introduced in More Fun Comics #42 in 1940 and co-created by Jerry Siegel, co-creator of Superman, the Spectre is a green-caped, white-skinned figure who metes out justice in the name of heaven. DC's grim arbiter of justice, the Spectre, resurfaced in the 1960s for all-new--and sometimes controversial--stories demonstrating the true power of his vengeance. In this omnibus collecting Showcase #60-61 and #64, The Brave and the Bold #72, #75, #116, #180, and #199, The Spectre #1-10, Adventure Comics #431-440, DC Comics Presents #29, and Ghosts #97-99, witness former cop Jim Corrigan dish out ghoulish punishments across the DC Universe!

Coming up: "Aquaman: Deadly Waters The Deluxe Edition"

Out Aug. 11. Order from Amazon now.

Fifty years ago, writer Steve Skeates and artist Jim Aparo began their acclaimed tenure on Aquaman with their epic nine-issue tale of Mera's disappearance and Aquaman's frantic quest to get her back, including issues #40-48. Now the next installment of classic Aquaman features Black Manta and Ocean Master. Collected for the first time in a new Deluxe Edition, which includes Aquaman #49-56.

Coming up: "Man and Superman and Other Stories: The EC Comics Library" by Harvey Kurtzman

Out Jan. 28. Order from Amazon now.

These stories ― all drawn by Kurtzman, some of which he also wrote ― are from the pages of Weird ScienceWeird FantasyTales from the Crypt, and more. With Al Feldstein, Kurtzman created "Lost in the Microcosm," "The Man Who Raced Time," and "Atom Bomb Thief." There's also "The Radioactive Child," "The Last War on Earth," and the titular story, a cautionary tale about how the laws of physics would impact a real-world superhero, delivered in a uniquely bold, slashing cartoony-but-dead-serious style. This volume also includes essays by experts and more. Black & white illustrations throughout.

Coming up: "Comics Ad Men"

Out Jan. 28 from Fantagraphics. Order now from Amazon.

Comics and modern American advertising exploded into the public conscious at much the same time in the early 20thcentury. Long unseen and collected now for the first time: the gorgeous, funny, attention-grabbing comics, cartoons and illustrations from the OTHER career of comics creators Jack Davis (Mad), Al Capp (Li’l Abner) John Romita (Spider-Man), Mort Meskin (Sheena), Ross Andru (Spider-Man), Sheldon Moldoff (Batman), Neal Adams (X-Men), Noel Sickles (Scorchy Smith), Stan Drake (Blondie), Joe Simon, (Captain America), Basil Wolverton (Mad), Dik Browne (Hagar the Horrible), Clifford McBride (Napoleon), Hank Ketcham (Dennis the Menace), Lou Fine (The Spirit), Dan Clowes (Ghost World) and many more. Black & white illustrations.

Coming Up: The Overstreet Guide to Batman

Looks like fun. Out Nov. 26. Order it from Amazon now.

The Caped Crusader. The Dark Knight Detective. Batman. Over eight decades what began as a simple comic book concept in the pages of Detective Comics #27 has grown into an iconic cultural institution. In addition to mainstays such as Detective, Batman, Brave and the Bold, Legends of the Dark Knight, Shadow of the Bat, and Batman and the Outsiders, his adventures have launched scores of one-shots, mini-series, and graphic novels. They’ve also spawned a hit TV show, multiple cartoon interpretations, feature films, video games and more. The team behind The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide brings you a detailed looking at the collectibles, Batman’s key adventures, and the creators behind them.

Coming Up: New York Graffiti: 1619-1750 Broadway - An Independent American Pop Story 1958-1968

Out Nov. 29. Order from Amazon now.

Some Americans reference the music of their parents from the late 1950s to mid-1960s as the American Graffiti generation. The term coined by George Lucas in his movie homage to that period and the youth coming of age during that time. And so RPM uses that reference as it's setting to focus on the records produced by a group of music companies operating in the 'tin pan alley' of New York from the Brill Building at 1619 Broadway and up around the block.
A fascinating story emerges surrounding the growth of a group of independent US Publishing Companies, some 28 in number, the oldest of which Broadway Music was founded in 1914, and how by the end of 1968 all had come under the ownership of one, the Edward Kassner Music Company.
New York Graffiti is set in the time when the song publishers launched their own in house record labels. Not only that, these companies were part of the business as a vertical integration of publishers, writers, arrangers, producers, labels, studios, artists, management, DJs, radio. Most in the same district of New York, often in the same building.
With control of 'the Song' then it was about manipulating as much as possible around it's exploitation for maximum commercial exposure. With our group of publishers they specifically launched and ran the labels Joy Records, Seville Records, President Records, Duel, Gulf, Shell Records, Select, and the recordings on this collection are drawn from them.
An 80 page perfect bound book (let) reveals this story in detail, including photos and images never before published, history of the songs, along with biogs of every artist in the box. These include the singer / songwriters Neil Diamond's early single as Neil & Jack, and Tom Pacheco in his first band The Raggamuffins, artists Shirley Ellis pre-'Clapping Song' as Shirley Elliston, soon to be backing Elvis and Dusty in American Studios 'Memphis Boy' Bobby Wood, pre-Three Degrees producer Richard Barrett, 'Montego Bay' Bobby Bloom during his time with The Imaginations.
And many examples of where the Song is King such as Prisoner of Love, a 1946 Perry Como record, here as a glorious swing beat number by Billy Duke months before James Brown's soul defining version. Ricky Shaw's stab at Rick Nelson with A Fool's Memory subsequently covered by Billy Fury, Bobby Sherman's RnB classic Do You Want To Dance here given the then-on-trend 'twist' treatment by Joey &The Twisters just before Cliff Richard's upbeat pop version, Earl Wade's bossa version of Feel So Bad which was soon followed by Elvis's hit single version, and more obscurely Laura Lynn's beautifully swooning It Took A Long Time Coming then covered by Robert Plant as an early solo single. Not to mention the label's own hits including 'Bobby's Girl', 'Shout Shout (Knock Yourself Out)', 'Little Band Of Gold', 'Heartbreaker', 'Hootenanny', 'Pushin' Your Luck'.
Over half the set is on CD for the first time with three tracks previously unreleased, two more freshly mixed down from multi track tapes. Many very collectable, such as the garage sound of The Barbarians, the early Neil Diamond as Neil & Jack, Northern and early Soul classics including those from Pat Hervey, Roger Pace, Linda Cumbo, Pat Jarvis, Sonny Stiles, The Kampells, Millie Foster, Curtis Knight. This gorgeous box set comprises over 100 tracks and 250 minutes of music. New York Graffiti - a romp through a decade of American Pop history, 1958-1968, following a specific set of Publishers and their record labels who mirrored all the key Pop music movements of that period: Doo Wop, Rock n Roll, RnB, early Soul, Girl Group, Folk, Beat, Garage.

Coming Up: The Band 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe

Out Nov. 15. Order from Amazon now.

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Band’s sophomore album, The Band a limited edition Super Deluxe version will be released on November 15th, 2019. The Super Deluxe package features a new stereo mix of the album by Bob Clearmountain from the original analog masters. The package also features the previously unreleased complete “Live At Woodstock” performance from 1969,Classic Albums: The Band documentary, and thirteen bonus tracks. Bonus tracks include six previously unreleased outtakes and alternate versions. The exclusive book features a new essay by Anthony DeCurtis and classic photos by Elliott Landy. The new stereo mix is also cut at 45RPM and available on 180-Gram 2LP alongside a reproduction of The Band’s 1969 7-inch vinyl single for "Rag Mama Rag" (b/w “The Unfaithful Servant”). Lastly, there is a 5.1 surround mix and 96/24 high res audio on Blu-Ray.

Coming Up: House of Secrets: The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 2

Out Dec. 31. Order from Amazon now.

As one of the most celebrated anthology titles of the Bronze Age of Comics, THE HOUSE OF SECRETS cemented its iconic status in the 1970s under the transformative leadership of editor Joe Orlando, whose impeccable instincts yielded a cornucopia of devilish delights in every intriguing issue.

Now these classic tales of the mysterious and the macabre are gathered for the first time in a handsome hardcover edition. HOUSE OF SECRETS: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 2 collects issues #112-154 of the acclaimed series and features tantalizingly terrifying work from a host of comics' greatest talents, including writers Gerry Conway and Michael Fleisher and artists Alex Toth, Alex Niño, Alfredo Alcala and many more.

Coming Up: Jimi Hendrix - Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts

Out Nov. 22. Order now from Amazon.

Songs For Groovy Children assembles all four historic debut concerts by Jimi Hendrix's newly assembled Band of Gypsys at New York's Fillmore East on New Years Eve 1969 and New Years Day 1970.

Presented in their original performance sequence and encompassing 43 tracks across 5 CDs or 8LPs, the set boasts over two dozen tracks that have either never before been released commercially or have been newly remixed plus the full extended versions of songs originally released on the 1970 Band of Gypsys album.

Measured alongside his triumphs at Monterey Pop and Woodstock, Hendrix's legendary Fillmore East concerts illustrated a critical turning point in a radiant career filled with indefinite possibilities.

Earlier in 1969, The Jimi Hendrix Experience had closed a musical chapter and the guitarist assembled a new trio dubbed Band of Gypsys, consisting of Hendrix, his longtime friend Billy Cox, on bass, whom he had befriended when both were serving with the 101st Airborne Division Cox and Electric Flag drummer Buddy Miles, who would also contribute occasional lead vocals.

Hendrix was inspired by his collaboration with Cox and Miles and this creative renewal drove the development of promising new material such as "Power Of Soul," "Burning Desire" and the extraordinary "Machine Gun."

By the end of January 1970, the band was history, but the blend of funk, rock and soul pioneered by the trio had a profound impact. Notable devotees include funk pioneers Parliament-Funkadelic, Curtis Mayfield, the Isley Brothers and Bootsy Collins, extending all the way forward to hip-hop.

Newly mixed and restored in sequence without edits, fans can finally hear Hendrix, Cox and Miles blast through their genre-defying sets that included freshly written songs like "Earth Blues" and "Stepping Stone," as well as supercharged Experience favorites inclusive of "Foxey Lady," "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)," "Wild Thing," "Hey Joe" and "Purple Haze." Additionally, exciting new versions of Howard Tate's "Stop," "Steal Away," by Jimmy Hughes and a searing "Bleeding Heart" by Elmore James highlighted the command that the trio had over blues & R&B music.

The lavish package is filled with unseen photos from talent such as Fillmore East house photographer Amalie Rothschild, Jan Blom (whose iconic, color saturated images provided the original artwork for 1970's Band of Gypsys) as well as Marshall Amplifier representative Marc Franklin, who had full access to the group in their dressing room backstage.

The booklet features remembrances from bassist Billy Cox and liner notes by author/journalist/filmmaker Nelson George. Songs For Groovy Children was produced by Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer and John McDermott - the trio that has overseen every project for Experience Hendrix since 1995. The box set was mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Bernie Grundman.

Coming Up: "Choke Gasp! The Best of 75 Years of EC Comics"

Out Dec. 17 from Dark Horse. Order from Amazon now.

This volume collects stories from EC Comics' most famous titles, featuring classic stories from the hands of legendary creators Al Feldstein, Harvey Kurtzman, Johnny Craig, Jack Davis, Wally Wood, and more!

Collects material from issues of Crime SuspenStories, Frontline Combat, Haunt of Fear, Impact, Shock SuspenStories, Tales from the Crypt, Two-Fisted Tales, Vault of Horror, Weird Fantasy, Weird Science, and Weird Science-Fantasy. Over 500 pages.

Coming Up: Curt Boettcher and Friends "Looking for the Sun"

Out Oct. 25. Order from Amazon now.

Best known for his hit productions for The Association (Cherish, long Comes Mary) and for being one of the chief architects of 'sunshine pop,' Curt Boettcher was a founder of the visionary rock bands The Millennium,The Ballroom, and Sagittarius. A Hollywood-based producer and arranger in the Phil Spector mode (some of whose sessions he actually participated in) Boettcher was innovative in utilizing the studio as an instrument itself, impressing no less than Beach Boy Brian Wilson.
In 1966 and '67, he spent so much time at Columbia Studios in Hollywood that some began to call CBS 'Curt Boettcher Studios.' He worked with Tommy Roe, Gene Clark, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Elton John, Emitt Rhodes, and The Beach Boys, among many others.
Looking For The Sun is the first release to focus on Boettcher as a producer and arranger rather than a performer, highlighting cuts that were released as singles, most of which have remained out of print since their initial release.
Collected here are 21 tracks (18 on LP), all sourced from the original master tapes, which Boettcher either wrote, produced, arranged, or sang on. Artists include: Cindy Malone, Sandy Salisbury, Gordon Alexander, Keith Colley, Summer's Children, Jonathan Moore, Ray Whitley, Eddie Hodges, The Bootiques, Action Unlimited, and Sagittarius featuring contributions by Glen Campbell, David Gates, and Gary Usher.

New tune from Jeff Lynne's ELO - "From Out of Nowhere"

New ELO album out Nov. 1. Order it now from Amazon.

Here's the first track:

From Out Of Nowhere is the new album from Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and music legend Jeff Lynne, and follows up a remarkable run of sold out European and American tours. Jeff Lynne's ELO, whose music has touched fans deeply across three generations now, has found himself in recent years at the peak of his powers as a songwriter, musician and producer. This new collection features a buoyant title song which opens the ten-track record including the wistful "Help Yourself" to the celebratory "Down Came the Rain" to the churning rocker "One More Time" to the sweet closer, "Songbird." As does its predecessor, 2015's Alone in the Universe, From Out Of Nowhere shows Lynne finding new facets to his signature sound, at once drawing on his globally loved legacy and forging new paths in both sounds and emotions. Once again, he plays nearly every note of the music on guitars, bass, piano, drums, keyboards and vibes, as well as singing all of the lead and layered harmony vocals. Steve Jay, who also engineered the album, adds some percussion.

Coming Up: Rolling Stones "Let it Bleed" 50th Anniversary Edition

Out Nov. 1. Order from Amazon now.

Considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of The Rolling Stones’ unbeatable 1960’s albums, ‘Let It Bleed’ saw the band wrap up a turbulent decade with an album that uncannily reflected the times and signposted the uncertain 1970s.
Rightly regarded as one of the most important rock albums of all time, the album that brought us ‘Gimme Shelter’, ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’, ‘Midnight Rambler’ and the title track ‘Let It Bleed’, celebrates its 50th anniversary with this beautiful limited, hand-numbered Deluxe Edition.
Included in the package are 2X 180-gram LPs in stereo and mono with restored original album art, 2 X Hybrid SACDs in stereo and mono housed in custom 12” sleeve, a 7” of the in-era single ‘Honky Tonk Women’ / ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ in mono with original picture sleeve.
There’s also a beautiful 80-page hardcover book with essay by David Fricke and never-before-seen photos and three 12”x12” hand-numbered lithographs, a full-colour poster. All of the original audio has been remastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering.

Coming up: Harry Nilsson "Losst And Founnd"

A collection of previously unreleased music for the legendary singer-songwriter is out Nov. 2 from Omnivore Recordings. You can order it now from Amazon.

Omnivore Recordings is very proud to release Losst And Founnd, a brand new album by Harry Nilsson. Produced by Mark Hudson (Ringo Starr, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne), the album features nine Nilsson originals as well as covers by Jimmy Webb and Yoko Ono.

With musical contributions from an all-star cast of musicians like Van Dyke Parks, Jim Keltner, Webb, and Harry’s son, Kiefo, the album features the classic Nilsson melodies that have been his trademark for over 50 years.

Nilsson’s legacy has been bolstered in the last few years with the successful documentary Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)? and the many, many usages of Harry’s songs in film and television including this year’s Netflix hit Russian Doll, which features Nilsson’s “Gotta Get Up” from his classic Nilsson Schmilsson album.

  1. Lost And Found
  2. Woman Oh Woman
  3. U.C.L.A.
  4. Hi-Heel Sneakers/Resuce Boy Medley
  5. Lullabye
  6. Animal Farm
  7. Listen, The Snow Is Falling
  8. Try
  9. Love Is The Answer
  10. Yo Dodger Blue
  11. What Does A Woman See In A Man

Coming Up: Bob Dylan - Travelin' Thru, 1967 - 1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15

Out Nov. 1. Order now from Amazon.

1967 saw a profound transformation in Bob Dylan’s musical evolution. Withdrawing from public view following his July 1966 motorcyle accident, he re-emerged in 1967 with John Wesley Harding, recorded in Nashville with a core trio featuring bassist Charlie McCoy and drummer Kenneth Buttrey, the resulting album had a sublime, minimal sound. Follow-up Nashville Skyline, also recorded in Nashville, featured the stirring “Girl From The North Country,” a duet with Johnny Cash. The album would reach number 1 in the U.S. and the U.K.

Now, Travelin’ Thru, 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 revisits Dylan’s pivotal journey to Nashville. This 3CD or 3LP set features outtakes from both albums, including the first release of Dylan and Cash’s joint studio sessions. The package also features Dylan and Cash’s performance on The Johnny Cash Show, two Nashville outtakes from the Self Portrait sessions and tracks recorded in 1970 with Grammy Award-winning bluegrass banjo legend Earl Scruggs for a PBS television special.

Coming Up: Gene Clark "No Other: Deluxe Edition"

Finally, a reissue of this long-out-of-print classic by the former Byrds lead vocalist. Looks like it's done right, too.

Out Nov. 8. Order from Amazon now.

Gene Clark’s 1974 masterpiece gets the reappraisal it’s long overdue. On the eve of what would have been American singer-songwriter and Byrds founding member Gene Clark’s 75th birthday comes the reissue of one of his finest works, No Other.
Released in 1974 on Asylum Records, a year after the Byrds' short- lived reunion, Gene reached for the stars with No Other; a psychedelic rock, folk, country and soul record that famously cost a small fortune to make.
Although received warmly by critics, it flopped and was soon deleted, a failure Gene never came to terms with.
However, as The New York Times wrote around the record’s 40th anniversary in 2014, “hindsight has burnished No Other, as it has redeemed other albums that went on to be reconstructed as rock repertory, like Big Star’s Third/Sister Lovers and Lou Reed’s Berlin,” with the album now being increasingly recognized as one of the greatest of its time, if not all time.
45 years on and recently remastered at Abbey Road, 4AD are giving No Other the reappraisal it deserves. The original eight track album is being released on both CD and LP, while a limited run double CD edition in a hardbound book cover is also coming which includes a bonus disc of alternate studio versions of each track plus a recording of “Train Leaves Here This Morning” (an Eagles hit in 1972, written by Gene and Eagles founding member Bernie Leadon).
Excitingly, the deluxe box set edition fans have been waiting decades for has also been lovingly curated. An extremely limited item, the box contains the LP, three SACDs (the original album in an authentic Japanese vinyl replica sleeve plus two more discs of session mixes), an exclusive 7”, a comprehensive Blu-Ray disc which includes HD versions of all tracks, a stunning 5.1 surround mix of the album, the original 1974 vinyl master and an exclusive documentary by Paul Kendall (the director responsible for the acclaimed 2013 film, The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark), and a hardbound 80 page book which features essays, extensive liner notes and previously unseen photos.
“One of the greatest albums ever made. Initially celebrated for its obscurity, No Other is now celebrated for its magnificence. It was in every way a magnum opus: epic, sprawling, poetic, choral, rococo.” -The Guardian UK 

Coming Up: Book T. and the MGs "Complete Stax Singles Vol. 1 - 1962-1967"

Out Oct. 11. Order from Amazon now.

From Real Gone, here are the MG's first 27 singles of the sixties, A-sides and flips, including chart hits like "Green Onions" and "Hip-Hug Her."

Per the label: "we have very carefully vetted these songs to make sure they are the correct mono single versions, with mastering by Dan Hersch at d2 Mastering, and tape research and sourcing by Mike Johnson and Aaron Kannowski with help from Bill Inglot. Ed Osborne has contributed detailed notes and discographical information, too, and the set's produced by Real Gone's own Gordon Anderson."

Track list:

  1. Green Onions
  2. Behave Yourself
  3. Jellybread
  4. Aw' Mercy
  5. Home Grown
  6. Big Train
  7. Chinese Checkers
  8. Plum-Nellie
  9. Fannie Mae
  10. Mo-Onions
  11. Tic-Tac-Toe
  12. Soul Dressing
  13. MG Party
  14. Can't Be Still
  15. Terrible Thing
  16. Boot-Leg
  17. Outrage
  18. Be My Lady
  19. Red Beans and Rice
  20. My Sweet Potato
  21. Booker-Loo
  22. Jingle Bells
  23. Winter Wonderland
  24. Hip Hug-Her
  25. Summertime
  26. Groovin'
  27. Slim Jenkin's Place
  28. Winter Snow
  29. Silver Bells

Coming Up: Marvin Gaye "What's Goin' On Live"

Out Oct. 18. Order from Amazon now.

What’s Going On Live’ features Marvin Gaye’s legendary concert – the only live performance of his iconic 1971 What’s Going On album in full – recorded in February of 1972 at the Kennedy Center in his Washington, D.C. hometown, & notable as Marvin’s first concert after a 4 year hiatus. After being shelved for decades, the recording was eventually released on CD in 2001 within Motown/UMe’s expanded deluxe edition for the What’s Going On album. Never before issued on vinyl or as a standalone CD, What’s Going On Live is newly mixed for its 2019 release by John Morales at M+M Mix Studios and mastered by Alex Abrash at AA Mastering. Packaging includes rare photos from Gaye’s performance and a new liner notes essay by Marvin Gaye biographer David Ritz.

Coming Up: James Brown "Live At Home With His Bad Self"

Out Oct. 25. Order from Amazon now.

October 1, 1969, in Augusta, GA, was a homecoming for James Brown. His and his band's smoking performance at the city's Bell Auditorium was captured on tape, with an intention to make an album of the show the cornerstone of a move back to his roots. Live at Home With His Bad Self was scheduled as a lucrative holiday release.
But JB and that band broke up. Soul Brother No. 1 called in a new, young band, featuring Bootsy Collins, and within a few weeks they recorded the funk anthem 'Sex Machine.'
With the single flying up the charts and no album to promote along with it, JB scrapped the planned Live at Home album. He instead doubled down on a Sex Machine album, a part-live 2LP set that included a portion of the Augusta show.
Now, finally, as James Brown intended: the full show with his celebrated '60s band. Live at Home With His Bad Self arrives on its 50th anniversary newly mixed with seven unreleased performances that even include two actual live instrumentals, 'Lowdown Popcorn' and 'Spinning Wheel,' that were on the original LP in studio recordings with fake applause. The package includes an essay by former James Brown tour manager and publicist Alan Leeds, a Grammy-winner who is also the co-producer of the album.