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|i/o [Dark-Side Mix 2LP]||Peter Gabriel||Real World||Vinyl||2023-12-01|
|Before and After [LP]||Neil Young||Reprise||Vinyl||2023-12-08|
|Extraordinary Machine [2LP]||Fiona Apple||Legacy||Vinyl||2023-12-08|
|The Idler Wheel… [LP]||Fiona Apple||Legacy||Vinyl||2023-12-08|
|Tidal [2LP]||Fiona Apple||Legacy||Vinyl||2023-12-08|
|Boygenius [Colored Vinyl] (Ylw) (Aniv)||boygenius||MATADOR RECORDS||Vinyl||2023-12-08|
|Moondance [Deluxe]||Van Morrison||WARNER RECORDS||Vinyl||2023-12-01|
|I Want To Hold Your Hand (Blue Note Tone Poet Series) [LP]||Grant Green||BLUE NOTE RECORDS||Vinyl||2023-12-01|
|UTOPIA [2LP]||Travis Scott||Epic||Vinyl||2023-12-01|
|Champagne People (20th Anniversary Edition) [Colored Vinyl]||Benny Sings||SINGS RECORDS||Vinyl||2023-12-01|
|SZNZ: Winter EP [Vinyl]||Weezer||Atlantic||Vinyl||2023-12-01|
More than 20 years in the making, this December finally sees the release of i/o, Peter Gabriel’s first album of new material since 2002’s Up. During 2023, Peter has been releasing a new song from the album on the occasion of every full moon. Being revealed roughly every four weeks, each track has been allowed to find its own time and space, to enjoy its own orbit. “It’s a little like getting a Lego piece each month,” Peter explains. Now it’s time to stand back and admire the final, completed creation. And what a creation – 12 tracks of grace, gravity and great beauty that provide welcome confirmation of not only Peter’s ongoing ability to write stop-you-in-your-tracks songs but also of that thrilling voice, still perfectly, delightfully intact. Throughout the album the intelligent and thoughtful – often thought-provoking – songs tackle life and the universe. Our connection to the world around us – ‘I’m just a part of everything’ Peter sings on title track i/o – is a recurring motif, but so too the passing of time, mortality and grief, alongside such themes as injustice, surveillance and the roots of terrorism. But this is not a solemn record. While reflective, the mood is never despondent; i/o is musically adventurous, often joyous and ultimately full of hope, topped off as it is, by the rousingly optimistic closing song, Live and Let Live. Always looking to push the boundaries, i/o is not simply a collection of a dozen songs. All 12 tracks are subject to two stereo mixes: the Bright-Side Mix, handled by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent, and the Dark-Side Mix, as reshaped by Tchad Blake. “We have two of the greatest mixers in the world in Tchad and Spike and they definitely bring different characters to the songs. Tchad is very much a sculptor building a journey with sound and drama, Spike loves sound and assembling these pictures, so he’s more of a painter.” Peter has also invited a range of visual artists to contribute a piece of art to accompany each track. The dozen artists make an exceedingly impressive team of collaborators: Ai Weiwei, Nick Cave, Olafur Eliasson, Henry Hudson, Annette Messager, Antony Micallef, David Moreno, Cornelia Parker, Megan Rooney, Tim Shaw, David Spriggs and Barthélémy Toguo. Having handpicked the artists, Peter recognises that “They have the same obsessive attention to their visual work that we musicians have in sound.”
On Before And After, Young chooses favorites from his playbook like a trip into his music history and performs them mostly alone on a solo acoustic journey. Each of the songs blend into each other and morph with mesmerizing clarity into a continuous flow of music creating a 48-minute pure and intimate listening experience. The 13-track album spans Neil’s career, from Neil’s early Buffalo Springfield contribution, "Burned" (1966) to the recent "Don't Forget Love"(2021) and includes the previously unreleased song “If You Got Love”.
As Neil put it on his NYA site:
Songs from my life, recently recorded, create a music montage with no beginnings or endings. The feeling is captured, not in pieces, but as a whole piece. Only for listening.
Fiona Apple's debut album, Tidal, was released in 1996 and has been heralded as a masterpiece of modern music and since its release, Fiona Apple has become one of the most iconic female artists of her generation. Tracks including "Shadowboxer," "Sleep To Dream," and standout "Criminal". This vinyl release on 180g is pressed to play at 45 RPM.
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Diamond-certified, eight-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated Travis Scott returns with the long awaited UTOPIA. The fourth full length #1 studio album contains 19 tracks including “I KNOW ?,” “K-POP” with Bad Bunny and The Weeknd, “DELRESTO (ECHOES)” feat. Beyoncé, and “FE!N” feat. Playboi Carti. This 2-LP vinyl version contains “MELTDOWN” feat. Drake which was not on the initial pressing of the vinyl.
SZNZ: Winter, the final part in Weezer’s four-EP song cycle, continues the narrative started on SZNZ: Autumn, SZNZ: Spring and SZNZ: Summer bringing Pagan myths, Shakespeare, Catholic rituals, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and more to life. Each SZNZ EP offers its own palette of colors, creatures, and emotions to explore. They were all created in real time, made in tandem with the season themselves. Once they’ve all been released on December 21, the EPs will create an incredible collection of some of Weezer’s best songs yet, no small feat for a band that never leaves the Zeitgeist.