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New Neal Morse Album, Life And Times, In February

Neal Morse rose to prominence as a member of the highly regarded Spock’s Beard. For those who are unaware, Spock’s Beard is a progressive rock band that got its start with Neal Morse and brother, Alan Morse. Not long after their formation, Neal left to pursue more fully, his started solo career. Spock’s Beard still performs and records music with Alan Morse at the helm.

In 1999, Neal Morse released his first solo effort, followed by his second, It’s Not Too Late in 2002. After leaving Spock’s Beard, Neal released a large array of solo works that have endeared him to fans greatly.

On February 16, Neal will release his ninth album (not counting his religious albums or albums with other bands). The new album is being called Life And Times, and will contain mostly acoustic tracks. The new album is being supported by a tour in both Europe and the US.


TAPSheet: Release Notes – 01/13/2015 (US Report)

Real Gone Music will re-release a vinyl LP edition of an old-time Foghat favorite, Foghat Live. They will also re-release an old J. Geils Band favorite, Bloodshot. The Foghat Live album will be presented with its original die-cut cover. The Bloodshot album is planned to be pressed in red vinyl, just as the original first pressing was. Both releases will be presented in 180g-weight vinyl. Both albums are remastered for better sound. These Limited Edition reissues are set for March 3.



Dope Machines from The Airborne Toxic Event is slated for release on February 24.

MVD Visual will release a Johnny Winter live set, Live From Japan, scheduled for March 10. It will be issued on CD, and vinyl LP.

Johnny Winter Live In Japan

New Modest Mouse album, Strangers To Ourselves, will become available on March 3. This new album is the first new Modest Mouse set from them in approximately 8 years. “Lampshades On Fire” will precede the album as its first single. The new album will release on CD, DD, and 180g 2LP.

Modest Mouse Stranger To Ourselves

Spookshow International Live will be released by Rob Zombie, planned for February 12. It’s planned for CD, Deluxe CD, DD, and LP.

A new Luke Bryan album (title unknown) is expected to be released on March 10 via Capital Nashville.

Outer Battery Records will release a Limited Edition LP of Bug Live (Live at the 9:30 Club – Washington DC – June 2012) , by Dinosaur Jr.

Dinosaur Jr Bug Live

+180 Records will release Guitars And Microphones by Kate Pierson, with a planned release date of February 17.

UDR has Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute scheduled for March 3. The set will be available as a FanBox with 2LP (clear vinyl), and a t-shirt. Additional packages include CD, and a Deluxe Edition. This set features eleven songs co-written by Rnady Rhoads, and recorded by artists like Dweezil Zappa, Serj Tankian, Kelle Rhoads (his brother), and others.

Immortal Randy Rhoads

Rhino Records, in conjunction with Parlophone will release a 16-track collection of songs from Dr Feelgood from their years with Wilko Johnson before he left to do other things that included a stint with Ian Dury and The Blockheads. Wilko was a member of Dr Feelgood for the band’s first 4 albums. The collection is being called I’m A Man (Best Of The Wilko Johnson Years 1974-1977). It is expected on February 24. Dr. Feelgood was an amazing blues-based band, especially with Wilko Johnson.

What Happens Next is the new album by Gang Of Four, planned for February 24 via Metropolis Records.

Gang Of Four What Happens Next

I’m excited about a new Hilary Hahn release expected on March 31 via Deutsche Grammophon. Hilary Hahn is a violinist whose new album of violin concertos celebrate Mozart 5, Vieuxtemps 4. She is being supported by the Duetsche Kammerphilharmonic Bremen, conduced by Paavo Järvi.

Hilary Hahn Mozart 5

Allegro will release Al Di Meola’s Latest by Al Di Meola, planned for May 12 on CD, Deluxe Edition CD, DD, and LP.

Frontiers Records will release new Toto music with the upcoming Toto XIV, which is currently scheduled for March 24.

Loud and Proud Records will release a CD/DVD featuring Rick Springfield doing stripped down version of his previous songs that include “Jesse’s Girl”, “I’ve Done Everything For You”, and others. Surprisingly, there isn’t a “Speak To the Sky” in sight. The new album is called Stripped Down, and is planned for February 24.

Rick Springfield Stripped Down

For the fans, My Chemical Romance will release a 2LP collectible set of The Black Parade with etching on the 4th side (D-side). This edition of The black Parade is slated for release on February 10.

Metal Blade Records will release the 3CD set by Neal Morse, Grand Experiment, on February 10.

And finally, from one of our classic guitarists, Jorma Kaukonen, Red House Records will release the new album, Ain’t In No Hurry. For those of you who may not know (yeah, right!), Jorma played guitars for Jefferson Airplane, and Hot Tuna. Ain’t in No Hurry is scheduled for February 17.

Jorma Kaukonen Ain't In No Hurry



TAPSheet: Release Notes – 07/01/2014 (US Report)

Matador Records have new music coming from The New Pornographers on August 26. The new album is being called Brill Bruisers, and will be issued on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

New Pornographers Brill bruisers

Dogbear Records have Horizons coming from Kris Allen, slated for August 12.

Iconoclassic Records will reissue Power In The Music, the 1975 album from The Guess Who, with a release date of July 28.

429 Records/Savoy Records plan the new Loudon Wainwright III album, Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet), for release on September 9. In addition to this release, All Access Records will release a live set from a 1990 Austin TX radio broadcast featuring Loudon Wainwright III called Live At The Cactus Cafe. It’s set for August 12.

Wainwright Blues

All Access Records will also deliver a live set featuring The Byrds called Straight for The Sun. That album of a 1971 college radio broadcast will be released on CD, and vinyl LP, scheduled for August 12.

Real Gone Music will release a 2CD retrospective featuring the songs of The Dream Academy (“Life In A Northern Town”) on July 29. The album will be known as The Morning Lasted All Day: A Retrospective.

Vanguard Records will release the new Marc Broussard album, A Life Worth Living, on vinyl LP, DD, and CD, planned for July 29.

Verve Records have the funky Pop music of Dirty Loops coming in their label debut, Loopified. Loopified is on the calendar for August 19.

DirtyLoops Loopified

Legacy Recordings have The Essential Kinks planned for July 29.

Culture Factory will reissue The Academy In Peril, the 1972 gem by John Cale. The LP-styled CD will be released on September 2.

Nightmare Records have heavy metal on the calendar with Conquer, the new album from Halcyon Way planned for August 19.

Halcyon Way Conquer

Lita Ford does Live & Deadly, an album of live music from her shows in 2000. The reissue will be released as a mini-LP styled CD with limited edition, hand numbered paper sleeves on August 5.

Mad in Germany Music will reissue the 1996 album from Ian Hunter, his The Artful Dodger classic. It’s on the calendar for August 12.

Nuclear Blast Records will release the bluesy self-titled Led Zeppelin-like rock effort by Blues Pills, on August 5. Go ahead and give ’em a listen. You might be appreciative,

Blue Pills Blue Pills

If you remember Wreckless Eric from his Stiff Records days, then you might be very interested in his upcoming Fire Records’ release, Le Beat Group Electrique, scheduled for July 29.

LP, DD, and CD are coming from Rockbeat Records for their release of Up On The Chair, Beatrice, by The Psycho Sisters. It’s planned for August 5.

Metal blade will release Songs From November by Neal Morse, on August 19.

Proper Music will release a ‘best of’ featuring the music of Paul Carrack called simply The Best Of Paul Carrack. It’s slated for release on September 9.

Best Of Paul Carrack

Smokin Records will release a Heart live set from a 1978 radio broadcast of their Dog And Butterfly tour. The album, High Times & Other Delights is scheduled for August 12.


Finally, Rare Rockin’ Records have a collection of Neil Sedaka tunes recorded between 1958-1962 ready for Volume Two of In The Studio. It’s ready for July 29.

Neil Sedaka In the Studio