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“Bob Dylan and The Band – The Basement Tapes Complete” box set

Bob Dylan and The Band - The Basement Tapes Complete box set

Check out an unreleased song from the highly anticipated 6-CD box set, which brings together all of the recordings from Bob Dylan's so-called "Basement Tapes".

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Paul McCartney to release deluxe editions of “Venus and Mars” and “Wings at the Speed of Sound”

Paul McCartney to release deluxe editions of Venus and Mars and Wings at the Speed of Sound

"Venus and Mars" and "Wings at the Speed of Sound" are the next albums to receive the deluxe treatment as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection.

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Elvis Presley’s “That’s All Right” – 60th anniversary

Elvis Presley's That's All Right - 60th anniversary

We are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the day that Elvis Presley recorded "That's All Right" and kick-started one of the most remarkable careers in music history.

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“Elvis: That’s The Way It Is” 10-disc deluxe edition out in August

Elvis: That's The Way It Is 10-disc deluxe edition out in August

Read about the 10-disc box set featuring material recorded during the filming of the 1970 documentary "Elvis: That's The Way It Is".

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Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes In South Africa

Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes In South Africa

The documentary film "Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes in South Africa" is available to view online for a limited time.

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New releases

New releases

Check the new and upcoming CD, Blu-ray and DVD music releases.

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“The Beatles: All These Years Volume  1: Tune In” – Review

The Beatles: All These Years Volume 1: Tune In - Review

George Smith reviews the first of Mark Lewisohn's three-volume biography of The Beatles.

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Conan O’Brien interviews music historian Peter Guralnick

Conan O'Brien interviews music historian Peter Guralnick

Watch Conan O'Brien's in-depth interview with music historian Peter Guralnick.

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Song of the week

Song of the week

Each week we showcase a classic track as Song of the Week. Check the current and past choices.

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Before they were famous – high school yearbook photos

Before they were famous - high school yearbook photos

See if you can identify these stars before they were famous.

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New CD, DVD and Blu-ray releases






Browse the October 2014 diary below to keep up to date on the latest music CD, DVD and Blu-ray releases.

Check the New Releases archive for music CD, DVD and Blu-ray releases from previous months.

Highlights for October include:



 October 2014

6 Oct

(US/UK)

11 Apr
(CA)

Various artists

The Memphis Recordings: From The Legendary Sun Studios - Vol 1

The Memphis Recordings: From The Legendary Sun Studios – Vol 1 (10 CDs)

6 Oct
(US/UK)

4 Apr
(CA)

Various artists

The Memphis Recordings: From The Legendary Sun Studios - Vol 2

The Memphis Recordings: From The Legendary Sun Studios – Vol 2 (10 CDs)

7 Oct

(US/CA)

6 Oct
(UK)

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks - 24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault

24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault (CD)

7 Oct
(US)

6 Oct
(UK)

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks - 24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault - Deluxe

24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault (Deluxe) (Download only)

7 Oct
(US/CA)

6 Oct
(UK)

Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne - Standing In The Breach

Standing In The Breach (CD)

7 Oct
(US/CA)

6 Oct
(UK)

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr - Playland

Playland (CD)

7 Oct
(US/CA)

29 Sep
(UK)

Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks - The Way

The Way (CD)

7 Oct
(US/CA)

29 Sep
(UK)

Mariannne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull - Give My Love to London

Give My Love to London (CD)

7 Oct
(US/CA)

29 Sep
(UK)

Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson - Europa - Deluxe

Europa – Deluxe (CD)

7 Oct
(US)

30 Sep
(CA)

29 Sep
(UK)

Ry Cooder

Ry Cooder - Soundtracks

Soundtracks (7 CDs)

7 Oct
(US/CA)

3 Nov
(UK)

Michael Stanley Band

Michael Stanley Band - Heartland - Remastered

Heartland – Remastered (CD)

7 Oct
(US/CA)

3 Nov
(UK)

Michael Stanley Band

Michael Stanley Band - Fourth & Ten - Remastered

Fourth & Ten – Remastered (CD)

7 Oct
(US/CA)

3 Nov
(UK)

Michael Stanley Band

Michael Stanley Band - Coming Up For Air - Reissue

Coming Up For Air – Reissue (CD)

7 Oct
(US/CA)

3 Nov
(UK)

Michael Stanley Band

Michael Stanley Band - Eighteen Down - Reissue

Eighteen Down – Reissue (CD)

7 Oct
(US/CA)

29 Sep
(UK)

Shalamar

Shalamar - Complete Solar Hit Singles Collection

Shalamar – Complete Solar Hit Singles Collection (2 CDs)

7 Oct
(US/CA)

29 Sep
(UK)

The Whispers

The Whispers - Complete Solar Hit Singles Collection

The Whispers – Complete Solar Hit Singles Collection (2 CDs)

7 Oct
(US/CA)

6 Oct
(UK)

Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson - After the Satellite Sings

After the Satellite Sings (CD)

7 Oct
(US/CA/UK)

Gary Numan & Ade Fenton

Gary Numan & Ade Fenton - From Inside - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

From Inside – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD)

7 Oct
(US/CA/UK)

James Lee Stanley

James Lee Stanley - Apocaloptimist

Apocaloptimist (CD)

7 Oct
(US/CA/UK)

Jeff Healey Band

Jeff Healey Band - Live at The Horseshoe

Live at The Horseshoe (CD)

7 Oct
(US/UK)

21 Oct
(CA)

Nelson Riddle

Nelson Riddle - Batman - TV Original TV Soundtrack

Batman – TV Original TV Soundtrack (CD)

7 Oct
(US)

14 Oct
(CA)

13 Oct
(UK)

Perry Como

Perry Como - The Classic Christmas Album

Perry Como – The Classic Christmas Album (CD)

7 Oct
(US)

14 Oct
(CA)

13 Oct
(UK)

Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis - The Classic Christmas Album

Johnny Mathis – The Classic Christmas Album (CD)

7 Oct
(US)

14 Oct
(CA)

13 Oct
(UK)

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand - The Classic Christmas Album

Barbra Streisand – The Classic Christmas Album (CD)

7 Oct
(US)

21 Oct
(CA)

13 Oct
(UK)

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra - The Classic Christmas Album

Frank Sinatra – The Classic Christmas Album (CD)

7 Oct
(US/CA/UK)

Various Artists

The Classic Christmas Hard Rock Album

The Classic Christmas Hard Rock Album (CD)

7 Oct
(US/CA/UK)

Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Paul Butterfield Blues Band Hybrid SACD-DSD

Paul Butterfield Blues Band (Hybrid SACD-DSD)

7 Oct
(US)

14 Oct
(CA)

13 Oct
(UK)

Peter, Paul & Mary

Peter, Paul & Mary - In the Wind Hybrid SACD-DSD

Peter, Paul & Mary – In the Wind (Hybrid SACD-DSD)

7 Oct
(US/UK)

21 Oct
(CA)

Don McLean

Don McLean - Live in Manchester

Don McLean – Live in Manchester (2 CDs/DVD)

7 Oct
(US)

14 Oct
(CA)

20 Oct
(UK)

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa - Freak Jazz Movie Madness & Another Mothers DVD

Freak Jazz Movie Madness & Another Mothers DVD (DVD)

8 Oct
(UK)

Various artists

God Only Knows in aid of BBC Children in Need

God Only Knows in aid of BBC Children in Need (CD)

14 Oct
(US)

13 Oct
(CA/UK)

U2

U2 - Songs of Innocence

Songs of Innocence (CD)

14 Oct
(US)

13 Oct
(CA/UK)

U2

U2 - Songs of Innocence - Deluxe Edition

Songs of Innocence – Deluxe Edition (CD)

14 Oct
(US/CA/UK)

Bob Seger

Bob Seger - Ride Out

Ride Out (CD)

14 Oct
(US/CA/UK)

Bob Seger

Bob Seger - Ride Out - Deluxe Edition

Ride Out – Deluxe Edition (CD)

14 Oct

(US/CA)

13 Oct
(UK)

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne - Memoirs of a Madman

Memoirs of a Madman (CD)

14 Oct
(US/CA)

13 Oct
(UK)

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne - Memoirs of a Madman vinyl

Memoirs of a Madman (2 LPs)

14 Oct
(US)

7 Oct
(CA)

13 Oct
(UK)

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne - Memoirs of a Madman DVD

Memoirs of a Madman (DVD)

14 Oct
(US/CA)

13 Oct
(UK)

Spandau Ballet

The Story: The Very Best of Spandau Ballet

The Story: The Very Best of Spandau Ballet (CD)

14 Oct
(US/CA)

13 Oct
(UK)

Spandau Ballet

The Story: The Very Best of Spandau Ballet - Deluxe

The Story: The Very Best of Spandau Ballet – Deluxe (2 CDs)

14 Oct
(US/CA/UK)

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye - Complete Motown Album Collection

Marvin Gaye – Complete Motown Album Collection (25 CDs)

14 Oct
(US/CA/UK)

Diana Ross

Diana Ross - Complete Motown Album Collection

Diana Ross – Complete Motown Album Collection (23 CDs)

14 Oct
(US/CA/UK)

Diana Ross

Diana Ross - Why Do Fools Fall In Love Expanded Edition

Why Do Fools Fall In Love – Expanded Edition (CD)

14 Oct
(US/CA/UK)

Diana Ross

Diana Ross - Silk Electric Expanded Edition

Silk Electric – Expanded Edition (CD)

14 Oct
(US/CA/UK)

Diana Ross

Diana Ross - Ross Expanded Edition

Ross – Expanded Edition (CD)

14 Oct
(US/CA/UK)

Diana Ross

Diana Ross - Swept Away - Deluxe Edition

Swept Away – Deluxe Edition (2 CDs)

14 Oct
(US/CA/UK)

Diana Ross

Diana Ross - Eaten Alive - Deluxe Edition

Eaten Alive – Deluxe Edition (2 CDs)

14 Oct
(US/CA/UK)

Diana Ross

Diana Ross - Red Hot Rhythm And Blues - Deluxe Edition

Red Hot Rhythm And Blues – Deluxe Edition (2 CDs)

14 Oct
(US/CA/UK)

The Kinks

Essential Kinks

Essential Kinks (CD)

14 Oct
(US/CA)

27 Oct
(UK)

Shuggie Otis

Best of Shuggie Otis

Shuggie Otis – Live In Williamsburg (CD)

14 Oct
(US/CA)

6 Oct
(UK)

Shuggie Otis

Best of Shuggie Otis

Best of Shuggie Otis (CD)

14 Oct
(US/CA)

6 Oct
(UK)

Swing Out Sister

Essential Swing Out Sister

Essential Swing Out Sister (CD)

14 Oct
(US/CA)

6 Oct
(UK)

James Bang

James Gang - Bang/Miami

James Gang – Bang/Miami (CD)

14 Oct
(US)

11 Nov
(CA)

27 Oct
(UK)

Various Artists

The Westbound Sound - Detroit Soul 1969-1975

The Westbound Sound – Detroit Soul 1969-1975 (CD)

14 Oct
(US)

30 Sep
(CA)

5 May
(UK)

Kiss

Kiss - Creatures of the Night Vinyl

Creatures of the Night (LP)

14 Oct
(US)

9 Sep
(CA)

26 May
(UK)

Kiss

Kiss - Alive: The Millennium Concert Vinyl

Alive – The Millennium Concert (2 LPs)

14 Oct
(US/CA)

30 Sep
(CA)

27 Oct
(UK)

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin - You Shook Me

Led Zeppelin – You Shook Me (4 DVDs)

21 Oct

(US)

4 Nov
(CA)

20 Oct
(UK)

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics

Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics (CD)

21 Oct
(US/CA)

20 Oct
(UK)

Scott Walker and Sunn O)))

Scott Walker and Sunn O))) - Soused

Soused (CD)

21 Oct

(US/CA)

22 Sep
(UK)

The Hollies

The Hollies - 50 at Fifty

The Hollies – 50 at Fifty (3 CDs)

21 Oct

(US/CA)

20 Oct
(UK)

Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond - Melody Road

Melody Road (CD)

21 Oct
(CA)

20 Oct
(UK)

Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond - Melody Road + Bonus tracks

Melody Road + Bonus tracks (CD)

21 Oct
(US)

27 Oct
(CA)

20 Oct
(UK)

Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond - Melody Road

Melody Road (LP)

21 Oct
(US/CA)

20 Oct
(UK)

Billy Idol

Billy Idol - Kings & Queens of the Underground

Kings & Queens of the Underground (CD)

21 Oct
(US/CA)

27 Oct
(UK)

Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox - Nostalgia

Nostalgia (CD)

21 Oct
(US/CA)

27 Oct
(UK)

Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox - Nostalgia - Deluxe

Nostalgia – Deluxe (CD/DVD)

21 Oct
(US)

27 Oct
(CA)

20 Oct
(UK)

Mike Oldfield

Mike Oldfield - The Studio Albums 1992-2003

Mike Oldfield – The Studio Albums 1992-2003 (8 CDs)

21 Oct
(US/CA)

20 Oct
(UK)

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper - Raise the Dead - Live From Wacken

Raise the Dead – Live From Wacken (2 CDs/DVD)

21 Oct
(US/CA)

20 Oct
(UK)

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper - Raise the Dead - Live From Wacken 2 CDs/Blur-ray

Raise the Dead – Live From Wacken (2 CDs/Blur-ray)

21 Oct
(US/CA)

20 Oct
(UK)

Dennis DeYoung

Dennis DeYoung and The Music Of Styx - Live In Los Angeles

Dennis DeYoung and The Music Of Styx – Live In Los Angeles (2 CDs/DVD)

21 Oct
(US/CA)

20 Oct
(UK)

Dennis DeYoung

Dennis DeYoung and The Music Of Styx - Live In Los Angeles

Dennis DeYoung and The Music Of Styx – Live In Los Angeles (Blu-ray)

21 Oct
(US/CA)

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(UK)

Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour Special Edition - Full Cork Show

Irish Tour Special Edition – Full Cork Show (2 CDs)

21 Oct
(US/CA)

13 Oct
(UK)

Jerry Garcia Band

Jerry Garcia Band - Garcialive 5: December 31st 1975 Keystone Berkeley

Garcialive 5: December 31st 1975, Keystone Berkeley (2 CDs)

21 Oct
(US)

28 Oct
(CA)

20 Oct
(UK)

Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire - Holiday

Holiday (CD)

21 Oct
(US/CA)

17 Nov
(UK)

Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes

Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes - Blue Album

Blue Album (CD)

21 Oct
(US/UK)

27 Oct
(CA)

Primus

Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble

Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble (CD)

21 Oct
(US/CA)

20 Oct
(UK)

Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore - The Best Day

Thurston Moore – The Best Day (CD)

21 Oct
(US)

7 Oct
(CA)

22 Sep
(UK)

Mott

Mott - Drive On - Deluxe

Drive On – Deluxe (CD)

21 Oct
(US)

7 Oct
(CA)

22 Sep
(UK)

Mott

Mott - Shouting and Pointing - Deluxe

Shouting and Pointing – Deluxe (CD)

21 Oct
(US/CA)

20 Oct
(UK)

The Pop Group

The Pop Group - We Are Time

We Are Time (CD)

21 Oct
(US/CA)

20 Oct
(UK)

The Pop Group

The Pop Group - Cabinet of Curiosities

Cabinet of Curiosities (CD)

21 Oct
(US/CA)

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(UK)

The Pop Group

The Pop Group - Curiosities

Curiosities (2 CDs)

21 Oct
(US)

4 Nov
(CA)

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(UK)

Mannheim Steamroller

Mannheim Steamroller - 30/40

30/40 (CD)

21 Oct
(US)

28 Oct
(CA/UK)

Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox - Medusa - K2 HD Audiophile Master

Medusa – K2 HD Audiophile Master (CD)

21 Oct
(US)

28 Oct
(CA/UK)

Rick Astley

Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Somebody - K2 HD Audiophile Master

Whenever You Need Somebody – K2 HD Audiophile Master (CD)

21 Oct
(US)

28 Oct
(CA/UK)

Wham

Wham - Final - K2 HD Audiophile Master

Final – K2 HD Audiophile Master (CD/DVD)

21 Oct
(US)

7 Oct
(CA)

Johnny Thunders

Looking for Johnny - Legend of Johnny Thunders

Looking for Johnny – Legend of Johnny Thunders (DVD)

21 Oct
(US/CA)

20 Oct
(UK)

Deep Purple

Deep Purple - Live in Verona DVD

Deep Purple – Live in Verona (DVD)

21 Oct
(US/CA)

20 Oct
(UK)

Deep Purple

Deep Purple - Live in Verona Blu-ray

Deep Purple – Live in Verona (Blu-ray)

27 Oct

(US/UK)

28 Oct
(CA)

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin IV Deluxe CD Edition

Led Zeppelin IV – Deluxe (2 CDs)

27 Oct
(US/UK)

28 Oct
(CA)

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin IV Deluxe Vinyl Edition

Led Zeppelin IV – Deluxe (2 LPs)

27 Oct
(US/UK)

28 Oct
(CA)

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin IV Super Deluxe Edition Box Set

Led Zeppelin IV – Super Deluxe Edition Box Set (2 CDs/2 LPs/Book)

27 Oct

(US/UK)

28 Oct
(CA)

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy Deluxe

Houses Of The Holy – Deluxe (2 CDs)

27 Oct
(US/UK)

28 Oct
(CA)

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy Deluxe Vinyl

Houses Of The Holy – Deluxe (2 LPs)

27 Oct
(US/UK)

28 Oct
(CA)

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy Remastered Vinyl

Houses Of The Holy – Remastered (LP)

27 Oct
(US/UK)

28 Oct
(CA)

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy Super Deluxe Edition Box Set

Houses Of The Holy – Super Deluxe Edition Box Set (2 CDs/2 LPs/Book)

27 Oct

(US/CA/UK)

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis - Rock & Roll Time

Rock & Roll Time (CD)

27 Oct
(US/UK)

28 Oct
(CA)

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis - Rock & Roll Time vinyl

Rock & Roll Time (LP)

27 Oct
(US/UK)

28 Oct
(CA)

Yusuf (Cat Stevens)

Yusuf (Cat Stevens) - Tell 'Em I'm Gone

Tell ‘Em I’m Gone (CD)

27 Oct

(US/CA/UK)

The Who

Who Hits 50

Who Hits 50 (CD)

27 Oct
(US/CA)

3 Nov
(UK)

The Who

Who Hits 50 - Deluxe

Who Hits 50 – Deluxe (2 CDs)

27 Oct
(US)

14 Oct
(CA)

6 Oct
(UK)

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams - Tracks of My Years Deluxe

Tracks of My Years – Deluxe (CD)

27 Oct
(US/CA/UK)

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney - New: Deluxe Edition

New – Deluxe Edition (2 CDs/DVD/Book)

27 Oct

(US/UK)

28 Oct
(CA)

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - The Complete Epic Recordings Collection

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – The Complete Epic Recordings Collection (12 CDs)

27 Oct
(US/UK)

28 Oct
(CA)

Dave Davies

Dave Davies - Rippin Up Time

Rippin Up Time (CD)

27 Oct
(US/CA)

24 Nov
(UK)

Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow - My Dream Duets

My Dream Duets (CD)

27 Oct
(US/CA)

3 Nov
(UK)

Flaming Lips

Flaming Lips - With a Little Help From My Fwends

With a Little Help From My Fwends (CD)

27 Oct
(US/CA/UK)

Carly Simon

Carly Simon - Playlist: The Very Best of Carly Simon

Carly Simon – Playlist: The Very Best of Carly Simon (CD)

27 Oct
(US/CA)

10 Nov
(UK)

Eric Johnson & Mike Stern

Eric Johnson & Mike Stern - Eclectic

Eclectic (CD)

27 Oct
(US/CA/UK)

Various artists

Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles Vol 2: 1968-71

Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles Vol 2: 1968-71 (9 CDs)

27 Oct
(US/CA/UK)

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators - World On Fire Vinyl

World On Fire (LP)

27 Oct

(UK)

Spandau Ballet

Spandau Ballet The Film: Soul Boys Of The Western World DVD

Spandau Ballet The Film – Soul Boys Of The Western World (DVD)

27 Oct
(UK)

Spandau Ballet

Spandau Ballet The Film: Soul Boys Of The Western World Special Edition  DVD

Spandau Ballet The Film – Soul Boys Of The Western World – Special Edition (3 DVDs)

27 Oct
(UK)

Spandau Ballet

Spandau Ballet The Film: Soul Boys Of The Western World Blu-ray

Spandau Ballet The Film – Soul Boys Of The Western World (Blu-ray)

27 Oct
(UK)

Spandau Ballet

Spandau Ballet The Film: Soul Boys Of The Western World Special Edition Blu-ray

Spandau Ballet The Film – Soul Boys Of The Western World – Special Edition (3 Blu-ray)

28 Oct
(US)

27 Oct
(UK)

Dionne Warwick

Dionne Warwick - Feels So Good

Dionne Warwick – Feels So Good (CD)

28 Oct

(US/CA)

20 Oct
(UK)

Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour '74 Box Set

Rory Gallagher – Irish Tour ’74 – Box Set (7 CDs/DVD)

28 Oct
(US/CA)

27 Oct
(UK)

Bruce Cockburn

Bruce Cockburn - Rumours Of Glory

Rumours Of Glory (8 CDs/DVD)

28 Oct
(US/CA)

20 Oct
(UK)

Lisa Stansfield

Lisa Stansfield - Seven

Seven (CD)

28 Oct
(US/CA)

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Goo Goo Dolls

Goo Goo Dolls - Otis Midnight Sessions

Otis Midnight Sessions (CD)


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