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Bob Marley & The Wailers – Easy Skanking in Boston ’78

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Easy Skanking in Boston '78

"Bob Marley & The Wailers - Easy Skanking in Boston '78" features a previously unreleased show captured at the Boston Music Hall on June 8, 1978.

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Elvis Presley’s first recording sells for $240,000

Elvis Presley's first recording sells for $240,000

The acetate of Elvis Presley's first recording, "My Happiness," has sold for $240,000 at an auction held at Graceland in Memphis.

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Musicians we lost in 2014

Musicians we lost in 2014

As 2014 comes to an end, we remember some of the many musicians who passed away over the last 12 months.

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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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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 May 2015 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 May include:

 May 2015
4 May

(US/CA/UK)

Jethro Tull

Minstrel In The Gallery - 40th Anniversary La Grande Édition

Minstrel In The Gallery – 40th Anniversary La Grande Édition (2 CDs/2 DVDs)

4 May

(US/CA/UK)

Jethro Tull

Minstrel In The Gallery - 40th Anniversary La Grande Edition

Minstrel In The Gallery – 40th Anniversary Edition (CD)

4 May

(US/CA/UK)

Annie Lennox

Nostalgia - An Evening with Annie Lennox

Nostalgia – An Evening with Annie Lennox (CD/DVD)

4 May

(US/CA/UK)

Annie Lennox

Nostalgia - An Evening with Annie Lennox

Nostalgia – An Evening with Annie Lennox (CD/Blu-ray)

4 May

(US/UK)

14 Apr
(CA)

Andy Kim

Andy Kim - It's Decided

It’s Decided (CD)

4 May

(US)

12 May
(CA)

11 May
(CA)

Nils Lofgren

Nils Lofgren

Nils Lofgren (CD)

4 May

(US/UK)

5 May
(CA)

Todd Rundgren, Emil Nikolaisen & Hans-Peter Lindstrom

Todd Rundgren, Emil Nikolaisen & Hans-Peter Lindstrom - Runddans

Runddans (CD)

4 May

(US)

12 May
(CA)

11 May
(UK)

Jackie DeShannon

Jackie DeShannon - All the Love - The Lost Atlantic Recordings

All the Love – The Lost Atlantic Recordings (CD)

4 May

(US)

12 May
(CA)

11 May
(UK)

Perry Como

Perry Como - Look to Your Heart Expanded Edition

Look to Your Heart – Expanded Edition (CD)

5 May

(US/CA)

27 Apr
(UK)

Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Trilogy

Trilogy (2 CDs/DVDA)

5 May

(US/CA)

27 Apr
(UK)

Mike Oldfield

Best of Mike Oldfield - 1992-03

Best of Mike Oldfield – 1992-03 (CD)

5 May

(US/UK)

14 Apr
(CA)

The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers - Let's Hear It for the Dogs

Let’s Hear It for the Dogs (CD)

5 May

(US)

4 May
(CA)

16 Feb
(UK)

David Essex

David Essex - The Secret Tour: Live

David Essex – The Secret Tour: Live (CD/DVD)

5 May

(US)

19 May
(CA)

9 Mar
(UK)

Everly Brothers

Everly Brothers - Complete US & UK Singles: 1956-62

Everly Brothers – Complete US & UK Singles: 1956-62 (CD)

5 May

(US/CA)

6 Apr
(UK)

Solomon Burke

Very Best of Solomon Burke

Very Best of Solomon Burke (CD)

5 May

(US)

21 Apr
(CA)

27 Apr
(UK)

Dokken

Dokken - Back for the Attack Collector's Edition

Dokken – Back for the Attack Collector’s Edition (CD)

5 May

(US/CA)

13 Apr
(UK)

Echo & the Bunnymen

Echo & the Bunnymen - Do It Clean: An Anthology 1979-87

Echo & the Bunnymen – Do It Clean: An Anthology 1979-87 (2 CDs)

5 May

(US/CA)

28 Apr
(UK)

Muscle Shoal Horns

Muscle Shoal Horns - Born to Get Down

Muscle Shoal Horns – Born to Get Down (CD)

4 May
(CA)

23 Sep 2013
(UK)

ZZ Top

ZZ Top - Lucky Thirteen

ZZ Top – Lucky Thirteen (CD)

5 May

(US)

4 May
(CA)

2 Jun 2014
(UK)

Santana

Santana - Live At The Bottom Line 1978

Santana – Live At The Bottom Line 1978 (CD)

5 May

(US)

19 May
(CA)

4 May
(UK)

John Lodge

John Lodge - 10,000 Light Years Ago

10,000 Light Years Ago (CD)

5 May

(US)

19 May
(CA)

4 May
(UK)

John Lodge

John Lodge - 10,000 Light Years Ago Deluxe

10,000 Light Years Ago – Deluxe (CD/DVD)

5 May

(US)

18 May
(CA)

3 Sep
(UK)

The Spaniels

Spaniels - Complete Releases 1953-62

The Spaniels – Complete Releases 1953-62 (2 CDs)

5 May

(US)

4 May
(CA/UK)

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan - Roads Rapidly Changing DVD

Roads Rapidly Changing (DVD)

5 May

(US)

14 Apr
(CA)

Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond - Cherry Cherry DVD

– Cherry Cherry (DVD)

12 May

(US/CA)

11 May
(UK)

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Traveling Kind

Traveling Kind (CD)

12 May

(US/UK)

18 May
(CA)

J.D. Souther

J.D. Souther - Tenderness

J.D. Souther – Tenderness (CD)

12 May

(US/CA)

11 May
(UK)

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen - Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour

Leonard Cohen – Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour (CD)

12 May

(US/CA)

4 May
(UK)

Grace Jones

Grace Jones - Disco

Grace Jones – Disco (3 CDs)

12 May

(US/CA/UK)

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly Collected

Buddy Holly Collected (3 CDs)

12 May

(US/CA)

20 Apr
(UK)

B.B. King

B.B. King - United Western Recorders, Hollywood

B.B. King – United Western Recorders, Hollywood, October 1 1972 (CD)

12 May

(US/CA)

13 Apr
(UK)

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Spectrum, Philadelphia, 23rd May 1988

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Spectrum, Philadelphia, 23rd May 1988 (CD)

12 May

(US/CA)

27 Apr
(UK)

Johnny Cash & The Tennesse Two

Johnny Cash & The Tennesse Two - Country Style 1958/Guest Star 1959

Country Style 1958/Guest Star 1959 (CD)

12 May

(US/CA)

11 May
(UK)

Andrew Gold

Andrew Gold - The Late Show - Live 1978

Andrew Gold – The Late Show – Live 1978 (CD)

12 May

(US/UK)

17 Feb
(CA)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Good Son vinyl

The Good Son (LP)

12 May

(US/UK)

31 Mar
(CA)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads vinyl

Murder Ballads (2 LPs)

12 May

(US/CA)

Various Artists

The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show - Unforgettable Moments

The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show – Unforgettable Moments (DVD)

12 May

(US/CA)

Various Artists

The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show

The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show (6 DVDs)

12 May

(US/CA)

Various Artists

The Midnight Special

The Midnight Special (3 DVDs)

19 May

(US/CA)

18 May
(UK)

Paul Weller

Paul Weller - Saturn's Pattern

Saturn’s Pattern (CD)

19 May

(US/CA)

18 May
(UK)

Paul Weller

Paul Weller - Saturn's Pattern - Deluxe Edition

Saturn’s Pattern – Deluxe Edition (CD/DVD)

19 May

(US/CA)

18 May
(UK)

Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck - Live+

Jeff Beck – Live+ (CD)

19 May

(US/UK)

18 May
(CA)

Sammy Hagar & The Circle

Sammy Hagar & The Circle - At Your Service

At Your Service (2 CDs)

19 May

(US)

18 May
(CA/UK)

Whitesnake

Whitesnake - The Purple Album Deluxe Edition

The Purple Album – Deluxe Edition (CD/DVD)

19 May

(US/CA)

11 May
(UK)

Roxette

Roxette - Roxbox - A Collection of Roxette's Greatest Songs

Roxbox – A Collection of Roxette’s Greatest Songs (4 CDs)

19 May

(US/CA)

18 May
(UK)

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson (CD)

19 May

(US/CA)

18 May
(UK)

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson - Deluxe Edition

Brian Wilson – Deluxe Edition (CD)

19 May

(US)

26 May
(CA)

18 May
(UK)

The Knack

The Knack - Zoom - Expanded

Zoom – Expanded (CD)

19 May

(US/CA)

27 Apr
(UK)

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson - Live Dallas Texas KAFM-FM Radio Show

Willie Nelson – Live Dallas Texas KAFM-FM Radio Show (CD)

19 May

(US/CA)

27 Apr
(UK)

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash - Wheeling West Virginia, October 2 1976

Johnny Cash – Wheeling West Virginia, October 2 1976 (CD)

26 May

(US/CA)

25 May
(UK)

Yes

Yes - Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two

Yes – Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two (14 CDs)

26 May

(US/CA)

25 May
(UK)

Yes

Yes - Progeny: Highlights From Seventy-Two

Yes – Progeny: Highlights From Seventy-Two (2 CDs)

26 May

(US/CA)

18 May
(UK)

Fats Domino

Fats Domino - The Imperial Singles Collection

Fats Domino – The Imperial Singles Collection (3 CDs)

26 May

(US/CA)

18 May
(UK)

The Pretty Things

The Pretty Things - Live at the BBC

The Pretty Things – Live at the BBC (4 CDs)

26 May

(US/CA)

18 May
(UK)

Duanne Eddy

The Very Best Of Duane Eddy

The Very Best Of Duane Eddy (3 CDs)

26 May

(US)

30 Jun
(CA)

27 Apr
(UK)

Spooky Tooth

Spooky Tooth - Island Years 1967-1974

Spooky Tooth – Island Years 1967-1974 (9 CDs)

26 May

(US/CA)

15 Jun
(UK)

Quicksilver Messenger Service

Quicksilver Messenger Service - Fillmore Auditorium - February 5, 1967

Quicksilver Messenger Service – Fillmore Auditorium – February 5, 1967 (CD)

26 May

(US/CA)

19 May
(UK)

K.C. & the Sunshine Band

K.C. & the Sunshine Band - The Painter - Expanded Edition

The Painter – Expanded Edition (CD)

26 May

(US/CA)

15 Jun
(UK)

The 5th Dimension

The 5th Dimension - Up Up & Away/Magic Garden/Stoned Soul Picnic/The Age of Aquarius

The 5th Dimension – Up Up & Away/Magic Garden/Stoned Soul Picnic/The Age of Aquarius (2 CDs)

26 May

(US/CA)

27 Apr
(UK)

Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby - Lost Radio Recordings

Bing Crosby – Lost Radio Recordings (CD)

26 May

(US)

16 Jun
(CA)

18 May
(UK)

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye - Marvin Gaye 1961-1965

Marvin Gaye – Marvin Gaye 1961-1965 (7 LPs)

27 May

(US/CA)

18 May
(UK)

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley - At The Movies

Elvis Presley – At The Movies (3 CDs)

31 May

(US/CA)

18 May
(UK)

Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Once Upon a Time Live in South America

Once Upon a Time Live in South America (4 CDs)


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