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Tim Buckley Live At The Electric Theater Co.

Tim Buckley: Live At The Electric Theatre Co. (Manifesto)

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December 9, 2019

Live At The Electric Theatre Co offers up a new collection of recently discovered live recordings from May 1968, capturing the young musician in fine form as he transitions from traditional folk into something more compelling and experimental.

Mudhoney Pedazo De Pastel

Mudhoney: Pedazo De Pastel (FOLC Records)

Pedazo De Pastel is a delightful collection culled from a one-off Mudhoney recording session shortly before they began recording their major label debut.

Harry Nilsson Losst And Founnd

Harry Nilsson: Losst And Founnd (Omnivore Recordings)

When he died in 1994, it was assumed that Harry Nilsson had largely retired from making music. A brand new collection from Omnivore Recordings offer up Nilsson’s final recordings taken from a heretofore unknown recording session two years prior to his sudden death.

Dinosaur Jr: Hand It Over (Cherry Red)

Dinosaur Jr ended its tenure as a major label band with 1997’s Hand It Over. Though released with little fanfare, this deluxe edition helps shine a light on what is indeed an underrated jewel of an album.

Dinosaur Jr: Without A Sound (Cherry Red)

Dinosaur Jr released their sixth album Without A Sound less than a year after their previous effort, thanks in part to the allure of commercial success, resulting in a good album that feels slightly off. This reissue offers up the chance for a reevaluation, and in so doing one discovers it wasn’t that bad of an album.

Dinosaur Jr: Where You Been (Cherry Red)

The Grunge boom of 1992 reaped dividends for Dinosaur Jr, who met the new sound with aplomb and delivered a fantastic and still well-regarded album. This two-disc reissue offers an exciting and enjoyable dive into the heady years of when Dinosaur Jr roamed the land.

Dinosaur Jr Green Mind

Dinosaur Jr: Green Mind (Cherry Red)

Dinosaur Jr made their major label debut in 1991 with their fourth album, Green Mind. Though somewhat raw and undercooked, this expanded reissue helps to revitalize the album thanks to quality b-sides and a live disc.

Gene Clark: No Other (4AD)

In 1974, Gene Clark released his fourth solo album, No Other, a masterpiece unfortunately and bizarrely labeled a failure. 4AD’s deluxe reissue does much to correct that misconception, and offers a lavish and definitive look at one of the decade’s truly lost classics.

Autumn Leaves: 29 Gems For The Golden Season of Indian Summer (Bear Family)

Various Artists: Autumn Leaves: 29 Gems For The Golden Season of Indian Summer (Bear Family)

With the weather being positively schizophrenic as of late, the esteemed Bear Family has offered up a superb compilation that captures the essence of the season, ranging from cool jazz to hot bluegrass.

Spirit: Two Sides Of A Rainbow: Live At The Rainbow 1978 (Esoteric Recordings)

Psych rock band Spirit was in a state of flux during the late 1970s, but Two Sides Of A Rainbow highlights a power trio giving 110% to an excited and ecstatic audience.