This Week’s New Releases: Taylor Swift, Cheap Trick And Max Richter

People have been waiting a long time for some of this week’s records. Taylor Swift has released a completely re-recorded version of her 2008 album ‘Fearless’, which also includes previously unreleased songs written during the same sessions.

Cheap Trick, meanwhile, have finally followed up 2017’s ‘We’re All Alright!’ and Max Richter has put out the follow-up and a companion piece to 2020’s ‘Voices’.

Fancy something else? Head below.

Balmorhea – ‘The Wind’ (Deutsche Grammophon)

Benny Sings – ‘Music’ (Stones Throw)

Cheap Trick – ‘In Another World’ (BMG)

Clamm – ‘Beseech Me’ (Meat Machine)

Declan O’Rourke – ‘Arrivals’ (Warner)

Ed Cosens – ‘Fortunes Favour’ (Distiller)

Luke Bryan – ‘Born Here Live Here Die Here’ (Capitol Nashville)

Matthew E. White and Lonnie Holley – ‘Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection’ (Spacebomb/Jagjaguwar)

Max Richter – ‘Voices 2’ (Universal)

Miguel – ‘Art Dealer Chic 4’ EP (ByStorm/RCA/Sony)

Muttering – ‘Don’t Think About It’ EP (Failure By Design)

The Orb – ‘Abolition Of The Royal Familia (Guillotine Mixes)’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Orions Belte – ‘Villa Amorini’ (Jansen)

PONY – ‘TV Baby’ (Take This To Heart Records)

The Reds, Pinks and Purples – ‘Uncommon Weather’ (Tough Love)

Silver Synthetic – ‘Silver Synthetic’ (Third Man Records)

Spirit of the Beehive – ‘Entertainment, Death’ (Saddle Creek)

Struggle Jennings – ‘Troubadour Of Troubled Souls’ (Angels and Outlaws)

Taylor Swift – ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ (EMI)

Winds – ‘Look At The Sky’ (Natural Music)

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This Week’s New Releases: U2, Van Morrison And Miguel

Okay, it’s December 1 and pretty much everywhere has started winding down in the run up to Christmas, not the below acts though! Among the list is a new Van Morrison record, U2’s follow up to 2014’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ and Miguel’s new LP, which boasts appearances by Travis Scott, Rick Ross, Quin, Kali Uchis, J. Cole and Salaam Remi.

Andy Grammer – ‘The Good Parts’ (S-Curve Records/Umg)

Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings – ‘From The Jam – Live!’ (Basstone via Absolute)

Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir – ‘Christmas With Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir’ (Decca)

Chief Keef – ‘The Dedication’ (Rbc Records)

Chris Stapleton – ‘From A Room: Volume 2’ (Decca/Mercury Nashville)

The Eskies – ‘And Don’t Spare The Horses’ (Parochial Dancehall Records)

Five Finger Death Punch – ‘A Decade Of Destruction’ (Eleven Seven)

Glassjaw – ‘Material Control’ (Century Media)

Jennifer Ann – ‘Take Me Home’ EP (Jennifer Ann Music)

Midge Ure – ‘Orchestrated’ (BMG)

Miguel – ‘War & Leisure’ (RCA)

New Order – ‘NOMC15’ (Mute)

Nicholas Krgovich – ‘In An Open Field’ (Tin Angel)

Pitbull – ‘Greatest Hits’ (Mr. 305/Polo Grounds/RCA)

The Skids – ‘Scared To Dance [Box Set]’ (Caroline)

Stealers Wheel – ‘The A&M Years’ (Caroline)

Steven Wilson – ‘Last Day Of June’ OST (Caroline International)

The Sweet – ‘The Polydor Albums’ (Caroline)

Tommy Blaize – ‘Life & Soul’ (UMOD)

U2 – ‘Songs Of Experience’ (Island)

Van Morrison – ‘Versatile’ (Caroline/Exile)

Wilco – ‘A.M.’ (Deluxe) and ‘Being There'(Deluxe) (Rhino)

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AC/DC Are Back On Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


You can’t keep AC/DC down for long and this week we see them return to the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart. Trailing close behind are chart regulars Fleetwood Mac.  Ed Sheeran has also done well to creep back up into the top five, but not enough to get ahead of his BFF Taylor Swift.

It seems as though our new sellers from last week weren’t able to break into the chart this week. Let’s see if Alice CooperThe FratellisMiguelMercury Rev and Mallory Knox can do better next time.

Meanwhile, this week the chart says goodbye to Take ThatBlurBBC Radio 2 LiveRideMichael McIntyreThe 1975Black Stone CherrySimply Red and U2.

1. AC/DC
2. Fleetwood Mac
3. Wireless
4. Taylor Swift
5. Ed Sheeran
6. British Summer Time
7. Dixie Chicks
8. Mötley Crüe
9. Lionel Richie
10. Paloma Faith
11. Neil Diamond
12. James Bay
13. Duran Duran
14. Frankie Valli
15. Paul Weller
16. Def Leppard and Whitesnake
17. One Direction
18. Kacey Musgraves
19. Florence And The Machine
20. Fall Out Boy

On sale this week – can they break the top 20?

1. A$AP Rocky and Wiz Khalifa

2. Lianne La Havas

3. Caro Emerald

4. Judas Priest

5. Years & Years

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Motley Crue Hit #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Legendary rockers  Mötley Crüe have shot straight to the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart, relegating AC/DC to their still very respectable spot at #2.  Meanwhile, Taylor Swift continues her rise up the chart and jumps two places from last week to sneak in at #3.

It has also been a good week for the chart newcomers, Duran Duran and Dixie Chicks have both broken into the top 10, while Black Stone Cherry have come in with a bit less of a bang, ranking #18.

Our farewells this week are many and we say goodbye to Foo FightersJack and JackWill Young5 Seconds Of SummerFaith No MoreBellowheadElton John and Yes.

1. Mötley Crüe
2. AC/DC
3. Taylor Swift
4. Duran Duran
5. Fleetwood Mac
6. Dixie Chicks
7. Ed Sheeran
8. Take That
9. Blur
10. Paloma Faith
11. Florence And The Machine
12. BBC Radio 2 Live
13. Wireless
14. Neil Diamond
15. Ride
16. Michael McIntyre
17. The 1975
18. Black Stone Cherry
19. Simply Red
20. U2

On sale this week – can they break the top 20?

1. Alice Cooper

2. The Fratellis

3. Miguel

4. Mercury Rev

5. Mallory Knox

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