New Releases: ‘Get Rich’ Soundtrack, Beastie Boys, Limp Bizkit, Mars Volta & More

Also due Tuesday are new releases by Twista, Guided by Voices and Sepultura.

Die Another Day: Whereas 50 Cent faced us head-on, albeit through a cracked mirror, on his Get Rich or Die Tryin’ debut, the still-shirtless rapper has his back turned — and a baby in arms — on the soundtrack to the movie of the same name. To the delight of those protesting the movie’s billboards, perhaps, the clean version of the soundtrack doesn’t show a gun sticking out of 50′s pants (but the explicit one does). Tracks include: “When It Rains It Pours” (50), “I’ll Whip Ya Head Boy” (50 featuring Young Buck) and “When Death Becomes You” (M.O.P. featuring 50).

Hits Me Baby One More Time: Can’t artists let their best songs speak for themselves? ‘Parently not. If you’ve got a little extra gold lying around, you might want to splurge on the CD+DVD version of the Beastie BoysSolid Gold Hits, which has a live video for “Brass Monkey,” filmed at a sold-out Madison Square Garden show last October. Limp Bizkit take a less consumer-friendly approach by selling their CD and DVD separately, while Lenny Kravitz bests even that by making fans buy his Greatest Hits all over again: It’s coming out as a limited-edition tour version with a bonus DVD.

Rap With a Twista: You just heard from Twista with last month’s The Day After, but his pal Paul Wall‘s gotta pay the bills too, so they’re dishing up the album again, screwed-and-chopped style (and with a purple album cover). The Alchemist is also taking a seemingly-innovative-but-in-reality-kinda-dull approach by re-releasing last year’s 1st Infantry — in instrumental form.

Rick Rubin Everywhere: Sure, the perplexing producer has Melanie C and Sir Mix-a-Lot in his oeuvre, but Neil Diamond? That’s right — Rubes spruced up the 12 songs on Diamond’s first studio record in four years called, uh, 12 Songs. The Digipak version defies the album title with two bonus cuts: “Men Are So Easy” and an alternate take of “Delirious Love” with Brian Wilson. Incidentally, several bands Rubin has bonded with in the past also have releases coming out this week: the Beastie Boys, the Mars Volta, Limp Bizkit and Johnny Cash.

Song Title of the Week:

“Gods Are Fearing Men” (Filthy Thieven’ BastardsMy Pappy Was a Pistol)

Other Notables:

The Mars Volta‘s Scab Dates: After their first record, the Mars Volta followed it up with a 43-minute live “EP” loosely based (read: improvised) around the same material. Now they’re chasing March’s Frances the Mute with Scab Dates, an even lengthier live collection of material from 2003-2005 that clocks in around 70 minutes. Only two studio albums in, and already two live releases that nearly total the time of the band’s studio-recorded output? Gotta be a first.

Guided by VoicesSuitcase 2 – American Superdream Wow and Briefcase 2 – The Return of Milko Waif, Suitcase 2 Abridged: If Guided by Voices were a circus prop, they’d be one of those taxis the clowns pile out of indefinitely. Even though they broke up last year, they’ve managed to cull 100 more tracks for their fourth box (emphasis on the “Wow”). Two decades’ worth of demos, sketches and live tunes are packed into this Suitcase, including the original version of “I Am Decided,” which Kim Deal later recycled on her 1995 Amps record, Pacer. To make matters a little more frustrating, GBV are putting two exclusive tracks on Briefcase 2 – The Return of Milko Waif, Suitcase 2 Abridged, a separate set that is otherwise a distilled version of Suitcase 2. Plus there’s a vinyl version of Briefcase 2 with an exclusive cut of its own, proving that, if you are in fact trying to be a GBV completist, you’ve completely lost your mind.

Peter Gallagher‘s 7 Days in Memphis and the various-artists collection The O.C. Mix 5: So if Ryan Atwood is a fish out of water in the O.C., what does that make Sandy Cohen in Memphis? A recording artist, apparently. The reception Peter Gallagher got after barreling out a cover of a Solomon Burke number in a recent episode “The O.C.” must have been tremendous, because that’s all the actor needed to hole up in Soulsville USA for 7 Days in Memphis — and it’s all Epic Records needed to sign him. This week gets even soapier with The O.C. Mix 5, although that 12-track comp probably won’t cater to the soul crowd; it features tastemakers like Gorillaz, Stars, Phantom Planet, Shout Out Louds and Kasabain.

New Releases:

  • 501 Click – Code 501 (Sugar Water)
  • The Advantage – Elf Titled (5 Rue Christine)
  • Akron, Family and Angels of Light – Akron, Family and Angels of Light (Young God)
  • The Alchemist – 1st Infantry: The Instrumentals (Koch)
    Read: “Lloyd Banks, Game, M.O.P. Join The Alchemist’s 1st Infantry
  • Annihilator – Schizo Deluxe (Locomotive)
  • Atomic Betty – Atomic Betty (Koch)
  • AZ – A.W.O.L. – Version 1.5 (Fastlife)
  • Beastie Boys – Solid Gold Hits (Capitol)
    Read: “Beastie Boys Join Hilary, ODB’s Ranks With Greatest-Hits LP”
  • Bell Orchestre – Recording a Tape of the Colour of the Light (Rough Trade)
  • Jenny Bliss – See You Again (EP; V2)
  • Brave Combo – Holidays (Rounder)
  • The Brothas & Sistas – Woke Up This Morning: Theme From the HBO Hit Series “The Sopranos” (Passport Audio)
  • Geoffrey Burgen – “The Chronicles of Narnia” soundtrack (Silva America)
  • Kate Bush – Aerials (two CDs; Columbia)
  • Calico System – They Live (Eulogy)
  • Jeremy Camp – Live >> Unplugged >> Franklin, TN (BEC)
  • Kenny Chesney – The Road and the Radio (BNA)
  • Diane Cluck – Countless Times (Voodoo-Eros)
  • Comet Gain – City Fallen Leaves (Kill Rock Stars)
  • ConQuest – Queezy Baby (Sugar Water)
  • D4L – Down for Life (Atlantic)
  • Neil Diamond – 12 Songs (Digipak with additional tracks also available; Columbia)
  • Dogs of Winter- Cut Down to the Quick (Exotic)
  • Paul Duncan – Be Careful What You Call Home (Hometapes)
  • Fenix TX – Purple Reign in Blood – Live (Drive-Thru)
    Read: “Fenix TX’s Homage To Prince Gets Them A Cease-And-Desist Letter”
  • Filthy Thieven’ Bastards – My Pappy Was a Pistol (BYO)
  • Floetry – Flo’ Ology (Geffen)
  • Robert Fripp – Love Cannot Bear (Discipline)
  • Peter Gallagher – 7 Days in Memphis (DualDisc also available; Epic)
  • Glass Joe – Glacious (Felonious)
  • Grabs – Sex, Fashion, & Money (The Grabs Records)
  • Gris Gris – For the Season (Birdman)
  • Grizzly Bear – Horn of Plenty (with extra CD of bonus remixes; Kanine)
  • Guce – Controversial (SMC)
  • Harvey Danger – Cream and Bastards Rise (EP; Kill Rock Stars)
  • Headlights – The Enemies (EP; Polyvinyl)
  • Hella – Concentration Face/ Homeboy (with DVD; 5 Rue Christine)
  • Helloween – Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy (two CDs; SPV)
  • Il Divo – The Christmas Collection/ Il Divo (limited edition; Columbia)
  • Knut – Terraformer (Hydra Head)
  • Cyndi Lauper – The Body Acoustic (DualDisc also available; Epic)
  • Lil’ Romeo – “Romeo! TV Show (The Season)” soundtrack (Koch)
  • Limp Bizkit – Greatest Hitz (Geffen)
    Read: “Fred Durst Says Limp Bizkit Are About To Bring On The Gravy”
  • Sheek Louch – After Taxes (Koch)
  • Harry Manx – Mantras for Madmen (Dog My Cat)
  • The Mars Volta – Scab Dates (live; GSL/Strummer/Universal)
  • Marin Mazzi/ Jason Danieley – Opposite You (P.S. Classics)
  • The Mean Reds – Together at Last and This Is Our Wedding (Record Collection)
  • Mi & l’Au – Mi and l’Au (Young God)
  • The No-Neck Blues Band – Qvaris (5 Rue Christine)
  • Nonpoint – To the Pain (Beiler Bros.)
  • Novatone – Time Can’t Wait (Wax Orchard)
  • Danny Owen – The Environmental Sounds of Crawford, Texas (Koch)
  • The Pharcyde – Sold My Soul: The Remix & Rarities Collection (two CDs; The Funky Chemist)
  • The Primeridian – Da All Nighta (All Natural Inc.)
  • Purple City – Paris to Purple City (Babygrande)
  • Eros Ramazzotti – Calma Apparente (Columbia)
  • Relient K – Apathetic EP (Capitol)
  • Ruts – Rhythmic Collision, Vol. 1 (Remixes) (Echo Beach)
  • Sepultura – Live in São Paulo (two CDs; SPV)
  • So I Had to Shoot Him – Alpha Males and Popular Girls (Crucial Blast)
  • Tarantula A.D. – Book of Sand (Kemado)
  • These Glass Eyes – House of Glass (Martyr)
  • Tristeza – A Colores (Better Looking)
  • Twista – The Day After – Chopped & Screwed by Paul Wall (Atlantic)
  • Marshall Tucker Band – Carolina Christmas (Shout! Factory)
  • Tanya Tucker – Live at Billy Bob’s Texas (Image)
  • Steve Tyrell – The Songs of Sinatra (Hollywood)
  • Vandals – Shingo Japanese Remix Album (Kung-Fu)
  • Windy & Carl – The Dream House/ Dedications to Flea (with limited-edition EP; Kranky)
  • Young Buck – T.I.P. (Mass Appeal)
  • Zu Vs. Mats Gustafsson – How to Raise an Ox (Atavistic)
  • Various artists – A Quiet Revolution: 30 Years of Windham Hill (Windham Hill)
  • Various artists – Blues Guitar Women (Ruf)
  • Various artists – Gilles Peterson Digs America: Brownswood U.S.A. (Luv N Haight)
  • Various artists – Putumayo Presents: Asian Lounge (Putumayo)
  • Various artists – Stand-Ins for deciBels – A Tribute to the db’s (Paisley Pop)
  • Various artists – Thrasher Mag: Skate Rock, Vol. 12: Eat the Flag(DualDisc; Volcom)
  • Various artists – “Beauty and the Beast: Of Love and Hope” soundtrack (Rykodisc)
  • Various artists – “Cronicas” soundtrack (Palm)
  • Various artists – “Get Rich or Die Tryin’ ” soundtrack (G-Unit/Interscope)
    Read: “New 50 Music Hits Airwaves; MC Admits That He Too Was Once A Window Shopper”
  • Various artists – The O.C. Mix 5 (Warner Bros.)
  • Various artists – Smallville: The Metropolis Mix (Interscope)

Reissues & Archival Notables:

  • Johnny Cash – The Complete Sun Recordings 1955-1958 (three-CD box set; Time Life)
  • Rosanne Cash – The Very Best of Rosanne Cash (Columbia/Legacy)
  • Corm – Audio Flame Kit (Polyvinyl)
  • Crowded House – Crowded House (DualDisc; Capitol)
  • The Damned – Play It at Your Sister (three CDs; Castle/Sanctuary)
  • John Entwistle – Rigor Mortis Sets In, Smash Your Head Against the Wall and Whistle Rymes (Sanctuary)
  • Eurythmics – Ultimate Collection (Arista)
  • Fleetwood Mac – Men of the World: The Blues Years (three CDs; Sanctuary)
  • Guided by Voices – Suitcase 2 – American Superdream Wow (four CDs; Recordhead) and Briefcase 2 – The Return of Milko Waif, Suitcase 2 Abridged(two CDs; Recordhead)
  • The Highwaymen – The Road Goes on Forever (limited-edition remaster with DVD; Capitol)
  • Miranda July – 10 Million Hours in a Mile (Kill Rock Stars)
  • King Cole Trio – Transcriptions (three CDs; Blue Note)
  • Lenny Kravitz – Greatest Hits (limited tour edition with DVD; Virgin)
  • John Lennon – Live Peace in Toronto, 1969 (gold CD; Mobile Fidelity)
  • Bob Marley and the Wailers – Africa Unite: The Singles Collection (Island)
  • Maximum Joy- Unlimited 1979-1983 (Crippled Di– Hot Wax)
  • Nickelback – Silver Side Up/ Live at Home – The 25th Anniversary Series (live; special edition; Roadrunner)
  • R.E.M. – Document (DualDisc; Capitol)
  • Sonny Rollins – Essential Sonny Rollins: The RCA Years (RCA)
  • T. Rex – Dandy in the Underworld, The Slider, The T. Rex Wax Co. Singles: A’s and B’s 1972-77 and Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow EP (two CDs each; Rhino)
  • Patti Smith – Horses/Horses (two CDs; Arista)
  • Traffic – The Last Traffic Jam (DualDisc; Epic)
  • The Tragically Hip – Hipeponymous (four CDs; Universal/Fontana)
  • Venom – MMV (box set; Castle/Sanctuary)
  • Steve Winwood – About Time (DualDisc; Epic)
  • Zapp & Mr. Capone-e – Ol’ Skool Music, Vol. 1 (Thump)
  • Various artists – “The Warriors” soundtrack (A&M)

DVDs:

  • 50 Cent – “Refuse 2 Die: The Unauthorized Biography” (New Line)
  • Björk – “Medulla Videos” (Elektra)
  • Lindsey Buckingham (with special guest Stevie Nicks) – “PBS Soundstage Presents: Lindsey Buckingham Live in Concert” (Koch Vision)
  • Ray Charles – “50 Years in Music” (Image)
  • Alice Cooper – “Good to See You Again – Live 1973: The Billion Dollar Babies Tour” (Shout! Factory)
  • The Charlie Daniels Band – “The Charlie Daniels Band Live” (Koch)
  • Game – “Chronicles of the Street” (Shoot II Films)
  • Legendary Pink Dots – “A Dream Is a Dream” (live; Beta-Lactam Rin)
  • Ute Lempter – “Blood & Feathers – Live from the Café Carlyle” (Koch)
  • Limp Bizkit – “Greatest Videoz” (Geffen)
  • Bob Marley and the Wailers – “Live at the Rainbow” (Island)
  • The Offspring – “Complete Music Video Collection” (UMD Mini for PSP; Columbia)
  • The Police – “Synchronicity Concert” (A&M/Universal)
  • Sage Francis – “Life Is Easy” (Epitaph)
  • Sepultura – “Live in São Paulo” (two DVDs; Warner Bros.)
  • The Tragically Hip – “That Night in Toronto: Pierre & Franco” (Universal/Fontana)
  • UFO – “Showtime” (live; two DVDs; SPV)
  • Usher – “Truth Tour: Behind the Truth – Live in Atlanta” (available exclusively through Best Buy until February; three DVDs; Arista)
  • The Who – “Tommy and Quadrophenia Live With Special Guests” (three DVDs; Rhino)
  • Various artists – “All Access: DVD Magazine #10″ (Kraze)
  • Various artists – “Live 8: One Day, One Concert, One World – July 2nd 2005″ (four DVDs; Capitol)

Coming Attractions:

November 15:

November 22:

November 29:

  • Master P – Living Legend: Certified D-Boy (Gutter)
  • Dave Matthews Band – Weekend on the Rocks (two CDs with DVD; RCA)
  • Shakira – Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 (Columbia)