New Releases: My Chemical Romance, John Legend, Walkmen, Sparta & More

Also due Tuesday: Bright Eyes, Converge, Jibbs; soundtracks to 'Saw III,' 'Nightmare Before Christmas.'

Join the Black Parade: By now you probably know about My Chemical Romance, their new LP The Black Parade and the saga it consists of, which revolves around a central character called the Patient. If this is enough to get you marching to the record store, be sure to look out for the limited-edition box-set version of the release. It comes in an 11-by-6-inch skinny container, debossed and wrapped in black velveteen. Inside you’ll find a 64-page paperback with singer Gerard Way’s drawings, making-of-the-album notes and more. Take that, bonus DVDs.

Watch (“My Chemical Romance Unveil Black Parade Track List, Album Art”

  • Roger O’Donnell – The Truth in Me (Great Society)
  • Partyline – Zombie Terrorist (Retard Disco)
  • Kelly Price – This Is Who I Am (Gospocentric)
  • Ratos de Porão – Homem Inimigo Do Homem (Alternative Tentacles)
  • Rachael Ray – How Cool Is That Christmas (Epic)
  • Brian Setzer – 13 (Surfdog)
  • Shareefa – Point of No Return (Def Jam)
  • Pal Shazar – The Morning After (Funzalo)
  • Skid Row – Revolutions Per Minute (Steamhammer)
  • Skygreen Leopards – Disciples of California (Jagjaguwar)
  • Slumber Party Girls – Dance Revolution (Geffen)
  • Smile Empty Soul – Vultures (Bieler Bros.)
  • Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Broom (Polyvinyl)
  • Sparta – Threes (Hollywood)
    Read: “Sparta Return With New LP, Outlook, Tour — And No Need For ’Hipster Points’ “
  • Paul Stanley – Live to Win (New Door)
  • Street Dogs – Fading American Dream (with DVD; Brass Tracks/ DRT)
  • Taylor Swift – Taylor Swift (Big Machine)
  • Carl Tanner – Hear the Angel Voices (TMG)
  • TM Juke – Forward (Ubiquity/ Tru Thoughts)
  • Totimoshi – Ladrón (Crucial Blast)
  • Under Byen – Samme Stof Som Stof (Paper Bag)
  • Vains of Jenna – Lit Up/ Let Down (Filthy Note)
  • Various – The World Is Gone (XL)
  • Andreas Vollenweider featuring Carly Simon – Midnight Clear (Denon)
  • Peter Walker – A Raga for Peter Walker (digipak; Tompkins Square)
  • The Walkmen – Pussy Cats Starring the Walkmen (Record Collection)
  • Wee Hairy Beasties – Animal Crackers (Bloodshot)
  • Whitey – The Light at the End of the Tunnel Is a Train (Dim Mak)
  • Winger – IV (Frontiers)
  • Zebrahead – Broadcast to the World (Icon)
  • Various artists – Butchering the Beatles: A Headbashing Tribute (Restless)
  • Various artists – Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook, Volume 1 (Old Town School)
  • Various artists – Six the Hard Way (Heartbeat)
  • Various artists – “Hannah Montana” soundtrack (with DVD; Disney)
  • Various artists – “Masters of Horror II” soundtrack (Downtown)
  • Various artists – “The Nightmare Before Christmas” soundtrack (special two-CD edition; Disney)
    Read: “Fall Out Boy, Panic, Marilyn Manson Add To New ’Nightmare Before Christmas’ Soundtrack”
  • Various artists – “Saw III” soundtrack (Warcon)
  • Notable Reissues and Archival Material:

    • 2 Live Jews – Christmas Jews (Empire Musicwerks)
    • Angel – Live Without a Net (Polygram)
    • Atari Teenage Riot – Atari Teenage Riot: 1992-2000 (Digital Hardcore)
    • Biz Markie – Make the Music With Your Mouth, Biz (Traffic)
    • Bright Eyes – Noise Floor (Rarities: 1998-2005) (Saddle Creek)
    • Ray Brown – The Best of the Ray Brown Trio 1977-2000 (two CDs; Concord)
    • Climax Blues Band – Sense of Direction (Fuel)
    • John Coltrane – Gold (Hip-O)
    • Def Leppard – Hysteria (two-CD deluxe edition; Island)
    • John Denver – Annie’s Song: A Collection of His Finest Recordings (two CDs; Music Club Deluxe)
    • The Derailers – The Derailers Retrospective (Varèse Sarabande)
    • The Flaming Lips – At War With the Mystics (limited-edition version with DVD; Warner Bros.)
    • Ben Folds – Supersunnyspeedgraphic, the LP (Epic)
    • Jim Hall – Hallmarks: The Best of Jim Hall (two CDs; Concord)
    • Hoodoo Gurus – Stoneage Romeos (Hoodoo Gurus)
    • Greg Howe – Collection: The Shrapnel Years Collection (Shrapnel)
    • Moby – Go: The Very Best of Moby (V2)
    • MxPx – Let’s Rock: Rarities (Side One Dummy)
    • The Number 12 Looks Like You – Put on Your Rosy Red Glasses (enhanced; ECA)
    • Andy Partridge – The Official Andy Partridge Fuzzy Warbles Collector’s Album (nine-CD box set; Ape House)
    • Saxon – An Introduction to Saxon (Fuel)
    • Duncan Sheik – Brighter/Later: A Duncan Sheik Anthology (two CDs; Rhino)
    • Soul Men – Their Greatest Hits (Fuel)
    • (Varèse Sarabande)

    • Cat Stevens – On the Road to Find Out (four-CD box set; A&M)
    • Don Walser and the Pure Texas Band – Texas Legend
    • Lucinda Williams – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (two-CD deluxe edition; Mercury)
    • Frank Zappa – Trance-Fusion (Zappa)
    • Various artists – The Harry Smith Project: The Anthology of American Folk Music Revisited (box set with two CDs and two DVDs; Shout! Factory)
    • Various artists – Jazz in Paris Remixed (with DVD; Fontana)
    • Various artists – The Mistletoe Lounge (Brash)
    • Various artists – Six the Hard Way (Heartbeat)

    Music DVDs:

    • Children of Bodom – “Chaos Ridden Years: Stockholm Knockout Live” (Spinefarm)
    • Hoodoo Gurus – “Tunnel Vision” (Hoodoo Gurus)
    • Waylon Jennings – “Nashville Rebel” (RCA)
    • Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation – “Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation” (Rounder/Zöe)
    • Rick Springfield – “Live in Rockford” (Gomer)
    • Jeff Tweedy – “Sunken Treasure: Live in the Pacific Northwest” (Nonesuch)

    Coming Attractions:

    October 31:

    November 7:

    • James Blunt – Back to Bedlam (limited-edition version with bonus CD; Atlantic)
    • Foo Fighters – Skin and Bones (RCA)
    • Jim Jones – Hustler’s P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment) (Koch)
    • Dave Matthews Band – The Best of What’s Around, Vol. 1 (two CDs; RCA)
    • Old Dirty Bastard – A Son Unique (Def Jam)

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