2021 Recommended New Releases

Here’s my annual highs and lows of new vinyl titles I purchased in 2021. This year has been a bumper year especially for jazz. As I write, Beatles Get Back (50th Anniversary) boxset closes my vinyl book for 2021 but I never know if I may need to record an entry or two into the Suspense account. Registered here are the good sounding titles I would readily recommend to you should the music floats your boat. The low ones are omitted from this list. My share of bum purchases not making this list include Offspring Smash (digital), Black Sabbath deluxe Heaven and Hell (muddy) and George Harrison All Things Must Pass (woolly).

I was wondering—you know—if you could keep on,
Because the force—it—it’s got a lot of power
And it make me feel like—ah—it—it make me feel like “Oh!”

Taylor Swift – Folklore (2021, Republic Records, 00602435034881)
Collective Soul – Blood (2019, Fuzze-Flex records, FFR 0004)
Uriah Heep – Acoustically Driven (2020, Back On Black, rcv226LP)
Miles Davis – Merci Miles! Live At Vienne (2021, Rhino, 603497844623)
Koji Tamaki – Chocolate Cosmos (2021, Columbia, COJA-9407)
Jimi Hendrix – People, Hell and Angels (2013, Sony Legacy, 88765442851)
Steely Dan – North East Corridor (2021, Universal Music, B0033701-1)
House of Flying Daggers (2021, Music on Vinyl, movatm294)
Pearl Jam – MTV Unplugged (2021, Sony Music, 19075921591)
Bruce Dickinson – (2017, Sanctuary, bmgcat110dlp)
Sarah Jarosz – Build Me Up From Bones (2013, Craft Recordings, cr00380)
Genesis – The Last Domino? (2021, Universal Music, 3542867)
Sonny Clark – Cool Struttin’ (2021, Universal Music, 00602435791784)
The Crow (OST) – V.A. (2020, 603497846146, R1 82519)
Uriah Heep – The Magician’s Birthday (2021, Sanctuary, bmgcat493LP)
Herbie Hancock – Head Hunter (2021, Analog Production, APJ 084)
Faye Wong – Sky (2021, Universal, UIJY 75188)

V.A. – Nativity In Black (2020, Real Gone Music, rgm-1017)
Curtis Amy & Dupree Bolton – Katanga!
(2021, Acoustic Sounds, B0032877-01)
Patricia Barber – Cafe Blue
(2021, Impex, IMP-6035-1)
Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick The Steven Wilson Stereo Remix (2012, Chrysalis, 0825646139507)
Dire Straits – On Every Street (2021, Rhino, R1 26680)
V.A. – The United States Vs. Billie Holiday OST (2021, Warner Bros, 093624883388)
The Beatles – Let It Be (2021, Capitol, B09CRY378H)

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