Albums Released This Week (February 26 – March 4)

Albums Released This Week (February 26 – March 4)

Here’s a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):

February 26

Eric Andersen —— Today Is The Highway ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
The Beatles —— Hey Jude/The Beatles Again ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Anne Murray —— Straight, Clean And Simple ► Country-Pop >> 1971
Judas Priest —— Point Of Entry ► Heavy Metal >> 1981
Thompson Twins —— Set ► Post-Punk Dance-Pop >> 1982
Grand Funk Railroad —— Capitol Collectors Series ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Great White —— Hooked ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Billy Idol —— Billy Idol: VH1 Storytellers ► Hard Rock >> 2002
Norah Jones —— Come Away With Me ► Jazz-Pop Vocals >> 2002
Roy Buchanan —— Before And After ► Blues-Rock >> 2003
10,000 Maniacs —— Music From The Motion Picture ► Folk-Rock >> 2013
Bonnie Raitt —— Dig In Deep ► Blues-Rock >> 2016

February 27

Aretha Franklin —— Aretha (With The Ray Bryant Combo) ► Soul >> 1961
Elvis Presley —— How Great Thou Art ► Southern Gospel >> 1967
Blue Öyster Cult —— On Your Feet Or On Your Knees ► Metal >> 1975
Yes —— Yesterdays ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Village People —— Macho Man ► Disco >> 1978
Desparate Bicycles —— Remorse Code ► Post-Punk/Psych Rock >> 1979
Dead Can Dance —— Dead Can Dance ► Post-Punk/Goth Rock >> 1984
XTC —— Oranges And Lemons ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1989
Bruce Dickinson —— Alive In Studio A ► Heavy Metal >> 1995
PJ Harvey —— To Bring You My Love ► Indie Rock >> 1995
Neil Young —— Dead Man ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Babble —— Ether ► Electro Dance-Pop >> 1996
America —— Greatest Hits Live ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
The Band —— High On The Hog ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Triumph —— King Biscuit Flower Hour (In Concert) ► Arena Rock >> 1996
Frank Zappa —— The Lost Episodes ► Prog rock/Jazz Fusion >> 1996
Curtis Mayfield —— People Get Ready: The Curtis Mayfield Story ► Soul/Funk >> 1996
Bad Religion —— The Gray Race ► Punk Rock >> 1997
CKY —— Volume 1 ► Alt. Rock/Alt. Metal >> 1999
Dave Matthews Band —— Everyday ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2001
Cheap Trick —— Silver ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 2001
Tears For Fears —— Secret World – Live In Paris ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2006

February 28

The Miracles —— The Fabulous Miracles ► Soul – Motown >> 1963
Sam Cooke —— Mr. Soul ► Soul >> 1963
Van Morrison —— Moondance ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Styx —— Kilroy Was Here ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1983
The Ramones —— Subterranean Jungle ► Punk-Rock >> 1983
U2 —— War ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
“Weird Al” Yankovic —— In 3-D ► Comedy/Parody >> 1984
Queen —— The Works ► Glam Rock >> 1984
Various Artists —— Pretty In Pink [Sndtrk] ► Post-Punk New Wave >> 1986
Indigo Girls —— Indigo Girls ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Eric Johnson —— Ah Via Musicom ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
Little River Band —— Get Lucky ► Soft Rock >> 1990
Yoko Ono —— Onobox ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1992
Bruce Springsteen —— Greatest Hits ► Heartland Rock >> 1995
Harry Nilsson —— Personal Bast: The Harry Nilsson Anthology ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
Steve Earle —— Train A Comin’ ► Alt. Country >> 1995
Del Amitri —— Twisted ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
Oasis —— Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 2000
AC/DC —— Stiff Upper Lip ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Bob Dylan —— Live 1961-2000: Thirty-Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances ► Folk-Rock >> 2001
Judas Priest —— Angel Of Retribution ► Heavy Metal >> 2005
The Rolling Stones —— Singles 1968-1971 ► Blues-Rock >> 2005
Talking Heads —— Bonus Rarities And Outtakes ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 2006
Bruce Springsteen —— Hammersmith Odeon, London ’75 ► Heartland Rock >> 2006
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— My Flame Burns Blue ► Orchestral Jazz >> 2006

February 29

Olivia Newton-John —— Come On Over ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
The Fall —— The Frenz Experiment ► Post-Punk >> 1988
The Clash —— The Story Of The Clash, Volume 1 ► Punk >> 1988
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— BTNHResurrection ► Gangsta Rap >> 2000
BloodHound Gang —— Hooray For Boobies ► Post-Punk Alt Metal >> 2000
The Black Crowes —— Live At The Greek ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Steely Dan —— Two Against Nature ► Jazz-Rock >> 2000

March 01

Sam Cooke —— Ain’t That Good News ► Soul >> 1964
Elvis Presley —— Girl Happy ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1965
Golden Earring —— Miracle Mirror ► Hard Rock >> 1968
The Rascals —— Search And Nearness ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1971
Camel —— Mirage ► Prog Rock >> 1974
Rush —— Rush ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Jeff Beck —— Blow By Blow ► Instrumental Rock/Fusion >> 1975
Max Webster —— High Class In Borrowed Shoes ► Hard Rock >> 1977
The Hollies —— A Crazy Steal ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Roxy Music —— Manifesto ► Prog Rock >> 1979
Elton John —— Lady Samantha ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Neil Young —— Where The Buffalo Roam [Sndtrk] ► Folk-Rock >> 1980
Robert Hunter —— Liberty ► Country-Rock >> 1988
Toto —— The Seventh One ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Ocean Colour Scene —— Ocean Colour Scene ► Brit Pop >> 1992
Cranberries —— Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1993
Beck —— Mellow Gold ► Alt Rock >> 1994
DK Jamz —— The Original Donkey Kong Country Soundtrack ► Atmospheric Ambient >> 1995
Tonic —— Live And Enhanced ► Alt/Roots Rock >> 1999
Kathleen Edwards —— Back To Me ► Alt Country-Rock >> 2005
Cher —— Gold ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Jack Johnson —— In Between Dreams ► AA Folk-Rock >> 2005
Lucinda Williams —— Blessed ► Alt. Country >> 2011
Rhye —— Woman ► Downtempo Pop >> 2013

March 02

The Doobie Brothers —— The Captain And Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Steely Dan —— Pretzel Logic ► Jazz-Rock >> 1974
Bananarama —— Deep Sea Skiving ► New Wave Dance-Pop >> 1983
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Through The Looking Glass ► Post-Punk Alt Rock >> 1987
Tears For Fears —— Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82-92) ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1992
Steve Earle —— Essential Steve Earle ► Alt. Country >> 1993
Dimmu Borgir —— Spiritual Black Dimensions ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1999
Cheap Trick —— The Essential Cheap Trick ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 2004
John Hiatt —— The Open Road ► Roots Rock >> 2010

March 03

The Walker Brothers —— Images ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Laura Nyro —— Eli And The Thirteenth Confession ► Soft Rock >> 1968
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Black Magic ► Soul – Motown >> 1972
Gary Glitter —— Glitter ► Glam Rock >> 1972
Stevie Wonder —— Music Of My Mind ► Pop-R&B >> 1972
Bad Company —— Burnin’ Sky ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Patti Smith —— Easter ► New Wave Punk-Rock >> 1978
Frank Zappa —— Zappa in New York ► Art Rock >> 1978
Frank Zappa —— Sheik Yerbouti ► Art Rock >> 1979
Metallica —— Master Of Puppets ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
The Firm —— Mean Business ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Boogie Down Productions —— Criminal Minded ► East Coast Rap >> 1987
De La Soul —— 3 Feet High And Rising ► Hip-Hop >> 1989
Triumph —— Classics ► Arena Rock >> 1989
The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy —— Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury ► Alt Hip-Hop >> 1992
David Byrne —— Uh-Oh ► Prog Rock >> 1992
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Boatman’s Call ► Alt Rock >> 1997
Apollo 440 —— Electro Glide In Blue ► Electronic >> 1997
U2 —— Pop ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1997
Madonna —— Ray Of Light ► Dance-Pop >> 1998
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! ► Alt Rock >> 2008
The Black Crowes —— Warpaint ► Southern Rock >> 2008
U2 —— No Line On The Horizon ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2009

March 04

Gene Vincent —— Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps ► Rock n Roll >> 1957
ABBA —— Waterloo ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
The Police —— Live At Zellerbach ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1979
The Beatles —— Rarities ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Wang Chung —— Huang Chung ► New Wave/Dance-Pop >> 1982
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Dazzle Ships ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1983
Thin Lizzy —— Thunder And Lightning ► Hard Rock >> 1983
Spandau Ballet —— True ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1983
Cocteau Twins —— Aikea-Guinea [EP] ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
Julian Cope —— Peggy Suicide ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1991
The Auteurs —— After Murder Park ► Glam Rock >> 1996
Mike + The Mechanics —— Hits ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 1996
Evanescence —— Fallen ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal >> 2003
Procol Harum —— The Well’s On Fire ► Prog Rock >> 2003
Kathleen Edwards —— Asking For Flowers ► Alt Country-Rock >> 2008
Jackson Browne —— Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2 ► Folk-Rock >> 2008
The 1975 —— Music For Cars [EP] ► Dream Pop >> 2013

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  • TGBII
    Posted at 08:10h, 02 March Reply

    You don’t have Dark Side of the Moon on March 1.

    • Dr. Rock
      Posted at 11:59h, 02 March Reply

      Hello, TGBII:

      Dark Side Of The Moon is another situation where there is little apparent agreement on its release date. Of my usually reliable sources, Wikipedia says March 1 (only), 45Cat says March 10 (U.S.) and March 24 (U.K.), Spinditty says March 10 (only), and Allmusic and Discogs have the year only.

      I have it in my database as March 17 (U.S.) and March 24 (U.K.). Those are the official dates from Capitol Records, as reported on Floydianslip.com. They can also be found on several other rock music websites.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

      • TGBII
        Posted at 12:04h, 02 March Reply

        Awesome! Thank you. Another I saw was “Diamond Life” from Sade listed as last week when several sites had it listed as sometime in July. It’s funny how the sources are all screwed up. I hate when that happens. Thanks for doing what you do. I use it for my Instagram posts if I have the album on vinyl. I appreciate you taking the time.

        • Dr. Rock
          Posted at 23:07h, 03 March Reply

          Yeah, another problem child. Wikipedia says 7/16/84 in UK and 2/25/85 in US. My other usual sources are year-only.

          What do you find on which sites?

          Dr. Rock

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