This Week's New Albums: December 7th 2018
Anderson .Paak, The Carpenters and Van Morrison are amongst this week's new albums at hmv...
Anderson .Paak - Oxnard
Aftermath/12 Tone Music
The eccentric hip-hop star unveils his third full-length effort this month, an album that sees him working with super producer Dr. Dre.
Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Pusha T, J. Cole and Q-Tip are among the guests on the album, which .Paak has billed as the final instalment of his 'Beach Trilogy' of LPs.
The Carpenters - With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Royal Philharmonic add their orchestral touch to a string of The Carpenters' biggest hits, including 'We've Only Just Begin', 'This Masquerade' and '(They Long to Be) Close to You'.
Van Morrison - The Prophet Speaks
The veteran troubadour returns with his 40th studio album this week.
The album contains six originals and eight covers, with the 'Brown Eyed Girl' singer putting his own spin on tracks from Sam Cooke, John Lee Hooker, Solomon Burke and more.
Various Artists - Mary Poppins Returns
The beloved Mary Poppins returns, 54 years after she first graced the big screen, on December 14th, but the soundtrack arrives a week earlier.
Marc Shaiman, best known for his work on Hairspray, has written the songs, which include nods to the songs from the first film, including 'A Spoonful of Sugar' and 'The Perfect Nanny'.
Brett Young - Ticket to L.A.
The rising country star drops his second studio album this week, following up his hit self-titled debut LP.
Gavin DeGraw guests on the album, while Lady Antebellum man Charles Kelley, key Keith Urban collaborator Ross Copperman and The Shires/Dan + Shay man Jimmy Robbins are among the production talent.
Andre Rieu - Romantic Moments II
The Dutch violinist and conductor returns with a brand new collection, this time taking on ballads, hits from blockbuster movies and smooth classics.
Among the tracks included are 'Amazing Grace' and cuts from Fiddler On The Roof and The Sound Of Music.