December 8, 2017

This Week's New Albums: December 8th 2017
by James

by James Forryan

hmv London; 08/12/2017


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This Week's New Albums: December 8th 2017

A new live album from Barbra Streisand and the soundtrack from The Greatest Showman are among this week's new albums at hmv...

The Music... The Mem'ries... The Magic!: Live in Concert

Barbra Streisand - The Music... The Mem'ries... The Magic!: Live in Concert

Sony Music CMG

The veteran American singer releases a new live album today, recorded during a series of 14 shows in 13 cities as part of a 2016 tour featured in a Netflix special released in November this year. The album contains a career-spanning set featuring 19 tracks, while a deluxe addition includes 27 songs and a range of guest appearances from the likes of Jamie Foxx and Anthony Newley.

The Greatest Showman

Various Artists - The Greatest Showman OST


The soundtrack for Michael Gracey's brand new musical starring Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum arrives in stores this week ahead of the film's release in UK cinemas on December 26th. The album features 11 original songs from the film written by John Debney, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Joseph Trapanese, performed by the film's cast including Jackman, Zac Efron and Zendaya.

Cry Your Heart Out

Vadé – Cry Your Heart Out

Decca Records

Fresh from their show-stopping performances that saw them named the winners of Sky One's Sing: Ultimate A Cappella, British five-piece vocal harmony group Vadé release their album Cry Your Heart Out today. The album features 10 tracks including the group's a cappella renditions of Seal's 'Kiss from a Rose', Sam Cooke's 'A Change is Gonna Come' and Tears for Fears' 'Sowing the Seeds of Love'.

The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club - Volume 5

Various Artists: Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Vol. 5


The Red Dwarf actor and DJ releases the fifth compilation of the finest tunes from his BBC 6Music radio show this week, with the latest volume including tracks from the likes of Charles Bradley, The Traffic, Carleen Anderson and Lack of Afro, among many others.

Goin' Platinum

Robert Finley – Goin' Platinum


The veteran singer and guitarist serves up another helping of blues and soul this week on the follow-up to his 2016 comeback album Age Don't Mean a Thing. New album Goin' Platinum follows his collaboration with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach on the soundtrack for Murder Ballads and features 10 new brand new songs.

Thanks for Listening

Chris Thile – Thanks for Listening


Nickel Creek's Grammy-winning mandolin master Chris Thile releases his seventh solo album today, featuring 10 brand new songs and released on Nonesuch Records.

What Makes You Country

Luke Bryan – What Makes You Country

Decca Records

The country singer from Nashville releases his sixth album this week, following up his 2015 album Kill the Lights with with 15 brand new tunes.


Walker Hayes – Boom

Sony Music CMG

The Alabama-born country singer releases the follow-up to his 2011 debut Reason to Rhyme this week, with new album Boom set to arrive on the shelves in stores today.