In The News: Tom Waits, Franz Ferdinand, Tame Impala, They Might Be Giants, Screaming Females, Mickey Hart, Kid Rock, Rolling Stones And More

Anti- will be releasing remastered versions of all the Tom Waits albums the label has issued, starting November 10 with Bad As Me. The rest of the schedule: Real Gone, Blood Money and Alice (November 24), Glitter And Doom (December 1), Mule Variations (December 15) and Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers And Bastards (TBA 2018, with each of the three CDs released separately). Says Waits, who personally oversaw these reissues with wife/partner-in-crime Kathleen Brennan, “This restoration project could arrogantly be compared to restoring a faded tapestry, a painstaking process that requires meticulous attention to each color-faded thread. Spending months on something completed once, many years ago was necessary though cursedly laborious for us” … Franz Ferdinand is back February 9 with Always Ascending (Domino) … Tame Impala‘s Currents will be released as a collectors’ edition on November 17 by Interscope, featuring the album on red vinyl with alternate artwork, a 12-inch with two remixes, a seven-inch and flexi with three b-sides, a poster and a “zine” with artwork detailing the process of making the record … They Might Be GiantsI Like Fun is due out via Idlewild on January 19 … All At Once, the seventh album from the Screaming Females, will be released February 23 by Don Giovanni … First Aid Kit‘s Ruins—featuring guest appearance by Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Glenn Kotche (Wilco) and McKenzie Smith (Midlake)—is out January 19 via Columbia … Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart will release his 14th solo album, RAMU, on November 10 via Verve Forecast, featuring guest appearances from the likes of Avey Tare (Animal Collective) and Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident) as well as recordings from Jerry Garcia and Babatunde Olatunji and unreleased field recordings by Alan Lomax … Former Boo Radleys frontman Martin Carr has released New Shapes Of Life via Tapete … Wolves, Story Of The Year‘s first album since 2010, is out December 8 … On February 9, Bloodshot will issue Ruby BootsDon’t Talk About It, with the Texas Gentlemen acting as Boots’ backing band … Pete Tong With The Heritage Orchestra‘s Ibiza Classics is out December 1 via UMe … Out now is Kid Rock‘s Sweet Southern Sugar, his first album recorded in Nashville … Engelbert Humperdinck celebrates half a century in showbiz with The Man I Want To Be (OK! Good), a love letter to his wife who’s suffering from Alzheimer’s, out November 24 … Five Finger Death Punch will release greatest-hits album A Decade Of Destruction on December 1 and a new studio LP in the spring (both via Prospect Park) … Verve/UMe has reissued All Day Thumbsucker Revisited, a 1995 anthology documenting the music released by the Blue Thumb label from 1968 to 1978, as a 32-track CD set; it features Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band, Sun Ra, Love, Leon Russell, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks, Ike & Tina Turner and more … On December 1, Polydor/UMe will issue The Rolling Stones: On Air, a collection of radio recordings from 1963-1965 by the Rolling Stones; it will be available as a single CD, double CD, vinyl LP and on limited-edition colored vinyl … More vinyl fever: The Crazy Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available on vinyl for the first time as a 23-track double LP with the songs sequenced in their original running order; it’s out December 15 courtesy of New West … All seven of Otis Redding‘s studio albums—1964’s Pain In My Heart, The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads and Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul (both 1965), The Soul Album and Complete And Unbelievable…The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul (both 1966), 1967’s King & Queen: Otis Redding & Carla Thomas and 1968’s The Dock Of The Bay—will be available in their original mono mixes as The Definitive Studio Albums Collection vinyl-only boxed set, out December 15 on Rhino … Lionel Richie‘s Lionel Richie, Can’t Slow Down and Dancing On The Ceiling will be reissued on vinyl via Motown/UMe on December 8 … Be kind, rewind: Richard Thompson‘s Live At Rockpalast features performances from 1983 and 1984 and is available as a two-DVD (and three-CD) set November 3 on MVD … Also on MVD (on November 24) is Who Is Lydia Loveless?, a documentary that hopefully answers that question about the great Lydia Loveless directed by Gorman Bechard (Replacements, Archers Of Loaf, Grant Hart).