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New Releases This Week: Neil Diamond, The Bravery, Bob Seger

Now that we're past Thanksgiving, it's now officially time to think about Christmas shopping and the large amounts of holiday stress that come free with every order.  Since it's the holidays and all, this also means that the record label folks are starting to take lots of time off, which leaves the schedule of releases a bit thin.  This week does have new release fun and frolic from folks like The Bravery, R. Kelly and retrospective fun from Biz Markie and Enya, sold separately of course.  Neil Diamond celebrates the 30th anniversary of The Jazz Singer, and if you like Vladimir Horowitz, this is really your week.

While the brevity of the list below might leave you sad, a glance at release dates from previous weeks might make you smile.  And we're constantly finding stuff that we didn't even realize that it came out this year - like this Lloyd Cole rarities box set that we read about via our friends at Slicing Up Eyeballs!

Apparently when that one came out in March, we were too busy drinking green beer, or something.  Anyway, here's this week's selection of new releases.

Dig in!

The Bravery

The Bravery - Stir The Blood - also available on vinyl
Neil Diamond - The Jazz Singer - 30th Anniversary Edition (DVD)
Eagles - Box Set - All of their original releases from their self-titled debut to Eagles Live, remastered.  If you missed your shot at the limited edition box set of these titles a few years ago, apparently Rhino is giving you a second shot at owning the box.
Enya - The Very Best of Enya - For those days that you really need to hear "Orinoco Flow," this new collection has you covered.
Bryan Ferry - Best of Bryan Ferry
Vladimir Horowitz - The Complete Original Jacket Collection (70 CDs, lots of unreleased material) - How much do you love Dad?  No really - how much?  Enough to buy him a 70 CD set for his holiday gift?
R. Kelly - Untitled - These days, every time that I think of R. Kelly, I think of the hilarious Dave Chappelle skits.
Biz Markie - Diabolical! The Biz's Greatest Hits - You, you got what I neeeeeed.....
Mystery Science Theater 3000 - XVI (4 DVD boxed set)
Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter (The Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray)
Bob Seger - Early Seger Vol. 1 - 10 tracks including 5 from albums that are out of print, and 5 previously unreleased tracks.  Available exclusively online via Seger's website.  Seger fans in Michigan can pick up the album at Meijer grocery store locations.
Saturday Night Live1979-1980:   The Complete Fifth Season (7 disc set) - Musical guests include Blondie, Bob Dylan, Chicago, David Bowie, Randy Newman, The B-52's, and The Grateful Dead.
Spiritualized - Ladies & Gentleman We Are Floating In Space (Super Deluxe Edition) - Newly expanded edition adds two discs of bonus tracks
Yes - Keys to Acension (DVD) - Reissue includes Philly 1979 concert, creating a unique bargain for Yes fans that combines two of their worst ever DVD releases into one exciting package!