33 1/3 announces forthcoming titles, Miles Davis hangs tough with New Kids on the Block

33 1/3 announces forthcoming titles, Miles Davis hangs tough with New Kids on the Block

Well, we’re here. We’ve finally made it to a time where Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew can get mentioned in the same breath as New Kids on the Block’s Hangin’ Tough and the Super Mario Bros. score. I like to imagine Miles hanging out with Jordan Knight, discussing ways to arrange “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)” for trumpet, while Joey McIntyre and Donnie Wahlberg argue over how to reach Princess Toadstool in the background. Isn’t 2014 wonderful?

This fantasy scenario (which concludes with Jordan tearfully handing over a bottle of his favorite hair gel to Miles and Donnie throwing down his controller in anger as Bowser defeats him) is made possible by the 33 1/3 series from Bloomsbury, which has previously brought you in-depth critical analysis of everything from Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love to Andrew W.K.’s I Get Wet. The powers that be recently finished unveiling 14 new titles that will be added to the 33 1/3 lineup, including Donny Hathaway’s Donny Hathaway Live, Sleater-Kinney’s Dig Me Out, and Daniel Johnston’s Hi, How Are You — plus the above-mentioned Bitches Brew, Hangin’ Tough, and the Super Mario Bros. score by Koji Kondo.

As for bands that already frequently get mentioned in the same sentence, both the Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead and Phish’s A Live One will get the 33 1/3 treatment in the fall of 2015.

Check out the complete list of newly announced titles here.

• 33 1/3: http://333sound.com

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