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Monday Music News 2014 11.3

THE LIBERTINES worked with collaborator Roger Sargent on a new visual history mini-doc that showcases archival footage and pics from Sargent’s collection, plus Libertines graffiti and video from the band’s previous reunion shows. Originally put together to be screened before the band’s recent Hyde Park headlining show last summer, the film is now available on YouTube, as a potential precursor to what might be a new Libertines album, given the fact that Pete Doherty and Carl Barat have confirmed that they’ve been writing new music together.

PAUL McCARTNEY is offering up an expanded version of his latest album, 2013’s New, just in time for the holiday season and complete with two CDs, a DVD, and a book. The DVD includes the documentary Something New, which features interviews with McCartney and his production crew, plus behind-the-scenes vids from McCartney’s video shoots for “Queenie Eye” and “Early Days” and the videos themselves. The CD, meanwhile, includes several previously unreleased tracks, plus “Struggle,” which was only available as a bonus track in Japan. New: The Collector’s Edition will be in outlets tomorrow.

The release of TAYLOR SWIFT’S latest album, 1989, is big news in the pure pop department this week, as prefaced by the single Shake It Off! Shake It Off! Hoo hoo hoo hoooooo-oooh (oop, sorry, very catchy) which Swift performed at this year’s MTV VMAs. Working with uber hitmakers like Shellback, Mark Romanek, and Max Martin, the album and its accompanying videos are Swift’s first official foray into pop, as she takes another giant step away from her Nashville roots.

PYXIS POINTS | The Script have snagged a number three on the albums chart with their latest album, No Sound Without Silence | The Ultimate Music Experience is set to hit Texas’ South Padre Island next March 19-21, with live DJ sets from David Guetta and Tiesto | Influential English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello is hitting the road March 1 for his solo Detour tour, which will bring him through a dozen U.S. cities starting in Boulder, Colorado | And Idlewild are returning after five years out of the scene with a slate of acoustic shows around the UK.   – Kristi Kates