This one's less than twenty-four hours old, and, the first Karl Schmidt Verlag release of 2011!
As ever, KSV is your fresh kill resource.
KSV 137 Tom Smith & Blue Sabbath Black Fiji - Silvester Konzert (2xCD)
More on this and the flotilla from the 31st in the next KSV-themed post. Pricing, shipping targets, availability window, etc.
Regarding the Best of 2011 list: still pondering. Anyone who opined that 2010 was a shit year for music really didn't know what the fuck they were yammering on about. Amazing sounds were falling from the skies at regular intervals. If you were looking down, however... I have front-runners in mind, but I want to review them again before issuing a fatwa.
Hope everyone had a great holiday. Mine was exceptionally fine, and I barely broke a sweat in the process...