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Monthly Archive for January, 2009

Check Our Catalog “On Nobody Left to Crown, his 30th album of new material, Havens interprets the Who, Peter, Paul & Mary,and Jackson Browne, but the majority of the tunes are his own, and they stand proudly alongside the covers. The music here is quiet, acoustic, and downbeat, with Havens sounding cautiously optimistic as he [...]

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Paul Young: Hit Collection

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Joan Osborne: Breakfast in Bed

Check Our Catalog “Finally, Joan Osborne has come to her senses and recorded a soul record. Osborne splits the album between soul classics and self-penned tunes in the vernacular of that music. Osborne has developed into a great modern soul songwriter in the grand tradition. This is her best overall recording, and is highly recommended [...]

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Check Our Catalog “’The debut album from singer-songwriter sensation, James Morrison. Taking a bluesier, more soulful route than some of his contemporaries, Morrison has drawn on elements of his troubled upbringing to produce an album that has real depth emotionally and musically.”—Amazon.com.

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Murder by Death: Red of Tooth and Claw

Check Our Catalog “The band’s combination of a taut, tense, elegant delivery and poetic lyrics breathes life into each of Red of Tooth and Claw’s songs. Red of Tooth and Claw isn’t a departure for Murder by Death, but their ability to keep their sound fresh and vibrant speaks well of their musical abilities.”—All Music [...]

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Jenny Scheinman: Jenny Scheinman

Check Our Catalog “Violinist, songwriter, and composer and Jenny Scheinman’s self-titled offering has been affectionately dubbed “the vocal album” by fans; it’s her first to feature her voice up front. This is a work of uncommon beauty and depth: sad, graceful, and passionate.”—All Music Guide

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Il Divo: The Promise

Check Our Catalog “Il Divo are back refreshed, reinvigorated and ready to remind the world in 2008 just what they have been missing. Four of the greatest operatic voices in the world come together again to create their unique signature sound to re-interpret popular romantic songs. Il Divo have become an international sensation bringing the [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Those who thought Taylor Swift was a big deal after the release of her first record should be prepared: She’s about to get way bigger. Though they’re written by a teenager, Swift’s songs have broad appeal, and therein lies the genius and accessibility of her second effort.”—Billboard Magazine

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Check Our Catalog “Gary Allan has long been the go-to guy for intelligent, edgy country music, informed by the sweaty honky-tonk of the stop-and-sock joints of Bakersfield, CA, and the angry rock & roll of seedy L.A.”

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Check Our Catalog “Boyz II Men, who rose to stardom in the ’90s with their signature “Motown Philly” harmonies, pay homage to Motown pioneers Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops, the Commodores, and others.”—Barnes & Noble

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Seal: System

Check Our Catalog “Superstar Seal returns to his roots in beat-heavy dance music with System. Fans of such groundbreaking tracks as “Killer” and “Crazy” will be salivating over the long-awaited release, which pairs the vocalist with producer Stuart Price, who oversaw Madonna’s electrifying Confessions on a Dance Floort. Together, the intercontinental pair piece together a [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Béla Fleck, often considered the premiere banjo player in the world, has made a name for himself as a virtuoso instrumentalist unbounded by genre. His band The Flecktones are equally talented and adventurous as Fleck himself, and together they have made a string of critically acclaimed albums that combine bluegrass, jazz, funk [...]

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Frank Tiberi: 4 Brothers 7

Check Our Catalog “The famous four-sax sound of Woody Herman’s Second Herd, also known as the Four Brothers Band, is honored on this new recording by tenor saxophonist and Herman alumni Frank Tiberi with Larry McKenna, John Nugent, and Mike Brignola. Extensive liner notes by noted jazz author Dr. Herb Wong.”—Amazon.com

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Check Our Catalog Provides all the pomp and pageantry you’ll need for your special day. Play at your ceremony or use as a reference for your wedding day musicians.

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Check Our Catalog Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Vivaldi…all the great composers will entertain and delight your wedding guests.

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T-Pain: Thr33 Ringz

Check Our Catalog “On Thr33 Ringz, more than ever, that robotic voice is just part of an effort to reconcile cold technology and warm soul.”—Entertainment Weekly “The king of ring tones, and czar of gimmick hits, follows up his last smash with more singles-chart bait.”—New York Daily News

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Check Our Catalog “Pop Levi completely explodes the already-tired consensus of rock music, with equal parts psychedelia and glam, as he carries you on a wave of jagged guitar riffs, rumbling drums, fuzzed up bass and his unique vocals. Call it astral projection if you like, but Pop Levi is going to be a star.”—Amazon.com

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Trace Adkins: X (Ten)

Check Our Catalog “If one wants to really hear the gifts that Adkins is endowed with as a vocalist, one that can reach people in the marrow of where they live, toss away the hits and listen to the rest.”—All Music Guides

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Brad Paisley: Play

Check Our Catalog “Brad Paisley won his first Grammy Award in 2008 for Best Country Instrumental Performance and he is believes in ‘more music, less talk’ with his 2008 album, Play, which promises to increase axes across the board, alongside some of the guitar world’s great heroes. Featuring guest vocal and musical collaborations with B.B. [...]

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Kanye West: 808s & Heartbreak

Check Our Catalog “Kanye West doesn’t rap on his fourth album, 808s And Heartbreak. Instead, according to MTV, the unpredictable hip-hop star sings on most of the album employing autotune and vocoder effects a la T-Pain. His beats are also noticeably more stripped down and rock influenced.”—Barnes & Noble

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