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Amazon Says: American Idol's Season 11 finalist Colton Dixon's powerful and iconic voice quickly earned him a loyal and enthusiastic fan following among the shows 20 million viewers that k more...
Amazon Says: American Idol's Season 11 finalist Colton Dixon's powerful and iconic voice quickly earned him a loyal and enthusiastic fan following among the shows 20 million viewers that kept him from placing in the bottom three until his last week in the competition. Following a shocking early elimination, Colton hit the road with the other Idol finalists for the American Idol LIVE! Tour, where he performed in front of over 360,000 fans across the country. Colton s musical journey has been a long time in the making, beginning with piano lessons at 7 years old. A lifelong fan of Christian music, Colton remembers his first concert at age 13 performing 'I Can Only Imagine' by MercyMe. That's when he knew he had found his calling. With a humble spirit, Colton answers the call, to be a messenger for a purpose greater than himself. His debut album carries that message of hope and God s unyielding love to a massive audience eager to hear it. less...
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Amazon Says: From 1987, A Momentary Lapse of Reason is the first album featuring the later 3 piece line-up of David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. The new Discovery version prese more...
Amazon Says: From 1987, A Momentary Lapse of Reason is the first album featuring the later 3 piece line-up of David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. The new Discovery version presents the original studio album, digitally remastered by James Guthrie and reissued with newly designed Digipak and a new 12 page booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson.   The ‘Discovery’ collection: 14 Remastered Studio Albums Since 1967 Pink Floyd have produced one of the most outstanding and enduring catalogues in the history of recorded music. All 14 original Studio albums have now been painstakingly digitally remastered by James Guthrie (co-producer of The Wall), and are reissued with newly crafted packaging and booklets created by the band’s long-time artwork collaborator Storm Thorgerson. ‘Discovery’ albums are designed as an introduction to the artist, with all booklets including full album lyrics. less...
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Amazon Says: Over 30 years after creating some of the biggest hits in R&B together, Jeffrey Osborne and George Duke have reunited, taking on classic love songs and pop standards in A Time more...
Amazon Says: Over 30 years after creating some of the biggest hits in R&B together, Jeffrey Osborne and George Duke have reunited, taking on classic love songs and pop standards in A Time For Love. Released for Valentine's Day 2013, the CD pairs the Grammy-nominated and platinum-selling artist with George Duke, one of the greatest jazz and R&B producers of all time, to create a collection of beloved songs updated with incredible arrangements and Osborne's signature baritone. His trademark smooth, romantic vocals breathe new life into these timeless classics. Listeners will be charmed by the clever arrangements on standards like "What A Wonderful World, " "Smile, " "Nature Boy, " "My One and Only Love" and Osborne's duet with Chaka Khan, "Baby, It's Cold Outside. " Both sentimental and tender, the 12 tracks on A Time For Love will light a fire when the lights are low -- it's the ideal album for an enchanted Valentine's Day or any time you want to set a special mood. less...
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Amazon Says: With deceptively pretty arrangements that echo filigreed late-sixties folk-pop and an easygoing rapport between singers, this duets collaboration between Adam Green and Binki more...
Amazon Says: With deceptively pretty arrangements that echo filigreed late-sixties folk-pop and an easygoing rapport between singers, this duets collaboration between Adam Green and Binki Shapiro takes just one listen to enchant. Both artists are notable figures among indie-pop fans, cherished for their off-kilter sensibility (him) and elegantly quirky style (her). Green came onto the New York City anti-folk scene with his band The Moldy Peaches, enjoying belated mainstream success via their song on the Grammy-winning soundtrack to the hit film, Juno. Shapiro is recognized by her video collaborations with Beck, and her presence in Little Joy, a, breezy Brazilian-accented Los Angeles trio formed with Fabrizio Moretti of the Strokes and Rodrigo Amarante of Los Hermanos. Adam and Binki s self-titled debut album features sweetly melancholic lyrics, candidly addressing betrayal and incipient heartbreak, yet encased in the most gentle and melodic of vocals. less...
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Amazon Says: Atoms for Peace is Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich, Mauro Refosco, Joey Waronker, and Flea. They came together by playing in support of Thom's Grammy nominated album The Eraser. The more...
Amazon Says: Atoms for Peace is Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich, Mauro Refosco, Joey Waronker, and Flea. They came together by playing in support of Thom's Grammy nominated album The Eraser. The got a big buzz from those shows and discovered loads of energy from transforming the music from electronic to live, so they carried on for a few days in the studio and decided to make it a loose, on-going thing… since everyone in the band has a day job as well. less...
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Amazon Says: 2013 collection of remixed tracks from Bj”rk's critically-lauded 2011 album Biophilia. Bastards includes some of the remixes released in an eight-part series earlier this ye more...
Amazon Says: 2013 collection of remixed tracks from Bj”rk's critically-lauded 2011 album Biophilia. Bastards includes some of the remixes released in an eight-part series earlier this year, remastered for this album by Grammy-nominee Mandy Parnell, and features collaborations with Current Value, Death Grips, Hudson Mohawke, Alva Noto, Matthew Herbert, Omar Souleyman, 16-bit, These New Puritans, and The Slips. Bj”rk also worked with her sound engineer Curver Thoroddsen to isolate a specific chapter of Matthew Herbert's Sacrifice' remix on the Pins & Needles' Mix found on the album. less...
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Amazon Says: Bombshell is the musical within NBC's Golden Globe-nominated series television hit "SMASH." The album contains 22 original songs that make up the Broadway-caliber cast recordi more...
Amazon Says: Bombshell is the musical within NBC's Golden Globe-nominated series television hit "SMASH." The album contains 22 original songs that make up the Broadway-caliber cast recording of the musical, complete with liner notes detailing the plot of Bombshell. The songs on the Bombshell soundtrack span both seasons of "SMASH." The soundtrack features stars Katherine McPhee (Karen), Megan Hilty (Ivy Lynn), and other cast members performing the original music created for the show's musical-within-a-musical by Tony and Grammy award-winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The track list is as follows: Bombshell is the musical within NBC's Golden Globe-nominated series television hit "SMASH." The album contains 22 original songs that make up the Broadway-caliber cast recording of the musical, complete with liner notes detailing the plot of Bombshell. The songs on the Bombshell soundtrack span both seasons of "SMASH." The soundtrack features stars Katherine McPhee (Karen), Megan Hilty (Ivy Lynn), and other cast members performing the original music created for the show's musical-within-a-musical by Tony and Grammy award-winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The track list is as follows: Bombshell is the musical within NBC's Golden Globe-nominated series television hit "SMASH." The album contains 22 original songs that make up the Broadway-caliber cast recording of the musical, complete with liner notes detailing the plot of Bombshell. The songs on the Bombshell soundtrack span both seasons of "SMASH." The soundtrack features stars Katherine McPhee (Karen), Megan Hilty (Ivy Lynn), and other cast members performing the original music created for the show's musical-within-a-musical by Tony and Grammy award-winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The track list is as follows: Act One 01) "LET ME BE YOUR STAR" (Extended Intro) - Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty 02) "AT YOUR FEET" - Bernadette Peters with Sophia Caruso and Ensemble 03) "SMASH!" - Megan Hilty & Katharine McPhee and Ensemble 04) "NEVER GIVE ALL THE HEART" - Katharine McPhee 05) "THE 20th CENTURY FOX MAMBO" - Katharine McPhee and Ensemble 06) "THE NATIONAL PASTIME" - Megan Hilty and Ensemble 07) "HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT" - Megan Hilty & Will Chase and Ensemble 08) I NEVER MET A WOLF WHO DIDN T LOVE TO HOWL - Megan Hilty with Debra Messing, Nick Jonas, Christian Borle, Will Chase, Jaime Cepero, Phillip Spaeth and Ensemble 09) MR. & MRS. SMITH - Megan Hilty & Will Chase 10) "DON'T SAY YES UNTIL I FINISH TALKING" - Christian Borle and Ensemble 11) "ON LEXINGTON & 52nd STREET" - Will Chase and Ensemble 12) "CUT, PRINT...MOVING ON" - Katharine McPhee and Ensemble Act Two 13) "PUBLIC RELATIONS" - Katharine McPhee with Christian Borle and Ensemble 14) "DIG DEEP" - Megan Hilty with Henry Stram, Phillip Spaeth, Wesley Taylor and Ensemble 15) "SECOND HAND WHITE BABY GRAND" - Megan Hilty 16) "THEY JUST KEEP MOVING THE LINE" - Megan Hilty 17) "LET'S BE BAD" - Megan Hilty and Ensemble 18) "THE RIGHT REGRETS" - Debra Messing with Christian Borle 19) "(LET'S START) TOMORROW TONIGHT" - Leslie Odom, Jr. with Christian Borle, Wesley Taylor, Savannah Wise and Ensemble 20) "OUR LITTLE SECRET" - Julian Ovenden & Katharine McPhee 21) "HANG THE MOON" - Bernadette Peters with Megan Hilty 22) "DON'T FORGET ME" - Katharine McPhee less...
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Amazon Says: As the title suggests, there are endless possibilities for this explosive young artist, and heads will turn and jaws drop when it is realized that he is just 18 years old and more...
Amazon Says: As the title suggests, there are endless possibilities for this explosive young artist, and heads will turn and jaws drop when it is realized that he is just 18 years old and wrote and produced all of the material on this debut for the new Trippin N Rhythm Records sub label launch Cutmore Records, a developmental platform for young and emerging talent. Prodigy might be a word to describe Cole. The maturity of his playing and his knack for crafting strong hooks and compelling melodies far transcend his young age. It's hard to imagine just how great this kid will be once he gets his legs underneath him 'Endless Possibilities' will open the door and help to usher in the next generation of stars that will help to lift contemporary instrumental music from it's stagnant background status and help to move it again to the foreground. With assists from some of the genres finest players; Steve Cole, Steve Oliver, Tim Bowman and cameo from another emerging young talent bassist Julian Vaughn Possibilities proves that there is more than just a faint pulse in Contemporary Jazz, but that the young blood is coursing through its veins and bringing with it a new sense of excitement. With the strength of titles like 'Between Us', 'Please Don't Say No' and 'Snap', these sides should easily find their way into a radio playlist near you and firmly establish Nicholas Cole as a first call player and producer as he takes his place as leader of the charge of generation next. less...
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Amazon Says: From his earliest recordings in the 1990s as a founding member of Uncle Tupelo, Jay Farrar has been a keen observer of the American landscape: its beauties and its tragedies, more...
Amazon Says: From his earliest recordings in the 1990s as a founding member of Uncle Tupelo, Jay Farrar has been a keen observer of the American landscape: its beauties and its tragedies, salvations and poisons. His two-decades of touring and travel as the leader of Son Volt as well as a solo artist have deepened and sharpened his gift for capturing the sights and sounds of his American journey a gift which is in evidence once again on Son Volt s sixth studio album: 'Honky Tonk.' Excavating, distilling and reimagining the classic honky tonk sound of Bakersfield (along with the influence of Tennessee and Texas), the music on this album is about heartache, but there s also optimism and perseverance. Pedal steel guitar and twin fiddles anchor a timeless music, in which the clear hard truths of the lyrics mine the emotional complexities of life and love, making 'Honky Tonk' a landmark on a continuing journey. less...
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Amazon Says: 2013 release, the first album in 10 years from the reunited Country/Rock outfit led by Raul Malo. Again drawing on myriad influences - from Buck Owens' tonk to Roy Orbison's h more...
Amazon Says: 2013 release, the first album in 10 years from the reunited Country/Rock outfit led by Raul Malo. Again drawing on myriad influences - from Buck Owens' tonk to Roy Orbison's heartbreak, Ravel's eroticism to Buena Vista Social Club's infectious rhythms, Patsy Cline's brazen emotion and that little Mavericks' magic. For their first sessions in almost a decade, it was spontaneous combustion; literally, the band falling into step with the euphoria they were known for. And they built quite an album from there. ''It took life for us to get to this point everybody was so free. From the first notes, it sounded like an explosion of sound; we went where the songs took us with a singularity of purpose. We came in to make music as grown-ups, to make music as men.'' Raul Malo (lead singer) less...
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Amazon Says: For Otis Taylor's new release, Mato Nanji from Indigenous, joins him on six of the tracks. In addition to adding his dynamic guitar playing to the songs, Nanji joins in on voc more...
Amazon Says: For Otis Taylor's new release, Mato Nanji from Indigenous, joins him on six of the tracks. In addition to adding his dynamic guitar playing to the songs, Nanji joins in on vocals a first for Otis Taylor albums. My World Is Gone features Taylor's trance-like reflections on subjects of social injustice, including the early injustices of the Native-American plight. less...
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Amazon Says: After ten years of wrangling, Luaka Bop is set to release 'Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia' a fifteen track survey of Maia's 1970s recordings, comple more...
Amazon Says: After ten years of wrangling, Luaka Bop is set to release 'Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia' a fifteen track survey of Maia's 1970s recordings, completely remastered, commemorating what would have been the Brazilian musical legend's 70th birthday on September 28. The release is the fourth in the label's World Psychedelic Classics series, known for unearthing long neglected masterworks by Os Mutantes, Shuggie Otis, and one of the first compilations of African psychedelia and funk. less...
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Amazon Says: On the heels of a sold-out Crossroads Guitar Festival and the announcement of a major world tour, Eric Clapton announced the release of his 21st studio album and his first alb more...
Amazon Says: On the heels of a sold-out Crossroads Guitar Festival and the announcement of a major world tour, Eric Clapton announced the release of his 21st studio album and his first album since 2010. The album, Old Sock produced by Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, Justin Stanley and Simon Climie, features two original songs "Every Little Thing" and "Gotta Get Over. " Old Sock is released on Clapton s Bushbranch label, distributed through a collaboration with Surfdog Records in the USA and Canada. The album is a collection of some of Clapton s favorite songs spanning from his childhood to present day that highlights his vast appreciation and knowledge of music. From Leadbelly to J.J. Cale; Peter Tosh to George Gershwin; Hank Snow to Gary Moore and Taj Mahal, this record is a celebration of so many who have inspired Clapton s rich musical life. Clapton has always had a remarkable ability to recognize great songs and a gift for knowing how to uniquely interpret them, as he does on Old Sock. The album explores romantic standards of the 30's, reggae, soul, rock, and includes a stand out playful collaboration with Paul McCartney, to create an experience that is quintessential Clapton. Clapton assembled a band for the recordings consisting of longtime collaborators Steve Gadd (drums), Willie Weeks (bass) and Chris Stainton (keyboards) along with some surprise guest additions. JJ Cale joins the song "Angel" for backing vocals and guitar, Chaka Khan joins as backing vocalist for "Get On Over, " Steve Winwood on the Hammond B3 Organ on "Still Got The Blues, " Paul McCartney on bass/vocals on "All of Me, " Jim Keltner on drums for "Our Love is Here To Stay. " less...
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Amazon Says: Reckless is the latest full-length record from Jeremy Camp, which will be released on February 12, 2013. Reckless features the single and title track 'Reckless,' which is alre more...
Amazon Says: Reckless is the latest full-length record from Jeremy Camp, which will be released on February 12, 2013. Reckless features the single and title track 'Reckless,' which is already making waves at radio. Jeremy Camp has been incredibly successful at retaining fans, and this release will be no different. New and old fans alike will find 'Reckless' to be as heart-felt and passionate as ever. Jeremy Camp has had a stellar 10-year career, earning accolades that most artists only dream of including 5 RIAA certified Gold-selling records, over 3.5 million records sold to date, a GRAMMY nomination for his 2010 album Speaking Louder Than Before, and a total of 32 No. 1 Radio hits across all formats (AC, CHR, Rock, & Inspo). In 2010 Jeremy Camp released We Cry Out: The Worship Project, which featured the still-charting single 'Overcome.' Jeremy then went on to release a greatest hits collection in 2012, I Still Believe: The Number Ones Collection, which featured 14 of Jeremy s best tracks. He also released his first Christmas album, Christmas: God With Us in September 2012. less...
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Amazon Says: After listening to Same Trailer Different Park, the Nashville-based singer-songwriter s first album for Mercury Records, it s clear that this is a girl who has something to sa more...
Amazon Says: After listening to Same Trailer Different Park, the Nashville-based singer-songwriter s first album for Mercury Records, it s clear that this is a girl who has something to say. A true language artist, Kacey nimbly spins webs of words to create the quirky puns, shrewd metaphors, and steely ironies that fill the record. The lead single Merry Go Round garnered quick airplay and critical acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone (the magazine later placed the song in its vaunted list of the top 50 singles of the year); NPR, which named her their 2012 Best New Artist (all genre); and Slate, where the headline above a rave review of Kacey s work read Is This the Future of Country Music? Billboard took a different track, looking to the past to qualify its praise: Had Loretta Lynn or Dolly Parton arrived on the scene in 2012 instead of the 1960s, some of their compositions could very well have ended up sounding like this. less...
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Amazon Says: 47 rare tracks, 23 previously unreleased, from Motown's first solo star! In Motown's beginning Mary Wells was the Queen: its first genuine solo star, the headliner of the Mot more...
Amazon Says: 47 rare tracks, 23 previously unreleased, from Motown's first solo star! In Motown's beginning Mary Wells was the Queen: its first genuine solo star, the headliner of the Motortown Revues, whose hits are among the finest of the early 1960s: "Two Lovers," "You Beat Me To The Punch," "The One Who Really Loves You," "My Guy." And, like every other artist on the growing roster, Wells recorded as often as possible, creating more than enough for her singles and albums releases. With this revealing new 2-CD collection, Something New: Motown Lost & Found, we'll hear all of her amazing "extra" music: 47 rare tracks, 23 of them never before heard. Something New: Motown Lost & Found is an extraordinary, chronological overview of Mary working with nearly every producer at the company, from Smokey Robinson to Holland-Dozier-Holland, Berry Gordy to Mickey Stevenson, even the Contours' Sylvester Potts. Among the unreleased sides are four newly discovered duets with Marvin Gaye. Two near-duets with the young "no-hit" Supremes. Sessions for an unfinished standards album, featuring a sublime set of tracks targeted for the adult market in which she is backed on a few tracks by the newly signed Four Tops. An early version of the B-side "You Lost The Sweetest Boy," known as "Your Loss, My Gain." A classy "cha-cha" track, "This Is Something New," whose sublime performance inspired this collection's title. You'll also hear the two-dozen songs issued after Mary left the label in 1964, now collected in one place for the first time: the seven vault tracks from the 1966 LP Vintage Stock, including Smokey's "When I'm Gone" and "I'll Be Available"; three rare duets with Marvin Gaye from his first box set; the 11 cuts first issued on the 2-CD set from the 1990s, Looking Back; and three others scattered across various rarities collections. The difference here: all of them are in unreleased stereo mixes for the first time. Something New: Motown Lost & Found is housed in a digi-pak that includes a 32-page booklet, a treasure trove of rare photos and an essay by writer Stu Hackel. It's a special collection telling a deeper story of young Mary Wells and the ascent of an iconic company. less...
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Amazon Says: 2012 collection from the Chicago-based Alt-Hard Rock trio, who burst upon the scene in '99. This compilation contains eleven Top 10 Alt-Rock hits plus a brand new song. more...
Amazon Says: 2012 collection from the Chicago-based Alt-Hard Rock trio, who burst upon the scene in '99. This compilation contains eleven Top 10 Alt-Rock hits plus a brand new song. less...
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Amazon Says: The art of Townes Van Zandt reveals itself a little at a time. Every hearing brings forth something you can t believe you missed all the other times, or something that rings e more...
Amazon Says: The art of Townes Van Zandt reveals itself a little at a time. Every hearing brings forth something you can t believe you missed all the other times, or something that rings even truer today than back when. The alternate versions add an entirely new dimension, like seeing someone you thought you knew so well in a new light. The new songs are simply good to have when it seemed as if the barrel was empty. And so here are more than two hours of Townes Van Zandt music unheard since the engineer peeled off a little splicing tape to seal the box around forty years ago. 28 Previously Unissued Tracks! Unheard Versions of Legendary Songs by One of Our Most Treasured Songwriters! All Songs Drawn From Van Zandts Most Prolific And Great Period 1971-1972! Liner Notes by Colin Escott! less...
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Amazon Says: Since forming in 1994, GRAMMY AWARD-NOMINATED hardcore and metal stalwarts Hatebreed have constantly crushed with every subsequent album. Their six full-length effort and firs more...
Amazon Says: Since forming in 1994, GRAMMY AWARD-NOMINATED hardcore and metal stalwarts Hatebreed have constantly crushed with every subsequent album. Their six full-length effort and first for Razor & Tie, THE DIVINITY OF PURPOSE, proudly upholds that tradition cast in almost two decades of blood, tears, and flames. It's everything fans have come to expect from the Connecticut-based quintet. THE DIVINITY OF PURPOSE began to take shape in 2010 when the band welcomed back original guitarist Wayne Lozinak for 2009's covers set, FOR THE LIONS and their self-titled fifth effort the same year. During a two-year touring cycle, they expanded their global stamp through performing crowds in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America. In addition, they destroyed the U.S. and Europe alongside ALL THAT REMAINS, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and LAMB OF GOD as well as on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL-- twice. "We were going for a bigger sound," affirms front man, Jamey Jasta. We also tried to do things outside of our comfort zone musically on HATEBREED. This time around, we played to our strengths as a band and gelled incredibly. The riffs had to be really heavy, memorable, and catchy. The rhythms needed to be pounding. I went back into drill sergeant mode vocally. I focused on saying what I had to say and got in and out. The music makes its point and leaves its mark. It's a tight snapshot of the last two years." less...
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Amazon Says: The highly anticipated album features stars Katharine McPhee (Karen), Megan Hilty (Ivy Lynn) and other cast members performing the original music created for the show s narrat more...
Amazon Says: The highly anticipated album features stars Katharine McPhee (Karen), Megan Hilty (Ivy Lynn) and other cast members performing the original music created for the show s narrative and for the musical-within-a-musical. Highlighted on the album are the Broadway-caliber songs written for the series by Tony and Grammy winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The "Smash" also includes some of the pop tunes that have been adapted for the show, such as Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful", the show-stopping song that Karen sings so effectively for her audition that she is plucked, literally, from obscurity to audition for the musical s starring role. Among the songs included on the soundtrack are the charming "Mr. and Mrs. Smith", sung by Hilty as the character of Marilyn and Will Chase performs as the actor playing her new husband, Joe DiMaggio. McPhee got pulses pounding when she was featured in a Super Bowl promo spot singing the sultry "Touch Me". And one of the season's most attention-getting songs has been the stunning "Let Me Be Your Star", seen in the pilot and sung simultaneously by Hilty and McPhee. In addition, Hilty's show-stopping performance of "Crazy Dreams" is also included on the soundtrack. less...
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Amazon Says: 2013 album from the legendary Rock chameleon, his first studio album in ten years and his 30th studio recording. The album was produced by long-term collaborator Tony Visconti more...
Amazon Says: 2013 album from the legendary Rock chameleon, his first studio album in ten years and his 30th studio recording. The album was produced by long-term collaborator Tony Visconti and was recorded in New York. In recent years, radio silence has been broken only by endless speculation, rumor and wishful thinking. A new record: who would have ever thought it? After all, David is the kind of artist who writes and performs what he wants when he wants: when he has something to say as opposed to something to sell. Today, he definitely has something to say. Throwing shadows and avoiding the industry treadmill is very David Bowie despite his extraordinary track record that includes album sales in excess of 130 million; not to mention his massive contributions in the area of art, fashion, style, sexual exploration, and social commentary. It goes without saying that he has sold out stadiums and broken ticket records throughout the world during this most influential of careers. less...
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