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New Arrivals - Music on CD for the week of June 10

Check out the music on CD recently added to the library's collection.


ICON by Amy Grant
Amazon Says: Amy Grant the music tells her story. She has been making records since she was a teenager and if you ask her what's been the most meaningful memories along the way, it wouldn' more...
Amazon Says: Amy Grant the music tells her story. She has been making records since she was a teenager and if you ask her what's been the most meaningful memories along the way, it wouldn't be the 30 million records sold, the number one radio songs, the number one albums, or the touring...it would be the people and lives she's encountered along the way. This new addition to the Icon series focuses on her pop years and features 11 songs, including the hits, 'Baby, Baby,' 'Takes A Little Time,' and 'I Will Remember You.' About Amy Grant Nearly 30 years ago Amy Grant began embracing fans with a heartfelt singer-songwriter style mixing elements of pop, folk and country. Contemporary Christian music's first major crossover success, she has to date earned three multiplatinum albums, six other platinum albums and four more gold albums; scored 10 Top 40 pop singles and 17 Top 40 Adult Contemporary tracks as well as a string of Contemporary Christian chart-toppers, and won six Grammy Awards plus numerous Dove Awards less...
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Cerulean Salt by WAXAHATCHEE
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Coming from Reality by Rodriguez
Amazon Says: Digitally remastered and expanded reissue of his 1971 album. Coming from Reality is another treat for fans new and old, designed as Rodriguez's vision of a perfect Pop album. more...
Amazon Says: Digitally remastered and expanded reissue of his 1971 album. Coming from Reality is another treat for fans new and old, designed as Rodriguez's vision of a perfect Pop album. Coming from Reality found Rodriguez decamping from Detroit to London's Lansdowne Studios, where the album was recorded with some of the UK's top talent including Chris Spedding and producer Steve Rowland), who recalls Coming from Reality as his all time favorite recording project. The reissue also includes three previously unreleased bonus tracks recorded in Detroit in 1972 with Cold Fact collaborators Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey, representing the last thing the trio ever did together. 13 tracks. less...
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Devotion by Jessie Ware
Amazon Says: A showcase for Jessie Ware's soulful, melancholy vocals and effortlessly elegant songwriting skills, Devotion blends the ultra-modern feel of downtempo R&B with British electr more...
Amazon Says: A showcase for Jessie Ware's soulful, melancholy vocals and effortlessly elegant songwriting skills, Devotion blends the ultra-modern feel of downtempo R&B with British electronic music a combo Nylon called 'saturnine sophisti-pop that has been lauded as the missing link between Sade and Whitney Houston,' while adding that her 'heady cocktail of soulful vocals, techno beats, and pop attitude is creating a sensation that s entirely her own.' The Washington Post notes Ware's 'ability to capture the heat of an adolescent blush with her cool, Sade-inspired alto ... her voice glows amid the detailed electronic timbres of right now.' The New York Times praises Devotion as 'meditative' and 'sensuous,' while Pitchfork dubs it as 'a uniquely soulful masterclass.' New York magazine selected Devotion as one of its Top Albums of the year, noting Ware's 'smoky reserve and sophisticated languor.' less...
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Finish Strong by Jonathan Nelson
Amazon Says: A leader in urban contemporary worship and praise, Nelson penned the single with Kenneth Shelton. 'Finish Strong' captures the message of the whole album whatever God has for more...
Amazon Says: A leader in urban contemporary worship and praise, Nelson penned the single with Kenneth Shelton. 'Finish Strong' captures the message of the whole album whatever God has for you to do, you must continue to go after it, never give up and finish strong. It is a universal message that will appeal to a broad audience. 'I hope people will finish strong in whatever they are assigned to do in life,' says Nelson. 'It isn't about how well you start, but it is about how well you finish. You must run the race and do it with patience and endurance because it's not going to be easy. You're going to have some road blocks, detours and delays, but you have to finish strong.' Nelson also hopes to use this song as a platform to promote healthy living, encouraging people to get their 'minds, bodies and souls' intact; and he wants to use the universal themes of the song to bring people to Christ. Nelson co-wrote most of the songs on the CD, which has something for every musical taste, from traditional church songs, to praise and worship, to choir songs. 'My dad is more traditional and he always says 'son, you can't forget the old people,' says Nelson. 'I also wanted something that my son and daughter will be able to sing and rock to in the car. I want my music to be palatable to everybody, so I like to take a well-rounded approach to gospel music.' 'Finish Strong' includes 'Worked It Out,' a song written by Nelson as a tribute to Walter Hawkins and the Hawkins family. The song features Karen Clark Sheard. 'Walter Hawkins left such great music,' says Nelson. 'I felt Karen would be the best person to join me on this song to give it that family dynamic that the Hawkins always had.' Nelson believes people will really be blessed by the song, which reassures the listener that everything concerning them has already been worked out by God. less...
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Gold in the Shadow by William Fitzsimmons
Amazon Says: For many years, armed with a Master's degree in counseling from Geneva College, William Fitzsimmons worked as a mental health therapist, and only began recording his songs dur more...
Amazon Says: For many years, armed with a Master's degree in counseling from Geneva College, William Fitzsimmons worked as a mental health therapist, and only began recording his songs during graduate school breaks.While previous releases have been a detailed and agonizing retelling of events, Gold In The Shadow is about Fitzsimmons personal regeneration in the aftermath of those experiences. Based on a specific set of psychopathological disorders from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV (DSM-IV), Fitzsimmons describes the songs as "a real and long coming confrontation with personal demons, past mistakes, and the specter of mental illness which has hovered over me for the great majority of my life." less...
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Mbv by MY BLOODY VALENTINE
Amazon Says: Highly anticipated and long awaited 2013 album from the British Alt-Rock icons led by the esteemed Kevin Shields. MBV is the follow-up to their genre-defining 1991 album Lovel more...
Amazon Says: Highly anticipated and long awaited 2013 album from the British Alt-Rock icons led by the esteemed Kevin Shields. MBV is the follow-up to their genre-defining 1991 album Loveless. Since reuniting in 2007, Shields and Co. have been promising a new album but in typical MBV fashion, it took years for this release to finally emerge, originally via the band's label and website, to unanimous praise. less...
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Nocturnes by Little Boots
Amazon Says: Little Boots new long-awaited sophomore album NOCTURNES is a return to her roots with one foot in the clubs and one foot in the world of songs. It's been four years since the more...
Amazon Says: Little Boots new long-awaited sophomore album NOCTURNES is a return to her roots with one foot in the clubs and one foot in the world of songs. It's been four years since the last album release and NOCTURNES focuses on reintroducing Little Boots to her existing fan base and developing new fans in both the indie-dance community and the alt-pop world. less...
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Amazon Says: 2012 release containing two albums from the Australian New Wave/Alt-Rock band: Shabooh Shoobah (1982) and The Swing (1984). Shabooh Shoobah was the band's third album but onl more...
Amazon Says: 2012 release containing two albums from the Australian New Wave/Alt-Rock band: Shabooh Shoobah (1982) and The Swing (1984). Shabooh Shoobah was the band's third album but only their first to be released internationally. The album includes the hits 'The One Thing', 'To Look At You' and 'Don't Change'. The Swing was even more successful and contains the hits 'Original Sin', 'Burn For You' and 'I Send A Message'. less...
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Sunrise by Masabumi Kikuchi
Amazon Says: An ECM debut from Masabumi Kikuchi and a last session from the great Paul Motian. Motian and Kikuchi were friends for many years and Paul understood the idiosyncrasies and the more...
Amazon Says: An ECM debut from Masabumi Kikuchi and a last session from the great Paul Motian. Motian and Kikuchi were friends for many years and Paul understood the idiosyncrasies and the wayward charm of the Japanese pianist's highly personal style perhaps better than anyone. The trio - completed by Zen bassist Thomas Morgan - makes new art out of the interactive free rubato ballad. A strangely beautiful album that will surely garner much critical attention. less...
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Amazon Says: The Complete Season 3 Highlights From The Voice Winner Cassadee Pope less...
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The Highway by Holly Williams
Amazon Says: 2013 album from the singer/songwriter who just so happens to be the daughter of Hank Williams, Jr.. (which also makes her Hank III's sister and Hank Sr.'s granddaughter). Feat more...
Amazon Says: 2013 album from the singer/songwriter who just so happens to be the daughter of Hank Williams, Jr.. (which also makes her Hank III's sister and Hank Sr.'s granddaughter). Featuring 11 original compositions of 'serious-minded, heavy-hearted songwriting,' (Nashville Scene), all songs were either written or co-written by Williams. Writing collaborators include Christopher Coleman, Lori McKenna, Sarah Buxton and Cary Barlowe. Co-produced by Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars) and Williams, the Highway is the follow-up to 2009's Here with Me, and is Holly's first record as an independent artist. Additionally, the album features guest vocals from Jackson Browne, Jakob Dylan, Dierks Bentley, and Gwyneth Paltrow. less...
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Amazon Says: 2008 release of their fourth album. The Seldom Seen Kid is a welcome return from the band, driven by a thunderous riff that reminds listeners of Elbow's love of the heavy as w more...
Amazon Says: 2008 release of their fourth album. The Seldom Seen Kid is a welcome return from the band, driven by a thunderous riff that reminds listeners of Elbow's love of the heavy as well as the delicate. Produced by keyboard player, Craig Potter, the album is the follow up to 2005's universally acclaimed Leaders Of The Free World. The lyrical core of The Seldom Seen Kid sees Guy Garvey address the key questions of life. The big themes of love and loss become the central focus of an album that sees Elbow, a band universally recognized for their musical ability and innovation, stretch their sonic template further than ever before. 12 tracks. Polydor. less...
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