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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.


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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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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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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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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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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Amazon Says: This is the trio s sophomore self-titled release, coming April 23rd, 2013, which builds on the band s critically acclaimed debut album Fields (2010). Junip showcases the boldn more...
Amazon Says: This is the trio s sophomore self-titled release, coming April 23rd, 2013, which builds on the band s critically acclaimed debut album Fields (2010). Junip showcases the boldness and joy that enveloped Elias, José and Tobias as they crafted their newest record. JUNIP was formed in Gothenburg, Sweden, in the late '90s by José González (guitar, vocals), Elias Araya (drums) and Tobias Winterkorn (organ, moog). Their sound can be familiar to those who have listened to González's critically acclaimed records, but added to the mix on top of his nylon stringed guitar and distinctive voice are organs, synths and drums. The songs are often dynamic, melodic and shadowy. less...
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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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Amazon Says: 2013 release, the second album from British Electropop singer/songwriter Victoria Hesketh AKA Little Boots. Nocturnes features key contributions from Simian Mobile Disco's Ja more...
Amazon Says: 2013 release, the second album from British Electropop singer/songwriter Victoria Hesketh AKA Little Boots. Nocturnes features key contributions from Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford and Hercules & Love Affair's Andy Butler. Musically, the album celebrates '90s House, '70s Disco and futuristic electronics. less...
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Amazon Says: Stephan Micus: voice, bavarian zither, dilruba, chitrali sitar, sattar, 14-string guitar & nay. Panagia is Stephan Micus 20th album for ECM, and it coincides with his 60th bi more...
Amazon Says: Stephan Micus: voice, bavarian zither, dilruba, chitrali sitar, sattar, 14-string guitar & nay. Panagia is Stephan Micus 20th album for ECM, and it coincides with his 60th birthday in January 2013. The Greek word Panagia is one of the names of the Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ. Stephan Micus album takes six Byzantine Greek prayers and sets them in his own inimitable way with instruments he has collected in years of travels round the world. The album alternates sung poems with instrumental tracks and thus has a clearly symmetrical, even ritualistic, structure, says Micus. On Panagia I focussed mainly on strings, explains Micus about the recording, made in his own studio on the island of Mallorca, where he has lived for many years. The string instruments come from Bavaria, India, Pakistan, Chinese Xinjiang plus my own invention, a 14-string guitar. But he emphasizes that his aim is never to replicate other peoples music, but to create something new and universal. less...
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Amazon Says: Scars on 45 present their major label debut with this self-titled album on Chop Shop/Atlantic Records. The band is comprised of singer/guitarist Danny Bemrose, vocalist Aimee more...
Amazon Says: Scars on 45 present their major label debut with this self-titled album on Chop Shop/Atlantic Records. The band is comprised of singer/guitarist Danny Bemrose, vocalist Aimee Driver, bassist Stuart Nichols, pianist David "Nova" Nowakowski, and drummer Chris Durling. Scars on 45 create music that is both aurally and musically captivating. The band's single "Heart on Fire" was featured on the Vol. 4 soundtrack to ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," and were subsequently named on of VH1's "You Oughta Know" Artists of 2012. To kick of 2012, the band toured with Anya Marina and The Fray. 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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Amazon Says: 2012 release from the Punk On their eighth full-length album, The Dropkick Murphys come out swinging: The guitars are ballsier, the gang vocals are louder, the hooks are catch more...
Amazon Says: 2012 release from the Punk On their eighth full-length album, The Dropkick Murphys come out swinging: The guitars are ballsier, the gang vocals are louder, the hooks are catchier, the lyricsstop you in your tracks. Dropkick Murphys aren't just loud and brash, they're at the top of their game as songwriters. less...
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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 first collection to cover the entire career of one of London's most intriguing punk bands! Siouxsie Sioux and her Banshees added a goth tinge to the British punk sound, ev more...
Amazon Says: The first collection to cover the entire career of one of London's most intriguing punk bands! Siouxsie Sioux and her Banshees added a goth tinge to the British punk sound, eventually landing on the U.S. charts with Peek-A-Boo and Kiss Them for Me ; those join Hong Kong Garden; Israel; Dear Prudence; Dizzy; Stargazer; Arabian Knights; Cities in Dust , and six more Siouxsie essentials! less...
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Amazon Says: The Complete Season 3 Highlights From The Voice Winner Cassadee Pope more...
Amazon Says: The Complete Season 3 Highlights From The Voice Winner Cassadee Pope less...
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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). Featu 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: 2013 release, the 15th album from the Americana/Alt-Country singer/songwriter, the highly anticipated follow up to 2011's Grammy Award nominated album I'll Never Get Out Of Th more...
Amazon Says: 2013 release, the 15th album from the Americana/Alt-Country singer/songwriter, the highly anticipated follow up to 2011's Grammy Award nominated album I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive. The Low Highway features his live band and was co-produced by Earle and Ray Kennedy (whose production partnership known as the "Twangtrust" was behind Lucinda Williams' Car Wheels On A Gravel Road). Between the opening title track and the reflective closing of "Remember Me," The Low Highway is very much Steve Earle's road record, and one that has seen many miles. The Low Highway features "Love's Gonna Blow My Way" and "After Mardi Gras," two songs Earle co-wrote with Lucia Micarelli, his co-star in David Simon's original HBO Series Treme. Earle played a recurring character, Harley, a street musician who mentored Micarelli's character Annie during the first two seasons. The songs were written specifically for the series and an additional song written by Earle for Treme, "That All You Got?" was performed by Micarelli's character with the Red Stick Ramblers during the third season premiere. 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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Amazon Says: 'Legacy Edition'. Limited three disc (two CDs + DVD) containing the original album plus a bonus disc of Lost Demos and a DVD containing an entire live performance plus music v more...
Amazon Says: 'Legacy Edition'. Limited three disc (two CDs + DVD) containing the original album plus a bonus disc of Lost Demos and a DVD containing an entire live performance plus music videos. Digitally remastered 20th Anniversary edition of the classic debut album from the Manchester quartet, originally released in 1989. Meshing simple, exceedingly catchy hooks with rhythmic beats, The Stones Roses led the UK's so-called Madchester scene straight into the U.S. with their eponymous debut. The Stone Roses achieved one of the most successful fusions of classic Pop songwriting and Acid House culture, and managed to snare fans from both genres. By the end of 1989, their debut landed on many Top Ten lists for that year. Though the band never realized the same triumphs on their second and final album, repercussions of their debut album's classic pop songwriting and bright riffs could be heard well into the next decade. less...
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Amazon Says: Famous for their high-energy live shows and relentless touring schedule, !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk) have really focused their efforts on crafting an album with tighter song more...
Amazon Says: Famous for their high-energy live shows and relentless touring schedule, !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk) have really focused their efforts on crafting an album with tighter song structures, and the results are stunning. The album, releasing via Warp on April 30, is titled THR!!!ER, and was produced by Jim Eno, the drummer from Spoon. Like many people, Jim was a fan of !!!'s live show, but he felt that they too often tried to capture these performances in the studio. Instead of trying to chase this feeling, Jim encouraged them to create a different type of excitement by using weirder sounds, inventing new dynamics within each song and introducing unexpected changes. They had this working flow that was a little rigid and I wanted to break them out of it, says Jim. Of the album title, guitarist Mario Andreoni says, Over the course of many long van rides and post-coffee verbal riff sessions Thriller didn't merely come to represent the selling of a lot of records...it became synonymous with an artist(s) and/or genre(s) artistic high-water mark. INXS' Kick is the Australian Thriller...Alanis's Jagged Little Pill is the Canadian Thriller...Wham's Make It Big is the blow-dryer's Thriller...every recording by the 13th Floor Elevators is the dosed-man's Thriller...Sister Ray by Velvet Underground is the Thriller of musical fever dreams. One day at the studio, Nic [Offer, vocalist] drew THR!!!ER on a napkin and I liked it...then we made our THR!!!ER. less...
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Amazon Says: With fourteen songs 11 Deschanel originals and three covers Volume 3 is an effortlessly effervescent, bleached-in-the-sun pop record. The album features some of the most dynam more...
Amazon Says: With fourteen songs 11 Deschanel originals and three covers Volume 3 is an effortlessly effervescent, bleached-in-the-sun pop record. The album features some of the most dynamic, complex songs Deschanel has ever written, allowing for tempo shifts, disco grooves, string arrangements on multiple tracks, and horn flourishes that perfectly suit the She & Him sound. Produced by M. Ward and recorded in LA, Portland, and New York City, Volume 3 features guest contributions from NRBQ's Joey Spampinato, Mike Watt, Tilly and the Wall, Pierre de Reeder from Rilo Kiley, and Tom Hagerman from Devotchka. less...
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