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New Arrivals - Music on CD for the week of March 18

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


Fall Into Me by Katie Armiger
Amazon Says: NEW Combo BLUWAVS CD and FLAC FILE more...
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Gold Dust by Tori Amos
Amazon Says: 20 Years of Conversations How do you commemorate the 20-year career of Tori Amos, an artist who has sold over 12 million albums, played well over 1,000 shows, won numerous awa more...
Amazon Says: 20 Years of Conversations How do you commemorate the 20-year career of Tori Amos, an artist who has sold over 12 million albums, played well over 1,000 shows, won numerous awards and, more importantly, touched, healed or changed the lives of millions of fans? For a composer with such an artful ability to dart and flourish in different directions, experimenting and searching for new ways of creating art, breaking more boundaries than perhaps any other female singer-songwriter, it would be impossible to predict. In this case of her 13th album, Gold Dust burst out of a series of serendipitous events. Gold Dust is the second album by Tori Amos released on the classical label Deutsche Grammophon, in cooperation with Mercury Classics. Soon after she started working on the first album, the acclaimed Night of Hunters, there was a phone call from the Metropole Orchestra in the Netherlands inviting her to play with them in October 2010. Once her songs had been performed live in an orchestral setting it was clear that Tori needed to make an album. I was really touched by the orchestra and I wanted to capture that on recording she says. And so Gold Dust was conceived. Of course Tori's musical history actually began in the classical world, when she entered the prestigious Peabody Institute at the age of 5. Frustrated by the close-minded limitations the classical world imposed on her in the 70s, she checked out and headed into rock when she was 13, magnetized by its expressive and expanding possibilities, intent on expanding her sonic architecture. Now she has been pulled back to approach that world again. Music has a way of taking you by the hand and saying, it's time to create like this she explains. Times have changed and now she feels limited instead by the contemporary world and the derivative sameness of what she hears on the radio. You don't have as many complex structures in contemporary music which is why musicians are trying to explore other ways of constructing a song. But her classical training provided her with the language, tools and understanding of form and structure to create Night of Hunters and Gold Dust. So how did she go about picking the right songs out of her vast repertoire? The track-listing for Gold Dust doesn't read like a collection of her Greatest Hits. Although it includes a number of her best-loved songs - Precious Things, Silent All These Years, Winter - some of the others tracks are lesser known treasures. She compares arranging the songs in a classical setting to giving a woman a makeover, considering who she is and what style would work for her. Tori has always thought of her songs as separate women and girls and jokes: you can't say 'Oh my God bangles are in so let's put everybody in bangles!' It doesn't work like that. Some of the songs have been reinvented quite dramatically with the help of Tori s long time arranger John-Philip Shenale. The fear driven rock sounds of Precious Things and the spheric electro soundworld of Flavor came to a new form of being in the environment of a symphony orchestra. Other songs have undergone more subtle makeovers, taking, adding or changing individual colours to the beloved original versions. But all have been chosen for a reason. Almost autobiographical in structure, the songs represent stories in Tori's life. Jackie's Strength is about her relationship with her mother. Winter is about her father and grandfather. Snow Cherries from France, one of her favorites, is about falling in love with her husband. To bring them forward into 2012, Tori made a decision not to sing them as they were in the original form, and to avoid trying to be the person she was at the time. When singing Winter, for example, she had a picture of her daughter and husband chasing and catching snowflakes in front of her, reworking the story of her reworking the story of her paternal experience. less...
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NOW 45 by Various Artists
Amazon Says: NOW That's What I Call Music Vol. 45 features 16 current chart topping hits from today's hottest artists including, Flo Rida, KE$HA, One Direction, Pit Bull, Calvin Harris, Ta more...
Amazon Says: NOW That's What I Call Music Vol. 45 features 16 current chart topping hits from today's hottest artists including, Flo Rida, KE$HA, One Direction, Pit Bull, Calvin Harris, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson and many more as well as four free up-and-coming "NOW What's Next" New Music Preview tracks. less...
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Number Seven by Will Hoge
Amazon Says: Critically-acclaimed Nashville singer/songwriter Will Hoge's seventh studio album, aptly titled Number Seven, will be released on September 27th on Ryko Records. Its eleven so more...
Amazon Says: Critically-acclaimed Nashville singer/songwriter Will Hoge's seventh studio album, aptly titled Number Seven, will be released on September 27th on Ryko Records. Its eleven songs survey the struggles of the heart that are Hoge's songwriting stock in trade while revealing enticing range and freshness on the sonic front. Acting as his own producer for the first time, Will says this album feels truer to his personal vision than any he's made. The first single, "When I Get My Wings" impacts radio on August 1st and will be available digitally on August 16th. less...
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Passione by Andrea Bocelli
Amazon Says: 2013 album from the acclaimed Italian tenor, Produced by David Foster, the album includes duets with Jennifer Lopez and Nelly Furtado. When Andrea Bocelli was a teenager, he s more...
Amazon Says: 2013 album from the acclaimed Italian tenor, Produced by David Foster, the album includes duets with Jennifer Lopez and Nelly Furtado. When Andrea Bocelli was a teenager, he spent six nights a week working as a piano player and singer in the piano bars of his hometown of Tuscany. ''It often happened that a beautiful girl who could sing in tune would come up and ask to sing something with me,'' Bocelli recalls. ''It was a good time and perhaps it is to that time that I owe my peace of mind and serenity of today.'' It is Bocelli's fondness for his pre-fame years that has partly inspired Passione, a lush selection of the musical moments that marked and accompanied his youth. Another lure in making Passione was recapturing the magic that Bocelli conjured up with 16-time Grammy Award-winner David Foster, who produced Bocelli's 2006 collection of romantic songs Amore, which sold more than 2.5 million copies and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200. less...
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The Road... by KEIKO MATSUI
Amazon Says: 2011 album from the Jazz pianist. With The Road Keiko Matsui brings her legions of fans on an exotic, sensual journey with influences and grooves from all over the planet. Ke more...
Amazon Says: 2011 album from the Jazz pianist. With The Road Keiko Matsui brings her legions of fans on an exotic, sensual journey with influences and grooves from all over the planet. Keiko Matsui's brilliant compositions and exquisite performances fuse jazz, R&B and spiritual as only she can. less...
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The Time Jumpers by Time Jumpers
Amazon Says: The Time Jumpers play country music real country music at a time when few do, revitalizing classics and adding new songs to the swing and honky-tonk repertoire. They are a sop more...
Amazon Says: The Time Jumpers play country music real country music at a time when few do, revitalizing classics and adding new songs to the swing and honky-tonk repertoire. They are a sophisticated Nashville ensemble with strong Texas influences and overtones, able to enthrall audiences with their masterful improvisation and rich soulful lead and harmony vocals. Just add fiddles, great pedal steel, and standout instrumentals to make irresistible and timeless music. Comprised of Dawn Sears, Ranger Doug Green, Andy Reiss, Dennis Crouch, Jeff Taylor, Joe Spivey, Larry Franklin, Paul Franklin, Billy Thomas, Kenny Sears, and Vince Gill, the band's skill set is exceeded only by their passion for the music and the purity of their interpretations. The Time Jumpers bringing Country Music back to Nashville, Tennessee. less...
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