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March 8, 2011

New stuff

Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata (eclectic instrumental quartet) “The Hills Are Alive” (band received permission from the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization to reinterpret the songs from “The Sound of Music”; producer: Peter Kiesewalter, creator of the East Village Opera Company; Hear here; Read here; MP3 Download) (Canal, March 8, 2011)
Buffalo Tom “Skins [MP3 Download]” (producers: Buffalo Tom; guest: Tanya Donnelly; Hear here; Read here) (Scrawny/The Orchard, March 8, 2011)
Exene Cervenka “The Excitement of Maybe” (Hear here; Read here) (Bloodshot, March 8, 2011)
Bruce Cockburn “Small Source of Comfort” (his first studio album in six years; producer: Colin Linden; Hear here) (True North, March 8, 2011)
Dinosaur Bones “My Divider” (2 CDs; Hear here) (Dine Alone, March 8, 2011)
Shelby Earl “Burn the Boats [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (Shelby Earl, March 8, 2011)
Early Winters (U.K. singer Carina Round, with Justin Rutledge, Dan Burns and Zac Rae) “Early Winters [MP3 Download]” (five-song EP; Hear here) (Early Winters, March 8, 2011)
Riley Etheridge Jr. (Americana singer-songwriter) “Powder Keg” (producer: Wendell Tilley; Hear here) (Rock Ridge Music, March 8, 2011)
Sara Evans “Stronger” (first single: “A Little Bit Stronger”; Hear here) (RCA Nashville, March 8, 2011)
Aaron Gillespie (formerly of Underoath) “Anthem Song” (producer: Aaron Sprinkle; first single: “We Were Made For You”; Hear here) (Tooth & Nail/BEC Recordings, March 8, 2011)
Jag Panzer (Colorado power metal band) “The Scourge of the Light” (first album since 2004; Hear here) (SPV/Steamhammer, March 8, 2011)
Avril Lavigne “Goodbye Lullaby” (collaborators: Deryck Whibley, Evan Taubenfeld, Butch Walker, Max Martin; first single: “What the Hell”; Hear here; Read here) (RCA, March 8, 2011)
Matt Lowell “Swan Lake [MP3 Download]” (five-song EP; producer: Joel Hamilton; Hear here) (Matt Lowell, March 8, 2011)
Lupe Fiasco “LASERS” (stands for Love Always Shines Every time Remember 2 Smile; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl) (1st & 15th/Atlantic, March 8, 2011)
Ian Moore and The Lossy Coils “El Sonido Nuevo” (Hear here) (Spark & Shine/Burnside Distribution, March 8, 2011)
Morning Teleportation “Expanding Anyway” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Glacial Pace Recordings, March 8, 2011)
Alexi Murdoch “Towards the Sun” (Hear/read here; MP3 Download) (Zero Summer, March 8, 2011)
Charley Pride “Choices” (guests: Eddy Raven, Lonestar’s Richie McDonald; Read here) (Music City, March 8, 2011)
Raekwon “Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang” (guests: Method Man, Ghostface, Lloyd Banks, Raheem DeVaughn, Estelle, Rick Ross, etc.; Hear here) (Ice H20, March 8, 2011)
R.E.M. “Collapse Into Now” (producer: Jacknife Lee; first single: “Mine Smell Like Honey”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl) (Warner, March 8, 2011)
Ringo Deathstarr “Colour Trip [MP3 Download]” (Hear here) (Sonic Unyon, March 8, 2011)
Rival Schools “Pedals” (first single: “Shot After Shot”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl) (Photo Finish/Atlantic, March 8, 2011)
Lee Rocker (of Stray Cats) “The Cover Sessions” (six-song EP) (, March 8, 2011)
Starfucker (STRFKR) “Reptilians” (Hear here; Vinyl) (Polyvinyl, March 8, 2011)
TRUSTcompany “Dreaming in Black and White” (Hear here) (E1 Music, March 8, 2011)
Various artists “Glee: The Music, Season Two, Volume 5” (Read here) (Columbia, March 8, 2011)
Kurt Vile (Philadelphia singer-songwriter) “Smoke Ring for My Halo” (Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3 Download) (Matador, March 8, 2011)
Wye Oak (Baltimore indie folk duo) “Civilian” (Hear/read here; MP3 Download; Vinyl) (Merge, March 8, 2011) Widgets 


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Asia “Spirit of the Night: The Phoenix Tour Live in Cambridge 2009 [CD/DVD]” (Hear here) (Frontiers, March 8, 2011)
Neil Diamond “Neil Diamond The Bang Years 1966 -1968” (23 tracks) (Columbia/Legacy, March 8, 2011)
Bo Diddley “Bo Diddley’s Beach Party” (recorded live at a Myrtle Beach, S.C., beach club on July 5-6, 1963; Read here) (Hip-O Select, March 8, 2011)
Fats Domino “Rare Dominos, Vols. 1-2” (2 CDs, 36 songs, cover his early Imperial years, 1949-57) (U.K. – BGO, March 7, 2011)
Serge Gainsbourg “Integrale [Box set]” (20 CDs) (U.K. – Universal, March 7, 2011)
Hollies, The “Bus Stop/Stop! Stop! Stop! “ (1966 albums on one CD; remastered) (U.K. – BGO, March 7, 2011)
Billy Joel “Live At Shea Stadium: The Concert [CD/DVD]” (2 CDs, 1 DVD; guests: Paul McCartney, John Mellencamp, Tony Bennett, Steven Tyler, Garth Brooks; see DVD and Blu-ray versions below) (Columbia, March 8, 2011)
Al Kooper “Easy Does It/New York City (You’re a Woman)/A Possible Projection of the Future Childhood’s End” (1970, 1971, 1972 albums on two CDs; 36 songs) (Australia – Raven, March 7, 2011)
Elvis Presley “Elvis Is Back! Legacy Edition” (1960 album, coupled with 1961’s “Something For Everybody,” plus several other hits he recorded after he returned from his stint in the Army) (RCA/Legacy, March 8, 2011)
Rainbow “Down to Earth: Deluxe Edition” (1979 album; remastered; 2 CDs, with previously unreleased studio outtakes and alternative versions; Read here) (Polydor/UMe, March 8, 2011)
Simon & Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Water: 40th Anniversary Edition [CD/DVD]” (1970 album; remastered, with a DVD containing “Songs of America,” a CBS special from 1969, and the new documentary “The Harmony Game: The Making of Bridge Over Troubled Water”) (Columbia/Legacy, March 8, 2011)
Traffic “John Barleycorn Must Die: Deluxe Edition” (1970 album; remastered, with a second disc of alternate takes and previously unreleased live material; Read here) (Island/UMe, March 8, 2011) Widgets


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Heart “Night At Sky Church [DVD]” (full-length concert film shot in Red Cam HD last March at the Experience Music Project, Seattle’s Rock & Roll History Museum; Blu-ray) (Legacy Recordings, March 8, 2011)
Billy Joel “Live At Shea Stadium: The Concert [DVD]” (Blu-ray) (Sony Legacy, March 8, 2011)
Frank Sinatra “A Man and His Music: The Collection [DVD]” (2 discs, featuring four TV specials from the mid-1960s) (Shout! Factory, March 8, 2011)

 Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher/Due date:
Louis Armstrong “Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings (Oxford Studies in Recorded Jazz) [Paperback]” (author: Brian Harker) (Oxford University Press, March 11, 2011)
Miles Davis “The Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-68 (Oxford Studies in Recorded Jazz) [Paperback]” (author: Keith Waters) (Oxford University Press, March 11, 2011)
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