New Releases for the Week of September 18, 2015

Keith Richards: Crosseyed Heart

Keith Richards: Crosseyed Heart

the highly anticipated third solo studio album from the iconic rocker. Singer, songwriter and original member of legendary rock band The Rolling Stones, Richards is a rock legend and is among the greatest guitarists of all time. A majority of the album has been co-written with co-producer Steve Jordan, also featuring Waddy Wachtel on guitar and Ivan Neville on keys. Includes the single “Trouble”.


 

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin: Lost Time

a follow up their previous album, the Grammy nominated, Common Ground. Lost Time, is a collection of blues songs from various artists that inspired the Alvin Brothers at a very early age. Common Ground focused exclusively on Big Bill Broonzy songs. With Lost Time the Alvin brothers dig in to the music of James Brown, Leadbelly, Willie Dixon, Blind Boy Fuller and Leroy Carr, among other greats. But they cover four songs by Big Joe Turner, as tribute to the blues legend t they met as teens, and who became their friend and mentor. Dave Alvin says, “We tried our best to honor all these magnificent musicians, songwriters and singers as well as expose them to new listeners, and perhaps raise some ghosts up from their graves for a minute or two. And, hopefully, my brother and I have also again found some damn lost time.”


 

Dave Rawlings Machine: Nashville Obsolete

Dave Rawlings Machine: Nashville Obsolete

the highly anticipated second album from Dave Rawlings Machine. Recorded on analog tape at Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, TN, Nashville Obsolete features seven original compositions written by Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. Produced by Rawlings, Nashville Obsolete highlights the brilliant musicianship of Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch on lead vocals and guitar, Paul Kowert (Punch Brothers) on bass, Willie Watson on vocals and guitar and guest appearances from Brittany Haas (fiddle) and Jordan Tice (mandolin).


 

Lana Del Rey: Honeymoon

Lana Del Rey: Honeymoon

the fourth studio album; Lana began planning the album just two months after releasing her third studio album Ultraviolence (2014) Del Rey collaborated with producers including Daniel Heath, Rick Nowels, Emile Haynie and Justin Parker. The singer revealed the album title to Billboard in January. “It’s very different from the last one and similar to the first two, Born to Die and Paradise,” she said. Honeymoon includes the single “High by the Beach”. Del Rey started songwriting at the age of 18 and signed her first recording contract in 2007. It wasn’t until five years later, upon the release of her second album, that Lana achieved worldwide critical success.


 

Darlene Love: Introducing

Darlene Love: Introducing

the first new album in decades from legendary vocalist Darlene Love. Introducing Darlene Love was produced and arranged by artist/producer/E Street Band great Stevie Van Zandt, and is comprised of all new recordings and features never-before-heard and classic songs from a superstar cast of songwriters eager to showcase one of the most seminal voices in music history. Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen contribute two tracks each to the 14-song album, and Stevie Van Zandt penned three songs. Other writers include Jim Webb, Linda Perry, Desmond Child, Joan Jett, longtime songwriting team Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Michael Des Barres, and more. The captivating Love brings her iconic vocal delivery to each song, including “Night Closing In” (Bruce Springsteen,) “Still To Soon To Know” (Elvis Costello),”Love Kept Us Foolin’ Around” (Linda Perry), “Who Under Heaven” (Jimmy Webb), “River Deep, Mountain High” (Phil Spector/Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich), and “Sweet Freedom” (Barry Man/Cynthia Weil), among others. Inducted in to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2011, the New York Times has called the singer “a thunderbolt voice embedded in the history of rock n’ roll…” and Rolling Stone praised her trademark vocal style as “a rare instrument sturdy enough to vault over Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound.'” The prolific Van Zandt creates a compelling production aesthetic on Introducing Darlene Love, echoing the classic recording style of many early ’60s pop standards.


 

Chris Cornell: Higher Truth

Chris Cornell: Higher Truth

the fifth solo album form multiple Grammy Award-winning, Golden Globe Nominated and acclaimed singer and songwriter Chris Cornell. Produced by Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Neil Young), Higher Truth displays Chris Cornell’s constant evolution as a master songwriter, lyricist and musical craftsman telling human stories which transcend musical genres. Inspired by the stark arrangements of musicians like Nick Drake, Daniel Johnston and White Album-era Beatles, Cornell creates a musical universe unlike anything he has done before. Includes ‘Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart’, ‘Let Your Eyes Wander’, ‘Before We Disappear’, ‘Murder Of Blue Skies’, ‘Dead Wishes’ and many more.


 

David Gilmour:  Rattle That Lock

David Gilmour:
Rattle That Lock

Packaged in hard cover bound book with gold foil blocking on cloth spine, along with a 22 page photo/lyric booklet including artist photographs by Kevin Westenberg with album session photographs by Polly Samson. 2015 solo album by David Gilmour, the voice and guitar of Pink Floyd. This is David’s fourth solo album, and the first since 2006’s # 1 album On An Island. The primary lyricist for Rattle That Lock is Gilmour’s long-term writing partner, Polly Samson, and the album is co-produced by David Gilmour and Roxy Music s Phil Manzanera. The striking cover has been art directed by Dave Stansbie.


 

Joe Ely: Panhandle Rambler

Joe Ely: Panhandle Rambler

In the rock ‘n’ roll era, the vast spaces of West Texas have been filled with great music. Joe Ely stands in a musical tradition born out of those gritty, desolate plains. Recently recognized as the Official Texas State Musician for 2016, Ely’s newest is among his most personal albums in an already accolade-laden career. It is a portrait of the land he calls home, the spirited people and stories it produces, and the special sense of destiny it’s very vastness creates.


 

Judy Collins: Strangers Again

Judy Collins: Strangers Again

A unique and extraordinary duets album featuring the unmistakable voice of folk music icon Judy Collins and an all-star assembly of her superbly talented friends performing an intensely moving set of ballads! Guests include country legend Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Jeff Bridges, Glen Hansard (of The Swell Season), Jimmy Buffett, Michael McDonald, Don McLean and more!


 

Lucero: All A Man Should Do

Lucero: All A Man Should Do

Following the release of 2012 s Women and Work, Lucero’s All A Man Should Do contains some of the most resonant lyrics Ben Nichols has ever written. They read like chapters from his life: the duality of relationships, getting older, finding where you want to be in this world and more. Includes the first single “Went Looking For Warren Zevon’s Los Angeles”.


 

Glen Hansard: Didn't He Ramble

Glen Hansard: Didn’t He Ramble

The album is his first in over three years and follows 2012’s solo debut Rhythm & Repose. Didn’t He Ramble was produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Sufjan Stevens), a frequent collaborator of Hansard’s, and Grammy winner and former Frames band-mate David Odlum (Paloma Faith, Tinariwen). The album, which was recorded in New York, Dublin, Chicago and France, is Hansard’s most intimate and elegant record since his work in Once and features guest appearances by John Sheahan (Dubliners), Sam Beam (Iron and Wine) and Sam Amidon.


 

Grateful Dead:  30 Trips Around the Sun,  the Definitive LIVE Story 1965-1995

Grateful Dead:
30 Trips Around the Sun,
the Definitive LIVE Story 1965-1995

features one unreleased live song from each year of the band’s career plus one special re-released track from the band’s earliest recordings, under the name The Emergency Crew. Every year from 1965 – 1995 is represented. Also featured is an essay by Dead aficionado Jesse Jarnow dissecting every track in the collection.


 

Tommy Emmanuel:  It's Never Too Late

Tommy Emmanuel:
It’s Never Too Late

Quality is laced throughout It’s Never Too Late, the first regular studio album featuring Emmanuel completely solo without guests since 2000. An accomplished finger style player, Emmanuel frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords and the bass all at once.


 

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This is a right away letter, I’ve got to mail it today
Straight to my main inspirer, says ‘Urgent from the USA’
It’s got this heart inside it, the postage is my soul
Contains a message from millions, says ‘Keith don’t go’

Ten thousand guitars wailin’ but it ain’t quite the same
You’ve got a knack for sailin’
And it’s stamped with your own brand name
We’s all sailors, as captain you must know
You bring a message to millions, says ‘Keith don’t go’

I said Keith don’t go, don’t take my fun
Keith don’t go, Keith don’t go
We miss our father Jimi, it’s hard to breathe with that loss
But I still got you brother, don’t nail yourself to a cross
I watch you lead the pack, you put the drive into my soul
You bring a message to millions, says ‘Keith don’t go’
~Nils Lofgren

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