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The Highway Poets CD Release Party today

The Highway Poets celebrate the release of their new album,
“Chaising Youth” with a LIVE performance today at 2pm

NEW RELEASES for November 10, 2017

Metallica: Master Of Puppets (remastered Expanded Edition) on CD

Deluxe three CD edition includes previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews, live tracks, and a 28-page booklet. Master of Puppets was originally released on March 3rd, 1986, on Elektra Records and went on to become the first Metallica album to be certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album has been certified six-times Platinum in the United States and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. In 2016, the album became the first metal album to be added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, an honor granted to works deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. Time to upgrade your Master of Puppets…


Taylor Swift: Reputation

the sixth studio album from the pop singer/songwriter. Reputation is the long-awaited follow-up to her 2014 album 1989. The album’s lead single, “Look What You Made Me Do”, was released on August 25, 2017. One of the leading contemporary recording artists, Taylor is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage. As a songwriter, Swift has received awards from the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was included in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time in 2015. She is also the recipient of 10 Grammy Awards, five Guinness World Records, one Emmy Award, 21 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Brit Award. Swift is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums-including 27.8 million in the US-and 130 million single downloads.


Seal: Standards

Deluxe edition includes three bonus tracks. 2017 release. Over the course of his astounding career, acclaimed singer-songwriter, Seal, has sold over 50 million albums globally. Now this iconic voice is tackling timeless songs with a collection of stunning versions of standards. Includes “Luck Be A Lady” and “It Was A Very Good Year”. Seal has won multiple awards throughout his career, including three Brit Awards; he won Best British Male in 1992, as well as four Grammy Awards and an MTV Video Music Award. As a songwriter, he received the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award, for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, in consecutive years (1990 and 1991).


Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats: Live At Red Rocks

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats have played Red Rocks once or twice a year since 2015. But what if you want to listen to Denver’s favorite rock-and-soul band play the venue every other day of the year? Well, you’re in luck! Live at Red Rocks is their first-ever live album. The 18-song live album was recorded at the band’s Aug. 21, 2016, show, a year after the band’s debut album was released. The band was joined for six tracks by New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which is no stranger to guest spots at Red Rocks.


Angel Olsen: Phases

Phases is a collection of Olsen’s work culled from the past several years, including a number of never-before-released tracks. “Fly On Your Wall,” previously contributed to the Bandcamp-only, anti-Trump fundraiser Our First 100 Days, opens Phases, before seamlessly slipping into “Special,” a brand new song from the My Woman recording sessions. Both “How Many Disasters” and “Sans” are first-time listens: home-recorded demos that have never been released, leaning heavily on Olsen’s arresting croon and lonesome guitar.


Project Mama Earth

Preparation is overrated. Impulse is everything. Such was the rebellious wisdom that drove the sessions for Project Mama Earth’s astonishing debut EP. In June 2017, 5 world-renowned musicians met in Devon England for a high-wire act unique in modern music. They had no songs. No chord charts. No game plan. No safety net. Nothing, in fact, but a plan to play and catch the sparks. Where a lesser band would have stumbled, the gauntlet was readily seized by the all-star lineup of Joss Stone (vocals), Nitin Sawhney (guitar), Jonathan Joseph (drums), Étienne M’Bappé (bass/guitar) and Jonathan Shorten (keyboards). Just 10 days later – and following a powerful co-production from all 5 bandmembers – the Mama Earth sessions were over. And yet, you sense that the story of this fascinating band is only just beginning. Impulsive, dynamic and sometimes downright dangerous, this is an album unlike anything else in the quartet’s respective CVs, unprecedented in the clinical modern music scene – and sure to make waves upon it’s release!


Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band: Body And Shadow

Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band marks it’s 20th anniversary with the release of their sublime fifth album, Body and Shadow, a succinct nine-track meditation on lightness/darkness that arrives like a balm for the soul, ebbing and flowing with grace, subtlety and no shortness of beauty. Blade and Cowherd wrote, arranged and produced the songs for Body and Shadow, which was recorded at the historic Columbus Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. The experience reminded Blade of recording the band’s debut with producer Daniel Lanois at the Teatro, a former movie theater in Oxnard, California.

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Anthony Presti CD Release Party on Saturday

Anthony Presti and band celebrate the release of Existentialism on CD
with a LIVE performance on Saturday November 4 at 2:05pm
Please come !

Existentialism was recorded at Tiny Telephone Studios with engineer James Riotto (Sean Hayes, The Mountain Goats) accompanied by an impressive cast of musicians including Leah Van Dyke (Brothers of Siren), Shaun David (The Lost), Burt Lewis (Stu Allen) and Jason Slota (Thao and the Getdown Staydown).

NEW RELEASES for November 3, 2017

 

Bob Dylan: Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981 (Deluxe Edition)

The next installment in the award-winning Bootleg Series, ‘Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981’, focuses on the albums ‘Slow Train Coming’ (1979), ‘Saved’ (1980) and ‘Shot of Love’ (1981) and the legendary live shows from that period.
8CD/1DVD Deluxe Edition box set
Premieres 100 previously unreleased live and studio recordings including 14 unreleased songs
Exclusive DVD of “Trouble No More: A Musical Film,” a new feature-length film incorporating never-before-seen footage from Dylan’s legendary 1980 tours
120 page photo book
Read review here

DISC LIST:

  • Disc 1: Live
  • Disc 2: Live
  • Disc 3: Rare and Unreleased
  • Disc 4: Rare and Unreleased
  • Disc 5 – Live in Toronto 1980
  • Disc 6 – Live in Toronto 1980
  • Disc 7 – Live in Earl’s Court, London June 27, 1981
  • Disc 8 – Live in Earl’s Court – London – June 27, 1981
  • Disc 9: Bonus DVD

Kid Rock: Sweet Southern Sugar

After finally admitting that he’s not actually running for U.S. Senate, Kid Rock has announced Sweet Southern Sugar – the new album his big political joke was created for. The record will arrive on November 3, and it will come with a big tour, to boot. – As a press release explains, Sweet Southern Sugar is Kid Rock’s first album recorded in Nashville and features such recently shared tracks as “Greatest Show On Earth,” “Po-Dunk” and “Tennessee Mountain Top.” It promises both country and classic rock, as well as of course some rap.


Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman: Pickin

An exuberant meeting of the musical minds and souls, Pickin’, with 10 Dawg compositions (five of which are newly written) is just the beginning of what promises to be an important, long-awaited and historic musical friendship. Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman had admired each other’s music for years but their paths had never crossed. That changed in January, 2014 when their mutual friend, the brilliant Scottish guitarist Martin Taylor, invited David to sit in at his concert with the world-‐renowned, Tommy Emmanuel. Going forward to 2016, Tommy invited David to participate in a recording project of his in Nashville, whereupon he asked him to teach him some “Dawg” tunes. Within the hour, they had recorded five of David’s tunes and the seeds of this recording were sown. An exuberant meeting of the musical minds and souls, Pickin’, with 10 Dawg compositions is just the beginning of what promises to be an important, long‐awaited and historic musical friendship.


Blitzen Trapper: Wild And Reckless

the ninth studio album from Portland’s Blitzen Trapper. The album Wild & Reckless was born from the stage production that the band spent the better part of a year producing. The half musical, half rock-opera dealt with heroin abuse, desperation, true love and western power structures. The story evoked a bygone era of Portland with this sci-fi love story, featuring a rock ‘n’ roll score that paired unreleased songs with favorites from the band’s catalog. Following the success of the production, the band took seven original songs from the production and developed the theme further into the 12 songs that comprise the album Wild & Reckless.


Blake Shelton: Texoma Shore

from the country music vocalist. Shelton has been the recipient of nine Country Music Association Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards, one CMT Artist of the Year award, and seven CMT Music Awards. He has also received eight American Country Awards, three People’s Choice Awards, two American Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award, and one iHeart Radio Music Awards, among others. Shelton has won 23 BMI awards and 22 ASCAP awards. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2010, for his many accomplishments in country music, and into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2014, attaining the highest honor one can receive from the state. In April 2013, Shelton was awarded the prestigious Gene Weed Special Achievement Award from the Academy of Country Music for his unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music and television. For his work on The Voice as a television personality, Shelton received the NATPE Reality Breakthrough Award for Best Reality Personality in 2017. Shelton has garnered eight Grammy nominations throughout his career, including nominations for Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance, and Best Music Film.


Big Head Todd and the Monsters: New World Arisin’

the 11th album from Colorado band Big Head Todd and the Monsters. The first single is “Damaged One”. The album was written and produced by vocalist/guitarist Todd Park Mohr with original members Rob Squires on bass and Brian Nevin on drums and percussions. Plus, Jeremy Lawton on keyboards, lap and petal steel guitar and backing vocals. It was recorded at E-Town Studios in Boulder, Colorado and mixed by Mark Needham with engineering by James Tuttle.


Free CD’s to people who lost collections to the fires

Last Saturday, we were at the Peacetown Fire Benefit at Ives Park in Sebastopol. We distributed free bags of CD’s that had been donated by local musicians.
We have more bags of CD’s ready to hand out now, so if you have lost your collection, come by Last Record Store and just ask.

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NEW RELEASES up to October 27, 2017:

Weezer: Pacific Daydream

2017 release. Following the release of Weezer (The White Album), the band began working on what they called The Black Album, but as they worked, they found the songs they were writing felt more like reveries from a beach at the end of the world. Instead of forcing a different direction, they began an entirely new album; Pacific Daydream was born. – Pacific Daydream – an album full of the melodic mastery and craftsmanship for which Weezer are known – is a record that navigates the uncertainty between reality and dreams, blurring the line between the listener knowing if they are daydreaming the world of the album, or if the world of the album is daydreaming them. It’s a record about finding the gray area between the black and the white, about escaping the everyday into the fantasy of what may be just down the line, but also maybe isn’t. It’s an album that sounds like the Beach Boys and The Clash fell in love by the ocean and had one hell of an amazing baby.


Pink: Beautiful Trauma

the seventh studio album by Pop vocalist Pink. Includes the single “What About Us”. Pink arrived on the music scene with her debut solo album, Can’t Take Me Home (2000). Recognized for her strong signature vocals and acrobatic performances, Pink has sold over 47 million albums worldwide, including over 16 million albums in the United States. Her career accolades include three Grammy Awards, a Brit Award, a Daytime Emmy Award and seven MTV Video Music Awards (including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award). In 2009, Billboard named Pink the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade. Pink was also the second most-played female solo artist in the United Kingdom during the 2000s, behind Madonna. VH1ranked her number 10 on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music, while Billboard awarded her the Woman of the Year award in 2013.


Beck: Colors

the 13th studio album from the singer, songwriter and musician. Colors is the follow up to Grammy Album of the Year winning Morning Phase. Colors was recorded at Greg Kurstin’s Los Angeles studio with Beck and Kurstin playing nearly every instrument themselves between 2013 and 2017. Beck described the recording process to music publication NME, saying “for the first year, we were experimenting and there was a lot of trial and error. I was touring constantly while making it, so I was attempting to bring some of that energy back to the studio, which isn’t always the easiest thing to do.”


Robert Plant: Carry Fire

from the former Led Zeppelin vocalist. Robert Plant’s eleventh studio album, Carry Fire, produced by Plant in the west of England and Wales, melds unusual rhythms with naturalism. As with his 2014 album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, the album features his band The Sensational Space Shifters. They are also joined here by special guests, including Chrissie Hynde. A powerful and wide vocal range (particularly evident in his high-pitched vocals) has given Robert Plant is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock ‘n’ roll; he has influenced fellow rock singer-songwriters such as Freddie Mercury, Axl Rose and Chris Cornell.


Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile: Lotta Sea Lice

KURT VILE: We ran into each other on the road in various continents and talked about the recordings. I guess it wasn’t till i had another tour booked for the following summer in Australia that we thought we should record as much as we can, no major goal to make it a full length but it came together that way because the vibe was so strong. I love working with Courtney, the collaboration was laid back with less pressure. COURTNEY BARNETT: Now we finished the album, we dreamt up an amazing band which we’ve called THE SEA LICE (inspired by a Stella Mozgawa beach-side-story) and me n Kurt will be standing there out front with our guitars singing songs together. Songs from this album we did, a handful of our own songs from previous albums, maybe some old folk songs n what not. Harmonies and guitarmonies galore. Very collaborative. Lotta Sea Lice is the result of 8 days in the studio spread over almost 15 months when Courtney and Kurt’s respective touring schedules allowed for them to be in the same place at the same time.


Lydia Loveless: Boy Crazy & Single(s)

2017 collection from Lydia Loveless containing her summery five-song EP Boy Crazy plus six non-album singles and B-sides, including original songs in addition to inventive and bare-bones covers of Prince, Elvis Costello, and Kesha. The recordings span from 2012 to 2015 and are appearing on a full length release for the first time. Lydia Loveless is an alternative country singer/songwriter from Columbus, Ohio. Her music combines pop music, classic country, honky tonk, and punk rock.


Willie And The Boys: Willie’s Stash, Vol. 2

Following in the musical footsteps of 2014’s December Day, Willie Nelson and the Boys is another family collaboration, this time showcasing Willie and sons, Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson, performing a selection of American country music standards and classics, including seven penned by Hank Williams Sr. Consisting mainly of studio recordings laid down during the 2011 sessions for Heroes, Willie Nelson and the Boys (Willie’s Stash, Vol. 2) is produced by Willie’s longtime friend and collaborator Buddy Cannon and recorded at Pedernales Recordings Studio in Austin, Texas. Includes “Move It On Over’, ‘Healing Hands Of Time’, ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart’ and many others.


Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn: Echo In The Valley on CD

from the king and queen of the banjo. Béla Fleck is a fifteen-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres, and Abigail Washburn a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who re-radicalized it by combining it with Far East culture and sounds. From writing concertos for full symphony orchestra, exploring the banjo’s African roots, to jazz duos with Chick Corea, many tout that Béla Fleck is the world’s premier banjo player. Washburn has the earthy sophistication of a postmodern, old-time singer-songwriter who has drawn critical acclaim for her solo albums. She has done fascinating work in folk musical diplomacy in China, presented an original theatrical production, and has contributed to singular side groups Uncle Earl and The Wu-Force. With one eye on using the banjo to showcase America’s rich heritage and the other pulling the noble instrument from it’s most familiar arena into new and unique realms, Bela & Abigail meet in the mean, head-on, to present music that feels wildly innovative and familiar at the same time. Whether at home, on stage or on record, their deep bond, combined with the way their distinct musical personalities and banjo styles interact, makes theirs a picking partnership unlike any other on the planet.


Gregory Porter: Nat King Cole & Me

Two-time Grammy-winning vocalist Gregory Porter’s third Blue Note album, Nat King Cole & Me, is a heartfelt tribute to his idol, the legendary singer, pianist and Capitol recording artist Nat King Cole. With the help of six-time Grammy-winning arranger Vince Mendoza, the London Studio Orchestra, a core band featuring pianist Christian Sands, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Ulysses Owens, and special guest trumpeter Terence Blanchard on two tracks, Porter revisits some of Cole s most cherished classics such as ‘Mona Lisa’, ‘L-O-V-E’, ‘Nature Boy’ and ‘The Christmas Song’. Porter won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2014 for Liquid Spirit and in 2017 for Take Me to the Alley.


The Life & Songs Of Kris Kristofferson (Various Artists)

Own the music from the Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson concert event on CD/DVD! This CD/DVD set captures performances from the historic, one-night concert event that honored the music of Kris Kristofferson, one of the most beloved songwriters of our time. – The two-and-a-half-hour concert film and available audio recordings feature over 20 once-in-a-lifetime performances from this momentous event by Kris Kristofferson, Jessi Alexander, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Ryan Bingham, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Jessi Colter, Rodney Crowell, Larry Gatlin, Emmylou Harris, Jack Ingram, Shooter Jennings, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, The Travelin’ McCourys, Reba McEntire, Buddy Miller, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Nettles, Jon Randall, Darius Rucker, Hank Williams Jr. And Lee Ann Womack. – Captured and presented in stunning HD quality with true Dolby 5.1 surround stereo, the full-length concert film and available CD include Kris classics, like “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” and “Why Me.” 2CD/1DVD.


Lee Ann Womack: The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone on CD

Lee Ann Womack, one of the most distinctive and decorated vocalists in modern music, releases her debut for ATO Records. The album mixes the country, soul, gospel and blues of her native East Texas. Produced by Womack’s husband and fellow Texan Frank Liddell (fresh off a 2017 ACM Album of the Year win for Miranda Lambert’s The Weight of These Wings), and featuring songs mostly co-written by Womack, ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone,’ is her most personal album to date.


Nick Lowe: Party of One on CD & LP

For 1990’s Party of One, the personnel was drawn from Nick’s bandmates on 1987’s John Hiatt masterpiece, Bring the Family (Lowe on bass, Jim Keltner on drums and Ry Cooder on guitar) combined with the twin heads of the band The Moonlighters (Austin DeLone – ex of Eggs Over Easy and Bill Kirchen – original Lost Planet Airman and twang kingpin). Nick brought in Dave Edmunds to produce and play even more guitar. They rip through a fantastic batch of original songs highlighted by “All Men Are Liars” and “What’s Shakin’ on the Hill” which are still staples of Nick’s live show. This strong effort led into the Little Village project and can be considered the final chapter in the first half of Nick’s career. It’s a staff pick!

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