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NEW RELEASES September 1, 2017:

 

LCD Soundsystem: American Dream on CD & LP

Tthe fourth studio album by the alt-rock band led by James Murphy. American Dream acts as the band’s first album in seven years, following This Is Happening (2010). Prior to the album’s release, LCD Soundsystem performed at large music festivals as well as smaller shows to promote their reunion. Two album tracks, “Call the Police” and “American Dream”, were released together as the album’s lead single. LCD Soundsystem announced their breakup in early 2011 and also announced that they would end with a show at Madison Square Garden on April 2, 2011. In October 2015, online publication Consequence of Sound reported that “multiple sources” could confirm that LCD Soundsystem would be reuniting in 2016 and that they would be headlining “high-profile music festivals in the US and UK.” Two months afterward, the band released the Christmas-themed track “Christmas Will Break Your Heart” acting as their first single in four years

Winwood Greatest Hits Live on CD

Two CD set. 2017 live release from the rock icon. Winwood: Greatest Hits Live is a collection sourced from Steve’s personal archives of live performances. With a 23-song track list handpicked by Steve, featuring his best-loved songs, Greatest Hits Live offers fans a definitive musical portrait of his five-decade career. The package features rare, previously unreleased material touching on all aspects of Winwood’s extensive catalog, including contemporary arrangements of the music he created with the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith, and on his classic solo recordings. The collection channels R&B, jazz, funk, folk, classic rock, pop, and Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms, highlighting Winwood’s unique ability to fuse multiple genres into a singular, cohesive musical expression. The record not only demonstrates Steve’s mastery of the Hammond B3 Organ, but also showcases his remarkable guitar skills.

Joan Osborne: Songs Of Bob Dylan on CD

On Songs of Bob Dylan, Joan Osborne unleashes her sizable gifts as a vocalist and interpreter upon The Bard’s celebrated canon. With performances honed by the time Osborne spent polishing them during Joan Osborne Sings The Songs Of Bob Dylan – two critically acclaimed two-week residencies she performed at New York City’s Café Carlyle in March 2016 and 2017, the seven-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling singer and songwriter, whom The New York Times has called “a fiercely intelligent, no-nonsense singer, ” winds her supple, soulful voice around Dylan’s poetic, evocative lyrics, etching gleaming new facets in them along the way. The album spans Dylan’s beloved standards from the ’60s and ’70s (“Masters of War, ” “Highway 61 Revisited, ” “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35, ” “Buckets of Rain, ” “Tangled Up In Blue”) to some of Osborne’s favorites from his later albums including “Dark Eyes” (from 1985’s Empire Burlesque), “Ring Them Bells” (from 1989’s Oh Mercy), “Tryin’ To Get To Heaven” (from 1997’s Time Out of Mind), and “High Water” (from 2001’s Love and Theft). “His versions are legendary and I’m not trying to improve on them, ” Osborne says. “I’m just trying to sing beautiful songs and let people hear them. It’s about trying to give a different shade of meaning to something that’s already great. ”

Walter Trout: We’re All In This Together on CD

The album will be out on CD, and soon on double vinyl. “We’re All In This Together” features Walter with a different guest on each track, including artists Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Sonny Landreth, Robben Ford, Warren Haynes, Eric Gales, Joe Louis Walker, John Mayall and Joe Bonamassa. Gonna Hurt Like Hell (feat. Kenny Wayne Shepherd) Ain’t Goin’ Back (feat. Sonny Landreth) The Other Side Of The Pillow (feat. Charlie Musselwhite) She Listens To The Blackbird Sing (feat. Mike Zito) Mr. Davis (feat. Robben Ford) The Sky Is Crying (feat. Warren Haynes) Somebody Goin’ Down (feat. Eric Gales) She Steals My Heart Away (feat. Edgar Winter) Crash And Burn (feat. Joe Louis Walker) Too Much To Carry (feat. John Nemeth) Do You Still See Me At All (feat. Jon Trout) Got Nothin’ Left (feat. Randy Bachman) Blues For Jimmy T. (feat John Mayall) We’re All In This Together (feat. Joe Bonamassa)

Bill Evans: Another Time: The Hilversum Concert on CD

2017 archive release. Another Time: The Hilversum Concert is a rare, never-before-issued recording of the legendary Bill Evans trio featuring Eddie Gomez on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums captured live at the Netherlands Radio Union Studios on June 22, 1968. For the audiophile, this is possibly the best sounding live recording of Bill Evans found to date, captured with the state of the art equipment of the NRU. This deluxe CD features rare photos, essays, plus interviews with Eddie Gomez, Jack DeJohnette and more.

David Grisman & Tony Rice: Dawg & T on CD

CD reissue. A live duet recording of a rare concert on October of 1997 by two virtuosos who started an acoustic revolution in the 1970’s

Grateful Dead: Road Trips 4 No.4 – Spectrum 4-6-82 on CD

It is the great honor at Real Gone Music to issue all 36 volumes of Dick’s Picks, The Grateful Dead’s landmark live concert series. Well, the diligence in releasing Dick’s Picks has had a “Ripple” effect, for now the band is entrusting us with releasing it’s subsequent live concert series, Road Trips! Unlike Dick’s Picks, which saw about two-thirds of it’s titles go to regular retail in their original incarnations, NONE of the entries in the Road Trips series were offered to retail outlets outside of the Dead’s own website. Since it worked so well with Dick’s Picks, we are reissuing the last titles first, and we have enlisted the series’ original designer, Steve Vance, to convert the original wallet packaging to customer-friendly triple-CD slimline jewel cases. This volume dates back to 1982, which, despite having been among the best years of touring for the Brent Mydland-era Grateful Dead, had seen only one authorized release (Dick’s Picks Vol. 32) from that year prior to the August 2011 release of this concert, and only one other since (one of the shows included in the Thirty Trips Around the Sun box); it remains probably the least-documented year in the band’s history when weighed against it’s overall quality. But that’s just one of the reasons Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 4 belongs in any Deadhead’s library; this show, which hails from one of the band’s best and favorite venues, the Philadelphia Spectrum, kicks off a rock solid first set with “Cold Rain and Snow” segue-ing into “Promised Land” and follows it with sparkling versions of “Big Railroad Blues,” “Jack-A-Roe,” and “It’s All Over Now” among others, while set two gets off to a similarly strong start with an irresistibly funky “Shakedown Street” and winds up with a sublime encore of “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” with exceptional versions of “Truckin’,” “The Other One,” and “Morning Dew” in between. Bonus material from the previous night (including the rarely-performed “Deep Ellem Blues”) just add to the early ’80s goodness, all presented in HDCD sound.


John Prine September ’78
In the fall of 1978, John Prine found himself between the release of the folk-driven Bruised Orange album and the more rocking Pink Cadillac. During that period, the singer-songwriter returned home to Chicago for a show at Park West theater that saw Prine backed by an electric band for the first time in his career.
Prine released a recording of that performance on vinyl in 2015 with live-album September ’78, and today, it is released for the first time on CD.
The 10-track collection includes two cover tracks: The Righteous Brothers’ “Try To Find Another Man” and Elvis Presley’s “Treat Me Nice”.
Prine credits his rediscovery of the show to his wife, Fiona. “Interesting,” he said, “the little gems you find when the wife makes you clean out the basement … these are some good songs.”

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Out There Tapes Party on Saturday

Nightbeats: Sonoma County music compilation ‘The Out There Tapes’ released


photo of John Courage by Darryl Bush for The Press Democrat
ESTEFANY GONZALEZ
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | August 30, 2017, 12:35PM

Out There at The Last Record Store — Remember when your car didn’t have auxiliary cord slots or Bluetooth capabilities to sync your phone to your stereo? Better yet, remember when CD players didn’t exist and tapes were all the rage?
Well, the majority of the local Americana music scene does. “The Out There Tapes” is a collection of songs by local acts such as Ashley Allred, Frankie Boots and The County Line, David Luning and Sean Hayes, just to name a few. The compilation was recorded at Gremlintone studios owned by local musician John Courage.
To celebrate the release of this collection of cool tunes, both The Crux and John Courage will play a free concert at The Last Record Store in Santa Rosa this Saturday. Swing by to pick up a copy, or listen to cool rock n’ roll guitar riffs and creative sounds made via large metal chains.

BIG in-store on Saturday September 2 @ 2pm ish:
The Out There Tapes CD Release PARTY with
John Courage & The Crux
Please come.

New stuff. Always new stuff…

August 11, 2017:


The Out There Tapes: a Compilation by Gremlintone
The City of Santa Rosa, OutThereSR.com, John Courage and Josh Windmiller have collaborated on an unprecedented music compilation of 13 tracks, from 13 different Sonoma County bands, recorded and mixed by John Courage on his analog Tascam 388 and Tascam 38 1/2″ eight track recorders. “The Out There Tapes: A Compilation by Gremlintone” was officially released on June 11 at the third annual Railroad Square Music Festival (where three of the included artists performed). An unprecedented insight into our local music scene, “The Out There Tapes” documents Santa Rosa’s finest musicians and shines a light on the wealth of talent within our city.

The compilation boasts original songs from lauded local country duo The Easy Leaves, semi-retired farmyard rabble rouser Arann Harris, hometown boys done good The Brothers Comatose, vaudevillian confetti pirates The Crux, ethereal song caster Ashley Allred, stylishly sinful charmers Frankie Boots and The County Line, Forestville’s rising Americana star David Luning, highly acclaimed soul folk-er Sean Hayes, harmonic stompin’ sweethearts Bootleg Honey, Rock and Roll stalwart John Courage, finger-picking balladeers Misner and Smith, Appalachian devotees Thistle Creek and barroom vagabonds Timothy O’Neill Band.

Courage says, “Most of the bands were tracked completely live to achieve the essence of their performance. The project was mixed in analog before being transferred to digital for mastering”. In anticipation of the release Culture Pop Films captured 3 videos of the sessions with The Brothers Comatose, The Easy Leaves, and The Crux and will roll out the videos through OutThereSR leading up to the festival and release.
CD Release Party at LRS Saturday September 2 at 2pm Plus a Big Sale (save the date)
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Manzanita Falls: Abilene
One of our favorite local bands. Abilene was written after a near-fatal rollover accident the band suffered while on tour, and honed for the better part of three years, the songs explore the tenuis balance between life and death; love and loss.
CD Release Party at LRS Saturday September 30 at 2pm
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David Rawlings: Poor David’s Almanack on CD (on LP in a few weeks)

Guitar man David Rawlings leaves the Machine moniker behind for his third album, Poor Davids Almanack, a wry mixture of acoustic and electric performances rich in ageless American vernacular. Gloriously captured on analog tape by studio wizards Ken Scott and Matt Andrews, the ten new songs took shape in a rollicking weeklong session at Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee where Rawlings and longtime compatriot Gillian Welch joined together with Willie Watson, Paul Kowert, Brittany Haas, Ketch Secor, and Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith to produce an album for all seasons.

Ke$ha: Rainbow on CD

Her first album in nearly five years. Rainbow marks a new beginning for Kesha, one based around inner strength and musical exploration as she achieves her vision for the album by enlisting a roster of collaborators ranging from Eagles of Death Metal to Dolly Parton. Ben Folds produced the title track with Kesha, while Ricky Reed produced and wrote numerous tracks as well. Wrabel co-wrote a collaboration that features the Dap-Kings horn section. Eagles of Death Metal are featured on two tracks, while Parton guests on a version of her 1980 country chart-topper “Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You.” The track was co-written by Kesha’s mother Pebe Sebert, who also has other songwriting credits on Rainbow.

Guided By Voices: How Do You Spell Heaven on CD & LP

From the uber-prolific Robert Pollard and his main day job, Guided By Voices. Guided by Voices is on a roll. One could argue that GBV is never not on a roll, that Robert Pollard’s output plows past the word “prolific” like prolific is standing still in a snowbank; and that’s true, but this new version of the band (Doug Gillard, Bobby Bare Jr, Mark Shue, Kevin March) has given Pollard new tools to complement his song-hammer. Thus, ergo, quod erat demonstrandum: roll. Hot on the heels of the smothered-in-plaudits double album August By Cake comes this hot and heavy fifteen-tune long player, a melody-dense thwack to the earholes that will both energize and deplete your body of it’s remaining music-appreciation enzymes. Recorded by the band in New York, and by Pollard in Ohio, How Do You Spell Heaven capitalizes on the current incarnation’s tour-buffed shine without sacrificing eternal verities such as but not limited to: off-kilter rhythmic jolts; krazy chords; purposefully imperfect harmonies; and fragmented structures that start and stop on a coin of small denomination and go somewhere else, and quickly. There’s more, much more-the easiest, laziest way to sum up this latest album is the most obvious: How do you spell heaven? Shout it from the rafters: G-B-V!

A.J. Croce: Just Like Medicine on CD and LP in a week or so…

From the acclaimed singer/songwriter. A.J. Croce and his producer, soul music legend, Dan Penn explore the healing power of music with Just Like Medicine. An all-star cast including Steve Cropper, David Hood, Vince Gill, Colin Linden and the McCrary Sisters come together on Croce’s ninth studio album, which includes his first recording of “The Name of the Game,” an unreleased song by his father, Jim Croce. As Croce explains, “I wanted to make a real soul album, but not a throwback Stax album or a Motown album or anything like that-even though Dan was producing and there are great players from that world and Muscle Shoals on these tracks.” Sonically and in every other way, the intention on Just Like Medicine seems to keep things real. “We recorded this album in mono, to analog tape, primarily to two tracks and we never used more than sixteen tracks,” says Croce. “Dan explained that when he worked with the Box Tops, they only had like three tracks-one for the band, one for the vocals, one for string and horns. So that became our starting point.”

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We will be represented at The Petaluma Music Festival!

Petaluma Music Festival celebrates 10 years of Keeping Music in the Schools.
Your pals at LRS will have a booth with CD’s and LP’s for sale: CHEAP… Look for us !
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Speaking of Petaluma, there is a show coming up that we want to mention:
On Sunday August 20, pianist/singer/songwriter Judith Owens comes to The Mystic Theater.
Currently on tour opening for Bryan Ferry, the Mystic show will be a special one with Judith headlining.
A couple of Judith Owen Fun Facts: her husband voices  Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Principal Skinner, Ned Flanders,Reverend Lovejoy, Kent Brockman, and Dr. Hibbert. Yes, Judith is married to Harry Shearer.
Equally impressive is the fact that Judith’s bass player is the legendary Leland Sklar, one of the top bass players in the world. Take a moment to check out the recordings that he’s been on: AllMusic
We have a cool deal to share with you. Judith, Leland and her touring band cruise around the country in n custom tour bus, and around 1pm, they are going to pull up near the record store, and 4 lucky people will hop on the bus, and be treated to some songs in a super intimate setting. Here’s an idea what it will look like: Bus Sessions
Interested? Here’s what to do: send an email to me at  dougjayne@krcb.org   Subject Line Judith Owen  Body of email Why you want to get on the bus. Winners will be notified on August 18. I’ll also have some Mystic tickets to give away too.
Seriously, look at Leland Sklar’s discography and be amazed. Judith is the real deal. Should be fun!

NEW RELEASES August 4, 2017

Randy Newman: Dark Matter on CD

2017 release from the veteran singer/songwriter. Dark Matter, Randy Newman’s first album of new material in nine years, is the follow-up to 2008’s acclaimed Harps and Angels, which the Guardian called “the work of a true master of popular song.” Produced by long-time Newman collaborators Mitchell Froom, Lenny Waronker, and David Boucher, the album includes songs about Vladimir Putin, the Kennedy brothers, Sonny Boy Williamson, science vs. Religion, love and loss, and more. Randall Stuart Newman is a singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice, mordant (and often satirical) pop songs, and for film scores. Since the 1980s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer. Newman has received twenty Academy Award nominations in the Best Original Score and Best Original Song categories and has won twice in the latter category. He has also won three Emmys, six Grammy Awards, and the Governor’s Award from the Recording Academy.

Hard Working Americans: We’re All In This Together on CD& LP

Throughout music history, the breakthrough albums for several legendary artists were live recordings – At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band, Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton, and Alive by KISS. Now four decades later, history seems poised to repeat itself with the release of We’re All In This Together, the powerful, new live document by Hard Working Americans. Dubbed a “jam band supergroup” by some journalists, because of it’s high-profile lineup, the rock sextet features bassist Dave Schools and drummer Duane Trucks of Widespread Panic, guitarist Neal Casal of Chris Robinson Brotherhood, keyboardist Chad Staehly of Great American Taxi, Tulsa guitarist Jesse Aycock, and celebrated singer-songwriter Todd Snider on lead vocals. Recorded live by monitor engineer Colin Cargile during the band’s 2016 Rest In Chaos tour, the album was produced by Schools and mixed by the legendary John Keane, who also mixed the band’s first record. We’re All In This Together features 13 tracks, with most selected from an unforgettable show at Iron City in Birmingham, AL. “For the kind of band we are, I think this is a definite statement for us,” Snider says of We’re All In This Together. “It captures a collective spirit, a collective muse being shared by a thousand-plus people.”

Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Lay It On Down on CD

2017 release. Kenny Wayne Shepherd is already considered to be at the forefront of contemporary blues. This time around, Kenny applied his talents to writing by woodshedding with several prominent Nashville hit son-writing teams (Keith Stegall, Mark Selby & Tia Sillers, Marshall Altman, Dylan Altman & Danny Myrick). Marrying these songs with his trademark guitar-playing will help expand his already growing base. The album is produced by Marshall Altman (Natasha Bedingfield, Matt Nathanson, Kate Voegele, Amy Grant).

Eagles of Death Metal: I Love You All The Time: Live At The Olympia In Paris [Explicit Content] on CD

2017 two CD set. I Love You All The Time: Live at The Olympia in Paris is a live release from the band’s emotionally charged return to Paris. The line-up for this historic show features Jesse Hughes, Joshua Homme, Dave Catching, Matt McJunkins, Julian Dorio, Eden Galindo, and Tuesday Cross. This performance includes the tracks ‘Complexity’, ‘Don’t Speak (I Came To Make A Bang)’, ‘Cherry Cola’, Duran Duran cover ‘Save A Prayer’, ‘I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News)’ and many more.

George Thorogood: Party Of One on CD

2017 release. Party Of One is Thorogood’s long-awaited tribute to the artists that shaped his musical consciousness. Produced by Grammy-winner Jim Gaines – the 14 cuts on Party Of One are a potent platter of traditional blues, classics, and modern blues benchmarks. The album sees Thorogood covering blues masters such as Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, as well as The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, and Bob Dylan. Thorogood has always had a flair for re-energizing old classics. He puts a charge into songs like “I’m a Steady Rollin’ Man,” “No Expectations,” “Wang Dang Doodle,” “Boogie Chillen,” “Bad News,” “Down the Highway,” “Got to Move” and more including a live “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”.

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