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RICHARD THOMPSON – LIVE AT CELTIC CONNECTION DVD...

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RICHARD THOMPSON – LIVE...

Filmed in January 2011 at the Royal Concert Hall  in Glasgow as part of the annual Celtic Connections festival, this superb performance by The Richard Thompson Band marks their first ever live concert Blu-ray release. The first half of the show focuses on Thompson’s latest “Dream Attic” album with the second half given over to songs reaching back as far as his first solo album “Henry The Human Fly” and up to recent releases such as “Sweet Warrior” and “The Old Kit Bag”. Thompson’s distinctive voice and unmistakeable guitar style are well to the fore and his band are as good as it gets. This will be a must have purchase for any Richard Thompson fan. "In the guitar god firmament, Thompson easily takes a place beside Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. He has certainly been the most consistently imaginative English plank spanker of modern times." - Daily Mirror "…one of the world's ...

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PHILIP GLASS – ESSENTIAL

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PHILIP GLASS – ESSENTIAL

“Philip Glass is surely the world’s best-known living serious composer. His is a readily identifiable, if ever controversial, style that is both imitated and parodied the world over. He is familiar to pop audiences, crossover audiences, new music audiences, opera audiences and increasingly to chamber music audiences and symphony goers,” wrote Mark Swed in gramophone. To celebrate glass’ 75th birthday on January 31, 2012, Sony classical offers the Essential Philip Glass, a three disc overview of the composer’s prolific output that led to his rise as a cultural icon from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. It encompasses generous selections from the three seminal “Portrait Operas” (Einstein On the Beach, Satyagraha and Akhnaten) that established Glass as a serious, innovative classical composer, dance scores for Twyla Tharp (in the upper room) and Jerome Robbins (Songs from Liquid Days), theater works (the Photographer), plus music for solo piano and collaborations with ...

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RUMER – SEASONS OF MY SOUL

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RUMER – SEASONS OF MY...

The award-winning collection “Seasons Of My Soul,” the acclaimed debut album from British singer/songwriter Rumer arrives inNorth America on January 24th, 2012. Fueled by the much-admired hit singles “Slow” and “Aretha,” “Seasons Of My Soul” was a platinum certified popular success upon itsUK release last year. What‟s more, the album proved an international sensation, reaching the top 10 inBelgium,Norway,Ireland,New Zealand, and theNetherlands. More over, “Seasons Of My Soul” was a critical sensation, earning extraordinary acclaim for a debut album. Mojo hailed the collection as a five-star „Instant Classic,” praising Rumer for “(achieving) perfect balance between effusion and restraint…It‟s as if Rumer is laying bare humanity‟s soul, such is her ability to create intimacy and emotional depth within a song.” “A mellifluous aural balm of jazz and soul, these are songs of yearning and loss,” declared Q in a four-starred rave, while Uncut applauded the album for its “dream-like melancholy, thanks to the ...

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DOORS – L.A. WOMAN 40TH ANNIVERSARY

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DOORS – L.A. WOMAN 40TH...

40TH ANNIVERSARY 2–CD SET! Includes the previously unheard original song “She Smells So Nice,” plus a second disc of all previously unreleased alternate takes and studio chatter. The group‟s final album – 1971‟s L.A. Woman, with the signature hits “L.A. Woman,” “Love Her Madly” and “Riders On The Storm” – is being celebrated with a special two-CD release from Rhino. The L.A. Woman 40th Anniversary Edition features a never-before-heard song, “She Smells So Nice,” which captures the band – organist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, drummer John Densmore and late singer Jim Morrison – joyfully barreling through a full-throttle original before segueing into the blues standard “Rock Me.” As the song closes, Morrison can be heard chanting, “Mr. Mojo Risin” – an anagram of his name that was made famous during the bridge of “L.A. Woman.” The track was recently discovered by producer Bruce Botnick while reviewing the L.A. Woman session ...

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2012 GRAMMY NOMINEES

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2012 GRAMMY NOMINEES

The 2012 Grammy Nominees album will feature artists from the main categories. This year’s top nominee was Kanye West who earned 7 nominations, the most of any artist. Other artists with a strong showing include Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and The Band Perry Five Canadian artists garnered Nine Grammy nominations in several prestigious categories. Among the five artists were Drake, Melanie Fiona and Sum 41. The awards will be held on Sunday, February 12th at  the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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TIM McGRAW – EMOTIONAL TRAFFIC

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TIM McGRAW – EMOTIONAL...

Emotional Traffic, the highly anticipated new album that Tim McGraw proclaims is his best ever, hits the street on January 24th, 2012. The album delivers the hit single, “Felt Good On My Lips” as well as the brand new single, “Better Than I Used To Be.” Additional standout tracks include the catchy and inspiring, “Touchdown Jesus,” the celebrity penned, (Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Brad Warren, Brett Warren) “I Will Not Fall Down” and “Only Human” which features Pop/R&B star, Ne-Yo. Emotional Traffic adds to the already successful collection of releases from McGraw that have sold over forty million units.

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KATHLEEN EDWARDS – VOYAGEUR

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Highly anticipated fourth album is produced by Kathleen Edwards and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) National tour dates throughout 2012

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SNOW PATROL – FALLEN EMPIRES

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SNOW PATROL – FALLEN...

Snow Patrol returns with their 6th studio album “Fallen Empires”. Best known for slow building hits like “Run” & “Chasing Cars,” the Glasgow-based group teamed with producer Jackknife Lee after recording inCaliforniastarting in late 2010. Guests on the album include R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, folk rock singer Lissie, and Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen who’s featured on the first single “Called Out In The Dark.” Also included? A gospel choir, on electo-dance track “I’ll Never Let Go”. “We wanted to make a massively ambitious record,” says singer Gary Lightbody in a release, “a record unlike anything we’ve made before”. We started writing songs that were more playful, even rawer then before – we were brave enough to do what we wanted as a band, rather then what convention dictated to us”.  Deluxe Version includes DVD with 10 songs live at the Royal Albert Hall.

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YES – LIVE ON AIR

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YES – LIVE ON AIR

Yes is one of the most innovative and successful rock bands of all time with a career that now spans five decades. This live concert was recorded 1985 for a local radio station and is now available on CD in a limited edition. A rare live document.

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ETTA JAMES – THE DREAMER

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ETTA JAMES – THE DREAMER

On January 17, 2012, Etta James will release her new album ‘The Dreamer’ through Verve forecast. This monumental release not only marks her first album in five years, but will also be her final studio album before she retires, capping off an incredible fifty-year recording career. The album features her one-of-a-kind soulful renditions of Otis Redding’s Cigarettes & Coffee, Bobby Blues Bland’s Dreamer and Ray Charles’ In the Evening. The great Etta James has been a musical force and a major hitmaker since the ‘50s with numerous accolades, including six Grammy Awards © including the Lifetime Achievement Award, Best Jazz Vocal Performance and two Hall of Fame Awards. Among her star on the Hollywood Hall of Fame, she has been inducted into Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues and Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Throughout her career, James created a remarkably deep and diverse catalogue of R&B, blues, soul, pop and jazz recordings. ...

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