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PAUL McCARTNEY – KISSES ON THE BOTTOM

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PAUL McCARTNEY – KISSES...

Sir Paul McCartney is joined by Diana Krall and a group of jazz greats to create the album Paul says has been inside him for 20 years. Kisses On the Bottom refers to a line from “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter, the album’s opening track. Also joining him is Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder on a few numbers. The feature track, My Valentine – a Paul original, will be performed by Paul and Diana on the Grammy Awards show on February 12

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VAN HALEN – A DIFFERENT KIND OF TRUTH

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VAN HALEN – A DIFFERENT...

First studio album from VAN HALEN since 1998 and first with David Lee Roth since 1984! One of the biggest albums of 2012!

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CHIMES OF FREEDOM THE SONGS OF BOB DYLAN

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CHIMES OF FREEDOM THE SONGS OF...

Bob Dylan tribute album with all proceeds benefitting Amnesty International…it is their 50th Anniversary this year. It features 4 discs and 73 songs, housed in a 4-panel digipak that is no larger than a standard jewelbox . ALL music was recorded for this record specifically, except for a few live tracks that are known songs, but unreleased versions. The entire album is unreleased music. (The Johnny Cash track features the Avett Bros and production by Rick Rubin, that was obviously not originally recorded for this album, but was assembled for it.) A sampling of the artists on this collection include Patti Smith, Diana Krall, Pete Townsend, Bettye Lavette, Elvis Costello, Sugarland, Adele, K'Naan, Bad Religion, Kronos Quartet, Taj Mahal, Lucinda williams and Eric Burdon.

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MARK LANEGAN – BLUES FUNERAL

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MARK LANEGAN – BLUES...

Blues Funeral is the first Mark Lanegan solo album since 2004's critically acclaimed Bubblegum. Despite a lengthy break from his solo career, Lanegan's prolific work rate has been in full force with guest spots and collaborations with the likes of Queensof the Stone Age, Isobel Campbell, the Gutter Twins, Soulsavers and Bomb the Bass. Blues Funeral is an equally familiar and surprising evolution in Lanegan's remarkable, if still underappreciated solo career. Lanegan is in fine form, and his vocals seem to get better with age; a rich, world-weary growl with stunning control and depth. His fruitful artistic endeavours in recent years are reflected throughout Blues Funeral, unearthing some of his most adventurous song-writing amidst an impressive cast of contributors. Guests include Jack Irons, Chris Goss, Greg Dulli and multi-instrumentalist and production wizard Alain Johannes, who rubber stamps Lanegan's superb arrangements with warm, textured production. The biggest surprise is the increased integration ...

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GOLDFRAPP – THE SINGLES

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GOLDFRAPP – THE SINGLES

Genre-smashing musical pioneers Goldfrapp present The Singles, a career-spanning overview featuring tracks from their five critically acclaimed albums, alongside two brand new songs written especially for this release: “Yellow Halo” a slow building synth-pop wonder, and the introspective and defiant new wave ballad “Melancholy Sky”. Goldfrapp has explored a range of musical styles in their songs, although many songs are characterized by Alison Goldfrapp’s distinctive breathy, soft soprano vocals and Will Gregory’s multi-layered synthesizer and string arrangements. The Singles, is the first compilation from the band, taking in the captivating electronic balladry of the Mercury-nominated debut album Felt Mountain, the distorted dance floor follow-up Black Cherry, the glitterball glamour of the Grammy nominated, worldwide million selling dance pop of Supernature, the critically acclaimed electrofolk of Seventh Tree and last year’s Grammy nominated album, the hands-in-the-air, retro-futuristic Head First.

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DIERKS BENTLEY – HOME

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DIERKS BENTLEY – HOME

Following in the footsteps of his critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated Up On The Ridge album, Dierks Bentley will release his sixth studio album of new music on February 7th, Home. The inspiring video for the upcoming album’s anthemic title single, “Home,” features iconic images of both the history and humanity of America. “My home is in Nashville with my family, my home is on the road with our fans and my home is definitely in country music,” said Dierks. “This album is more than a year’s worth of writing, recording and testing out material on the road in front of our hard core fans. The end result is an album that runs through all the types of country songs and sounds I enjoy singing and playing. I can’t wait to share it with the fans!” “Home” follows the disc’s lead single “Am I The Only One,” which marked Dierks’ eighth career #1 hit. ...

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LACUNA COIL – DARK ADRENALINE

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LACUNA COIL – DARK...

Italy’s greatest musical export, LACUNA COIL, have returned with the massively anticipated, new full-length release, Dark Adrenaline. The album was recorded with acclaimed producer Don Gilmore (Avril Lavigne,Linkin Park, Pearl Jam) at the famed NRG Studios in Los Angeles. Dark Adrenaline is another huge step forward in theband’s continuous evolution and marks their first full-length since 2008’s Shallow Life and promises to be well worth the wait.

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MOTORHEAD – THE WORLD IS OURS VOL. 1

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MOTORHEAD – THE WORLD IS...

“The Wörld Is Ours - Vol 1 - Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else” is all about the cacophonous, ear-drum shattering glory of the finest rock’n’roll and is the purest of new testaments to the sheer power and voltage of proper rock‘n‘roll from real rock‘n‘roll legends. “The Wörld Is Ours-Vol 1 - Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else” is the first ever Motörhead release recorded and filmed around the World during their 35th year on tour. "The Wörld Is Ours-Vol 1 - Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else”, a blistering DVD containing some of the fi nest moments from the tour, including the entire performance from Chile’s Teatro Caupolican shot and filmed in classic black and white by Banger Films and Sam Dunn (Iron Maiden Flight 666, Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage). As well as this epic Motörperformance, exciting numbers from the shows in Manchester and New York are also included on the triple-disc digipack ...

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CELTIC WOMAN – BELIEVE & BELIEVE LIVE DVD

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CELTIC WOMAN – BELIEVE &...

In just five short years, the group has released five CDs & DVDs totaling more than 4 million in sales. Named the #1 Top World Music Artist by Billboard Magazine, their albums have held the #1 position on Billboard’s World Music chart for more than 90 consecutive weeks while their four PBS TV specials have dominated the broadcast circuit. They have spawned clones, toured Canada and become the poster children for PBS Television. BELIEVE marks for Celtic Woman a new chapter of musical enchantment to be enjoyed by the entire family. BELIEVE stars vocalists Chloë Agnew, Lisa Kelly, Lisa Lambe and Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt performing classic Irish songs (“The Water Is Wide”, “Green Grow The Rushes”, “A Woman’s Heart”, “The Parting Glass”), timeless Pop anthems (“Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “Sailing”) and up lifting songs (“You’ll Never Walk Alone”, “Ave Maria”) with their signature Celtic twist. The extravagant DVD production was filmed ...

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VARIOUS ARTISTS – CLASSICAL 2012

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VARIOUS ARTISTS –...

With 45 songs and over 2. hours of classical favorites, Classical 2012 is a double CD featuring the most popular names in classical music - Diana Damrau, Natalie Dessay, Joyce DiDonato, Angela Gheorghiu and Philippe Jaroussky. There are also guest appearances by two of the world’s leading opera stars, namely Jonas Kaufmann singing ‘Vesti la giubba’ from Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, and Anna Netrebko in the beautiful ‘Song to the Moon’ from Dvořak’s Rusalka. Instrumentalists include violinists Renaud Capucon and Vilde Frang; guitarist Xuefei Yang; pianists Martha Argerich, Ingrid Fliter, David Fray, Alexandre Tharaud and Yundi; trumpeter Alison Balsom; the Ebene Quartet and the Artemis Quartet. Also on this compilation are the world’s greatest conductors, including Paavo Jarvi, Antonio Pappano with his Italian orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Christina Pluhar and Sir Simon Rattle with the Berliner Philharmoniker. A bonus track for lovers of classic movie musicals is the appearance of ...

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