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RON SEXSMITH – HERMITAGE

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RON SEXSMITH – HERMITAGE

One of Canada’s most accomplished singer-songwriters, Ron Sexsmith has returned with HERMITAGE, his first album since his move from his longtime home of Toronto to a more bucolic life in Stratford, Ontario. Ron partnered with producer Don Kerr to create HERMITAGE; the two set up in Ron’s living room to record the album, with Ron playing all the instruments except the drums. This album marks Ron’s 25th year as a recording artist. In addition to the new music, Ron will be heading out on a Canadian tour in May of 2020. The 7 date run will bring him from Victoria to Ottawa, with stops in Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Toronto. Ron has collaborated with the likes of Daniel Lanois, Mitchell Froom, Ane Brun, Tchad Blake, and Bob Rock. His songwriting appears on albums from Rod Stewart, Michael Bublé, k.d. lang, Emmylou Harris and Feist. He has been awarded 3 Juno ...

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NEIL YOUNG – HOMEGROWN

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NEIL YOUNG – HOMEGROWN

CELEBRATE NEIL YOUNG’S LEGENDARY LOST ALBUM, HOMEGROWN Neil Young puts it best: “This album is the unheard bridge between Harvest and Comes a Time”. Recorded between June 1974 and January 1975, Homegrown was intended to come out in 1975 before Neil cancelled the release. The album has remained unreleased until now, achieving a legendary status among Neil Young fans in the process. The album is made up of twelve Neil Young songs, of which seven are previously unreleased - “Separate Ways,” “Try,” “Mexico,” “Kansas,” We Don’t Smoke It No More,” “Vacancy” and “Florida” (a spoken word narration). Also included are the first recordings of “Love Is A Rose,” “Homegrown,” “White Line, “Little Wing,” and “Star Of Bethlehem” – different versions of which would all later appear on other Neil Young albums. Neil plays solo on some tracks (guitar, piano and harmonica), and is joined by a band of friends on other tracks, including ...

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WHITESNAKE – THE ROCK ALBUM

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CELEBRATE REVISITED, REMIXED AND REMASTERED VERSIONS OF WHITESNAKE’S BEST ROCK SONGS Whitesnake will bring together some of their hardest-hitting songs of its multi-platinum career on The ROCK Album, a new collection that features revisited, remixed and remastered versions of the group’s best ROCK songs. The album is the first release in the band’s “Red, White and Blues Trilogy,” a series of fresh, new collections organized by musical themes that will include: Love Songs (red), The ROCK Album (white) and The BLUES Album (blue). THE ROCK ALBUM spans over three decades with songs originally released between 1984 and 2011 on six Whitesnake studio albums. One track – “She Give Me” – is taken from Coverdale’s 2000 solo album, Into the Light. The group’s music from the 1980s is well represented by “Love Ain’t No Stranger” from Slide It In (1984) and “Judgement Day” from Slip of the Tongue (1989), as well as “Still ...

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MT. JOY – REARRANGE US

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MT. JOY – REARRANGE US

Mt. Joy’s star rose quickly from a bedroom project to a well-oiled machine dubbed “your new folk-rock heroes” by Rolling Stone upon the 2018 release of their self-titled debut record. That same year and beyond, millions of streams piled up month after month, and sold-out crowds sang along to every song and grew in number with every tour and festival stop they made. Their highly anticipated sophomore album Rearrange Us is sonically rich and expansive; producer Tucker Martine, known for his work on seminal albums by My Morning Jacket and Modest Mouse, widened Mt. Joy’s sound, and allows the growing sophistication of the songwriting and the arrangements to really shine. Mt. Joy is poised to be the indie breakout act of 2020.   

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BUILT TO SPILL PLAY THE SONGS OF DANIEL JOHNSTON

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BUILT TO SPILL PLAY THE SONGS...

In 2017 Built To Spill was invited to play a few shows as Daniel Johnston's back up band. This is what those rehearsals sounded like. 11 tracks of Johnston's fractured pop presented through the eyes of Built To Spill. Recorded in 2018 by Jim Roth and featuring Steve Gere on drums and Jason Albertini on bass   

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LIAM GALLAGHER – MTV UNPLUGGED

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LIAM GALLAGHER – MTV...

LIAM GALLAGHER RELEASES ANTICIPATED MTV UNPLUGGED (LIVE AT HULL CITY HALL) Last summer Liam Gallagher joined the list of all - time greats (Paul McCartney, Page and Plant, Nirvana and many more) who have filmed a prestigious MTV Unplugged session. Having missed Oasis’s 1996 session through illness, the show at Hull’s City Hall found Liam fulfilling some unfinished business entirely on his own terms. Now Liam is set to release the ‘MTV Unplugged’ live album of the show on June 12th. The show’s electrifying atmosphere is palpable from the very beginning with a phenomenal reaction as Liam takes to the stage with ‘Wall of Glass’. Material from Liam ’s solo career such as his personal favourite ‘Once’ and the joyous ‘Now That I’ve Found You’ resonates in this stripped - back format, with his vocal shining alongside a trio of backing singers and string arrangements performed by the 24 - piece Urban Soul Orchestra. Liam launches the ‘MTV Unplugged’ album by sharing the new version of ‘Gone’, which was one of the strongest performances of the night. Stripped of the force of the studio recording, ‘Gone’ instead reveals new - found bombastic dynamics and ...

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JOEL PLASKETT – 44

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JOEL PLASKETT – 44

A conceptual follow-up to his JUNO-award winning triple record, Three, 44 is a visionary project comprised of four, 11-song records, packaged together and connected thematically. Four years in the making, the songs were recorded in Dartmouth, Memphis, Nashville and Toronto with 33 different musicians. The first album, 41: Carried Away, is a traveling record. It starts in Memphis with the song Collusion, old memories colliding with the present and the journey begins. The second album, 42: Just Passing Through, playfully evokes the feeling of returning home to an unfamiliar landscape, while, 43: If There's Another Road, is an introspective, nighttime transition from lost to found. The fourth and final album, 44: The Window Inn, documents the arrival at a personal destination, summed up in the last song, "A Benefit 4 Dreamland." The artwork for 44 reflects the same creativity and attention to detail apparent in all of Joel's music. The four individual album covers fit together to form a single photograph shot through a fourpane window. Lead single “Head Over Heels ...

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MICHAEL KAESHAMMER – LIVE IN CONCERT

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Michael Kaeshammer Live in Concert is a live album CD taken from the Boogie On The Blues Highway 2019 concert video, from the internationally-acclaimed Canadian jazz pianist and singer. Captured during a pair of intimate hometown shows at the Charlie White Theatre on Vancouver Island, the special was broadcast on PBS stations across the US in March 2020. Kaeshammer’s unmistakable talent and artistry is showcased through the performance through a diverse set featuring brand-new songs and collaborations with some high-profile guests Randy Bachman, Curtis Salgado, Nicole Sinclair and Colin James. Loved the world over for his talent on the piano, effortlessly weaving threads of classical, jazz, blues, boogie-woogie, stride, and pop into a one-of-a-kind concoction, Michael Kaeshammer began performing club, theatre, and festival stages throughout Europe in his early teens and has released 12 full length albums to date. 

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LADY GAGA – CHROMATICA

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LADY GAGA – CHROMATICA

Lady Gaga is an American singer, songwriter and actress. With her debut album "The Fame" she achieved her international breakthrough in 2008. With over 150 million records sold, she is one of the most successful singers. So far, she has released five studio albums. With the leading role in "A Star Is Born" she also achieved her international breakthrough as an actress. She also wrote the title song "Shallow" for the movie. She was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in 2019 and received the award for Best Movie Song. She has also been awarded eleven Grammys and two Golden Globes to date. Chromatica is the 6th studio album by Lady Gaga. Featuring the single “Stupid Love”. 

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THE 1975 – NOTES ON A CONDITIONAL FORM

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Straddling the line between hooky dance‐rock and vintage adult contemporary sophistication, Britain's the 1975 found massive success in the 2010s with their distinctively arty, if still undeniably mainstream, pop aesthetic. Showcasing lead singer Matt Healy's croon, they built a loyal following with their extroverted live performances and buzzed‐about 2012 single "Sex." The track was included in their 2013 eponymous full‐length debut, which brought them international stardom, topping the charts in the U.K. and reaching the Top 30 on the Billboard 200. They fared even better with their sophomore album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, which hit number one in both the U.K. and the U.S. and found them adding even more ambitious R&B influences to their sound. Originally, the members of the 1975 met in 2002 while attending high school in Wilmslow, Cheshire, a suburb of Manchester. They started out covering punk songs and playing at ...

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