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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 11, 2006 Published: Jul 11, 2005 0 comments
A trembling flute figure drifts into the air and hangs there, sensuously falling and rising. It's one of the most celebrated moments in orchestral music, and the free, blissful, agile development that follows does not disappoint. Nor does Telarc's multichannel recording of this sumptuous work.
Adrienne Maxwell Posted: Jan 11, 2006 Published: Jul 11, 2005 0 comments
I don't know how many banjo players you can name, but I can come up with two: Bela Fleck and Roy Clark (and I had to cheat to get Roy Clark-before a trip to IMDB.com, it was "that guy from Hee-Haw"). Even if you've never heard of Bela Fleck, you've probably heard his music, as he's appeared on a ton of pop and jazz albums. He's won Grammys in the country, jazz, classical, and pop categories, but his roots are pure bluegrass.
Steve Guttenberg Posted: Dec 16, 2005 0 comments
I guess I shouldn't have counted him out, but, after Neil Young's last few efforts—Silver & Gold, Are You Passionate?, and Greendale—I was starting to feel like he was in a rut. The recordings had their high points, all right; but, when I'm in the mood for Neil, I'll spin Comes a Time or Sleeps With Angels. Although I've only spent a few weeks with Prairie Wind, I think it'll stand beside Young's earlier triumphs. It's that good.
Rob O'Connor Posted: Dec 14, 2005 0 comments
Z RCA/ATO
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A trip through rock's storied past, perhaps?
Steve Simels Posted: Dec 14, 2005 0 comments
A Musical History Capitol
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Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking? Geffen
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If I told you that the Like is an all-female L.A.
Richard C. Walls Posted: Dec 14, 2005 0 comments
Jacksonville City Nights Lost Highway
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Both eclectic and prolific - this is his second of three
Parke Puterbaugh Posted: Dec 14, 2005 0 comments
Prairie Wind Reprise
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In typical yin-yang fashion, Neil Young follows a rockier, more offbeat p
Brett Milano Posted: Dec 14, 2005 0 comments
Big Star in Space Rykodisc
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If this disc had been released under leader Alex Chilton's
Ken Richardson Posted: Dec 14, 2005 0 comments
LEGACY

JOHNNY CASH The Legend: Limited Edition (Columbia/Legacy, 5 CDs and 1 DVD, $330) CHARLIE POOLE "You Ain't Talkin' to Me": Charlie Poole and the Roots of Country Music (Columbia/Legacy, 3 CDs, $40) With tracks from 1954 to 2002, the Cash set comes in a 12 x 16-i

Ken Richardson Posted: Dec 14, 2005 0 comments

It's been nearly two years since the Janet Jackson Offense at the Super Bowl, so the music industry must be chaste by now. Not exactly! Check out THE LOVEMAKERS, who make rock/electronic dance music with "sexually charged fury," says the bio for their CD, Times of Romance.

Parke Puterbaugh Posted: Dec 14, 2005 0 comments
Pixies Sell Out: 2004 Reunion Tour Rhino
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Pixies
Brett Milano Posted: Dec 14, 2005 0 comments
Somebody's Miracle Capitol
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I'll say one thing for Liz Phair's new album: It really makes you app
Ken Richardson Posted: Dec 07, 2005 0 comments

Need more than the boxes and Christmas discs we gave you? Clip this list and get nutcrackin'!

BOXES:

Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run: 30th Anniversary Edition (Columbia, 1 CD, 2 DVDs), with new remastering plus 1975 gig and more.

Steve Guttenberg Posted: Dec 02, 2005 0 comments
Brothers in Arms was a monster seller of the 1980s and yielded Dire Straits' MTV anthem, "Money for Nothing." Beyond the pop successes, the band's music was coveted by audiophiles for its sweet sound; back in the day, I wore out countless Brothers in Arms LPs at my job selling high-end audio gear. Reconnecting with the music in this new 20th Anniversary Edition, remastered to DualDisc, was a total pleasure.

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