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    American Life

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    Written and produced with Mirwais Ahmadzai with whom she also collaborated on her multi-platinum 2000 album Music, Madonna's resonant and revealing 2003 release American Life is the ninth overall studio album from the enduring music icon. Peaking at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Charts and topping the charts in nine other countries, American Life is a loose-based concept album built around recurring themes of the American Dream and materialism. In addition to the singles American Life, Hollywood, and Love Profusion, the album also features the smash hit Die Another Day, the theme song from the James Bond film of the same name which received two Grammy nominations for 'Best Short Form Music Video' and 'Best Dance Recording.'

    1. American Life
    2. Hollywood
    3. I'm So Stupid
    4. Love Profusion
    5. Nobody Knows Me
    6. Nothing Fails
    7. Intervention
    8. X-Static
    9. Mother and Father
    10. Die Another Day
    11. Easy Ride
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    Something To Remember

    Something to Remember is Madonna's second greatest-hits collection, compiling a selection of the singer's ballads. Several of her biggest hits are included, including the number ones Crazy for You, Live to Tell, This Used to Be My Playground, and Take a Bow, as well as a handful of first-rate album tracks (a remixed Love Don't Live Here Anymore, Something to Remember, and three new tracks, most notably a version of Marvin Gaye's I Want You recorded with the British trip-hop group Massive Attack. Only two tracks on the album overlap with The Immaculate Collection, and the disc also marks the first appearance of This Used to Be My Playground and I'll Remember on one of Madonna's albums. Throughout the album, Madonna proves that she's a terrific singer whose voice has improved over the years. Not one of the tracks is second-rate, and the best songs on Something to Remember rank among the best pop music of the '80s and '90s.


    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)

    1. I Want You
    2. I'll Remember (Theme from the Motion Picture With Honors)
    3. Take A Bow
    4. You'll See
    5. Crazy For You
    6. This Used To Be My Playground
    7. Live To Tell
    8. Love Don't Live Here Anymore (Remix Version)
    9. Something To Remember
    10. Forbidden Love
    11. One More Chance
    12. Rain
    13. Oh Father (Alternate Album Version)
    14. I Want You (Orchestral Album Version)
    Madonna
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    Like A Prayer

    Ranked 237/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


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    Madonna's fourth studio album, Like A Prayer, co-produced with Patrick Leonard, hit #1 around the world upon its release in March of 1989. The album's title track reached the top of the singles chart in both the U.S. and U.K. and was followed by four more U.S. hits: Express Yourself (#2), Cherish (#2), Oh Father (#20) and Keep It Together (#8). Dear Jessie was also released as a single in the U.K. and hit #5.


    The album's videos earned seven MTV Video Music Award nominations, including best video of the year (Like A Prayer) and best female video (Express Yourself). In 1990, the video for Oh Father, directed by David Fincher, won the Grammy for best short form music video. Like A Prayer has sold in excess of four million copies in the U.S., and another seven million internationally. 180g vinyl reissue with original artwork and inner sleeves.

    1. Like A Prayer
    2. Express Yourself
    3. Love Song
    4. Till Death Do Us Part
    5. Promise To Try
    6. Cherish
    7. Dear Jessie
    8. Oh Father
    9. Keep It Together
    10. Spanish Eyes
    11. Act of Contrition
    Madonna
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    Like A Prayer

    Ranked 237/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.



    Madonna's fourth studio album, Like A Prayer, co-produced with Patrick Leonard, hit #1 around the world upon its release in March of 1989. The album's title track reached the top of the singles chart in both the U.S. and U.K. and was followed by four more U.S. hits: Express Yourself (#2), Cherish (#2), Oh Father (#20) and Keep It Together (#8). Dear Jessie was also released as a single in the U.K. and hit #5.


    The album's videos earned seven MTV Video Music Award nominations, including best video of the year (Like A Prayer) and best female video (Express Yourself). In 1990, the video for Oh Father, directed by David Fincher, won the Grammy for best short form music video. Like A Prayer has sold in excess of four million copies in the U.S., and another seven million internationally.

    1. Like A Prayer
    2. Express Yourself
    3. Love Song
    4. Till Death Do Us Part
    5. Promise To Try
    6. Cherish
    7. Dear Jessie
    8. Oh Father
    9. Keep It Together
    10. Spanish Eyes
    11. Act of Contrition
    Madonna
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    Music

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    Ranked 452/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Music is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Madonna, released on September 19, 2000 by Maverick Records and distributed by Warner Bros. Records. Following the success of her previous album Ray of Light, she intended to embark in a tour. However, her record company encouraged her to return to the studio and record new music before going on the road. After filming the film The Next Best Thing, she began working on her new album, with producers like Mirwais Ahmadzaï, William Orbit, Guy Sigsworth, Mark Spike Stent and Talvin Singh. Music has an overall electronic and dance-pop vibe. However, the album also contains elements of rock, country and folk, also incluiding the use of vocoder on many tracks, such as Nobody's Perfect.


    Upon its release, the album received universal acclaim from critics, who praised Madonna's collaboration with Mirwais Ahmadzaï, as well as the album's musical creativity, however criticizing Madonna's collaborations with William Orbit, despite calling them catchy. It was nominated for a total of five Grammys at the 43rd Grammy Awards, although it eventually won only one award. Music debuted at number one in over 23 countries around the world, and was Madonna's first album to reach the top of the Billboard 200 in 11 years since Like a Prayer (1989), being certified three times platinum the Recording Industry Association of America. The album also peaked number one in the United Kingdom, being certified five times platinum.

    1. Music
    2. Impressive Instant
    3. Runaway Lover
    4. I Deserve It
    5. Amazing
    6. Nobody's Perfect
    7. Don't Tell Me
    8. What It Feels Like For A Girl
    9. Paradise (Not For Me)
    10. Gone
    11. American Pie
    Madonna
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  • Music Music Quick View

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    Music

    Ranked 452/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Music is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Madonna, released on September 19, 2000 by Maverick Records and distributed by Warner Bros. Records. Following the success of her previous album Ray of Light, she intended to embark in a tour. However, her record company encouraged her to return to the studio and record new music before going on the road. After filming the film The Next Best Thing, she began working on her new album, with producers like Mirwais Ahmadzaï, William Orbit, Guy Sigsworth, Mark Spike Stent and Talvin Singh. Music has an overall electronic and dance-pop vibe. However, the album also contains elements of rock, country and folk, also including the use of vocoder on many tracks, such as Nobody's Perfect.


    Upon its release, the album received universal acclaim from critics, who praised Madonna's collaboration with Mirwais Ahmadzaï, as well as the album's musical creativity, however criticizing Madonna's collaborations with William Orbit, despite calling them catchy. It was nominated for a total of five Grammys at the 43rd Grammy Awards, although it eventually won only one award. Music debuted at number one in over 23 countries around the world, and was Madonna's first album to reach the top of the Billboard 200 in 11 years since Like a Prayer (1989), being certified three times platinum the Recording Industry Association of America. The album also peaked number one in the United Kingdom, being certified five times platinum.

    1. Music
    2. Impressive Instant
    3. Runaway Lover
    4. I Deserve It
    5. Amazing
    6. Nobody's Perfect
    7. Don't Tell Me
    8. What It Feels Like For A Girl
    9. Paradise (Not For Me)
    10. Gone
    11. American Pie
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  • American Life American Life Quick View

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    American Life

    Written and produced with Mirwais Ahmadzai with whom she also collaborated on her multi-platinum 2000 album Music, Madonna's resonant and revealing 2003 release American Life is the ninth overall studio album from the enduring music icon. Peaking at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Charts and topping the charts in nine other countries, American Life is a loose-based concept album built around recurring themes of the American Dream and materialism. In addition to the singles American Life, Hollywood, and Love Profusion, the album also features the smash hit Die Another Day, the theme song from the James Bond film of the same name which received two Grammy nominations for 'Best Short Form Music Video' and 'Best Dance Recording.'
    LP 1
    1. American Life
    2. Hollywood
    3. I'm So Stupid
    4. Love Profusion
    5. Nobody Knows Me
    6. Nothing Fails


    LP 2
    1. Intervention
    2. X-Static
    3. Mother and Father
    4. Die Another Day
    5. Easy Ride

    Madonna
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  • Something To Remember Something To Remember Quick View

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    Something To Remember

    Something to Remember is Madonna's second greatest-hits collection, compiling a selection of the singer's ballads. Several of her biggest hits are included, including the number ones Crazy for You, Live to Tell, This Used to Be My Playground, and Take a Bow, as well as a handful of first-rate album tracks (a remixed Love Don't Live Here Anymore, Something to Remember, and three new tracks, most notably a version of Marvin Gaye's I Want You recorded with the British trip-hop group Massive Attack. Only two tracks on the album overlap with The Immaculate Collection, and the disc also marks the first appearance of This Used to Be My Playground and I'll Remember on one of Madonna's albums. Throughout the album, Madonna proves that she's a terrific singer whose voice has improved over the years. Not one of the tracks is second-rate, and the best songs on Something to Remember rank among the best pop music of the '80s and '90s.


    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)

    1. I Want You
    2. I'll Remember (Theme from the Motion Picture With Honors)
    3. Take A Bow
    4. You'll See
    5. Crazy For You
    6. This Used To Be My Playground
    7. Live To Tell
    8. Love Don't Live Here Anymore (Remix Version)
    9. Something To Remember
    10. Forbidden Love
    11. One More Chance
    12. Rain
    13. Oh Father (Alternate Album Version)
    14. I Want You (Orchestral Album Version)
    Madonna
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  • Recently Recently Quick View

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    Recently


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Analog Tapes


    200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jacket


    In 1987, the Madonna of Folk returned to U.S. record shops with a vengeance, delivering here interpretations of songs by Dire Straits, Johnny Clegg, U2 and Peter Gabriel - performers, writes AllMusic, whose political consciousness had been formed by listening to old Joan Baez albums.


    We've taken a classic and kicked it up a notch. Several notches, in fact. This 200-gram stunner, pressed at Quality Record Pressings, was expertly remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. Lacquer plating was by
    QRP's master technician Gary Salstrom, topped off by a heavy cardboard gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing with vibrantly reproduced original artwork. How does it get any better?


    The title track from Recently is a stunning Joan Baez original, where she boldly answers ex-husband David Harris' downbeat memoir of the '60s, Dreams Die Hard, as well as other '80s revisionists.


    The track Asimbognagna was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.

    1. Brothers In Arms
    2. Recently
    3. Asimbonanga
    4. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
    5. James & The Gang
    6. Let Us Break Bread Together/Freedom
    7. MLK
    8. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
    9. Biko
    Joan Baez
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  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush Quick View

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    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush

    Purple Pyramid Records, a division of Cleopatra Records, will release The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush on November 13. Nearly sixty musicians and thirty vocalists transform nine of Rush's greatest hits into even more intricate, soaring orchestral works.


    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra covers the best-known classics, from Working Man, the self-titled debut album track that launched Rush's career in the U.S. to Subdivisions from Signals, the album that proved electronic rock could reside in the top ten. The band's most successful record, Moving Pictures, is represented by rousing versions of Tom Sawyer and Red Barchetta. Special guest guitarists include Steve Rothery of Marillion on Working Man and Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden on Red Barchetta. The Windrush Choir provides backing vocals and solos.


    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, formed in 1946 and based in London, has been called the nation's favorite orchestra. It has had internationally known maestros like Andre Previn and Louis Clark, and has toured the world. The RPO is a best-selling and adventurous recording entity as well. In 1969, it recorded a concerto for Deep Purple, composed by the band's organist Jon Lord. It earned a top ten U.S. single in 1982 with Hooked On Classics. Over the years, RPO has orchestrally arranged Pink Floyd, Oasis, Queen, R.E.M., Madonna and ABBA.


    The orchestra was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, conducted by BAFTA Award-winning musician and composer Richard Harvey. Harvey performed with the prog rock group Gryphon and as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (specializing in mediaeval and Renaissance periods), worked with many folk and rock musicians such as Richard and Linda Thompson, Kate Bush and Sweet. He has toured and recorded with John Williams, and has performed and composed film/TV soundtracks for more than thirty years. The album was produced by James Graydon and Richard Cottle, who also arranged all the music.

    1. 2112 Overture
    2. The Spirit Of Radio
    3. Tom Sawyer
    4. Red Barchetta (feat. Adrian Smith)
    5. Subdivisions
    6. Fly By Night
    7. Closer To The Heart
    8. Limelight
    9. Working Man (feat. Steve Rothery)
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  • Our Version Of Events Our Version Of Events Quick View

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    Our Version Of Events

    Our Version of Events is the debut album by Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli SandÉ. The album was released on 13 February 2012 by Virgin Records, following SandÉ's winning of the Critic's Choice Award at the BRIT Awards 2012. Though Our Version of Events is her first release, SandÉ has been active in the industry since 2009, most notable appearing on singles by Chipmunk (Diamond Rings) and Wiley (Never Be Your Woman). The album features R&B and soul music. SandÉ began working on the album when she was eleven years old.


    SandÉ began working with Alicia Keys for the album, and for Keys' upcoming album. She also expressed interest in working with Nicki Minaj on the album. Naughty Boy was a major collaboration with SandÉ from the day she began creating music professionally. Mike Spencer, Paul Herman and Professor Green also got involved with the production of the album. She wrote every track on the album, saying that the key to a good song when writing is using honesty and raw emotion. Upon the release of the album, SandÉ's vocal ability has been compared to the likes of Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, BeyoncÉ and Annie Lennox. Tracey Chapman, Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell and Lauryn Hill are all major influences for her album. Madonna also expressed interest in SandÉ's music.


    Heaven was released in August 2011, as the first single from the debut album, the song charted at number-two on the UK Singles Chart and later became an international success, charting within the top-ten in many European countries. SandÉ released Read All About It with Professor Green in November 2011, which resulted in her writing Read All About It (Pt. III). Daddy was released in November 2011, which charted at number twenty-one on the UK Singles Chart, however the single also became an international success. Easier in Bed, a non-album promotional single was released onto iTunes in December 2011. Next to Me was the third single released, which became a global hit. Entering the UK Singles Chart at number-two and the Irish Singles Chart at number-one. My Kind of Love was released as the fourth single from the album in June 2012 and appeared on The Voice UK in order to promote the single. Upon release of the album, the album debuted at number-one on the UK Albums Chart and remained at the top spot for five non-consecutive weeks. the British Phonographic Industry certificated the album 2× Platinum, making it the fastest selling album by a British recording artist since Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream in 2009.


    The album also debuted at number-two on the Irish Albums Chart.
    A re-release of the album occurred on 22 October 2012 including three new tracks, a remix and a cover of Imagine (originally by John Lennon), replacing SandÉ's version of Abide with Me. Wonder (a song credited as Naughty Boy featuring Emeli SandÉ which is featured on the US version of the album) is the lead single of the re-release. It also serves as the lead single from collaborator Naughty Boy's album, Hotel Cabana. In September 2012, Our Version of Events became the best-selling album of 2012 in the UK overtaking Adele's 21.

    1. Heaven
    2. My Kind Of Love
    3. Where I Sleep
    4. Mountains
    5. Clown
    6. Daddy (feat. Naughty Boy)
    7. Maybe
    8. Suitcase
    9. Breaking The Law
    10. Next To Me
    11. River
    12. Lifetime
    13. Hope
    Emeli Sande
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  • Past Masters Past Masters Quick View

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    Past Masters

    Sourced From the Original Master Tapes!


    Pressed on 180 gram vinyl


    Cut at Abbey Road Studios


    A two-volume set tying up loose ends, single releases and B-sides. But frankly, when your loose ends include 'Hey Jude', then it still probably qualifies as essential listening. There's a bit of filler here (nobody but a Germanic completist needs to hear 'Sie Liebt Dich') but there are a lot of absolute classics, especially on disc 2, which includes the barrelhouse 'Lady Madonna', the droning psychedelic 'Rain' (the whole of Oasis's career in one song) and Harrison's lovely 'Old Brown Shoe'. It ends with their final B-side, 'You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)'.


    A team consisting of some of the best producers and engineers in the recording industry were brought together and would spend 4 long years mixing and mastering with some of the most state of the art recording equipment. Treating these records much like a science experiment, engineers ran extensive tests before copying the analog master tapes over into a digital format using 24-bit/192 kHz resolution, and carefully removing clicks, vocal pops and poor edits. Never altering the original songs themselves, just polishing them up a bit.


    LP1
    1. Love Me Do (Original Single Version)*
    2. From Me To You
    3. Thank You Girl
    4. She Loves You*
    5. I'll Get You*
    6. I Want To Hold Your Hand
    7. This Boy
    8. Kom, Gib Mir Deine Hand
    9. Sie Liebt Dich
    10. Long Tall Sally
    11. I Call Your Name
    12. Slow Down
    13. Matchbox
    14. I Feel Fine
    15. She's A Woman
    16. Bad Boy
    17. Yes It Is
    18. I'm Down


    LP2
    1. Day Tripper
    2. We Can Work It Out
    3. Paperback Writer
    4. Rain
    5. Lady Madonna
    6. The Inner Light
    7. Hey Jude
    8. Revolution
    9. Get Back (With Billy Preston)
    10. Don't Let Me Down (With Billy Preston)
    11. The Ballad Of John and Yoko
    12. Old Brown Shoe

    13. Across The Universe
    14. Let It Be
    15. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)*


    All recordings are stereo except * which are in mono

    The Beatles
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  • G I R L G I R L Quick View

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    G I R L

    Redefining cool for a new generation, Pharrell Williams is a creative force, using music, fashion, and design to express his distinctive style. From his beginnings as a teenage prodigy and multi-instrumentalist in Virginia Beach back in the early '90s, through enough hits to earn him Billboard's Producer of the Decade in 2010, to his current status as multi-media superstar, Williams has never stopped creating. Starting his producing career as one half of The Neptunes with Chad Hugo, Williams has helped create such classics as Daft Punk's Get Lucky, Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines, Nelly's Hot in Herre, Jay-Z's I Just Wanna Love U (Give it 2 Me), Britney Spears's I'm A Slave 4 U, and Justin Timberlake's Like I Love You.


    With over 100 million copies of his productions sold, his music sounds like something no one else has thought of just yet. He's also created a new way of looking at established stars like SnoopDogg, Madonna, and even the Rolling Stones. Over four albums, Williams and Hugo along with Shae Haley created an unpredictable hybrid as part of the alt-rock/hip-hop group N.E.R.D. His prolific body of work also ranges from designing a sculpture with Tokyo-born artist Takashi Murakami to accessories and jewelry for luxury goods brands Louis Vuittonand Moncler. Now, with his latest venture i am OTHER a multi-media creative collective that serves as an umbrella for all his endeavors, including Billionaire Boys Club & ICECREAM apparel, textile company Bionic Yarn and dedicated YouTube channel Williams' vision continues to push pop culture forward.


    G I R L is Pharrell's highly anticipated new album, and features the hit single, Happy, an international phenomenon and radio smash. Happy was first featured on Despicable Me 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). It is nominated for an OSCAR this year for Best Original Song, and Pharrell will perform Happy on the OSCARs on March 2nd, on ABC.


    Happy has sold more than 2.3 million tracks worldwide, and has topped the chart in more than 175 countries. Currently in the US, the song generates over 120 million weekly audience impressions across 6 radio formats - Top 40, Rhythm, Hot AC, Urban, Urban AC, and AAA. Happy has also just been certified Platinum.


    In addition to the excitement of Pharrell's new album, he just took home four Grammy Awards, including including Producer of the Year, Album of the Year for Daft Punk s Random Access Memories, and Record of the Year as well as Best Pop Duo/Performance for Daft Punk's Get Lucky.

    1. Marilyn Monroe
    2. Brand New (feat. Justin Timberlake)
    3. Hunter
    4. Gush
    5. Happy
    6. Come Get It Bae (feat. Miley Cyrus)
    7. Gust Of Wind (feat. Daft Punk)
    8. Lost Queen
    9. I Know Who You Are (feat. Alicia Keys)
    10. It Girl
    Pharrell Williams
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  • Too True Too True Quick View

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    Too True

    In the summer of 2012, between tours supporting End of Daze, I
    locked out the world and sat down in my apartment to write a new record
    - clear view of the New York City sky through iron bars like a promise.
    Like all compulsive minds, I was waiting to let the muse loose. And so
    I spent the next week in a sparkling haze, and when I emerged from the
    frenzy to go back on tour, indeed ten new songs came with. They were
    bound together, not just by an overall sonic palette and new guitar pedal,
    but by time, intention, and fervor. Do you hear Suede? Siouxie? Cold-wave
    Patti? Madonna? Cure? Velvet and Paisley Undergrounds? Stone Roses?
    Cuz I did.


    Still later, in November 2012, I returned to Hollywood to record among
    the lingering Pet Sounds at East West Studios, in pursuit of a bigger,
    darker, more urgent sound. Sitting in the room with my favorite team of
    regulars (Richard Gottehrer and Sune Rose Wagner producing, Alonzo
    Vargas engineering), it was easy to add some flesh to my song skeletons.
    But, unfortunately, the previous year of touring had reduced my voice
    to a pale spectre of its former self. I left California with the heavy burden
    of an unfinished album.


    Truly one of those disguised blessings though - the extra time was a
    gift. These songs weren't done at all! So I recorded vocals alone in my
    bedroom studio, fueled by Rainer Maria Rilke, Anais Nin, Arthur Rimbaud,
    Paul Verlaine, Charles Baudelaire, Sylvia Plath; the punk poet singers
    Patti Smith and Lou Reed; and finally, an unhealthy obsession with the
    Surrealists' manifesto of desire.


    I write this now, many months later, on the up. So much of my life has
    been defined, aided, and even saved by music. Too True is my best
    attempt at joining the rock'n'roll ranks, of chasing pop into the dark,
    and I am as ever, humbled that you listen.


    XXDD

    1. Cult of Love
    2. Evil Blooms
    3. Rimbaud Eyes
    4. Are You Okay
    5. Too True to Be Good
    6. In the Wake of You
    7. Lost Boys and Girls Club
    8. Little Minx
    9. Under These Hands
    10. Trouble Is My Name
    Dum Dum Girls
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    Helios

    The fourth album Helios from critically acclaimed Denver-based foursome The Fray is released on Epic Records. Of the new music, produced by Stuart Price (The Killers, Madonna, Keane) and Ryan Tedder (Adele, One Republic), Isaac Slade (piano, vocals) notes, Working with Stuart was the best of both worlds. We brought our organic instruments, and he brought his arsenal of electronic antiques. This record is all about running to the front lines of what we've done and pushing our borders even farther. Electronic instruments, drum samples, enormous backing vocals, opening up our writing to folks outside our camp.


    'Helios' follows the band's 2012 release 'Scars & Stories' which garnered widespread praise-USA Today called the music more muscular and buoyant, while Rolling Stone noted they're still pumping. The Fray's 2005 debut, featuring the hit single How to Save a Life, went double-platinum and the band earned a 2010 Grammy nomination for their self-titled release. They have made numerous television appearances including Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and many more.


    The Fray is Slade, Joe King (guitar, vocals), Dave Welsh (guitar), and Ben Wysocki (drums). The Denver-based foursome formed in 2002 after high school friends Slade and King bumped into each other at a local guitar shop. The band achieved national success with their first single, Over My Head (Cable Car), which became a top ten hit in the U.S., and the release of their second single, How to Save a Life, brought them worldwide fame.

    1.Hold My Hand
    2.Love Don't Die
    3.Give It Away

    4.Closer to Me
    5.Hurricane
    6.Keep On Wanting
    7.Our Last Days

    8.Break Your Plans
    9.Wherever This Goes
    10.Shadow and a Dancer
    11.Same as You
    The Fray
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    Gathering Mercury

    Colin Hay may be best known as the lead singer for Men At Work, the platinum selling Australian band that topped worldwide charts in the 80s with anthems like "Down Under," "Overkill," and "Who Can It Be Now?" Hay's justifiably proud of his place in pop history, but since moving to Los Angeles in 1989, he's made 11 solo albums and is confident that Gathering Mercury is the best of the lot.


    "These are some of the strongest songs I've ever written," Hay says from his home studio in the hills of Topanga Canyon. "The loss of my father last year brought an unavoidable emotional contingent to writing and recording. I don't have a definitive belief in an afterlife, but I do feel like I had his help when I was working on this album, especially alone late at night, in the studio."


    Hay recorded and produced the ten songs on Gathering Mercury in his home studio, with the help of drummer Randy Cooke, bassist Joe Karnes, and guitarist Sean Woostenhulme, from his touring band and friends like bass player Jimmy Earl and pianist Jeff Babko from Jimmy Kimmel's band, drummer Charlie Paxson, Cuban percussionist Luis Conte (Madonna, Ray Charles) and his wife Cecilia Noel on backing vocals. The arrangements feature Hay's quizzical, instantly recognizable tenor supported by acoustic instruments and melodic electric guitar accents. The album was beautifully mixed by long time friend and composer/producer Chad Fischer.


    "Send Somebody," the album's first single, was co-written with guitarist/songwriter Michael Georgiades, who provides not only the main chord structure, but the understated solo that sets up the song's touching bridge. The hypnotic pop melody is augmented by Fisher's work on piano, xylophone and drums. The tune was inspired by a late night phone conversation. "You call tech support one night around midnight and actually get a human being on the line," Hay explains. "The unexpected connection with a stranger is often easier to make than one with people you know. It brings up the longing for connection we all feel.


    "Dear Father" is a poignant celtic folk-like tune with Hay's 12-string guitar and melancholy vocal taking center stage. Cellist Oliver Kraus overdubbed the burnished string section. "This song was written and recorded almost instantaneously, a gift from beyond, if you will. The night my father died, I was in Glasgow on the river Clyde, about 20 streets away from where he was born. There's some kind of bleak poetry in that, very bleak."


    "Far From Home" has the reggae lilt of a contemporary Men At Work tune. Jeff Babko's Hammond B3, Cook's inspired drum part, and Hay's rhythm guitar add to the melody's hypnotic feel. "I don't know if it's reggae as such," Hay says. "But when I play electric guitar, the rhythm I feel is on the offbeat. It's my natural default."


    Other standouts include Michael Georgiades' "Half a Million Angels," with sublime performances by all; the darkly humorous "A Simple Song," which deals with the complexities of long term relationships with Hay on mandola and the buoyant vaudeville tune "Where the Sky Is Blue," a song Hay imagined his father singing to his mother before they married.


    The tunes on Gathering Mercury are deeply affecting, but never maudlin. Despite the often serious subject matter, they're full of optimism. "It's not a conscious thing and may have to do with the Scottish mentality. We deal with darkness by shining a light on it. It doesn't diminish the charge of the feeling, it just makes it easier to deal with."

    1. Send Somebody
    2. Family Man
    3. Invisible
    4. Dear Father
    5. Gathering Mercury
    6. Half A Million
    7. Far From Home
    8. Where The Sky Is Blue
    9. A Simple Song
    10. Goodnight Rom
    Colin Hay
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    Crooked Teeth

    Papa Roach has never taken the easy way out and they aren't going to start now. Over the past two decades the group have established themselves as true trendsetters in heavy music: They've been nominated for two Grammys, toured the globe with everyone from Eminem to Marilyn Manson and crafted the nÜ metal anthem "Last Resort," which is still in heavy rotation on rock radio seventeen years after its release. However, the group's tenth full-length Crooked Teeth sees the band returning to their humble-and hungry-roots. The album was recorded in a cramped West Hollywood studio with up-and-coming producers Nicholas "RAS" Furlong and Colin Brittain, who grew up listening to Papa Roach and inspired them to revisit some of the traits that personally endeared the band to them, most notably frontman Jacoby Shaddix's remarkable rapping technique.


    "We've always kind of considered ourselves to be the bastard cousins of everything we've every been involved with so we wanted to be true to that and switch things up this time around," Shaddix says. "The first time we met up with RAS and Colin, they said that [2000's] Infest was on constant rotation when they were growing up and they wanted to bring back some of that fire." The connection between the artists and producers was immediate and the first song Papa Roach-which also features guitarist Jerry Horton, bassist Tobin Esperance, and drummer Tony Palermo-came up with for Crooked Teeth was "My Medication," an instantly catchy banger that sees Shaddix spitting verses in between massive choruses and ambient accents. "I really felt like we had a personal connection and the music was just there waiting to be written and once we nailed that song things really clicked and we knew exactly what we had to do" Furlong explains. "We really followed our instincts and tried something unproven with this record and because of that we ended up with a bold, courageous and more adventurous version of Papa Roach." It was in this studio that "old school" Papa Roach ways, morphed to create this "new school" Papa Roach sound.


    From the instantly infectious nature of the title track to the atmospheric sheen of the ballad "Periscope" (which features Skylar Grey) and the hip-hop rock mashup "Sunrise Trailer Park" (which features an impassioned verse from Machine Gun Kelly). Crooked Teeth displays the various sides of Papa Roach and illustrates why they've managed to remain relevant while musical trends ebb and flow. "We didn't go into this album with the intention of trying to write radio singles," Horton explains. "The collection of songs was really about bookending everything that we've done prior to this album and reintroducing Papa Roach to people who didn't realize the depth that we have," says Palermo. "The whole idea was to take the classic elements of Papa Roach that everyone loved and revamp them into a modern version of the sound through the creative process," adds Furlong. "We just wanted to flip everything on its head and see what would happen and it turned out more amazing than any of us could have expected."


    "The people who have wanted to hear me rap for years are gonna love some of the viscousness on this record," Shaddix explains adding that while he had his own initial reservations about some of the album's more unorthodox moments - such as the 808 bass drop into a metal breakdown on the album title track, "Crooked Teeth" - ultimately those adventurous decisions are what make the album such a refreshing change of pace in a rock climate that's grown increasingly sterile. "I'd like to personally thank all of the guys in the band for making this happen because all it takes is one person to give you a shot and this was definitely mine," Furlong adds. "I want to be one of the best producers in modern day music so I wanted to work as hard for these guys as they would for themselves because as a producer it was my job to push them to get the kind of quality work everyone has been expecting."


    Just as Papa Roach felt like they still had something to prove with this record, so did the production team who attempted to bring in elements of music from different genres and parts of the world while still staying true to Papa Roach's sound. "One of the big elements in my production is finding those pockets of rhythm that people associate more with rap or reggae," Furlong explains, a fact that came in especially handy when Shaddix was fine-tuning his freestyle skills. "I know rap rhythms because I grew up listening to hip-hop, so I was able to make sure that the delivery was on point and the beat was in the pocket so it didn't suffer from a lot of the stylistic pitfalls that can happen when you merge rock and rap."


    Crooked Teeth also sees Shaddix pulling no punches lyrically, as evidenced on intensely personal tracks like "Born For Greatness," produced by Jason Evigan (Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato, Kehlani, Madonna), which sees Shaddix getting sentimental about his three children, or "American Dream" where the lifelong pacifist begs the listener to ask, "have you ever thought war was a sickness?" "My father is a Vietnam veteran and a lot of those soldiers came back to a country where people weren't accepting them back into society or aware of the effects that war has on your psyche," Shaddix says of the song." "Post-traumatic stress disorder and the disintegration of the American family are things I've dealt with personally and I knew other people could relate to. I think that's what makes this record bold. Nothing was off limits when it came to what was on my mind."


    Never one to shy away from difficult topics, Papa Roach dug deep with Crooked Teeth and refused to censor themselves when it came to their opinion of the current political landscape and organized religion. For example, on "None Of The Above," every ounce of musical intensity on the album is mirrored by Shaddix's words whether he's screaming, singing or rhyming. "It took me a long time, but eventually I realized that in life we're all human and we all make mistakes whether you're the president or the preacher, you know?" Shaddix explains when asked about the latter song. "It's an example of how I can get lost in a storyline and explore so many different issues in one track and that's what I love about this record. Just the spark of an idea would instantly ignite and the next thing we knew we had another song that we all loved."


    In many ways making Crooked Teeth reminded Shaddix of the band's early days, well before they sold millions of albums and became a household name. "When we were in the rehearsal space I wasn't thinking about who I needed to impress, I was thinking about how much I love making music with the guys in this band," Shaddix admits. "It feels honest and it feels pure," adds Esperance. Fittingly, throughout the process, Shaddix gained inspiration from bands like Led Zeppelin and Faith No More, acts who constantly redefined themselves and were never content to rest on the merits of a hit single." This band encompasses some of my greatest victories, but it's also brought out some of my darkest character flaws," Shaddix summarizes, "so I have kind of a love-hate relationship with this music, but I can't stop because I've got too much of my life invested in it at this point. We are a purpose-driven band and I've got a responsibility to myself and our fans to continue to create."

    1. Break The Fall
    2. Crooked Teeth
    3. My Medication
    4. Born For Greatness
    5. American Dreams
    6. Periscope
    7. Help
    8. Sunrise Trailer Park
    9. Traumatic
    10. None Of The Above
    Papa Roach
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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