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SOME INTERESTING NEW RELEASES!
LIMITED EDITION STEVE WYNN IMPORTS FOR SALE - GET 'EM WHILE WE GOT 'EM!
THE NYCD PLAYLIST!
Before we get to next week's new releases, don't forget that our store is closed! So if you want to buy stuff from us, check out our inventory on Amazon.com.
And now... NEXT WEEK'S NEW RELEASES!
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - "HAMMERSMITH ODEON: LIVE '75." The concert that knocked our socks off when it was released as a DVD in the "Born To Run" deluxe edition is now available separately and on CD. Two CDs for a very low price, this concert is pretty much the defining moment of the E Street Band. Even Bruce says so. One listen and there's no turning back.
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE METROPOLE ORKEST - "MY FLAME BURNS BLUE." A surprisingly good release from the not-so-popular pseudo-classical/jazz side of Elvis Costello. Disc one features unique versions of Costello classics and some brand new material, which includes the title track, a rearrangement of the Ellington classic "Blood Count" with lyrics by Costello himself. Disc two, while not as exciting, is the full performance of Costello's opera "Il Sogno." This two CD set is priced as a single CD, so just don't pay any attention to disc two and enjoy the first disc!
YES, WE HAVE SOME REISSUES, WE HAVE SOME REISSUES TODAY!
Available for the first time in the US, the first solo albums from Yes members JON ANDERSON, CHRIS SQUIRE, and ALAN WHITE. Vocalist Anderson's two entries, "OLIAS OF SUNHILLOW" and "SONG OF SEVEN," feature his typical blend of pretention and whimsy. Alan White's "RAMSHACKLED" is the least reminiscent of the band, blending British R & B and jazz fusion. The most successful of the lot is the one that doesn't stray too far from the formula that put Yes on the map. Chris Squire's "FISH OUT OF WATER" is a surprisingly good record, featuring Bill Bruford on drums.
DAVE EDMUNDS - "GET IT." Long out of print, Dave's classic gets reissued from Wounded Bird. No bonus material, but this one is so good it doesn't need any.
RHETT MILLER - "THE BELIEVER." We've been talking about this one for weeks, and now it's time for you to hear for yourself. Strong songwriting and addictive melodies from the ex-member of the Old 97's.
Not a lot this week, but they're all solid. If you want to order any of them, or if there's anything coming out that we didn't mention but you want, EMAIL US at HEYNYCD@aol.com or call us at (212) 244-3460.
STEVE WYNN, rock and roll legend, super-nice-guy, and a fine Parcheesi player, has just released a brilliant new record, "Tick... Tick... Tick...," and we have the LIMITED EDITION BRITISH PRESSING on sale for $12.99! This is a much nicer package than the American version, and we only have a few, so get your orders in now.
Keep checking the blog to find out what's pissing us off this week, see one of our many lists featuring things we like to list, read something negative about our old neighborhood, and so much more. Tell all your friends and then they can hate you too!
Until next week, we leave you with this:
IT'S THE FIRST NYCD PLAYLIST!
A sampling of what's been on our iPods, CD players, and computers this week:
STONED PT. 1 - Lewis Taylor
87 SOUTHBOUND - Wayne Hancock
SWEET LOVER NO MORE - Gene McDaniels
CUEBALLIN' - Charlie Hunter Trio
METEOR SHOWER - Rhett Miller
GARAB - Rachid Taha
GIMME DAT DING - The Pipkins
SWAMBA REDUX - Charlie Hunter Trio
ACT OF THE APOSTLE - Belle & Sebastian
ROLY POLY - The Little Willies
PUMP UP THE DOORBELL - White Stripes vs. Eric B. & Rakim
SIDE TWO OF ABBEY ROAD - The Beatles
George W. Vagina and Penis Cheney