TONS AND TONS OF NEW RELEASES BY THE TON!
NOT TO MENTION SEASON 6 OF "THE KING OF QUEENS" ON DVD!
SO LET'S GET TO IT, SHALL WE?
NEXT WEEK'S NEW RELEASES!
Probably the single most important release of next week is not the new CLAY AIKEN record, entitled THOUSAND DIFFERENT WAYS. But it is orderable, and does feature his versions of great love songs from the '70s and '80s -- which we think is a fantastic idea.
THE BLACK CROWES - FREAK AND ROLL INTO THE FOG. First released as a DVD document of their recent reunion shows of 2005, it was so successful that they're releasing a 2 CD audio version as well, which we think is a lot better because you don't have to look at Chris Robinson's beard.
THE CARDIGANS - SUPER EXTRA GRAVITY. Tony used to like them before their cheery pop turned gloomy. They've lightened up a little bit on their new album, while still remaining Swedish.
CHRIS DIFFORD - SOUTHEAST SIDE STORY. The lyricist for SQUEEZE, one of the great pop bands of all time, releases his new solo record, which is basically solo acoustic recordings and new arrangements of all your favorite Squeeze tracks, along with an accompanying DVD featuring live footage.
FERGIE - DUTCHESS. In the '90s, she was in a crappy diva-pop band, Wild Orchid, and co-hosted a stupid lip-syncing show, "The Great Pretenders." Then she joined the used-to-be-OK Black Eyed Peas and after one decent single, "Where Is The Love," unleashed the worst song in the history of the world, "My Humps," on an unsuspecting public. The first single off Fergie's solo debut, "London Bridge," sounds exactly like "My Humps." And that's as far as we got.
INDIGO GIRLS - DESPITE OUR DIFFERENCES. We've never really bought into the mildly rebellious acoustic pop that the Girls are known for. Their voices sure sound... nice together, but they were never our cup of tea.
JANE'S ADDICTION - UP FROM THE CATACOMBS: THE BEST OF. 16 songs from Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, and those other guys. We know a lot of you still love them, but we never understood the big deal even when they were huge. "Been Caught Stealing" and "Jane Says" and "Pigs In Zen" are great songs, but that's it. And don't all of you leave the sound off of "Entourage" until the credits are over? What's more annoying than "Superhero"? (Which is included here!)
KASABIAN - EMPIRE. The followup to their fantastic debut is a bit more ambitious but doesn't stray too far from the electronic hard rock that put them on the map in the first place.
MOSQUITOS - III. More sunny Brazilian-influenced pop from the sunny, 1/3 Brazilian popsters.
THE POGUES - REMASTERS. It seems like these CDs have been released more times than Lil Kim. But now Rhino puts their hand in the mix and remasters and expands five titles, all with bonus tracks. Titles include RED ROSES FOR ME, RUM, SODOMY & THE LASH, IF I SHOULD FALL FROM GRACE WITH GOD, HELL'S DITCH, and PEACE AND LOVE. We're pretty sure the first two are making their US debut!
LOU REED - CONEY ISLAND BABY (REMASTER). For its 30th anniversary and Lou's 93rd birthday, RCA remasters and expands one of his best solo records.
ELTON JOHN - THE CAPTAIN AND THE KID. The official sequel to 1975's CAPTAIN FANTASTIC & THE BROWN DIRT COWBOY picks up where that record left off, only now Elton John seems to have a full head of "hair." Elton's last two records, SONGS FROM THE WEST COAST and PEACHTREE ROAD, were two of his best in a long, long time, even if they didn't sell that well, so we've got high hopes for this one.
DIANA KRALL - FROM THIS MOMENT ON. Diana Krall sings standards! How 'bout that!
WEATHER REPORT - FORECAST: TOMORROW. The first and only box set from the pioneering supergroup of fusion which featured Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter and Jaco Pastorius among its members contains 3 CDs plus a two hour DVD of the group live at their peak. All newly remastered!
DJ SHADOW - THE OUTSIDER. Universal Records thought Mr. Shadow important enough to remaster and expand his debut release. We think... well, let's just say we think differently. Here's his long-awaited new release. Enjoy, paisan.
AARON NEVILLE - BRING IT ON HOME: THE SOUL CLASSICS. New Orleans legend puts his vocal stamp on 13 universally loved soul classics, all sung in his low register, not his trademark falsetto, which we must say, sounds very very exciting. The low register, that is, not the falsetto.
And in brief, next week also sees new releases from:
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
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UNTIL NEXT WEEK, WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS:
A C, an E flat, and a G walk into a bar. The bartender says "You know I don't serve minors." The E flat walks out and the C and G split a fifth.
Sality Nunz and Tonity Sachs