WE COME TO PRAISE THE BEATLES, NOT BURY THEM
ADOPT TOM WAITS' "ORPHANS"!
ANOTHER U2 HOLIDAY HOSING!
NEW HIP-HOP RELEASES, SOME OF THEM BY RAPPERS WHO ARE NOT YET DEAD!
and now... NYCD's 37th NEWSLETTER OF 2006!
THE BEATLES - LOVE. For all you naysayers who are instantly suspicious of any new Beatles product, shut up! It's not like they're Elvis, with a new reissue of stuff you already have coming out every three months. The product the Beatles have put out in the CD era is generally excellent. And this is no exception. As Beatle diehards, we too did not like the idea of Cirque du Soleil putting their campy little mitts on sacred ground. But not buying this soundtrack because of that would be cutting off your nose to spite your face.
George Martin, along with Paul and Ringo, produced this reinvention of the Beatles' music by going back to the original session tapes and creating new, and in many cases brilliant, versions of the already familiar catalog. It's NOT a rehash of what you've already got in your collection. In a lot of cases, it's like hearing this music for the first time all over again. 26 tracks, almost 80 minutes of music, reinvented and reimagined. If you need to be convinced that you need this album, check this out!
Strawberry Fields Forever.MP3
BUY THIS NOW! Available as a CD or a CD/DVD-Audio combo, with the DVD-A in 5.1 Surround.
TOM WAITS - ORPHANS. A limited edition 3 CD box set with a book, featuring non-album tracks, songs he gave to other artists, cover versions of the Ramones, Kurt Weill and Leadbelly, to name a few, and more. Each CD has its own subtitle: "Brawlers," "Bawlers," and "Bastards." This collection has been a long time coming for Waits' many fans.
Those are the big two for next week, but there's much more!
DAVID CROSBY - VOYAGE (BOX SET). A 3 CD retrospective featuring songs by the Byrds, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, and CPR, as well his solo classics and an entire disc of unreleased alternates and demos.
JAMIROQUAI - HIGH TIMES: THE SINGLES 1992-2006. Neo-soul? Pseudo-soul? Filet of soul? Whatever, this is the British guy with the stupid hat who had that video a long time ago. This is probably a lot better than we're giving it credit for, but we'd much rather listen to Sir Mack Rice, Bobby Marchan, and The Astors.
GARLAND JEFFREYS - GARLAND JEFFREYS. Jeffreys' 1973 solo debut on Atlantic finally gets reissued thanks to the fine people at Collectors Choice, featuring a great lineup of musicians such as Dr. John, David Bromberg, and David "Fathead" Newman, to name a few.
OASIS - STOP THE CLOCKS. Their first ever compilation, featuring songs chosen by the band which they believe encapsulate their remarkable career to date. Songs include "Go F*** Yourself Noel," "You're Fired, Liam," and "(Unintelligible)", not to mention fan favorites like "Don't Look Back In Anger," "Wonderwall," "Champagne Supernova" and the rest. If they did any good songs after their second album, we haven't heard them, but the band claims they're on this collection.
ROBERT PLANT - NINE LIVES (9 CD/DVD BOX SET). Every post-Zeppelin CD, including the Honeydrippers EP, is here, newly remastered with a plethora of bonus tracks. The DVD includes a one hour documentary about the legendary singer.
U2 - U218. A single disc compilation including two new tracks, one of which is "The Saints Are Coming" with Green Day.
KAREN DALTON - IN MY OWN TIME. Long lost folk classic from 1971 with rave endorsements from the likes of Bob Dylan, Fred Neil, Nick Cave, and, thank God, Devendra Banhart.
JAY-Z - KINGDOM COME. We recognize the importance of this release, which is supposed to be one of the biggest albums of the year. We just don't care very much. It's not that we don't appreciate hip-hop, we're just not fans of Mr. Z. Give us the J-5 anytime!
2PAC - PAC'S LIFE. The hardest working deceased entertainer since Jimi Hendrix returns with his 400th posthumous album. Thug it up!
NOTORIOUS B.I.G. - READY TO DIE (CD/DVD). Speaking of dead rappers... this 1994 classic is getting reissued with two bonus tracks and a DVD of previously unseen performances.
SNOOP DOGG - THA BLUE CARPET TREATMENT. Guests include Dr. Dre, the Game, R. Kelly, Akon, and B. Real. And he's not even dead!
TO ORDER ANY OR ALL OF THESE NEW RELEASES, OR TO GET ANY OTHER CDs OR DVDs NOT MENTIONED HERE, EMAIL US AT HEYNYCD@AOL.COM OR CALL US AT (212) 244-3460!
SELL US YOUR CDs AND DVDs! WHAT CAN WE SAY THAT WE HAVEN'T SAID EVERY WEEK FOR THE LAST 36 WEEKS? YOU DON'T WANT 'EM, WE DO WANT 'EM.
UNTIL NEXT WEEK, WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS:
Does anyone know where Tom and Katie are registered?
Nanette Fabray and Eazy-E