NEWSLETTER '07 #14!
BIG HEADLINE OF THE WEEK: SAL & TONY GET OP-ED IN THURSDAY'S NEW YORK TIMES! READ IT HERE!
SOME EXCITING NEW RELEASES, SOME REALLY LAME NEW RELEASES
YANKS 1-0, METS 3-0, AND IT'S STILL SNOWING OUT
and now... THE NEWSLETTER!
A major release we forgot to mention is JENNIFER LOPEZ's first all-Spanish language album... we don't remember the name of it. It's in Spanish. But in related news, there was a mass suicide at the Mall Of America, when 73 moviegoers drank liquid bleach during the closing credits of Monster-In-Law.
and now... NEXT WEEK'S NEW RELEASES!
BRIGHT EYES - CASSADAGA. What can we say about Conor Oberst that is printable? Is it necessary to overhype every new artist that comes out? He's fine -- a harmless singer-songwriter with some good material and some real crap, too. We just can't buy into the hype, nor will we be seeing him at any one of his 219 nights at Town Hall.
GENESIS - REISSUES. Part of an ongoing reissue campaign to coincide with their semi-awaited reunion tour, five post-Gabriel LPs -- A TRICK OF THE TAIL, WIND & WUTHERING, ... AND THEN THERE WERE THREE, DUKE, and ABACAB -- get the SACD and DVD treatment. Each reissue features 5.1 Surround Sound, videos, and unreleased material. And, for those keeping track, these were the five records that the post-Gabriel lineup released that were worth your time.
LESLEY GORE - EVER SINCE. The first album in a mighty long time from a woman who once had a greatest hits album annotated by Tony, who cowrote the article in the Times today with Sal. And Sal, like Tony, loves the early Lesley Gore stuff. And both Tony's dad and Sal's mother love them.
GRINDERMAN - GRINDERMAN. Nick Cave's new lineup featuring a few Bad Seeds is an in-your-face, gritty rock n' roll extravaganza. It's so dark that when it went to night school, it was marked absent. But seriously, lemon ices.
BRANFORD MARSALIS DOES SOME GOOD!
While brother Wynton is taking an interest in the big Upper West Side bucks at Lincoln Center, Branford is taking an interest in musicians from his hometown of New Orleans. Marsalis' Imprint label, distributed by Rounder, gives us two new releases from two New Orleans legends. The first is from modern jazz clarinetist ALVIN BATISTE, who still teaches to this day, but unfortunately records very little. Here is an opportunity to hear this amazing player, who once shared many stages with Ornette Coleman and Ellis Marsalis.
The other new release is from BOB FRENCH, the legendary New Orleans drummer and radio personality who held court every Monday night at the famed Donna's Headquarters in New Orleans. He gets his unique band of traditional New Orleans jazz documented, with special guests Harry Connick Jr. and Branford sitting in for most of the album.
BIG RELEASE OF THE WEEK (IF IT EVER ACTUALLY COMES OUT)!
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE - COLLECTION (7 CD BOX SET). This has been promised for months, and even at this late date we don't know if it's going to show, but assuming it does, you're gonna want it. Their entire studio output from 1967-74, featuring such classics as STAND, THERE'S A RIOT GOIN' ON, and FRESH, not to mention the seminal and underrated debut, A WHOLE NEW THING, and everything else in between. Each set is individually numbered and newly remastered (four of the seven are remastered for the very first time), and all the discs feature anywhere from three to eight bonus tracks. This is STRICTLY LIMITED! The individual CDs get released on 4/24, or so they say. Either way, hop on it quick!!
That's all we've got for this week, unless you're interested in the new MOE BANDY greatest hits CD.
BUY THEM ALL, ESPECIALLY MOE BANDY! EMAIL OR CALL (212) BIG-DINO (244-3460).
SELL US YOUR CDs & DVDs! HOW MANY TIMES DO WE HAVE TO TELL YOU -- MONEY MEANS NOTHING TO US! IT'S A MERE FASCINATION! WE'VE BEEN TEARING MONEY SINCE OUR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION -- OR, IN TONY'S CASE, SINCE THE YANKEES ACQUIRED STEVE BALBONI! COME GET THE MONEY IN EXCHANGE FOR YOUR DISCS!
UNTIL NEXT WEEK, WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS:
(Yes, that's right, we're proud of it. Keep reading it and pass it on.)
Punch & Judy Sulzberger