New CDs September 2016

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Here's our round up of best new CDs added to the Yarra Libraries collection for the month of September. We add a new CDs page at the start of every month. Simply click on the covers to place a hold on the CD of your choice.


Ann Peebles - The Essential

The Essential Ann Peebles
Ann Peebles

Peebles is probably the Queen of Southern Soul, with an active career as a singer-song writer stretching from the mid-60s to 2012. This is the definitive guide to her music.


Bombino - Nomad


Bombino, born in Niger, is one of the great contemporary African guitarists. With influences ranging from Hendrix to Mark Knopfler, Bombino is still very much his own man. This album was recorded in Nashville with The Black Keys Dan Auerbach.


Buddy Miller - Cayamo

Cayamo: sessions at sea
Buddy Miller & friends

What could be better than listening to the best names in contemporary country- roots music while cruising the Caribbean? Yes it happened, and the lucky passengers enjoyed the talents of Miller and friends including Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams and Kacey Musgraves.


Frank Zappa and The Mothers - Freak Out!

Freak Out!
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention

Zappa and the Mothers debut album from 1966. Seriously weird and seriously talented. We will never see his likes again.


Jackson 5 - Gold

Jackson 5

For casual fans looking for all of the hits and then some, this may be the only Jacksons greatest-hits CD you'll ever need to listen to. Definitive 70s pop.


Jimmy Reed - The Complete Singles 1953-61

The Complete Singles 1953-61
Jimmy Reed

Reed led a troubled life and there is more than a little authenticity to his trailblazing electric blues. The Stones, Elvis, Grateful Dead and Van Morrison have all covered Jimmy Reed songs.


k d lang - Sing it Loud

Sing it Loud
k d lang & the Siss Boom Bang

This album, recorded in Nashville in 2011, is a wonderful collection of jazz and country-flecked songs. 


Lake Street Dive - Side Pony

Side Pony
Lake Street Dive

An adventurous band from Boston, Lake Street Dive have their roots firmly embedded in R&B, Soul and Rock.


Los Lobos - Gates of Gold

Gates of Gold
Los Lobos

Thirty two years on and LA band Los Lobos are still rocking with their unique blend of rock, tex-mex, zydeco and R&B.


Los Texmaniacs - Borders Y Bailes

Borders Y Bailes
Los Texmaniacs

This is stripped down Tex-Mex – authentic conjunto tejano music. The Real Deal.


Mieczyslaw Weinberg - Symphony No. 4

Symphony No 4 & Violin Concerto
Mieczyslaw Weinberg

Some critics think this is one of the best violin concertos of the 20th century. This album, with the Warsaw Philharmonic orchestra, features violinist Ilya Gringolts.


Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd

This 1973 album defines Pink Floyd. Subtly textured, it moves between psychedelia, jazz fusion and rock.


Sal Kimber - Southern Light 

Southern Light
Sal Kimber & the Rollin’ Wheel

Sal and her band are local Melbourne talent, and do terrific alt country.


Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill

Can’t Buy a Thrill
Steely Dan

Decidedly mainstream and less subversive than their later albums, this 1972 release is jazz pop at its best.


The Beatles - With the Beatles

With the Beatles
The Beatles

By the closing weeks of 1963 – when this album was released – the Fab Four were really hitting their straps. While there are some nice covers, it’s the originals that blow you over with their melodic sophistication.


The Jezabels - Synthia

The Jezebels

This recent release album by Australian band The Jezebels is a tour de force of ‘maturity and sensual elegance,’ as one reviewer noted. The Jezebels are definitely not just another indie band.


Suzannah Espie - Mother's Not Feeling Herself Today

Mother’s Not Feeling Herself Today
Suzannah Espie

Local singer and song writer Suzannah Espie confronts the difficulties of motherhood in this beautiful album.















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