New CDs March 2016

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Here's our round up of best new CDs added to the Yarra Libraries collection for the month of March. 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.

             

Adele - 25

25
Adele

A melancholy selection of ballads and blue-eyed soul, written and performed by the award winning Adele.

 

Albert King - Live Wire Blues Power

Live Wire Blues Power
Albert King

One of King's definitive albums. Recorded live at the Fillmore Auditorium in 1968, the guitarist was at the top of his form.

 

Asian Dub Foundation - More Signal More Noise

More Signal More Noise
Asian Dub Foundation

Metal, jazz and post-punk all seem to co-exist successfully on this, the band’s eighth studio album.

 

Bert Jansch - Jack Orion

Jack Orion
Bert Jansch

On this, his third LP, Jansch chose to record traditional folk songs. Released in 1966 it proved to be hugely influential on the booming folk scene.

             

Jason Isbell - Something More than Free

Something More Than Free
Jason Isbell

This album displays Isbell’s prodigious and developing talents as a songwriter and storyteller. It’s been a long road since the days of Drive-By Truckers.

 

Jean Michel Jarre - Electronica 1 the time machine

Electronica 1 the time machine
Jean Michel Jarre

If you found his early electronic music a bit difficult, this album has a much greater focus on accessible modern pop.

 

Joanna Newsom - Divers

Divers
Joanna Newsom

While polarizing opinion, Newsom has earned many fans with her strange, visionary and beautiful music.

 

Joseph Haydn - Symphonies 31 70 & 101

Symphonies 31 70 & 101
Joseph Haydn

Performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and conducted by Robin Ticciati, this production is a fresh and lively interpretation of Haydn’s symphonies. As one reviewer noted, it’s a performance ‘that demands attention.’

             

Judy Collins - Constant Sorrow

Constant Sorrow
Judy Collins

The two albums on this compilation are ‘A Maid of Constant Sorrow’ (1961) and ‘Golden Apples of the Sun’ (1962).They mark the beginning of a long and successful career for this folk singer.

 

Keith Richards - Crosseyed Heart

Crosseyed Heart
Keith Richards

While this album would have benefited from some editing, you can tell that Keith was having a good time. Most songs are Richards originals, but look out for his version of ‘Goodnight Irene.’

 

Leftfield - Alternative Light Source

Alternative Light Source
Leftfield

This spacy house music was likened by a critic as ‘a bit like being in a Blade Runner character's head.’ This 2015 album is Leftfield’s first in many years.

 

Lizz Wright - Freedom and Surrender

Freedom and Surrender
Lizz Wright

One of the best contemporary jazz vocalists around, Lizz Wright presents mostly original material that acknowledges her gospel roots while seeking new artistic directions.

             

Ludovico Einaudi - Elements

Elements
Ludovico Einaudi

Contemporary classical that charts like popular music. Einaudi is the master of classical-crossover innovation.

 

Russell Morris - Red Dirt Red Heart

Red Dirt Red Heart
Russell Morris

While there is the underlying theme of Australia’s indigenous history, Morris touches on a variety of Australian subjects and characters in this very bluesy album.

 

Sarah Blasko - Eternal Return

Eternal Return
Sarah Blasko

This is Australian pop music of the finest quality, Blasco’s song writing talents and beautiful voice placing her amongst the best of her peers.

 

Shye Ben Tzur  Jonny Greenwood  The Rajasthan Express - Junun

Junun
Shye Ben Tzur, Johnny Greenwood and the Rajasthan Express

An unlikely collaboration of Israeli, British and Indian musicians results in delightful and uplifting music.

             

The Maytals - The Sensational Maytals

The Sensational Maytals
The Maytals

These guys had so many hits in the 60s for their Jamaican labels – starting with Studio One – that ‘sensational’ does, indeed, sum up their gospel flavoured ska.

 

Various - Norman Jay MBE Presents Good Times Skank and Boogie

Norman Jay MBE Presents Good Times Skank and Boogie
Various

Yes, Mr Jay is a British DJ and yes, he was awarded an MBE in 2002, and yes, the hits on this album are breathtakingly good.

 

Various - Saved by the Girl

Saved by the Girl – Icons of the 90s
Various

These girls saved the 90s with their musicianship and artistic independence, and racked up a few hits in the process.

 

 Various - Stranded the chronicles of Australian punk

Stranded – the chronicles of Australian punk
Various

Two CDs, 30 years and as many bands. That’s a lot of aggro.

 

Looking for more free music?

 

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