New CDs October 2015

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


Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog

Hound Dog: the Peacock Recordings
Big Mama Thornton

Big Mama Thornton recorded her version of Hound Dog in 1952, four years before Elvis. This album covers the years 1952 to 1957.


Birds of Tokyo - Anchor

Birds of Tokyo

The LA vibes are showing on this, the latest offering from Birds of Tokyo, the alt rock band from Perth.


Bob Dylan - Tempest

Bob Dylan

Perhaps a couple of the songs here don’t work that well, but as one reviewer said, this is still a ‘damn fine album.’ And Duquesne Whistle is a stand-out.


Courtney Barnett - Sometime I Sit and Think

Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
Courtney Barnett

More than just Australian Indie Rock, Barnett is an artistically compelling song writer, with a voice to match.


Eilen Jewell _ Sundown Over Ghost Town

Sundown Over Ghost Town
Eilen Jewell

Jewell has covered Country, Blues, Folk and Roots music. She’s a talented song writer, and this album will not disappoint fans of any of these genres.


Frank Yamma - Uncle

Frank Yamma

‘Uncle’ is a bit rockier than his previous albums, with drums, cello and electric guitar giving a full, well produced sound.


Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light

Dark Night Sweet Light

This is the fifth and most recent studio album from the Sydney duo, straddling styles as diverse as electronic hip-hop and Latin rhythms.


Joanna Gruesome - Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter
Joanna Gruesome

They’re Welsh and they do punk and noise pop. Loud, brutal and fast.


Keith Jarrett - Creation

Keith Jarrett

An elegant solo offering from Jarrett, comprising nine sections performed at several venues over the course of 2014.


Kuroda Takuya - Rising Son

Rising Son
Kuroda Takuya

Japanese born but New York based, Takuya’s debut album fuses funk, soul and hip-hop into a charismatic whole.


La Compania - Destino Mexicano

Destino Mexicano
La Compania

A fusion of classical Baroque and the rhythms of South America.


Los Angeles Guitar Quartet - New Renaissance

New Renaissance
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

This popular quartet has a history of redefining and pushing the boundaries of Renaissance music


Marilyn Manson - Pale Emperor

Pale Emperor
Marilyn Manson

You have been warned: Manson and his band are on a red hot come-back streak with this album.


Miguel Zenon - Identites Are Changeable

Identities Are Changeable
Miguel Zenon

Zenon’s distinctive alto sax is only part of this jazz album – interviews with Puerto Ricans living in New York City complement the music in this thought provoking album.


Nicholas Phan - A painted Tale

A Painted Tale
Nicholas Phan

American tenor Nicholas Phan presents a selection of early Baroque songs by Purcell, Dowland, John Blow and others.


Of Monsters and Men - Beneath the Skin

Beneath the Skin
Of Monsters and Men

Of Monsters and Men seem to like it best when – as one reviewer noted – ‘they are pulsating on the waves of insistent rhythms and armies of acoustics.’


Sister Rosetta Tharpe - The Gospel of the Blues

The Gospel of the Blues
Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Rosetta Tharpe was The Godmother of Rock and Roll, her gospel crossover style influencing musicians as diverse as Little Richard, Johnny Cash and Isaac Hayes.


Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin

Cool Struttin
Sonny Clark

Jazz pianist Sonny Clark died way too young, but he played with the best, including John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus and vocalists Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington.


Various artists - Rhythm and Bluesin by the Bayou

Rhythm and Bluesin by the Bayou
Various Artists

This is Louisiana R & B, so it romps and stomps and rock n rolls


Various composers - Visions Fugitives music for strings

Visions Fugitives – music for strings
Various Composers

Four works for string orchestra that represent the early modernist period: Prokofiev, Hindemith, Webern and Bartok.


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