New CDs March 2017

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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.

       

 

   

Yardbirds - Smokestack Lightning

Smokestack Lightning
Yardbirds

It’s the mid 60s and this is one group with three of rocks greatest guitarists: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Two discs of the very best British R&B.

 

Alyce Platt - Funny Little World

Funny Little World
Alyce Platt

A roll-call of Melbourne musos support Alyce on this 2015 album. Most tracks are penned by her and reveal her fascination with sophisticated 1960’s European pop music.

 

Bert Jansch - From the Outside

From the Outside
Bert Jansch

In 1985 Jansch was going through a rough period in his life, so this album has an introspective feel. But he was still the real deal, displaying a voice tempered by time and his incomparable guitar skills.

 

Bonnie Raitt - Dig in Deep

Dig in Deep
Bonnie Raitt

Consistently good R&B, with Raitt’s trademark slide guitar. A terrific album from early 2016.

             

DD Dumbo - Utopia Defeated

Utopia Defeated
DD Dumbo

Oliver Perry is DD Dumbo. He is a multi-instrumentalist from Castlemaine and a purveyor of deconstructed pop and all things exotic.

 

Eddi Reader - The Best of Eddie Reader

The Best of Eddi Reader
Eddi Reader

These songs range over 30 years of the Scottish singers career. Reader composed most of the songs but there are some terrific covers as well.

 

Freddie Hubbard - The Hub of Hubbard

The Hub of Hubbard
Freddie Hubbard

American jazz trumpeter Hubbard – legendary exponent of the bebop style – played with some of America’s finest jazz musicians of the 1960s and 70s. This album is from late 1969.

 

Geoff Achison - Another Mile Another Minute

Another Mile Another Minute
Geoff Achison

Blues, country and funk – with most of the songs written by Melbourne’s Geoff Achison.

             

Gipsy Kings - The Real Gipsy Kings 

The Real Gipsy Kings
Gipsy Kings

Three discs of flamenco, salsa and pop goodness for you to enjoy. In fact this compilation covers the Kings entire Sony catalogue from 1983 to 2006.

 

Hinds - Leave Me Alone

Leave Me Alone
Hinds

Stripped down Spanish garage rock. The Hinds are an all-girl group from Madrid who are quite happy just doing their lo-fi thing. Rough, uncomplicated and pretty damn good.

 

Janis Joplin - The Essential Janis Joplin

The Essential Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin

Maybe you owned one of her albums back in the day, now long gone. Well this two disc set has all her classic hits for you, plus some rarer songs taken from her Woodstock performances.

 

Martha Wainwright - Goodnight City

Goodnight City
Martha Wainwright

There’s a bit of everything here, from Pop to Punk. And this joyful versatility works really well.

             

Michel Camilo - Spain Forever

Spain Forever
Michel Camilo and Tomatito

Piano maestro Camilo and flamenco guitarist Tomatito weave some magic here. This is their third album together.

 

Nouvelle Vague - I Could Be Happy

I Could Be Happy
Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague have earned a reputation for quirky new wave and bossa nova. The tradition continues with their latest album. A mix of covers and originals is a largely successful venture.

 

Parton, Harris and Ronstadt - Trio

Trio
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris

Don’t let the 80s hair put you off. This was a terrific collaboration between three Country singers at their peak, with their distinct but equally impressive voices melding into a whole that's more than the sum of its parts.

 

Paul Kelly and Charlie Owen - Death's Dateless Night

Death's Dateless Night
Paul Kelly and Charlie Owen

12 stripped back songs reflecting on death. Mainly covers, some will be familiar like Cohen’s ‘Bird on a Wire’ and Lennon and McCartney’s ‘Let it Be.’ But there’s some interesting lesser known songs in there too.

             

Rowland Howard - Teenage Snuff Film

Teenage Snuff Film
Roland Howard

Australian song writer and guitarist Roland Howard – ex Birthday Party and Bad Seeds – presents some pretty raw stuff here. Rock and Roll meets Blues in a sometimes harrowing gothic soundscape.

 

Teenage Fanclub - Here

Here
Teenage Fanclub

Power Pop, but with a reflective element and some really nice mellow songs.

 

Van Morrison - Keep Me Singing

Keep Me Singing
Van Morrison

The old master follows his own muse, and the result is superb. An eclectic mix of jazz, R&B and blues. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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