The Listening Room: "Beauty and the Beast," Bush, Al DiMeola, Josh Turner and more...
Album Release of the Week: "Beauty and the Beast (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)" (Walt Disney): The tale as old as time gets another telling, with the likes of Ariana Grande, John Legend, Josh Groban and Emma Thompson handling the material and Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson, who sang the original 1991 title song duet, returning for other songs. Look for a big Disney stock spike in the coming week
New & Noteworthy: Bush, "Black and White Rainbows" (Caroline); Al DiMeola, "Morocco Fantasia" (Inakustik); Valerie June, "The Order Of Time" (Concord); The Reverend Peyton`s Big Damn Band, "Front Porch Sessions" (Family Owned/Thirty Tigers); The Shins, "Heartworms" (Columbia); Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, "Way Out West" (Superlatone); Tennis, "Yours Conditionally" (Mutually Detrimental); Josh Turner, "Deep South" (MCA Nashville)
Also Out: Cindy Lee Berryhill, "The Adventurist" (Omnivore); Shelby Earl, "The Man Who Made Himself A Name" (Nine Mile); Greg Graffin, "Millport" (Anti-/Epitaph); Ha-Ha Tonka, "Heart-Shaped Mountain" (Bloodshot); JJ Harrison & Youthful Promise, "You Deserve It" (Jamestown); Havok, "Conformicide" (Century Media); Honeymoon Suite, "Hands Up" (ILS); Hurray For The Riff Raff, "The Navigator" (ATO); The Magnetic Fields, "50 Song Memoir" (Nonesuch); Laura Marling, "Semper Femina" (Kobalt)' Moving Pictures, "Glare Of The Tiger" (M.O.D. Technologies); Peter Murphy, "Bare-boned and Sacred" (Metropolis); Murs, "Captain California" (Strange Music); Steve Strongman, "No Time Like Now" (Sonic Unyon); Sunny Sweeney, "Trophy" (Thirty Tigers); Tyce, "Hero" (Broadway)
From The Vaults: Chickenfoot, "Best + Live" (eOne); Fairport Convention, "50:50 at 50" (Matty Grooves); Jerry Garcia Band, "GarciaLive Volume Eight: November 23rd, 1991 Bradley Center" (ATO); Elliott Smith, "Either/Or: Expanded Edition" (Kill Rock Stars)' Soundgarden, "Ultramega OK (Deluxe Edition)" (A&M/UMe)
Soundtracks: "The Music Of Nashville, Season 5, Vol. 1" (Big Machine)
Send your thoughts and comments to