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CD Reviews:
The Listening Room: Bob Dylan, BTS, Kenny Chesney, Halestorm and more...
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

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Checking out this week's new music releases...

* Album of the Week: Bob Dylan's catalogs get a valuable troll with "Live 1962-1966 -- Rare Performances From The Copyright Collections" (Columbia/Legacy),

a two-disc set that, as the title indicates, features seldom-heard live tracks from solo dates to his polarizing electric band shows.

* Album Title of the Week: Raffi, "Dog On The Floor" (Rounder)

* New & Noteworthy: BTS, "Face Yourself" (Everything To Everyone); Kenny Chesney, "Songs For The Saints" (Warner Music Nashville); Daughtry, "Cage To Rattle" (RCA); Ron English, "Dance/Cry/Dance" (Detroit Music Factory); Halestorm, "Vicious" (Atlantic); Peter Holsapple, "Game Day" (Omnivore); Willie Nile, "Children Of Paradise" (River House); Underworld and Iggy Pop, "Teatime Dub Encounters" EP (Caroline)

* Also Out: Brian Bromberg, "Thicker Than Water" (Artistry Music); Chris Caffery, "The Jester's Court" (Metalville); Cavetown, "Lemon Boy" (Triple Crown); Face To Face, "Hold Fast Acoustic Session" (Fat Wreck Chords); David Garfield, "Jammin' Outside The Box" (Creatchy); Mary Halverson, "Maid With The Flaxon Hair" (Tzadik); Brice Janey, "Brand New Day" (Grooveyard); Cody Jinks, "Lifers" (Rounder); Li'l Ronnie & Gordon Harrower, "Blue & Lonesome Duo" (City Hall/EllerSoul); The Longshot, "Love Is For Losers" (self-released); "Max Wenner's Blues Warriors" (City Hall/EllerSoul); Ronn McFarlane, "The Celtic Lute" (Sono Luminus); Tommy Molina, "Kill The Lights" (Slumberland); Otep, "Kult 45" (Napalm); Houston Person & Ron Carter, "Remember Love" (Highnote); Redemption, "Long Night's Journey Into Day" (Metal Blade); Rex Orange County, "Apricot Princess" (self-released); Michael Romeo, "War Of The Worlds, Pt. 1" (Music Theories); Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra, "Get It How You Live" (Alliance); Boz Scaggs, "Out of the Blues" (Concord); Brian Simpson, "Something About You" (Shanachie); Dee Snider, "For the Love of Metal" (Napalm); Styx, "The Mission (Expanded Edition)" (UMe); Tarja, "Act II" (earmusic); Various Artists, "Reggae Gold 2018" (VP); We Banjo 3, "Haven" (self-released); Years & Years, "Palo Santo" Interscope);

* From The Vaults: "Dire Straits, "The Studio Albums 1978-1991" (Warner Bros./Rhino); Molly Hatchet, "Fall of the Peacemakers 1980-1985" (Cherry Red); U2, "Achtung Baby," "Zooropa," "The Best of 1980-1990" (Island)

* Soundtracks: Harry Gregson-Williams, "The Equalizer 2" (Sony Classical); "The Music Of Nashville: Original Soundtrack Season 6, Volume 2" (Big Machine)

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