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CD Reviews:
New Music: "Blinded by the Light," Slipknot, Bon Iver, Uncle Kracker and more...
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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Checking out this week's new music releases:



Album of the Week: It's almost all Bruce (Springsteen) all the time on the original motion picture soundtrack for "Blinded by the Light" (Legacy), including a live recording of "The Promised Land" and the unreleased "I'll Stand By You," which was submitted but not chosen for the Harry Potter series.



Album Title of the Week: Amy Speace, "Me and the Ghost of Charlemagne" (Proper)



Did'ya Know?: Banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck produced "Rearrange My Heart" (Free Dirt) for the North Carolina bluegrass-Latin fusion outfit Che Apalache.



New & Noteworthy: Bon Iver, "i.i" (Jagjaguwar); Marc Cohn and the Blind Boys of Alabama, "Work to Do" (BMG); Dirty Heads, "Super Moon" (Five Seven Music); Tori Kelly, "Inspired by True Events" (Schoolboy/Capitol); Elvis Presley, "Live 1969" (RCA/Legacy); Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis" (Beautiful Life" (The Next Waltz); Rick Ross, "Port of Miami 2" (Epic); Slipknot, "We Are Not Your Kind" (Roadrunner)



P.P. Arnold, "The New Adventures of P.P. Arnold" (earMUSIC); The Bamboos, "By Special Arrangement" (BMG); Beth Bombara, "Evergreen" (Lemp Electric); Cinder, "The Machine" (Art is War); The Contortionist, "Our Bones" (eOne); Jesse Dayton, "Mixtape Vol. 1" (Blue Eland); Destruction, "Born to Perish" (Nuclear Blast); Feeder, "Tallulah" (Feeder/Believe); Josh Garels, "Chrysaline" (Small Voice); G&D, "Black Love and War" (SomeOthaShip Connect/eOne); Marika Hackman, "Any Human Friend" (Sub Pop); half-alive, "Now, Not Yet" (half-alive/RCA); Richard Henshall, "The Cocoon, "Hen Music); Rocky Kramer, "Firestorm" (Allied Artists); Phil Lanzon (Uriah Heep keyboardsit), "48 Seconds" (PLD); Maybe April, "The Other Side" (self-released); VaShawn Mitchell, "Elements" (Fair Trade Services/ Columbia); Pj Morton, "PAUL" (Morton/Empire); Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Grueling, "Lucky Guy!" (Alligator); Mutlu, "Good Trouble" (mutlusounds); Ra Ra Riot, "Superbloom" (Ra Ra Riot/Rob the Rich); The Regrettes, "How Do You Love?" (Warner Records); Roxy Blue, "Roxy Blue" (Frontiers); Smooth Hound Smith, "Dog in a Manager" (self-released); Snow Patrol, "Reworked EP I" (Republic); Spread Eagle, "Subway to the Stars" (Frontiers); Strung Out, "Songs of Armor and Devotion" (Fat Wreck Chords); Triple Redd, "I" (TenThousand Projects); Wilder Woods, "Wilder Woods" (Atlantic);



From the Vaults: Filter, "Title of Record (Expanded Edition)" (Craft/Concord); Janie Fricke, "It Ain't Easy: The Complete Hits" (Real Gone); Steve Goodman, "Santa Ana Winds" (Omnivore); Nina Simone, "The Complete RCA Albums Collection" (Music on CD); Uncle Kracker, "The Complete Albums 2000-2009" (Warner/X5)



Soundtracks: "The Music of Red Dead Redemption 2" (Lakeshore)



Video: "Clarence Clemons, Who Do I Think I Am?" (DVD)

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