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CD Reviews:
New Music: Taylor Swift, Brockhampton, Cheap Trick, Merry Clayton, more...
 

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

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Checking out this week's new music releases (all subject to change)...



Album of the Week: The first fruit of Taylor Swift's catalog re-recording project is "Fearless (Taylor's Version)" (Republic), a recasting of her 2008 sophomore release. The new set adds another seven tracks (eight on the deluxe edition) and features guest shots from Maren Morris and Keith Urban, along with recent collaborators Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner.







Album Title of the Week: Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band, "Dance Songs For Hard Times" (Family Owned)



Did Ya Know?: "Larry Coryell's Last Swing with Ireland" (MVD) offers the eclectic guitarist's final studio recordings, from May 2016 on the Emerald Isle just 10 months before his death in February 2017, working with his



New & Noteworthy:



Justin Bieber, "Freedom" (Def Jam)



Brockhampton, "Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine" (Question of Everything/RCA)



Cheap Trick, "Another World" (BMG)



Merry Clayton, "Beautiful Scars" (Motown Gospel/Capitol)



Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, "They're Calling Me Home" (Nonesuch)



Peggy Seeger, "First Farewell" (Red Grape)



Miguel, "Art Dealer Chic Vol. 4" (RCA)



Parker Milsap, "Dammit" (Okrahoma/Thirty Tigers)



Also Out:



Balmorhea, "The Wind" (Deutsche Grammophon)



Briston Maroney, "Sunflower" (Canvasback/Atlantic);



Chris Cain, "Raisin' Cain" (Alligator)



Tommy Ca$h, "Moneysutra" (Gold Atlas)



eCJ, "Loyalty Over Royalty" (Warner)



Larry Coryell, "Larry Coryell's Last Swing with Ireland" (MVD)



Crafty 893, "Smart Dumb" (Tru Thoughts)



Samantha Crain, "I Guess We Live Her Now" (Real Kind/Communion)



Donel, "African Boy Pt. 1" (Warner)



Early Riser, "Vocations" (A-F)



The End Machine, "Phase 2" (Frontiers)



FM, "Tough It Out Live" (Frontiers)



Frances, "Wonder" (Cookie)



Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, "They're Calling Me Home" (Nonesuch)



Ollie Halsall, "Lovers Leaping" (Think Like a Key)



Ari Herstand, "Like Home" (Ari's Take)



Jack Hues, "Canterbury Live" (self-released)



Infinite & Divine, "Silver Lining" (Frontiers)



Vijay Iyer Trio, "Uneasy" (ECM)



Jetty Bones, "Push Back" (Rise)



Katie Jo, "Pawn Shop Queen" (Fossil Water)



Kiberspassk, "See Bear" (Out of Line)



Emily Kinney, "The Supportive Character" (Jullian)



Mary Karlzen, "Shine" (Y&T)



LaPeche, "Blood in the Water" (New Ganada)



The Limit, "Caveman Logic" (Svart)



London Grammar, "California Soil" (Ministry of Sound/Columbia)



Briston Maroney, "Sunflower" (Atlantic)



Merk, "Infinite Youth" (Humblebrag)



Gramps Morgan, "A Woman Like You" (Halo/The Orchard);



Motorbike James, "Visions" (Slow Weather)



Declan O'Rourke, "Arrivals" (eastwest)



Ottoman Turks, "Ottoman Turks II" (State Fair)



Pony, "TV Baby" (Take This to Heart)



Purgatory, "Lawless to Grave" (Unbeaten)



Quiet Marauder, "The Gift" (Bubblewrap Collective)



The Reds, Pinks & Purples, "Uncommon Weather" (Slumberland/Tough Love)



Max Richter, "Voices 2" (Decca)



ScreaMachine, ""ScreaMachine" (Frontiers)



Silver Synthetic, "Silver Synthetic" (Third Man)



Benny Sings, "Music" (Stones Throw)



Skullcrusher, "Storm in the Summer" (Secretly Canadian)



Small Black, "Cheap Dreams" (100% Electronica)



Stokely, "Sankofa" (Flyte Tyme/Perspective)



Sweet Oblivion featuring Geoff Tate, "Relentless" (Frontiers)



Yaniv Taubenhouse, "Moments in Trio Volume Three -- Roads" (Fresh Sound/New Talent)



The Treatment, "Waiting For Good Luck" (Frontiers)



Tunic, "Exhaling" (Artoffact)



Vijay Iyer Trio, "Uneasy" (ECM)



Ryley Walker, "Course in Fable" (Husky Pants)



Nick Waterhouse, "Promenade Blue" (Innovative Leisure)



Wendy, "Like Water" (SM Entertainment)



From The Vaults:



Harry Belafonte, "The Harry Belafonte Collection 1949-62" (Acrobat)



Big, Big Train, "The Underfall Yard" (English Electric/Plane Groovy)



Richard Clapton, "Music Is Love 1966-1970" (Bloodlines)



Luke Bryan, "Born Here, Live Here, Die Here (Deluxe Edition)" (Capitol Nashville/UMe)



Betty Carter, "The Classic Recordings" (Enlightenment)



Fleetwood Mac, "Fleetwood Mac Live (Super Deluxe Edition)" (Rhino)



Peggy Lee, "Something Wonderful: Peggy Lee Sings the Great American Songbook" (Omnivore)



Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Live at Knebworth '76" (Eagle Rock)



L7, "Wargasm: The Slash years 1992-1997" (HNE/Cherry Red)



Ozric Tentacles, "Vitamin Enhanced" (Kscope)



Patto, "And That's Jazz" (Beyond Before)



Kierra Sheard-Kelly, "Kierra (Deluxe Edition)" (RCA Inspiration)



Al Stewart, "Year of the Cat (Remastered and Expanded)" (Esoteric/Cherry Red)

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