We want to keep you up to date with new music coming through our studios, so every Tuesday morning at 11, Doug Jayne, from The Last Record Store and KRCB's Connections program, sits down with morning host Brian Griffith to go over the most interesting and notable of new releases.
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Bob Dylan and The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete. Long awaited six CD archive release. Compiled from meticulously restored original tapes many found only recently - this historic set is the definitive chronicle of the artist's legendary 1967 recording sessions with members of his touring ensemble who would later achieve their own fame as The Band. The actual recordings, however, remained commercially unavailable until 1975, when Columbia Records released a scant 16 of them on The Basement Tapes album. Over the years, the songs on The Basement Tapes have haunted and perplexed fans, with the recordings themselves representing a Holy Grail for Dylanologists. The Basement Tapes Complete brings together, for the first time ever, every salvageable recording from the tapes including recently discovered early gems recorded in the "Red Room" of Dylan's home in upstate New York. Unlike the official 1975 release, these performances are presented as close as possible to the way they were originally recorded and sounded back in the summer of 1967. Also come in a cheaper 2 CD set
Neil Young: Storytone. Deluxe two CD edition includes a version of the album recorded solo and a version recorded with a full orchestra . 2014 release from the iconic singer/songwriter. Storytone was recorded live in the studio with a 92-piece orchestra, choir and Young. He took a different approach with this record, recording the songs on his own, in a solo-setting to creating compelling versions of the songs in a new light, resulting in a deeply-personal emotional listening experience throughout the record. Also comes in a single disc set
Nell Robinson: The Rose of No-Man's Land. Nell Robinson is a singer/songwriter who has been described variously as ''a modern-day Patsy Cline'' and one of the ''freshest voices in roots music.'' Her crystalline vocals have been compared to early Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Hazel Dickens and when she applies her vocal charm to the songs she writes that tell the stories of her family’s deep history the musical results are nothing less than utterly captivating. On The Rose of No-Man's Land, Nell reaches into her family’s deep military history to create musical vignettes of her ancestors’ experiences. Produced by Grammy-winning producer Joe Henry, the new songs weave together stories from the Revolutionary War to the present, inspired by 250 years of letters, stories and poetry from Nell’s rural Alabama family. Includes guest appearances from Kris Kristofferson, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Jim Nunally, Kathy Baker and others.
The Budos Band: Burnt Offering. A wild, booze-fueled ride of hazy riffs and take-no-prisoners horn lines that summons the occult - an evolved sound for this mighty 10-piece band sparked by their love of Black Sabbath and Pentagram. Burnt Offering was recorded live in the studio, engineered and produced by Tom Brenneck, a founding member and guitarist of the Budos Band whoi runs Dunham Records and studios.
Ani DiFranco, Allergic to Water. Ani DiFranco has never been afraid to take chances, and her new album, Allergic to Wate, is another bold accomplishment featuring some of her most subtle music to date. Throughout the disc, DiFranco, her band and a few music guests, create melodies that are lilting and funky, imaginative and personal: so personal that she produced and mixed the record all on-her-own . DiFranco packs a world of musical surprises into the twelve low-key songs on Allergic to Wate. Vibes, tones and rhythms constantly change while her band draws on its own expansive palette.
The Doobie Brothers, Southbound. Country music celebrates four-time GRAMMY® winning band The Doobie Brothers with this 2014 release. Some of country’s biggest stars join The Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald for all-new recordings of the band’s classic hits. Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Casey James, Charlie Worsham, Chris Young, Jerrod Niemann, Johnnyswim’s Amanda Sudano Ramirez, Love and Theft, Sara Evans, Toby Keith, Tyler Farr, and Zac Brown Band make up the roster of artists choosing their favorite Doobie songs to record with the band, with selected tracks featuring special instrumental contributions from Hunter Hayes and Vince Gill.