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New Releases, Nov. 14: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Game, Damien Rice
Neil Young (music) and Crazy Horse “Live at the Fillmore East”
Many would say that Stephen Stills was the finest partner to ever collaborate on guitar with Young. Crazy Horse fans, however, would probably disagree and offer up instead the late Danny Whitten.
This 1970 live set, recorded at one of the most storied venues in rock history, features Young (vocals/guitar), Billy Talbot (bass), Ralph Molina (drums), Jack Nitzsche (electric piano) and Whitten (guitar). It includes versions of such classics as “Cowgirl in the Sand” and “Down By the River.”
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The Game “Doctor’s Advocate”
The heavily tattooed Compton rapper returns with the follow-up to 2005’s “The Documentary,” a work that produced such big tracks as “Higher” and “Fresh ’83.” The Game recently made headlines when he reportedly admitted to being the one responsible for leaking the clean version of “Doctor’s Advocate.”
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Damien Rice “9”
This Irish singer/songwriter delivers his second album, the much-anticipated follow-up to 2002’s highly acclaimed “O.” The set features a number of guest stars, including jazz great Herbie Hancock and vocalist/pianist Tori Amos. Rice is supporting “9” with a short theater tour that currently stretches through a Nov. 20 date in Minneapolis.
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Yusuf “An Other Cup”
You might not know the name. But you’ll know the voice. Yusef is the man formerly known as Cat Stevens. Equally significant, “An Other Cup” is his first record of modern pop tunes since 1978’s “Back to Earth.”
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Tenacious D “The Pick of Destiny”
Rockers/comedians Jack Black and Kyle Gass will kick off a very busy fall season with the release of “Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny.” The album is the soundtrack to the film of the same name, which hits theaters on Nov. 17. Tenacious D will also hit the road that same day on a tour that lasts through early December.
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Emmylou Harris and Carl Jackson “I’ve Always Needed You”
Having recently wowed critics and fans alike with guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler on “All the Roadrunning,” Emmylou Harris now delivers another duet offering, this time with Carl Jackson. “I’ve Always Needed You,” which features early recordings from the pair, and includes appearances by the likes of Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Douglas and Melba Montgomery. In related news, Harris and Knopfler are also releasing the concert recording “Real Live Roadrunning” on the same day.
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Other new releases:
(+44), “When Your Heart Stops Beating” (Interscope)
Akon, “Konvicted” (Universal)
… And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, “So Divided” (Interscope)
Army of Anyone, “Army of Anyone” (Firm)
Depeche Mode, “Best of Depeche Mode, Vol. 1” (Reprise)
Nanci Griffith, “Ruby’s Torch” (Rounder)
Luis Miguel, “Navidades” (Warner Bros.)
Joanna Newsom, “Ys” (Drag City)
Nickel Creek, “Reasons Why: The Very Best” (Sugarhill)
Joan Osborne, “Pretty Little Stranger” (Vanguard)
Laura Pausini, “Io Canto” (Warner Bros.)
Bianca Ryan, “Bianca Ryan” (Sony)
Staind, “Greatest Hits” (Atlantic)
Sublime, “Everything Under the Sun” (Box set) (Geffen)
Soundtracks and scores:
“Casino Royale” (Sony)