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New CD Releases, May 8: Bjork, Barbra Streisand, Elliott Smith
Bjork “Volta”
The Icelandic alt-rock princess returns with her highly anticipated sixth solo effort. “Volta” follows 2004’s “Medulla.”
Bjork wrote and produced the set, with production help from Mark Bell and Timbaland on three tracks. The album features collaborations with other artists, including vocalist Antony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnsons).
Bjork, who first came to fame as a member of the Sugarcubes, is supporting “Volta” with a short North American tour, which included a headlining set at the Coachella festival last month. The tour currently runs through a May 23 date in Vancouver, British Columbia. She’s also scheduled to perform at the Virgin Music Festival on Sept. 8 in Toronto.
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Barbra Streisand “Streisand: Live in Concert”
Those who missed Barbra Streisand’s hugely successful 2006 North American tour–or those who simply want another dose–can now get the full Babs concert experience.
The two-disc “Streisand: Live in Concert” features such classic tunes as “Starting Here, Starting Now,” “Evergreen,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Happy Days are Here Again” and “Funny Girl.”
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Elliott Smith “New Moon”
Fans of the late, great singer/songwriter will be highly interested in this posthumous release. “New Moon” includes many previously unreleased demos that Smith recorded prior to his death in 2003. Notably, the set features a cover of legendary pop-rock band Big Star’s “Thirteen.”
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Travis “The Boy with No Name”
The Brit-rock act returns with its long-awaited new album, its first since 2003’s “12 Memories.” The band gave fans a sneak peek of the new album in April with a short tour that included a set at the Coachella festival. Travis will next embark on a UK trek to support “The Boy With No Name.”
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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony “Strength and Loyalty”
The Midwestern troupe, known for such past hits as “Thuggish Ruggish Bone” and “Tha Crossroads,” returns with “Strength and Loyalty.” The record features pop-diva Mariah Carey on the song “Lil Love.”
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More new releases:
Keren Ann, “Keren Ann” (Blue Note)
The Bad Plus, “Prog” (Heads Up)
Bone Brothers, “Bone Brothers 2” (Koch)
Chanticleer, “And On Earth Peace: A Chanticleer Mass” (Warner Classics)
Sage Francis, “Human the Death Dance” (Epitaph)
The Ike Reilly Assassination, “We Belong to the Staggering Evening” (Rock Ridge)
Jaylib, “Champion Sound” (Stones Throw)
Mike Jones, “The American Dream” (Ice Age)
Lavender Diamond, “Imagine Our Love” (Matador)
Maximo Park, “Our Earthly Pleasures” (Warp)
Jessica Molaskey, “Sitting in Limbo” (PS Classics)
Rush of Fools, “Rush of Fools” (EMI)
The Sea and Cake, “Everybody” (Thrill Jockey)
Bobby Valentino, “Special Occasion” (Def Jam)
Dale Watson, “Little Darlin’ Sessions, Vol. 1” (Koch)