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New Releases, July 17: Suzanne Vega, ‘Legally Blonde,’ Garbage
Suzanne Vega “Beauty and Crime”
The singer/songwriter returns with her first new studio record in nearly six years. “Beauty & Crime,” Vega’s seventh album, follows 2001’s “Songs in Red and Gray.”
The new disc, which marks Vega’s debut on prestigious jazz label Blue Note, was produced by Jimmy Hogarth (Sia, Corinne Bailey Rae) and features the leadoff single “Frank & Ava.”
Vega will launch a tour in support of the new CD Sept. 15 in Poughkeepsie, NY.
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Various Artists “Legally Blonde (2007 Original Broadway Cast)”
Most of us know the story of Elle Woods, the pretty-in-pink sorority gal who, on a whim, decides to give law school a try. Its first incarnation came as a popular Hollywood film that starred Reese Witherspoon. It later became a musical, which had its debut in San Francisco before moving on to much success on Broadway.
Fans can now enjoy Elle’s adventures on their home stereos, thank to this 2007 original Broadway cast recording. The disc features all the fan favorites, including such fun ditties as “Omigod You Guys.”
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Garbage “Absolute Garbage”
The Grammy-nominated pop-rock band releases its first ever retrospective, a 17-song disc that features such well-known tracks as “Queer” and “Only Happy When It Rains.” “Absolute Garbage” is also available as a limited-edition 2-CD set, which includes remixes by such big names as Massive Attack, Crystal Method and U.N.K.L.E.
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Colbie Caillat “Coco”
The SoCal singer/songwriter made a name for herself thanks to the wonders of MySpace. Now, Caillat will attempt to jump from Internet celebrity to mainstream success story with the release of her full-length CD, “Coco.”
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The Chemical Brothers “We Are the Night”
The electronica pioneers crank up the samplers and keyboards once again for “We Are the Night.” The band is looking to further solidify its status as one of the top electronica acts in the business, which the Chemical Brothers earned with the release of such acclaimed albums as 2005’s “Push the Button” and 2002’s “Come With Us.”
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Other new releases:
A Fine Frenzy, “One Cell In the Sea” (Virgin)
Behemoth, “The Apostasy” (Century Media)
Canibus, “For Whom the Beat Tolls” (Micclub)
Judy Collins, “Judy Collins Sings Lennon & McCartney” (Wildflower)
Minnie Driver, “Seastories” (Zoe)
Editors, “An End Has a Start” (Fader)
Emerson Hart, “Cigarettes and Gasoline” (Manhattan)
The Knife, “Silent Shout” (Mute)
Raul Malo, “After Hours” (New Door)
Charles Mingus Sextet with Eric Dolphy, “Cornell 1964” (Blue Note)
Nile, “Ithyphallic” (Nuclear Blast)
Rooney, “Calling the World” (Geffen)
Teddy Thompson, “Up Front and Down Low” (Verve Forecast)
Various Artists, “Music From the Mound” (EMI)
Various Artists, “Now, Vol. 25” (UTV)
Yellowcard, “Paper Walls” (Capitol)