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New CD Releases, Oct. 7: Oasis, Bob Dylan, The Pretenders and More
Oasis “Dig Out Your Soul” (Reprise)
The British rockers are set to unveil their seventh studio album, which follows 2005’s “Don’t Believe the Truth.” The first single from “Dig Out Your Soul” is the track “The Shock of the Lighting.”
Oasis will support “Dig Out Your Soul” during a North American tour. The 11-date trek, which features support from Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, kicks off Dec. 3 in Oakland, CA.
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Bob Dylan “Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8” (Sony)
The eighth installment of Dylan’s ongoing Bootleg Series will feature previously unreleased studio recordings and alternate versions spanning the 17-year period from 1989 to 2006.
Previously unreleased songs on “Tell Tale Signs” include “Red River Shore,” “Dreamin’ of You” and “Marchin’ to the City” from the “Time Out of Mind” sessions. The disc also includes “I Can’t Escape From You,” “Duncan & Brady,” “Miss the Mississippi” and Dylan’s first release of a Robert Johnson song, “32-20 Blues.”
The set will be available as a standard two-disc version, as well as a deluxe, three-CD package, which includes a bonus disc containing 12 additional songs and a hardcover book of artwork from Dylan singles spanning his entire career.
As usual, Dylan will be making the rounds at concert venues this fall. The latest installment of his so-called “Never Ending Tour” is set to begin Oct. 23 in Victoria, British Columbia.
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The Pretenders “Break Up the Concrete” (Shangri-La)
Vocalist Chrissie Hynde and crew return with The Pretenders’ ninth studio album. The band’s previous outing came with 2002’s “Loose Screw.”
The group, which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, has seen lineup changes over the years. Present and accounted for on “Break Up the Concrete” are guitarists James Walbourne and Eric Heywood, bassist Nick Wilkinson and drummer Jim Keltner.
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Sarah McLachlan “Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan” (Arista)
The pop singer, who became a huge star as the organizer of the Lilith Fair festivals in the ’90s, is ready to drop a greatest-hits set. “Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan” features 14 tracks from the vocalist’s catalog, as well as two new songs: “Don’t Give Up on Us” and “U Want Me 2.” The latter was released as a single last month and it managed to break into the Top 20 on Billboard’s Triple-A chart.
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Tim McGraw “Greatest Hits Vol. 3” (Curb)
The third installment in the cowboy crooner’s best-of series features studio versions of such fan favorites as “Back When,” “Do You Want Fries With That,” “Angry All the Time” and “Let It Go.” It also includes live versions of the songs “Real Good Man” and “If You’re Reading This.”
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More new releases:
Antony and the Johnsons, “Another World” (Secretly Canadian)
Casting Crowns, “Peace on Earth” (Reunion)
The Clash, “Live at Shea Stadium” (Sony)
Genesis, “Genesis 1970-1975” (EMD)
Jolie Holland, “Living and the Dead” (Anti)
Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, “Not Animal” (Epic)
Jon McLaughlin, “OK Now” (Island)
Gary Moore, “Bad for You Baby” (Eagle)
Rise Against, “Appeal to Reason” (Island)
Marco Antonio Solis, “No Molestar” (Fonovisa)
Tesla, “Forever More” (Tesla Electric Co.)
Armin van Buuren, “A State of Trance 2008” (Ultra)
Various Artists, “WOW Hits 2009” (World Entertainment)
Rachael Yamagata, “Elephants…Teeth Sinking Into Heart” (Warner Bros.)