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New CD Releases, November 11th: David Archuleta, Enya, Taylor Swift, Tracy Chapman, Seal and more!
David Archuleta “David Archuleta” (Jive)
The second-place finisher on the seventh season of TV’s “American Idol” is set to drop his eponymous debut record. The album’s first single/video, “Crush,” is already a smash hit.
Although he was the runner-up to David Cook on “American Idol,” the 17-year-old vocalist certainly has a sizable fan base in place. During the show’s finale, Archuleta reportedly received 44 percent of the 97 million votes cast. His ardent fans, who believe Archuleta “wuz robbed” on “Idol,” go by the nicknames “Archies” or “Arch Angels.”
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Enya “And Winter Came” (Reprise)
Ireland’s biggest selling solo artist, who has moved more than 70 million albums worldwide to date, releases her seventh studio effort. “And Winter Came” follows 2005’s “Amarantine,” a work that has sold some 6 million copies.
Keeping with the season, the 12 tunes on the new album boast a Christmas/winter theme. Ten of the tracks are original compositions, which are all sung in English. She also adds two traditional numbers, one sung in Latin and one in Gaelic.
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Taylor Swift “Fearless” (Big Machine)
The young Grammy-nominated country singer is now ready to make her sophomore outing. “Fearless” follows the artist’s self-titled debut of 2006, which has been certified triple platinum.
The 18-year-old Pennsylvania native has quickly risen to become one of country music’s top stars. Her debut album spawned five consecutive Top 10 singles on the Billboard country chart, making her the first female solo artist to accomplish that feat.
The first single from “Fearless” is the tune “Love Story.”
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Tracy Chapman “Our Bright Future” (Atlantic)
The contemporary folk-rock star issues her eighth studio album, “Our Bright Future.” The 11-song set is Chapman’s first release since 2005’s “Where You Live, ” and the singer is just about to launch a 21-date European tour in support of the new set. It’s her first solo tour in more than a decade, so fans on this side of the Atlantic are dearly hoping that she soon announces dates in North America.
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Seal “Soul” (Warner Bros.)
The velvety smooth R&B/pop star returns to action with his seventh studio album. “Soul” is an all-covers project that features Seal singing some of the greatest soul songs of all time. Included in the mix are Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come,” Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” and Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.”
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More new releases:
Cheap Trick, “Budokan!” (Sony)
Barbara Cook, “Rainbow Round My Shoulder” (DRG)
David Foster and Friends, “Hit Man” (Warner Bros.)
Patti LuPone, “Patti Lupone at Les Mouches” (Razor & Tie)
Mudcrutch, “Live” (Warner Bros.)
New Order, “Low-Life” (Winedark)
New Order, “Power, Corruption and Lies” (Winedark)
New Order, “Technique” (Winedark)
Luciano Pavarotti, “The Duets” (Decca)
The Smiths, “The Sound of the Smiths: The Very Best of the Smiths” (Rhino)
T-Pain, “Thr33 Ringz” (Jive)
Various Artists, “NOW That’s What I Call Music 29” (Universal)
Butch Walker, “Sycamore Meadows” (R.E.D.)
Soundtracks and scores:
“Indiana Jones: The Soundtracks Collection” (Concord)