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New CD Releases, February 24th: Jonas Brothers, Van Morrison, Lamb of God, Chris Isaak, K’Naan and more
Jonas Brothers “Music from the 3D Concert Experience” (Hollywood)
These Disney darlings are set to have a huge week. The trio’s new film, “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience,” will hit theaters on Friday (2/27), just days after the movie’s soundtrack reaches stores.
The film and soundtrack were recorded during two shows in Anaheim, CA, last July. “Music from the 3D Concert Experience” features such songs as “Burnin’ Up,” “I’m Gonna Getcha Good” and “That’s Just the Way We Roll.”
The Jonas Brothers had a very busy 2008, a year that saw them star in the Disney film “Camp Rock,” release the album “A Little Bit Longer” and conduct a highly successful summer tour of amphitheaters.
For their efforts, the Jonas Brothers were nominated for Best New Artist at the 51st Grammy Awards earlier this month. The band ended up losing in that category to Adele, but it did make an impression on TV viewers, for better or worse, with its performance at the show with the legendary Stevie Wonder.
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Van Morrison “Astral Weeks: Live at the Hollywood Bowl” (Listen to the Lion)
By most reports, Van the Man thrilled fans when he performed his 1968 album “Astral Weeks” in its entirety at the Hollywood Bowl in November. Now, the rest of us can hear this performance as well.
“Astral Weeks: Live at the Hollywood Bowl” is being issued on Listen to the Lion Records, Morrison’s own label under a new deal with EMI Music. The 10-track offering includes such fan favorites as the title track and “Sweet Thing.”
“Astral Weeks,” which was heralded as groundbreaking when it was originally released, has been ranked as one of the greatest albums of all time by several publications, including Mojo and Rolling Stone.
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Lamb of God “Wrath” (Sony)
The hard-rock troupe will unleash its “Wrath” on listeners, the Virginia-based band’s fifth studio effort in a recording career that dates back to 2000’s “New American Gospel.”
After recently touring as the main opening act for Metallica, Lamb of God will support “Wrath” with a spring headlining trek. The tour, sponsored by No Fear Energy Drink, kicks off April 2 in Phoenix, AZ. As I Lay Dying and Children of Bodom will provide main support for the outing, with the opening slot rotating between God Forbid and Municipal Waste.
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Chris Isaak “Mr. Lucky” (Reprise)
The Northern California vocalist/guitarist’s last two releases were a concert album (last year’s “Live in Australia”) and a holiday offering (2004’s “Christmas”). Now, Isaak finally returns with his first batch of new studio tracks since 2002’s “Always Got Tonight.” “Mr. Lucky” features duets with both Trisha Yearwood and Michelle Branch.
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K’Naan “Troubadour” (A&M)
The Somali rapper recorded his latest set mainly in Kingston, Jamaica, working at Bob Marley’s original home studio at 56 Hope Road and the legendary Tuff Gong studios. “Troubadour” features Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett on the tune “If Rap Gets Jealous” and Maroon 5 vocalist Adam Levine on the track “Bang Bang.” Rapper Mos Def and reggae star Damian Marley also make guest appearances.
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More new releases:
Joe Bonamassa, “The Ballad of John Henry” (Premier Artists)
J.J. Cale, “Roll On” (Rounder)
Shemekia Copeland, “Never Going Back” (Telarc)
Erasure, “Total Pop! The First 40 Hits” (101)
God Forbid, “Earth’s Blood” (Century Media)
Jeff Kashiwa, “Back in the Day” (Shanachie)
Barry Manilow, “Manilow” (SBME)
Jake Owen, “Easy Does It” (RCA)
Pieces of A Dream, “Soul Intent” (Heads Up)
Tom Rush, “What I Know” (Appleseed)
Various Artists, “War Child Presents Heroes” (Astralwerks)
Steven Wilson, “Insurgentes” (Kscope)
Yes, “Symphonic Live” (Eagle)
Soundtracks and scores:
“The Wrestler” (Koch)