“Hymns That Are Important To Us” features 13 tracks that “capture the words and melodies that were the soundtrack to Joey’s childhood,” said Rory. “It’s the one Joey has always wanted to make – filled with the hymns she grew up with,” he continued.
The album provides an intimate glimpse into the husband and wife’s life-changing year and includes “When I’m Gone,” a song that has special meaning to the couple, who approached Cracker Barrel about the partnership. “We recorded the album in a studio in Nashville early in the summer — just after recovering from [Joey’s] first big surgery in Chicago,” Rory said. “And then she did her vocals where she could … in hotel rooms, our house, wherever and whenever she felt up to singing.”
Rokia Traoré’s sixth album, Né So (Home), will be released by Nonesuch Records on February 12, 2016. The album was produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman), who also produced her 2013 record, Beautiful Africa. The album features 10 original songs and a cover of Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit.”
Double live album from former Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy captured in all his majesty touring in support of his landmark solo compilation Wild Birds!
Features incredible and haunting live versions of the biggest highlights from Murphy’s illustrious solo career including Cuts You Up, Indigo Eyes, A Strange Kind Of Love,Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem & and more!
‘Letting Go… Slow’ is Lorrie’s first pure country album in six years; it reunites her with producer Richard Landis who produced some of her biggest hits. The album includes beautiful versions of such songs as “I’ve Done Enough Dying For Today” and “Ode To Billie Joe” (which has never been covered by a country artist) as well as new compositions such as “Slow,” all made timeless by Lorrie’s gorgeous vocals.
Vince Gill is an encyclopedia of country tradition, whether he’s reviving western swing with the Time Jumpers, producing new standard-bearer Ashley Monroe, or wrapping his Oklahoma high tenor around “Sad One Comin’ On (Song for George Jones)” – a note-perfect honky-tonk weeper about the king of honky-tonk weepers. That’s the odd-card highlight of a set that focuses on smooth Eighties-style country-pop and ballad schmaltz, which after all is Nashville tradition, too. The title track is achey-breaky quiet storming with wit; “I Can’t Do This” is grand piano melodrama that might make even Richard Marx – who, as it happens, co-wrote two other songs here – blush. Gill vindicates it all, as much as humanly possible, with exquisite guitar work and soulful vulnerability. In a world of macho-posturing country bros, it’s surprisingly refreshing.
Australian rockers Wolfmother celebrated the tenth anniversary of their critically lauded self-titled debut with a deluxe edition featuring bonus tracks and more. The past once again behind them, the Andrew Stockdale-led act are ready to look ahead to 2016. Wolfmother announces plans for its fourth studio album, Victorious.Produced by Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam), the album will drop Feb. 19 via Universal. Stockdale, who played guitar and bass, with drums shared by the impressive combo of Josh Freese and Joey Waronker, recorded much of the album in L.A.
Universal’s 2015 reissue of Wolfmother’s eponymous debut expands the album to two discs, adding B-sides and remixes to the first disc, and devoting the second to demos and live tracks. Apart from the remixes, all targeted to get the heavy rockers into a dance-oriented audience, and a slower, funkier demo of “Woman” that sounds a bit like the Bee Gees, there aren’t surprises here: the demos are thinner and gnarlier than the finished versions, while the live tracks are beefier. No revelations, then, but the assorted demos and live cuts are worthwhile for the dedicated Wolfmother fan eager to celebrate the album’s tenth anniversary.
Post Pop Depression, the 17th Iggy Pop album, and a worthy addition to the 22 album legacy spawned with the immortal trilogy of The Stooges, Fun House and Raw Power, spanning massively influential solo outings including 1977’s opening 1-2 combo of The Idiot and Lust For Life, and 1990’s gold-certified Brick By Brick.The first Iggy Pop album co-created with producer Homme, Post Pop Depression began with a succinctly worded text from Iggy to Joshua, and was realized in seclusion with Homme’s enlisted aid of his Queens Of The Stone Age bandmate and Dead Weather-man Dean Fertitia and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders.
The Timbers’ thumping rhythms and big misty mountain melodies will cast you away to a sweaty, smoky, melting-pot of folk, roots and Celtic bushman brassy punk.