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Emmylou Harris – Luxury Liner -1977 (2004)

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1977′s Luxury Liner is the third offering in Emmylou Harris’ discography, excluding 1970′s Gliding Bird. Like its two predecessors, it is an eclectic mix of country and rock-and-roll, relying a little more heavily on cover material than her earlier albums had done. Produced by Brian Ahern and backed by her superb Hot Band, Emmylou pays tribute to everyone from Chuck Berry and her late mentor Gram Parsons to The Carter Family, The Louvin Brothers, and Kitty Wells. Though it failed to produce any Top 5 hits, Luxury Liner reached #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and is Emmylou’s best-selling solo effort.Rodney Crowell, Albert Lee, Glen D. Hardin, Emory Gordy Jr. and Ricky Skaggs all make appearances as members of The Hot Band, while Herb Pedersen, Nicolette Larson, Fayssoux Starling, and Dolly Parton lend their voices to the project. The first single was a cover of Chuck Berry’s 1964 hit “You Never Can Tell (C’est La Vie”), which is given a Cajun flavor by Ricky Skaggs on fiddle. It reached #6 on the Billboard country singles chart. For the second single, Emmylou did an about-face and released the very traditional “Making Believe”, a remake of Kitty Wells’ 1955 hit. Emmylou’s version reached #8.Warner Bros. remastered and re-released Luxury Liner in 2004, along with two bonus tracks: “Me and Willie” and the excellent “Night Flyer” which was written by Johhny Mullins. Mullins is best known as the writer of “Blue Kentucky Girl” which had been a hit for both Emmylou and Loretta Lynn.

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Pat Green – Songs We Wish We’d Written II (2012)

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The album marks Green s first release on his new record label Sugar Hill Records and is the follow-up to his 2001 collaboration with friend Cory Morrow,Songs We Wish We d Written. Nearly a decade after releasing the first tribute/collaboration with Morrow, Green has sold over 2 million albums, earned three Grammy® nominations, released a string of Top 10 hits and created a ell-earned reputation for bombastic live shows.Tapped in People magazine as the Springsteen of the South West, he has become a cultural force selling out venues from House of Blues in Los Angeles to Nokia Theater in Times Square, down to the Houston Astrodome in Texas.

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Tom Russell – The Man From God Knows Where (1999)

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Tom Russell had been releasing great records for about 25 years by the time he issued this album, but he outdoes himself here. Eight years in the making, The Man from God Knows Where is a song cycle inspired by America’s pioneers and, particularly, Russell’s own immigrant ancestors; but it probably comes at least as much from the artist’s imagination as from historical fact. Be that as it may, he does a terrific job of conjuring up the hard realities faced by America’s early immigrants. The performances, meanwhile, are even more adventurous than you’ve come to expect from Russell. Featuring guest spots by Iris DeMent, Dave Van Ronk and others, the album mixes music of the American West with that of Ireland and Norway and, somehow, it all holds together. A fine, fine collection.

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Jethro Tull – 10 Great Songs (2012)

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Tracks: 1. Living In The Past 2. Aqualung (Live At Madison Square Garden) 3. Bungle In The Jungle 4. Locomotive Breath (Including Dambusters March) (Live At Madison Square Garden) 5. Minstrel In The Gallery 6. Teacher 7. A Passion Play (Edit No 8) 8. Thick As A Brick (Edit No 1) 9. Rainbow Blues 10. […]

The Flaming Lips – One More Robot (2012)

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Tracks: 01 Do You Realize?? 02 Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1 (Unused UK Radio Mix) 03 Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 2 (Not Final Mix) 04 Funeral in My Head (If I Go Mad) 05 Fight Test 06 One More Robot (Not Final Mix) 07 Are You a Hypnotist?? (Not Final Mix) […]

Ricky Skaggs – Music to My Ears (2012)

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Skaggs may be the only one in Bluegrass today  who can afford to carry a seven piece band.  We all know that he would still probably have the best instrumentalists if he trimmed the group to a standard 5 piece outfit.  But we can’t argue with his choice of musicians like Andy Leftwich (fiddle), Cody […]

Police Dog Hogan – From The Land Of Miracles (2012)

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FROM THE LAND OF MIRACLES is the second full length album release from Police Dog Hogan who have a great knack of fusing a lot of Americana sounds without coming across as pseudo Americans. In fact they can join a growing batch of UK bands who are putting a very British stamp on the Americana […]