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Four years after he took Elvis Costello's advice and bit the music/radio biz hands that have simultaneously fed and frustrated him for decades on the scabrous The Last DJ, Tom Petty returned to the studio with more personally introspective matters on his mind. Reuniting with producer/Wilbury sideman Jeff Lynne sans Heartbreakers for his third solo release proper, the veteran doesn't so much retool his trademark sound here as allow it the freedom to roam. The sonic landscape here is bluesier ("Saving Grace's opening shuffle, the haunting "Turn This Car Around") and more country-fried (the twangy energy of the blue collar lament "Big Weekend"), a return to familiar roots that produces subtly different results this time around. That sensibility now seasons songs as different as the stoned-elegant languor of "Night Driver" and the playful "Jack," where Petty and Lynn give a knowing nod and wink to the contemporary pop milieu. The stately, pop-perfect closer "Golden Rose" may lean on the Beatle-y side of their familiar sound, but it's a cliché the duo use both sparingly and shrewdly throughout, forging one of the veteran's most free-ranging and warmly satisfying efforts in a decade. Jerry McCulley Recommended Tom Petty Discography The Last DJ Anthology: Through the Years Wildflowers
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Tom Petty
Turn This Car Around
Year: 2006

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PHOX
Evil
Year: 2014

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Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1969 album A SALTY DOG by PROCOL HARUM. Released in June 1969, the record followed on from the huge international success of the band's debut single A Whiter Shade of Pale and the follow up single Homburg and the superb albums PROCOL HARUM and SHINE ON BRIGHTLY. One of the finest releases of the era A Salty Dog saw the exquisite song writing of Gary Brooker and Keith Reid honed to perfection on highlights such as the album's title track, The Devil Came From Kansas, Wreck of the Hesperus, The Milk of Human Kindness and more. Recorded at Abbey Road studios, the album captured the excellence of the musicians in the group, namely Gary Brooker (voice, piano), Robin Trower (lead guitar), David Knights (bass guitar), B.J. Wilson (drums) and Matthew Fisher (Hammond organ). Newly re-mastered from the original tapes, this Deluxe edition of A Salty Dog has been expanded to include 12 bonus tracks (5 previously unreleased) over two CDs, including the mono single mix of the title track and its non-album B-side; an early take of 'The Milk Of Human Kindness', plus five previously unreleased tracks from BBC Radio sessions from October 1968 & May 1969 along with four live tracks recorded in the USA in April 1969. This expanded deluxe edition of A Salty Dog also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay by Procol Harum biographer Henry Scott-Irvine.
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Procol Harum
Pilgrims Progress
Year: 1969

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Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1969 album A SALTY DOG by PROCOL HARUM. Released in June 1969, the record followed on from the huge international success of the band's debut single A Whiter Shade of Pale and the follow up single Homburg and the superb albums PROCOL HARUM and SHINE ON BRIGHTLY. One of the finest releases of the era A Salty Dog saw the exquisite song writing of Gary Brooker and Keith Reid honed to perfection on highlights such as the album's title track, The Devil Came From Kansas, Wreck of the Hesperus, The Milk of Human Kindness and more. Recorded at Abbey Road studios, the album captured the excellence of the musicians in the group, namely Gary Brooker (voice, piano), Robin Trower (lead guitar), David Knights (bass guitar), B.J. Wilson (drums) and Matthew Fisher (Hammond organ). Newly re-mastered from the original tapes, this Deluxe edition of A Salty Dog has been expanded to include 12 bonus tracks (5 previously unreleased) over two CDs, including the mono single mix of the title track and its non-album B-side; an early take of 'The Milk Of Human Kindness', plus five previously unreleased tracks from BBC Radio sessions from October 1968 & May 1969 along with four live tracks recorded in the USA in April 1969. This expanded deluxe edition of A Salty Dog also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay by Procol Harum biographer Henry Scott-Irvine.
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Procol Harum
Crucifiction Land
Year: 1969

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A Salty Dog

Procol Harum
Wreck of the Hesperus
Year: 1969

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Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1969 album A SALTY DOG by PROCOL HARUM. Released in June 1969, the record followed on from the huge international success of the band's debut single A Whiter Shade of Pale and the follow up single Homburg and the superb albums PROCOL HARUM and SHINE ON BRIGHTLY. One of the finest releases of the era A Salty Dog saw the exquisite song writing of Gary Brooker and Keith Reid honed to perfection on highlights such as the album's title track, The Devil Came From Kansas, Wreck of the Hesperus, The Milk of Human Kindness and more. Recorded at Abbey Road studios, the album captured the excellence of the musicians in the group, namely Gary Brooker (voice, piano), Robin Trower (lead guitar), David Knights (bass guitar), B.J. Wilson (drums) and Matthew Fisher (Hammond organ). Newly re-mastered from the original tapes, this Deluxe edition of A Salty Dog has been expanded to include 12 bonus tracks (5 previously unreleased) over two CDs, including the mono single mix of the title track and its non-album B-side; an early take of 'The Milk Of Human Kindness', plus five previously unreleased tracks from BBC Radio sessions from October 1968 & May 1969 along with four live tracks recorded in the USA in April 1969. This expanded deluxe edition of A Salty Dog also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay by Procol Harum biographer Henry Scott-Irvine.
A Salty Dog

Procol Harum
The Devil Came From Kansas
Year: 1969

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A Salty Dog

Procol Harum
A Salty Dog
Year: 1969

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Din Of Ecstasy

Chris Whitley
O God My Heart Is Ready
Year: 1995

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Elvis 30 #1 Hits

Elvis Presley
Don't Be Cruel
Year: 1956

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Din Of Ecstasy

Chris Whitley
Know
Year: 1995

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Lonely Avenue

Ben Folds & Nick Hornby
Password
Year: 2010

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Family Dinner, Vol. 2

Snarky Puppy
Be Still (feat. Becca Stevens & Väsen) [Live]
Year: 2016

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Perfect Animal

Becca Stevens Band
Be Still
Year: 2015

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Runt: The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren
Be Nice To Me
Year: 1971

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Out of Silence

Neil Finn
Terrorise Me
Year: 2017

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Stumble into Grace

Emmylou Harris
Time in Babylon
Year: 2003

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Twenty-eight years after her major label debut, Emmylou Harris remains as vital, electric, and bold an artist as the young woman who moved to Nashville in the early ‘70s. But where she once carried on Gram Parsons’ vision of wedding hardcore country to contemporary rhythms, for the past decade Harris has explored an acoustic sonic landscape rooted in folk, yet set apart by driving percussion, world-music elements, and gauzy and ethereal vocals. Stumble Into Grace follows the Grammy-winning Red Dirt Girl with an even bleaker and beautiful collection of songs, almost all of which she wrote or co-wrote. Two songs concern themselves with social commentary, the slant-eyed "Time In Babylon" (co-written with Jill Cuniff of Luscious Jackson), poking a stick in the eye of designer fashions and TV culture, and the affecting "Lost Unto This World" framing scenes of female genocide throughout the ages. Yet much of the program has an Emily Dickinson quality about it, as if told from the point of view of a woman looking back on her past life, realizing it is almost over, and finding herself nearly crazed from lost opportunity, lost loves, and loneliness. Even her elegy to June Carter Cash, "Strong Hand," where Linda Ronstadt guests, centers on the "miracle of how one soul finds another." A poetic spirituality lifts up even the most hopeless lyric, as do the otherworldly background vocals (Julie Miller, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, and Jane Siberry) and producer Malcolm Burn’s haunting instrumental touches (a Cuban churanga and a deftly-placed accordion, which offers a sympathetic wheeze). At 57, Harris may be square in the middle stages of chronological life, but as a performer, she is still in the forefront of genre-transcending artistry. --Alanna Nash
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Emmylou Harris
Time in Babylon
Year: 2003

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For all the delight their fans take in parsing their wry and obstinately obscure lyrics, Steely Dan wouldn't command the kind of following they have if they weren't such consummate craftsmen in shaping melodies, layering keyboard and guitar effects and applying sophisticated doses of jazz, funk and soul. On his own albums, of which Morph the Cat is only the third--and the first since 1993's Kamakiriad--the group's sardonic co-mastermind Donald Fagen avails himself to more socially observant and personally revealing themes. But here, too, it's the music's dark shimmer and bumptious grooves that get under your skin, carrying his serious intentions with them. The grandly allusive "Morph," named after what Fagen describes as a "vast, ghostly cat-thing" that hovers in the Manhattan sky (not unlike Woody Allen's catty mother in "New York Stories"), reflects with no loss of irony or oblique meaning on the angst and sense of loss felt in the post-9/11 world. There are visions of death--including his own--and political oppression. There's a comic romantic encounter with a female airport security guard and a reverent faceoff with the ghost of Ray Charles, whose essence is nailed: "Well, you bring some church but you leave no doubt/As to what kind of love you love to shout about." Even when Fagen's hipster sensibility flirts with preciousness, the music is so richly, radiantly alive, the collective power of the songs can't be denied. --Lloyd Sachs
Morph the Cat

Donald Fagen
What I Do
Year: 2006

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Morph the Cat

Donald Fagen
H Gang
Year: 2006

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Morph the Cat

Donald Fagen
Morph the Cat
Year: 2006

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When Chumbawamba--an anarchist musical collective from Leeds--can have a major U.S. hit, this isn't reality--it's more like Utopia. They'd been plugging away in the underground for years, highlighting hypocrisy with wit and releasing a series of brilliant albums before achieving critical mass in 1997. There's the drum & bass ("Smalltown"), and "The Good Ship Lifestyle" where they manage to weld the rhythms seamlessly onto songs. Anything and everything is fair game here, and why not? Chumbawamba have their own voice, and these snapshots of England (Polaroids of Leeds, really) prove that pop and politics can make comfortable bedfellows. --Chris Nickson
Tubthumper

Chumbawamba
Tubthumping
Year: 1997

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Essential Oils

Midnight Oil
Put Down That Weapon (2007 Remastered)
Year: 1987

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Essential Oils

Midnight Oil
Beds Are Burning (2007 Remastered)
Year: 1987

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Essential Oils

Midnight Oil
Truganini
Year: 2012

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Katy Lied

Steely Dan
Any World (That I'm Welcome To)
Year: 1975

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Katy Lied

Steely Dan
Bad Sneakers
Year: 1975

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Blade Runner 2049 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
Wallace
Year: 2017

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Blade Runner 2049 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
Flight to LAPD
Year: 2017

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Blade Runner 2049 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
Sapper's Tree
Year: 2017

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The Dark Knight Rises (Deluxe Edition) [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Hans Zimmer
Gotham's Reckoning
Year: 2012

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Interstellar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hans Zimmer
S.T.A.Y.
Year: 2014

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Interstellar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hans Zimmer
Detach
Year: 2014

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Interstellar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hans Zimmer
Coward
Year: 2014

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Interstellar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hans Zimmer
I'm Going Home
Year: 2014

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Interstellar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hans Zimmer
Running Out
Year: 2014

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Interstellar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hans Zimmer
A Place Among the Stars
Year: 2014

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Interstellar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hans Zimmer
Afraid of Time
Year: 2014

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Interstellar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hans Zimmer
Mountains
Year: 2014

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Interstellar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hans Zimmer
The Wormhole
Year: 2014

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Interstellar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hans Zimmer
Message from Home
Year: 2014

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Interstellar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hans Zimmer
Stay
Year: 2014

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Interstellar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hans Zimmer
Day One
Year: 2014

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Interstellar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hans Zimmer
Dust
Year: 2014

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Interstellar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hans Zimmer
Cornfield Chase
Year: 2014

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Interstellar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hans Zimmer
Dreaming of the Crash
Year: 2014

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