New CDs July 2016

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Here's our round up of best new CDs added to the Yarra Libraries collection for the month of July. We add a new CDs page at the start of every month. Simply click on the covers to place a hold on the CD of your choice.


Arnold Schoenberg - Complete Piano Works


Schoenberg – complete piano works
Arnold Schoenberg

Exploring what she terms as Schoenberg's 'exasperated Romanticism' through his solo piano works, Italian pianist Napolitano produces playing of grace and elegance.


Bobby Bland - Two Steps From the Blues


Two Steps From the Blues
Bobby Bland

First released in 1961, this is the definitive Bobby Bland album and possibly one of the greatest Southern Soul records of all time.


Brian Eno - Ambient 1 Music for Airports


Ambient 1 – music for airports
Brian Eno

Four subtle, slowly evolving pieces grace Eno’s 1978 album, which were his first conscious efforts at creating ambient music.



Dan Parsons - Valleywood


Dan Parsons

Valleywood  is the Brisbane songwriter’s first flirtation with mainstream folk. He brings a new accessibility to his sound without losing his original country style.


Dweezil Zappa - Via Zammata


Via Zammata
Dweezil Zappa

Despite sounding a bit like his dad at times, Dweezil's own pop and metal influences are evident on this 2015 album. And if you like your guitar shredded, this one could be for you!


Five Finger Death Punch - Got Your Six


Got Your Six
Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch have proven to be one of the most popular alt-metal bands, with three gold records, enviable radio play, and sell-out tours. Relentless, heavy duty stuff.


Frank Zappa - Hot Rats


Hot Rats
Frank Zappa

Originally recorded in 1969, this album is a classic fusion of jazz and rock. Frank’s first solo album after The Mothers and definitive Zappa. 


Garth Knox - Saltarello


Garth Knox

Knox’s speciality is the viola, and here he teams up with cellist Agnès Vesterman and percussionist Sylvain Lemêtre. Purcell and Vivaldi are represented here, as well as traditional folk tunes.


Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man Blues


Hoodoo Man Blues
Junior Wells

Widely regarded as one of Wells' finest achievements, this 1965 album also features Buddy Guy on guitar. Essential listening for lovers of Chicago blues.


Mike Bloomfield - Bottom Line Cabaret


Bottom Line Cabaret 31.3.74
Mike Bloomfield

This is Bloomfield and friends playing live in New York over 40 years ago. While the recording quality reflects the passage of time, this is electric Blues at its best, played by one of the guitar greats.


Mohd Rafi - The Rough Guide to Bollywood Legends


The Rough Guide to Bollywood Legends
Mohd Rafi

Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Rafi was the most sought after singer in the Hindi film industry. As a light romantic singer he had few peers.


Neil Young - On the Beach


On the Beach
Neil Young

Very sparse, melancholy and ragged in style, this underrated album is one of Young’s best. Recorded in 1973 he takes aim at much of the Music Establishment of the time.


Sammy Figueroa and Glaucia Nasser - Talisman


Sammy Figueroa & Glaucia Nasser

Jazz percussionist Sammy Figueroa and Brazilian singer-songwriter Glaucia Nasser got together in Sao Paolo, and created an album that presents a perfect balance of great musicianship and soaring vocals.


Shivkumar Sharma - Divinity at Dawn


Divinity at Dawn
Shivkumar Sharma

Shivkumar Sharma, who specializes in the Kashmiri santoor, is one of the truly great visionaries of Hindustani classical music.



Tedeschi Trucks Band - Let Me Get By


Let Me Get By
Tedeschi Trucks Band

Crackling with energy, this 2016 album gives you Southern soul, roots rock, blues, funk, jazz, Indian classical, film music, and more.


The Necks - Vertigo


The Necks

Vertigo is dark, brooding, and sometimes dissonant. This recent album by Sydney band The Necks presents over 40 minutes of terrific avant-garde jazz.



The Who - BBC Sessions


BBC Sessions
The Who

A fine compilation of mainly 1965-1967 songs. You get lots of their hits and a few surprises.


Tom Jones - Long Lost Suitcase


 Long Lost Suitcase
Tom Jones

This 2015 album demonstrates Jones' enduring strength as a singer as he indulges his passion for blues, vintage gospel, and R&B. A welcome effort from one of pop's most powerful vocalists.


Various - Buried Country 1.5


Buried Country 1.5 – the story of Aboriginal country music

Long before Aboriginal creativity could be expressed freely across contemporary Australian culture, it was country music that gave the original Australians a voice in modern Australia. Includes music by Archie Roach, Warumpi Band, Dan Sultan, Kev Carmody, Thelma Plum, Vic Simms, Jimmy Little, and Ruby Hunter.


Various - Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura


Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura

In 2009, the London-based DJ teamed up with Cuban jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca to find the best up and coming musical talent in Havana. This album is a celebration of Cuba’s new music, spanning Latin, Afro jazz and fusion, hip-hop, funk and soul.


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