New CDs April 2016

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Here's our round up of best new CDs added to the Yarra Libraries collection for the month of April. 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.


Bert Jansch - Heartbreak 


Bert Jansch

Jansch was always a wonderfully maverick musician. This album – the original 1982 “Heartbreak” and a newly released live CD from the same period – display all his eccentric virtuosity. While strongly Folk in flavour, he does a great version of Heartbreak Hotel.


Charles Mingus - Black Saint and the Sinner Lady


The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Charles Mingus

A rich and multilayered masterpiece recorded in 1963. This is the Real Deal in avant-garde jazz and some say his finest work.


Dan Kelly - Leisure Panic


Leisure Panic
Dan Kelly

Local singer Dan Kelly takes you on a strange, satirical journey as he flees the mundane on this, his fourth album. Recorded across multiple locations, from London to Nimbin.


Enrico Macias - La Vie Populaire


La Vie Populaire
Enrico Macias

Macias is a Franco-Algerian guitarist whose eclectic body of work embraces both traditional North African folk music and well-manicured French pop.


Frankie Laine - Greatest Cowboy Hits


Greatest Cowboy Hits
Frankie Laine

Two CDs and 50 cowboy songs covering the years 1949 to 1962. Includes the Rawhide theme song. Yeeha!


Joe Ely - Panhandle Rambler


Panhandle Rambler
Joe Ely

Ely is a prolific Country music troubadour with several albums under his belt. This one presents evocative sketches of life in the remote corners of rural Texas.


Johnny Otis - The essential Recordings


The Essential Recordings
Johnny Otis

Double CD set presenting 40 classic recordings from Rhythm & Blues legend Johnny Otis, whose talents helped pave the way for Rock 'n' Roll.


Lanie Lane - To the Horses


To the Horses
Lanie Lane

Lanie has talent in spades and a voice to match with this heady mix of early rock 'n' roll, blues, and rockabilly. And can she play those guitars!


Lefty Frizzell - The Essential Recordings


The Essential Recordings
Lefty Frizzell

Throughout the 50s Lefty Frizzell was one of the biggest stars on the Country music scene. He was largely responsible for popularizing the honky-tonk sound and was a huge influence on the likes of Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and George Jones.


Maru Tarang - Blue City


Blue City
Maru Tarang

This refreshingly different album by the Sydney based band combines elements of classical Indian music, psychedelia and Australian roots and blues. And it works.


Miles Davis - Cool and Collected


Cool and Collected
Miles Davis

This collection is a terrific intro to this 20th Century jazz icon


Natalie Merchant - Paradise is There


Paradise is There – the new Tiger Lily recordings
Natalie Merchant

Natalie reworks the songs from her classic 1995 album. Her voice is richer, and suits the completely re-arranged and re-envisioned material.


Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour


In the Lonely Hour
Sam Smith

Contemporary R&B from London born vocalist Sam Smith. A young singer with a knock-out voice.


Son Volt - American Central Dust


American Central Dust
Son Volt

An austere and intimate album by the alt-country rock group. Released in 2009 on the relatively small Rounder Records label.


Sonido Gallo Negro - Sendero Mistico


Sendero Mistico
Sonido Gallo Negro

This is crazy psychedelic surf music as only the Mexicans – and Spanish – can do.


Susan Graham - Un Frisson Francais


Un Frisson Francais – a century of French song
Susan Graham and Malcolm Martineau

Soprano Susan Graham and pianist Malcolm Martineau present songs by 22 French composers, spanning almost a century. These songs form a compendium of musical trends from the 1860s to the 1930s.


Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap - Silver Lining


Silver Lining – the songs of Jerome Kern
Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap

The effortless voice of Tony Bennett complements the style of jazz pianist Bill Charlap. And then there’s the timeless quality of Jerome Kern’s Broadway hits. A beautiful combination.


Various - Very Best of the Ethiopiques


Very Best of the Ethiopiques

A wonderful 2 CD compilation of Ethiopian music from the 1960s and 70s. These are local sounds cross-pollinated with American funk and soul.


Vince Jones and Paul Grabowsky - Provenance


Vince Jones and Paul Grabowsky

Provenance is the new album from two legends of Australian music – a survey of intimate ballads that showcases the craftsmanship of best-selling singer Vince Jones and multi-ARIA-winning pianist Paul Grabowsky


Wainwright Sisters - Songs in the Dark


Songs in the Dark
Wainwright Sisters

This album is a collection of lullabies by country music stepsisters Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche. Gorgeous harmonies and some surprising selections.


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