New CDs February 2016

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Here's our round up of best new CDs added to the Yarra Libraries collection for the month of February. 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 - LA Turnaround

LA Turnaround
Bert Jansch

This 1974 album, produced by ex Monkee Mike Nesmith, moves effortlessly from trad English folk to country rock. A Jansch masterpiece.


Blues Brothers - Blues Brothers

Blues Brothers Original Soundtrack
Blues Brothers

1980. This was the movie and this was the music that found a whole new audience for Blues and R&B.


Blur - Magic Whip

Magic Whip

This album is the result of an abandoned 2013 project, originally recorded in Hong Kong after a gig was cancelled. We have here, as described by one reviewer, pure indie art-pop music.


Charlie Parr - Stumpjumper 

Charlie Parr

Terrific roots and blues inspired music. All excepting ‘Delia’ are Charlie Parr compositions.


Clogs - The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton

The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton

Avant-garde chamber music, with a hint of folk and indie rock. The Clogs fiftch album, released in 2010.


Crayon Fields - No One Deserves You

No One Deserves You
Crayon Fields

A new release from Crayon Fields, which has a nice early 80s new-wave vibe.


Expanders - Hustling Culture

Hustling Culture
The Expanders

The Expanders, an LA-based roots reggae band, has made quite an impact reviving and expanding on the classic sounds of 1970's and 80's reggae.


Hollywood Vampires - Hollywood Vampires 

 Hollywood Vampires
Hollywood Vampires

Alice Cooper – one of the original Hollywood Vampires – joins Johnny Depp and friends to give us cover versions of 60s and 70s classics. Includes Whole Lotta Love, Manic Depression and Itchycoo Park. You have to play it to believe it.


Jinja Safari-Locked by Land

Locked by Land
Jinja Safari

This 2011 album by Sydney outfit Jinja Safari gives you some adventurous dance-tinged indie rock to enjoy.


Leo Kottke - 6 and 12 String Guitar

6 and 12 String Guitar
Leo Kottke

Released in 1971, this is the album that came to define Kottke’s folk and blues inspired music.


Mississippi  John Hurt - Avalon Blues

Avalon Blues – the complete 1928 Okeh recordings
Mississippi John Hurt

In the words of one critic, “this archival collection includes some of the most poetic and beautiful of all country blues recordings. Hurt's playing is sheer musical perfection.”


Mondo Rock - Best Mondo Greataest Hits

Besto Mondo Greatest Hits
Mondo Rock

Take a trip back to the early 80s when Mondo Rock was the big act in Australia.


Pete Seeger - Live in 65

Live in 65
Pete Seeger

Recently discovered, this archival concert recording contains all the favourites that helped establish Seeger as an American folk legend.


Ry Cooder - Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas
Ry Cooder

This spare, uplifting soundtrack by Ry Cooder underscores the enigmatic nature of the Wim Wenders movie.


Sunnyboys - Get Some Fun

Get Some Fun

This was the third and final studio album for Sydney post-punk band Sunnyboys, released to mixed reviews in 1983.


Traffic - Welcome to the Canteen

Welcome to the Canteen

This 1971 album has all you would expect from those heady days. "Dear Mr. Fantasy" gets an extended workout, and there’s a rearranged version of Steve Winwood’s old Spencer Davis Group hit "Gimme Some Lovin'."


Various - Chess Rockabilly Story

Chess Rockabilly Story

From the late 50s to the early 60s Chess was the label with its finger on the pulse of Rockabilly. Two discs and 32 tracks of rockin’ wildness for you to enjoy.


Various - Evolution of Gospel

Evolution of Gospel

There’s a wide variety here, from the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi to Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan.


Various - I Fought the Law

I Fought the Law – the Sound of West Texas 1958-1962

West Texas produced some great musicians, including Buddy Holly, who was to die in that plane crash in 1959. Here are some more for your enjoyment.


Various - The Very Best of the Eurovision Song Contest

The Very Best of the Eurovision Song Contest 60th Anniversary

Glitz, glamour and even some good songs in this fabulous nostalgic collection.



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