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Mueller's Musings: A Look at September 2002 Releases

Ahhhh....September....back to school and all that.  But what a great month for new releases.  One of those break the bank months.  First on September 3rd we see re-releases of the first four discs from The Replacements.  On the 10th look for a new one from Element 101, double live CDs from both Ani DiFranco and Hayden, and a solo disc from Speech of Arrested Development.  September 17th brings us the latest release from Peter Case, Lifehouse, and a tribute to Johnny Cash.  And finally on the 24th, yet another Cash tribute, as well as releases from Ryan Adams, Steve Earle, and Peter Gabriel.  Also out that day are long awaited releases from Mortal, Project 86, and Poor Old Lu.  And that's just the tip of the iceberg!  Here's the full list:

The Baptist Generals - No Silver/No Gold 
Blue Rodeo - Palace of Gold 
Bill Miller - A Sacred Gift 
The Replacements - re-issues of first four albums 
Victory at Sea - The Good Night 

Broken Spindles - Broken Spindles 
Ani DiFranco - So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter (2 cd live set) 
Dropkick Murphys - Live on St. Patricks Day  from Boston 
Element 101 - More Than Motion 
Faultline - Your Love Means Everything (w/ Michael Stipe and others) 
Radney Foster - Another Way to Go (w/ Chely Wright, Kim Richey, and Chris Thile of Nickel Creek) 
Hayden - Live at Convocation Hall (2 cds) 
Richard X. Heyman - Basic Glee 
Ivy - Guestroom 
Kutless - Kutless 
Doug Martsch - Now You Know (Built to Spill frontman) 
John McCutcheon - The Greatest Story Never Told 
Bob Mould - Body of Song (acoustic album) 
Carrie Newcomer - The Gathering of Spirits 
Bebo Norman - Myself When I am Real 
Ellis Paul - The Speed of Trees (featuring Lucy Kaplansky) 
Soft Cell - Cruelty Without Beauty (first new album in 18 years) 
Emily Sparks - What Could Not Be Buried 
Speech - Spiritual People (of Arrested Development) 
Andy Summers/John Etheridge - Invisible Threads 
Supreme Beings of Leisure - Divine Operation System 
Peter Wolf - Sleepless (featuring Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Steve Earle, and members of Dylan's band) 
The Wondermints - Mind if We Make Love to You (Brian Wilson backing band) 
Various - An Artists Tribute to Greg Brown (w/Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Gillian Welch, Victoria Williams, Shawn Colvin and others)

O Sister 2: A Women's Bluegrass Collection 

Ruben Blades - Mundo 
Peter Case - Beeline 
Ceilli Rain - No You-No Me 
The Chieftains - Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions 
The Devlins - Consent 
The Flaming Lips - Finally the Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid, 1983-88 (3 cds)
Lifehouse - Stanley Climbfall 
Joan Osborne - How Sweet it Is 
The Ramones - Gabba Gabba Hits: The Best of 
They Might Be Giants - Dial-a-Song: 20 Years of... 
Various - Dress in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash (w/ Mandy Barnett, Rev. Horton Heat, Robbie Fulks, and more) 
The Muppet Show: 25 Years - ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK (Rhino) 

Ryan Adams - Demolition (13 demo recordings) 
Beck - Sea Change 
Jackson Browne - The Naked Ride Home 
Cadet - The Observatory 
Jeremy Camp - Stay 
June Carter Cash - Press On 
Alice Cooper - Dragon Town (2 cd live show) 
Steve Earle - Jerusalem (featuring Emmylou Harris) 
John Fahey - Christmas Guitar, Volume 1 
Peter Gabriel - Up 
Nanci Griffith - Winter Marquee 
Guided by Voices 
India.Arie - Voyage to India 
Living Sacrifice - Conceived in Fire 
Rhett Miller - The Instigator (Old 97s front man) 
Mortal - Nu-En-Jin 
Alison Moyet - Hometime 
Of Montreal - Aldhils Arboretum 
Poor Old Lu - The Waiting Room 
Project 86 - Truthless Heroes 
Todd Rundgren - Live at the Forum '95 (2 cd) 
Ron Sexsmith - Cobblestone Runway 
Switchfoot - The Beautiful Letdown 
Butch Thompson & Laura Sewell - Bethlehem After Dark 
Tonic - Head on Straight 
Various - Sounds Eclectic Too (live KCRW - featuring REM, Dido, Coldplay, Starsailor, Nick Cave, Cousteau and more) 
Various - Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash (w/ Roseann Cash, Dwight Yoakam, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Little Richard, and more)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Once More With Feeling (Episode Soundtrack) 

The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks 
Jenny Toomey - Tempting 

Bjork - Greatest Hits 
Bon Jovi - Bounce 
Bon Voyage - The Right Amount 
Chevelle - Wonder What's Next 
Everclear - Slowmotion Daydream 
Tom Petty - The Last DJ 
Starflyer 59 - Can't Stop Eating (EP) 
Two Thirty Eight - You Should Be Living 

Bruce Cockburn - Bruce Cockburn (reissue w/ bonus tracks) 
Bruce Cockburn - The Trouble with Normal (reissue w/ bonus tracks) 
Bruce Cockburn - Live (reissue w/ bonus tracks) 
Bruce Cockburn - In the Falling Dark (reissue w/ bonus tracks) 
Bruce Cockburn - Further Adventures Of (reissue w/ bonus tracks) 
Bruce Cockburn  - Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws (reissue w/ bonus tracks) 
Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best of... (2 cds, heavily weighted toward 70s material) 
Jets to Brazil - Perfecting Loneliness 

Richard Ashcroft - Human Conditions 
Leonard Cohen - The Essential Leonard Cohen 
DJ Andy Hunter - Exodus 
Juliana Theory - Love 
Randy Stonehill - Edge of the World (w. Mike Roe, Phil Keaggy, Larry Norman, and more) 
OC Supertones - Truth and Soul (produced by Charlie Peacock and Brent Bourgeois) 
Various - I'm You're Biggest Fan, vol. 2 (Tooth & Nail) 
Various - 80s Tribute, vol. 1 (Tooth & Nail) 

Sixpence None the Richer - Divine Discontent 

Also in October: 
Apples in Stereo - tba 

Dot Allison - We're Only Science 
Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around (w/ Rick Rubin and Don Henley, Fiona Apple, Nick Cave and others) 
His Name is Alive - Last Night 
Mountain Goats - Tallahassee 
Too Bad Eugene - Moonlighting 
U2 - Greatest Hits 1990-2000 
Various - Maybe This Christmas (Coldplay, Jimmy Eat World, Vanessa Carlton, Sara McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds, Neil Finn, Ron Sexsmith, and others)

Burlap to Cashmere - tba 
Plumb - tba 
Various - Tooth & Nail Box Set 200 

Looking ahead to 2003: 
Chris Stamey - Travels in the South (from dbs, featuring Ben Folds and others) 
Further Seems Forever - How to Start a Fire 

Stay tuned for more... 
Ken Mueller 


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