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Mueller's Musings: A Look at November 2002 Releases

Winter is on its way, but there's plenty of good music on the way to keep you warm.  The month of November kicks off with some great releases on the 5th.  These include the fourth installment of the American discs from Johnny Cash, as well as new releases from Songs: Ohia, The Wallflowers and His Name is Alive.  Plus there are live discs from Dave Matthews Band and Alison Krauss, as well as a four cd set of material from Townes Van Zandt.  On 11/12 look for U2's latest greatest hits package, featuring music from the last decade or so, as well as a few new songs.  Also out that week are a series of Bruce Cockburn reissues from Rouner records, each of which includes several previously unreleased tracks.  On the 19th look for new stuff from Rainer Maria, Too Bad Eugene, the Halo Friendlies, Matchbox Twenty, and Craig David.  Then to end the month, 11/19 sees the release of some interesting material from older artists.  These include a double-CD set from Paul McCartney, a live Dylan concert from 1975, and a five-CD box set of material from Jeff Buckley

Dot Allison - We Are Science 
Badly Drawn Boy - Have You Fed the Fish? 
The Baptist Generals - Void Touching Faster Victuals from...(EP) 
Bjork - Greatest Hits 
Bjork - Family Tree 
Boston - Corporate America 
Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around 
Eric Clapton - One More Car, One More Rider (2 disc live w/limited ed. DVD) 
Clarence Clemmons Temple of Soul - Live in Asbury Park 
Roger Glover & the Guilty Party - Snapshot 
David Gray - A New Day at Midnight 
His Name is Alive - Last Night 
Damian Jurado - Big Let Down (2 song 7") 
Alison Krauss & Union Station - Live (2 cds) 
John Lennon - Mind Games (remastered w/ three bonus tracks) 
Tony Levin Band - Double Espresso (2 cds, live) 
The Lyndsay Diaries - The Tops of Trees Are on Fire 
Dave Matthews Band - Live at Folsom Field (live double CD/DVD same day) 
Mountain Goats - Tallahassee 
Various - Maybe This Christmas (Coldplay, Jimmy Eat World, Vanessa Carlton, Sara McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds, Neil Finn, Ron Sexsmith, and others)

The Sadies - Stories Often Told 
Songs: Ohia - Keep it Steady (2 song 7") 
Toto - Through the Looking Glass (all covers) 
The Wallflowers - Red Letter Days 
Townes Van Zandt - Texas Troubador (4 cds) 
Various - 80s Tribute, vol. 1 (Tooth & Nail) 
Various - For the Kids (w/ Cake, Sara McLachlan, Wilco, Sixpence, and others) 

Bruce Cockburn - Inner City Front (remastered w/ bonus tracks) 
Bruce Cockburn - The Trouble with Normal (remastered w/ bonus tracks) 
Bruce Cockburn - Live (remastered w/ bonus tracks) 
Bruce Cockburn - In the Falling Dark (remastered w/ bonus tracks) 
Bruce Cockburn - Further Adventures Of (remastered w/ bonus tracks) 
Bruce Cockburn  - Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws (remastered w/ bonus tracks) 
Phil Collins - Testify 
Dave Knopfler - Wishbones 
Minus the Bear - Highly Refined Pirates 
Pearl Jam - Riot Act 
Pedro the Lion - I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (7") 
The Pretenders - Loose Screw 
The String Cheese Incident - On the Road (six live shows) 
3 Doors Down - Away from the Sun (w/ limited edition DVD) 
U2 - The Best of 1990-2000 (w/ two new songs) 

Audioslave - S/T (members of Rage Against the Machine and Soundgarden) 
Craig David - Slicker Than Your Average 
Halo Friendlies - Get Real 
George Harrison - Brainwashed (first new solo release since 1987) 
Matchbox Twenty - More Than You Think You Are 
Owen - No Good for No One Now 
Piano Magic - Writers Without Homes 
Rainer Maria - Earrings (enhanced EP) 
Royal Ruckus - Royal Ruckus 
Sev Statik - Speaklife 
T-Bone - gospelalphamegafunkyboogiediscomusic 
Too Bad Eugene - Moonlighting 
UB40 - The Fathers of Reggae 
Various - Tooth & Nail Box Set 200 
Various - Voices of Hope (Bob Dylan, Elton John, Alannis Morissette, Sting, and more) 
Various - Composed on Bicycles: Holiday Matinee Vol. 3 (featuring Gloria Record, Superdrag, Casket Lottery, Waxwing,and others)

Jeff Buckley - The Grace EPs (five CD box set) 
Bob Dylan - Bootleg Series, Vol. 5, Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue 
Paul McCartney - Back in the U.S. (2 cds and DVD same day) 
The Roots - Phrenology 
Sum 41 - Does This Look Infected? 

Dashboard Confessional - DVD of MTV Unplugged 

Justifide - The Beauty of the Unknown 

Looking ahead to 2003: 

Dogwood - Seismic 
Furthermore - She and I 

Jars of Clay - Furthermore: The Live Sessions (2 cd set) 

Further Seems Forever - How to Start a Fire 
Holland - Photographs & Tidalwaves 

Various - Songs from the Material World (George Harrison tribute featuring Dave Davies, Roger McGuinn, Julian Lennon, Todd Rundgren, Leslie West, Peter Green,  Midge Ure, Jay Bennet, They Might Be Giants,  Smithereens, and more)

Also in Feb. 2003 
Damian Jurado - tba 

Ghoti Hook - So Long, Farewell, Goodnight (live) 
Juliana Theory - Love 

Juliana Theory - Live: 10/13/2001 
Joy Electric - Tick Tock Treasury 
Brave Saint Saturn - The Hope of Things to Come 

Also out in 2003: 
Burlap to Cashmere - tba 
Plumb - Beautiful Lumps of Coal 

Stay tuned for more... 
Ken Mueller 
Radio Curator, The Museum of Television & Radio 


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