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Mueller's Musings: A Look at April 2003 Releases 

Spring is here! It's baseball season! And lots of great music on the way! On April 8th there are several great releases including new discs from The Jayhawks, Neilson Hubbard, and one of my favorite bands from 2002, The Stratford 4.  On the 15th look for the latest Pete Yorn disc, then on the 22nd look for new stuff from Gemma Hayes, Daniel Lanois, and Maria McKee.  Also at the end of the month there will be new music from The Violet Burning and the enigmatic Richard Swift.  Also, this month will see re-releases of some important albums from Uncle Tupelo, Julie Doiron, Dashboard Confessional, and Nick Drake.

...And You Will Know Us by the Rail of Dead... - The Secret of Elena's Tomb (ep)
Celldweller - Celldweller (former Circle of Dust)
Ester Drang - Infinite Keys
George Jones - Gospel Collection
Limp Bizkit - Lessismore
Charlie Hunter - Right Now Move
Bob Mould - Body of Song
Placebo - Sleeping with Ghosts
Venus Hum - Big Beautiful Sky
White Stripes - Elephant
Chris Whitley - Hotel Vast Horizon
Robbie Williams - Escapology
Brian Wilson - On Tour (DVD)
Various - Gotta Serve Somebody : The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan
Various - I've Always Been Crazy: Tribute to Waylon Jennings (w/Alison Krauss, Ben Harper, John Mellencamp, Hank Williams, Jr., etc.)

Fear Factory - Hatefiles
Neilson Hubbard - Sing Into Me
The Jayhawks - Rainy Day Music (w/ Jakob Dylan, Matthew Sweet, etc.)
Linkin Park - Meteora
Mary Lee's Corvette - 700 Miles
Mouse on Mars - Glam
Peace of Mind - Peace of Mind
Portastatic - The Summer of the Shark
Propoganda - Out of Nowhere
Sonic Youth - Dirty (deluxe edition)
The Stratford 4 - Love and Distortion
Lucinda Williams - World Without Tears 
Uncle Tupelo - various re-releases
Yo La Tengo - Summer Sun
Various - X (Tooth and Nail)
Various - Autechre Presents: All Tomorrow's Parties 3.0 (two cd)
Original Soundtrack - A Mighty Wind (new Chrisopher Guest "mockumentary")

Dan Bern - Fleeting Days
Edwyn Collins - Doctor Syntax
Fleetwood Mac - Say You Will
Bill Frisell - The Intercontinentals
Ziggy Marley - Dragonfly
Mates of State - My Solo Project
Widespread Panic - Ball
Pete Yorn - Day I Forgot
ZZ Top - Mescalero

Arab Strap - Monday at the Hug and Pint
Marcia Ball - So Many Rivers
Big Star - The Best of
Blue Man Group - The Complex
Caitlin Cary - I'm Staying Out (w/. Mary Chapin Carpenter)
Johnny Cash - Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous
The Cross Movement - Holy Culture
Dashboard Confessional - Swiss Army Romance (re-release with 2 new tracks)
Julie Doiron - Broken Girl (re-release)
Five Iron Frenzy - Cheeses of Nazareth (B-sides and "funny songs)
Flaming Lips - Flight Test
Hangnail - Transparent
Gemma Hayes - Night on My Side
Jayhawks - Blue Earth (w/ three bonus tracks)
Daniel Lanois - Shine (w/ Bono and Emmylou Harris)
Laura Love - Welcome to Pagan Place
Madonna - American Life
Maria McKee - High Dive
Amy Rigby - Til the Wheels Fall Off
Michelle Shocked - Texas Campfire Takes (remastered with extra disc)
Slow Coming Day - Farewell to the Familiar
Ken Tamplin - Wake the Nations
The Yardbirds - Birdland (w/ Jeff Beck, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Brian May and others)

Trey Anastasio - Plasma (double live cd)
Cold - Year of the Spider (w/ Rivers Cuomo)
Richard Elliot - Ricochet
Katatonia - Viva Emptiness
Rhonda Vincent - One Step Ahead
Violet Burning - This is the Moment
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell

Also in April:
Nick Drake - various re-releases
Early Day Miners - Jefferson At Rest
Richard Swift - the novelist

Anberlin - Blueprints for the Black Market
Blur - Out of Time
Jack Johnson - On and On
Walt Kelly with Norman Monath - Songs of the Pogo (reissue of 1956 album)
Lefty's Deceiver - Cheats
Sea and Cake - Glass EP
Staind - tba
Ultrabeat - Shine Through My Life
Tom Wehrle - Something You Can't Find
Andrea Zonn - Love Goes On (w/ Alison Krauss, Amy Grant, Beth Nielsen Chapman, and Alison Brown, etc.)

Macy Gray - The Trouble with Being Myself
Various - It'll Come to You: The Songs of John Hiatt (w/ Willie Nelson, Patty Griffin,  Buddy & Julie Miller, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, BB King, Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris, and others)

Lucerin Blue - Tales of the Knife
Seven Places - Lonely for the Last Time
Starflyer 59 - Old
The Thorns - No Blue Sky (new band of Matthew Sweet, Shawn Mullins, Pete Droge)

Shepherd - Committing to Tape (new Ronnie Martin project)

Also in May:
Blur - Think Tank
CUSH - untitled full-length disc

Eels - Shootenanny!

Bruce Cockburn - You've Never Seen Everything
Radiohead - tba
Waterboys - Universal Hall (UK only)

East West - Hope in Anguish 
Holly Nelson - Leaving the Yard
Everman - Everman
Grand Incredible - Gi-Gantic
Wtashi Wa - The Love of Life

Also in June:
Five Iron Frenzy - tba (final album)
Guster - Keep it Together
Live - Birds of Pray
Metallica - St. Anger
Holly Nelson - Leaving the Yard

All Things Bright and Beautiful - tba (former Luxury frontman Lee Bozeman)
Grand Incredible - Gi-gantic
Juliana Theory - Live: 10/13/2001

In July:
Bill Mallonee - Custom Critical (tentative release date)

Sting - tbd

Also out in 2003:
BoDeans - tba
Burlap to Cashmere - tba
Dashboard Confessional - A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar
Kings X - Black Like Sunday
Kurt Neumann - tba 

Stay tuned for more...
Ken Mueller


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