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Mueller's Musings: A Look at June 2003 Releases 

Here in the northeast its been a cold, wet spring, but it promises to be a hot, hot least on the musical front.  The month of June has more great releases than you can shake an iced-tea glass at.  On June 3rd, John Mellencamp is back with a new album, this time covering some of the great American classics and traditional tunes.  Also check out new releases from Gillian Welch, and Sugar Ray.  Next, on June 10th, is the latest from Bruce Cockburn, as well as discs from Fountains of Wayne, Pillar, and Denison Witmer.  Oh...and that day also see the release of a new album from some band named Radiohead.  I think a few of you might be interested in that one.   On June 17th there are some releases of some highly praised new bands including Duvall and The Mars Volta, as well as a beautiful new disc from Claire Holley.  On June 24th Jay Farrar is back with his latest album, while there are also some great re-releases from David Bowie and Neil Young.  But that's just the tip of the iceberg.  Dig deep and you're sure to find some great treasures for your CD collection.

Christafari - 14 Days of Gravity
Dead Meadow - Shivering King and Others
Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart - Never Gonna Let You Go
eels - Shootenanny!
Buddy Guy - Blues Singer (all acoustic covers w/B.B. King and Eric Clapton)
Jewel - 0304
Last Days of April - Ascend to the Stars
John Mellencamp - Trouble No More (covers of traditional American classics)
The Mink Lungs - I'll Take It
Dean Wareham/Britta Phillips - L'Avventura (Luna side project)
Lou Reed - NYC Man: The Ultimate Collection 
Steve Roach - Mystic Chords and Sacred Spaces
Roxy Music - Live
Sugar Ray - In Pursuit of Leisure
Train - My Private Nation
The Troys - Massaging Your Ego
The Weathermen - Conspiracy
Gillian Welch - Soul Journey
Varioius - Too Much Time on Our Hands- Styx Tribute (w/ Beki Hemingway, Jonathan Rundman, etc.)

Agony Scene - Agony Scene
The Children's Hour - SOS JFK
Bruce Cockburn - You've Never Seen Everything (w/ Sam Phillips, Jackson Browne, Sarah Harmer, Tom Waits, & Emmylou Harris,etc.)
Dropkick Murphys - Blackout
Fountains of Wayne - Welcome Interstate Managers
Guster - Keep It Together (w/Ben Kweller)
Daryl Hall - Can't Stop Dreaming
Richard Harley & Soul Resurrection - Love is All We Need
Steve Holy - Different Tonight
BB King - Reflections
Annie Lennox - Bare
LPG - The Gadfly
Taj Mahal & Hula Blues - Hanapepe Dream
Erin McKeown - Grand
Metallica - St. Anger
Jeffrey Osborne - Music is Life
Greg Osby - St. Louis Shoes
Pearl Jam - Live from Perth
Pearl Jam - Live from Tokyo
Pillar - Fireproof (w/ limited edition bonus DVD)
Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
Kenny Rogers - Back to the Well
Steely Dan - Everything Must Go
George Strait - Honkytonkville
The Sunbirds - No Sun, No Shadow
Luther Vandross - Dance with my Father
Waterboys - Universal Hall (UK only)
The Weavers - Prime Weavers Rarities from the Vanguard Vaults
Kim Wilson - Lookin' for Trouble
Denison Witmer - Recovered

The American Analog Set - Promise of Love
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys - It's Time!
Brand New - Deja Entendu
Jack Casaday - Dream Factor (w/ Ivan Neville, Jorma Kaukonen, Fee Waybill, etc.)
Clem Snide - Soft Spot
Death in Vegas - Scorpio Rising (w/Liam Gallagher & Paul Weller)
Duvall - Racine (members of Smoking Popes)
eastmountainsouth - eastmountainsouth
East West - Hope in Anguish 
Claire Holley - Dandelion
The Magic Musicians - The Magic Musicians
The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium (former At the Drive In members)
Tom McRae - Just Like Blood
Paul Oakenfold - Rocksteady Vol. 2
William Parker Violin Trio - Scrapbook
Pine Valley Cosmonauts - The Executioner's Last Songs, vol. 2 & 3
Skating Club - Bugs and Flowers
Phoebe Snow - Natural Wonder
Statistics - Statistics
Ken Stringfellow/Jon Auer - Private Sides (split ep)
Suicide Machines - A Match and Some Gasoline
Tindersticks - Waiting for the Moon
Tractor Kings - Gone to Heaven
Steve Winwood - About Time

Acoustic Alchemy - Radio Contact
Erykah Badu - Worldwide Underground
Tab Benoit - The Sea Saint Sessions
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (re-release w/ new material)
Michelle Branch - Hotel Paper
Blu Cantrell - Bittersweet
Delerium - Chimera (f/ Leigh Nash and Julee Cruise)
Everman - Everman
Extol - Idiosyncratic Synergy
Jay Farrar - Terroir Blues
Figure Four - Suffering the Loss
Grand Incredible - Gi-Gantic
Allison Moorer - Show (limited edition live CD w/ Shelby Lynne, Kid Rock,etc.)
Willie Nelson & Friends - Live & Kickin'
Our Lady Peace - Live from Calgary and Edmonton
Liz Phair - Liz Phair
Kyle Vincent - Solitary Road
Wtashi Wa - The Love of Life
Various - X 2003 DVD (14 music videos from BEC)
Neil Young - American Stars n' Bars, Hawks & Doves, On the Beach, Re-Ac-tor (digitally remastered/first time ever on CD)

Also in June:
Five Iron Frenzy - The End is Near (final album)
The Cure - The Trilogy: Live in Berlin (DVD)
The Violet Burning - This is The Moment
Natalie Merchant - The House Carpenter's Daughter (available online in June)

All Things Bright and Beautiful - Love and Affection (former Luxury frontman Lee Bozeman)
David Grisman - Life of Sorrow
MG! The Visionary - Looking Back

Joe Ely - Streets of Sin

Dandy Warhols - Welcome to the Monkeyhouse
Mark Eitzel/American Music Club - The Ugly American
Janes Addiction - Hypersonic
Queensryche - Tribe
Sense Field - Living Outside

Super Furry Animals - Phantom Power

Also in July:
CUSH - Spiritual EP 2
Ween - Quebec
Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series, vol. 6: Concert at Philharmonic Hall
Jeff Beck - tba

Bill Mallonee - Perfume Letter

Mars Ill - Backbreakanomics

Also in August:
Juliana Theory - Live: 10/13/2001
Natalie Merchant - The House Carpenter's Daughter (available online in June)
Holly Nelson - Leaving the Yard
REM - Best of REM
Wheat - per second per second per second every second

Sting - Sacred Love

June Carter Cash - Wildwood Flower

POD - Payable on Death

Also arriving in 2003:
Black 47 - New York Town
BoDeans - tba
Burlap to Cashmere - tba
Dashboard Confessional - A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar
Fish - Field of Crowes (former Marillion singer)
Kurt Neumann - tba 
Bob Walkenhorst - The Beginner 

Stay tuned for more...
Ken Mueller


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