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Mueller's Musings: A Look at August 2003 Releases 

Well, looks as though the dog-days of summer are going to be filled with some new music from a number of Tollbooth faves.  Starting off the month of August we'll have new releases from Juliana Theory (a live disc) on August 5th, as well as a new Ween disc.  Then on August 12th it's the long-awaited new disc from Dashboard Confessional, as well as one from Neil Young, which he calls "a musical novel."  On August 19th you'll want to check out the new double-cd release from Over the Rhine, and then on August 26th look for a solo release from Bill Mallonee, and the final album from the legendary Warren Zevon (featuring an all star cast of musicians).  Also out that day are new releases from MXPX, Innocence Mission, Josh Rouse, and the Rock & Roll Worship Circus.

311 - Evolver
Blues Traveler - Truth Be Told
Shaun Groves - Twilight
Johnny Cash - The Man, His World, His Music (DVD)
Juliana Theory - Live: 10/13/2001
Lake Trout - Another One Lost
Robert Randolph & Family Band - Unclassified
Smash Mouth - Get the Picture
Sonic Youth - Dirty
Ten Benson - Benson Burner
Ween - Quebec
Widespread Panic - Panic in the Streets
Various - No Depression: What it Sounds Like, Vol. 1

Martin Barre - Stage Left (Jethro Tull guitarist)
Pat Benatar - Go!
Brandtson/Camber/Seven Storey - Split
Steve Burns - Songs for Dustmites (the ORIGINAL Steve from Blues Clues!)
Cash Brothers - A Brand New Light
Casket Lottery - Possibilities and Maybes
Dashboard Confessional - A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar
Extol - Sinergy
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones - Little Worlds (3 CD set)
Ben Lee - Hey You, Yes You
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Thyrty: The 30th Anniversary Collection
Del McCoury Band - It's Just the Night
The Raveonettes - Chain Gang of Love
These Arms are Snakes - This is Meant to Hurt You
Trailer Park Pam - Trailer Park Pam
Neil Young - Greendale

Alien Ant Farm - TruAnt
Ian Anderson - Rupi's Dance
Erykah Badu - Worldwide Underground
The Bens - The Bens (EP - Ben Lee, Ben Folds, and Ben Kweller)
Jack Bruce - More Than Gold 
Dandy Warhols - Welcome to the Monkey House
Bob Dylan - SACD releases of fifteen Columbia/Legacy reissues
Sara Evans - Restless
Amy Grant - Simple Things
Guided By Voices - Earthquake Glue
Chris Knight - The Jealous Kind
Nick Lachey - Nick Lachey
Kenny Loggins - It's About Time
Mars Ill - Backbreakanomics
Neutral Milk Hotel - T-Shirt
Number One Gun - Celebrate Mistakes
Over the Rhine - Ohio (two cds)
Papas Fritas - Pop Has Freed Us
Sanctus Real - Say it Loud
Stretch Arm Strong - Engage
Superchunk - Cup of Sand
Vertical Horizon - Go
You Am I - Deliverance

Ben Atkins - Mabelle
Joan Baez - The Complete A&M Recordings (1972-1976) (4 disc set featuring all 6 of her albums from those years plus unreleased material)
The Chesterfield Kings - The Mindbending Sounds of...
Client - Client
Peter Frampton - Now
Growing - Sky's Run Into the Sea
Hamell on Trial - Tough Love (w/ guest Ani DiFranco)
Innocence Mission - Befriended
Bill Mallonee - Perfumed Letter
MXPX - Before Everything and After
Rock & Roll Worship Circus - A Beautiful Glow
Josh Rouse - 1972
Simply Red - Home
Warren Zevon - The Wind (final album, w/ Springsteen, Petty, The Eagles, Ry Cooder, Jackson Browne, T-Bone Burnett, Emmylou Harris, etc.)

Also in August:
Holly Nelson - Leaving the Yard

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Take Them On, On Your Own
Jeff Buckley - Live at the Sin-E (re-release)
Byrds - Sweethearts of the Rodeo (re-release)
Jurny Big - The Biggest of Them All
Guided by Voices - Get Out of My Stations
Soul Junk - 1958
Spoken - A Moment of Imperfect Clarity
Stereo Motion - Stereo Motion
Sting - Sacred Love

Joan Baez - Dark Chords on a Big Guitar
David Byrne - Lead Us Not Into Temptation
June Carter Cash - Wildwood Flower
Elvis Costello - Get Happy (double CD re-issue w/ bonus material)
Elvis Costello - Trust (double CD re-issue w/ bonus material)
Elvis Costello - Punch the Clock (double CD re-issue w/ bonus material)
DMX - Grand Champ
Iron and Wine - Sea and the Rhythm
John Mayer - Heavier Things

Shelby Lynne - Identity Crisis
Telecast - The Beauty of Simplicity

The Fire Theft - tba (former members of Sunny Day Real Estate)
Emmylou Harris - Stumble into Grace
Saves the Day - In Reverie
Rosie Thomas - Only Laughter Can You Win

Dido - Life for Rent
KJ52 - It's Pronounced Five Two

Howie Gelb - Ogle Some Piano

Barenaked Ladies - Everything to Everyone

Denali - The Instinct
REM - Best of (with several new/unreleased tracks)

Also in October:
Wheat - per second per second per second every second

POD - Payable on Death

Nelly Furtado - tba

Also arriving in 2003:
Aerosmith - tba (blues album)
Black 47 - New York Town
BoDeans - tba
Burlap to Cashmere - tba
Fish - Field of Crowes (former Marillion singer)
Dave Matthews - Some Devil (first solo album from Dave Matthews)
Kurt Neumann - tba 
Voodoo Child - tba (Moby side project)

Looking ahead to 2004:

Stay tuned for more...
Ken Mueller


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