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Hello again,

This is the second issue of The Crossing bringing you NEW releases, recent releases and future releases. It all just ends up being a tidal wave of music that, if you're not careful, will sweep you away to the land of no money. So choose carefully and wisely. There's just a whole lot of great music coming out now and that HAS been coming out. And there's no better way to kick off a new month than having one of your favorite artists releasing an album of all new tracks. Every-so-often I'll have a featured ARTIST of the MONTH for someone who really deserves special attention. This month it's Bill Mallonee and his new album Dear Life which, from what I understand, will have
a good mix of his recent pop stuff (think Perfumed Letter) with a return to his older Americana style (think Audible Sigh). Bill's albums are always special and this should be no exception. I'll also have a lyric of the month at the end of every issue. So, why wait any longer? Let's kick July off with a bang!

This MONTH'S featured ARTIST:

Bill Mallonee - Dear Life (BRAND NEW! Bill's 80th album!....okay, actually it's his 14th or 15th depending on how you count all of the ep's.....order your copy today at

Recently released and not mentioned in last issue:
Marillion - "Marbles" (2 CD new studio set...the UK band's 13th album)
Eleanor McEvoy - "Early Hours" (5th album from the Irish songstress)
Buddy & Julie Miller - "Love Snuck Up" (contains previously released
Kasey Chambers - "Wayward Angel" (import only)
Tim Booth - "Bone" (The former singer of James - import only)
Fish - "Field Of Crows" (U.S. release and 7th solo album from the
former Marillion singer)
Jerry Gaskill - "Come Somewhere" (first solo album from the King's X
Neil Young - "Greendale" (DVD)
Lost Dogs - "Mutt" (Available as of June 29th at
Brian Wilson - "Gettin' In Over My Head" (new studio album from the
Beach Boy)
Kate Rusby - "Live From Leeds" (DVD)
The Clarks - "Fast Moving Cars"
Michael McDermott - "Ashes"
Edwin McCain - "Scream & Whisper" (feauring a cover of "Maggie May")
Sonia Dada - "Test Pattern" (w/ a bonus DVD)
Dave Matthews - "Live At The Gorge"
The Corrs - "Borrowed Heaven" always...all release dates and info is subject to change.

Sometime in July?:

Pierce Pettis - "Great Big World"

July 13th:
Mutual Admiration Society (Project featuring Glen Phillips of Toad The
Wet Sprocket and the members of Nickel
Metallica - "Some Kind Of Monster" EP (featuring a remix and live cuts
to coincide with the film.)
They Might Be Giants - "Spine"
The Roots - "Tipping Point"
Stray Cats - "Stray Cats Ball"
Roger Daltry - "Just A Boy: Anthology"
Survivor - "Ultimate Survivor" (2 CD best of...yes, the band that
brought us all Eye Of The Tiger, High On You,

July 20th:

Kieran Kane and Kevin Welch - "You Can't Save Everybody" (first joint
studio venture)
Van Halen - "Best Of Both Worlds" (2 CD set featuring David Lee Roth
and Sammy Hagar era tunes w/three
brand new Sammy sung songs. Say that three times fast.)
B.B. King - "B.B. Boogie"

July 27th:

Stevie Wonder - "A Time 2 Love"
Pete Seeger - "American Favorite Ballads 3"


Steve Earle - "The Revolution Starts....Now" (Steve gets political.
No?! Really?)
Bruce Hornsby - "Halcyon Days"
Alan Parsons - "A Valid Path"
REO Speedwagon - "Essentials" (2 CD best-of set)
Kansas - "Sail On" (Best of w/ 2 CD's and 1 DVD)


Christine McVie - "In The Meantime"
Tears For Fears - "Everybody Loves A Happy Ending" (U.S. release
featuring both founding members Roland Orzabal and Curt


U2 - "Solar" (possible title)

LYRIC of the MONTH: From this month's featured artist going back a
little ways....
"I wanna drink out of that fountain on a hill called Double Cure. I
wanna show you my allegiance Lord. Yes, I
wanna be a son of Yours."
- From the song Double Cure on the V.o.L. compilation.

See you next month!

Christopher Barlow

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