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The Crossing - March 2008

It's mid-March and the sun is fighting it out with the wind and clouds, rain and snow. But Spring is almost here and all will be right in the land soon.

Lots of stuff coming out this time of year. Take a careful look below and maybe you'll find your special album of the Spring. You know, the one that goes everywhere with you.

Plus, don't forget, the live music season will really escalate soon, so you know what to do...get out and hear some live music!! Purchase tickets in advance and support your favorite artists. They will appreciate it! Some of the most memorable shows you'll have can often be found for twenty dollars or less at a venue near you. Some festivals may even feature free music if you do your research.

The Crossing will be back again soon in April...

Until then, dig in!

Recently released and not mentioned in last edition:

* Steve Lukather - Ever Changing Times
* Pillar - For the Love of the Game
* Nicole Atkins - Neptune City

3/4

* Michael McDonald - Soul Speak (covers project.)
* The BoDeans - Still (produced by T-Bone Burnett.)
* Black 47 - Iraq
* Kathleen Edwards - Asking for Flowers
* Jim White - Transnormal Skiperoo
* David Wilcox - Airstream
* The Black Crowes - Warpaint
* Flogging Molly - Float
* Bauhaus - Going Away White (reportedly their final album.)
* Stephen Malkmus - Real Emotional Trash
* Tangent - Not as Good as the Book
* Gutter Twins - Saturnalia
* Firelight - Unbreakable
* The Waifs - Sundirtwater
* The Oaks - Songs for Waiting
* Tenspoke Indie - Blinded by the Sound
* Mia Doi Todd - GEA
* Felice Brothers - S/T
* David Saw - Broken Down Figure
* Steve Stevens - Memory Crash
* Ashton Shepherd - Sounds so Good
* Carlene Carter - Stronger
* Alan Jackson - Good Time
* Jackson Browne - Solo Acoustic, Vol.2
* Whiskeytown - Strangers Almanac (2 CD Deluxe Edition.)
* Elvis Costello - This Year's Model (2 CD Deluxe Edition.)
* Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors (2 CD Deluxe Edition.)
+ Soloman Burke - Everybody Needs Somebody
+ Into the Wild
+ Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
+ My Kid Could Paint That
+ I'm Not There
+ Half Moon: a Musician's Last Journey
+ Mrs. Doubtfire - 15th anniversary
+ 12 Angry Men - 50th anniversary
+ 101 Dalmations

3/11

* The Presidents of the U.S.A. - These are the Good Times People
* Shawn Mullins - Honeydew
* Mark Bryan - End of the Front
* Mike Patton - A Perfect Place
* Jaymay - Autumn Fallin'
* Farmers Market - Surfin' U.S.S.R.
* Greg Laswell - How the Day Sounds
* Kate Bush - a few reissues
* The Band - a few reissues
* The Vines - Best of
* The Cranberries - Gold (2 CD best of.)
* Simon & Garfunkel - Live 1969 (Starbucks exclusive.)
+ No Country for Old Men
+ Bee Movie
+ August Rush
+ Dan in Real Life
+ Nancy Drew
+ Sleuth
+ Hitman
+ Awake
+ Quiet Room
+ Tin Man

3/18

* Fish - 13th Star
* Bryan Adams - 11 (import.)
* The Hush Sound - Goodbye Blues
* Adam Green - Sixes & Sevens
* The Kills - Midnight Bloom
* Black Tide - Light from Above
* Muse - Haarp: Live at Wembley (w/DVD.)
* Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward
* The Matches - A Band in Hope
* Ghost Buffalo - The Magician
* These New Puritans - Beat Pyramid
* New Found Glory - Hits
* Fahrenheit 420 - In My Prime
* Five Times August - Brighter Side
* Pete Francis - Iron Sea and the Calvary
* Connie Francis - Among My Souvenirs
* Ali Eskandarian - Nothing to Say
* Birds of Avalon - The Outer Upper Inner EP
* Joseph Arthur - Could We Survive EP
* Mission of Burma - a few reissues
* Believer - a few reissues
+ Less Than Jake - People's History...
+ Enchanted
+ Atonement
+ I am Legend
+ Love in the Time of Cholera
+ Stephen King's The Mist
+ Revolver
+ Trigger Man
+ Southland Tales

3/25

* The Counting Crows - Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings
* The B-52's - Funplex
* Daniel Lanois - Here is What is
* Justin Townes Earle - The Good Life (Son of Steve.)
* Mark Selby - Nine Pound Hammer
* John Fahey - Mill Pond
* New Frontiers - Mending
* Panic at the Disco - Pretty.Odd
* Plants and Animals - Parc Avenue
* Justin Currie - No Surrender EP (import.)
* Lindsey Buckingham - Live at the Bass Performance Hall (w/DVD.)
* Morrissey - Greatest Hits
* The Lemonheads - It's a Shame about Ray (Special edition w/DVD.)
* Jesus and Mary Chain - a few reissues
+ Joy Division - Control
+ The Kite Runner
+ Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains

4/1

* R.E.M. - Accelerate (w/DVD.)
* The Proclaimers - Life With You
* Dan Fogelberg - Windows and Walls
* Van Morrison - Keep it Simple
* Matthew Ryan - Matthew Ryan vs. the Silver State
* Paddy Casey - Addicted to Company
* Apples in Stereo - Electronic Projects for Musicians
* Diesel Park West - Blood and Grace
* Kathy Mattea - Coal
* Moby - Last Night
* Black Francis - Svn Fngrs
* The Black Keys - Attack & Release
* Sun Kil Moon - April
* Joe Satriani - Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock
* Dream Theater - Greatest Hit (...and 21 other pretty cool songs.)
* Jars of Clay - Greatest Hits
* Genesis - Turning It On Again
* The Rolling Stones - Shine A Light (2 CD soundtrack to the Martin Scorsese documentary.)
* Fall Out Boy - **** Live in Phoenix (CD/DVD.)
+ Toto - Falling In Between: Live
+ Ian Gillan - Live in Anaheim
+ Ani Difranco - Live at Babeville
+ Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street
+ Resurrecting the Champ
+ The Good Night
+ Alvin and the Chipmunks

4/8

* Rush - Snakes & Arrows Live (2 CD set; DVD to come out later this year.)
* James - Hey Ma (import; Tim Booth and company return!)
* Over The Rhine - Live from Nowhere, Vol.3 (pre-order at overtherhine.com)
* Colin Meloy - Solo Acoustic Live (Singer of The Decemberists.)
* Nick Cave - Dig, Lazarus, Dig
* Hayes Carll - Trouble In Mind
* P.O.D. - When Angels & Serpents Dance
* The Breeders - Mountain Battles
* The Long Blondes - Couples
* Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
* Ashes Divide - Keep Telling Yourself
* Fireroom - Broken Music
* Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Pershing
* Gavin Rossdale - Wanderlust
* Eric Avery - Help Wanted
* Blondie Chaplin - S/T
* Hall & Oates - War Babies
+ There Will be Blood
+ Lions for Lambs
+ Diving Bell and the Butterfly
+ Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story
+ Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
+ Music Within
+ National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
+ Reservation Road
+ The 11th Hour

4/15

* Asia - Phoenix (All four original members: John Wetton, Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, Carl Palmer.)
* Everclear - The Vegas Years (covers project.)
* Phantom Planet - Raise the Dead
* Tristan Prettyman - Hello
* Thrice - Alchemy Index Vols III & IV: Air & Earth
* Ours - Mercy
* Brian Jonestown Massacre - My Bloody Underground
* Child Ballads - Cheekbone Hollows
* Crimson Glory - two reissues
+ Clash: Live Revolution Rock
+ Juno
+ Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
+ I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With
+ Alien vs. Predator: Requiem
+ In the Name of the King

4/22

* Billy Bragg - Mr. Light & Justice
* Derek Webb & Sandra McCracken - Ampersand EP
* Blind Melon - For My Friends (4 original dudes w/new singer Travis Warren.)
* Flight of the Conchords - S/T
* Goldfinger - Hello Destiny
* Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
* Story of the Year - The Black Swan
* Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell
* Jack's Mannequin - The Glass Passenger
+ Walker
+ Starting out in the Evening
+ What Would Jesus Buy?

4/29

* Steve Winwood - Nine Lives
* Def Leppard - Songs from the Sparkle Lounge
* Madonna -  Hard Candy
* Portishead - Rising Down
* The Roots - Third
* Dead Can Dance - a few reissues
* Bette Midler - Jackpot: Best Bette
+ The Great Debaters
+ The Golden Compass
+ The Red Balloon

5/6

* 3 Doors Down - S/T
* The Barenaked Ladies - Snacktime (Children's album.)
* Firewater - The Golden Hour
* Brooke Fraser - Albertine
* Rachael Sage - Chandelier

5/13

* Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
* Jakob Dylan - Seeing Things
* Sixwire - S/T
+ Various Artists - All You Need Is Love: 1976-1981 (5 DVD box set; documentary by Tony Palmer.)

5/20

* King's X - XV
* U2 - Boy/October/War (Each remastered reissues w/bonus discs!)
* Alanis Morisette - Flavors of Entanglement
* Jason Mraz - We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
* Scarlett Johansson - Anywhere I Lay My Head (the actress covers Tom Waits.)

LYRICS of the MONTH:

I pay my bills to the time collectors
They're getting more from me each day
I pay them off a few words at a time
But the spur's gone from the moment
And the moment's slipped away
I used to feel like something here was mine
Now I pay them off a few word's at a time

I reach into my pocket just so I can make some change
And I find more hands than I can ever shake
And I hope you will forgive me if I don't return your
call
But there's someone watching every move I make
And I've got more hands than I can ever shake

I'm running for my life here out on the campaign trail
And the crowds will not forgive me if I lose
And I'd like to think I'm special but I do know
otherwise
Excuse me but I need to make the news
Cause the crowds will not forgive me if I lose

I'm really not complaining won't you say your name
again
I'm sorry but that isn't what I mean
There's a prison called tomorrow and there's one
called yesterday
The only place you're free is in between
Oh I'm sorry but that isn't what I mean.
John Gorka, the song "Campaign Trail" off the album Between Five and Seven.

Have a Happy Easter!!

See you in April!

Chris Barlow
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
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