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The Crossing ­ March/April 2008
  
Hello everyone, The Crossing is taking a month off. That's right. This April edition is in conjunction with March. There's so much here anyway, there's not a
lot to add. Okay, I'm sure there a few things. Actually a few DVD's have been added. But, by May, The Crossing should be all caught up again.
 
Until then, rock onů

Recently released:
 
* 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  
+ Revolver 
+ Trigger Man 
+ Southland Tales
 
3/25
 
* The Counting Crows - Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings
* The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely 
* 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
+ Stephen King's The Mist 
+ 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
 
* 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

* Rush - Snakes & Arrows Live (2 CD set; DVD to come out later this year.) 
* 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
+ Lars and the Real Girl 
+ 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
+ Cloverfield
+ Charlie Wilson' War
+ The Orphanage
+ The Savages 
+ 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
+ 27 Dresses 
+ 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.
 
Hope everyone had a great Easter and can begin enjoying the Spring! See you in May! 

Chris Barlow 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
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