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TheThe Crossing - August 2008

So much rock, so little time...

An astounding amount of music is coming out in the months ahead. Summer heats up, then winds down and before you know it, school begins. In anticipation of students looking for new music, many artists take this time of the year to release new CD's and later to hit the tour trail come Autumn and Winter. While some artists blaze down the roads all Summer long and well into the Fall. Look closely in the list below so as not to miss anything. There's a lot there and it's all pretty randomly placed. The blockbuster movies of the Spring and Summer are slow to appear, but by the end of September they start
showing up on DVD.

Happy hunting!

Recently released and not mentioned in last edition:

* The Alarm - Guerilla Tactics (download only.)
* Bill Mallonee - lower case (EP.) and Summershine (Remastered
reissue; downloads only.)
* Sixpence None the Richer - My Dear Machine (EP.)
* Murry Hammond - I Don't Know Where I'm Going but I'm On My Way
* Damien Dempsey - The Rocky Road (import.)
* Nils Lofgren - The Loner: Nils sings Neil (import.)
* O.A.R. - All Sides
* Supergrass - Diamond Hoo Ha
* One Day as a Lion - S/T
* Wild Sweet Orange - We Have Cause to Be Uneasy
* Black Kids - Partie Traumatic
* Jeremy Casella - Recovery
* Johnny Flynn - A Larum
* Erin Bode - The Little Garden
* Seiges Even - Playground
* Neil Halstead - Oh! Mighty Engine
* Rusty Truck - Luck's Changing Lanes
* Matt Pryor - Confidence Man
* Danger Radio - Used & Abused
* Misery Signals - Controller
* Son Ambulance - Someone Else's Deja Vu
* Harvey Milk - Life...the Best Game in Town
* The Accidental - There Were Wolves
* Plantlife - Time Traveller
* The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing
* The Delays - Everything's the Rush
* Heidi Newfield - What Am I Waiting For (Singer of Trick Pony.)
* Jade McNelis - All the Fables
* Ben Kweller - Tour EP
* Drew Emmitt - Long Road
* The Waybacks - Loaded
* Solas - For Love and Laughter
* Steve Cropper & Felix Cavaliere - Nudge It Up a Notch
* Richie Havens - Nobody Left to Crown
* Del McCoury Band - Moneyland
* Soulfly - Conquer (CD/DVD.)
* Michael Kiske - Past in Different Ways
* Blaze Bayley - The Man that Would Not Die
* Starbreaker - Love's Dying Wish
* Ronni Le Tekro - Kingdom of Norway
* Rick Springfield - Venus in Overdrive
* CSN&(mostly)Y - Deja Vu (Live.)
* Three Point Turn - S/T (Compilation; first time on CD.)
* Blue Mountain - Dog Days (Remastered reissue w/bonus tracks.)
* Don Felder - Heaven and Hell: My Life in The Eagles: 1974-2001 (book.)
+ Heart - Soundstage Presents...
+ 21
+ My Blueberry Nights
+ Doomsday
+ Killing of John Lennon
+ The Band's Visit
+ The Rolling Stones: Shine a Light

8/5

* Randy Newman - Harps & Angels
* Carrie Rodriguez - She Ain't Me
* Conor Oberst - S/T
* The Faint - Fasciinatiion
* Joseph Arthur - All You Need is Nothing
* Mike Gordon - Green Sparrow
* Jamey Johnson - That Lonesome Song
* Airborne Toxic Event - S/T
* Hawthorne Heights - Fragile Future
* Trapt - Only Through the Pain
* There for Tomorrow - S/T (EP.)
* Mandi Perkins - Alice in No Man's Land
* Amy Ray - Didn't it Feel Kinder
* Blue October - The Answers (reissue.)
* Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (Legacy edition.)
+ Marillion - Somewhere in London
+ REO Speedwagon - Soundstage Presents...
+ Nim's Island
+ Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
+ The Counterfeiters
+ Where in the World is O.B.L.?

8/12

* Extreme - Saudades de Rock
* Ben Weaver - The Axe and the Oak
* Hillsong - This is Our God
* Jonas Brothers - A Little Bit Longer
* Various Artists - Songs for Tibet - Art of Peace
+ Smart People
+ Then She Found Me

8/19

* Blue Mountain - Midnight in Mississippi (New.) and Omnibus (Re-recorded originals.)
* The Verve - Forth
* The Toadies - No Deliverance
* Juliana Hatfield - How to Walk Away
* Goo Goo Dolls - Volume 2 (Rarities compilation w/greatest hits DVD.)
* Staind - Illusion of Progress
* Joe Bonamassa - Live from Nowhere in Particular
* Amy McDonald - This is the Life
* Dandy Warhols - Earth to the Dandy Warhols
* Todd Snider - Peace Queer
* Randall Bramblett - Now It's Tomorrow
* The Academy Is... - Fast Times at Barrington High
* Starling Electric - Clouded Staircase
* Black Stone Cherry - Folklore & Superstition
* Indigenous - Broken Lands
* Fiery Furnaces - Remember (Live.)
* The Walkmen - You & Me
* Xavier Rudd - Dark Shades of Blue
* Jerry Douglas - Glide
* Julie Fowlis - Cuilidh
* The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
* Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim
* The Stills - Oceans Will Rise
* The Duhks - Fast Paced World
* Jonell Mosser - Around Townes
* Steve Howe - Motif, Vol.1
* Anathema - Hindsight
* David Byrne & Brian Eno - Everything that Happens will Happen Today (download only.)
+ Miss Pettigrew
+ Primo Levi's Journey
+ Street Kings

8/26

* Matthew Sweet - Sunshine Lies
* Raine Maida - Hunter's Lullaby
* Rookie of the Year - Sweet Attention
* Blues Traveler - North Hollywood Shootout
* Dragonforce - Ultra Beatdown
* Motorhead - Motorizer
* Jonatha Brooks - The Works
* Eva Cassidy - Somewhere
* Blind Boys of Alabama - Spirit of the Century
* Gabe Dixon Band - S/T
* Remedy Drive - Daylight is Coming
* Electric Touch - S/T
* Leonard Cohen - Essential 3.0
* ZZ Top - Eliminator (25th anniversary edition w/DVD.)
+ What Happens in Vegas
+ Nightmare Before Christmas (Collector's edition.)

9/2

* Brian Wilson - That Lucky Old Sun
* Rodney Crowell - Sex and Gasoline
* Apollo Sunshine - Shall Noise Upon
* The Smithereens - B-Sides the Beatles

9/9

* Dar Williams - Promised Land
* Joan Osborne - Little Wild One
* Catie Curtis - Sweet Life
* Fastball - Little White Lies
* Damien Jurado - Caught in the Trees
* Calexico - Carried to Dust
* Steve Wynn - Crossing Dragon Bridge
* Wovenhand - Ten Stones
* Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
* Young Widows - Old Wounds
* Brian 'Head' Welch - Save Me from Myself
* Joan Baez - Day After Tomorrow (covers project.)
+ The Big Lebowski (10th anniversary edition in bowling ball shaped package.)
+ Baby Mama

9/16

* Metallica - Death Magnetic
* Lucinda Williams - Little Honey
* Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - Rattlin' Bones
* James - Hey Ma
* Lindsay Buckingham - Gift of Screws
* Amanda Palmer - Who Killed Amanda Palmer? (Singer of Dresden Dolls.)
* Daniel Powter - Under the Radar
* The Streets - Everything is Borrowed
* Straylight Run - Un Mas Dos
* Carter's Chord - S/T
* Darius Rucker - Learn to Live
* Blessid Union of Souls - Close to the Edge
* Faith Hill - Joy to the World
+ David Gilmour - Live in Gdansk (2 CD's/2 DVD's.)
+ 88 Minutes
+ Speed Racer
+ Beetlejuice (20th anniversary edition.)

9/23

* Jackson Browne - Time the Conqueror
* Kings of Leon - Only By the Night
* Plain White T's - Big Bad World
* Mogwai - The Hawk is Howling
* Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
* Leona Naess - Thirteens
* TV on the Radio - Dear Science
* Buckcherry - Black Butterfly
* Old Crow Medicine Show - Tennessee Pusher
* Golden Smog - Stay Golden: Best of
+ Leatherheads

9/30

* U2 - Under a Blood Red Sky (25th anniversary edition w/DVD.)
* Queen & Paul Rodgers - TBA
* Todd Rundgren - Arena
* Chris Cornell - Scream
* Pete Seeger - At 89
* Ben Folds - Way To Normal
* Ben Kweller - Changing Horses
* Jennifer Hudson - S/T
* James Taylor - Covers
* Tom Morello - The Fabled City
* Bayside - Shutter
* Jack's Mannequin - The Glass Passenger
* Anberlin - New Surrender
* Mercury Rev - Snowflake Midnight
* Santana - Multi-Dimensional Warrior
* Travis - Ode to J. Smith (import.)
* Creedence Clearwater Revival - Expanded and remastered first 6 albums
+ Stevie Nicks - Soundstage Presents...
+ Iron Man
+ Taxi to the Dark Side

10/7

* Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
* Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
* Deerhoof - Offend Maggie
* Margot & the Nuclear So and So's - Not Animal
* Senses Fail - Life is not a Waiting Room
* Sarah McLachlan - Closer: Best of
* Bob Dylan - Tell Tale Signs (3 CD rarities compilation.)
+ The Police - Certifiable (CD/DVD Live in Buenos Aires; Best Buy exclusive.)
+ The Clash - Live at Shea Stadium, 1982

10/14

* Keane - Perfect Symmetry
* Sixpence None the Richer - Dawn of Grace

10/21

* Marillion - Happiness is the Road (2 CD's; import.)
+ The Strangers

LYRICS of the MONTH:

Life can always begin again... To best appreciate, read slowly. Or
better yet, listen to the song.

"Sweet belly of the moment
You've realized you've changed
And everything you are after
Has gone down the drain
You've nothing more than just a drifter
As you walk down your road
Not exactly the picture
You thought you'd be sending home

All these places mean nothing
It's the people we count on
Here without a purpose
Gone without a song

Yesterday seemed so sudden
Today seems to have no end
So you button up the buttons
Say goodbye to what has been
Those black and white pictures
That file through your veins
That's the trouble with the future
It always stays the same

And your pride's been shaken
And those people you count on
Here without a purpose
And gone without a song
Without a song

In the uncertainty of a new day
Opportunity may howl
You hear the voice in a new way
In the past you didn't know how
You're old enough to know the difference
Between an enemy and a friend
With the eyes of knowledge upon you
You're able to stand up again

Life is always in motion
And there's new people to count on
Here you may find a purpose
And sing a brand new song

Life is always in motion
New people to count on
Here we find a purpose
To sing a brand new song
Brand new song
To sing a brand new song."

John Mellencamp, the song "A Brand New Song" off the brand new album
Life, Death, Love and Freedom.

See you in September!

Go USA!!! Praying for a peaceful, yet competitive 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games!

Chris Barlow
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
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