World Cafe: Rod Stewart in Studio
2013 release from the rooster-haired Rock icon, his first album of new material in almost 20 years. Time marks Stewart’s long-awaited return to his songwriting roots and features 12 tracks, 11 of which he wrote and produced. Time was born from a burst of inspiration from which he rediscovered his voice as a songwriter and rekindled his gift for writing the honest, nerve-touching narratives that have been the cornerstone to the first three decades of his career. Since 1991, Stewart, the lyricist and melodist behind such staples as “Tonight’s The Night,” “You Wear It Well,” “You’re In My Heart,” “The Killing of Georgie” and the indelible “Maggie May,” had simply lost his songwriting muse. But, beginning in 2011, during the period he began working on what would become his internationally best-selling autobiography, Rod, it returned.Share
All Things Considered: ‘It Led Us On a Journey’: The Musical World of ‘The Great Gatsby’
First Listen: The Great Gatsby
Original soundtrack to the 2013 motion picture directed by Baz Luhrman. The soundtrack features songs performed by Jay -Z, Beyonce & Andre 3000, will.i.am, Florence & The Machine, Lana Del Rey and many others. The film is an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby’s nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.Share
One of the four “A”s in ABBA returns with her first album of new music since 2004.
“I never thought that I’d ever sing again. But hearing the first three songs, I just couldn’t say no!” - Agnetha Faltskog
ABBA’s Greatest Hits - You all know the songs and can sing along. I thought it was about time to replace the LP and 8 track version in my collection with the CD and download.
Mamma Mia - Meryl Streep’s biggest commercial hit featuring her singing ABBA tunes is a fun filled, two hour hummable love fest.Share
The Story: Arturo Sandoval
Arturo Sandoval talks about the enormous range of his instrument. He plays Cuban music, be-bop, jazz and classical. This portrait comes from David Schulman and Musicians In Their Own Words.Share
All Things Considered: Plain Truths, Sharp Humor & Three Part Harmony
Pistol Annies-comprised of Miranda Lambert (Lone Star Annie), Ashley Monroe (Hippie Annie) and Angaleena Presley (Holler Annie)-are back with Annie Up, the follow-up to 2011’s Hell On Heels, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The Annies’ refreshing sound was met with widespread acclaim, and The New York Times’ Ben Ratliff declared Hell On Heels to be 2011’s No.1 Album of the Year. “The goal of our music is to have people feel like they’re having a conversation with us,” said Lambert. With the trio writing all 12 of the tracks on Annie Up, this sophomore collection promises to up the ante on one of the most compelling debuts in recent years.Share