The year 1917 was a year of turbulence, both artistically and politically. It was the penultimate year of World War One, the year of the Russian Revolution, and a year that saw artistic and cultural changes take place. This compilation explores the music inspired by the turbulent times at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Featuring 21 outtakes, alternate versions, and demos from the making of Revival, including eight previously unheard songs. Personally curated and produced by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings and mined from their extensive vault of analog tape recordings.
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell present the the soundtrack to the original Broadway musical that tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and 1940s.
Another great album from a great oldies rock group. The Spinners are one of the great oldies groups and this album features some of their best while at the top of the charts. Includes the hit song Could It Be I'm Falling In Love.
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony demonstrate their consummate mastery of the impressionist style with this all-Debussy album. The recording brings the vivid landscapes of Images, impassioned playfulness of Jeux and the sensuality of La plus due lente together in a collection that exquisitely illustrates the French composer's mastery of orchestration.
Bessie Smith was a famous blues singer during the '20s and '30s. All of these recordings were made during a 10 year period from 1923-1933. Includes 36 tracks on two discs that feature performances with Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman.
Tharpe's recordings in blues music were always considered treasures because she brought a fresh, vibrant, and gospel sound to the genre. A few of the notable cuts include This Train; I Want a Tall Skinny Papa; and Strange Things Happen Everyday.
At the end of the eighteenth century, France and Germany developed a passion for harp music. On this release, conductor William Christie and harpist Xavier de Maistre have crafted a program of the most evocative works of this golden age of the harp. These compositions by Haydn, Krumpholtz, and Hermann are inseparable from the image of the Queen of France and her elegant and opulent lifestyle.
Celebrating ten years as an exclusive recording artist with Deutsche Grammophon, Gustavo Dudamel leads the Vienna Philharmonic in an all-Russian album featuring Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and A Night on Bald Mountain coupled with the Waltz from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.
On Angel Olsen's third album her disarming, timeless voice is even more front-and-center than on her previous albums. Yet, the strange, raw power and slowly unspooling incantations of her previous efforts remain.
Across the history of jazz, there is no wilder composer and performer than Sun Ra. Known primarily for his improv and freeform band arrangements, he could also write a great vocal. This collection is the first to showcase his vocal tracks.
Acclaimed upholders of the African American ring shout, the McIntosh County Shouters keep the faith, form, and fervor of the generations-old tradition rooted in their small community of coastal Georgia. Companion songs to the shuffle-step devotional movement called 'shouting' have resisted slavery, strengthened spirit, and left a cultural keystone for the future.
Violinist Lisa Batiashvili teams up with Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin for an unforgettable version of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major (Op. 35) and Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D minor (Op. 47), two of the most beloved, passionate and demanding pieces for violin and orchestra.
Fronted by London born Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West African funk, disco, modern post punk, and electro.
A Tribe Called Quest releases what will stand as their final studio album, their first new release in eighteen years. Along with new material from late member Phife Dawg, it includes appearances from Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, and more.
An all-ages album celebrating the music and inexhaustible creativity of David Bowie. Each of the diverse group of participating artists recorded a new interpretation of a favorite Bowie song, with the aim of sharing his legacy and message of inclusion with a new generation of listeners.
The Moonlights is an inspired collaboration between songwriters Rachel Loshak and Dog on Fleas' Dean Jones. Their whimsical, evocative lyrics convey the wonder and appreciation for the natural world, often with a little humor.