Shirley and Dolly Collins, The Waterboys plus our recent picks...
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These albums are all set for release on July 28, 2008:
SHIRLEY & DOLLY COLLINS – THE HARVEST YEARS – 5* Remastered recordings dust off the crowning glories of English folk’s Indian summer. Includes a Q&A with Shirley Collins…
THE BASEBALL PROJECT – VOLUME ONE: FROZEN ROPES AND DYING QUAILS – 4* REM’s Scott McCaughey and ex-Dream Syndicate leader Steve Wynn team up for garage rock ‘supergroup’ album
THE WATERBOYS – ROOM TO ROAM: COLLECTOR’S EDITION – 3* Mike Scott runs away with the raggle-taggle gypsies. Now on two CDs. Originally issued in 1990.
THE WEEK THAT WAS – THE WEEK THAT WAS – 4* Dense, dazzling concept pop from Field Music man Peter Brewis.
Plus here are some of UNCUT’s recommended new releases from the past month – check out these albums if you haven’t already:
CONOR OBERST – CONOR OBERST – 4* The Bright Eyes mainman strips away the bombast for a rare solo album
CAROLE KING – TAPESTRY – 4* Low-key, high impact pop; Reissued over two discs with live versions
RANDY NEWMAN – HARPS & ANGELS – 4* Newman is back with a blinding album after almost a decade.
ENDLESS BOOGIE – FOCUS LEVEL – 4* Grizzled music biz dudes boogie. Endlessly. And the album’s great!
SHE & HIM – VOLUME ONE – 3* Promising debut album from Zooey Deschanel and M Ward; the latest Indie/Hollywood hook-up
PRIMAL SCREAM – BEAUTIFUL FUTURE – 3* “It’s too blunt, messy and reverent to be up there with their best, but you hope that it also serves a secondary function: to clear the decks for one last magnificent tilt at rock deification on album number ten,” says Uncut’s Sam Richards. Check out the review here. Then let us know what you think of Gillespie’s latest.
WALTER BECKER – CIRCUS MONEY – 4* First in 14 years from the other Steely Dan man
U2 – REISSUES – BOY / OCTOBER / WAR – 2*/ 2*/ 3* Passion, and politics: the early years, remastered, with extras
THE HOLD STEADY – STAY POSITIVE – 5* Elliptical, euphoric and “staggeringly good” says Allan Jones, plus a Q&A with Craig Finn
MICAH P HINSON AND THE RED EMPIRE ORCHESTRA
– 4* Select fourth outing from dolorous US twentysomething
BECK – MODERN GUILT – 4* New label, old sound: Danger Mouse helms dreamy psych-pop on his 10th album
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