Santana – Shape Shifter (2012)

Shape Shifter is Carlos Santana’s 36th album.The first release on Santana’s new label, Starfish Records, Shape Shifter is dedicated to Native American Indians and comprised of mostly original compositions.
The 13-track set is an instrumental work of art featuring tracks from the late 1990′s through to the present. Compositions Carlos Santana has been carefully stashing away for this long-anticipated instrumental project. The songs, whose sequence has been as carefully thought out as the selection of tracks for Shape Shifter, flow together in a way that is almost magical. And behind it all it the artistry and spirit that is Carlos’ guitar.Some of the tracks will seem familiar to audiences. Spark of the Divine for instance is often played on tour to introduce such fan favorites as Black Magic Woman. Carlos also covers Dom by Toure Kunda.Only one, Eres La Luz, features vocals. This track also highlights that irresistible and mysterious Latin groove that is, to so many fans, the essence of Santana.

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Willie Nelson – Heroes (2012)

Willie Nelson just announced that he’ll be dropping his highly anticipated ‘Heroes’ album May 15 with Legacy Recordings. The record will feature a variety of talents from within and beyond the country genre — names like Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Billy Joe Shaver, Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson.

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The Allman Brothers – Colour Collection (2007)

Tracks:

1. Ramblin Man 4:59
2. Pegasus 7:34
3. Midnight Rider 2:56
4. Revival 4:04
5. Melissa 3:56
6. Dont Want You No More 2:27
7. Its Not My Cross To Bear 4:53
8. Jessica 7:07
9. Statesboro Blues 4:15
10.Hoochie Coochie Man 4:59
11.Whipping Post 5:19
12.In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed 6:56
13.Blue Sky 5:14
14.Crazy Love 3:45
15.Southbound 5:11
16.Win Lose Or Draw 4:43

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J.J. Cale – Colour Collection (2007)

Tracks:

1. After Midnight 2:23
2. Magnolia 3:24
3. Crazy Mama 2:28
4. Call Me The Breeze 2:37
5. Lies 2:55
6. Cajun Moon 2:15
7. Rock And Roll Records 2:04
8. Cocaine 2:53
9. Hey Baby 3:16
10.Dont Cry Sister 2:11
11.Carry On 2:20
12.Mama Dont 3:50
13.Devil In Disguise 2:02
14.Downtown L.A. 2:27
15.Shanghaid 2:34
16.Change Your Mind 2:26
17.Lonesome Train 3:08

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Janis Joplin – The Pearl Sessions (2012)

Released in January 1971, three months after her October 1970 death, Pearl quickly became Janis Joplin’s definitive studio album, rising to #1 on the Billboard charts and staying there for nine weeks. Joplin ditched the horn section that somewhat muddied her Kozmic Blues project and, along with her new Full Tilt Boogie Band, cranked out a batch of bluesy rock nuggets that would ultimately define her distinctive vocal talents as more substantial and dynamic than just the caricature of a hard charging, heavy drinking, blues belting mama she had become. It has rightly assumed iconic status in her slim catalog of studio recordings.“The definitive two-disc edition of Janis Joplin’s farewell album…” boasts this new reissue’s press release. Of course the same thing was claimed about 2005’s Legacy Edition, also a two disc set that bolstered the original 10 song program with live and bonus material. This one presents newly found studio footage of not only Janis communicating with her producer (and as the liner notes suggest, budding love interest) and band members, but running through different takes, including demos, of half the songs before settling on the one we now consider classic.But the treasures come on the second disc which includes fly on the wall studio chatter and rawer takes of “Move Over,” “Get it While You Can,” “My Baby” and “Cry Baby.” A demo and alternate version of “Me and Bobby McGee” aren’t radically altered from what ended up as the final hit. Two live songs and the “Pearl” instrumental—previously released– fill out the rest of the disc’s 75 minutes. It’s all interesting, even fascinating to hear…once. But Janis Joplin was not the Beatles, Dylan or the Stones, artists whose creative process and outtakes would be of immense historical value. While Pearl is a terrific album and the height of Joplin’s studio career, it is not in a league with some of rock’s most genre defining work. How often anyone but the hardest core fanatic will return to this vault clearing ephemera is debatable.

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Drive-By Truckers – Gangstabilly (1998)

Gangstabilly, DBT’s debut, went largely overlooked. No mock-rock operas or anxious, insistent Southernism here — Gangstabilly keeps its charm by keeping it simple. Whereas post- “Pizza Deliverance”DBT tended to veer into weathered tailgate-party twang, Gangstabilly is a swamp of mushy drums, scraggly acoustics, and pedal-steel whimper — a catalog of trashy but telling details and broader yet personal pangs.

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