Archive for June 25th, 2009


‘New To Me’ Music

June 25, 2009

More fodder for my ears courtesy of the public library:

David Knopfler’s (2004) release “Ship of Dreams”. I knew that the original line-up of Dire Straits included brothers Mark and David Knopfler and that David had left the band after their first couple of releases. I had assumed that he chose another career path. Not so; he has released 10 albums in the years since and also done some soundtrack work. He has one more recent release and one in the works for release later this year. “Ship of Dreams” is a very listenable, well crafted suite of music that tops out at 70 minutes. Kudos David – you have a new fan. I found at times his voice is remarkably similar to his brother’s; on other songs it is equally distinct and different.

Ryan Adamsand the Cardinals (2008) “Cardinology”. It’s in the player now and I’m liking it a lot so far – no surprise.

Alejandro Escovedo (2008) “Real Animal” LINK I’m looking forward to getting into this one; I like his ‘creds’. Uber-producer Tony Visconti handles the soundboard.

Sinead O’Connor (2005) “Collaborations” Bound to be chuck full of interesting vocals and tasty sounds from a variety of bands.

Lenny Kravitz (2008) “It’s Time For a Love Revolution“. I’m definitely interested to hear what Lenny has been up to as I’ve sorta lost track of him in recent years. His career kicked off really strong but I haven’t heard a peep, y’know? I know from past releases that he always puts 100% into his work and craft. He deserves more airplay, he does.

Brian Wilson(2008) ” That Lucky Old Sun” Wilson’s follow-up to the award winning “Smile”. Expectations?? More of his singularly outstanding music with his lush, flawless production.

Oh yeah, some upstart no-namer Jersey boy by the name of Bruce Springsteen?? Ever heard of him?? This release is titled “The Seeger Sessions: We Shall Overcome”. I’ve heard this album before and wanted a fresh listen to it. Music written by or made popular by Pete Seeger.