Saturday, August 23, 2008


Lest you think that the only type of music we put on the shelves is rock, I would like to mention a few of the other new CDs we've added to the collection this week.
The High Kings are apparently the hottest thing since sliced Irish soda bread. Produced by the same group that brought you Celtic Woman, this 4-man band sings traditional Irish ballads and folk songs. No 'Danny Boy', but this disc does have 'The Rocky Road to Dublin'. If you liked Celtic Woman, you'll like these guys.
Lady Antebellum is the eponymous debut CD by a country-music trio that has been generating quite a bit of buzz in the last couple of years. Featuring strong vocals and a great country-rock sound, this is a very listenable album from a band to watch.
For anyone who wants to listen to a really beautiful voice, try Romantic Arias by Jonas Kaufmann. This German tenor performs pieces from La Boheme, Carmen, Tosca, Faust, Rigoletto and La Traviata. This is an album not just for opera fans, but for anyone who has enjoyed Andrea Bocelli or The Three Tenors.
Intricate guitar music is the draw on Air on a G String. David Russll performs pieces by Bach, Couperin, Saint-Luc, and Weiss with a beautiful, precise style. Every note is distinct, yet light, and the overall effect is very nice. The perfect album for rainy fall days when you are curled up with a good book and a cup of coffee.
Laura Story, the woman who wrote the gospel hit "Indescribable" for Chris Tomlin in 2004, has her debut album on the shelf: Great God Who Saves. A collection of hopeful inspirational songs sung in Story's soft, beautiful voice. She also includes her own version of "Indescribable" here, as well as some other nice ballads.

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