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The Listening Room: Shania Twain, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Pearl Jam and more...

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017

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Album Of The Week: Country-pop diva Shania Twain returns with, “Now” (Mercury Nashville), her first new album in 15 years and first since her divorce from husband and creative partner Mutt Lange.

Album Title of the week: Kamasi Washington, “Harmony Of Difference” (Young Turks);

New & Noteworthy: Miley Cyrus, “Younger Now” (RCA); Michael Jackson, “Scream” (Epic/Legacy); Demi Lovato, “Tell Me You Love Me” (Island); Johnny Mathis, “...Sings The Great New American Songbook” (Columbia); Ronnie Montrose, “10X10” (Rhino); Pearl Jam, “Let’s Play Two” (Republic); Kamasi Washington, “Harmony Of Difference” (Young Turks); Lucinda Williams, “This Sweet Old World” (Highway 20).

Also Out: Action Skulls, “Angels Hear” (self-released); Benny Andersson, “Piano” (Deutsche Grammophon); Black Stone Cherry, “Back To Blues” (Mascot); Tamar Braxton, “Bluebird Of Happiness” (TamartianLand); Tina Campbell, “It’s Still Personal” (Gee Tree Creative); Celtic Thunder, “Inspirational” (Sony Legacy); Robert Cline Jr., “American Mojo” (Mockingbird); Deer Tick, “Vol. 1” and “Vol. 2” (Partisan); David Crosby, “Sky Trails” (BMG); Neil Finn, “Out Of Silence” (Lester); Home Free, “Timeless” (Columbia); Eileen Jewell, “Down Hearted Blues” (Signature Sounds); Matt Maher, “Echoes” (Provident); Linda Perhacs, “I’m A Harmony” (Omnivore); Primus, “The Desaturating Seven” (ATO); RSO (Richie Sambora + Orianthi), “Rise” (self-released); Kermit Ruffins/Irvin Mayfield, “A Beautiful World” (Basin Street); Cecile McLorin Salvant, “Dreams And Daggers” (Mack Avenue); Marvin Sapp, “Close” (RCA Inspiration); UFO, “The Salentino Cuts” (Cleopatra); Wolf Alice, “Visions Of Life” (RCA);

From The Vaults: David Bowie, “A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982)” (Rhino); Art Pepper, “Art Pepper Presents West Coast Sessions Vol. 5” and “Vol. 6” (Omnivore); The Rolling Stones, “From The Vault: Sticky Fingers Live At The Fonda Theatre 2015” (Eagle Rock);” Stone Temple Pilots, “Core: 25th Anniversary Edition” (Atlantic/Rhino)

Soundtracks: “AKIRA” (Milan); “Game Of Thrones: Music From The HBO Series, Season 7” (WaterTower); “SpongeBob SquarePants -- The New Musical” (Masterworks Broadway)

Holiday Albums: Herb Alpert, “The Christmas Wish” (Herb Alpert Presents);

New Music DVDs: David Gilmour, “Live at Pompeii” (Columbia)

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