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New Music: Joni Mitchell, DSO, Juice WRLD, Tesla and more...

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

Posted: Friday, March 8, 2019

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Checking out this week's new music releases...

Album of the Week: It's always a good day when there's Joni Mitchell music to hear. Health issues have rendered Mitchell herself unable to perform it, but a star-studded group of friends and admirers -- from ex-boyfriend Graham Nash to recent Grammy Award winner Brandi Carlile and many points in-between (James Taylor, Kris Kristofferson, Diana Krall, Emmylou Harris, Seal, Rufus Wainwright and more) -- gathered in Los Angeles last November for a joyous tribute concert captured on "Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration" (Decca).

Album Title of the Week: Leo Bud Welch, "The Angels in Heaven Done Signed My Name" (Easy Eye);

New & Noteworthy: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, "American Classics" (Naxos); Dido, "Still On My Mind" (BMG); Foals, "Everything Not Saved Will be Lost -- Part 1" (Warner Bros.); Patty Griffin, "Patty Griffin" (PGM/Thirty Tigers); Juice WRLD, "Death Race For Love" (Grade A/Interscope); Maren Morris, "GIRL" (Columbia Nashville); Amanda Palmer, "There Will Be No Intermission" (Cooking Vinyl); Tesla, "Shock" (UMe); Weezer, "Weezer (Teal Album)" (Crush/Atlantic);

Also Out: Clara Baker, "Things To Burn" (self-released); Buckcherry, "Warpaint" (RED/Century Media); Chatam County Line, "Sharing the Covers" (Yep Roc); The Coathangers, "The Devil You Know" (Suicide Squeeze); Edwyn Collins, "Badbea" (AED); Flight of the Conchords, "Live in London" (Sup Pop); David Gray, "Gold in a Brass Age" (IHT); Helado Negro, "This is How You Smile" (RVNG); Indoor Pets, "Be Content" (Wichita); If I Was King, "Slow Century" (Coastal Town); Jane Kramer, "Valley of the Bones" (self-released); Meat Puppets, "Dusty Notes" (Megaforce); James Morrison, "You're Stronger Than You Know" (Stanley Park); Nichkun, "ME" (jYP/Son); Steve Poltz, "Shine On" (Red House); Melissa Ruth, "Meteor" (Both Ears); Taylor Scott Band, "All We Have" (self-released); Glenn Shorrock, "Glenn Shorrock Sings Little River Band: The Hits Live in Studio" (Golden Robot); Nick Waterhouse, "Nick Waterhouse" (Innovative Leisure); The Wild Reeds, "Cheers" (Dualtone)

From The Vaults: Dennis Coffey, "Live at Baker's" (Omnivore); Ton Petty & the Heartbreakers, "The Best of Everything" (Geffen/UMe); Whitesnake, "Slide It In: The Ultimate Special Edition" (Rhino)

Soundtracks: "Captain Marvel" (Disney)

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