Lurrie Bell, Karp/Foley, Train, Our Lady Peace, Vandross Rarities Collection Among April 17, 2012 New CDs

New Music Tuesday includes new music from a National Treasure and one of my favorite lyricists...
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New Music Tuesday - New CD Releases - April 17, 2012 Train (band), Lurrie Bell, Peter Karp, Sue Foley, Luther Vandross, Our Lady Peace, Yanni

This is a week I've been waiting for, boys and girls, with some great new releases and I don't mean a live album from Yanni.

National Treasure Lurrie BellNational Treasure Lurrie Bell releases his first new album in far too long this week, The Devil Ain't Got No Music. The album features cameos from Joe Louis Walker and some other great Chicago blues talents but the album is perhaps as un-Chicago as anything he has ever released (but check out his guest work Eddie C. Campbell's recent album Spider Eating Preacher). It's a gospel-blues record, featuring mainly older hymns and spirituals and it is completely wonderful. John Taylor and I both love it, giving it the BlindedBySound equivalent of 2 Thumbs Up. You have to have this!

If it works once, give 'em what they want. Peter Karp and Sue Foley made a wonderful record together, He Said She Said. They toured that record together all over the world and have finished another collaborative album, Beyond The Crossroads. It may not be fair to say this is a sequel but a lot of things that went into the making of their HSSS. The idea of what comes next being called Beyond The Crossroads… sequel? Maybe. We'll get into that more on my review. I've actually gotten to listen to this a few times and I'll be talking more about it in the very near future. The point is, Peter Karp is one of my favorite lyricists and he and Sue are a fantastic team. You need to hear this record, too.

Our Lady Peace's Curve hits US stores and Luther Vandross' Hidden Gems is also out this week. I could care less about Train's California 37 but I won't make the effort to try. I'm sure it will sell a ton of copies. I merely hope they don't have a single that shows up on every TV commercial for the next six months.

Have a look at our massive list of releases and tell us what you're looking forward to.

  • 31 Knots - Talk Like Blood
  • Absolute Monarchs - 1
  • Aeges - The Bridge
  • Albert Bashor - Cotton Field Of Dreams
  • Aloha - Great Communicators, The
  • Alvin, Dave - Eleven Eleven Expanded
  • Architecture In Helsinki - Heart It Races
  • Battles - Dross Glop
  • Billy Cobham - Power Play
  • Black Spiders - Sons Of The North
  • Black Spiders - Volume (Cd+Dvd)
  • Blue Oyster Cult - The Essential Blue Oyster Cult (2 Cd Set
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - Marley - Original Soundtrack / [2 Cd]
  • Botti, Chris - Impressions
  • Bragg & Wilco, Billy - Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions (3
  • Braid - Movie Music Vol. One
  • Braid - Movie Music Vol. Two
  • Brooks & Dunn - The Essential Brooks & Dunn
  • Buzz Cason - Surf And Turf
  • Caspar Babypants - Hot Dog!
  • Clarice Assad - Home
  • Cleaners From Venus, The - The Cleaners From Venus Vol. 1
  • Cleary, Jon - Occapella!
  • Coles, Maya Jane - Maya Jane Coles Dj-Kicks
  • Cowboy Copas - Complete Hit Singles A's & B's
  • Cowboy Junkies - The Nomad Series
  • Donovan - The Essential Donovan
  • Dragonforce - The Power Within
  • Emily Grace Berry - Emily Grace Berry
  • Forecast, The - Everybody Left
  • Future - Pluto (Pa)
  • Future - Pluto (Edited Version)
  • Grinderman - Grinderman 2 Rmx
  • Guitar Mikey And The Real Thing - Out Of The Box
  • Hawk, Garrison With Sly & Robbie - Survive
  • Headlights - Kill Them With Kindness
  • Hiss Golden Messenger - Poor Moon
  • Horse Feathers - Cynic's New Year
  • Hutchinson, Eric - Moving Up Living Down
  • Ida - My Fair, My Dark Ep
  • Jack Johnson - Jack Johnson & Friends: Best Of Kokua Festival
  • Jackson, Alan - The Essential Alan Jackson
  • Jazz Soul Seven - Impressions Of Curtis Mayfield
  • Jd Mcpherson - Signs & Signifiers
  • Joan Of Arc - The Intelligent Design Of Joan Of Arc
  • John Moore Rock And Roll Trio - Roll Your Activator Vol 1
  • Joplin, Janis - The Pearl Sessions
  • K'jon - Moving On
  • Karp, Peter And Sue Foley - Beyond The Crossroads
  • Lampanelli, Lisa - Equal Opportunity Offender:The Best Of L
  • Lewis, Ramsey - Funky Serenity/Salongo (2Xcd)
  • Licht, Daniel - Silent Hill: Book Of Memories
  • Lightships - Electric Cable
  • Little Richard - Here's Little Richard / [Remastered]
  • Little Willie John - Complete Hit Singles A's & B's
  • Lushlife - Plateau Vision
  • Maps & Atlases - Beware And Be Grateful
  • Mates Of State - Our Constant Concern
  • Medicine - Shot Forth Self Living
  • Medicine - The Buried Life
  • Minor Empire - Second Nature
  • Moonface - With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery
  • Mraz, Jason - Love Is A Four Letter Word
  • Neon Trees - Picture Show
  • Of Montreal - An Eludian Instance
  • Olley, Chris - A Streetcar Named Disaster
  • Our Lady Peace - Curve
  • Paisley, Doug - Golden Embers
  • Pastor George Lee Iii & Fortress Fire - I Have No Doubt
  • Phantom Blues Band - Inside Out
  • Philippe Baden Powell - Piano Masters Series, Vol. 2
  • Pinetop Perkins - Heaven
  • Porras, Jon - Black Mesa
  • Primal Rock Rebellion - Awoken Broken
  • Radio Moscow - 3 And 3 Quarters
  • Rainer Maria - Anyone In Love With You (Already Knows)
  • Rebecca Pidgeon - Slingshot
  • Ruby Fray - Pith
  • Seeger, Pete - The Complete Bowdoin College Concert, 19
  • Sixo - Free Floating Rationales
  • Soundtrack - Coriolanus (Ilan Eshkeri) / [2 Cd]
  • Soundtrack - Treme
  • String Driven Thing - Live On The Foxtrot Tour (40Th Anniversary)
  • Susanna & The Roomates - 16 Reasons And More (30 Doo Wop And Teen Pop Selections)
  • Swv - I Missed Us
  • Taylor, Ebo - Appia Kwa Bridge
  • Terry Robb - Muddyvishnu
  • Tiersen, Yann - Skyline
  • Tomat - 01-06 June
  • Tommy Mccoy - Late In The Lonely Night
  • Toure, Sidi - Koima
  • Train - California 37
  • Treasa Levasseur - Broad
  • Vandross, Luther - Hidden Gems
  • Various Artists - Sun 60Th Anniversary (2Cd)
  • Various Artists - Best Of Perception & Today Records (2Xcd)
  • Various Artists - Future Disco Volume 5: Downtown Express
  • Various Artists - All Time Greatest Blues Songs / [3 Cd]
  • Various Artists - Ragga Ragga Ragga 2012 / [Cd/Dvd Combo]
  • Wainwright, Loudon Iii - Older Than My Old Man Now
  • Wave Pictures, The - Long Black Cars
  • We Are Serenades - Criminal Heaven
  • Weird Dreams - Choreography
  • Williams Iii, Hank - Long Gone Daddy
  • Williams, Dar - In The Time Of Gods
  • Xbxrx - Sixth In Sixes
  • Yanni - Yanni - Live At El Morro, Puerto Rico (J
  • Yanni - Yanni - Live At El Morro, Puerto Rico(Di
  • Yanni - Truth Of Touch (Cd/Dvd)
  • Yanni - Truth Of Touch