New Music Tuesday: North Mississippi Allstars, Marley, George Michael, Phish, Marcus Miller & More

New Music Tuesday for Feb. 1, 2011
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The total number of titles this week is down – a lot -- but there are interesting titles among them so let's take a look:

North Mississippi Allstars
Keys To The Kingdom

It's been awhile since we've heard from the 'stars, what with Luther Dickinson spending the last few years working with The Black Crowes. Since they convened, their father Jim passed away. Jim Dickinson was a heavyweight in the music world and crossed paths with other heavyweights and legends. That sense of loss reportedly makes its presence felt on this collection of new music.

Bob Marley & The Wailers
Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pa, September 23, 1980

How's this for historical significance, kids? This release is the great Bob Marley's final performance. You think Marley fans that don't have this in bootleg form might be at all interested in owning this? It's being offered in multiple packages, multiple discs, vinyl LPs, etc., so keep an eye out for those.

George Michael
(Deluxe Edition)

I know what you're thinking and we better make sure we're all on the same page. I never owned this and I'm not buying it now, but if you're my age you remember this album for one of a multitude of reasons and this deluxe set captures a few of them. For instance, there's a DVD included with this and the two videos that helped cause such a stir are both on there. You have the "scandalous," uncut "I Want Your Sex" video. The video was censored to go into MTV's heavy rotation, the song was banned by some stations, and others wouldn't play it until late at night. You also have the video for the title track, which featured young George shakin' his moneymaker in front of a jukebox. This record sold a shitload of copies and it has been remastered, expanded to include B-sides and remixes, and of course now includes that DVD.

Marcus Miller
A Night In Monte Carlo

I was first introduced to bassist/producer Marcus Miller through his collaboration with David Sanborn. He was the first player I heard pop that bass in that thick, funky way. I know he didn't invent it but it's always something I'll associate with him. I've listened to a smattering of his songs and records over the years and remains an intriguing musical spirit. This album is taken from a 2008 performance in Monte Carlo. He was commissioned to play the show and this includes symphonic arrangements/backing and a variety of styles throughout the setlist.

Acid Mothers Temple/Stearica - Split
Arabrot - Revenge
Billie Holiday - Forever Lady Day
Blood Command - Ghostclocks
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pa, September 23, 1980
Bobby Long - A Winter Tale
Caceres, David - David Caceres
David Lowery - The Palace Guards
Franklin, Aretha - Aretha Sings The Great American Songbook
Gong - At Montserrat
Hot Club Of Cowtown - What Makes Bob Holler
Kilbey, Steve & Martin Kennedy - White Magic
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Songs From A Zulu Farm
Lazarus Ad - Black Rivers Flow
Marcus Miller - A Night In Monte Carlo
Matisyahu - Live At Stubbs. Vol. II
Michael, George - Faith (Deluxe)
Midnite - Treasure
New Model Army - Anthology
North Mississippi Allstars - Keys To The Kingdom
Paul Hardcastle - Desire
Philthy Rich - Trip'n 4 Life
Phish - Live Phish: 8/13/10 Verizon Wir
Phish - Live Phish: 8/6/10 Greek Theatr
Phish - Live Phish: 8/7/10 Greek Theatr
Pushking - The World As We Love It
Red - Until We Have Faces
Seefeel - Seefeel
Soundtrack - Sanctum (David Hirschfelder)
Spokes - Everyone I Ever Met
Stewart, Rod - The Best Of... The Great American Songbook
The Janedear Girls - Janedear Girls, The
The Rippingtons - Côte D'azur
Todd Snider - Todd Snider Live: The Storyteller
Various - I Love Bachata 2011
Various - Wow Gospel 2011
Various Artists - The Sound Healing Collection
Various Artists - Generation Bass Presents: Transnational Dubstep
Various Artists - Hidden Beach Valentines Vol. 1: Love, Passion & Other Emotions
Wiggles, The - Let's Eat