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  • Andrea Bocelli - My Christmas

    Like any crossover star, Andrea Bocelli has his detractors, particularly opera purists who dismiss him for vocal deficiencies. But the Italian tenor is laughing all the way to the bank: his pop and light classical albums have sold more than 70 million cop...
  • The Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out

    Stones fans often rank this recording of the band’s two-night stand at Madison Square Garden in 1969 as the greatest live rock album of all time. Now remastered with extra unreleased tracks, performances by opening acts B.B. King and Ike & Tina Turner a...
  • Bruce Cockburn - Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws

    Rounding out the 1970s and completing a trilogy of acoustic jazz-folk albums that included In the Falling Dark and Further Adventures Of, Bruce Cockburn’s Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws stands as both an era-ending album and a cumulative release that ne...
  • Tom Waits - Glitter & Doom

    With his gruff voice and often dark musical accompaniment, this idiosyncratic American legend is certainly a master of doom of sorts. But Tom is also a dazzling performer, conjuring up a modern homage to vaudeville, carnivals and old-time minstrel ...
  • Il Divo - Live in Barcelona

    The Armani boys brigade is back with another collection of operatic-pop weepers, just in time for Christmas. Recorded on their worldwide tour of 81 cities and 32 countries, this CD-DVD package includes the handsome, multinational quartet’s typical...

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Paul McCartney & Wings - Wings Over America

2013 | Administrator | Tuesday, 4 June 2013

The year was 1976 and arena rock was in its heyday. Paul McCartney, who had not performed in North America since the Beatles’ last tour a decade earlier, took his...

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will.i.am - #willpower

2013 | Administrator | Sunday, 21 April 2013

The rapper born William Adams knows a thing or two about crafting megahits. As the frontman for Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am has won seven Grammys and sold 33 million albums....

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Charlotte Church - One & Two

2013 | Administrator | Thursday, 14 March 2013

Once a child star known for her covers of classical songs and operatic arias, Church dropped out to become a mother of two. Now the Welsh singer has returned as...

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Ron Sexsmith - Forever Endeavour

2013 | Administrator | Saturday, 2 February 2013

Ron’s “forever endeavour” is crafting the perfect album of melancholic pop. A consummate songsmith, he’s accomplished that lofty goal with this collection of bittersweet gems. Set to woodwinds, strings and...

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The Midway State - From Riches to Rags and Back Again

2012 | Administrator | Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Nathan Ferraro doesn’t seem the least bit bitter—which is surprising, given everything he’s been through. In fact, the affable, afro-haired frontman exudes all the serenity...

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The Sadies

2013 | Administrator | Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Dallas and Travis Good have worked with Neil Young, author Margaret Atwood, Randy Bachman, Buffy Sainte-Marie and actor Gordon Pinsent. But it was another Canadian...

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Kathleen Edwards is an Emotional Voyageur

2012 | Administrator | Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A lot can change in four years—especially in the music world. In 2008, when Kathleen Edwards released her album Asking for Flowers, the Ottawa native...

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Alex Cuba - A Magical Musical Blend

2012 | Administrator | Monday, 21 March 2011

  With his oversized Afro and razored sideburns, Alex Cuba cuts a cool figure, a cross between ’70s soul man and stylish rocker. It’s a...