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Great Lake Swimmers - Ongiara

The Swimmers’ latest was partly recorded on the Toronto Islands. Tony Dekker and company traveled there by boat, the Ongiara, thus giving the album its name. Some songs are inspired by the Canadian outdoors, including the Neil Young-style “Your Rocky Spine” and the fiddle-fuelled “Put There by the Land.” Elsewhere, a hushed beauty descends over the album, assisted by the guest contributions of Sarah Harmer, Serena Ryder, Final Fantasy’s Owen Pallett and Blue Rodeo’s Bob Egan. Acoustic magic.Mar. 27 
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Seu Jorge - Live at Montreux

He’s best known as the guitar-strumming deckhand singing Portuguese renditions of David Bowie songs in The Life Aquatic (he also starred in City of God). But Brazil’s Jorge (pronounced SAY-oo ZHOR-zhee) capitalized on the exposure with 2005’s Cru, a charming collection of original compositions. This performance, also available on DVD, was recorded the same year and features many of Cru’s sun-baked classics, including the joyful “Te Queria” and “Mania de Peitao,” a wry, cautionary tale about breast implants. Mar. 27      
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Macy Gray - Big

The title fits: Gray stands nearly six foot tall in her stocking feet. But it could just as easily apply to what’s in store for the funky single mama. Gray’s latest gets songwriting and production assists from Justin Timberlake and Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am, while the Peas’ Fergie joins her on “Glad You’re Here” and Natalie Cole lends her pipes to “Finally Made Me Happy,” one of several kiss-off songs to Gray’s ex-husband. Make no mistake, the towering soul diva with the Betty Boop voice is back—with a vengeance. Mar. 27
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