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Shania Twain - Up!

Advance news about Twain’s latest feel-good project has been treated like precious state secrets. Although her record publicist admitted to having heard it, he was immediately subjected to complete memory erasure in the interests of security. As of press time, only “I’m Gonna Getcha Good,” the first single, had been made public. Judging from that and the video, in which new mother Shania zooms about on a motorcycle looking like Batgirl, the album promises more slick country-pop with her now patented, feminist-lite message.
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George Harrison - Brainwashed

he Quiet One was also the Spiritual Beatle. So it’s not surprising that this posthumous, rootsy album—his first collection of new material since 1987’s Cloud Nine —offers cautionary tales about moral decay and technological idiocy. Before he died last November, George toyed with the idea of calling the album Your Planet is Doomed, Vol. 1 and the actual title track finds him pleading, “God, god, god, won’t you lead us through this mess.” Completed by Harrison’s son Dhani and ex-ELO and Wilbury Jeff Lynne.
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Joni Mitchell - Travelogue: Live

On her recent Both Sides Now , Joni performed lush, orchestrated versions of jazz standards—and two of her own classics. Now, with this glorious two-disc set, Mitchell’s catalogue gets the symphonic treatment. Recorded again with the London Symphony Orchestra, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, the collection spans early songs like “The Dawntreader” and “Woodstock” to more recent numbers like “Sex Kills” and “Cherokee Louise.” A classy showcase for an incomparable body of work.
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