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Jun 3, 2011, 12:06:14 PM6/3/11
The Library CD Shelf

When Harry Tries to Marry
108 Pics
c/o Flipswitch (publicity)
PO Box 2207, Bloomington, IN 47404-2207

When Harry Tries to Marry: The Motion Picture Soundtrack captures the
unique blend of upbeat Hollywood and Bollywood blockbuster enthusiasm
that characterized the romantic movie following Harry, an Indian-
American seeking happiness (and trying to avoid heartbreak) through an
arranged marriage. The excitement, uncertainty, pits and valleys of
Harry's journey make for an extraordinary musical journey, in this
energetic and lively album. Highly recommended. The tracks are "Love
is Everywhere" (3:33), "She's the Latest One" (3:48), "Aao Naache
Gaaye" (5:38), "Setting Sun" (4:23), "It's Coming Back" (3:36), "Dulhe
Raja" (4:13), "Hot as Hell" (1:51), "Garden of Eden" (4:02), "It's in
the Way" (2:28), "You Were Mine" (2:58), "There's Something about
Harry" (2:10), "Bhang Chadi" (4:07), "Chasing Sleep" (4:00), "Pull Me
Up" (4:38), "Shake That Thang" (3:37), "Live a Little" (3:57), "Settle
for Me" (3:52), "Blame it on the Night" (2:44), "Desperately" (3:09),
and "Score Theme" (2:48).

Songs to the Earth
Annette Cantor
Source Being Productions
c/o The Creative Service Company (publicity)
4360 Emerald Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
No ISBN $12.89

Annette Cantor blends musical and spiritual traditions in Songs to the
Earth, an album celebrating the beauty, divinity, and sacred aspects
of nature. Elements of Gregorian chants, a consummate cello
performance, and wooden flute and percussion rhythms from Native
American tradition form a reverent whole in this excellent album for
meditation, contemplation, or simply relieving stress. Highly
recommended. The tracks are "Gaia Dreaming" (10:03), "Water
Blessing" (8:31), "To the Great Mother of Compassion" (5:09), "Ave
Generosa" (7:53), "Healing Prayer" (9:12), "Forest Meditation" (8:19),
and "In Gratitude" (8:28).

Joy of the Journey
Jimmy Eugene
Whiss Records, LLC
c/o Bozeman Media (publicity)

Jimmy Eugene's fifth album, Joy of the Journey, coincides with the
release of his first book "On the Journey Back" which chronicles his
life from his days as a teen runaway to his career as an oral surgeon
and work as a recording artist. He discovered the joy of music after a
near-fatal car crash that forced him to be confined to his bed for a
month; since then, inspiration has led him to create over five hundred
songs. Joy of the Journey is a musical tour through memories, and an
emotional tribute to the people who have aided Jimmy Eugene the most
along his amazing life journey, and perfect to listen to while reading
"On the Journey Back". The tracks are "Baby Boomers", "Friday Nights",
"Image of a Man", "Sweet Memories", "Lost In Your Touch", "Time Sure
Looks Good On You", "Stay In Your Own Backyard", "Dad's Gift", "Eyes
Can and Do Lie", "Joy of Life", "Tear Stained Letter", and "Since I
Met You Girl".

Men of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Mack Wilberg, Conductor
Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
50 E. North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
c/o Leigh Dethman (publicity)

Men of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Orchestra at Temple Square is a
trailblazing audio CD recording that combines men's choral singing
with the inspirational musical style that has earned the Mormon
Tabernacle Choir renown. Passionate praise for God resounds in this
extraordinary anthology of popular songs, spirituals, folk, and church
hymns. Men of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is enthusiastically
recommended for anyone who loves to listen to expertly performed men's
chorus music. The tracks are "We Have Met to Worship" (3:41),
"Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy" (5:21), "The Morning
Trumpet" (2:34), "Fight the Good Fight with All Thy Might" (1:45),
"Evening (Aftonen)" (3:44), "Land-Sighting (Landkjenning)" (5:53),
"Dance a Cachuca, Fandago, Bolero (Finale from The
Gondoliers)" (2:36), "Alleluia" (6:06), "Pilgrims' Chorus from
Tannhauser" (3:50), "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)" (3:52), "Hush,
Little Baby" (4:38), "You Raise Me Up" (4:37), "Beautiful
Savior" (3:59), "There Is a Balm in Gilead" (4:41), and "He's Got the
Whole World in His Hands" (4:50).

Jacob and Matthew Band
World Library Publications
3708 River Road, Suite 400
Franklin Park, IL 60131-2158

Trust is the latest album from the dedicated and pious men of Jacob
and Matthew Band, encapsulating devotion to God and the lifelong
service of ministry in its harmonious offerings. Jacob and Matthew
Band reaches out to teenagers and adults alike in this outpouring of
faith, love, and heartfelt spirituality. Highly recommended. The
tracks are "All I Need" (6:17), "Take This Life" (3:44), "Come
Alive" (3:50), "Stumble" (3:45), "Desire" (4:12), and "People, Wake
up!" (5:57).

Songs of Innocence & Experience
Lisa Howard
Ghost Light Records
c/o Miller Wright & Associates, Inc. (publicity)
1650 Broadway, Suite 1210, New York, NY 10019

Songs of Innocence & Experience: The Music of William Finn has world-
class theatrical performer Lisa Howard perform some of the finest
songs by Tony Award-winning composer William Finn. Music Director
Vadim Feichtner leads a 14-piece band as well as backup vocalists to
support Lisa Howard's crystal clear voice as she brings to life
emotionally moving songs about the trials and tribulations of
parenthood, family, love, and the ever-onward march of time. A joy to
listen to and share, Songs of Innocence and Experience is also highly
recommended as a beautiful Mother's Day gift. The tracks are "Listen
To The Best", "Trina's Song/I Have Found", "I Don't Know Why I Love
You" (duet with Derrick Baskin), "Sailing", "Bad Boy", "How To Make
Delicious Chocolate Pudding", "When The Earth Stopped Turning", "Hold
My Baby Back", "Father To Son/That's Enough For Me", "Infinite Joy",
and "Song of Innocence and Experience".

La Cherga
Asphalt Tango Records
c/o Flipswitch (publicity)
PO Box 2207, Bloomington, IN 47404-2207

Revolve is the latest album by La Cherga, an Austria-based, pan-Balkan
band founded a former Croatian punk musician and dub DJ. Elements of
funk, rock, and soul fuse in music that captures the spirit of
Sarajevo - people and land whose spirit continue to shine despite the
toll of a decade of war. Brimming with vigor and the drive to conserve
the core traditions of a culture as well as the yearning to blaze a
fresh creative trail, Revolve is an excellent addition to
international music shelves and highly recommended. The tracks are
"Melaha" (4:47), "Sufi Dub" (4:22), "Resolve & Evolve" (3:30),
"One" (3:47), "Votka Dot Kom" (4:17), "Vi" (4:09), "Afgan" (4:43),
"Make a Change" (4:00), "Last Temptation" (3:41), "Rise Up" (3:25),
and "Voda" (4:37).

Youssou Ndour
Rock Paper Scissors (publicity)
511 West 4th Street, Suite 2, Bloomington, IN 47404

Dakar-Kingston is a pan-African album by reggae musician and citizen's
activist Youssou N'Dour. N'Dour calls for unity, stressing that what
Africans have in common is far more important than their differences.
The compelling rhythms and call-to-action lyrics of Dakar-Kingston
make it an unforgettable, motivating listening experience, highly
recommended. The tracks are "Marley", "Medina", "Joker", "Bololene",
"Bamba", "Black Woman", "Survie", "Africa Dreams Again", "Diarr
Diarr", "Don't Walk Away", Bagn Len", "Leteuma", "Pitch Me", and
"Redemption Song". 58 min. 43 sec.

New Life
Paul Cardall
Shadow Mountain Records
Box 30178, Salt Lake City, Utah 84130-0178

Expert pianist Paul Cardall presents New Life, an album reflecting
upon another's sacrifice that allows him to survive - for Cardall was
born with a congenital heart disease, and after a lifetime of heart
operations and a year-long wait for a transplant, he has received
another man's heart. New Life is a profound expression of gratitude
and admiration, as well as a glimpse into the eternal quest for
spiritual enlightenment. The tracks are "The Traveler", "Letting Go",
"Delayed", "Life and Death", "Gracie's Theme", "Journey Within", "Sign
of Affection", "Restless Hope", "Coming Home", "Father in Heaven",
"Sweet Is The Work", "New Life", "Gratitude", and "Come Thou Fount". A
bonus DVD also offers Cardall's first live performance since receiving
his transplant. Also published by Shadow Mountain Records is the
highly recommended spiritual album "We Believe: Songs for Youth
2011" ($16.44) by Christian performer Jenny Phillips, a moving album
of Sabbath-appropriate music to be enjoyed by youth, parents, and

Canyon Records Productions
3131 West Clarendon Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85017 1-800-268-1141

Three new releases from Canyon Records uphold their standing as a
premier source for albums of authentic Native American music.
Performed by the Porcupine Singers, "Lakota Classics: Past and
Present, Vol. 1" ($15.75, 51 min. 18 sec.) is a superb rendition of
Lakota cultural melodies ranging from memorial music to songs for
princesses to a theme in honor of World War II veterans. Grammy-
nominated singer Kevin Yazzie presents "Love: Songs of the Native
American Church" ($15.76, 64 min. 24 sec.), an album rich in reverence
for the divine as well as promoting the greatness of harmony between
family, friends, and community. "Handprints of Our People" ($13.80, 67
min. 20 sec.) is performed by Aaron White (Navajo/Ute) and Anthony
Wakeman (Pottawatomi/Lakota) and reaches out to connect with the
vibrant core of life itself. The thoughtful melodies reflect on the
eternal quest for growth, change, and balance in this profound and
emotionally moving audio journey. All three are highly recommended as
choice picks for Native American music collections.


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