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Youssou N’Dour, I BRING WHAT I LOVE (Nonesuch, $17.98) — Last fall, the Avalon showed the documentary, I Bring What I Love, about the recording of Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour’s album, Egypt, and the reactions and repercussions in his country. The album features all new recordings of music from throughout N’Dour’s career, as well as two new songs.

Patty Griffin, DOWNTOWN CHURCH (Credential Records, $17.98) — Singer and songwriter Patty Griffin explores the gospel realm in her new album. The New York Times had a good article on her love of the Staple Singers and the genesis of the album.

musicCharlotte Gainsboug, IRM (NEK, $13.99) — Actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg’s collaboration with Beck, who wrote and produced. Gainsbourg’s musical legacy was discussed last Sunday in the Times.

Corinne Bailey Rae, THE SEA (Captitol, $17.98) — Corinne is back after a long hiatus; see the profile.

Pat Metheny, ORCHESTRION (Nonesuch, $17.98) — Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny updates the days of the player piano by assembling a small band of specialized, up-to-date mechanized instruments to back him on his tunes.

Magnetic Fields, REALISM (Nonesuch, $16.98) — Stephin Merritt’s droll and deadpan songs are given bright, acoustic treatments on the Magnetic Fields’s “folk” album. Merritt and friends are coming to town next Thursday, Feb. 4 at Lisner Auditorium.


Singer and songwriter Kate McGarrigle, who died last week, came to prominence for co-writing (with her sister, Anna) “Heart Like a Wheel,” the title song on Linda Rondstadt’s 1974 smash album. The French Canadian sisters’ own album came out a few years later, showcasing their songs and sweet harmonies. Kate was also the matriarch of a strong musical family, the mother of Rufus and Martha Wainwright. The extended families did many concerts and albums together, such as 1998’s THE MCGARRIGLE HOUR (Hannibal, $16.98), featuring Loudon, Rufus, and Martha Wainwright, plus friends Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstadt, and many others.