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Rolling Stones; Claudia Quintet; Anna Netrebko; Tracey Thorn Music DVDs: The Harder They Come & Dusty Springfield
The Rolling Stones, EXILE ON MAIN STREET Deluxe Edition (Universal, 2 CDs, $29.98) – One of the Rolling Stones’ greatest works, recorded in Villefranche-sur-Mer and Los Angeles, and originally issued in 1972, gets the deluxe treatment. The album (with its Robert Frank cover) comes with a second CD which includes outtakes and alternate takes, as well as newly issued songs (some with newly written and sung lyrics) mixed from the Exiles sessions. Each night last week on Jimmy Fallon’s late night show, five acts (Green Day, Phish, Taj Mahal, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban) sang covers from Exile – and proved that you can’t beat the originals.
The Claudia Quintet, ROYAL TOAST (Cuneiform, $17.98) – One of my very favorite jazz groups is led by drummer and composer John Hollenbeck. His Claudia Quintet (comprised of reeds, accordion, vibes, bass and drums, with additional piano on this album) plays his intricate, witty and swinging tunes with unusual tonal colors. Monday’s New York Times had a review
Anna Netrebko, IN THE STILL OF NIGHT (DG, $24.98) – This is soprano Anna Netrebko’s live recital of songs by songs by Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky (with encores by Strauss and Dvořák), recorded last August in Salzburg, with Daniel Baremboim on piano.
Tracey Thorn, LOVE AND ITS OPPOSITE (Merge, $14.98) – A great album from a great voice of the 1980s: cool character studies on love, parenting, divorce, and life after. Sasha Frere-Jones wrote about Ms Thorn in the New Yorker.
THE HARDER THEY COME (Xenon, DVD & CD, $24.98; DVD only version, $13.98) – Director Perry Henzell’s 1974 film, The Harder They Come, and its soundtrack, certainly helped propel the sounds of Jamaican reggae, rock steady and ska into popular culture. The film featured Jimmy Cliff as a singer turned gunslinger, and was full of fantastic tunes: from “Sitting in Limbo,” “You Can Get It If You Really Want,” and the title tune, all sung by Cliff; “Rivers of Babylon” by the Melodians; “Johnny Too Bad” by the Slickers; “Pressure Drop” and “Sweet and Dandy” by the Maytals. The newly restored DVD comes in two versions: DVD only, and DVD with soundtrack CD. Enjoy.
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD: ONCE UPON A TIME: 1964-1969 (Voyage, DVD, $19.99) – Twenty complete performances from one of the great singers of the ’60s, including “You Don’t Have to Say You’re Sorry,” “The Look of Love,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and “Wishin; and Hopin’.”