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  • The first-ever vinyl edition of Kronos Quartet's Pieces of Africa features the acclaimed album on two 140-gram LPs. This “potent new brew of folk influences, Minimalism, and European forms by eight black, brown, and white African composers,” as Time described it, became a cross-cultural and commercial landmark: the first album to top both the classical and world music Billboard charts.

  • This first-ever vinyl edition of The Best of the Gipsy Kings features the popular collection on two 140-gram LPs. The initial success of this 18-track compilation, chronicling the first seven years of the group’s Nonesuch career, illustrated just how popular the Gipsy Kings had become: It held the top spot on the World Music charts for a full year.

  • September 23, 2016

    This third volume in the Randy Newman Songbook series, featuring solo recordings of songs from throughout Newman's five-decade career ("a peerless canon," says Uncut), includes 16 tunes, like "Short People," "Mama Told Me Not to Come," "I Love L.A.," and "You've Got a Friend in Me." The album was produced by Mitchell Froom and Newman's lifelong friend and colleague Lenny Waronker.

  • September 9, 2016

    Portuguese singer Mariza's album Mundo earned her the Songlines Best Artist of the Year award following its international release in 2015. The album features both new material and classics by Amália Rodrigues, Carlos Gardel, and more. "Mundo was an unalloyed triumph," says Songlines, "her artistry hitting dynamic new heights and her voice expressing every emotional nuance, whether singing a gentle and intimate lullaby for her young son or melodramatically letting rip on the high notes with the force of an operatic diva."

  • September 9, 2016

    Nearness, the first duo album from longtime friends and collaborators saxophonist Joshua Redman and pianist Brad Mehldau, was recorded live on tour in Europe in 2011. "The pair are so well matched," says BBC Music Magazine in a five-star review. "Both are extraordinary, scintillating improvisers bursting with energy, yet they have great ears for one another." Mojo says: "They create a special telepathic musical synergy in each other’s company."

  • Laurie Anderson's first feature film in 30 years, Heart of a Dog is a personal essay on joy and heartbreak and remembering and forgetting, at the heart of which is a lament for her late beloved dog Lolabelle. The New York Times calls it "dreamy, drifty, and altogether lovely." New York says it's "one of the most moving and provocative films you’ll see this year." The Times of London says it's "a work of mastery: thought-provoking, smart and incredibly moving." The soundtrack is the full audio recording of the film, including all music and spoken text; for this Italian-language version, it was dubbed into the Italian by Anderson herself.

  • September 2, 2016

    Brazilian samba singer Teresa Cristina's album and DVD Canta Cartola was recorded live in concert at Theatro Net in Rio de Janeiro with guitarist Carlinhos Sete Cordas. It captures their acoustic performance of songs by Brazil's beloved samba-ist Angenor de Oliveira ("Cartola"). "Canta Cartola feels fully embodied," says the New York Times, "as if Ms. Cristina had written the songs herself." Caetano Veloso exclaims: "Teresa develops every melody, every word, every second. It's magical."

  • Lianne La Havas gives a solo acoustic performance of the beloved Burt Bacharach / Hal David song "Say a Little Prayer," recorded live on tour in Belgium in 2016.

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