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  • In conjunction with Wilco's 20th anniversary comes What’s Your 20: Essential Tracks 1994–2014, a two-disc compilation of essential tracks culled from the band’s previously released studio recordings. The collection gathers songs from Wilco’s eight studio albums plus two songs from Mermaid Avenue, the collection of Woody Guthrie–penned tunes set to music by Wilco and Billy Bragg.

  • In conjunction with Wilco's 20th anniversary comes Alpha Mike Foxtrot, a four-disc box set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band’s extensive audio archives, plus 64 pages of liner notes, including track-by-track recollections from Jeff Tweedy, notes by band members Nels Cline and John Stirratt, and dozens of archival and never-before-seen photos chronicling all phases of the band’s career. Pre-orders include an instant download of “A Magazine Called Sunset,” which Tweedy calls “a mysterious omission from an official recorded output and a real attempt at complete pop music.”

  • In conjunction with Wilco's 20th anniversary comes Alpha Mike Foxtrot, a four-LP box set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band’s extensive audio archives, plus 64 pages of liner notes, including track-by-track recollections from Jeff Tweedy, notes by band members Nels Cline and John Stirratt, and dozens of archival and never-before-seen photos chronicling all phases of the band’s career. Pre-orders include an instant download of “A Magazine Called Sunset,” which Tweedy calls “a mysterious omission from an official recorded output and a real attempt at complete pop music.”

  • The recordings made by Abelardo Barroso with Orquesta Sensación in Havana during the 1950s represent one of the pinnacles of the golden age of Cuban music. On Cha Cha Cha, World Circuit, the label behind Buena Vista Social Club, releases a re-mastered selection of 14 of their most irresistible recordings from one of Cuba's all-time great singers. Pre-orders include an instant download of the album track "La Hija de Juan Simón."

  • In conjunction with Wilco's 20th anniversary comes What’s Your 20: Essential Tracks 1994–2014, a two-disc compilation of essential tracks culled from the band’s previously released studio recordings. The collection gathers songs from Wilco’s eight studio albums plus two songs from Mermaid Avenue, the collection of Woody Guthrie–penned tunes set to music by Wilco and Billy Bragg.

  • City Folk, the sophomore album from James Farm—saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland—features 10 original tunes reflecting the members' many influences. "While their acoustic instrumentation, virtuosity, and improvisational brio scream jazz, their music displays influences from all over the map, including classical, rock, ambient, and electronica," says the Boston Globe. "The quartet grooves fiercely." Pre-orders include an instant download of the opening track, "Two Steps," written by Penman.

  • Lily-O, an album of reimagined folk songs by singer/fiddler/banjoist/guitarist Sam Amidon, was produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson and features jazz guitarist/composer Bill Frisell, a longtime hero of Amidon's, along with Amidon’s other frequent collaborators, bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Chris Vatalaro."Oh my, what joyous noise," exclaims fRoots. "As well as being master craftsmen," Amidon and his fellow musicians "create atmosphere—cinematic, mesmeric and groove-rich."

  • Steve Reich’s album Radio Rewrite features the first recording of the 2012 title piece, which references two songs by Radiohead and is performed by Alarm Will Sound led by Alan Pierson; Electric Counterpoint (1987), performed by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood; and Piano Counterpoint, a 2011 transcription by Vincent Corver of Reich’s 1973 Six Pianos performed by pianist Vicky Chow, a member of Bang on a Can All-Stars. The Philadelphia Inquirer calls the latter two works "models of Reichian precision" and the title piece "one of his most tuneful works." The Observer calls it "instantly accessible, instantly enjoyable." 

  • Nico Muhly’s opera, Two Boys was recorded live during the Metropolitan Opera’s 2013 production with conductor David Robertson and director Bartlett Sher. The opera, featuring a libretto by award-winning playwright Craig Lucas, is loosely based on true events and follows a lonely detective whose investigation of a seemingly simple crime draws her into a complex web of online intrigue. Alice Coote sings the role of Detective Inspector Anne Strawson and Paul Appleby sings Brian, the 16-year-old boy at the center of her investigations. The New Yorker praised Two Boys as a “bighearted, fearless work.”

  • Bass & Mandolin, the second recording collaboration by bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile, features ten original compositions by the two artists, who have been performing together sporadically for more than a decade and made their recording debut as a duo with 2008’s Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile. Meyer also plays piano on the album and Thile plays guitar. 

  • Robert Plant’s label debut, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar was produced by Plant and features 11 new recordings, nine of which are original songs he wrote with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters. "It’s really a celebratory record," says Plant, "powerful, gritty, African, Trance meets Zep." Q calls it "his best solo album yet … a beautifully moving, soul-stirring, bravely genre-blurring album." 

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