Friday New Releases – November 16th

Wow! Another HUGE week of releases. There are a ton I am interested in and some I have bought already or will be very, very soon.  There is a wide range of artists covering Rock, Metal, Country, R&B, Pop, Showtunes, Christian, Alternative, Hip Hop and many more.  There has to be something you will be digging.  If not, let me know and let me if there is.  I love to know what people are in to and whether or not I am missing out on anything good.  My choices are highlighted in Blue.  Have a great weekend!!

  • 516Ip89wAfL._SS500  Needtobreathe – Acoustic Live, Vol. 1 – (Atlantic Records):  If you read my site, you know this is one of my favorite bands so it is no wonder this tops the list.  The vinyl is on order and I hope I get it on release day, but doubt it since it is from the NTB webstore and not Amazon.  Oh well!  The album is a collection of acoustic tracks from their acoustic tour last year.  All classic NTB tracks and these guys are fantastic live, so high expectations.

  • 51Gk2XlnhfL._AC_US436_QL65_  Chris Cornell – Chris Cornell (Deluxe) – (Universal Music):  This set looks S.W.E.E.T.!!  An extensive greatest hits compilation of his  Soundgarden, Audioslave and Solo work among some rare treats as well.  This is another must have in the physical form.  It is on the Christmas list and if I don’t get it, I will immediately buy on Amazon Christmas Day.

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Friday New Releases – October 20th

October is flying by and there are a bunch of new ones available this week…even Christmas albums if you are so inclined.  There are some brand new bands, some old favorites and some fabulous reissues/deluxe editions.  My choices are highlighted in Blue.  Let me know which ones you are interested in with a comment below.  Thanks and have a great weekend.

  • 61tzU2GB7VL._AC_US160_  Sons of Apollo – Pyschotic Symphony – (Inside Out Music):  Another supergroup and another one featuring Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy.  If you liked in The Winery Dogs, this is not the Winery Dogs.  This is a much heavier band with Jeff Scott Soto on lead vocals rather than Richie Kotzen.  Also on the record is Bumblefoot on guitar and Derek Sherinian that make this a massive group with a massive sound.  Can’t wait to dive into this one.

  • 51TQWYRXviL._AC_US218_  Europe – Walk the Earth – (Silver Lining Music):  Europe is still putting out quality albums after 35+ years in the business.  The took most of the 90’s off, but came roar back in the 2000’s and have been non-stop ever since.  I have held off from listening to anything on this one yet as I want to take it in all at once.

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My Sunday Song – “Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)” by Casting Crowns

For My Sunday Song #27, my wife has chosen “Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)” by Casting Crowns. Now over to my wife and let her explain why she chose this song.

“Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)” is a song performed and composed by the Christian band Casting Crowns from their 2009 album Until the Whole World Hears. While the band composed the music, the lyrics come from the hymn “One Day”, written in 190 by John Wilbur Chapman, and Michael Bleecker at The village Church in Flower Mound, Texas, set the song’s verse melody.

It was a beautiful day and I had just left the mall and was headed home to meet my girls at the bus stop. I can vividly remember the skies being so blue that day.  There wasn’t a cloud to be found and what should have been a somewhat chilly day turned out to be a gorgeous warm one. I recall thinking, “I sure wish everyday could be as nice as this one” and then realized I had better get my thinking back on the road because I was completely zoning out on the beautiful day! Not a good thing when you are behind the wheel.

When you are driving along and it is gorgeous out, what do you need to go with that? Music, right! Loud music! I turned on my radio and then hit the button in my car called “Jukebox” which allows me to store songs there that I like. The song “Glorious Day” came on and at first it was just a song but by the time it got to the second chorus, I was nearly in tears and could literally feel Jesus’ presence in my car. I was rocking out to “Glorious Day” with Jesus! How awesome!!! I don’t know what happened that day but it is a day I will never forget as I drove down Abbotts Bridge Road in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Do you have a song that just gets you like this every time you hear it? I have a few other songs that are not Christian based songs that do this.  I’ll leave you with a quote from Jimi Hendrix, “Music is a safe kind of high.”             

“Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)”

One day when Heaven was filled with His praises
One day when sin was as black as could be
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin
Dwelt among men, my example is He
Word became flesh and the light shined among us
His glory revealed

[Chorus:]
Living, He loved me
Dying, He saved me
Buried, He carried my sins far away
Rising, He justified freely forever
One day He’s coming
Oh glorious day, oh glorious day

One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain
One day they nailed Him to die on a tree
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected
Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He
Hands that healed nations, stretched out on a tree
And took the nails for me

[Chorus]

One day the grave could conceal Him no longer
One day the stone rolled away from the door
Then He arose, over death He had conquered
Now He’s ascended, my Lord evermore
Death could not hold Him, the grave could not keep Him
From rising again

[Chorus]

One day the trumpet will sound for His coming
One day the skies with His glories will shine
Wonderful day, my Beloved One, bringing
My Savior, Jesus, is mine

[Chorus]

Glorious day, Oh, Glorious day

Written by John Wilbur Chapman, Mark Hall & Michael Bleecker

Friday New Releases – September 16th

It is yet another Friday and another long list of new releases.  However, this week does not hold a lot that I am interested in giving a listen.  Hopefully there is something of interest to you so let me know what you like.

The albums I am interested in listening to are highlighted in Blue as usual.

  • 511kMAOso4L._AC_US200_  Usher – Hard II Love – (RCA):  Usher always has some great songs and I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us on this release.  He is the essence of cool, but this album cover is not the most attractive cover I have seen.

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