1. Hot Product

    September 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello Elvis, Times Two The ever-prolific Elvis Costello drops two new albums this week: the rock-oriented "The Delivery Man" (Lost Highway) and the orchestral "Il Sogno" (Deutsche Grammophon). "The Delivery Man" was largely recorded at Sweet Tea Studios…

  2. Connected

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A hip-hop duo whose members did not meet until after its debut set was completed sounds like a recipe for disaster. A hip-hop duo whose members did not meet until after its debut set was completed sounds like a recipe for disaster. But it worked for the Foreign Exchange's aptly titled …

  3. Genius Loves Company

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ray Charles did it right for his swan song. He not only enlisted the duo support of a dozen top-drawer singers, but he recorded the sessions face to face, voice to voice. Ray Charles did it right for his swan song. He not only enlisted the duo support of a dozen top-drawer singers, but he…

  4. 'The O.C.' Rocks With Two New CDs

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Just before the hit Fox show "The O.C." kicks off its second season on Nov. 4, Warner Bros. will issue the next two volumes in the show's soundtrack series. Just before the hit Fox show "The O.C." kicks off its second season on Nov. 4, Warner Bros. will issue the next…

  5. Madonna Visiting Israel On Spiritual Quest

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is on her way to the Holy Land. The pop diva, a student of Jewish mysticism, is headed to Israel on a spiritual quest for the Jewish New Year, which begins at sundown today (Sept. 15). Madonna is on her way to the Holy Land. The pop diva, a student of Jewish mysticism, is headed to…

  6. Indie Acts Rock For 'Take Action' CD

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Taking Back Sunday, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, NOFX, Coheed & Cambria and Mastodon are among the acts contributing songs to the compilation "Take Action! Volume 4." Taking Back Sunday, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, NOFX, Coheed & Cambria and Mastodon are among the acts contributing songs…

  7. Reed, Walkmen Join Modest Mouse's 'Party'

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lou Reed, the Walkmen and the Eagles Of Death Metal have joined the lineup for the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, to be held Nov. 6-7 at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif. Lou Reed, the Walkmen and the Eagles Of Death Metal have joined the lineup for the All Tomorrow's Parties…

  8. Costello Heads To Memphis For Live DVD

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello will stage a pair of performances at an intimate Memphis club that will be the basis of the artist's first DVD release. Shortly before the release of his latest studio album , Elvis Costello will stage a pair of performances at an intimate Memphis club that will be the…

  9. Diam

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel's latest protÉgÉ, singer/ songwriter Daby TourÉ, makes his Real World debut with this affable album. Peter Gabriel's latest protégé, singer/ songwriter Daby Touré, makes his Real World debut with this affable album. Touré's music evokes modern and traditional…

  10. Lennon Reissues Take On 'Rock,' Acoustic'

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Capitol is prepping the release of a new John Lennon compilation of acoustic recordings and an expanded, remixed and remastered version of his 1975 covers album, "Rock'n'Roll." Capitol is prepping the release of a new John Lennon compilation of acoustic recordings and an…

  11. Hot Product

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A solo album from former Fleetwood Mac principal Christine McVie, “In the Meantime” (Koch). The first North American-released studio album from Matthew Sweet in five years, “Living Things” (Superdeformed/RCAM). The retail…

  12. Double DVD Commemorates 'Crossroads' Fest

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due Oct. 19 via Duck/Reprise/Warner Strategic Marketing, the release features footage of some of the greatest living guitarists. More than four hours of footage from Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival" will make up a two-disc DVD set of highlights from the June benefit…

  13. Amorosa

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans of Yo-Yo Ma's Obrigado Brazil recordings have already been introduced to Brazilian singer/guitarist Rosa Passos. Fans of Yo-Yo Ma's Obrigado Brazil recordings have already been introduced to Brazilian singer/guitarist Rosa Passos. Now, she makes her Sony Classical debut with a…

  14. Friends

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eric Bibb's recent recording projects have been superb, and with "Friends" he shows that he's more than willing to share the fun. Eric Bibb's recent recording projects have been superb, and with "Friends" he shows that he's more than willing to share…

  15. 'Extra' Sweet: McGrath To Co-Host TV Show

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mark McGrath is joining the ranks of syndicated TV entertainment newsmagazine "Extra." Mark McGrath is joining the ranks of syndicated TV entertainment newsmagazine "Extra." The Sugar Ray singer will co-host the daily show with Dayna Devon when its 11th season starts Sept.…

  16. Betzaida

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Betzaida, a native of Chicago with Puerto Rican and Mexican roots, shows much promise on her debut. Betzaida, a native of Chicago with Puerto Rican and Mexican roots, shows much promise on her debut. Although reminiscent of Jennifer Peña in sound and material (both were produced by Rudy Pérez…

  17. Sempre Libera

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Russian soprano Anna Netrebko is the belle of today's operatic ball, and she's certainly a classical artist with a lot of mainstream appeal. Russian soprano Anna Netrebko is the belle of today's operatic ball, and she's certainly a classical artist with a lot of mainstream…

  18. Epic Collects Screaming Trees' 'Songs'

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The later years of Seattle rock act Screaming Trees will be celebrated with the upcoming compilation "Ocean of Confusion: Songs of Screaming Trees 1989-1996." The later years of Seattle rock act Screaming Trees will be celebrated with the upcoming compilation "Ocean of…

  19. Shortlist Music Prize 'Longlist' Nominees

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The "longlist" of artists and their latest albums being considered for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize. Ten finalists for the award will be announced in late September; the Prize will be awarded duri Below is the "longlist" of artists, and their latest albums, being…

  20. Live at Max's Kansas City

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With this two-disc set, Rhino jazzes up a crude-sounding but historic document from the Velvet Underground's summer 1970 stand at Max's Kansas City in New York. With this two-disc set, Rhino jazzes up a crude-sounding but historic document from the Velvet Underground's summer…

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