More albums you may like
With a laugh and a giggle, a jump and a clap, take your baby on a musical romp through all the little sounds and gestures that melt your heart.
- Play Time
- Follow Me
- Hide And Seek
- I’m A Pirate
- Can You Do A Silly Walk?
- I’m An Astronaut In A Rocket Ship
- In My Cubby House
After almost two years since the release of her successful self-titled EP, Caitlyn Shadbolt has worked hard to create a new album that truly shows her growth and commitment to the craft. ‘Songs On My Sleeve’, Caitlyn’s exciting debut album, will be released May 26th via ABC/ Universal Music.Songs On My Sleeve is a personal album for Caitlyn Shadbolt, who spent time in her hometown, Sydney, Nashville and Bali penning the songs. Produced with Andrew Cochrane (Veronicas), it’s an album of love, friends and relationship breakups, but ultimately delivers some very positive messages.Featured in the list of album credits are some of the world’s most gifted and awarded songsmiths such as hip hop / R&B, Grammy award winning producer, M-Phazes (Eminem, Daniel Johns and Eskimo Joe); renowned producer John Alaiga (John Mayer, Jason Mraz and Ben Folds Five); country star, Brooke McClymont (The McClymonts); and ex-pat Aussies Kylie Sackley and Phil Barton who between them have had hit songs recorded by the likes of US superstars Alan Jackson, Leann Rimes and Lee Brice.Plus, signing on for a powerful duet is Reece Mastin who, apart from winning X Factor in 2011, has had number 1 singles and a double platinum, self-titled album.Songs On My Sleeve is set to surprise and delight and will herald the arrival of this talented songstress in Australia and abroad. Watch this space, Caitlyn Shadbolt is a rising star in the truest sense!
ABC Music is releasing a 2CD compilation celebrating the most popular, most loved and the most played Blues & Roots tracks of the past year. Featuring huge hits and festival favourites both locally and abroad, this compilation pays homage to respected stalwarts as well as embracing the new generation of Blues & Roots music.Featuring Kaleo, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, City and Colour, Michael Kiwanuka, The Waifs, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Dan Sultan, Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Taasha Coates and many more stellar Blue & Roots artists.Track Listing:CD 1:1. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Parlor2. The Record Company – Off The Ground3. Dan Sultan – Magnetic4. St. Paul & The Broken Bones – All I Ever Wonder5. Hollie Smith – Water Or Gold6. Matt Andersen – Honest Man7. Ash Grunwald – Hammer8. Son Little – All Wet9. Elli Schoen – Mumma10. Dustin Tebbutt – Wooden Heart11. William Crighton – Hope Recovery (Talking To God)12. The Stray Birds – Shining In The Distance13. The Wilson Pickers – Pulled Apart By Horses14. Halfway – Bret Canham’s Leather Jacket15. Timberwolf – Washed Out16. Billy Bragg & Joe Henry – Hobo’s Lullaby17. Esmé Patterson – Yours And Mine18. Jeff Lang – Fugitive GhostsCD 2:1. River Whyless – All Day All Night2. Kaleo – Way Down We Go3. Max Jury – Numb4. Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate (UK Radio Edit)5. Turin Brakes – Save You6. City and Colour – Peaceful Road7. Andrew Phelan – Young Hearts (Live)8. Josh Pyke & Sydney Symphony Orchestra – The Summer9. The Waifs – Ironbark10. Winterbourne – To Get To Know You11. Busby Marou – Getaway Car12. Tami Neilson – Holy Moses13. Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Mercy Lord14. Taasha Coates – High Times15. Pierce Brothers – Overdose16. Raised By Eagles – Shape & Line17. All Our Exes Live In Texas – Boundary Road
Melbourne’s Raised By Eagles comprises Luke Sinclair (guitar/harmonica/vocals), Nick O’Mara (guitar/lap steel/mandolin/vocals), Luke Richardson (bass/backing vocals) and Johnny Gibson (drums, percussion, backing vocals). The band’s self-titled debut, released in 2013 quickly alerted people in the know to sit up and take notice, while their second release, 2015’s Diamond In The Bloodstream confirmed beyond doubt the fact that RBE were indeed a very special band. Beautifully crafted and evocative lyrics, a strong sense of identity in the story-telling, combined with first-class players and a deft and knowing touch had critics unanimously singing the band’s praises. Taking out ‘Best Country Album’ and ’Best Emerging Artist’ at the Age Music Victoria Awards (2015) RBE went on to be the showcase artist at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville the same year. 2016 saw them playing almost every available festival including Queenscliff, Port Fairy, Dashville and many more. 2017 promises to further broaden Raised By Eagles’ horizons.I MUST BE SOMEWHERE was recorded in 3 months at Shane O’ Mara’s Yikesville studio in Yarraville, with the album’s opening track and first single Shape & Line getting plenty of airplay, ‘Shape & Line’ reflects an excitingly bigger, more electrified sound and gives the band’s many admirers a long-awaited taste of something new.Raised By Eagles is a band of integrity and a generosity of spirit. A band that remains unaffected by the smoke and mirrors of music in the post-modern era, and encapsulates the art of storytelling at it’s heartfelt finest…
“You will hear music created on the brink of cataclysm, proclaiming as it does with such intensity the survival of art and beauty in a hostile world. Any new recording of music from the short-lived Weimar Republic deserves our rapt attention, and now the world-renowned Australian baritone, Peter Coleman-Wright, offers a thrilling selection from this repertoire.”– Barry Humphries, in his introduction to Ballads of the Pleasant Life.Distinguished baritone Peter Coleman-Wright steps off the world’s opera stages to present a rare recording of music close to his heart: the remarkable songs written as the Weimar Republic descended into Nazism in the 1920 and ‘30s, by composers at home in Germany and Austria who were then forced to flee into exile. These songs capture the spirit of the times: defiant, soulful and searching, but also capable of moments of exuberant joy and hope.The music of Kurt Weill sits at the heart of the album. We meet Weill’s infamous creation Mack the Knife, who first saw the light of day in 1920s Berlin and soon became a smash hit. A prominent Jew, Weill fled Germany in 1933. In America, he found his new musical home in the theatre, collaborating with lyricists Ira Gershwin and Maxwell Anderson, including his hilarious catalogue of Russian composers “Tschaikowsky” and the timeless ode “There’ll Be Love, Life and Laughter”.For Weill’s generation, music was the language of protest. Austrians Hanns Eisler and Alexander von Zemlinsky wrote popular songs from the perspective of the downtrodden: the miners, the cotton packers and many more besides.Amidst all this, there were flashes of humour, and the desire to take the rare joys of life by both hands. The album closes with a series of love songs, often sentimental, always heartfelt: film composer Robert Stolz’ praise for the beauties of life’s autumn years; Arnold Schoenberg’s elegy to the exquisite agony of separation; and Franz Schreker’s melancholy tribute to transient love.Peter Coleman-Wright is regarded as one of the world’s leading baritones, with a stellar career in the world’s leading concert halls including Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Met in New York and the Sydney Opera House; he finds the perfect foil for this music in the Sydney-based Nexas Quartet. The arrangements of these songs for baritone and saxophone quartet, created especially for this album, reflect a combination that would have been familiar to the clubs and bars where much of this music was first performed.Peter Coleman-Wright baritoneNexas QuartetBenjamin Burton piano
Guitarist Slava Grigoryan joins the Australian String Quartet in three world-premiere recordings, bringing dazzling contemporary voices to the guitar quintet genre first forged in the baroque period. Two of the quintets hail from Grigoryan’s well-established and genre-hopping guitar trio collaboration with Ralph Towner and Wolfgang Muthspiel; the other is penned by Australian Iain Grandage, one of the most original composers of the new generation.Ralph Towner is a celebrated jazz guitarist and his quintet, Migration, inspired by the wild nature of America’s Pacific Northwest, blends the melodic and harmonic language of jazz with a classical sense of development.Wolfgang Muthspiel also fuses two different musical genres, drawing on both “the subtleties of classical chamber music and the beauty of groove”. Described as an “interactive web of equal voices”, the work allows each instrument to shine in its own right.Australian composer, Iain Grandage, also traverses classical, jazz and popular styles in his work. His theatrical flair comes to the fore in this guitar quintet, contemplating the mind’s mystery and complexity in music of kaleidoscopic colour.Slava Grigoryan has developed an international reputation as a guitarist of rare virtuosity and versatility, performing on stages worldwide and cultivating collaborations with classical orchestras, jazz musicians and world artists, and most notably with his guitarist brother Leonard.The Australian String Quartet has for over 30 years dedicated itself to musical excellence with an Australian ‘accent’, reaching out from its home at the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music to audiences globally. The Quartet performs on a matched set of 18th-century Guadagnini instruments, on loan for the Quartet’s exclusive use through the generosity of Ulrike Klein and UKARIA.TRACKLISTINGRALPH TOWNER b.19401. MigrationWOLFGANG MUTHSPIEL b.1965 Flexible Sky 2. I. Introduction – One More for Igor 3. II. 4. III. Laws of Perspective 5. IV. IAIN GRANDAGE b.1970 Black Dogs 6. Prelude 7. I. Più mosso 8. II. Adagio – 9. III. Subito allegro 10. Postlude Slava Grigoryan guitarAustralian String QuartetDale Barltrop violin IFrancesca Hiew violin IIStephen King violaSharon Grigoryan cello
How would Bach’s beloved Cello Suites have sounded to their original audience? And how can we recreate that experience, centuries later?In his debut album for ABC Classics, Italian-born cello virtuoso Umberto Clerici brings together a rich history of music for solo cello – from the Italian baroque to Bach’s Suites, and onwards to contemporary masterpieces – to re-discover the rich combination of traditions, eras and sounds that characterise Bach’s works.Clerici’s two ‘Suites Cubed’ keep the structure of Bach’s original Suites: a series of dances, introduced by a free-form Prelude. Bach’s music forms the backbone of these new Suites, with some of the dances represented by other compositions, creating a musical world of both diversity and synthesis.The first Suite Cubed begins with the euphoric Prelude from Bach’s Sixth Suite, before returning to the earliest surviving work for solo cello, written in 1687 by Italian composer Giovanni Battista degli Antonii. Elsewhere Giovanni Sollima’s atmospheric Alone – a true masterwork of the contemporary repertoire – leads to the folk-inspired dances of Spaniard Gaspar Cassadó; and the courtly Langsam of Paul Hindemith gives way to Bach’s elegant Bourrées.The result is a revelatory experience: a journey through a kaleidoscope of musical colours, highlighting the range of Bach’s own music and celebrating the rich diversity of music for solo cello through the ages, brought together by Clerici’s superlative musicianshipUmberto Clerici is principal cellist of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and renowned as one of the most innovative musicians and educators of his generation. On this album he plays a 1722 Matteo Goffriller from Venice.
Ozomatli’s latest recording is an album of classic and contemporary Mexican hits reimagined with a Jamaican feel. Nonstop: Mexico → Jamaica, pays homage to the music that many of the band members grew up listening to, inspiring them to reconnect and reinterpret songs that defined their youth.Produced by drum & bass reggae legends, Sly & Robbie (Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Madonna, No Doubt) and featuring various high profile guest vocalists, the album reflects the bands multi-genre influences as well as their travels around the world.Originally conceived as a tribute to Mariachi and Norteño music, the band decided to expand the concept and include iconic and current artists and cover more eras. Pairing reggae, ska, rocksteady and dancehall rythm’s with a variety of Mexican musical genres spoke to the band’s desire to do something unique for its 20th anniversary. It was also critical to include songs written by artist that represent the vast diversity of Mexico’s population.With “NONSTOP: MEXICO → JAMAICA” Ozomatli continues creating music for entire families and communities. By recreating these classic Latin songs, Ozo redefines their meaning and reimagines their beauty for generations to come. As Ozomatli percussionist and MC, Justin Poree, puts it, “Anyone who is eight or 80 will recognize “Sabor a Mi” or “Besame Mucho.” The band has been sprinkling some of these songs into their recent live shows, and the crowds have not been able to hold back from coming together to sing along with “Como La Flor” or “Tragos Amargos.” These rhythmically and melodically rich songs bridge the generational gap, captivate all who listen, and beautifully mesh a variety of rich cultures.
“We’ve always been drawn to music with great melodies and interesting harmonic progressions. As guitarists we want to ‘sing’ as much as possible when playing.”Globally renowned for their superlative musicianship, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan have decided to get personal for their latest album. Performing arrangements made by their father Edward, the brothers have chosen songs that are particularly close to their heart, and as well as a few new discoveries – including timeless songs by Tchaikovsky (Chanson Triste, None But the Lonely Heart), Rachmaninoff (Vocalise), Elgar (Chanson de Nuit, Chanson de Matin), Bach, Ponce, Fauré and others.The Grigoryan Brothers, individually and as a duo, are counted amongst the finest musicians of their generation. Between them, they have clocked up an incredible 21 ARIA Award nominations and their recording and performing careers – and popularity – continue to flourish.Slava recently broke the record for the longest stretch at number one in the Classical Charts for an Australian artist, when his latest solo album Bach Cello Suites Volume I spent 13 weeks at the top.Reflecting on their musical relationship with their father, Slava and Leonard comment: “He has developed a unique style of writing and arranging for two guitars – always democratic, extraordinarily detailed and with complete awareness of what we as individual players can, and cannot do. We’re so lucky to have this inspiring collaborator and mentor working as prolifically as he does!”During their careers, the Grigoryans have developed a reputation for enthralling audiences with the sheer energy of their performances, and the breadth of their repertoire – from classical to jazz and world music. In addition to a global touring schedule, their collaborations at home include performances with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and baritone José Carbó, and in 2017 they will support Grammy Award-winning Canadian singer k.d. lang’s Ingenue Redux tour.
This massive compilation features standout tracks from across the three decades Rage has been on air. Songs that have resonated with fans and artists covering all genres, ages, genders and nationalities; it’s the definitive Rage collection!The rainy nights staying in, the drunken stumbles home, the house party-starter, the soundtrack to morning muesli – Rage means something different to everyone. The late-night television mainstay has entertained generations of Australians, providing a musical education and a window into a world of colour and artistry that is sometimes poetic, sometimes plastic, often raunchy but always fascinating.As a collection, these songs cross the divide between pop, indie and experimental; Aussie and abroad and legendary to one-hit wonder. What binds these songs, however, are their power to conjure a moment in time, elevated in our memories by their accompanying visuals.Consider the depictions of suburban and outback life in “Streets of Your Town” and “My Island Home”, songs that are as etched into this nation as the earth itself. Off-beat anthems like “Laid”, or “Detachable Penis”, with its equally off-beat clip directed by Richard Kern, were surely helped along by their videos. And let’s not forget Kylie’s infamous gold hotpants that had us all “Spinning Around”.More recently, many artists like Sia, Tame Impala and Vance Joy are opting for anonymity by not appearing in their videos, allowing the visuals to take a life of their own. As directors enjoy the spoils of increasingly sophisticated video techniques, the results push the format of the music video in exciting new directions. Is Tropical‘s “Dancing Anymore” or “Gosh” by Jamie xx simply could not have been made any earlier than they were.Dancing across three discs that capture each decade of Rage’s thirty years on television, these songs will make you sing along, cringe along, and relive fashions that, depending on your persuasion, are either fondly remembered or best forgotten. Looking forward, we’re also proud to celebrate some of the current artists creating memories for our future selves.Long may the music live on, and may the RAGE forever be maintained, too!Track Listing:CD 1: 1987-19961. M/A/R/R/S – Pump Up The Volume2. Warumpi Band – My Island Home3. The Go-Betweens – Streets Of Your Town4. Cocteau Twins – Carolyn’s Fingers5. Soul II Soul – Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)6. Kate Ceberano – Bedroom Eyes7. Faith No More – Epic8. Euphoria – Love You Right9. Yothu Yindi – Treaty10. The Clouds – Hieronymus11. King Missile – Detachable Penis12. James – Laid13. Frente! – Bizarre Love Triangle14. Pulp – Disco 200015. Christine Anu – Party16. Spiderbait – Calypso17. OMC – How Bizarre18. Nada Surf – PopularCD 2: 1997-20061. Smoke City – Underwater Love2. Natalie Imbruglia – Torn3. TISM – Whatareya?4. Hole – Malibu5. The Mavis’s – Cry6. Josh Abrahams & Amiel Daemion – Addicted To Bass7. Bomfunk MC’s – Freestyler8. Korn – Freak On A Leash9. Len – Steal My Sunshine10. Madison Avenue – Don’t Call Me Baby11. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Got Your Money (feat. Kelis)12. Kylie Minogue – Spinning Around13. Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At14. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Murder On The Dancefloor15. Gerling – Dust Me Selecta16. Missy Elliott – Get Ur Freak On17. Junior Senior – Move Your Feet18. Britney Spears – Toxic19. OutKast – Prototype20. Wolfmother – WomanCD 3: 2007-20161. The Presets – My People2. PNAU – Wild Strawberries3. MGMT – Electric Feel4. Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars5. El Guincho – Bombay6. Hot Chip – I Feel Better7. Janelle Monáe – Tightrope8. St. Vincent – Cruel9. Grimes – Oblivion10. Vance Joy – Riptide11. Is Tropical – Dancing Anymore12. Beach House – Wishes13. Kirin J Callinan – Landslide14. Movement – Ivory15. Sia – Chandelier16. Girl Band – Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?17. Tame Impala – Let It Happen18. Jamie xx – Gosh
Music of rapture and beauty, from the rugged hills and cosy firesides of Scotland, Ireland and Wales: Celtic Swoon is the ultimate celebration of ancient serenity.Some of the very first Swoons to captivate Australia over 20 years ago were from the Celtic tradition; on this album they join new Swoons as intimacy rubs shoulders with grandeur. Be embraced by the rich sound of the full orchestra in Danny Boy, and relish the tender majesty of the choir in My Heart’s in the Highlands and Rutter’s Deep Peace. Then marvel at the sheer beauty of the Scottish fiddle tradition, and join the harp, cello and accordion as they spin stunning melodies.Released for the very first time on this album, baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes sings the beloved tunes Raglan Road and Loch Lomond. Alongside original folk tunes, we feature stunning arrangements by Benjamin Britten, Percy Grainger and others; and the tradition is brought up to date with the ethereal choral music of James MacMillan and Michael Nyman’s Gloomy Winter, imbuing ancient sounds with the timbres of today.For decades, Swoon has touched the lives of millions of Australians with moments of musical bliss. Featuring over two hours of music, Celtic Swoon presents a tartan-clad parcel of rapture that will make your world stand still.TracklistingCD11 Mary Scott, the Flower of Yarrow2 A New Song3 Rorate4 Bushes and Briars5 Suo Gân6 Annie Laurie7 The Last Rose of Summer8 Raglan Road9 Loch Lomond10 Ye Banks and Braes11 The Night Gently Waits12 My Heart’s in the Highlands13 The Cradle Song14 The Connacht Mother’s Slumber Song15 Irish Tune from County Derry (Danny Boy)16 The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) CD21 O Waly, Waly2 The Salley Gardens3 Ca’ the Yowes4 Unst Bridal March5 Scots Song6 A Child’s Prayer7 A Gaelic Blessing8 Wild Mountain Thyme9 Deep Peace10 Bovaglie’s Plaid11 The Harp That Once Thro’ Tara’s Halls12 Danny Boy13 Skye Boat Song14 Gloomy Winter15 As He Moved Through the Fair16 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Passionate and powerful, bold and beautiful: the music of Russia is as vast as the land itself.This collection showcases the most popular masterworks and hidden treasures from a rich musical heritage, and accompanies ABC Classic FM’s focus on Russian music over the 2017 Easter weekend.