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New music for December 2017

Written by · Published Nov 30, 2017

Jeff Lynne's ELO, The Rolling Stones

U2 - Songs of Experience

The 14th studio album by U2 is a companion piece to their last album, Songs of Innocence. Songs of Experience is based on a collection of letters written by frontman Bono to people and places closest to his heart.

Van Morrison - Versatile

A mere three months after his last album, Roll with the Punches, Van Morrison returns with some new material. While Roll with the Punches was made up of blues standards mixed with new songs, Versatile comprises jazz standards and mew songs. There are interpretations of songs by Gershwin and Cole Porter and a song featuring Sir James Galway.

Jools Holland & José Feliciano - As You See Me Now

This came out in mid November, but it is well worth a mention. It includes covers of a wide range of artists including Stevie Wonder, Lead Belly and Percy Mayfield, as well as new versions of José Feliciano’s international hits such as Let’s Find Each Other Tonight and One More Drink and a ska makeover of festive favourite Feliz Navidad.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO - Wembley or Bust

Wembley or Bust is a recording of a concert by Jeff Lynne’s version of ELO at Wembley in July 2017. There are also songs from Lynne’s time with The Move and The Traveling Wilburys.

The Rolling Stones - On Air

A collection of BBC recordings from the 1960s which offer a unique insight into the formative days of The Rolling Stones. As well as the usual classics, you can hear some blues, R&B and even country from long forgotten shows such as Saturday Club and The Joe Loss Pop Show.

Brandon King

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