1. Peace Trail (CD) ~ Neil Young
Peace Trail features all new songs that Young wrote since the release of his album EARTH, this past June. This new album is primarily acoustic and reflects an intimate, sparse approach to each of the ten songs within:
“Neil Young matches the fire in his belly to the poetry from his pen for one of the most gripping outings of his long career. This riveting collection, a spare acoustic-electric hybrid, seethes with righteous indignation over a plethora of social and political injustices, but also soothes with deeply felt empathy for those on the receiving end of iniquity." -- Los Angeles Times / Randy Lewis
Peace Trail was recorded at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-la Studios and features Young on vocals and guitar, Jim Keltner on drums, and Paul Bushnell on bass. It was produced by Young and John Hanlon, mixed by John Hanlon.
2. The Storm [2 CD][Deluxe Edition] ~ Tech N9ne
Eleventh studio album from the iconic Kansas City MC on his Strange Music label. The Storm is broken into three separate sections and takes listeners on a journey through the different sides of Tech's personality. Lead single 'Erbody But Me' (feat. Bizzy and Krizz Kaliko) is included in the 'Kingdom' section of the project, which focuses on Tech N9ne's narcissistic side. 'I Get It Now' is one of the songs from the 'Clown Town' portion of the album, which finds the prolific rapper at his darkest. The semi-autobiographical 'What If It Was Me' is part of the 'G.Zone' section of the album that showcases Tech N9ne's gangster side.
'I wanted to give a gift to you, my fans, and show you that I care about all of you, together,' Tech N9ne says. 'To give you a song off of each level of this wonderful album. I hope you enjoy the songs as much as I do.'
This LIMITED EDITION Deluxe Edition 2CD set contains 17 tracks from the standard album PLUS nine additional Tech N9ne tracks PLUS six brand new tracks from other Strange Music artists. Also included on pack is a Strange Music jeweled charm pendant.
3. From Broadway With Love-Benefit Concert for Orland (CD) ~ Various
Two CD edition. From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Orlando features song, dance and special appearances from some of the biggest names on Broadway including Darren Criss (Glee), Chita Rivera (two-time Tony Award winner), Norbert Leo Butz (two-time Tony Award winner), Kelli O'Hara (Tony Award winner), Jessie Mueller (Tony Award winner, currently in Waitress), Wilson Cruz (My So Called Life), Brian Stokes Mitchell (Tony Award winner), Carmen Cusack (Bright Star), Andrea McArdle (original Annie), Lilla Crawford (Into the Woods), Priscilla Lopez (Tony Award winner), Lillias White (Tony Award winner), Liz Callaway (Miss Saigon), Josh Henry (Shuffle Along), Keala Settle (Waitress), Anika Larsen (recently seen in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Justin Sargent (Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark), Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia!), LaRue Howard, Michelle Lindahl, Justin Lore, Ménage, VarieTease and the Orlando Voices United Choir, as well as SiriusXM Broadway hosts Seth Rudetsky and Christine Pedi. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, who will donate their performance as one of the sponsors for the evening accompany the performers. Michael J. Moritz (Tony Award nominee) serves as Music Director. Recorded and filmed live at the Disney Theatre at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Net proceeds raised from the performance (royalties and artist fees waived) by From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Orlando will be donated equally between the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, Hope and Help Center of Central Florida and Zebra Coalition.
4. In The Next Life (CD) ~ Maria Taylor
Maria Taylor is a singer-songwriter from Birmingham, AL, residing in Los Angeles, CA. In the Next Life, is her 6th solo effort, and her first release on her own label, Flower Moon Records (flowermoonrecords.com). She is also a member of the duo Azure Ray (Saddle Creek Records) with Orenda Fink. Taylor has previously played or collaborated with Bright Eyes, Moby, Michael Stipe of R.E.M. and more. Appearances on In the Next Life include: Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Joshua Radin, Nik Freitas (Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band), Macey Taylor (Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Jenny Lewis, AA Bondy), Jake Bellows (Neva Dinova), Louis Schefano (Remy Zero, Suspicious Light), Morgan Nagler (Whispertown), and Tiffany Osborn. In the Next Life is limited to 1000 copies on cream vinyl.