Easy Star All-Stars, Amandla, Phish

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The dark side of reggae from Easy Star; Melbourne's melancholy trio The Dirty Three; A Beatley record by John Cunningham; Not suitable for radio: Kathleen Edwards; Anti-apartheid songs saved in Amandla; A Talking Heads tribute from Phish

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Easy Star All-Stars, Amandla, Phish

Dub Side of the Moon

Breathe

  • Artist: Easy Star All-Stars
  • Album: Dub Side of the Moon
  • Song: Breathe

This is a reggae version of the legendary Pink Floyd album Dark Side of the Moon, produced by the Easy Star All-Stars.

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  • Album: Dub Side of the Moon
  • Artist: Easy Star All-Stars
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She Has No Strings Apollo

Long Way To Go With No Punch

  • Artist: Dirty Three
  • Album: She Has No Strings Apollo
  • Song: Long Way To Go With No Punch

From Australia, The Dirty Three craft melancholy instrumentals with drums, guitar and violin.

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  • Album: She Has No Strings Apollo
  • Artist: Dirty Three
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Happy-Go-Unlucky

Way To Go

  • Artist: John Cunningham
  • Album: Happy-Go-Unlucky
  • Song: Way To Go

Britain's John Cunningham has been popular in Europe for years, but this gloomy Beatley recording is his first major US release.

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Failer

One More Song the Radio Won't Like

  • Artist: Kathleen Edwards
  • Album: Failer
  • Song: One More Song the Radio Won't Like

If you like Lucinda Williams, you'll enjoy Canada's 24 year-old singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards.

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  • Album: Failer
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Amandla!

Nkosi Sikelei / Sobashiya Abazale

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Album: Amandla!
  • Song: Nkosi Sikelei / Sobashiya Abazale

From the soundtrack of the upcoming documentary Amandla!, resistance songs against South African apartheid.

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Live Phish, Vol. 15

The Great Curve

  • Artist: Phish
  • Album: Live Phish, Vol. 15
  • Song: The Great Curve

Phish have a reputation for covering entire albums at live shows every Halloween. This recording of a Talking Heads song is from a 1996 performance in Atlanta.

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