Easy Star All-Stars, Amandla, Phish : All Songs Considered 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 and more.

Easy Star All-Stars, Amandla, Phish

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

Breathe

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

Easy Star All-Stars, Amandla, Phish

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Long Way To Go With No Punch

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

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Way To Go

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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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One More Song the Radio Won't Like

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

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Nkosi Sikelei / Sobashiya Abazale

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

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The Great Curve

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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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