The eccentric Swimming Pool Q's; Reinventing Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger; The Fallen Angel of Manchester's Elbow; Persian and Indian improvisations from Ghazal. Featured Artist: A Tribute to George Harrison.
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The Inner Light
- from Concert for George
- by Anoushka Shankar & Jeff Lynne
This is a version of George Harrison's "Inner Light" performed by long-time friend Jeff Lynne and Ravi Shankar's daughter, Anoushka Shankar, as performed live at a Harrison tribute concert.
Out of Nothing
- from Royal Academy of Reality
- by Swimming Pool Q's
This is the first new recording from the Swimming Pool Q's in 14 years -- a collection of 20 psychedelic/progressive rock tunes.
Time of the Preacher
- from The Red-Headed Stranger
- by Carla Bozulich
Carla Bozulich re-imagines Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger as a concept album -- cinematic and subtle.
- from Cast of Thousands
- by Elbow
Though critically acclaimed, Manchester's art pop group, Elbow were quickly dumped by two major labels -- Island and EMI -- before joining with independent Uglyman Records to release Asleep in the Back, the album that put them on the map. This is their follow-up, released in the US on V2 Records.
Ghazal is the Indian/Persian duo of Shujaat Husain Khan and Kayhan Kalhor. This is an excerpt from a live performance of improvisations based on classical themes.