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Orpheus and Eurydice transplanted to the Depression-era South with songs by Anaïs Mitchell
How a Scottish lowland song became a tune now recognised around the world
The pace is slow, but the songs aren’t somnolent as the singer calmly negotiates themes of violence, love and religion
The latest occasional album of unreconstructed rock and roll and R&B by the veteran LA boho is his best to date
The London band return with a better crafted, more ambitious set of songs
A belated second shipping of sea-shanties and pirate songs
A host of artists have recorded festive tunes, deliberately hokey or genuinely heart-warming, raucous or tender
This week’s new film releases reviewed: ‘Seven Psychopaths’, ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’, ‘Celeste and Jesse Forever’, ‘The Oranges’, ‘You Will Be My Son’ and ‘I, Anna’
A covers album drawing mainly on jazz and vaudeville from the 1920s and ‘30s is a trip down memory lane
Music lovers are celebrating Record Store Day by dusting off their original 78s
From Justin Tooth, London, UK
Actress-singer Charlotte Gainsbourg talks about her father Serge, the brain injury that inspired her music and working with director Lars von Trier
The artist’s first studio album in seven years brings together different strands of his performing persona
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