LUNA music essentials...

for the week of 25 NOVEMBER 2014...
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>Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers CD/2xLP (Modern Love)
Stott's new album is a largely analog variant of hi-tech production styles arcing from the dissonant to the sublime.
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>Bjork – Biophilia Live 2xCD+DVD/2xCD+Blu-ray (One Little Indian)
Biophilia Live is a concert film by Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland that captures the human element of Bjork's multi-disciplinary multimedia project: Biophilia. Recorded live at Bjork's show at London's Alexandra Palace in 2013, the film features Bjork and her band performing every song on Biophilia and more using a broad variety of instruments some digital, some traditional and some completely unclassifiable. The film premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival and has appeared at Festivals around the Globe since.
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>The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground CD/2xCD/6xCD (Polydor)
Digitally remastered edition of this highly influential album by the iconic New York band. Available in Regular, Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions. Deluxe double-CD edition includes the 11-track "Closet Mix" of the album. The 64-track, six-CD Super Deluxe package is housed in a case-bound book and features several different mixes including the remastered stereo mix by MGM house engineer Luis Pastor 'Val' Valentin, a set of 1969 recordings, many of which were previously unreleased, from the Record Plant in New York City that were supposed to be the band's fourth album, several of which ended up on Loaded and Reed's first two solo releases, and unreleased live recordings from The Matrix in 1969.
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>The Postal Service – Everything Will Change DVD+Blu-ray (Sub Pop)
Everything Will Change is a feature-length documentary concert film of The Postal Service's performance at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA during their 2013 reunion tour. A collaboration between Benjamin Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel), with Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis, The Postal Service released Give Up, their only album, in 2003. That record went on to sell over a million copies and most of the band's fans never had the chance to see them perform live. 86 minutes.
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>Cursive – The Ugly Organ [Reissue/2003] CD/2xLP+MP3 (Saddle Creek)
Cursive's classic 2003 album fully remastered along with eight bonus tracks from the era, including four tracks from the
8 Teeth To Eat You EP, never before on vinyl. Also includes new album cover, an extensive booklet containing photos from band's archive, original artwork drafts, handwritten lyrics, and new liner notes written by Kyle Ryan of The A.V. Club.
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>Flake Music – When You Land Here, Its Time To Return [Reissue/1997] CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Before James Mercer started the Shins, he was in a band called Flake Music. They formed in 1992 and released their only album,
When You Land Here, It's Time to Return, in 1997. Upon the album's release, Flake Music began touring largely due to support from Modest Mouse, amongst others.
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>Joni Mitchell - Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced 4xCD (Elektra)
This newly remastered career-spanning box set collects 53 tracks over four discs from her early Reprise label recordings through her later Geffen Records and back, personally chosen by Joni.
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>Soundgarden - Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path CD/3xCD (Geffen/UMe)
Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path is the first time an official Soundgarden release has included more than 26 years of rarities that have appeared as B-sides, album bonus tracks, EPs, soundtracks, compilations and live recordings, a must for any fan of the band. The package features three separate thematic discs in a clear plastic slipcase with three separate mini-jackets, each sporting its own unique art, a booklet and inserts, allowing fans to mix and match, personalizing their own album graphic layout. Available in Regular single-disc and Super Deluxe triple-disc editions.