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Coltrane: The Story of a Sound by Ben Ratliff

Ratliff eschews the typical trappings of routine biography to plumb more profound ideas of musical language, identity, and influence.

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La Strada (Essential Art House)

As part of its "Essential Art House" series, the Criterion Collection reissues Fellini's 1954 masterpiece, featuring a nonpareil performance by Giulietta Masina.

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Isaac Hayes: Black Moses / Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak)

Stax reissues an odd couple of solo albums by its multi-instrumental songwriting genius: the great 1971 double-LP Black Moses and the late-period misstep Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak).

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The Soundtrack of Our Lives: Communion

The Swedish band's fifth full-length is a 90-minute double album consisting of 24 songs -- one for each hour of the day.

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Bee Gees: Odessa (Deluxe Edition)

The Bee Gees' ambitious 1969 double album, heavy on ballads and emotional reach, is reissued in a three-disc edition that includes stereo and mono mixes, demos, alternate mixes and unreleased tracks.

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Various Artists: Titan: It's All Pop! / Eccentric Soul: The Young Disciples

The latest reissue compilations from the Numero Group shine the spotlight on power-pop from Kansas City, MO, and a soul factory youth group based in East St. Louis, IL.

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The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century by Alex Ross

Alex Ross' tome, winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism, offers a history of the 20th Century as seen through the prism of the modern-day composer.

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Rokia Traoré: Tchamantché

Fourth studio album from the Malian singer is its own language of insinuation and inference, of timbre and chalky sweetness.

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream

Initially available only as an exclusive Best Buy box set, Peter Bogdanovich's four-hour documentary on the making of an American rock 'n' roll institution is re-released in a two-disc edition, available anywhere.

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Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... - Episode 1

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... - 9pm EST/PST - Sundance Channel

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The Beach Boys - U.S. Singles Collection

The Beach Boys - U.S. Singles Collection: The Capitol Years 1962-1965 - Capitol [$132.98]

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Bo Diddley: Gold

Bo Diddley may be gone, but he is not forgotten, as this two-disc compilation of his prime Checker years easily proves.

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