The Word: May CD
The May issue of The Word, as always, includes a free CD. The theme: "It's the smart way to keep up with the month's most exciting new music". Their interpretation of "new" includes reissued albums, and compilations. Thanks to that policy, the Word's CDs can include "older" tracks like those by Cocteau Twins and Warren Zevon. Their discs are all the better and more interesting thanks to the quality and variety added by such songs.
Most magazines that include CDs tend to include some older material at least occasionally. This is great for those who haven't heard such an artist before. They may want a bit of rock education. They may find a new artist to adore.
It's also great for those who know such an artist already but love hearing them again, in some cases because it's a bit of reassurance that amidst the overwhelming amount of music that has been released in the years since their last release... still... in our disposable-everything-insta-celebrity-culture... still, they haven't been forgotten. They won't be forgotten.
The Word May 2006 Now Hear This! CD Track Listing:
1. Gotan Project - Diferente
2. Ben Harper - Better Way
3.Cocteau Twins - Sugar Hiccup (12" Version) (from Lullabies to Violaine)
4. Nightmare Of You - I Want To Be Buried In Your Backyard (it took a long time for this song to reach the UK!)
5. Karine Polwart - I'm Gonna Do It All
6. Carlos Guitarlos - Get Back
7. Mew - Chinaberry Tree (from And The Glass Handed Kites)
8. Donald Fagen - H Gang
9. Calexico - Yours And Mine
10. Fink - Pills In My Pocket
11. Howe Gelb - Get To Leave
12. Dayna Kurtz - Another Black Feather
13. Josh Rouse - His Majesty Rides (from Subtitulo)
14. My Latest Novel - The Hope Edition (from Wolves)
15. Warren Zevon - Keep Me In Your Heart (from Love Songs)