Adrian Edmondson’s playlist and the 10 best new releases

Posted on October 11th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

The November/December 2013 (#96) issue includes our regular Top of the World CD with ten tracks from the world’s finest new releases. The CD also includes five tracks selected by comedian and musician Adrian Edmondson, plus a bonus track from Welsh record label Sain.


The Top of the World CD includes tracks from the stars of flamenco-pop Gipsy Kings; Touareg band Tamikrest; the Kurdish singer Çiğdem Aslan; the seminal salsa group Africando; the father of Ethio-jazz Mulatu Astatke; Songhai blues master Sidi TouréRy Cooder & Corridos Famosos and many more.

Pick up your copy here, at selected UK HMV stores, selected WHSmiths and all good record retailers. Feast your ears on these fresh new tracks:

* Tamikrest ‘Imanin bas Zihoun’ on Glitterbeat Records
* Leyla McCalla ‘Rose Marie’ on Dixie Frog Records
* Gipsy Kings ‘Habla Contingo’ on Knitting Factory Records
* Sidi Touré ‘Ay Hôra’ on Thrill Jockey
* Mulatu Astatke ‘Azmari’ on Jazz Village
* Çiğdem Aslan ‘To Dervisaki’ on Asphalt Tango Records
* Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin ‘Silbury Hill’ on Dragonfly Roots
* Africando ‘Deni Sabali’ on Sterns Music
* Ry Cooder & Corridos Famosos ‘Do Re Mi’ on Nonesuch Records
* Kayhan Kalhor & Erdal Erzincan ‘Improvisation II’ on ECM Records

Plus Adrian Edmondson’s playlist:

* The Dubliners ‘Raglan Road’ on IML
* Billy Bragg, Wilco & Natalie Merchant ‘Way Over Younder in the Minor Key’ on Nonesuch Records
* Rachel Unthank & The Winterset ‘Blues Gaen Oot O’the Fashion’ on RabbleRouser Music/EMI Records Ltd
* The Bothy Band ‘The Kesh Jig’ on Compass Records
* Ella Edmondson ‘Breathe’ on Monsoon Music

Bonus track from Sain

* Calan ‘Can Y Dyn Doeth’ on Sain Records


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