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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 14 November 2000 18:00
This Tuesday brings the new live-album experience from Oasis entitled Familiar To Millions. The Epic Records release will be available in two-CD, VHS video, or DVD format and was recorded at Wembley Stadium over two days this past July. Sprinkled among their hits are covers of Neil Young’s “Hey Hey, My My” and The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter.” ... He was only seven years old when he saw a rerun of the 1965 holiday television classic A Charlie Brown Christmas, but it served as one of his earliest introductions to jazz. Next week the Atlantic Records label releases jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut’s remake of the Vince Guaraldi soundtrack with vocals by Vanessa Williams, Brian McKnight, and the Boys Choir of Harlem. Before his recent death, Peanuts creator Charles Schulz endorsed the project while in production. ... Formed 13 years ago as a side project of Front Line Assembly founder Bill Leeb, Delerium continues to thrill fans of its lush ambient soundscapes. Next Tuesday brings a new album, Poem, with guest vocals by Sixpence None the Richer’s Leigh Nash, Matthew Sweet, Kirsty Hawkshaw of Opus 3, and the Medieval Babes. Look for a limited-edition Digipak containing a bonus disc of mixes and unreleased tracks. ... Boy-eee! It’s time to bust out the cardboard from yer Mom’s new fridge as the modern-day B-boy and B-girl have much to get poppin’ and breakin’ this week. Epic Records issues the first of its Vinyl Exams – a new classic-hip-hop series hosted by DJ Bobbito in the mix-show format. Interviews with pioneers like Afrika Bambaataa and the Fat Boy’s Prince Markie Dee are blended into the set alongside music from Schooly D, the Treacherous 3, Run-D.M.C., the Fearless 4, Roxanne Shante, Biz Markie, and more. The enhanced portion of the CD includes multimedia elements of hip-hop culture with Grand Wizard Theodore and the Rock Steady Crew’s Crazy Legs. ... And on a funkier note, Hip-O Records salutes 30 years of undeniable groove with its 55-track, four-CD Funk Box this week. All the greats are represented – James Brown, Rick James, Kool & the Gang, Curtis Mayfield, Parliament/Funkadelic, the Brothers Johnson, War, the Gap Band, Cameo, Commodores, Average White Band, and more. A 48-page booklet chronicles the story of funk with the hair, the styles, and historical anecdotes.

Television Alert:
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno welcomes the soon-to-be-disbanded Smashing Pumpkins on Friday, Joe Cocker on Monday, and the return of Sade on Tuesday; The Late Show with David Letterman hosts Everclear on Friday and Faith Hill on Tuesday; Late Night with Conan O’Brien gets swampy with R.L. Burnside on Friday overnight and Orgy on Tuesday overnight; and Saturday Night Live’s musical guest this weekend is David Gray.

New Releases Coming Tuesday, November 21:
and like the winds, young grasshopper, are subject to change. ...

B.G. – Checkmate (Cash Money) new solo album from the Hot Boyz member

Backstreet Boys – Black and Blue (Jive)

Erykah Badu – Mama’s Gun (Motown) featuring the hit single “Bag Lady”

Blur – Greatest Hits (Virgin)

Richard Buckner – The Hill (Overcoat)

Cause for Alarm – Nothing Ever Dies (Victory) 19-track “best of” release with two previously unreleased cuts

Chemical Brothers – Response (Astralwerks) six-track EP of remixes, live tracks, and the enhanced video for “Let Forever Be”

Chris & Tad – Hand Me That Door (Orange) new from Chris Balew of the Presidents of the United States and Tad Hutchison of The Young Fresh Fellows

The Cult – Rare Cult Box Set (Beggars Banquet) 90 tracks spread over six CDs featuring a limited-edition seventh disc in the first pressing

Willie D – Loved by Few, Hated by Many (Virgin) new solo album from the Geto Boys member

Doggy’s Angels – Pleezbalevit (TVT) new West Coast bounce fem trio discovered and produced by “tha dogg catcher,” Snoop Dogg

Eightball & MJG – Space Age 4 Eva (JCOR Entertainment) with production by DJ Quik, Swizz Beats, and Jazze Pha

Electric Light Orchestra – Flashback (Epic Legacy) three-CD greatest-hits box set with seven rare tracks

Enemymine – The Ice in Me (Up Records) featuring bassist Ryan Baldoz of Some Velvet Sidewalk

Enya – A Day without Rain (Reprise)

Everclear – Songs from an American Movie Volume Two: A Good Time for Bad Attitude (Capitol) promising to be darker than Volume One

Funkstar De Luxe – Keep It Moving: It’s Too Funky on Here (Edel/Hypnotic) with remixes of Bob Marley, Tom Jones, Grace Jones, and Mary J. Blige

Grade – Embarrassing Past (Victory)

The Great Crusades – Damaged Goods (Checkered Past)

Hatebreed – Under the Knife (Victory) collection of the first seven tracks the band ever recorded

Elton John – One Night Only (Mercury) recorded live last month at Madison Square Garden with guests Billy Joel, Kiki Dee, and Bryan Adams

Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual (Epic Legacy) expanded CD re-issue of this 1980s-era classic

Lungfish – Necrophones (Dischord)

Monroe Mustang – I Am the Only Running Footman (Emperor Jones) CD EP

Nine Inch Nails – Things Falling Apart: Fragile Remixes (Nothing) featuring a cover of Gary Numan’s “Metal”

NOFX – Bottles to the Ground (Epitaph) four-track EP

Santana – Best Of Volume 2 (Columbia Legacy)

Shipping News – Very Soon and In Pleasant Company (Quarterstick)

Sick Of It All – Yours Truly (Fat Wreck)

Steven R. Smith – Death of Last Year’s Man (Emperor Jones) four-track CD EP of covers of songs by The Smiths, Leonard Cohen, Tim Rose, and Muzsikas Spoon Girls Can Tell (Merge)

Starflyer 59’s – Easy Come, Easy Go (Tooth and Nail) two-CD box set of rarities and live tracks

Supa DJ Dmitry – Scream of Consciousness (TVT) new mix CD from NYC club legend and original Deee-lite spinmaster featuring Josh Wink, Luke Slater, and guest vocals by Julee Cruise on a cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”

UB40 – The Very Best Of (Virgin)

various artists – The Rose That Grew From Concrete: Volume One (Amaru/Interscope) interpretations of 25 poems by Tupac Shaker from Malcolm Jamal Warner, Quincy Jones, Tre from Pharcyde, Nikki Giovanni, Danny Glover, and others

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Authorized Greatest Hits (Epic Legacy) three-CD set of hits and rarities including a bonus DVD of tracks recorded for Austin City Limits

Vitamin C – More (Elektra) do you have a Tommy Hilfiger lipstick shade named after you?

Dweezil Zappa – Automatic (Favored Nations) tasty fret board rompings with guests Terry Bozzio, Mike Keneally, and Blues Saraceno featuring guitar-soaked covers of the Hawaii Five-O theme and the Dr. Seuss classic “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”