Allison Crowe: Heavy Graces

Allison Crowe has been a very busy girl this year. After a surprise cameo in the summer blockbuster movie Man of Steel and the release of her exquisite traditional folk covers album, Newfoundland Vinyl, Allison quickly rushed back into the studio to write, record, engineer, produce and create the cover art for her upcoming album,... Continue Reading →

Allison Crowe: Hallelujah Stream & Video

By now most Muruch readers have heard Allison Crowe's cover of "Hallelujah," as we've had the privilege of posting her gorgeous, definitive version of the Leonard Cohen song many times over the years. The song is now available for streaming on Allison's SoundCloud page. It was Allison's YouTube video of "Hallelujah" that first caught the... Continue Reading →

Tom Jones: Spirit in the Room

I really wanted to hate this album, or at least feel indifferent enough to ignore it. I tried, really I did. I didn't even listen to the unrequested advance promo I received. Then a second promo arrived from Jones' record label, so I thought I'd see how bad it is while I mopped the kitchen... Continue Reading →

Leonard Cohen: New Song & Album

A stream of Leonard Cohen's new song, "Going Home," premiered today on The New Yorker. The lyrics of the song will be published in the January 23rd issue of The New Yorker and the song will be included on Cohen's upcoming studio album, Old Ideas. The album will be released on January 31st. Leonard Cohen... Continue Reading →

Allison Crowe: Spiral

Allison Crowe's new CD Spiral finally arrived! I posted mp3s from it last November and last month, and the entire album was released digitally on March 17th. But the physical release was delayed due to printing issues, so I didn't receive my copy until this week. It was well worth the wait. Spiral is Allison... Continue Reading →

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