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Our Sights & Sounds: September & October 2019

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 1:35pm

The Highwomen. The HighwomenCD $17.99. RRC Price $16.19. Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby make up the Highwomen — an all-female supergroup that is ready to challenge country music's gender barriers with their self-titled debut album. Morris says, “I love that we have songs on this album about shattering female stereotypes to a gay country love song, and songs about losing loved ones,” says Morris. “It’s all real and it’s all country.” (Elektra/ Atlantic. September)

Sheryl Crow. ThreadsCD $14.99LP $26.99. RRC applies. “I became inspired to record an album of musical experiences with the legacy artists who inspired me to want to be a great songwriter, musician, and producer. [...] Just as importantly, I wanted to work with younger artists on this record, who I believe will pick up the torch and continue to light the way [...]” - Sheryl Crow. Collaborators include Keith Richards, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt & Mavis Staples, Stevie Nicks, Johnny Cash & others. (Universal. September)

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Bon Iver. i, iCD $20.99LP $35.99. RRC applies. i,i is Bon Iver's most expansive, joyful and generous album to date. Their fourth studio album is a celebration of self acceptance and gratitude. Vernon has always been a master collaborator, and on i,i that desire becomes maximal, with guests ranging from Moses Sumney and Bruce Hornsby to Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Here, the music — and band, and themes, and creative space — are bigger than ever. (Jagjaguwar. September)

Miloš Karadaglic. Sound of SilenceCD $14.99. RRC applies. Three years after a devastating hand injury, Miloš returns with a new album which features meditative solo guitar works alongside a selection of pop and jazz hits curated by Miloš himself. Songs by artists ranging from Simon & Garfunkel and Leonard Cohen to Norah Jones have been reimagined in stunning new settings for guitar and other instruments. Guest artists include saxophonist Jess Gillam as well as Hang player Manu Delago (regular collaborator of Bjork). (Universal. September)

Polyester directed by John Waters. Blu-ray $44.99. RRC price $40.49. For his first studio picture, Waters took advantage of his biggest budget yet to allow his muse Divine to sink his teeth into a role unlike any he had played before: Baltimore housewife Francine Fishpaw. Blessed with a keen sense of smell and cursed with a philandering pornographer husband, a parasitic mother, and a pair of delinquent children, the long-suffering Francine turns to the bottle as her life falls apart — until deliverance appears in the form of a hunk named Todd Tomorrow (vintage heartthrob Tab Hunter). (Criterion. September)

Ida Lupino: Film Maker Collection4-disc Blu-ray set $114.99. RRC price $103.49. This box set includes 4 classic films from acclaimed noir actress turned director, Ida Lupino: Not Wanted (1949), Never Fear (1949), The Hitch-Hiker (1953), and The Bigamist (1953). Total run time is 322 minutes. Never Fear and The Hitch-Hiker are presented with new 2K restorations. Not Wanted and The Bigamist feature brand new 4K restorations. All films include audio commentary, trailers and more. (KL Studio Classics. September)

The Witches, directed by Nicolas Roeg & John Palmer. Blu-ray $29.99. RRC price $26.99. An enchanting, thrilling fantasy starring Anjelica Huston as the leader of a coven of evil witches who wants to turn all of England's children into mice. A young boy accidentally stumbles into their meeting and is transformed into a rodent, but he and his grandmother have a plan to turn the tides on the sorceress. A collaboration combining the effects wizardry of executive producer Jim Henson and the imagination of Roald Dahl. Rowan Atkinson, Brenda Blethyn co-star. 92 min. (Warner. September)

Cruising, directed by William Friedkin. Blu-ray $45.99. RRC price $41.39. Academy Award-winner Al Pacino stars as an undercover cop pitched into New York’s seedy underbelly in Cruising— available for the first time on Blu-ray in a brand new director-approved transfer. New York is caught in the grip of a sadistic serial killer who is preying on the patrons of the city’s underground bars. Rookie Steve Burns (Pacino) infiltrates the S&M subculture to try to lure the killer out of the shadows — but as he immerses himself into the underworld, he risks losing his own identity in the process. (Arrow. September)

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