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Digest: Lindsey Buckingham's New Album; Alicia Keys Reissues Debut

Also: Eminem and Elvis Costello headline Osheaga Festival; Odd Future launch club tour

April 12, 2011 5:55 PM ET
Digest: Lindsey Buckingham's New Album; Alicia Keys Reissues Debut
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Lindsey Buckingham Plans New Album and Tour
Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham has finished work on a new solo album titled Seeds We Sow. The singer plans to release the album in September, but has not committed to a label and says he is considering putting it out himself. Either way, Buckingham will tour in support of the record in the fall. [Reuters]

Alicia Keys to Reissue 'Songs in A Minor'
Alicia Keys is set to release a 10th anniversary reissue of her debut album Songs in A Minor on June 28th. A deluxe two-disc set and a three-disc Collector's Edition will be released with previously released and original bonus material. The album will also be released on vinyl for the first time. [Press release]

Eminem and Elvis Costello Headline Osheaga Festival
Eminem, Elvis Costello, the Flaming Lips and Death Cab For Cutie have been announced as headliners for the Osheaga Festival in Montreal. The festival, which will be held at Parc Jean-Drapeau on July 29th to 31st, will also include sets by Beirut, Kid Cudi, Death From Above 1979, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Smith Westerns. [Paste]

Odd Future Launch Club Tour
The controversial rap collective Odd Future announced a brief club tour this morning on their Tumblr. The group will play shows in Boston, Manhattan, Toronto, Detroit, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia in May. [Odd Future]

The Rentals Release Benefit For Japan
Los Angeles indie rockers the Rentals have announced that all profits from their new album Resilience, a collection of 18 orchestral compositions, will go to the American Red Cross' disaster relief efforts in Japan. The album is available in digital stores now and the physical release will hit shops on May 3rd. [Press release]

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“Try a Little Tenderness”

Otis Redding | 1966

This pop standard had been previously recorded by dozens of artists, including by Bing Crosby 33 years before Otis Redding, who usually wrote his own songs, cut it. It was actually Sam Cooke’s 1964 take, which Redding’s manager played for Otis, that inspired the initially reluctant singer to take on the song. Isaac Hayes, then working as Stax Records’ in-house producer, handled the arrangement, and Booker T. and the MG’s were the backing band. Redding’s soulful version begins quite slowly and tenderly itself before mounting into a rousing, almost religious “You’ve gotta hold her, squeeze her …” climax. “I did that damn song you told me to do,” Redding told his manager. “It’s a brand new song now.”

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