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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, APRIL11,2014 .... :: ::i=::, by bob morello Fac" reviewing the besti'!i!i: g the rest I SHAMELESS - MUSIC FROM THE TELEVISION SERIES Varse Sarabande Records Showtime's series. Shame- less has included over 750 songs in four seasons. This collection is culled to feature 14 of those songs; tracks are a potpoulTi of songs that are wild, some quirky, and even some that are sad. The group The High Strung serves up the TV show's theme song The Luck You Got, the explo- sive Survive (The Moog), the lyric-laden Loved You All Along (La Strada), the ominous Black Cloud (Choo Choo La Rouge), the raucous Wait For The Man (FidLar), the bluesy Something For Nothing (Rev- erend Peyton's Big Damn Band)," and the Wild Yaks cut up titled Tomahawk. Capi- tal City rocks their world with Who's That Dude -- Part One, followed by a pair of haunt- ing instrumentals, Years (JBM) and Hangman (Chris Pureka). The final four are in the form of The [fsual Chords (Slow Runner), the daily routine of Three Days On End {Blood Reiative), Letters delivering Keep It Coming, and David E. Sugar sweetens the track with Written Down, the season four opener! ELTON JOHN - GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD: DELUXE EDITION Universal Music-Mercury Records Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, the seminal, 1973 break- through album has been issued on a 2-CD box set, fea- turing recordings of Live at Hammersmith 1973 on CD, DVD of Bryan Forbes' 1973 film Elton John and Bernie Taupin Say Goodbye to Norma Jean and Other Things, along with a 100-page illustrated hardback book with rare photos, memorabilia and in- terviews with Elton and Bernie. Also included is a suite of nine, new cover ver- sions of classic songs from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road performed by Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sand, Fall Out Boy, Hunter Hayes, Imelda May, John Grant, Miguel featur- ing Wale, The Band Perry, and Zac Brown Band. Plus dynamite standards such as Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting and Bennie and the Jets, plus the grandiose, epic rock sound of Funeral for a FriendLove Lies Bleeding, and heart-wrenching ballads. A total of 35 tracks that take listeners down the yellow brick road of song! ELLEN ROWE QUINTET - COURAGE MUSIC PKO Records Pianist, composer and ar- ranger Ellen Rowe teams up with trumpeter and flugel- hornist Ingrid Jensen for a creative ten-track album Courage Music. Included in this jazz magic mix is the spirited, Circle of Life, trailed by Leaves, the tender strains of If Time Stood Still, the two- part suite Golindrinas de los Horcones/Summit Dog, the jazz standard All of You, and I Rowe is joined by the Uni- versity of Michigan's Cham- ber Jazz Ensemble for parts 1 & 2 of the well-traveled ... And Miles To Go. This musi- cal masterpiece's final two strokes have the flowering Calico Roses, and the touch- ing ballad Gentle Spirit featur- ing guest trombonist Paul Ferguson. Rowe penned all compositions except Cole Porter's All of You. All the songs relate to the loss or in- spiration of someone special in Ellen's life, her mother's battle with cancer, her sis- ter, and a friend who died of cancer, and even a teacher's untimely death. Courage defined in music! MY CHEMIC.AL ROMANCE - MAY DEATH NEVER STOP YOU Reprise Reprise Records has re- leased a standard CD of New Jersey rock band My Chemi- cal Romance's collection of hits, plus three demos. Titled May Death Never Stop You, the jam-packed CD with 19 cuts is the finale of the band's decade-plus career (2001-13). Check out and reminisce with fan favorites such as l'm Not Okay (I Prom- ise), Helena, The Ghost Of You, "Teenagers," and Sing, among many others, as well as the previously unreleased Fake Your Death. In addition fans can enjoy memories as, Honey, This Mirror Isn't Big Enough For The Two Of Us, Vampires Will Never Hurt You, You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison, Welcome To The Black Pa- rade, Cancer, Mama, Famous Last Words," the repetitive Na Na Na (N a Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na), Planetary (GO!), and The Kids From Yesterday. The three demos carry the cutting sounds of MCR on Skylines and Turnstiles, KnivesSorrow, and Cubicles. No-holds- barred, explosive memories! LEA MICHELE - LOUDER Columbia Records Lea Michele, has graced the stage of Fox Television's Glee with her pop voice, beautiful ballads, and emo- tionally driven lyrics. Now the stage is extended as she delivers her debut album Louder to her huge fan base. As "Rachel Berry" on Glee, Lea has been nominated for an Emmy, a SAG Award, and multiple Golden Globes. Now as a solo artists she explodes on the charts with her aptly titled lead single Cannonball, the tasty pop/rock anthem On My Way, the burning desire of Burn With You, get- ting ready to fight the good fight with the ballad Battle- field, followed by the asser- tive and confident You're Mine, and mark the midpoint with the heartbreak of Thou- sand Needles. Lea leads the way with the powerful title track Louder, the insecurity of Cue The Rain, pledging a full partnership of love via Don't Let Go, plus the ques- tioning Empty Handed, clos- ing out an excellent debut with the painful lost love emotidri 5f gf'Yo[t Karl Sb." The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani ON HEARING SAD NEWS Last summer I did a nice story on John and Bertha Santoro of East Boston, who were celebrating their 66 th wedding anniversary. They were married at Star of the Sea back in i947. They were proud of their children and grandchildren. It was a happy story, one that we need to hear more about. However, last week even that story has turned sad as Bertha passed away after a long bout with illness on April 2 "d. I went to the wake and funeral to say my good- byes to a gentle lady who will be missed by family and friends alike. She lived a long and happy life with her husband for so many years. She has a family that will Andrew Biggio, ITAM Post 6, Michelle DeFronzo and never forget her. Rest in Rep. Carlo Basile at his political fundraiser held at Peace. Spinelli's in Day Square last week. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY WITH THE LENNON SISTERS The Lennon Sisters are coming to the Reagle Music Theatre on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11% Log on to www.ReagleMusicTheatre.com for more details. QUOTE TO NOTE "I've never reacted well to other people telling me what to do." -- Tom SeUeck CHECK OUT THE BOSTON COMMON ON APRIL 13 th Thanks to fellow Post- Gazette columnist David Trumbull for the tip on the Tax Day Tea Party Rally on Sunday, April 13 th starting at 1:00 pm. The event is being sponsored by the Greater Boston Tea Party at the Park- man Bandstand. Remember, if you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. However, freedom isn't just a free hand-me-down, it is a work in progress handed down generation to genera- tion and can never be taken for granted. HILLARY SPEAKING IN BOSTON Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be ad- dressing a women's leader- ship conference in Boston on April 23 rd, She will be de- livering the keynote address at the Simmons Leadership Conference. THE NEXT PARDE MARCHING BY US This year's Dorchester Day Parade will be held on Sunday, June I st. This parade will begin in Lower Mills at 1:00 pm and end at the Columbia Road/ Dorchester Avenue inter- section by Mother Teresa Church. Always a great parade to take in. Check It out. CELEBRATE VIETNAM VETERANS DAY Every April, the Vietnam Combat Veterans Combined Armed Forces holds an an- nual service at the Vietnam Veterans Clock Tower in Marina Bay. This year's observance will be held on Thursday, April 24 th at 2:00 pm. MARTIN RICHARD THE THREE AMIGOS -- Post-Gazette scribes: L-R: John FUNDRAISER .... ..... Christoforo, Ray Barronand Sal,Giarlta.tani all enjoying Help TEAM  MRB' ir[ he. thni.eles-at fll-rilt"Pi'ridello Awards Banquet: 2014 Boston Marathon. SEt. Sean P. Murphy, MSP (ret) will be running the mara- thon and has a goal to raise $I0,000 for the Martin Richard Charitable Founda- tion, Inc. There will be a time on Thursday, April I0 th at The Playwright on East Broadway in South Boston. Starting at 6:00 pm. For more information on this time, contact fire fighter Sean Coyle at 617-833-3592. MEDFORD'S BOBBY CAPPUCCI RUNNING FOR STATE SENATE Medford Republican Bobby Cappucci and I met up with each other recently and talked about his upcoming campaign for the State Sen- ate seat currently held by Senator Pat Jehlen of Somer- ville. Cappucci is also a Republican State Commit- tee representing this Sen- ate district. I asked if he was related to the other Bobby Cappucci from East Boston, who once served on the elected Boston School Committee and he said he wasn't. Ironically, I caught up with the real Bobby Cappucci this past weekend at Sunday Mass. I had only seen him once in nearly 30 years before last weekend. He's a retired Boston police officer now . The first time I remember seeing him was back on the campaign trail in 1983 when he was running for district councilor and I was campaigning for a school committee seat. We met in the school hall at a bingo game at Star of Sea. What are the chances of me meeting two different Bobby Cappucci in 10 days? PEPE MADE ME GET A BROOM I stopped by Green Cross Pharmacy on Hanover Street last week and told Joseph "Pepe' Giangregorio that I liked the photo of him push- ing a broom in the Boston Herald a few days earlier. I told him it was a great photo. He told me a lady he didn't know from Fleet Street came by to tell him that after seeing him with a broom, she got one too. She also wrote Mayor Walsh that, "thanks to Pepe, I got a broom." Pepe was smil- ing telling me that little gem. MEET TED CRUZ'S DAD IN MAY Conservative and Tea Party Republicans love U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and I have some good news for these folks. Rafael Cruz, the U.S. senator's father will be attending a Candidates Night and dinner reception sponsored by the 4 th District Massachusetts Republican Assembly on Friday, May 16 th at 7:00 pm at the LaFayette House on Route 1 in Foxboro. Master of ceremonies will be WRKO's Jeff Kuhner. For more information, go to e. cusack@comcast, net.