Summer Reading Guide: Music

Things Take Time, Take Time

Things Take Time, Take Time

Courtney Barnett

Things Take Time, Take Time is a finely woven collage of snapshots recorded at a time of creative renewal and deeper understanding. The work signals an exciting new chapter for Courtney Barnett who is operating at the very peak of...

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Things Take Time, Take Time (Blue Vinyl)

Things Take Time, Take Time (Blue Vinyl)

Courtney Barnett

Things Take Time, Take Time is a finely woven collage of snapshots recorded at a time of creative renewal and deeper understanding. The work signals an exciting new chapter for Courtney Barnett who is operating at the very peak of...

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 Read reviewBaroque

Baroque

Nicola Benedetti, Benedetti Baroque Orchestra

Nicola Benedetti's Baroque album features a selection of concerti by Vivaldi plus Geminiani's incredible arrangement of Corelli's ‘La Folia', one of the oldest western classical themes

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30

30

Adele

30 is the first new music from Adele since the release of her third studio album 25 in November 2015.

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30 (Vinyl)

30 (Vinyl)

Adele

30 is the first new music from Adele since the release of her third studio album 25 in November 2015.

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Unreleased

Unreleased

Cecilia Bartoli, Kammerorchester Basel, Muhai Tang

Cecilia has gone through her archives and releases this never-before-heard album, a celebration of the most famous concert arias from Mozart, Beethoven & Haydn. 

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Paul Kelly's Christmas Train

Paul Kelly’s Christmas Train

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly's first Christmas album is an extraordinary 22-song double collection that travels across the centuries, from a Latin hymn to well-known carols, from a traditional Irish folk ballad to new Kelly music written for...

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Paul Kelly's Christmas Train (Vinyl)

Paul Kelly’s Christmas Train (Vinyl)

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly's first Christmas album is an extraordinary 22-song double collection that travels across the centuries, from a Latin hymn to well-known carols, from a traditional Irish folk ballad to new Kelly music written for...

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The Gurrumul Story

The Gurrumul Story

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu

The Gurrumul Story is the first ever anthology of the nine time ARIA award-winner's most enduring and popular songs.

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The Gurrumul Story (Deluxe Edition: CD/DVD)

The Gurrumul Story (Deluxe Edition: CD/DVD)

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu

The Gurrumul Story is the first ever anthology of the nine time ARIA award-winner's most enduring and popular songs.

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The Gurrumul Story (Vinyl)

The Gurrumul Story (Vinyl)

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu

The Gurrumul Story is the first ever anthology of the nine time ARIA award-winner's most enduring and popular songs.

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Whole Notes

Whole Notes

Ed Ayres

How can we pause long enough to repair ourselves? How can we make space and time in our lives to become whole? Ed Ayres, the beloved presented of Weekend Breakfast on ABC Classic, explores these questions in his new book, Whole...

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Sympathy for Life

Sympathy for Life

Parquet Courts

Sympathy for Life finds Parquet Courts dancing to a new tune. They are at their most instinctive and electronic, spinning their bewitching, psychedelic storytelling into fresh territory, yet maintaining their unique identity.

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Sympathy for Life (Vinyl)

Sympathy for Life (Vinyl)

Parquet Courts

Sympathy for Life finds Parquet Courts dancing to a new tune. They are at their most instinctive and electronic, spinning their bewitching, psychedelic storytelling into fresh territory, yet maintaining their unique identity.

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Mozart & Contemporaries

Mozart & Contemporaries

Vikingur Olafsson

Víkingur Ólafsson's thought-provoking programme for Mozart & Contemporaries features some of his favourite Mozart keyboard works juxtaposed with pieces by a selection of the composer's leading contemporaries

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Raise the Roof

Raise the Roof

Robert Plant, Alison Krauss

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Robert Plant and 27-time Grammy-winner Alison Krauss, reunite after fourteen years, following the historic success of their first collaboration Raising Sand

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Raise the Roof (Vinyl)

Raise the Roof (Vinyl)

Robert Plant, Alison Krauss

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Robert Plant and 27-time Grammy-winner Alison Krauss, reunite after fourteen years, following the historic success of their first collaboration Raising Sand

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The Royal Ballet Collection (DVD)

The Royal Ballet Collection (DVD)

The Royal Ballet

Over a decade of dance is represented here with no fewer than 22 ballets in this magnificent 15-disc collection of stunning performances by The Royal Ballet

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The Royal Ballet Collection (Blu-ray)

The Royal Ballet Collection (Blu-ray)

The Royal Ballet

Over a decade of dance is represented here with no fewer than 22 ballets in this magnificent 15-disc collection of stunning performances by The Royal Ballet

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The Princess and the Piano

The Princess and the Piano

Van-Anh Nguyen

Following the masterful mash-up that was Pop Alchemy, #1 ARIA charting Vietnamese-Australian pianist, producer and composer Van-Anh Nguyen weaves a different kind of magic in her sophomore Decca album, The Princess and the Piano.

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The Future

The Future

Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats present their 3rd studio album, The Future.

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The Future (Vinyl)

The Future (Vinyl)

Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats present their 3rd studio album, The Future.

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Live at Hamer Hall

Live at Hamer Hall

The Teskey Brothers, Orchestra Victoria

Rounding out the year is a not-to-be-missed special release by The Teskey Brothers whose songs were spectacularly reimagined by arranger Jamie Messenger and performed live onstage at Hamer Hall with Orchestra Victoria

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Live at Hamer Hall (Vinyl)

Live at Hamer Hall (Vinyl)

The Teskey Brothers, Orchestra Victoria

Rounding out the year is a not-to-be-missed special release by The Teskey Brothers whose songs were spectacularly reimagined by arranger Jamie Messenger and performed live onstage at Hamer Hall with Orchestra Victoria

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Muse

Muse

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Isata Kanneh-Mason

The siblings' contrasting musical personalities complement one another quite beautifully in sonatas by Barber and Rachmaninov, plus a well-chosen selection of songs by both composers.

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A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle

A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle

John Coltrane

A newly-discovered, never-before-heard, nor known to exist private live recording of the most iconic suite in Jazz.

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A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle (Vinyl)

A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle (Vinyl)

John Coltrane

A newly-discovered, never-before-heard, nor known to exist private live recording of the most iconic suite in Jazz

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Beethoven: Complete String Quartets

Beethoven: Complete String Quartets

Lindsay String Quartet

The Lindsay String Quartet's award-winning and first Beethoven cycle (1979-83), originally recorded for ASV: risk-taking musicianship at the highest level presented in a limited edition.

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Private Space

Private Space

Durand Jones & The Indications

Private Space, the group's third album, is a previously untapped vibe at the heart of The Indications

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Private Space (Vinyl)

Private Space (Vinyl)

Durand Jones and The Indications

Private Space, the group's third album, is a previously untapped vibe at the heart of The Indications

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The Wait

The Wait

Vika and Linda

The Wait is beloved duo Vika & Linda's first album of original songs in 19 years. The songwriting credits read like a who's who of Aussie music royalty and include Don Walker, Bernard Fanning and Kasey Chambers

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The Wait (Clear Vinyl)

The Wait (Clear Vinyl)

Vika and Linda

The Wait is beloved duo Vika & Linda's first album of original songs in 19 years. The songwriting credits read like a who's who of Aussie music royalty including Don Walker, Bernard Fanning and Kasey Chambers

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Promises

Promises

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders, The London Symphony Orchestra

This sensational collaboration between Sam Shepherd (Floating Points) and Pharoah Sanders with the London Symphony Orchestra is a sonically spectacular, musically beguiling continuous piece of music in nine movements for...

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Promises (Vinyl)

Promises (Vinyl)

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders, The London Symphony Orchestra

This sensational collaboration between Sam Shepherd (Floating Points) and Pharoah Sanders with the London Symphony Orchestra is a sonically spectacular, musically beguiling continuous piece of music in nine movements for...

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Buena Vista Social Club (25th Anniversary Edition) (Vinyl)

Buena Vista Social Club (25th Anniversary Edition) (Vinyl)

Buena Vista Social Club

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this extraodrinary album, producer Ry Cooder and World Circuit's Nick Gold have gone back to the original tapes and into the archive to produce this Deluxe Remaster package, featuring...

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Buena Vista Social Club (25th Anniversary Edition)

Buena Vista Social Club (25th Anniversary Edition)

Buena Vista Social Club

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this extraordinary album, producer Ry Coodeer and World Circuit's Nick Gold have gone back to the original tapes and into the archive to produce this Deluxe Remaster package

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Duet

Duet

Tamara-Anna Cislowska

Each week on ABC Classic's Duet program, award-winning Australian concert pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska welcomes a star into the studio to share an hour of music and conversation at the keyboard. 

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In These Silent Days

In These Silent Days

Brandi Carlile

In These Silent Days is the highly anticipated new studio album from six-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, performer, producer and New York Times Best Selling author Brandi Carlile.

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In These Silent Days (Vinyl)

In These Silent Days (Vinyl)

Brandi Carlile

In These Silent Days is the highly anticipated new studio album from six-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, performer, producer and New York Times Best Selling author Brandi Carlile.

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B Sides & Rarities Part II

B Sides & Rarities Part II

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

B-Sides & Rarities Part II was compiled by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis and features 27 tracks from Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! in 2006 to 2019s Ghosteen.

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B Sides & Rarities Part II (Vinyl)

B Sides & Rarities Part II (Vinyl)

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

B-Sides & Rarities Part II was compiled by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis and features tracks from Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! in 2006 to 2019s Ghosteen

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I Don't Live Here Anymore

I Don’t Live Here Anymore

The War on Drugs

I Don't Live Here Anymore is The War on Drugs first studio album in four years and is an uncommon rock album about one of our most common but daunting processes - resilience in the face of despair.

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I Don't Live Here Anymore (Vinyl)

I Don’t Live Here Anymore (Vinyl)

The War on Drugs

I Don't Live Here Anymore is The War on Drugs first studio album in four years and is an uncommon rock album about one of our most common but daunting processes - resilience in the face of despair.

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Comfort to Me

Comfort to Me

Amyl and the Sniffers

Amyl and The Sniffers' sophomore album draws from a wide pool of references ranging from old-school rock'n'roll and modern hardcore, to hometown heroes such as Coloured Balls and Cosmic Psychos

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Comfort to Me (Vinyl)

Comfort to Me (Vinyl)

Amyl and the Sniffers

Amyl and The Sniffers' sophomore album draws from a wide pool of references ranging from old-school rock'n'roll and modern hardcore, to hometown heroes such as Coloured Balls and Cosmic Psychos

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Local Valley

Local Valley

Jose Gonzalez

José Gonzalez's long-awaited fourth album, Local Valley, finds him - in the words of the first single ‘Visions' - "Imagining the worlds that could be/Shaping a mosaic of fates/For all sentient beings."

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Local Valley (Green Vinyl)

Local Valley (Green Vinyl)

Jose Gonzalez

José Gonzalez's long-awaited fourth album, Local Valley, finds him - in the words of the first single ‘Visions' - "Imagining the worlds that could be / Shaping a mosaic of fates / For all sentient beings."

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Classical Hugs: Music of Comfort and Hope

Classical Hugs: Music of Comfort and Hope

Various artists

This is music that puts its arm around us to offer sympathy and understanding, music that steadies us and cheers us, music full of contentment and hope.

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