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My 'The Best of Bond' CD died for Queen and country. Sung along to with abandon, played to destruction, it died nobly. But few recent Bond songs have come close to the high points (and notes) of Shirley Bassey's bests ("Diamonds are Forever"! "Moonraker"!) or Lulu's subtle way with a lyric ("He has a powerful WEAPON, he charges a million a SHOT").

Album: Willie Nelson, Heroes (Sony Legacy)

For Heroes, Willie Nelson both delves into the past, with songs from country music's Forties prehistory, and the present day, with covers of material by Tom Waits, Pearl Jam and Coldplay.

Kathleen Edwards, 02 Islington Academy, London

This Canadian songstress had existed with moderate success on the fringes of the Americana scene for nearly a decade. But last year a rather explosive episode in her private life took the, normally emotionally-charged, singer’s approach to another level and thrust her into the arms - both professionally and personally - of Justin Vernon, the front man of Bon Iver.

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Album: Levon Helm, Ramble at the Ryman (Vanguard)

Recorded live in hometown Woodstock, Helm and his excellent band apply themselves to a dozen tunes from recent solo outings, the Band's back catalogue and the top end of the R&B canon.

Is this the end? Morrison may be cleared of obscenity after 40 years

Almost 40 years after his death, Jim Morrison could finally be allowed to rest in peace after the Governor of Florida said he was willing to consider a posthumous pardon of The Doors singer, who was sentenced to jail in 1969 for indecent exposure and profanity at a concert in Miami.

Cash prizes for the best teachers – as chosen by the pupils

A new online lesson service will be able to stockpile lessons from any secondary school in the country – which can then be accessed by teachers and students anywhere.

Sheryl Crow, Dingwalls, London

When Sheryl Crow walks into this intimate Camden venue, there's a moment's frisson at seeing such American movie-star beauty close up. But the sweaty excitement she must have hoped for by returning to club-size venues is icily absent. No one seems particularly pleased to be here. Instead, Crow has to chivvy and guilt-trip the crowd into reacting at all. She must wonder why she bothered; and if the problem is them, or her.

Chrysalis benefits from commercials

The music publisher Chrysalis saw a rise in its third-quarter revenue figures thanks to the use of its songs in commercials for Halifax bank and Apple's iPad.

Album: Sheryl Crow, 100 Miles from Memphis (A&M)

Crow's most recent foray into the spotlight came not with a hit record, but with her pronouncement that we ought to use just one sheet of toilet paper per visit.

Album: Sheryl Crow,100 Miles from Memphis (Polydor)

100 Miles from Memphis heralds a shift in Sheryl Crow's approach, from bland country-tinged singer-songwriter to blue-eyed soul diva, a move she struggles to carry off with any conviction.

Musicians look to clean up their acts

Industry gathers to discuss how to make lavish rock'n'roll tours more environmentally friendly

Album: Johnny Cash, American VI: Ain't No Grave (American)

It would be hard, if not impossible, for this sixth volume of Johnny Cash's American series to equal the pinnacular standard of its predecessor A Hundred Highways, which at the time was believed to be the final batch of songs stockpiled by the producer Rick Rubin before Cash's death.

File-sharer fined nearly $2m in landmark case

Recording giants secure victory in fight against single mother with limited means

US banks to pay back $68bn in bailout funds

The US government will be repaid a third of the money it pumped into the country's teetering banks last year, after the Treasury department said 10 banks were strong enough to stand once again on their own two feet.

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