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Music show: Newton Faulkner, Liam Gallagher and Carla Bruni

By: Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

Hailed for his signature percussive acoustic guitar skills, pop-folk songsmith Newton Faulkner has been dubbed the "British Jack Johnson". He talks to Richelle Harrison Plesse about returning to the spotlight with a grittier, more soulful sound on "Hit the Ground Running".

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Plus, we take a spin through some of the week’s major music releases; the bad boy of Britpop and ex-Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher drops his long-awaited debut solo album, and France’s former first lady Carla Bruni lends her smoky vocals to stripped-back covers of classic tunes by Depeche Mode, ABBA and the Rolling Stones.

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