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Since coming to prominence in the late 2000s ADELE has racked up 15 GRAMMY wins after which she began an historic hiatus. She’s recently made a highly anticipated return with her album 30, and by all accounts is likely headed back to the podium for more awards. Check out this month's Music Alive! cover story to learn more.

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  • Adele’s comeback Album 30 leads with “Easy On Me”

  • The instruments of Japan are ancient, with its mysterious ensemble reserved for the elite.

  • The Golden Age of Broadway musicals paved the way for the hits you know today.

  • U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” is a timeless rock ballad with roots in American gospel

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Hear the Music: This monthly playlist accompanies every issue of Music Alive!

  1. Easy On Me Adele 3:45
  2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Remastered 2007) U2 4:37
  3. Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin' (From "Oklahoma!" Soundtrack) Gordon MacRae 2:31
  4. If I Were a Bell Jean Simmons (performer), Marlon Brando (performer) 2:51
  5. Some Enchanted Evening (From the Musical ''South Pacific'') Billy Eckstine 3:27
  6. Something's Coming Leonard Bernstein And The New York Philharmonic Orchestra 2:40
  7. The Sound Of Music: My Favorite Things Oscar Hammerstein II & Michael Reed & Richard Rodgers & Royal Philharmonic Pops Orchestra 2:35
  8. There's no Business Like Show Business Howard Keel 3:08
  9. Wouldn't It Be Loverly (Voice) Marni Nixon 4:20
  10. Irite Kyoto Imperial Court Music Orchestra 3:35
  11. Aki No Koto No Ha Satomi Saeki And Alcvin Takegawa Ramos 4:46
  12. Jussuiraku The Imperial Court Ensemble 5:03
  13. Hyōjō Netori Nippon Gagaku Kai 1:25
  14. The Flute Orchestra Toru Takemitsu 0:52