FOXLight – Music Releases: Week of 5-23-2011

Audio clip:

It might seem like it’s been out forever, but Lady GaGa’s Born This Way leads this week’s FOXLight, and it’s expected to be the biggest selling debut of the year…

Brad Paisley returns with a guest roster including Carrie Underwood, Don Henley and Alabama on This Is Country Music

Glee: The Music, Volume 6 features 18 tracks performed by the TV cast on Season 2, including 3 new originals…

Are we ready for uplifting pop music?  Foster The People seem to think so, with their debut Torches

Stephen Marley, son of Bob, drops the first part of a two volume Reggae set, Revelation Part 1: The Roots of Life

Journey’s latest – and first with Steve Perry soundalike Arnel Pineda – is Eclipse, and it’s a Walmart exclusive.

Valleyheart is the third album from Depeche Mode tourmates She Wants Revenge

Your guess is as good as mine on how many original members still exist, but Atlanta Rhythm Section return on With All Due Respect

Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek teams up with Roy Rogers – not the deceased cowboy, but rather the slide guitar master – for Translucent Blues

Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore drops his latest, Demolished Thoughts, with Beck on board as producer.

And on the Reissue Front

Capitalizing on Steven Tyler’s American Idol resurgence, Aerosmith release Tough Love: Best of the Ballads with a dubious tracklist, as most would probably not consider “Rag Doll” or “Love In An Elevator” a ballad…

5 New Kids on the Block hits combine with 5 from the Backstreet Boys on NKOTBSB, also featuring one new track with all of them…

Essential Roseanne Cash collects 36 tracks spanning 1978 through 2009 on 2 CDs…

New Jersey band Franke & The Knockouts get compiled on The Best of Franke & The Knockouts: Sweetheart – Anniversary Edition, featuring 19 tracks including the original version of Eric Carmen’s hit “Hungry Eyes”…

14 classic country duets are collected on The Very Best of Buck Owens & Susan Raye

A comp that really should have been released on April 20th, Marijuana Madness: The Best of Reefer Songs 1927-1947 features herb-inspired tracks by Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman and others…

And Universal drops nine more entries in their ICON: The Very Best of… series, with Louis Armstrong, Gin Blossoms, The Mamas & The Papas, Willie Nelson, New Edition, Kelly Price, Conway Twitty, Muddy Waters and Hank Williams each getting compiled for what likely won’t be the last time.

Check out the FOXLight Podcast here, and stop back at this page throughout the week for any updates to the music release schedule as they happen!

In New York…I’m Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk!




Comments