FOXLight – Music Releases: Week of 6-20-2011

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Kanye West’s favorite indie rockers lead this week’s FOXLight music release roundup.  Bon Iver goes self-titled for their second full length of almost New Age-y tracks…

Planet Pit marks the return of Pitbull, who reunites with Enrique Iglesias, plus T-Pain, Ne-Yo and Marc Anthony

Jill Scott returns to the studio on The Light of the Sun, with guests Eve, Doug E. Fresh and Anthony Hamilton

Weird Al Yankovic comes back after five years with Alpocalypse, this time taking on Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Lady GaGa…

Matt Nathanson’s Modern Love would fit in nicely among Maroon 5 and David Gray tracks in a playlist…

Seal, Rascal Flatts and Chris Botti join Michael Bolton on Gems: The Duet Collection

Get Your Heart On! is the latest from pop-punkers Simple Plan

Dave Alvin returns to the blues rocking sound of his former band, The Blasters, on his 11th solo album appropriately titled Eleven Eleven

Justin Moore drops another set of country cookers, Outlaws Like Me

‘80s rockers Night Ranger return with Somewhere in California

Paul Hardcastle continues to fuse Jazz with rhythmic dance beats on Hardcastle VI

Viral video visionaries OK Go cement their other reputation as a tight live band on 180/365

And Olivia Newton-John’s Portraits: A Tribute to Great Women of Song, released six years ago in Europe and Australia, finally arrives stateside.

On the Reissue Front

Peter Tosh’s first two solo albums after splitting from Bob Marley’s Wailers, 1976’s Legalize It and the next year’s Equal Rights each return as Legacy Editions adding a second disc of outtakes and rarities to the remastered albums…

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly celebrate their 35th year as an R&B unit with the 15 track Greatest Hits

Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1 – 1960 is the first in a series of boxed sets celebrating pop hits of that decade, from Duane Eddy, Percy Faith and others, sans vocals.  This one is a 3 disc, 81 track affair, 16 of which were never on CD and 45 appear in rare true stereo…

And Universal’s ICON best of series rolls on with a new batch featuring an eclectic mix of artists including: Bill Cosby, Cream, Bing Crosby, Buddy Guy, Billie Holiday, Insane Clown Posse, Righteous Brothers, Thin Lizzy, and Steve Winwood.

Grab the FOXLight Podcast here, and stop back at this page throughout the week for any last-minute updates as they occur.

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




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