FOXLight – Music Releases: Week of 8-22-2011

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The FOXLight gets in The Game in this week’s music release roundup.  The R.E.D. Album has The Game on the mic, and Dr. Dre, Pharrell and Kanye West behind the board…

Weezer, having done their own Green Album, now appear on The MuppetsGreen Album, along with OK Go, The Fray and others as they take on Muppets classics…

What Matters Most: Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman has La Streisand tackling 10 newly-recorded tracks by the songwriting duo, and a Deluxe Edition adds 10 more that were recorded throughout Streisand’s career…

Stevie Nicks, Colbie Caillat and Martina McBride join former Eurythmic Dave Stewart on his latest solo effort The Blackbird Diaries

Stephen Malkmus returns to The Jicks for their fifth album, the Beck-produced Mirror Traffic.

Three from the Country side:  Texas songbird Sunny Sweeney returns with her sophomore release ConcreteGabe Dixon drops his Band and picks up Alison Krauss for his solo debut One Spark…and Connie Smith goes for just her third album in 33 years Long Line of Heartaches, produced by hubby Marty Stuart

Rock goes coast-to-coast:  Miami hard-rockers Black Tide return with album number two Post Mortem…and You Are All I See is the second album from L.A.-based Active Child

Platinum Hit – The Winning Songs: Season One features tracks from the Bravo competition hosted by Kara DioGuardi and Jewel, including winner Sonyae Elise.

On the Reissue Front

The soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? returns in a 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, expanding the Roots/Bluegrass sampler to 2 CDs, adding 12 unreleased tracks…

18 tracks cover 32 years in the recording life of Patti Smith on Outside Society: Looking Back 1975-2007, featuring the cream of her Arista and Columbia years…

Stephin Merritt’s pre-Magnetic Fields recordings get collected on the aptly-titled Obscurities, with five previously unreleased tracks and nine hard-to-find ones…

And put on your dancin’ shoes for these returning classics: Stephanie Mills’ 3 albums for 20th Century Records plus their rare 12-inch single versions are collected on the two disc Feel the Fire: The 20th Century CollectionTavares’ long out-of-print mid-seventies albums In The City and Sky High each return with bonus tracks galore…as does The Pointer Sisters’ 1983 smash Break Out in a Deluxe Expanded Edition.

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




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