FOXLight – Music Releases: Week of 3-5-2012

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Bruce Springsteen launches a Wrecking Ball in this week’s FOXLight music release.  His 17th album, said to be his angriest in years, features Tom Morello, Matt Chamberlain and members of the E Street Band

Broadway diva Idina Menzel releases Live: Barefoot at the Symphony, which captured the next to last stop on her recent tour performing her favorite songs under the direction of guest conductor Marvin Hamlisch

The Magnetic Fields return to their ‘90s acoustic-meets-synthesizer sound on Love at the Bottom of the Sea

Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables is the first album in three years from folk rocker Todd Snider

Soul, folk and New Orleans jazz combine in Break it Yourself, the latest from Andrew Bird

The soundtrack to the new Disney adaptation of John Carter features Michael Giacchino’s majestic and muscular score…

Boney James, Bob James and Euge Groove join Paul Brown on his latest, The Funky Joint

Australian vocal group Human Nature salute their favorite American label on The Motown Record, securing a guest shot from Smokey Robinson

Start The Revolution Without Me is the Kaiser Chiefs’ latest, released last year in the UK, but arriving stateside with five additional tracks…

New Riders of the Purple Sage continue their reactivation with 17 Pine Avenue, featuring tracks written with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter

On the Reissue Front

Blues Traveler look back on a quarter century together on the double-disc career retrospective 25

Paul Revere and the Raiders lead singer Mark Lindsay has his solo career surveyed on The Complete Columbia Singles

And Rick Nelson’s late ‘70s stint on Epic Records arrives on CD in the U.S. in its entirety, including a good deal of unreleased stuff, as The Complete Epic Recordings.

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