FOXLight – Music Releases: Week of 3-26-2012

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Hit-makers from the ‘80s, ‘90s and beyond lead this week’s roundup of music releases in the FOXLight…

Madonna returns to show the young’uns how it’s done on MDNA, her first in four years…

Another ‘80s chart-topper, Lionel Richie teams up with Tim McGraw, Jennifer Nettles, Kenny Chesney and others to reinvent his past hits as country songs on Tuskegee

Macy Gray adds her own twist to tracks by Metallica, Radiohead and Eurythmics on Covered

Bring It On Home, the latest from Joan Osborne, features covers of classic soul and blues tracks originally by Al Green, Ray Charles and Muddy Waters

And even more covers are on the way from current Celebrity Apprentice contestant and former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken on Steadfast

Flying Colors seek to meld folk, prog, pop and metal into one big ol’ sonic stew on their self-titled debut…

Nothing’s Going To Change The Way You Feel About Me Now is the long-winded title of the latest from Justin Townes Earle, and takes his sound in a more Memphis Soul direction…

Album number four from Alt-Rockers All-American Rejects is Kids in the Street

The Mars Volta return for the sixth time on Noctourniquet

Heavy Metal fans can throw up their devil horns for Ministry’s first new material in 5 years, RelapseOverkill enter their 32nd year as a unit on The Electric Age…and Iron Maiden go live from Chile on En Vivo!

On the Reissue Front

Katy Perry adds three new tracks to her 2010 album, now re-christened Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection

Billy Bragg & Wilco’s classic 1998 teaming triples in size to 3 CDs on Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions

And 1977’s hit compilation Philadelphia Classics expands to 4 CDs with 23 extra tracks, some newly mixed, some unreleased, but all from the renowned and still active ears of mixing legend Tom Moulton.  Currently available on import from the UK (though available domestically as of April 17th), the new title of the set is Philadelphia International Classics: The Tom Moulton Remixes

And Real Gone Music, a new reissue label that has risen from the ashes of the old gangs from Rhino and Collector’s Choice, has four eclectic releases this week:  Frankie Avalon‘s Muscle Beach Party: The United Artists SessionsClint Eastwood makes your day with Rawhide’s Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy FavoritesRick Springfield‘s pre-TV recording debut, 1972’s Beginnings… and a ’70s two-fer from The Tubes: Now and Young and Rich.

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