FOXLight – Music Releases: Week of 4-23-2012

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Jack White steps out front in this week’s FOXLight music release roundup.  Blunderbuss is White’s first solo album in a long, prolific career…

Carole King wrote many hits for others before striking out on her own, and now you can hear her original demo versions of tracks like “Pleasant Valley Sunday” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” on The Legendary Demos

For country fans, a trio of choices from Lee Brice with Hard 2 LoveKip Moore stays Up All Night…and Marty Stuart returns with His Fabulous Superlatives on Nashville, Volume 1: Tear the Woodpile Down

Warren Haynes leads a quartet of live releases with Live at the Moody TheaterPeter Gabriel draws New Blood: Live in LondonBarry Manilow goes Live in London as well…and Joe Satriani gets Satchurated: Live in Montreal

Jack White’s Raconteur partner Brendan Benson goes solo as well on What Kind of World

The Wanted aim to become ‘*NSYNC’ to One Direction’s ‘Backstreet Boys’ with The EP – 7 new tracks from the British Boy band…

Liverpool hard rockers Anathema return with Weather Systems

Curtis Stigers covers Eddie Floyd, Jeff Tweedy and Bob Dylan on Let’s Go Out Tonight

This Machine is the eighth album from alt-rockers the Dandy Warhols

And three bands return from varying hiatuses: Eve 6 regroup for their first in nine years Speak in CodeTrixter end a 20-year drought with New Audio Machine…and the download EP One Drop marks the end of a 20-year studio silence from Public Image Ltd.

On the Reissue Front

The recent death of lead Monkee Davy Jones spurs two revivals: The Monkees’ 1987 album Pool It! returns in Deluxe Edition form adding two bonus tracks and a DVD of their Heart & Soul: Official Videography…and Davy Jones’ The Bell Recordings: 1971-72 adds 6 bonus tracks to his 1971 self-titled solo debut…

Little Feat‘s 1975 hit The Last Record Album returns via a straight-no-bonuses remaster from Rockbeat Records, putting it back in print for the first time in almost a decade…

Deborah Cox‘s eminently danceable 1995 self-titled debut returns as a Deluxe Edition from New Skool Sounds, adding a second disc of remixes to the remastered album…

And a gaggle of classic Phil Spector-produced albums become available as digital downloads: Bob B. Soxx and the Blue JeansZip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah…3 from The Crystals: Twist Uptown, He’s A Rebel and The Crystals Sing The Greatest Hits, Volume 1The RonettesPresenting The Fabulous Ronettes featuring VeronicaThe Phil Spector Wall of Sound Orchestra‘s Phil’s Flipsides…and the Various Artists comp Philles Records Presents Today’s Hits.

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