FOXLight – Music Releases: Week of 5-7-2012

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An Eagle flies back in time in this week’s FOXLight music release roundup.  Glenn Frey covers classics from the ‘40s through the ‘70s on his first solo album since 1995, After Hours

Also hitting the covers trail is actress, and now singer Rita Wilson (aka Mrs. Tom Hanks) who nabs guest shots from Sheryl Crow, Jackson Browne and Vince Gill for her debut AM/FM

Neck of the Woods is the third album from L.A. based alterna-rockers Silversun Pickups

British rockers Keane were always influenced by Radiohead, and now they grab their engineer Dan Grech to produce their first full-length in four years Strangeland

The voice of Blur and Gorillaz Damon Albarn goes orchestral on his solo debut Dr. Dee

YouTube favorites Karmin ride their 200 million views to their major label debut Hello

People wondering about that haunting song on the latest Internet Explorer ad can find the answer on Alex Clare’s Diplo-produced debut Lateness of the Hour

Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins keeps busy on the band’s hiatus with her second solo album Sun Midnight Sun

Storm Corrosion is the much anticipated progressive collaboration between Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfelt and Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson

Gospel duo and We-TV reality stars Mary Mary drop a collection of songs from and inspired by their series, Go Get It

This Is How I Feel is the fifth album from R&B hit-maker Tank

Soundtracks of the motion picture scores for Dark Shadows and Battleship join a Broadway EP of Songs from How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying featuring newly installed lead Nick Jonas

And Dee Snider gives theb treatment to Broadway hits from Cabaret, Phantom and others on Dee Does Broadway.

On the Reissue Front

Stop Us If You’ve Heard This Before is the long-awaited rarities collection from Barenaked Ladies, and though not as big as some might hope, it does contain 12 tracks of demos, live tracks and exclusive remixes…

Sony Masterworks Broadway releases two classic reissues: Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett‘s The CBS Television Specials: Live at Carnegie Hall/Live at Lincoln Center contains their 1962 and 1971 TV special soundtracks remastered…and in the case of Live at Lincoln Center, making its CD debut…Legends of Broadway: Liza Minnelli Live at the Winter Garden features Minnelli’s January 1974 concert remastered from engineer Phil Ramone’s first generation tapes for the first time…

The Essential Mariah Carey, essentially a repackage of her 2001 double-disc Greatest Hits comp, arrives stateside after being renamed/re-released overseas last year…

Pitbull‘s Original Hits corrals 18 tracks from his salad days on the TVT label from 2004-2007, giving new-to-the-party fans a slick way of hearing the artist on the cusp of his worldwide fame…

Kidz Bop Kids have been screeching around long enough to warrant their very own hits comp, and Ultimate Hits is just that, with 13 hits from their most recent albums…

And return to the ’80s with Greg Kihn Band‘s Best of Beserkley ’75-’84, collecting 21 remastered tracks including their biggest, “Jeopardy” and “The Break-Up Song”…and Phil Collins‘ 1989 smash …But Seriously, which I mentioned last week, finally escapes the gate after a short delay, and still sports the 24KT+Gold remastering treatment from Audio Fidelity’s legendary sonic guru Steve Hoffman.

Still not enough for ya?  Well, then head over here for the FOXLight Podcast – your FREE (in caps, cause it’s important!) source for the week’s DVD and music releases.

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




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