FOXLight – Music Releases: Week of 5-14-2012

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Flamboyant American Idol season eight runner-up Adam Lambert returns to lead this week’s FOXLight music release roundup, going all out with help from Dr. Luke, Bruno Mars and Nile Rodgers on Trespassing

Jack Black and Kyle Gass return as mock-rockers Tenacious D for their first album since 2006 Rize of the Fenix, landing Dave Grohl on drums…

Santana goes all-instrumental for his 36th album Shape Shifter

Willie Nelson returns to the label of his greatest success on Heroes, a collection of new and re-imagined songs with a slew of guests including Merle Haggard, Sheryl Crow and Snoop Dogg

The end of an era? You be the judge on Glee: The Music, Season Three – The Graduation Album, containing literal swan songs for most of the cast…

Baltimore-based Beach House return with their fourth full-length, Bloom

Best Coast team up with major knob-twister Jon Brion who adds a pro sheen to their latest, The Only Place

Owl City drops a download-only EP Shooting Star featuring Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus on guest vocals…

Occupy This Album features 99 tracks from 99 artists including Jackson Browne, Tom Morello and Devo providing a soundtrack for the nascent Occupy movement…

Live & Inspired covers a 2010 Detroit stand from hard rockers Godsmack

Lisa Marie Presley hooked up with hot producer T-Bone Burnett for the more stripped down Storm & Grace

Jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli siphons tracks from pop and jazz music’s best from the last 50 years including Billy Joel, Lennon & McCartney and John Coltrane for the split personality Double Exposure

And two Original Broadway Cast Recordings to spotlight: the multi-Tony®-nominated Newsies: The Musical, and the already closed Lysistrata Jones.

On the Reissue Front

Pantera‘s 1992 sonic assault Vulgar Display of Power returns in a Deluxe Edition adding a bonus DVD of their performance at Monsters of Rock in Italy in 1992 to the remastered album…

UMG adds two more to their ICON single disc best-of series: Aerosmith: ICON – Tough Love: Best of the Ballads…and Hank Williams, Jr.: ICON

Concord Music reissues 3 classic jazz sessions: Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Max Roach and Charles Mingus teamed in 1953 for The Quintet: Jazz at Massey HallBill Evans 1962 studio session Moonbeams…and Thelonious Monk‘s 1958 classic Misterioso, each replete with bonus tracks.

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