FOXLight – Music Releases: Week of 6-18-2012

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Justin Bieber grows up in this week’s FOXLight music release roundup.  Believe means to be a more adult offering, with guest shots from Ludacris, Nicki Minaj and Drake

Kenny Chesney’s 13th studio album arrives, and Welcome To The Fishbowl brings Tim McGraw and Grace Potter along for the ride…

Fiona Apple breaks a seven-year silence with a title I’ll shorten for time purposes:  The Idler Wheel

The reunited Smashing Pumpkins independently release their 7th official studio album, Oceania

Glen Hansard takes a break from The Frames, Swell Season and Broadway glory on his full length solo debut Rhythm and Repose

The very Scottish soundtrack to Disney Pixar’s latest Brave features Patrick Doyle and Birdy with backing from Mumford & Sons

Sax master Gerald Albright teams up with like minded Norman Brown for ten killer soul and jazz tracks titled 24/7

Neneh Cherry ends a 13-year break forming a band called The Thing and dropping The Cherry Thing, with covers of The Stooges, Suicide, and Neneh’s dad, Don Cherry

‘90s singer songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins is still making music and returns with The Crossing

Country troubadour Don Williams makes a surprise return, with Keith Urban, Alison Krauss and Vince Gill offering support on And So It Goes

The View From The Bottom is the first new album in 8 years by turn-of-the-millennium rockers Lit

Rock chick Lita Ford returns with the tongue-in-cheek titled Living Like A Runaway

And live albums arrive from Jimmy Buffett, with Welcome To Fin City: Live from Las Vegas 2011Richard Marx A Night Out With Friends, some of which include JC Chasez and Hugh JackmanReturn to Forever drop the double live The Mothership Returns…and Al Jarreau joins with the Metropole Orkest for Al Jarreau and the Metropole Orkest Live.

On the Reissue Front

The Best of Kylie Minogue features 21 hits and a DVD of music videos…

Legendary Kraut-rockers Can excavate 3 CDs worth of unreleased studio, soundtrack and live material – a veritable treasure trove for true fans – humbly titled The Lost Tapes

Electroni-cat Moby revisits, or rather lets other people revisit his most recent album for Destroyed. Remixed., with David Lynch, Holy Ghost! and System Divine providing remixes…

Jane’s Addiction‘s classic 1988 album Nothing’s Shocking gets the limited-edition 24KT + Gold remastering treatment from the lab-jacketed sonic geniuses at Audio Fidelity…

Buck Owens‘ classic 1972 album “Live” at the White House returns with 9 bonus tracks which are comprised of a special performance Owens recorded that same year specially for the Apollo 16 crew.  Only they’ve heard this performance, in outer space no less, until now – it’s Earth premiere!…

Nicolette Larsen‘s 1985 and 1986 albums …Say When and Rose of My Heart return remastered on one “two-fer” CD via Australian reissue label Raven…

Real Gone Music collect every single A and B-side B.J. Thomas released on the Scepter label from 1966’s “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” through 1972’s double-sided hit “That’s What Friends Are For/Happier Than The Morning Sun” on The Complete Scepter Singles.  This is the most comprehensive collection of the biggest hit-making phase of Thomas’ career – 44 tracks on 2 CDs…

And Philadelphia Road: The Best of the Bacon Brothers collects 18 studio tracks from their first four albums, plus a new sibling-oriented teaming with the Bellamy Brothers on “Guilty of the Crime”.

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