FOXLight – Music Releases: Week of 7-23-2012

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J-Lo looks back in this week’s FOXLight music release roundup.  Her first career retrospective is the 16-track Dance Again: The Hits, also in a Deluxe Edition adding a DVD with 11 music videos…

The Gaslight Anthem go major label for their fourth album Handwritten with a major producer behind the boards, Brendan O’Brien

Passion Pit follow-up their 2009 debut with the highly anticipated Gossamer

Slipknot bring the first chapter of their career to a close with Antennas to Hell, a collection of hits, fan favorites, and live tracks…

Love and Theft started off as a trio, but pare down to a country duo on their self-titled major label debut…

Former Red Hot Chili Pepper John Frusciante drops his first new music since leaving the group, the 5-track EP Letur-Lefr

And Montreal duo Purity Ring release their full-length debut, the synth-filled Shrines.

On the Reissue Front

Bob Mould’s post Hüsker Dü project Sugar sees the bulk of their recorded output reissued in two Deluxe Editions: Copper Blue is paired with the companion Beaster EP and adds a third disc with a complete 1992 live show…and File Under: Easy Listening adds a second disc of B-sides plus a complete 1994 live show…

Booker T. & The MG’s debut Green Onions gets a remastering adding two bonus tracks and new liner notes…

Peter Green, in hiding for many years after founding and then leaving Fleetwood Mac, reappeared in the mid-’90s and formed the Peter Green Splinter GroupBlues Don’t Change is a 2001 album originally available only at their concerts, but which now gets an official wide release…

Two albums from The Guess Who return remastered with bonus tracks: 1973’s #10 and 1974’s Road Food

Six years of vintage live recordings from Jerry Lee Lewis are collected on the 3-disc/60-track The Killer Live! 1964-1970

Rap fans can look out for GZA‘s 1995 album returning as Liquid Swords: The Chess Box, which is now remastered with a second disc of RZA-produced instrumental versions, plus a miniature wooden chess set…and The Pharcyde‘s 1992 debut album Bizarre Ride II returns in an Expanded Edition adding two more discs of instrumentals, B-sides and remixes…

Finally some Dispatches from the UK, available in the US via import:  ’70s teen idol David Cassidy took a break from The Partridge Family to launch a solo career, and two of those albums, 1972’s Rock Me Baby and Cherish get resurrected together on a single CD…The Osmonds 1975 live album Around The World: Live in Concert returns in a 2-disc set…and the short-but-sweet career of R&B piano man Johnny Ace gets compiled on Ace’s Wild: The Complete Solo Sides and Sessions – a disc containing all of Ace’s solo recordings plus a disc of his hottest session work backing up Bobby Bland, Earl Forest and BB King.

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




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