FOXLight – Music Releases: Week of 8-27-2012

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Alanis Morissette leads this week’s round of music releases in the FOXLight.  Four years since her last album and seventeen since her breakthrough, Morissette returns with Havoc and Bright Lights

Dierks Bentley drops a five song download-only EP, Country & Cold Cans

Grammy and Dove Award winner TobyMac returns with some more inspirational pop, Eye On It

Eminem, Busta Rhymes and Cee-Lo Green show up and throwdown on the debut from rap collective Slaughterhouse, Welcome To: Our House

Beautiful Surprise is the latest from R&B songstress Tamia

The Rippingtons celebrate 25 years together on Built To Last

A double shot of the blues are served up by the Robert Cray Band on Nothin’ But Love…and Albert Cummings’ latest No Regrets

Broadway and former Eight is Enough star Betty Buckley salutes the great male-sung musical hits on Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway

The Gods of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath unite as Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi drop a double-disc collaboration, Who Cares

Bruce Hornsby handled the soundtrack for Spike Lee’s latest, Red Hook Summer: Music From The Original Motion Picture

Bonnie Raitt and others join Maia Sharp on her latest, Change The Ending

And iconic comedian Harry Shearer welcomes guests including Dr. John, Fountains of Wayne and Jane Lynch on the download-only Can’t Take A Hint.

On the Reissue Front

Art Garfunkel curates his own two-disc, 34-track career retrospective The Singer, which covers his Simon & Garfunkel and solo careers…

Roxy Music: The Complete Studio Recordings spans their packed decade from 1972-1982 on eight CDs including copious bonus tracks, and four DVDs containing high resolution versions of each album…

Groundbreaking record label A&M Records celebrates 50 years since Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss founded it with a boxed set retrospective A&M 50: The Anniversary Collection, which features hits from across their many genres by Alpert, The Carpenters, The Police, Sheryl Crow and Janet Jackson

The second round of Frank Zappa album remasters spans 1972-79 and includes Waka/Jawaka, The Grand Wazoo, Over-Nite Sensation, Apostrophe (‘), Roxy & Elsewhere, One Size Fits All, Zoot Allures, Bongo Fury, Studio Tan, Sleep Dirt, and Sheik Yerbouti

Johnny Mathis‘ overlooked Mercury recordings get revisited on two two-fer collections pairing 1964’s Tender Is The Night/The Wonderful World of Make Believe and 1965’s Love Is Everything/Broadway, and Broadway is previously unreleased…

The hit career of Gary Lewis & The Playboys gets a long-needed corralling on The Complete Liberty Singles – two CDs and 45 tracks total representing every A- and B-side recorded for the label…

And Sony/Legacy’s Complete Albums boxed set campaign continues with The Brecker BrothersComplete Arista Albums Collection (eight CDs), Etta JamesComplete Private Music Blues, Rock and Soul Albums Collection (seven CDs), and Sarah Vaughan‘s Complete Columbia Albums Collection (four CDs).

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




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