FOXLight – Music Releases: Week of 9-3-2012

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Matchbox Twenty lead a packed post Labor Day music release week in the FOXLight.  Rob Thomas and the boys reunite to end a ten-year silence with North

4th Street Feeling is the 12th album from Melissa Etheridge, named after the main drag in her hometown of Leavenworth, Kansas…

Cat Power scratches out her first original album since 2006, Sun

When I’m President marks album number 20 from former Mott the Hoople leader Ian Hunter

A triple-shot of ‘90s nostalgia, led by Smash Mouth who return with a new lead guitarist on MagicBig Bad Voodoo Daddy swing once again on Rattle Them Bones…and Brian Setzer rocks out on four different continents on Rockabilly Riot! Live From The Planet

Animal Collective’s original lineup returns for their 10th album Centipede Hz

Las Vegas-based indie rockers Imagine Dragons debut their first full-length Night Visions

The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney produces the latest by The Sheepdogs, a self-titled effort…

Bob Mould entered the studio fresh off the opening slot on Foo Fighters’ last tour, and exited with Silver Age

Eurythmic Dave Stewart returns to Nashville for a second go-round on The Ringmaster General, with guests Alison Krauss, Jessie Baylin and Joss Stone

Jazz greats Chick Corea and Gary Burton celebrate 40 years as a collaborative team with Hot House

And TV turns into reality as Smash star Megan Hilty actually takes on the Marilyn Monroe role in the Encores! Production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and is joined on the Cast Recording by Rachel York and Clarke Thorell.

On the Reissue Front

Judas Priest’s 1982 smash Screaming For Vengeance gets expanded in a Special 30th Anniversary Edition, adding six bonus tracks and a DVD featuring their historic set at the US Festival…

Tommy Bolin’s 1975 groundbreaker Teaser expands twice: in the 3 CD The Definitive Teaser which adds 2 CDs of alternates and outtakes to the remastered album…and the 5 CD The Definitive Teaser: Collector’s Edition adds 2 more discs of new recordings marrying Bolin’s vocals and guitar histrionics to new backing tracks recorded by a star packed roster including Warren Haynes, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather and Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford

And Dionne Warwick’s 1979 comeback, the Barry Manilow-produced Dionne gets remastered and adds a new essay and two bonus tracks.

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