FOXLight – Music Releases: Week of 9-10-2012

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The sleeping music industry wakes up to deliver a packed roster for this week’s FOXLight…

On the 50th anniversary of his debut, Bob Dylan delivers his 35th album, Tempest

Dave Matthews Band reunites with the producer of their first three now-classic albums, Steve Lillywhite, for Away From The World

ZZ Top team up with producer Rick Rubin for their first in nine years, La Futura

Rick Rubin also produced the latest from the Avett Brothers, The Carpenter

Little Big Town return after a two-year break with Tornado

London trio The XX break a three-year silence with Coexist

Sean Kingston, Machine Gun Kelly and the deceased Notorious B.I.G. join rapper DMX on Undisputed

Kix Brooks nabbed Joe Walsh to guest on the title track of his second solo album New To This Town

Prestige is the latest from Latin hip-hopper Daddy Yankee

Hoobastank rock out on their indie label debut Fight or Flight

Danish duo The Raveonettes follow up last year’s Raven in the Grave with Observator

Two Southern rockers go solo: Drive-by Trucker Patterson Hood goes it alone for the third time on Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance…and Black Crowes-leader Chris Robinson and his Brotherhood drop their second album in six months, The Magic Door

And four ‘80s faves return: Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler’s latest is a double-disc import, PrivateeringThe Pet Shop Boys recorded in L.A. for the first time on Elysium…Talking Head David Byrne teams up with indie darling St. Vincent for Love This Giant…and two other Talking Heads return as the Tom Tom Club on the download-only Downtown Rockers.

On the Reissue Front

Emerson, Lake & Palmer sees a couple of their classic albums remastered yet again (on the Razor & Tie reissue label this go-round), this time as Deluxe Editions.  1970′s debut Emerson, Lake & Palmer and the following year’s Tarkus each get a second CD of alternate stereo mixes and bonus tracks, plus a DVD containing 5.1 surround sound mixes…

The Knack raid their vaults for Rock & Roll Is Good For You: The Fieger/Avarre Demos, 14 demos recorded between 1973 and 1975, some of which were re-worked into later Knack classics, and all never-before-heard…

Shout! Factory follow-up their recent studio albums collection from The English Beat with their first ever live release Live at the US Festival ’82 & ’83, a DVD/CD set featuring both full performances on the DVD and a companion CD with the best tracks from those two shows…

And Sony Masterworks collects the cream of their vast catalog of original Broadway cast recordings for the 25-disc Broadway in a Box: The Essential Broadway Musicals Collection, which contains mini-LP replicas of the classic scores from My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Cabaret, A Chorus Line, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, Hello Dolly!, The King and I, Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music and many more.

Head over here for the FREE FOXLight Podcast, combining the week’s hottest music and DVD releases all in one place.

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




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