FOXLight – Music Releases: Week of 9-17-2012

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It’s another big music release week in the FOXLight, led by P!nk who roars back with The Truth About Love

Carly Rae Jepsen expands on that song-you-can’t-get-out-of-your-head.  Her debut Kiss features “Call Me Maybe” and tracks with Owl City and Justin Bieber

Kanye West waited almost till Fall to drop his label compilation G.O.O.D. Music: Cruel Summer, with tracks by John Legend, Pusha T and 2 Chainz

Battle Born marks the return of The Killers after a four year break…

Nelly Furtado reappears with The Spirit Indestructible

Shields is the fourth album from Grizzly Bear

Legendary rock producer Glyn Johns mans the board for Band of Horses’ latest Mirage Rock

Aimee Mann’s Charmer is her first since 2008…

Sean Paul grabs Kelly Rowland and Chris Brown for guest shots on Tomahawk Technique

Jazz supergroup Fourplay returns with Espirit de Four

Rickie Lee Jones covers Rod Stewart, The Band and The Rolling Stones on The Devil You Know, produced by Ben Harper

Dinosaur, Jr. drop their third release since reuniting in 2005, I Bet On Sky

Country kickers arrive from Big & Rich, reuniting after four years for Hillbilly JediDwight Yoakam’s first album in seven years, 3 PearsRyan Bingham follows up his 2010 Oscar and Grammy wins on Tomorrowland…and Easton Corbin’s sophomore release is All Over The Road

And returning after long breaks: Ben Folds Five reunite for their first album since 1999, The Sound of the Life of the Mind…and Meat & Bone is the first in eight years from the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

On the Reissue Front

Michael Jackson’s Bad celebrates its 25th Anniversary in several configurations: a standard 2 CD edition containing the remastered album plus a disc of rare demos and remixes…a Deluxe Edition adding an additional CD and DVD of a July 1988 concert at Wembley Arena…plus vinyl and digital download editions as well…

Motown, who never miss an opportunity to piggyback on a major Michael Jackson release, dip into their Jackson 5 vault for the double-disc Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls, a whopping 32 tracks that have either remained unreleased or appear in alternate versions, including one produced by Stevie Wonder

Paul Simon‘s Live in New York City features a 2011 show recorded at the intimate NYC venue Webster Hall, with songs spanning his entire career from Simon & Garfunkel through last year’s So Beautiful or So What.  This comes in a CD/DVD combo, or sans CD as a DVD, Blu-ray or digital download…

The glam-rock band Angel was discovered by KISS’s Gene Simmons during that band’s mid-70’s heyday, yet never really attained the level of fame that KISS had despite Simmons’ backing.  The Rock Candy reissue label brings back their first three Casablanca albums: 1975’s Angel, 1976’s Helluva Band, and 1977’s On Earth As It Is In Heaven – all in 24-bit remastered form, and each with a new 4,000 word essay…

Finally, some Dispatches from the UK: INXS worldwide hit Kick returns as Kick 25, a 25th Anniversary Limited Edition adding a second disc of remixes, demos and previously unreleased tracks, and a Super Deluxe Edition that adds a DVD documentary, stickers, a poster and a hardcover book…a comprehensive 2 CD Duran Duran comp, The Biggest and the Best has pretty much every hit single you could imagine, plus some rarities…Crystal Gayle‘s two 1975 albums Crystal Gayle and Somebody Loves You return remastered together on 1 CD…and Steve Miller Band‘s first five albums (1968’s Children of the Future and Sailor, 1969’s Brave New World and Your Saving Grace and 1970’s Number 5) each get remastered in six-panel digipaks, with updated liner notes featuring a 2012 interview with Miller.

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