Rod Stewart, Neil Young and Toby Keith lead the FOXLight Music Releases: Week of 10-29-2012

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Rod Stewart delivers his first holiday album in this week’s FOXLight music release roundup.  Mary J. Blige, Michael Buble and Cee-Lo Green join “Hot Rod” on Merry Christmas, Baby

Cee-Lo then welcomes Rod Stewart on his own holiday affair, Cee-Lo’s Magic Moment

Neil Young and Crazy Horse regroup for the second time this year on Psychedelic Pill, a double-disc CD containing 8 sprawling tracks…

Hope on the Rocks is the sixteenth album from Country superstar Toby Keith

Macy Gray celebrates the 40th Anniversary of her favorite album - Stevie Wonder‘s Talking Book – by recording it herself in its entirety…

Rock supergroup Black Country Communion bring the thunder on their third album Afterglow

Flyleaf prepare to part ways with lead singer Lacey Sturm with her final showcase, New Horizons

Cradle of Filth return with The Manticore and Other Horrors

Scottish DJ Calvin Harris brings high-caliber guests Rihanna, Ne-Yo and Ellie Goulding to his latest, 18 Months

Meek Mill drops his full-length non-mixtape debut Dreams & Nightmares

And we come full circle with more holiday releases:  Katherine Jenkins merges “classic” and “Classical” on This is Christmas...Trans-Siberian Orchestra drop a five-track EP Dreams of Fireflies (On A Christmas Night)Andre Rieu brings his violin Home For The Holidays…Everything But The Girl’s Tracey Thorn mixes some old with some new on Tinsel & Lights…Ten classics meet two originals on A Rita Coolidge Christmas…And Holidays Rule features new Christmas tracks by fun., The Shins and Paul McCartney.

On the Reissue Front

The Velvet Underground and Nico: 45th Anniversary returns in a single-disc remaster and as a Super Deluxe Edition expanded to 6 CD’s, and featuring unreleased Factory rehearsals, a Scepter Studio acetate, and a full unreleased 1966 concert featuring the original band members joined by a then-unknown folk-singer named Jackson Browne

Jefferson Starship‘s 1979 hit Freedom at Point Zero gets a remaster with deluxe liner notes, and hits from all their band incarnations are collected on the two-disc The Essential Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship/Starship

Quatro: The Definitive Collection could technically be called Cinco, as it collects four classic Tito Puente albums (Cuban Carnival, Dance Mania, Night Beat and Revolving Bandstand, all remastered, plus a bonus disc with singles and outtakes galore.

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




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