One Direction, Green Day, and the return of Soundgarden lead the packed FOXLight Music Releases: Week of 11-12-2012

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British Boy Wonders One Direction lead the week’s music releases in the FOXLight.  Take Me Home might cement their U.S. invasion…

¡Dos!, the second of Green Day’s staggered triple-album assault arrives a month ahead of the final installment…

Soundgarden releases their first new album in 16 years, King Animal

Christina Aguilera welcomes her Voice cohorts Cee Lo and Blake Shelton on her one-year-in-the-making fifth album Lotus

Susan Boyle tackles Broadway favorites on Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs From The Stage with guests Donny Osmond and Michael Crawford

The Original Soundtrack for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 features tracks by Green Day, Ellie Goulding and Passion Pit

The controversial Lana Del Rey aims to close out her year on a high note with the 8 song mini-album Paradise

Koi No Yokan is the latest from Sacramento rockers Deftones

The Weeknd’s Trilogy groups together their House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence collections and adds three brand-new tracks…

Staind leader Aaron Lewis goes solo for a travel down The Road

Four classic artists return with new music:  Joe Cocker returns for the second time this year with Fire It UpBrian Eno releases his first album since 2005, Lux…British ska revivalists Madness drop album number ten Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da…and Vince Gill, Buddy Miller and Randy Scruggs join Bobby Bare on Darker Than Light

And in the holiday mood:  Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta reunite on record for the first time since Grease for This Christmas, with high-power guests Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett and James TaylorSufjan Stevens returns with his second box set of 5 holiday EP’s, Silver & Gold…and Percy Faith’s 1954 classic The Music of Christmas has its mono CD debut alongside the 1958 follow-up Hallelujah! on The Complete Music of Christmas.

On the Reissue Front

The Rolling Stones’ latest greatest hits collection, animalistically titled GRRR! comes in several flavors: 2 CDs/40 tracks, 3 CDs/50 tracks, or a Super Deluxe 4 CD/80 tracks plus unreleased music on CD and vinyl.  And all versions contain two new tracks…

Prince From Another Planet revisits Elvis Presley’s 1972 Madison Square Garden concerts with complete, remixed afternoon and evening shows and a DVD of recently discovered footage of the event…

I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston is the late singer’s first single disc career retrospective, and contains a new duet with R. Kelly

Marvin Gaye’s soundtrack to the film Trouble Man returns in a 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition adding a whopping 29 unreleased tracks, including the entire unreleased film score.

The Beatles remasters return to vinyl on the Stereo Vinyl Box Set – a 16 LP trip from Please Please Me through Past Masters plus a 252-page book…

The First Family: Special 50th Anniversary Edition collects the original Vaughan Meader-created 1962 Kennedy family parody album plus its 1963 follow-up and a third bonus disc with a BBC Radio special and other rarities…

Amy Winehouse at the BBC features 14 live radio performances spanning 2004-2009 plus a DVD with a short film shot around the time of the release of her blockbuster Back to Black

And the Impulse! 50 Box Set contains 50 classic albums released on the legendary jazz label.  Here’s a sampling of the good stuff to be had:  John Coltrane‘s A Love Supreme and Ballads, The Artistry of Freddie Hubbard, Zoot SimsWaiting Game, Alice Coltrane‘s Translinear Light, Let It Go from Stanley Turrentine, Today and Tomorrow by McCoy Tyner, Earl HinesOnce Upon a Time, Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus from, you guessed it, Charles Mingus, Shirley Scott‘s Queen of the Organ, Sonny Rollins and Oliver Nelson‘s Alfie, Keith Jarrett‘s Death and the Flower, It’s Time by Max Roach, The Awakening from the Ahmad Jamal Trio, Yusef Lateef‘s Live at Pep’s, Gil EvansInto the Hot, Roy HaynesOut of the Afternoon, Further Definitions from Benny Carter, You Better Know It!!! by Lionel Hampton, Gabor Szabo’s Gypsy ’66, Chico Hamilton‘s Passin’ Thru, 2-3-4 by Shelly Manne, Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins and many others.

The FOXLight Podcast has the cream of the week’s music and DVD releases in one FREE place!  Get it here.

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




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