Black Veil Brides, Chris Tomlin and Dropkick Murphys lead the FOXLight Music Releases: Week of 1-7-2013

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Black Veil Brides lead the first round of new music for 2013 in the FOXLight.  Wretched And Divine is the third album from the Hollywood-based alt-rockers…

16-time Dove Award winner Chris Tomlin returns with his latest collection of Christian-pop Burning Lights

Signed and Sealed in Blood is the ominous title of the latest from Dropkick Murphys

Rap-rockers Hollywood Undead deliver some Notes From The Underground

Beyonce’s little sister Solange drops an ‘80s-infused throwback, True

British singer-songwriter Conor Maynard sailed West to collaborate with Ne-Yo, Pharrell and Frank Ocean on Contrast

Never Shout Never return for album number four Indigo

Jazz great Joe Lovano delivers his now-yearly release Cross Culture

Indie artists Inara George, Becky Stark, Eleni Mitchell and Alex Lilly form The Living Sisters and cover Doris Day, Dolly Parton and Funkadelic on their debut EP Run For Cover

And soundtracks from the worlds of film, TV and Broadway:  the upcoming Al Pacino/Christopher Walken film Stand Up Guys features music from Jon Bon Jovi, Gary Clark, Jr. and Sam & DaveHBO’s Girls Soundtrack, Volume 1 collects tracks by Robyn, fun. and Fleet Foxes…and Chaplin: The Musical releases its Original Broadway Cast Recording.

On the Reissue Front

Close To The Edge, the 1972 hit from prog-rockers Yes gets a sonic scrubbing on 24 KT Super Audio CD Hybrid from Audio Fidelity…

Krautrock pioneers Can remaster their 1975 crossover Landed

Placebo re-release their first five albums from 1996’s Placebo through 2006’s Meds as straight remasters…

The movie soundtrack for Bye Bye Birdie returns on its 50th Anniversary with 3 bonus tracks…

And Sepia Recordings digs up some ‘60s kitsch:  Connie Francis Sings Modern Italian Hits adds 15 bonus tracks…a Jack Jones two-fer: I’ve Got A Lot Of Livin’ To Do and Gift Of Love join on one CD with four bonus tracks…Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme’s Cozy and Two On The Aisle are married together on one disc with three bonus tracks…and Enoch Light’s 1962 best-seller Big Band Bossa Nova joins with the following year’s Let’s Dance The Bossa Nova on one CD.

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In New York…Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk.