Bruce Springsteen, Gary Allan and Aaron Neville lead the FOXLight Music Releases: Week of 1-21-2013

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Last month’s star studded Sandy benefit leads the week’s music releases in the FOXLight.  For the price of a single CD, 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief has two discs filled with stirring performances by Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and Billy Joel

The 2013 Grammy® Nominees album collects potential award winners from Gotye, Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift

Two country kickers from Gary Allan, who returns with Set You Free…and How Country Feels, the third release from Randy Houser

Aaron Neville returns with a collection of Doo Wop covers produced by Don Was and Rolling Stone Keith Richards, My True Story

Punkers Bad Religion charge through 16 new tracks in a scant 35 minutes on True North

Kraut-rockers Helloween bring the noise on their 14th release, Straight Out Of Hell

A pair of ‘80s faves return:  New Order release eight tracks left over from 2005’s Waiting for the Sirens Call as Lost Sirens…and Adam Ant ends a 17-year silence with the cinematically-titled Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter

Toto guitarist Steve Lukather drops the solo Transition

La Costa Perdida is the first album in ten years from Camper Van Beethoven

The Joy Formidable return with Wolf’s Law

Petra Haden applies her stunning brand of acapella vocalese to classic movie music on Petra Goes to the Movies

And lovers of jazz vocals have two options:  Patricia Barber debuts a new band on a new label on Smash…and for a more modern sound, look to Jose James and his Blue Note debut No Beginning No End.

On the Reissue Front

Another Billy Joel compilation, this time focusing on the more emotional side of his catalog, She’s Got A Way: Love Songs

Now That’s What I Call Love Songs! collects 18 lovey-dovey tracks by Coldplay, Alex Clare, and Train

Blackmore’s Night goes back to The Beginning, a two-CD, two-DVD boxed set featuring their first two albums combined with live sets spanning the bands nascent years from 1997-2000…

Honky Tonk Man: Buck Sings Country Classics surveys Buck Owens Hee-Haw days in the early ‘70s…

Scottish rockers The Blue Nile drop expanded Collector’s Editions of 1984’s A Walk Across The Rooftops and 1989’s Hats, adding a second disc of bonus tracks to each…

And The Very Best of The Pogues is their first ever American compilation, spanning their entire career through 18 cherry-picked tracks.

The FOXLight Podcast is available here, with all the week’s big DVD and music releases surveyed in one place…for FREE!

In New York…Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk.