Josh Groban, Tim McGraw and Harry Connick, Jr. lead the FOXLight Music Releases: Week of 2-4-2013

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Josh Groban leads the week’s music releases in the FOXLight. His sixth album All That Echoes features five covers and seven original tracks…

Tim McGraw travels down Two Lanes of Freedom, with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban along for the ride…

Now That’s What I Call Music! 45 features current hits from The Script, Ke$ha and Phillip Phillips

Jim James’s Regions of Light and Sound of God is a true solo effort, as the My Morning Jacket leader wrote, sings and plays everything…

Folk legend Richard Thompson goes Electric, recorded and produced by Buddy Miller

Arriving just before Fat Tuesday, Harry Connick, Jr. returns to the New Orleans funk of She and Star Turtle on Smokey Mary

The second part of Coheed and Cambria’s double-concept album, The Afterman: Descension closes out the progressive saga…

Jazz legend Wayne Shorter brings his Quartet back to the Blue Note label for the first time in 43 years on Without a Net

Terri Lyne Carrington pays homage to Ellington, Mingus and Max Roach by covering their iconic 1963 album Money Jungle in its entirety…

Hank Jr.’s daughter Holly Williams follows up her 2009 debut with The Highway, featuring guest shots from Jackson Browne and Dierks Bentley

Wonderful, Glorious is the ultra-positive title of the tenth album from The Eels

Bottom of the World is alt-country stalwart Terry Allen’s first album of new music in 14 years…

Christian rockers RED Release the Panic, their fourth album…

And R&B singer-songwriter Avant returns ready to Face The Music.

On the Reissue Front

Jewel’s Greatest Hits surveys her sonic journeys through folk, pop, country and children’s music and adds three new tracks including classic reinterpretations with Kelly Clarkson and the Pistol Annies

Barbra Streisand’s 1976 turn toward Classical arias, Classical Barbra gets an expanded remastering, adding two unreleased bonus tracks…

Roxy Music’s 2012 box set The Complete Studio Recordings arrives stateside, covering the ten years and eight albums between 1972 and 1982, and adding two more discs of bonus tracks…

Never before heard versions of 28 classic songs by Townes Van Zandt during his most prolific period get uncovered on Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972

A classic from the 1990 “Mark V” iteration of heavy-rockers Deep Purple, Slaves and Masters returns in a remastered Deluxe Edition adding two bonus tracks…

The next artist to get an entire-label collection is Taj Mahal, whose 13 albums for Columbia Records get all remastered and boxed up in The Complete Columbia Albums Collection.  Two more bonus discs of rare and unreleased studio and live tracks titled “The Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal: 1969-1973″ bring the set’s total to 15 discs…

Tony Bennett‘s short-lived trip away from Columbia Records on his own Improv Records label gets a tight and right 12-track sampler comp, As Time Goes By: Great American Songbook Classics

You can ask the question “But, aren’t ALL of Al Green‘s hits love songs?”, yet any Al Green comp is a good one if you need to fill that hole in your collection.  The Love Songs Collection is the latest one, and collects 18 classic Green tracks just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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In New York…Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk.




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