FOXLight Music Releases w/o 8-17-09

Reba McEntire‘s first album in six years kicks off this week’s FOXLight Music Release roundup. Keep On Lovin’ You is, according to McEntire, “more hip, more upbeat” than previous efforts.

A couple of 90’s groups return to the spotlight this week…Third Eye Blind drops Ursa Major, and Release is the latest release from Sister Hazel.

Jamaican superstar Sean Paul re-enters the dancehall with Imperial Blaze.

Double-Grammy® nominee Ledisi channels her inner-Chaka Khan for her sophomore effort Turn Me Loose.

Master trumpeter Herb Alpert unites with vocalist/wife Lani Hall for Anything Goes: Live, a spirited set of American and Brazilian standards.

Acquired Taste is the Don Was-produced latest from Texas roots legend Delbert McClinton.

Also out this week:

Solo album number four from Raconteur Brendan Benson is titled My Old, Familiar Friend.

Former Man-At-Work Colin Hay returns with his latest American Sunshine.

The second soundtrack to cable hit Mad Men mixes gimlet-induced classics from Jack Jones and Perry Como with newer takes from current bands like The Decemberists.

Walking On A Wire: Richard Thompson (1968-2009)
is a 4 CD, 71 track retrospective of Thompson’s career from Fairport Convention through tracks with wife Linda, and beyond.

The Cult‘s Love gets expanded with a second disc of all of their 1985 UK singles, in addition to the remastered album.

Mastering engineer extraordinaire Steve Hoffman does his sonic magic on a 24 Karat Gold remaster of the DoorsMorrison Hotel.

And many previous releases in Sony Music’s double-disc Essential series get re-released with a third disc of classics, in eco-friendly packaging, as Essential 3.0. Artist collections in this round include Michael Bolton, John Denver, Bob Dylan, Hall and Oates, Kenny G, Willie Nelson, The O’Jays, Roy Orbison, Teddy Pendergrass, REO Speedwagon, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

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Till next time…I’m Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk!