If Bob Dylan says it's the holiday season, who are we to argue in this week's FOXLight Music Release roundup? Zimmy's first holiday album Christmas In The Heart is his 47th album overall and all current and future royalties are being donated to the charity Feeding America.
Other natural-born Jewish boys going Christmas this week are Neil Diamond with A Cherry Cherry Christmas, and Barry Manilow's In The Swing of Christmas, a 2007 limited release now available everywhere.
Slice is the latest soft-rocker from the John Ondrasik-led Five For Fighting.
Embryonic is the latest psychedelic freak-out from The Flaming Lips.
50 years of movie music is boiled down to 12 tracks sung by pop-vocalist extraordinaire Linda Eder on Soundtrack.
Also out this week...
Harper Simon, son of Paul steps into the spotlight on his self-titled debut, and proves he's more than just a chip off the old man's block.
R&B smoothy Mario returns with D.N.A., and help from a large roster of producers from Babyface to Tricky Stewart.
The Brian Setzer Orchestra return with Songs From Lonely Avenue, a film-noir based imaginary soundtrack of sorts.
Hall and Oates finally get a proper boxed set career retrospective with Do What You Want, Be Who You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall and John Oates. 74 tracks on 4 CDs, 16 of which are previously unreleased.
Joan Baez: How Sweet The Sound is the sonic counterpart to a PBS "American Masters" documentary on the iconic folk-singer, and features many rare and unreleased performances.
The Righteous Brothers Definitive Collection is just that...21 tracks spanning their Phil Spector-produced heyday and beyond.
And bookending this roundup with even more holiday releases out this week, we have new albums like David Archuleta's Christmas From The Heart, Sugarland's Gold and Green, and Charlie Daniels' Joy To The World: A Bluegrass Christmas; and classics like Mannheim Steamroller Christmas: 25th Anniversary Collection, The Jackson 5 Ultimate Christmas Collection, and The Ultimate Motown Christmas Collection.
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In New York...I'm Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk!