The next entry from the diary of Alicia Keys leads off this week’s FOXLight music release roundup. The Element of Freedom comes fresh off a huge hit with Jay-Z, and stands to likely be her 5th straight #1 album debut.
Robin Thicke returns with his fourth album, Sex Therapy: The Session, also available as a Deluxe Edition titled Sex Therapy: The Experience.
Fall Be Kind is a five-song E.P. (a new, old trend in music releases) from Animal Collective.
Traveling Circus is the latest from hit country songwriter-turned-hitmaker Phil Vassar.
The soundtrack to epic film director James Cameron’s latest blockbuster Avatar has the majestic score by James Horner and a new track from Leona Lewis.
Julian Lennon and James Scott Cook team up for Lucy, an E.P. dedicated to Lennon’s late childhood friend, who inspired the Beatles’ classic “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”, and Cook’s grandmother Lucy, each who suffer(ed) from Lupus. Proceeds will go to a Lupus charity.
Also out this week…
Comedy albums new and old from two Georges…Tall, Dark and Chicano is the latest from current cable late-nighter George Lopez; and Toledo Window Box is a reissued classic from the late observational comedic legend George Carlin.
The Best of Chicane collects the UK-based remixer’s finest moments and features collaborations with Natasha Bedingfield, Bryan Adams and Jewel.
Donny Osmond’s The Definitive Collection compiles the “Dancing With The Stars” champ’s hits with The Osmonds, with sister Marie, and on his own.
And the recorded output of unlikely 60’s pop star Tiny Tim proved too big for CD, so it’s now available as a mammoth .mp3 download collection titled God Bless Tiny Tim: The Complete Reprise Studio Masters…and More. 107 tracks of masters, demos and outtakes (which is about 106 more than I could possible endure in one sitting).
Slightly less onerous than that prospect (just slightly) is the FOXLight Podcast, whereupon you can feast your ears on all you’ve read above as well as this week’s DVD releases as well…especially helpful given this is the big shopping season. You can get it FREE here: http://feeds.foxnewsradio.com/thefoxlight
In New York…I’m Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk!