A whole lotta Hendrix kicks off this week's FOXLight music release roundup. Valleys of Neptune has 12 tracks equaling 60 minutes of unheard Jimi Hendrix wizardry. Plus, Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love, Electric Ladyland and the posthumous First Rays of the New Rising Sun all get Legacy Edition reissues, each paired with documentary DVDs and 36 page booklets with detailed liner notes.
Gorillaz return with Plastic Beach, and going ape along with them are Bobby Womack, De La Soul and Lou Reed.
The Shins' James Mercer joins with Danger Mouse as Broken Bells, and their debut is self-titled.
Get Off On The Pain is the latest from Gary Allan, and a Deluxe Edition is country-sized with 4 extra tracks and downloadable videos.
John Gibson's favorite rapper Ludacris takes on The Battle Of The Sexes, with guest shots from Ne-Yo, Ciara and Flo Rida.
Also out this week...
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club come back with a new drummer for Beat The Devil's Tattoo.
Serj Tankian, on extended hiatus from System of a Down, joined up with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra for Elect The Dead Symphony.
El Turista is the latest from Josh Rouse, and this time out he takes on the worldly sound of Paul Simon meets Getz/Gilberto.
The Chieftains and Ry Cooder team up for San Patricio, and joining in are Linda Ronstadt and Van Dyke Parks.
Patti Larkin revisits love songs from throughout her quarter-century career on 25. Like-minded guests include Roseanne Cash, Suzanne Vega and Shawn Colvin.
Alberta Cross fuse blues, country and roots-rock into a tasty stew on their sophomore release Broken Side of Time.
On the catalog & reissue front...
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts' Greatest Hits travels from The Runaways days through her solo career on 2 CDs.
Linda Ronstadt's Simple Dreams gets the Ultradisc II 24 KT Gold remastering treatment from Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.
Tejano legend Selena gets a career retrospective on either 2 CDs or a 4 CD boxed set, both titled La Leyenda.
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