Two thirds of the Dixie Chicks kick off this week's FOXLight music release roundup. Emily Robson and Marti Maguire team up sans Natalie Maines as the Court Yard Hounds with their quite Dixie-like self-titled debut.
It's nothing but piano, bass, guitar, drums, and Babs on One Night Only: Barbra Streisand and Quartet at the Village Vanguard, her first intimate club appearance in 48 years.
Equally rare and intimate is Carole King & James Taylor: Live at the Troubadour, 15 classic tracks and a great promo for their current tour.
Godsmack return after a five year break with The Oracle.
Brooklyn's own The Hold Steady celebrate 10 rocking years as a group with Heaven Is Whenever.
Also out this week...
Continuing to ride the fine line between Jam Rock and Country, the Zac Brown Band document their high-energy live show with Pass The Jar, a double-disc live set recorded last year in Atlanta.
Metal rockers The Deftones come back with their sixth album, Diamond Eyes.
Together is the latest from Canadian-U.S. collective The New Pornographers.
It's the 90's again! Toni Braxton breathes again with Pulse...One World One Love is Michael Bolton's comeback attempt, with high-caliber guests Ne-Yo and Lady GaGa...and Tonic return with a self-titled effort, their first since 2003.
Uni-5: The World's Enemy marks the first time all five members of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony appear on the same album in 15 years.
Trina returns with Amazin', and lots of guest shots including Monica, Flo Rida and Diddy.
Live albums from classic rockers drop from Collector's Choice, all previously unreleased, including Hot Tuna's Live at New Orleans House, Berkeley 1969...Poco Live at Columbia Studios, Hollywood 1971...and Johnny Winter Live at the Fillmore East, Oct. 1970.
On the reissue front...
Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings collects, for the first time, all 20 tracks Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim recorded together...Tony Bennett Sings The Ultimate American Songbook, Vol. 2 corrals 16 more classic recordings handpicked by Bennett himself...7 classic Ashford & Simpson albums, most never released on CD, finally get their due, and with bonus tracks. They are: Gimme Something Real, Come As You Are, So So Satisfied, Is It Still Good To Ya, Stay Free, A Musical Affair, and Performance...and a-ha The Singles 1984-2004 shows how the 80's band continued to have worldwide success throughout 19 tracks.
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