FOXLight – Music Releases: Week of 9-26-2011

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Which Wilco leads this week's music release roster in the FOXLight?  Is it the soft rockers of Sky Blue Sky?  The country freaks of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot?  Find out on The Whole Love...

LeAnn Rimes covers classic country tracks, but from a female perspective, on the Vince Gill-produced Lady & Gentlemen...

Cole World: The Sideline Story is J. Cole's entry into Jay-Z's Roc Nation...

The 8-year break of Blink-182 comes to an end with Neighborhoods...

Hard rock supergroup Chickenfoot take a page from the Traveling Wilburys by naming their second album Chickenfoot III...

Need more rock?  Switchfoot return with Vice Verses...as does Mastodon with The Hunter...and Sebastian Bach, still drying out from Hurricane Irene, drops Kicking & Screaming...

Carolina Liar have been all over TV and stages around the world, and now they want to be on your iPod with the Max Martin-produced Wild Blessed Freedom...

Seth MacFarlane sings almost weekly on Family Guy, but plays it straight for his big band debut Music Is Better Than Words, with guests Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles...

Pop faves from the past return: Daryl Hall's first solo album in 12 years is Laughing Down Crying...The Bangles trim down to a trio and team with Matthew Sweet for Sweetheart of the Sun...and Maria Muldaur hit New Orleans for her latest, Steady Love...

And Jackson Browne, Lou Reed, and Ani Difranco pay tribute to a folk legend on Note of Hope: A Celebration of Woody Guthrie.

On the Reissue Front...

Pink Floyd's entire studio output gets remastered yet again, separately and together in the 16 CD box The Discovery Studio Album Box Set.  But Dark Side of the Moon gets special treatment, in a 2 CD Experience Edition adding a live 1974 Wembley performance, and a 3 CD/2 DVD/1 Blu-ray Immersion Edition with Quad, surround sound, and high resolution stereo album mixes, plus unreleased tracks and demos...

Nirvana's Nevermind gets similar treatment for its 20th Anniversary, in a single CD remaster, a Deluxe Edition which adds a second disc of unreleased rehearsals and BBC sessions, and a 4 CD/1 DVD Super Deluxe Edition containing the original, unreleased Butch Vig mix, a 1991 Paramount live show, and music videos...

Young Man With The Big Beat covers Elvis Presley's musical life in his breakthrough year of 1956 with a deluxe box featuring all of his 1956 RCA studio masters, unreleased live performances, full-length audio interviews, radio commercials and more on 5 CDs...

Sting looks back on his quarter century solo career with the 4-disc box Sting: 25 Years, containing 3 CDs of hits, album tracks and live performances, plus a DVD with an Irving Plaza, NYC concert from 2005, featuring many Police tracks...

Barenaked Ladies release their second career comp Hits From Yesterday & The Day Before, which brings us up to date and dangles an unreleased carrot: a full-length version of their theme song to the CBS-TV hit Big Bang Theory...

And the entirety of the late jazz guitar great Wes Montgomery's output recorded for the Verve label gets compiled on Movin': The Complete Verve Recordings, containing six solo albums, two collaborations with organist Jimmy Smith and period outtakes galore.

Highlights from the above, plus the week's DVD releases, are combined in the audio-rific FOXLight Podcast which you can get here for FREE!

In New York...I'm Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk!