Charlie Musselwhite/Ben Harper, Fleetwood Mac Rumours Reissue, Fiction Family, Teagen And Sara Lead Jan. 29 New Releases

New Music Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013...
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Charlie Musselwhite & Ben Harper Welcome to 2013 and the return of New Music Tuesday where we preview just a few of the most interesting new music releases each and every week.

The first title I want to discuss this week comes from Ben Harper and Blues Hall of Famer Charlie Musselwhite, Get Up! Harper has cultivated a devoted following over his years of recording and touring but I've remained indifferent towards his work. The same isn't true of the legendary Musselwhite, whose work I adore (including his Blues Music Award-winning Album Of The Year Delta Hardware and his stunning most recent solo record The Well). I'm very curious about this pairing; I can see it really working and creating something special. I'm adding this to my list of new records to check out.

Also out this week is another re-issue of Fleetwood Mac's defining album Rumours. This re-issue is being offered in a number of configurations and I've thrown down the money on the 3-CD edition that brings us the album plus Stevie Nicks' wonderful B-side "Silver Springs" on the first disc, a disc of demos and outtakes from the Rumours sessions, and the real selling point for me is a disc of recordings from the band's subsequent tour. Fans of the most commercially successful lineup have at least one copy of Rumours in their collection. I can get pretty loose with your money but this looks like a set worth throwing down for to upgrade.

Fiction Family - Sean Watkins - Jon Foreman - Switchfoot - Nickel CreekI make no secret of my love for Switchfoot and we have new music from the band's frontman Jon Foreman. Foreman has released a series of solo EPs and also collaborated on a side project with former Sean Watkins, formerly of Nickel Creek and Works Progress Administration. They follow their self-titled debut with Fiction Family Reunion. The first single from the set is "Up Against The Wall."

I read an awful lot about Tegan And Sara, or rather see their names in music press, and I can't place a single song by them. This is probably one more reminder I'm impossibly old but I can at least say I've heard of them and am pointing you to their new record Heartthrob. I am passing this one up... for now. I suppose it's entirely possible I could hear a song from this and like it but I'm not making any effort to check it out; I've got Charlie Musselwhite & Ben Harper, Fiction Family, and a Rumours revisit to keep my ears occupied this week.

Those are the albums I'm looking forward to this week. Here's the list of new releases for Jan. 29, 2013. What are you looking forward to hearing?

New Music Tuesday - New CD Releases - New Music Releases

  • Accept - Playlist: The Very Best Of Accept
  • Adam Green & Bikini Shapiro - Adam Green & Binki Shapiro
  • Amor De Dias - The House At Sea
  • Ashanti - Braveheart
  • Assassin - Chaos And Live Shots
  • Atlantic Starr Tribute - Smooth Jazz Tribute To Atlantic Starr
  • Basshunter - The Early Bedroom Sessions
  • Ben Harper/Charlie Musselwhite - Get Up!
  • Black Explosion - Servitors Of The Outer Gods
  • Blaudzun - Heavy Flowers
  • Bleeding Rainbow - Yeah Right
  • Blue Sky Riders - Finally Home
  • Borderline - Sweet Dreams And Quiet Desires/The Secon
  • Box Tops, The - Playlist: The Very Best Of The Box Tops
  • Buke & Gase - General Dome Cassadee Pope - The Complete Season 3 Collection
  • Choo Choo Soul - Disney Favorites
  • Chris Potter - The Sirens
  • Christ On A Crutch - Spread Your Filth -  The Doughnut And Bourbon Years
  • Chrome Molly - Gunpowder Diplomacy
  • Circle Ii Circle - Season Will Fall
  • Civilization One - Calling The Gods
  • Cockney Rejects - East End Babylon
  • Coen, Gabriele - Yiddish Melodies In Jazz
  • Con Funk Shun Tribute - Smooth Jazz Tribute To Con Funk Shun
  • Crystal Viper - Crimen Excepta (Lp)
  • Cult Of Luna - Vertikal
  • Davis, Miles - Miles Davis Quintet: Live In Europe 1969
  • Dead Prez - Information Age / [Explicit]
  • Deep Purple - Live In Paris 1975 / [2 Cd]
  • Dees, Sam - The Show Must Go On
  • Deluna, Kat - Viva
  • Dennen, Brett - The Definitive Collection
  • Destiny's Child - Love Songs
  • Disney Karaoke Series - Shake It Up
  • Doobie Brothers, The - Playlist: The Very Best Of The Doobie Br
  • Doro - Fear No Evil (Lp)
  • Ducktails - The Flower Lane
  • Duo Miho & Masumi Ho - Piano Four Hands: Stravinsky: Rite Of Spring; Hindemith: Sonata For Piano Four Hands; Ravel: Rhapsodie Espagno
  • Dyble, Judy - Talking With Strangers
  • Elisha Abas (Piano) - Abas, Elisha Plays Chopin & Yedida
  • Elvenking - Red Silent Tides (Lp Picture Disc)
  • Emmy Rossum - Sentimental Journey
  • Eric Burdon - Til Your River Runs Dry
  • Essence Goldman - A Dog Named Moo And His Friend Roo
  • Evans, Sara - Playlist: The Very Best Of Sara Evans
  • Fiction Family - Fiction Family Reunion
  • Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (Deluxe Edition)(4cd/1dvd/1lp)
  • Freddie Mcgregor - Di Captain
  • G. Love & Special Sauce - Playlist: The Very Best Of G. Love & Spe
  • Giant X - I
  • Gordon, James - Coyoteõs Calling
  • Grigoryan, Vardan - In The Shadow Of The Song
  • Guapo - History Of The Visitation
  • Gundecha Brothers - Night Prayer
  • Harouki Zombi - Objet Petit A
  • Harvie S With Kenny Barron - Witchcraft
  • Hasselbring, Curtis - Number Stations
  • Hatebreed - The Divinity Of Purpose
  • Henry, Nicole - So Good, So Right: Nicole Henry Live
  • Hey Ocean! - Is
  • Highwaymen, The (Jennings/Nelson/Cash/Kr - Playlist: The Very Best Of The Highwayme
  • Hollenbeck, John - Songs I Like A Lot
  • Hpg Presents - Chicano Rap Favorite Varrio Disc
  • Ike & Tina Turner - The Blues
  • Il Songo Del Marinaio - La Busta Gialla
  • Indians - Somewhere Else
  • Iron Maiden - Live After Death / [2 Lp]
  • Jeffrey Osborne - A Time For Love
  • Jenkins, Ella - Get Moving With Ella Jenkins
  • Justin Bieber - Believe Acoustic
  • Kinane, Kyle - Whiskey Icarus
  • King, Albert - The Big Blues
  • King, Freddy - Goes Surfin'
  • Kustom Kings - Kustom City
  • Lake Of Tears - Illwill (Lp)
  • Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day (3lp 180 Gram)
  • Ledet, Rosie - Slap Your Mama
  • Lena Hughes - Queen Of The Flat Top Guitar
  • Levin, Pete - Iridiumlive 008 -  4.8.2012
  • Lewis Connection, The - The Lewis Connection
  • Lewis, Jerry Lee - Playlist: The Very Best Of Jerry Lee Lew
  • Lisa Loeb - No Fairy Tale
  • Lloyd-Langton, Huw - Space In Time Anthology
  • Lost Animal - Ex Tropical
  • Marie, Teena Tribute - Smooth Jazz Tribute To Teena Marie -  Vol. 2
  • Maxim Vengerov (Violin); Itamar Golan (Piano) - Vengerov, Maxim: Bach & Beethoven
  • Medusa - First Step Beyond
  • Mei Yi Foo (Piano) - Musical Toys: Gubaidulina: Musical Toys; Chin: Six Piano Etudes; Ligeti: Musica Ricercata
  • Merrimack - The Acausal Mass (Lp)
  • Missing Links, The - The Missing Links
  • Mob Rules - Cannibal Nation
  • Moignard, Adrien - Between Clouds
  • Monoswezi - The Village
  • Mountain - Playlist: The Very Best Of Mountain
  • My Soliloquy - The Interpreter
  • Naim, Yael - Yael Naim
  • Nas - Playlist: The Very Best Of Nas (Pa)
  • Nilsson, Harry - Playlist: The Very Best Of Harry Nilsson
  • O'dell, Kenny - Beautiful People
  • On An On - Give In
  • Ortiz, Aruan & Michael Janisch - Banned In London
  • Pelt, Jeremy - Water And Earth
  • Perkins, Carl - Playlist: The Very Best Of Carl Perkins
  • Pozo Seco - Shades Of Time
  • Radar Brothers - Eight (Lp + Cd)
  • Rescuer - With Time Comes The Comfort
  • Rev 16:8 - Ashlands (Lp)
  • Rob Mazurek Octet - Skull Sessions
  • Rock Candy Funk Party - We Want Groove / [Cd/Dvd Combo]
  • Rogers, Kenny - Discovery Vaults
  • Ross The Boss - Hailstorm
  • Rozz Williams - Pig/1334 (Bd/Dvd)
  • Ruby Suns, The - Christopher
  • Ryan Francesconi/Mirabai Peart - Road To Palios
  • Samudio, Sam - Hard And Heavy
  • Shakra - Powerplay
  • Shaver, Billy Joe - The Complete Columbia Recordings
  • Shipp, Matthew - Greatest Hits
  • Skinny Lister - Forge & Flagon
  • Smith, Sonny - 100 Records Vol.3
  • Soundtrack - Parker (David Buckley)
  • Stewart, Al - Year Of The Cat & Modern Times
  • Suidakra - Book Of Dowth (Lp)
  • Swing Out Sister - Private View
  • Tegan And Sara - Heartthrob
  • The Reverend Horton Heat - Discovery Vaults
  • The Saturdays - Chasing The Saturdays / [Ep]
  • The Uniques - Absolutely The Best
  • Tim And The Space Cadets - Anthems For Adventure
  • Tomahawk - Oddfellows
  • Trae - Incredible Truth
  • U.D.O. - Solid (Anniversary Edition)
  • Ultraman - The Constant Weight Of Zero
  • Various - Cover Story: Smooth Jazz Plays Your Favorite Hits
  • Various Artist - Classic Love Songs Of The '60s: Sealed With A Kiss (2cd)
  • Various Artists - R&B Hit Box / [3 Cd]
  • Vaughan, Stevie Ray - Texas Flood (Legacy Edition)
  • Video - Previous Engagement, A
  • Vore - Gravehammer (Lp)
  • Wakeman, Rick - No Earthly Connection
  • Watson, Dale - El Rancho Azul
  • Williams, Andy - Playlist: The Very Best Of Andy Williams
  • Wilson, Charlie - Love, Charlie
  • Winston, Charlie - Running Still
  • Winter, Johnny - Johnny Winter And-Live At The
  • Wiz Khalifa - O.N.I.F.C. (2lp)
  • Yellow Red Sparks - Yellow Red Sparks
  • Yung La - Check
  • Zorn, John - Filmworks Xxv„ City Of Slaughter/Schmatta/ Beyond The Infinite