New Music Tuesday: Duane Allman, Justin Timberlake, Sebastian Bach Live, Les Miserables Soundtrack

New CDs for week of March 19, 2013...
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I lost a lot more money on last week's new releases but there are some great, great albums coming out this week sure to leave me further bankrupted in my pursuit of the ultimate music collection.

First up is the set I desire beyond imagination but that I'm having to wait to pick up and that's the 7-CD box set Skydog, featuring the legendary talents of the immortal Duane Allman. The Allman Brothers Band tragically lost arguably the most important part of their sound only a few records into their career but the Duane Allman was a slide virtuoso whose work stands up decades after his passing and makes those ABB studio and live albums some of the most exciting in rock and roll history. In addition to his work with ABB, his immense talents were featured on many, many releases over the years as a sideman working (nearby) in Muscle Shoals, Alabama where some amazing records were cut and elsewhere for some of the major artists of the day, among them Aretha Franklin, Otis Rush, and King Curtis. Skydog comes in a beautifully packaged box set and features the legend's work before and during his ABB run and is something all fans will need. Donations accepted. One day this will be mine. Until then...

Photo20Jul20112C20102025205020AM.jpgFormer Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach is releasing a live CD/DVD set -- his first -- to chronicle his tour in support of his Kicking & Screaming LP, an album that saw one of rock's great frontmen doing some amazing work and reminding longtime fans why they fell in love with him in the first place. Abachalypse Now finds Bach performing several Skid Row classics along with songs from throughout his solo career and brings never-before-seen footage from 2012s GrasPop Festival in Belgium, the full never-before-seen Hellfest set from France, and the fully-remixed and remastered Live at Nokia show from Los Angeles to fans who've long been waiting for this moment. If you never got to witness him live before, this is your chance. If you did, here's a kickass souvenir for you! We'll have a review of this soon, kids, so keep your eyes peeled!

Justin Timberlake is back to resume his solo career after taking time away to make some movies. The first single from The 20/20 Experience featured Jay-Z and has been a much downloaded, much-streamed track at iTunes and Spotify. I'm surprised he's got this kind of staying power but apparently he is in demand. I can put the money I'm not spending on this towards the cost of the Duane Allman box set (again... donations accepted).

The soundtrack to Les Miserables is also out this week in deluxe edition and now that Anne Hathaway is an Oscar winner, I'm sure this is going to be popular with some folks. I confess to having never seen any version of Les Mis or having read the novel. I'm more likely to do the latter but I just don't get the appeal of musicals. I know, I know, so uncultured. There's just something about them that annoys me. I get that this is a classic and there is probably a version of it I should see but it's just not in the cards. At any rate, if you want to listen to Russell Crowe and Ms. Hathaway (no relation) sing these songs, there's a deluxe edition of the soundtrack out this week waiting for you. I'll take the money I'm not spending on this and put it towards the Duane Allman box set (I really can't stress enough how much I encourage donations to the cause).

Here are this week's new releases!

  • Aleister X - Half Speed Mastered
  • Alien Ant Farm - Icon
  • And So I Watch You From Afar - All Hail Bright Futures
  • At The Drive-In - Acrobatic Tenement
  • Barna Howard - Barna Howard
  • Battlefield Band - Room Enough For All
  • Belinda Carlisle - Icon
  • Bing Crosby - A Southern Memoir / [Deluxe Edition]
  • Bing Crosby - Bing In Dixieland
  • Bing Crosby - Bing On Broadway
  • Bing Crosby - Bing Sings The Great American Songbook
  • Bing Crosby - Bing Sings The Sinatra Songbook
  • Bing Crosby - El Senor Bing / [Deluxe Edition]
  • Bing Crosby - On The Sentimental Side / [Deluxe Edition]
  • Bing Crosby - Return To Paradise Islands / [Deluxe Edition]
  • Bing Crosby - Seasons: The Closing Chapter / [Deluxe Edition]
  • Bing Crosby - So Rare: Treasures From The Crosby Archive / [2 Cd]
  • Bing Crosby/Rosemary Clooney - Bing & Rosie: The Crosby-Clooney Radio Sessions / [2 Cd]
  • Birds And Arrows - Coyotes
  • Black Pus - All My Relations
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Specter At The Feast
  • Blink 182 - Icon / [Edited]
  • Blink 182 - Icon / [Explicit]
  • Brandt Brauer Frick - Miami
  • Calder, Alex - Time
  • Captain & Tennille - Icon
  • Chris Cagle - Icon
  • Davidson Hart Kingsbery - 2 Horses
  • Denver - Denver
  • Denver, John - Live At Cedar Rapids 12/10/87
  • Deptford Goth - Life After Defo
  • Disney Songs & Story - Mulan
  • Drunken Prayer - Into The Missionfield
  • Duane Allman - Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective / [7 Cd Box Set][Limited Edition]
  • Eagles - The Studio Albums 1972-1979 (6 Cd)
  • Everclear - Icon
  • Fol Chen - The False Alarms
  • Foot Village - Make Memories
  • Footprintz - Escape Yourself
  • Gin Wigmore - Gravel & Wine
  • Glen Campbell - Icon
  • Good Lovelies - Live At Revolution
  • Good Lovelies - Let The Rain Fall
  • Good The Bad & The Zugly, The - Anti World Music
  • Green, Colleen - Sock It To Me
  • Hayes, Liam - A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of C
  • Jack Wilson - Jack Wilson
  • Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch - Tell You What
  • Jerusalem In My Heart - Mo7it Al-Mo7it
  • Jovino Santos Neto - Piano Masters Series, Vol. 4
  • Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park
  • Krief - Hundred Thousand Pieces
  • Lapalux - Nostalchic
  • Legz Diamond - 9 Pistolas / [Explicit]
  • Lenny White - Lenny White Live
  • Liberace - Icon
  • Lightning Raiders - Sweet Revenge
  • Lordi - To Beast Or Not To Beast
  • Love For Levon - Love For Levon (2cd)
  • Low - The Invisible Way
  • Maria Marquez - Tonada
  • Mcknight, Brian - More Than Words
  • Mike Coykendall - Chasing Away The Dots
  • Morgan, Tom - Orange Syringe
  • New Amsterdams, The - Outroduction
  • New Found Glory - Icon
  • Niagara - Otto
  • Palma Violets - 180
  • Pat Benatar - Icon
  • Patsy Cline & Jim Reeves - Ultimate Doubles / [2 Cd]
  • Phosphorescent - Muchacho
  • Poison - Icon
  • Powerdove - Do You Burn?
  • Presley, Elvis - Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite (Legacy Edition)
  • Preston Lovinggood - Sun Songs
  • Rebecca Pronsky - Only Daughter
  • Rouse, Josh - The Happiness Waltz
  • Rza - The Rza Presents Shaolin Soul Section: Vol. 1
  • Salem, Freddie & The Wildcats - Cat Dance
  • Sandi Thom - Flesh & Blood
  • Sara Sant'ambrogio - Bach Cello Suites 1,3,5
  • Sara Sant'ambrogio - Bach Cello Suites 2,4,6
  • Sassparilla - Magpie
  • Seaven Teares - Power Ballads
  • Shepheard, Jay - Home & Garden
  • Something Corporate - Icon
  • Soundtrack - Les Miserables / [2 Cd][Deluxe Edition]
  • Soundtrack - The Walking Dead (Amc's Original Soundtrack - Vol. 1)
  • Spring Breakers - Music From The Motion Picture Spring Breakers
  • Stanko/New York Quartet - Wislawa / [2 Cd]
  • Stern, Marnie - The Chronicles Of Marnia
  • Stornoway - Tales From Terra Firma
  • Stygian Stride - Stygian Stride
  • System & Station - System & Station
  • Tecla - We Are The Lucky Ones
  • The Beach Boys - Icon
  • The Copper Gamins - Los Ninos De Cobre
  • The Greater Allen Cathedral - Rev. Floyd Flake Presents The Worship Experience
  • The Heligoats - Back To The Ache
  • The London Suede - Bloodsports
  • The Ocean Blue - Ultramarine
  • The Sapphires Original Cast - The Sapphires
  • The Staves - Dead & Born & Grown
  • Timberlake, Justin - The 20/20 Experience
  • Trace Adkins - Icon
  • Tyler, William - Impossible Truth
  • Various Artists - Turntables On Las Ramblas
  • Various Artists - Rebel Rave 3
  • Various Artists - Night Slugs Allstars Volume 2
  • Walk Off The Earth - R.E.V.O.
  • Wild Horses - Wild Horses
  • Wild Horses - Stand Your Ground
  • Zedek, Thalia Band - Via
  • Zeus - Opera