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Release Round-Up: Week of July 24

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Booker T. & the MGs, Green Onions (Concord/Stax)

The 1962 album from the Stax legends is expanded with two previously issued, live bonus tracks from Los Angeles in 1965.  Read more here.

David Cassidy, Cherish / Rock Me Baby (7Ts/Cherry Red)

The Partridge Family star was on top of the world when he released his first two solo albums in 1972.  They arrive on American shores today as one two-fer!  Read more here.

The Guess Who, # 10 / Road Food (Iconoclassic)

Iconoclassic’s series of expanded and remastered reissues for the Canadian rockers continues with these 1973 and 1974 RCA albums.  Read more here.

Jerry Lee Lewis, The Killer Live! 1964-1970 (Hip-o Select/Mercury)

This limited edition 3-CD set compiles a bevy of live albums from the piano pounder: “Live” At The Star Club, Hamburg and The Greatest Live Show On Earth, both from 1964; 1966’s By Request: More Of The Greatest Live Show On Earth; and 1970’s Live At The International, Las Vegas.  A full 16 bonus tracks, including 10 previously unreleased tracks, round out the set.

Rodriguez, Searching for Sugar Man: Original Soundtrack (Legacy/Light in the Attic)

Never heard of Rodriguez?  Let Legacy and Light in the Attic spin this fascinating yarn about a musician who had no idea that his long-lost LP had acquired a new lease on life: as the soundtrack to a revolution taking place oceans away.  We’ll have more on the amazing story of Rodriguez later today!

Neil Sedaka, The Show Goes On: Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Eagle Rock)

A 2006 set of hit tunes from the “Calendar Girl” and “Laughter in the Rain” hitmaker arrives on CD for the first time.

Sugar, Copper Blue/Beaster (Deluxe Edition) / File Under Easy Listening (Deluxe Edition) (Merge)

American reissues arrive from Bob Mould’s Sugar in modified form from the recent Edsel deluxe editions.   All the DVD content from the Edsel sets has been dropped, along with the BBC session tracks that featured on Copper Blue. All the other copious bonus audio content will be retained, though, with Copper Blue and the Beaster EP brought together as one 3-CD package, and FU:EL as one 2-CD set.  Read more about these Merge Records releases here.

Various Artists, Country Funk 1969-1975 (Light in the Attic)

The anthology experts at Light in the Attic have put together this fun set exploring the crossroads of – yup! – country and funk.  Expect rarities from Bobby (then Bob) Darin, Mac Davis, Tony Joe White, Bobbie Gentry and more!

GZA, Liquid Swords: The Chess Box (Get On Down)

One of The Wu-Tang Clan’s great solo albums from the group’s initial wave, Liquid Swords is expanded with a bonus disc of instrumentals and a collectible chess set package. Read more here!

The Pharcyde, Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde: Expanded Edition (Delicious Vinyl)

The underrated alternative hip-hop group gets their debut album expanded 20 years later in a three-disc set featuring a deluxe box and two extra discs of B-sides, remixes and other bonus material.

Slipknot, Antennas to Hell (Roadrunner)

The nu-metal band’s first compilation, featuring either straight hits or a bonus live disc to match. Full story is here.

Jennifer Lopez, Dance Again: The Hits (Epic)

The former American Idol judge’s comeback comes full circle with this compilation of some of the hottest dance floor fillers of the past 15 years. Have a look here.

Back on the Block: Jennifer Lopez Planning New Hits Set

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Singer, actress, model, mogul – Jennifer Lopez has done all of these things in a surprisingly short span of time. And now, she’s taking a look back at part of her career with her first ever greatest hits compilationDance Again…The Hits, to be released in July.

From her early days as one of the “Fly Girls” dancing on FOX’s In Living Color, Jennifer Lopez had quite the personality and the following. The Bronx-born performer gained critical and commercial acclaim with early film roles opposite George Clooney in Out of Sight (1998) and her Golden Globe-nominated turn as the late Tejano pop sensation Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in 1997’s Selena. From there, she balanced films with a stellar pop music career, earning eight Top 10 hits (including four No. 1s) between 1999 and 2011 – all the while staying in the public eye with some high profile relationships (rapper Sean Combs, actor Ben Affleck, singer Marc Anthony) and fashion moments (a perfume line – and that infamous dress) to boot.

While the late 2000s saw her star power cool significantly, Lopez recently made an impressive comeback, joining the judges’ table on American Idol in 2010 and releasing the expertly-timed LP Love? the following year. Singles “On the Floor” and Dance Again‘s title track  – the pair of which have been heard or seen on YouTube more than 600 million times – have bought her voice back to dance clubs everywhere. And once again, it looks like the 42-year-old entertainer isn’t going anywhere.

Dance Again…The Hits, to be released July 24 on Lopez’s former label Epic, will be available as a standard edition and a deluxe set with three additional hits and a bonus DVD of music videos. Hit the jump to check out the track list, which is chock full of radio remixes for the most discerning of J.Lo fans.

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Written by Mike Duquette

June 26, 2012 at 10:36