New Releases, July 22: Sugarland, Miley Cyrus, U2
The popular country act is set to drop its third full-length effort. "Love on the Inside" follows 2006's multi-platinum-selling "Enjoy the Ride," which featured a pair of No. 1 singles, "Want To" and "Settlin'," as well as the tune "Stay," which scored Sugarland two trophies at the recent Academy of Country Music Awards.
The album's first single, "All I Want to Do," is already a major hit on country music radio. "Love on the Inside" will be offered as a regular 12-song CD as well as in a deluxe edition, which includes five bonus tracks, an expanded CD booklet and access to download exclusive music videos and behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the album.
Sugarland has a heavy tour itinerary coinciding with the release of "Love on the Inside." The band is currently on the road and will remain active on the concert circuit through mid-November.
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The pop vocalist is known to millions of young music fans as TV character Hanna Montana. Her focus as of late, however, has been on establishing her own name in the music business.
She'll continue with that endeavor with the release of "Breakout," which is the star's first CD billed solely to her own name. Her recent live album and last studio release both were released as Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus projects.
The first single from "Breakout' is the tune "7 Things," which has been receiving spins on both Top 40 and Adult Top 40 radio stations.
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"Boy," "October," "War"
Good news for fans of Ireland's biggest band: U2 plans to issue re-mastered versions of its first three albums. The re-mastering was done using the original audio tapes and the end result is available in both digital and physical formats.
Each physical set will be available in three formats: as a standard single CD, a deluxe two-disc version featuring a disc of b-sides, live tracks and rarities, and an LP record pressed on 180gm virgin vinyl. The packaging on all three titles has been restored and expanded with new liner notes, previously unseen photos and full lyrics. The list price for each title is $34.98.
A box set that collects all three offerings is being offered exclusively through Amazon for a list price of $79.98.
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
"CSNY: Deja Vu Live"
The new music documentary "CSNY: Deja Vu" is scheduled to hit theaters on July 25. The film was directed by Neil Young (who has quite a few movie credits under his hat) and was shot during Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's "Freedom of Speech 2006" tour of North America.
Fans can get ready for the movie by picking up this soundtrack. "Deja Vu Live" features such well-known songs as "Wooden Ships," "For What It's Worth" and "Teach Your Children."
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The influential British singer/songwriter, who is best known for fronting The Jam, returns with his first new release in three years. "22 Dreams" draws on several different styles of music, including rock, funk, soul, free jazz and electronica. Weller plans to tour the US beginning Sept. 2.
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More new releases:
Black Kids, "Partie Traumatic" (Red Ink)
Black Sabbath, "The Rules of Hell" (Rhino)
David Bowie, "Live in Santa Monica '72" (Virgin)
Candlebox, "Into the Sun" (Silent Majority)
Dr. Dog, "Fate" (Park the Van)
Bob Dylan, "Best of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol. 2" (Video Music)
Noel Gourdin, "After My Time" (Epic)
Buddy Guy, "Skin Deep" (Zomba)
Janis Ian, "Best of Janis Ian--The Autobiography Collection" (Rude Girl)
Danny Tenaglia, "Futurism" (Tommy Boy)
Various Artists, "Video Games Live" (Angel)
Wiggles, "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" (Koch)
Soundtracks and scores:
"Batman: Gotham Knight" (La-La Land)
"X-Files: I Want to Believe" (Decca)