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CD Reviews:
The Listening Room: Fantasia, Fleetwood Mac, Jake Owen, Hillary Scott and more...
 

By GARY GRAFF
Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

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This week's hot new and notable music releases include...

* Chris Robinson Brotherhood, "Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel" (Silver Arrow): The fourth studio album from the Black Crowes singer's jam-happy band is the first with the new rhythm section of Mark Dutton and Tony Leone.

* Fantasia, "The Definition Of..." (RCA): Aloe Blacc, Stacy Barthe and Tye Tribbett are the guests on the third-season "American Idol" winner's fifth album.

* Fleetwood Mac, "Mirage (Deluxe Edition)" (Warner Bros./Rhino): The iconic group celebrates its 1982 album with a boxed set featuring outtakes, rarities, alternate takes and live tracks.

* Gary Hoey, "Dust & Bones" (Surfdog): The guitar shredder continues the bluesy path of 2013's "Deja Blues," with homages to the late Johnny Winter, ZZ Top and more.

* Paul Kelly, "Seven Sonnets & A Song" (Gawd Aggie/Cooking Vinyl): The veteran Australian singer and songwriter takes on the writings of William Shakespeare Bard for his latest set, marking the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death.

* Jake Owen, "American Love" (RCA Nashville): The country singer co-produced three of the 11 tracks on his latest outing and gets vocal contributions from Chris Stapleton and Hillary Lindsey.

* Hillary Scott & the Scott Family, "Love Remains" (Capitol Nashville): Lady Antebellum's lady steps out with her parents and little sister on a gospel album produced by Ricky Skaggs.

* Various Artists, "Quiero Creedence" (Concord Picante): Creedence Clearwater Revival gets a spicy, Latin-flavored salute from Los Lonely Boys, Los Lobos, Juan Gabriel and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.

Also Out: Bob Baldwin, "The Brazilian-American Soundtrack" (Red River Entertainment); Bouncing Souls, "Simplicity" (Rise); Descendents, "Hypercaffium Spazzinate" (Epitaph); Gary Wright's Wonderwheel, "Ring of Changes" (Esoteric Antenna); Steve Hackett, "The Total Experience" (Inside Out); Charlie Hunter, "Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth" (GroundUP/Verve); Jeremiah Johnson Band, "Blues Heart Attack" (Connor Ray Music); Lori McKenna, "The Bird & the Rifle" (CN/Thirty Tigers); The Motet, "Totem" (self-released); National Park Radio, "The Great Divide" (Edgewater Music); Phonte & Eric Roberson, "Tigallerro" (HBD); Radio Raheem, "Time Code Exile" (self-released); Corrado Rustici, "Aham" (self-released); Thank You Scientist, "Stranger Heads Prevail" (Evil Ink); Ally Venable, "No Glass Shoes" (Connor Ray Music); The Weeping Willows, "Before Darkness Comes A-Callin'" (Redeye Worldwide);

From The Vaults: Grateful Dead, "Dave's Picks: Volume 19, Honolulu Civic Auditorium, January 23, 1970" (Deadnet/Rhino); Ramones, "Ramones (Delux Edition)" (Sire/Warner Bros.)

Soundtracks: John Powell and David Buckley, "Jason Bourne" (Backlot Music); Michael Giacchino, "Star Trek Beyond (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)" (Varese Sarabande)

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