▪ Van Halen, Deluxe. Boxed set repackages remastered versions of the 1978 eponymous debut and the classic, 1984, with the new Live at the Tokyo Dome, featuring original vocalist David Lee Roth. Fair warning: Roth sounds awful.
▪ Reba McEntire, Love Somebody. Includes the single, Going Out Like That, and a duet with Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles.
▪ Dwight Yoakam, Second Hand Heart.
▪ Hank Williams III, Take as Needed for the Pain.
▪ Calexico, Edge of the Sun.
▪ Kristian Bush, Southern Gravity. Bush, who was a part of the ’90s cult band Billy Pilgrim, steps out of Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles’ shadow to sing lead on an entire album.
▪ Toto, Toto XIV. Songwriter/keyboardist David Paich’s tracks like Chinatown, written as far back as 1978 and uncompleted until now, recapture the classic Toto pop-rock-R&B sound of the early 1980s, while others, with returning frontman Joseph Williams, are heavier harder rock. Out now.
▪ Bachman, Heavy Blues. BTO’s Randy Bachman fronts a new blues rock trio.
▪ Kenny Lattimore, Anatomy of a Love Song.
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