New Tunage – The Janet Jackson CD has a few good songs, but is just more of the same, but the Weird Al CD is fun, and the song “Canadian Idiot” is a nice tribute!

New Releases, Sept. 26: Janet Jackson, Tony Bennett, Jerry Lee Lewis
Janet Jackson “20 Y.O.”
Twenty years ago, Janet Jackson kicked off her solo career with 1986’s groundbreaking “Control.” Since that point, it’s been all platinum records, big radio hits and glitzy videos. Of course, there was also that famed “slip” at the Super Bowl.
Jackson celebrates the milestone anniversary with the release of “20 Y.O.” The album features guest appearances by Khia (on “So Excited”) and Nelly (“Call on Me”).
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Tony Bennett “Duets”
One of the greatest careers in music history just keeps right on rolling along, as Tony Bennett delivers yet another new album. The classy vocalist, who celebrated his 80th birthday last month, returns this time with the star-studded “Duets.”
The album features the timeless crooner sharing the mic with such big-name celebs as Bono, Elvis Costello, Celine Dion, the Dixie Chicks, Billy Joel, Elton John, Diana Krall, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney.
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Jerry Lee Lewis “Last Man Standing”
The piano legend, who will mark his 71st birthday on Friday (9/29), returns with his own celeb-heavy affair, “Last Man Standing.”
An amazing number of rock and country legends–more than 20 in all–have participated in this recording, making it, indeed, a true musical event. Notable names include Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Little Richard, Merle Haggard and Neil Young.
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Alan Jackson “Like Red on a Rose”
The platinum-selling cowboy gets a helping hand on this new album from Alison Krauss, the angelic voiced bluegrass star who produced “Like Red on a Rose.” Krauss also joins in on harmony vocals, as does Lee Ann Womack. The first single from the record is “Anywhere on Earth You Are.”
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Weird Al Yankovic “Straight Outta Lynwood”
The ultimate pop-music pundit is back with another collection of comedic songs. “Straight Outta Lynwood”–a reference to Weird Al’s hometown of Lynwood, CA–features such humorously named songs as “Weasel Stomping Day,” “Polkarama!” and “Do I Creep You Out.”
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More new releases:
Tori Amos, “A Piano: The Collection” (Atlantic)
Solomon Burke, “Nashville” (Shout Factory)
Depeche Mode, “Touring the Angel: Live in Milan” (Reprise)
Enigma, “A Posteriori” (Virgin)
Amy Grant, “Time Again: Amy Grant Live” (Word)
Ludacris, “Release Therapy” (Def Jam)
Vanessa Hudgens, “V” (Hollywood)
Boney James, “Shine” (Concord)
Keith Jarrett, “Carnegie Hall Concert” (ECM)
Lemonheads, “Lemonheads” (Vagrant)
Paul McCartney, “Ecce Cor Meum” (EMI)
Audra McDonald, “Build a Bridge” (Nonesuch)
Medeski Scofield Martin and Wood, “Out Louder” (Indirecto)
Andre Rieu, “The Homecoming” (Denon)
Scissor Sisters, “Ta Dah!” (Universal)
Chris Tomlin, “See the Morning” (Sparrow)
Soundtracks and scores:
“The U.S. vs. John Lennon” (Capitol)