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New Releases, March 10: Kelly Clarkson, Madeleine Peyroux, Taylor Hicks, Chris Cornell, Sarah Brightman and more
Kelly Clarkson “All I Ever Wanted” (Sony)
The first “American Idol” champ, who won the title back in 2002, returns with her fourth studio set, “All I Ever Wanted,” which follows 2007’s “My December.”
The first single from the new disc is “My Life Would Suck Without You,” which was released in mid-January and went on to top the Billboard Hot 100.
Clarkson, who recently finished up another round of co-headlining dates with Reba McEntire on their “2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour,” will support “All I Ever Wanted” with a summer headlining run that is scheduled to begin June 11 in Orem, UT.
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Madeleine Peyroux “Bare Bones” (Rounder)
The jazz-influenced vocalist/guitarist is back with her third album in four years. Her previous record, 2006’s “Half the Perfect World,” garnered Peyroux her highest-ever chart position, reaching No. 33 on The Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top Jazz Albums chart.
The new set marks the first time that Peyroux–a singer championed for her cover versions of other artists’ works–has taken songwriting credit on all tracks. Producer Larry Klein, whose resume includes efforts with Shawn Colvin and Joni Mitchell, was at the controls for “Bare Bones.”
Peyroux is currently backing the new album with a spring tour that is doubling as a fundraiser for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The month-long outing concludes with an April 4 date in Austin, TX.
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Taylor Hicks “The Distance” (Modern Whomp)
Another “American Idol” winner, who took top prize during the reality TV show’s fifth season in 2006, is also ready to drop a new release. “The Distance,” the singer’s sophomore studio set, follows 2006’s “Taylor Hicks.”
Having released his eponymous major-label debut on Arista, Hicks is taking the indie route with “The Distance,” which is being put out on the artist’s own Modern Whomp Records. The set was produced by Simon Climie, who has worked with such big-name acts as Eric Clapton, Faith Hill and Carlos Santana.
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Chris Cornell “Scream” (Interscope)
The former Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman focuses on his solo career with the release of “Scream,” his third solo offering to date. The set’s first single is its title track.
The new record teams the Grammy-winning rocker with famed hip-hop producer Timbaland, who reportedly brought an R&B flavor to Cornell’s typical hard-rock stylings.
Cornell will showcase “Scream” during a North American trek that is set to kick off March 28 in Dallas and run through a May 3 date in Los Angeles.
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Sarah Brightman “Symphony: Live in Vienna” (Manhattan)
The mega-popular classical/pop/Broadway soprano unleashes a new live set. The CD/DVD combo documents a performance in Vienna during the star’s tour in support of her 2008 release “Symphony.”
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More new releases:
Ballas Hough Band, “Ballas Hough Band” (Hollywood)
Rocco Deluca and Burden, “Mercy” (Republic)
Dope, “No Regrets” (Koch)
The Dream, “Love vs Money” (Def Jam)
J. Holiday, “Round 2” (Capitol)
Ronnie Milsap, “Then Sings My Soul” (Starsong)
New Found Glory, “Not Without a Fight” (Epitaph)
Elvis Presley, “I Believe: The Gospel Masters” (Sony)
The Rippingtons, “Modern Art” (Peak)
Rod Stewart, “Unplugged…and Seated: Collector’s Edition” (Rhino)
Bernie Taupin, “He Who Rides the Tiger” (American Beat)
Armin Van Buuren, “Imagine: The Remixes” (Ultra)
Various artists, “Amore Infinito: Songs inspired by the Poetry of John Paul II – Karol Wojtyla” (Deutsche Grammophone)
Various artists, “Punk Goes Pop: Vol. 2” (Fearless)