Other key titles
Additional titles hitting stores this week include:
-- The various artists set "Gotta Serve Somebody: A Gospel Tribute to Bob Dylan," featuring a new duet with Dylan and singer Mavis Staples, as well as new recordings by Aaron Neville, Shirley Caesar, Helen Baylor, and the Fairfield Four (Columbia/Legacy).
-- Career retrospective from Cher ("The Very Best of Cher," Rhino), Willie Nelson ("The Essential Willie Nelson," Legacy), and the Fugees ("Greatest Hits," Columbia).
-- A new album from U.K. rock act Placebo, "Sleeping With Ghosts" (Hut/Astralwerks).
-- Dance/pop outfit Venus Hum's "Big Beautiful Sky" (MCA).
-- Pop vocalist Lucy Woodward's "While You Can" (Atlantic).
-- An expanded, 20th anniversary edition of George Winston's score to the Meryl Streep-narrated reading of "The Velveteen Rabbit" (Windham Hill).
-- A new EP from Texas rock quartet ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, "The Secret of Elena's Tomb" (Interscope).
-- New York electro/rock trio A.R.E. Weapons' self-titled Sanctuary/Rough Trade debut.
-- New albums from country artists George Jones ("The Gospel Collection," Bandit/BNA) and Chris Cagle ("Chris Cagle," Capitol).
-- A new set from veteran singer/songwriter Chris Whitley, "Hotel Vast Horizon" (Messenger).
-- A DVD chronicling Beach Boys principal Brian Wilson's recent touring activity, "On Tour" (Sanctuary).
-- A compilation featuring developing artists that will appear at the upcoming Bonnaroo festival, "Bonnaroo II" (Sanctuary).
-- Hard rock act Boy Sets Fire's Wind-Up debut, "Tomorrow Comes Today."
-- A mix compilation from X-ecutioners principal Rob Swift, "Under the Influence" (Six Degrees).
-- Rob Zombie's soundtrack to the horror film "House of 1,000 Corpses" (Interscope).