The Week In New Album Releases

Previewing a stripped-down affair from veteran performer Neil Diamond, the first album in 12 years from Kate Bush, the second album of the year from Kenny Chesney, the "Live 8" DVDs and more.

The soundtrack to the 50 Cent biopic "Get Rick or Die Tryin'" (G-Unit/Interscope).

A new album from hip-hop/soul duo Floetry, "Flo'Ology" (Geffen).

Retrospective releases from the Beastie Boys ("Solid Gold Hits," Capitol), Eurythmics ("Ultimate Collection," Arista) and Limp Bizkit ("Greatest Hitz," Interscope).

The Bob Marley compilation "Africa Unite" (Tuff Gong), featuring the previously unreleased song "Slogans."

A new album from pop vocalist Cyndi Lauper, "The Body Acoustic" (Epic), with new recordings of prior hits.

A concert set from prog-influenced rock act the Mars Volta, "Scabdates" (GSL/Universal).

A 30th anniversary expanded edition of Patti Smith's seminal album "Horses" (Arista/Columbia/Legacy).

The long-awaited DVD debut of the Police's "Synchronicity Concert" (Universal).