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This week's batch of new releases features a new power trio, a live set and some greatest hits.  Enjoy!

California Breed - "California Breed"

California Breed, "California Breed" (Frontiers): New, vintage-sounding power trio rock featuring Deep Purple/Black Sabbath/Trapeze alumnus Glenn Hughes and Led Zeppelin heir Jason Bonham.




The Doors - "Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine"
The Doors
, "Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine" (Rhino): Believe it or not, the first-ever CD release of this out-of-print, two-disc compilation.





Billy Joel - "A Matter of Trust:  The Bridge to Russia"
Billy Joel
, "A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia" (Columbia/Legacy): The Piano Man's history-making 1987 visit to the USSR is remembered on two CDs and a revealing documentary.




Roy Orbison - "Mystery Girl Deluxe"
Roy Orbison
, "Mystery Girl Deluxe" (Roy's Boys/Legacy): An expanded version of the rock legend's 1989 post-Traveling Wilburys "comeback" set, featuring Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, George Harrison, U2 frontman Bono, Jeff Lynne and many more.



Neal Schon - "So U"Neal Schon
, "So U" (Frontiers): The Journey co-founder's latest solo set features plenty of six-string showmanship, with several tracks co-written by Night Ranger's Jack Blades.







War - "Evolutionary"War
, "Evolutionary" (Far Out/UMe): The "Low Rider" group's first new album in 20 years, with guest appearances by Cheech & Chong, Joe Walsh, Yusuf (aka Cat Stevens), Tower of Power and the USC Trojan Marching Band. And it comes with a digital remaster of its 1976 "Greatest Hits" album in case you want a fix of the old stuff.