Ace Frehley, Justin Hayward and Smokey Robinson highlight this week’s new classic rock releases.
Elvin Bishop, "Can't Even Do Wrong Right" (Alligator): The "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" guy returns with another hot set of rockin' blues.
Cactus, "An Evening in Tokyo" (Cleopatra): The veteran rockers show they've still got it on this 2012 set from the Land of the Rising Sun.
Ace Frehley, "Space Invader" (eOne): The former Kiss guitarist's first new solo album in five years features a cover of the Steve Miller Band's "The Joker."
Grateful Dead, "Dave's Picks: Volume 11 -- Wichita, KS -- November 17, 1972 (Deadnet/Rhino): A typically trippy experience on three CDs of jams, including a particular hot medley of "Truckin'," "The
Other One" and "Brokedown Palace."
Justin Hayward, "Spirits...Live -- Live at the Buckhead Theater, Atlanta" (Eagle Rock): CD and DVD sets that capture the Moody Blues' mainstay solo, playing intimate versions of his own material as well as the band's favorites
Smokey Robinson, "Smokey & Friends" (Verve): He's an icon, of course, but the presence of Elton John, James Taylor and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler (!) gives this duets collection some classic rock whomp.
Zephyr, "Zephyr" (Cleopatra): A reissue of the late Tommy Bolin's first band's debut album, expanded with some bonus tracks.