New Music Friday: Bruce Springsteen, Pere Ubu, Madonna, Roger Daltrey, Hank Williams, ZZ Top, Carole King And More

Go to your local indie record store and buy these new releases, out today: Western Stars (Columbia) is Bruce Springsteen’s first new studio album in half a decade and features more than 20 musicians, including Jon Brion … Taking its title from the excellent Raymond Chandler crime novel, Pere Ubu’s, The Long Goodbye (Cherry Red) is indeed the last record from the seminal band formed in 1975 by David Thomas (who turns 66 today) … Madonna‘s 14th LP, Madame X (Live Nation, Interscope, Maverick), comes in standard, deluxe and Target editions … Roger Daltrey‘s The Who’s Tommy Orchestral (Polydor/UMe) celebrates the album’s 50th anniversary with new orchestration courtesy of David Campbell, who’s worked with the likes of Radiohead, Bob Dylan and Beck (Campbell’s son) … Hank WilliamsThe Complete Health & Happiness Shows (BMG) celebrates the 70th anniversary of the short-lived radio program, featuring 49 tracks across three LPs or two CDs … ZZ Top celebrates its 50th anniversary with Goin’ 50, a career-spanning 50-song collection available August 16 via Warner Bros. on five LPs or three CDs; an 18-song, single-CD edition is out today … Real Gone Music adds two new entries to its Johnny Mathis ’70s Columbia Album Series with Killing Me Softly With Her Song/When Will I See You Again and The Heart Of A Woman/Feelings, each set containing two albums … Carole King‘s Live At Montreux 1973 (Eagle Vision) captures King’s first performance outside the U.S. on DVD/CD, CD or vinyl.