The Record (6.5.92)



Barbara Jaeger

Musically speaking, June is, indeed, busting out all over.

"Shadows and Light," the follow-up to Wilson Phillips' 1990 multi-platinum debut, was released earlier this week. The trio will support the album, which boasts the hit single "You Won't See Me Cry," with a tour that includes a Sept. 6 concert at the Garden State Arts Center in Holmdel and a Sept. 11 show at the Jones Beach Amphitheater on Long Island.

In the coming days, new albums will be forthcoming from Deee-Lite, the B-52's, Elton John, Firehouse, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, among others. June will also see the release of several film soundtracks featuring performances by a number of superstars and up-and-coming artists.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer will be hoping that 13 is their lucky number. That's how many years it's been between albums for the veteran British trio, which checks in Tuesday with "Black Moon." The band will launch a tour next month that includes stops at the Jones Beach Amphitheater (July 25), the Garden State Arts Center (July 26), and Waterloo Village in Stanhope (July 31).

On June 16, Firehouse checks in with its second effort, "Hold Your Fire," while former Fleetwood Mac member Lindsey Buckingham releases his third solo album, "Out of the Cradle."

Also that day, Faith No More releases "Angel Dust." Faith No More will be on the road this summer with Metallica and Guns N' Roses, including a July 18 concert at Giants Stadium that sold out in 36 minutes last Saturday.

"Infinity Within," the new one from Deee-Lite, will be in stores June 23. The collection, coming on the heels of the group's successful debut, reportedly takes the dance-music act in a more political, social direction. Among the issues the group takes aim at are the judicial system, voter registration, and the environment.

Elton John also checks in June 23 with "The One." The first single from the album will be "Runaway Train," a duet with Eric Clapton that is featured in the film "Lethal Weapon 3." (Clapton and John will tour together this summer. Starting in Europe, the road trip is expected to hit the States in late summer.) Other artists on "The One" include Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and Kiki Dee, who last performed with John on the Seventies hit "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart."

After a lengthy absence from the recording scene, Glenn Frey returns June 23 with "Strange Weather." The former Eagles member is assisted by drummer Kenny Aronoff, known for his work in John Mellencamp's band, and keyboardist Benmont Tench of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers.

June 23 additionally will mark the release of the "Mo' Money" soundtrack, featuring songs by Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross, Public Enemy, and MC Lyte, among others. The urban- and alternative-music realms will also be well-represented on the "Boomerang" soundtrack. Set for release the same day, the collection includes performances by Johnny Gill, Boyz II Men, P.M. Dawn, and A Tribe Called Quest.

The B-52's end the month with the June 30 release of "Good Stuff."

The follow-up to 1989's "Cozmic Thing," "Good Stuff" is the first album recorded without Cindy Wilson, who left The B-52's last year. The band has a Sept. 11 date at the Garden State Arts Center and a Sept. 12 one at Jones Beach.

That same day, the Danny Elfman soundtrack for "Batman Returns" will be released. Although Elfman, the former Oingo Boingo member, performs most of the music, the album's first single will be "Face to Face," recorded by Siouxsie & the Banshees.

Contributed by Jerry Burch.

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