DAVID BOWIE Heathen (ISO/Columbia) Longtime fans rejoice: After 20 years, the morphing man reunites with Tony Visconti, producer of ’70s Bowie classics Young Americans and Heroes. Pete Townshend and Dave Grohl join the reunion.
VARIOUS ARTISTS Mr. Deeds soundtrack (RCA) Bowie again, redoing “Space Oddity” with Adam Sandler. Also on hand: Dave Matthews Band and Counting Crows.
KORN Untouchables (Immortal/Epic) On their fifth studio CD, Korn enlist producer Michael Beinhorn and remix their new single, “Here to Stay.”
RALPH STANLEY Ralph Stanley (DMZ/Columbia) The 75-year-old O Brother singer takes his roots music to T Bone Burnett and the Coen brothers’ new label.
GIMME FIVE Choice cuts for your mix tape
VAN MORRISON “Whatever Happened to P.J. Proby?” (from Down the Road) A timeless musical question from Van the Man.
STEW “North Bronx French Marie” (from The Naked Dutch Painter…and Other Songs) The most wryly touching summer love song yet. (Hey, didn’t we used to know this chick?)
THE YOUNGBLOODS “Sunlight” (from Get Together: The Essential Youngbloods) Proof the Youngbloods should be remembered for more than “Get Together.”
BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY “Summertime” (from Cheap Thrills) The late Janis Joplin offers the definitive version of the Gershwin brothers classic, sez us.
EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS “Do Anything You Wanna Do” (from the import album Life on the Line) Looking for a rousing summer anthem? Here ’tis.