New Releases: ‘Princess Diaries 2′ Soundtrack, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Alex Chilton, Nonpoint, Randy Travis & More

Movie features music from Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, Pink.

Riding high atop the list of albums hitting stores Tuesday is the soundtrack to “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.”

“Breakaway,” the first single off the compilation comes from Kelly Clarkson, by way of Avril Lavigne, who co-wrote the song. Lindsay Lohan lets out her inner pop star on the Diane Warren-penned track “I Decide.” Also featured on the album are tracks by Lavigne herself, Raven (who has her own track, as well as one sung with Julie Andrews), Pink and Wilson Phillips.

In other album-release news, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy release their first live LP this week, the aptly named Live. The zoot-suit-clad, big-band-influenced group, which helped usher in the swing fad of the late 1990s, has released five studio albums, including 2003′s Save My Soul.

Rockers Nonpoint will release their fourth studio album, Recoil, the follow-up to 2002′s Development, which saw the band taking a turn toward more radio-friendly tracks with more melodic vocals and instrumental hooks.

French pop singer Cherie made her debut with the song “Ready,” included on the soundtrack to “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.” Her self-titled first album hits stores this week.

Out Tuesday, August 3:


  • Willie Alexander & the Confessions – Autre Chose: Live (Last Call)
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – Live (Vanguard)
  • Marc Broussard – Carencro (Island)
  • Joey Calderazzo – Haiku (Marsalis Music/Rounder)
  • Cherie – Cherie (Lava)
  • Alex Chilton – Live in Anvers (Last Call)
  • Down to Earth Approach – Another Intervention (Vagrant)
  • Kevin Fowler – Loose, Loud and Crazy (Equity Music Group)
  • House of Lords – The Power and the Myth (Deadline)
  • I See Hawks in L.A. – Grapevine (Western Seeds)
  • Boney James – Pure (Warner Bros.)
  • Al Jarreau – Accentuate the Positive (GRP)
  • Dayna Kurtz – Beautiful Yesterday (Kismet)
  • James L. Venable – Holding Space (Screaming Fans)
  • Lil Sicko – Best of 2004: Behind Bars (Thump)
  • Macha – Forget Tomorrow (Jetset)
  • Maria Marquez – Nature’s Princess (Adventure Music)
  • Masta Ace – Long Hot Summer (Yosuma/M3)
  • Stephanie Mills – Born for This! (JM/Lightyear)
  • Ming & FS – Back to One (Spun)
  • Morning 40 Federation – Morning 40 Federation (M80/Birdman)
  • Nonpoint – Recoil (Lava)
  • Number One Fan – Compromises (PRC/Universal)
  • Pierce Pettis – Great Big World (Compass)
  • Ruth Ruth – Right About Now (Flaming Peach)
  • Lisbeth Scott – Passionate Voice (Zone)
  • The Shore – The Shore (Maverick)
  • Ricardo Silveria and Luiz Avellar – Live: Play the Music of Milton Nascimento (Adventure Music)
  • Tim Stafford – Endless Line (High View)
  • Theodore Unit – 718 (Sure Shot)
  • Mickey Thomas – Over the Edge (Deadline)
  • Randy Travis – Very Best of Randy Travis (Rhino)
  • Various artists – This Is Americana (American Music Association)
  • Various artists – “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” soundtrack (Walt Disney)
  • DVD: Boz Scaggs – “Greatest Hits Live” (Rounder)
  • DVD: Various artists – “Psycho Town Tour” (Thump)

August 10:

August 17:

August 24:


  • R. Kelly – Happy People/ U Saved Me (Jive)
  • Tim McGraw – Live Like You Were Dying (Curb)
  • Jason Mraz – Not Tonight Again — Live at Eagles Ballroom (Elektra)