THIS WEEK’S CD RE­LEASES

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - MORE MUSIC -

Jake Shears Jake Shears Freida Jean, out now ★★★★★

Scis­sor Sis­ters front­man Shears for­ti­fies him­self for a solo ca­reer with a high-kick­ing Sis­ters style romp, with some El­ton-ish Sev­en­ties songcraft and a swing­ing South­ern vibe.

Neil Di­a­mond Hot Au­gust Night III UMC/Vir­gin, out Fri­day ★★★★★

Di­a­mond re­cently called time on tour­ing, but this cap­tures him at his late peak in 2012, re­turn­ing to the Greek The­atre in LA to cel­e­brate the 40th an­niver­sary of the al­bum he recorded there.

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