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Wednesday, July 18, 2007


New Annie Lennox Album!

My favorite vocalist of all time, Annie Lennox, returns on October 2nd with a new album, provocatively titled Songs of Mass Destruction. I got the album cover art today, which is FIERCE with a capital FIERCE. Made me think of the Eurythmics lyric: guilt-edged, glamorous and sleek by design...you know it's jealous by nature, false and unkind/It's hard and restrained and it's totally cool, it touches and it teases as you stumble in the debris...Here's excerpts from the press release, which totally made my day:

"I feel closer to my own cutting edge than before and my voice seems to be in it's prime" - Annie Lennox

(NEW YORK) -Multi-million selling, iconic artist Annie Lennox will release her fourth solo album, Songs Of Mass Destruction, on October 2nd, 2007 through Arista Records. The album was recorded in London, Los Angeles and Miami with veteran producer Glen Ballard (of Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill fame)....She says that this album is the closest she’s been so far to that authentically raw and emotional place, infused with the contrasts of beauty, yearning and sadness. The result, from the haunting introductory song, 'Dark Road' to the closing epic, 'Fingernail Moon', is a sumptuous musical soundscape within which Annie's soulful voice shines and soars.

The new album features the soaring and powerful feminist anthem 'Sing', born out of Annie's involvement with Nelson Mandela's 46664 and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). The track 'Sing' features 23 of the most recognized and successful female solo artists in the world, invited by Annie, to raise awareness and finances for TAC initiatives. Included among the group are superstars such as Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Celine Dion, Fergie, Faith Hill, Pink, Dido, Gladys Knight, kd Lang, Angelique Kidjo, Bonnie Raitt, Shakira, Melissa Etheridge, Anastasia, Joss Stone, KT Tunstall and many others.

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