Tuesday, October 21, 2014

New Annie Lennox on This is Lounge

Today, Annie Lennox's new Island Records album, Nostalgia, was finally released in it's entirety on iTunes in North America. Fans in the UK have to wait until October 27. (Check Amazon in your country for more information.)

For the past month, fans have been treated to the teaser release of three tracks, one of which, Summertime, has been enjoying high rotation on This Is Lounge for it's listeners.

A labour of love, Nostalgia is just that - a nostalgic look at some of Annie's favourite songs. Like many artists that have done similar projects, she has chosen a melange of different genres, arranged in her own inimitable way.

Take for example, Summertime. Originally composed by George Gershwin in 1935, there has been a staggering 25,000 plus cover versions. Trying to set herself from the pack, so to speak, she strips down the arrangement to just the piano and cuts the tempo way back, revealing a touching, emotional, and powerful story.

Be sure to check out Annie's special website, devoted to album.

To hear more about Summertime and the rest of Nostalgia, check out the album trailer posted on Vevo.


Amazon (Deluxe Version - includes a DVD featuring a live version of "I Put A Spell On You" and Annie talking about the album. Amazon is also selling vinyl copies.

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