SHARLEEN SPITERI 'The Movie Songbook' [Release Date 01/03/2010]
Multi-million selling singer-songwriter Sharleen Spiteri releases her brand new album 'The Movie Songbook' through Mercury Records on March 1st 2010.
The follow up to her top three debut solo album 'Melody', 'The Movie Songbook' is the ninth studio album Sharleen's made in an incredible 21 year recording career. A collection of Sharleen's favourite soundtracks, 'The Movie Songbook' stands as her most dynamically diverse album yet, a kaleidoscopic musical journey from pop to country via disco, bossa-nova, folk, rockabilly, jazz and breathtaking balladry.
Enlisting 15 time Grammy award-winner Phil Ramone on production (who has produced various Hollywood legends from Marilyn Monroe to Frank Sinatra via Liza Minnelli and Barbra Streisand); 'The Movie Songbook' was recorded in just 8 days at the legendary Capital Studios in Hollywood with the help of the finest soundtrack session musicians around..
And the result is a fantastic collection of cinematic show stoppers. Be it the aching croon of 'God Bless The Child', the disco rush of 'Xanadu', the rockabilly sass of 'Cat People (Putting Out Fire)' or the soul-searching tempest of 'The Sound Of Silence', its dozen tracks frame Sharleen's inimitable voice against bold new scenery. "Making 'The Movie' has taught me that my true voice lies in this area and not to be scared of using it," she agrees. "In the past I've always tended to go into a soul area but this experience has been great in taking me places I'd never normally go. It's been a valuable lesson in other styles and new ways of working. I feel excited about taking that forward into Texas and wherever it is we go next."