RIHANNA 'LOUD' [Release Date 15/11/2010]
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No sooner had world-class megastar Rihanna wrapped up the final show of her sold-out 'Last Girl On Earth Tour' in Chicago last week, than she turned her attention to her brand new fifth studio album on Def Jam Recordings. 'LOUD', set to arrive on November 15th, has been described by insiders as a return to the uptempo dance grooves of her earlier records.
Setting the scene for LOUD is the first lead single, 'Only Girl (In the World)', which goes to radio and clubs today, September 7th. The uptempo track is produced by Stargate, the Norwegian team whose career has been intertwined with Rihanna (and her fellow Def Jam hitmaker Ne-Yo) since 2006, including 'Unfaithful', 'Don't Stop the Music', 'Hate That I Love You' (featuring Ne-Yo), 'Take a Bow', and her most recent #1 global smash, 'Rude Boy'.
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE 'Between Two Lungs' [Release Date 15/11/2010]
2010 reissue UK Deluxe Edition 2-CD album set
To round off yet another exceptional year, Florence will be releasing the mighty single 'Heavy In Your Arms' single alongside 'Between Two Lungs' – a two disc special edition version of her 4 x platinum, 1.2 million selling Brit Award winning debut album 'Lungs'.
'Between Two Lungs' features new cover art, sleeve notes by Florence and exclusive images. Plus a 10 track second disc which as aswell as 'Heavy In Your Arms', also includes among others, a live recording of brand new song 'Strangeness & Charm'. The massive collaboration with Dizzee Rascal 'You Got The Dirtee Love' and a previously unreleased Yeasayer remix of 'Dog Days Are Over' and will also be available on November 15.
NORAH JONES '…Featuring' [Release Date 15/11/2010]
2010 UK 18-track CD album
On November 15, Parlophone will release '…Featuring', a star-studded collection of the multi-platinum selling, multi-Grammy Award winning singer Norah Jones's musical collaborations from the past decade. The 18 songs on the album include duets with such legends as Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton, and with 21st Century icons from OutKast to the Foo Fighters.
"It's so exciting and flattering and fun when I get asked to sing with somebody that I admire," says Jones. "It takes you a little bit out of your comfort zone when you're doing something with another artist. You don't know what to expect—it's kind of like being a little kid and having a playdate."
The tracks on 'Featuring' span her entire career, from one of her earliest recording sessions (a version of Roxy Music's 'More Than This' with guitarist Charlie Hunter in 2001) to her most recent performance, a song called 'Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John' that she cut with Belle and Sebastian, which will also appear on their new album. The result serves as a kind of parallel history to her own four albums, which have sold over 40 million copies worldwide.
These collaborations reveal Jones’s astonishing musical versatility, from jazz to country, hip-hop to rock. Three of the songs on …Featuring originally appeared on records that won Grammy awards for Album of the Year (Ray Charles’ Genius Loves Company, Herbie Hancock’s River: The Joni Letters, and OutKast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below), and several others were also nominated for Grammys.
The album also includes recordings by some of Jones's own bands and side projects [The Little Willies and El Madmo], and performances with artists that she's toured with including M. Ward, Sasha Dobson, and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Songs on 'Featuring' range from classics recorded by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell, and Roy Orbison to new material by such wide-ranging innovators as Ryan Adams and Q-Tip.
"A lot of the people on this record are people I've worshiped since I was a kid, and some of them are younger and more my contemporaries" says Jones. "Even though the musicians are so varied, the vibe of the songs makes sense when we put them all together."