It’s hard to imagine Sarah Brightman could have a single dream left to realise. She’s the world’s biggest selling soprano, an international superstar as beloved for her staggering vocal range (over three full octaves) as for her impassioned film and stage performances. But in 2015 Sarah will be part of a three-person crew travelling to the International Space Station on board a Soyuz rocket. Once on the ISS she intends to become the first professional musician to sing from space.
In the midst of preparing for her mission, Sarah has recorded an album of new songs influenced by her training, Dreamchaser. “They’re connected subliminally – in the feelings of the songs and what they gave to me, which was something very uplifting, very open, very outward,” she said. “It’s what we do – we look out at the night sky and we dream and we imagine and we explore.“
With The Mavericks new album, In Time, time melts once again and the band that defied definitions, blurred genres and made everybody feel good, is back.
They have captured the infectious energy and robust sound from their live shows, whether it’s the Buck Owens influenced ‘Dance In The Moonlight’, the panoramic Orbison-esque ‘Born To Be Blue’, the horn-punctuated retro noir ‘Back In Your Arms Again’ or Tejano-esque‘All Over Again’, The Mavericks have once again found the way to make soul music and sole music.
The soundtrack to More4′s new hit drama Nashville features all the spectacular music from the show. The series stars Connie Britton as a fading country music singer and Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) as a rising star looking to take her place.
Award-winning producers T Bone Burnett, Dann Huffand Michael Knox have worked together to showcase the original content on both the show, performed each episode by the all-star cast.
Tim McGraw is back with his new album ‘Two Lanes Of Freedom.’ Tim has sold over 40 million albums, dominated the US charts with 33 No. I US singles and won 3 Grammy, 14 Academy Of Country and 12 Country Music Association awards. He’s also dueted with artists from Tony Bennett to Def Leppard and on his new CD with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.
Simultaneously Tim has maintained a parallel career as a successful actor in
such films as The Blind Side, Country Strong (starring opposite Gwyneth Paltrow) and Friday Night Lights – as well as hosting Saturday Night Live, a rare honour
for a singer.
Of TWO LANES OF FREEDOM, McGraw says, “I feel like I’ve progressed in my work, and I’ve always strived to get better. On my last album, I was discovering some new sounds and new things that I wanted to do, scratching the surface of the direction I wanted to head. This album was a way to reach a little further back, to all that I’d done throughout my career, and bring both sides together.”
The Lion, The Beast, The Beat is the fantastic new album from
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals featuring the sensational single
‘Never Go Back’.
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals’ self-made 2005 debut album,
Nothing but the Water, revealed a musically sophisticated young band inspired
by the music of the late ’60s/early ’70s and fronted by a then-21-year-old
dynamo whose singing, organ playing and songwriting belied her age.
Now, Seven years after hitting the radar, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals present
THE LION THE BEAST THE BEAT.
Produced by Grace Potter and veteran producer Jim Scott (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Wilco, the Tedeschi Trucks Band). Adding to the firepower is Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) who produced and co-wrote the single ‘Never Go Back’ and Grammy award winner Rich Costey (Foo Fighters, TV on the Radio, Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Wrecking Ball’) who mixed the album.
Decca Records is proud to announce the breathtaking debut album from one of 2013′s most exciting young artists. Phildel’s songs have featured on a wealth of TV adverts from Apple iPad to Marks & Spencer; they’ve soundtracked movies and are even cited as an inspiration by Mariah Huehner, author of the True Blood and Angel comic books.
The Disappearance of the Girl contains 12 magical songs of resistance and escape. Composing day and night, Phildel created the epic, haunting and innovative music she had dreamt of. Her music is a journey into the landscape of her imagination, at times beautifully enchanting, at others, raw and horrific. Now you can escape inside this world and experience the sights and sounds which make up Phildel’s journey with The Disappearance of the Girl Interactive Map.
Stronger Together is the 2nd album from The Military Wives, a choir that now has 700 members. Following the success of two No. 1 singles and performances on two No. 1 albums, this album has a more ‘pop’ production sound. Lead tracks are “Stronger Together” written by Gareth Malone, “One Voice” by Barry Manilow and “Get Here”.
For more info visit www.stronger-together.co.uk/
Now That’s What I Call Musicals
is the new album featuring all of
your favourites from the most popular musicals around.
Included on this fabulous compilation is ‘Defying Gravity’ from the spellbinding Wicked, ‘Breaking Free’ from the hit film High School Musical and many more!
Now That’s What I Call Musicals also features tracks by some of the greatest stars in musical theatre including Glee superstar Idina Menzel, the fabulous Connie Fisher and the amazing Kimberly Walsh from Girls Aloud.
Now That’s What I Call Musicals is the definitive musicals collection and will be released on 26th November 2012.
Click here to view the full tracklisting.
Einaudi is known the world over through films and TV. His music has featured in titles including Black Swan, Doctor Zhivago, This is England and many more. In 2011 his track I Giorni was played on Radio 1 and appeared in the top 40 chart. His haunting melodies are transportive and timeless in their beauty.
Recorded in a remote monastery near Verona and written over a period of 2 years, In A Time Lapse is a representation of the bringing together all of life’s experiences and emotions into a single moment of time. Featuring the tracks Life, Burning, Waterways and Experience.
“Romantique” is the stunning new studio album by Richard Clayderman, released in the UK by Decca.
The album was recorded in Sofia during September 2012, and features favourites old and new – an album to be enjoyed by everyone.