Annie Lennox releases her sixth album : ‘Nostalgia’ (2014)

Annie Lennox’ “Nostalgia” is her sixth studio album featuring a collection of her favourite songs from youth and released on October 27, 2014,

Track Listing : 1.Memphis In June (Paul Francis Webster, Hoagy Carmichael) – 02:47 . 2.Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) – 03:55 . 3.I Put A Spell On You (Screamin’ Jay Hawkins) – 03:32 . 4.Summertime (George Gershwin) – 05:12 . 5.I Cover The Waterfront (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) – 02:59 . 6.Strange Fruit (Abel Meeropol) – 02:46 . 7.God Bless The Child (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.) – 03:03 . 8.You Belong To Me (Chilton Price, Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart) – 03:22 . 9.September In The Rain (Harry Warren, Al Dubin) – 02:53 . 10.I Can Dream, Can’T I? (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal) – 02:56 . 11.The Nearness Of You (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) – 02:32 . 12.Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard) – 05:34

Musicians : Annie Lennox – Fender Rhodes, Flute, Percussion, Piano, Vocals . Mike Stevens – Accordion, Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Organ (Hammond), Programming, String Arrangements, Vibraphone . Ivan Hussey – Cello . Chris Hill – Double Bass, Guitar (Bass) . Neal Wilkinson – Drums . Stephen Hussey – Viola, Violin . Richard Brook – Percussion . Urban Soul Orchestra – Strings . Nichol Thomson – Trombone . Simon Finch – Trumpet

Production : Produced By Mike Stevens, Don Was . Mike Stevens – Engineer . Cameron Craig – Engineer . Mandy Parnell – Mastering

Package : Gavin Taylor – Art Direction . Robert Sebree – Photography

Recorded October 2013 – Summer 2014.

Released on October 27, 2014 by Island Records.

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The Columbian
. “I tried to strip them down to their raw, bare version. Once I knew I could do that, just singing and playing the chords on piano, getting to the core of the song, without any elaboration, then I could work on it, from the core root up.” […]

The Guardian
Nostalgia review – poignant renditions of pre-rock standardsLennox is at her best when she sounds most involved, and her beautiful takes on Georgia on My Mind, God Bless the Child and You Belong to Me are full of poignancy and yearning. […]

Gawker
Annie Lennox Whitewashes Explanation of “Strange Fruit”“Strange Fruit” is a song about racism that vividly describes a scene after a lynching (the strange fruit is the black man hanging from it). Annie Lennox did not mention lynching in her description of the song to Smiley: […]

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