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Annie Lennox - Nostalgia - Album Cover

18 AUGUST 2014 (Toronto, ON) – One of the most successful and talented artists in pop music history is back – and back like you have never heard her before. On October 27, Annie Lennox releases her seventh solo album, Nostalgia via Island Records / Blue Note Recordings / Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The album is a collection of the iconic singer's impassioned takes on standards primarily from the 1930s and 1940s, many of them popularized by the likes of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Jo Stafford and Louis Armstrong.

Nostalgia is the result of hours Lennox spent perusing vintage recordings and video performances of songs from the Great American Songbook, particularly those rooted in the blues. “I was just curious,” says the songwriter and singer of “Summertime”, “I Put a Spell On You” and “Strange Fruit” and other, less-widely known songs such “Mood Indigo” and “September in the Rain”, “I thought, ‘I wonder what my voice would be like. Would these songs suit my voice?’ It was like a little challenge. I just sort of got to know them, became friends with them really and had a great deal of joy in the process." The music on the album was mostly played by Lennox alongside her long-time collaborator and co-producer, Mike Stevens and was recorded in his West London studio. Finding Lennox at her most soulful, Nostalgia brings levels of depth and warmth to songs that primarily originated from the civil-rights era. Nostalgia Track Listing Memphis in June Georgia on my Mind I Put a Spell on You Summertime I Cover the Waterfront Strange Fruit God Bless the Child You Belong to Me September in the Rain I Can Dream, Can't I? The Nearness of You Mood Indigo ABOUT ANNIE LENNOX: Singer-songwriter, activist and iconoclast, Annie Lennox is one of the most universally renowned artists in pop music history. Named one of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone, Lennox has won more Brit Awards than any other female artist in history (eight in total), plus four Grammys, four Ivor Novellos, an Academy award, a Golden Globe and a Billboard Century Award. Including her work within Eurythmics, Annie Lennox has released 13 studio albums and sold over 80 million records worldwide, contributed to the soundtracks of a plethora of films, and performed at a string of seminal global events - including Live 8, the inaugural concert for Nelson Mandela's HIV/AIDS Campaign 46664 and the 2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony - over and above completing numerous worldwide tours. In addition to her artistic achievements, Annie Lennox is a celebrated humanitarian and activist. A UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, who has worked with other organizations such as Oxfam, and Amnesty International among many in regard to the issue, she has received a Nobel Peace Laureates for services to humanity and a Red Cross Services to Humanity Award. In 2009 The Economist named SING – the campaign Lennox founded which is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for women and children affected by HIV - their charity of choice. In 2011 she received an OBE from Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of her humanitarian work.