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30 SEPTEMBER 2016 (Toronto, ON) - You may never have heard of Frankie Miller, but you definitely know his music. Artists as varied as Rod Stewart, The Traveling Wilburys and Ray Charles have recorded his songs, while Miller has collaborated with an array of rock legends, co-writing Thin Lizzy’s ‘Still In Love’ with the late Phil Lynott, performing with Procol Harum, and attracting the attention of soul legend Allen Toussaint, who took Miller to New Orleans to record his 1974 album, High Life. Not bad for a Glasgow-born vocalist who, despite never achieving the acclaim he deserved, embarked upon a 28-year career which was tragically cut short after he suffered a brain haemorrhage in 1994. Though Miller is making a remarkable recovery, learning to walk and talk again, and even making tentative forays back into songwriting, he also left a swathe of unreleased recordings that are only now finally being released – with a little help from some of his friends. As Frankie Miller producer David Mackay recalls, it all began when Rod Stewart asked if he had any unknown Miller songs. A phone call to Annette Miller, Frankie’s partner, promptly led to Mackay receiving two garbage sacks full of demos. “The tracks were simple,” he recalls, “but the vocals were stunning. So I set about creating proper backing tracks with top musicians from around the world.” It’s a testament to the high regard with which Miller’s contemporaries hold him – and to Miller’s own wide-ranging, genre-spanning talents – that so many of music’s biggest names gathered together to help finish 19 of his previously unreleased songs. “The response was overwhelming,” Mackay says. “Kid Rock heard about the idea and wanted to take part. Elton John thought ‘Where Do The Guilty Go’ was a classic. Willie Nelson loved the song and immediately went into the studio.” Legendary soul guitarist Steve Cropper also came on board, as did one of Japan’s biggest stars, Tomoyasu Hotei. A Canadian connection comes in the form of Steve Dickinson, who was tapped for 'When It's Rockin'' on the strength of his 2009 album, Tonight We Ride, on which he recorded four Frankie Miller classics. As an added bonus, the solo Frankie Miller track, ‘I Do’, rounds the collection off. Offering heartfelt tributes to their friend, the stars also assemble on the DVD documentary Frankie Miller: Sending Me Angels, which tells the remarkable tale of Miller’s career, and gives his biggest fans the chance to reveal exactly why Miller’s talent deserves to be better known. Frankie Miller’s Double Take will be made available on CD, CD+DVD and 2LP formats on October 7 via Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company, with the vinyl edition coming on 180g wax and including a voucher to download an MP3 version of the album.   Frankie Miller’s Double Take tracklisting: Frankie Miller and Joe Walsh – ‘Blackmail’ Frankie Miller, Elton John and Steve Cropper – ‘Where Do The Guilty Go’ Frankie Miller and Huey Lewis – ‘Way Past Midnight’ Frankie Miller and Bonnie Tyler – ‘True Love’ Frankie Miller, Rod Stewart and Joe Walsh – ‘Kiss Her For Me’ Frankie Miller and Francis Rossi – ‘Gold Shoes’ Frankie Miller, Kiki Dee and Jose Antonio Rodriguez – ‘Sending Me Angels’ Frankie Miller, Kid Rock and Full House – ‘Jezebel Jones’ Frankie Miller, Steve Dickinson and Full House – ‘When It’s Rockin’’ Frankie Miller, Delbert McClinton and Full House – ‘Beginner At The Blues’ Frankie Miller and Kim Carnes – ‘To Be With You Again’ Frankie Miller and Willie Nelson – ‘I Want To Spend My Life With You’ Frankie Miller and Tomoyasu Hotei – ‘The Ghost’ Frankie Miller and Paul Carrack – ‘It Gets Me Blue’ Frankie Miller and Stuart Emerson – ‘Out On The Water’ Frankie Miller and Brian Cadd – ‘It’s A Long Way Home’ Frankie Miller and John Parr – ‘I’m Missing You’ Frankie Miller and Lenny Zakatek – ‘I Never Want To Lose You’ Frankie Miller – ‘I Do’