Thursday, May 15, 2008
Donna Summer/Cyndi Lauper album updates..
It's less than a week before the release of Donna Summer's "Crayons" and a number of album tracks have premiered on the Australian radio station, Joy 94.9 out of Melbourne, including this one, "It's Only Love," written/produced by the same team behind her club single "I'm A Fire" (Sebastian Arocha Morton, Al Kasha etc.). With the sensual feeling of "I'm A Fire" paired with a throbbing, hypnotic energy, it's an absolutely stunning contemporary dance track; in fact, I think it's club single material. Unfortunately though this won't be appearing on the standard North American release, but as a bonus track on the international release (scheduled for June 23) and reportedly as an exclusive on editions sold at Circuit City stores in the US.. Hear it here before it's gone..
I haven't been able to access it myself, but for those of you who can't wait until the release, you can stream the album in it's entirety at VH1's The Leak. Sooner or later, I'll put up a full review of the album..
Also, for those of you who want remixes, the first CD of mixes for her latest single "Stamp Your Feet," which I quite enjoy, are available officially and exclusively through Perfect Beat.
Speaking of veteran divas, Cyndi Lauper's returning with a dance album "Bring Ya To The Brink," coming out May 27th (already out in Japan). She'll be on the road this summer with the True Colors Tour and I'm kind of bummed that I won't be able to go to see her (and the awesome Nona Hendryx) on any of the Canadian stops.. As far as her album goes though, I'm not too crazy for the first single "Same Ol' Story," but I've heard some of the other tracks and I've liked what I've heard for the most part. With collaborators like Basement Jaxx, Kleerup, Axwell and the awesome Dragonette (my favourite Canadian band at the moment), there's bound to be something good on the record.
While at work last week, I heard a fun interview with her on one of my favourite shows, Jian Ghomeshi's Q on CBC Radio One where she talks about her disco roots, her Sylvester connection and goes off on her record company for calling this 'her first original album in 12 years.' Listen to the interview here.
DONNA SUMMER - CRAYONS (US CD) - RELEASED MAY 20
AMAZON.COM | CD UNIVERSE
DONNA SUMMER - CRAYONS (UK/INTERNATIONAL CD) - RELEASED JUNE 23
CD WOW | AMAZON.CO.UK | PLAY.COM
DONNA SUMMER - STAMP YOUR FEET (CD SINGLE)
CYNDI LAUPER - BRING YA TO THE BRINK (STANDARD CD) - RELEASED MAY 27
AMAZON.COM | CD UNIVERSE
CYNDI LAUPER - BRING YA TO THE BRINK (JAPAN CD) - RELEASED MAY 14
JPOPHELP | HMV.CO.JP
PREVIOUS RELATED ENTRIES:
NEW DONNA SUMMER ALBUM COMING IN MAY.. (WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2008)
BBC RADIO 2: CLASSIC SINGLES - I FEEL LOVE (SUNDAY DECEMBER 30, 2007)
TWIGGY DOES DISCO.. (WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM DONNA) (TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2007)
NEW DEAL FOR DONNA (THURSDAY AUGUST 3, 2006)
DONNA SUMMER - I GOT YOUR LOVE (MONDAY JANUARY 16, 2006)
DISCO DELIVERY #52: STAINLESS STEAL - CAN-CAN (1978, WARNER BROS.) (TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5, 2008)
DISCO DELIVERY #40: MUNICH MACHINE - A WHITER SHADE OF PALE (1978, CASABLANCA) (SUNDAY APRIL 29, 2007)
DISCO DELIVERY #14: SUZI LANE - OOH LA LA (1979, ELEKTRA) (SATURDAY APRIL 8, 2006)
DISCO DELIVERY #5: GIORGIO MORODER - FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1977, OASIS/CASABLANCA) (FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2006)
DONNA SUMMER'S OFFICIAL SITE
DONNA SUMMER - OFFICIAL MYSPACE
VH1 - THE LEAK: DONNA SUMMER
SOULTRACKS: DONNA SUMMER - CRAYONS (ADVANCE REVIEW)
CYNDI LAUPER'S OFFICIAL SITE
CYNDI LAUPER - OFFICIAL MYSPACE
CYNDI LAUPER'S BRING YA TO THE BRINK - THE UNOFFICIAL SITE
ROLLING STONE: CYNDI LAUPER - BRING YA TO THE BRINK (ALBUM REVIEW)
TRUE COLORS TOUR
CATEGORIES: NUDISCO, DISCO NEWS