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Tue, 30th of September

eurythmics:

New Post has been published on http://www.eurythmics-ultimate.com/2014/09/30/amoeba-records-hold-exclusive-signing-annie-lennox-new-album-nostalgia-200-spaces-available/

Amoeba Records to hold exclusive signing with Annie Lennox for her new album Nostalgia - Only 200 spaces available!

Annie Lennox - Nostalgia Press Photo 1Annie Lennox celebrates the release of her new covers LP, Nostaglia, with a fan signing at Amoeba.

Purchase your copy of the new album beginning Tuesday, October 7th at Amoeba Hollywood to attend this special in-store signing event!

Limited to first 200 purchasers of the LP beginning 10/7.

“My curiosity always seems to lead me into interesting experiences,” says Annie Lennox.

Certainly, in a career spanning four decades, the singer-songwriter’s creative muse has taken her down some remarkable pathways. With the groundbreaking, multiplatinum duo Eurythmics and as a solo recording artist, Lennox has sold over 83 million records worldwide, and is one of the most successful female British artists in UK music history. She has been awarded a record-breaking eight Brit Awards, along with four Grammys and an Academy Award, as well as being named one of VH1’s 100 Greatest Women in Music and one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

In a body of work that has been influenced by an eclectic mix of genres – ranging from electronic pop to rock to soul – one area that Lennox had never ventured into was the style of music that dominated popular culture from the 1930’s till the cusp of the rock ‘n’ roll era in the early 1950’s. The first thought of recording an album of songs from the Great American Songbook was triggered a couple of years ago, while preparing for a concert in Washington, D.C. for the United Nations as part of the 2012 Global AIDS conference, where she performed with Herbie Hancock. While ad-libbing in rehearsals with the band, Lennox realized that her voice seemed to work naturally in a musical area she’d never really considered before. “I started to wonder whether my voice might lend itself to going down that path,” she says, “and sort of logged the notion in my mind.”

This inspired idea evolved into the eventual recording of the twelve songs on Lennox’s sixth solo album, entitled NOSTALGIA – a selection covering the likes of such towering compositions as George Gershwin’s “Summertime” (from the pioneering opera Porgy and Bess), Hoagy Carmichael’s “Georgia on my Mind,” and Duke Ellington’s incomparable ballad “Mood Indigo.” With spare but sophisticated arrangements, the songs span a vast emotional range, from the raging passion of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’s “I Put a Spell on You” to the haunting protest of “Strange Fruit,” originally recorded by Billie Holiday in 1937.

“These songs all come from the collective human experience, and I feel they’re as relevant today as when they were first written,” says Lennox. “They express an inner landscape of love, loss, beauty, and pain, from a tender romantic ballad, such as ‘The Nearness of You,’ to the somber epic of ‘Strange Fruit,’ which describes an act of unspeakable violence and cruelty; it’s very hallowed ground, and you have to be somewhat courageous in the attempt to honor it.”

Last summer, she opened her laptop and set off with a deep dive into the YouTube archives. “I intuitively knew which songs I felt drawn to,” she says. “I would listen to a couple of different versions, so I understood the basics, figuring out the details of the melody, lyrics, and chord progressions. I worked on a little keyboard to transcribe what I heard, writing in notation, as I always do.” A list of approximately forty potential songs was narrowed down, then edited again, until she reached the best selections for the album.

“When you first encounter a song, you’re just hearing it at the surface level,” she says, “but if you want to truly absorb it, you have to really listen to it over and over again. At first, you’re like strangers – and then once you’ve befriended a melody, you carry it around in your head for days and you can’t stop singing it. You become deeply connected through this process; it has to become a part of you.”

Details here

Why can’t I be in Los Angeles?

Forever gross sobbing.

Tue, 30th of September

dianaross:

Diana Ross backstage at The Apollo Theater by Bruce Davidson, 1965

(VIA Magnum Photos)

  1965   Motown   The Supremes   Diana Ross   The Apollo Theater   Bruce Davidson   musicians   photos   with 4,295 notes  
Tue, 30th of September

I would like to dedicate a song to the birthday boy.

Tue, 30th of September
Mon, 29th of September

Annie Lennox by Robert Sebree (via Billboard)

  Love her   Annie Lennox   Nostalgia   Nostalgia era   photos   musicians   with 8 notes  
Mon, 29th of September
  cutie pie   Dangerous era   Dangertory era   MJ   Michael Jackson   musicians   bae   with 318 notes  
Mon, 29th of September

animeisforplebs:

ISABELLE IS THE PINNACLE OF PERFECTION!

She is so damn cute I can’t even.

  dat gingham dress   she's so cute!   Isabelle   Shizue   Animal crossing   gifs   gif   3ds   nintendo 3ds   nintendo   animal crossing: new leaf   new leaf   acnl   with 5,892 notes  
Mon, 29th of September

deanisthenewblack:

vincent baezza

john lloyd baeng

michael baemenda

erich baegen


that is all

Drew Baeling.

Sun, 28th of September
Sat, 27th of September
  art   water   waves   ocean   beach   nsfw   with 1,807 notes  
Sat, 27th of September

satisfactual:

It’s like you didn’t even try.

  dyslexia?   Jersey Boys   Jersey Boys movie   John Lloyd Young   Jhon Llody Young   JLY   screencaps   lol   with 44 notes  
Fri, 26th of September

weirdvintage:

Former NFL player Rosey Grier liked needlepoint.  He wrote a book about it in 1973. (via Dangerous Minds)

  Rosey Grier   weird vintage   vintage   NFL   needlepoint   1973   retro   70s   arts and crafts   with 9,152 notes  
Fri, 26th of September

see-reverse-side:

brinconvenient:

voidbat:

i have been using the internet longer than some of my followers have been alive.

that just fucked me up.

ye gods, why would you do this?!

Just realized how true this is and I’m sad now.

  personal   depressing   text   about me   quarter life crisis   with 187 notes  
Fri, 26th of September

LES MISERABLES REFERENCE IN THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS.

Fri, 26th of September
  aww   art   cute   elephant   elephant in the room   idiom   animals   elephants   with 582 notes