Thursday, April 2, 2015

Nostalgia: An Evening With Annie Lennox, a deluxe package featuring Annie Lennox’s GRAMMY-nominated Nostalgia album and a brand new concert film, is scheduled for release on Blue Note Records on May 4. Shot on January 28, 2015 by director Natalie Johns (Morrissey) at Los Angeles’ art deco Orpheum Theatre, the film captures one of music’s most popular and acclaimed artists in her only full concert performance of the songs from Nostalgia. Fronting a 19-piece band – including string and horn sections – and unveiling striking lighting and production elements created especially for this special evening, Lennox demonstrates her distinctive vocal and performance talents on an array of American standards, ranging from “Summertime,” “Georgia On My Mind,” “Strange Fruit” and “God Bless The Child” to one of rock’n’roll’s most enduring classics, “I Put A Spell On You.” In addition to its inclusion in the deluxe package, the film can also be purchased on its own in DVD, Blu-ray and digital long form formats at all music retailers and streaming partners. The pre-order is underway now on Amazon. It can also be pre-ordered at, where fans will find several exclusive bundles, including the Premium Nostalgia Experience, which will contain the concert DVD (or Blu-ray), CD and vinyl editions of the Nostalgia album and a silk lithograph that Annie will personally inscribe for each recipient. (This edition is limited to 100.)

“Every singer loves the challenge of interpreting truly inspirational songs. Each one of these masterpieces stands as a lasting testimony to the brilliance of their creators – their individual beauty, power and poetry continues to stand the test of time,” said Annie Lennox. “The song selection for Nostalgia was very personal and intuitive – there was no agenda or stratagem other than becoming intrigued and fascinated through the process of listening, transcribing and recording. Now they live in my blood stream.”

Fans can get a first look at Lennox’s concert film when it premieres on THIRTEEN’S Great Performances, airing on PBS on Friday, April 3, at 10 p.m. Check local listings or visit Great Performances Online at Click HERE for a preview of the episode, which features Lennox performing “Georgia On My Mind.” For an encore, Lennox sat down at the piano and delivered striking solo renditions of two of her own hits, Here Comes the Rain Again” and “Why.” Fans who purchase Nostalgia: An Evening With Annie Lennox will enjoy the entire 60-minute concert plus exclusive footage of Annie performing two additional songs – “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" and “No More I Love You’s.”

Nostalgia hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Jazz Albums chart in October of 2014 and subsequently received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. After her performance with Hozier on the awards show telecast, Nostalgia shot up to No. 1 on the Amazon and iTunes Jazz albums charts and “I Put A Spell On You” topped the two retailers’ Jazz Songs charts. “Annie Lennox was the surprise hit of the GRAMMY’s,” marveled Vogue.

“I Put A Spell On You,” which was heard in the opening four minutes of the film Fifty Shades of Grey, breaks the Top 20 at Adult Mainstream radio this week, jumping to 18*, and Lennox’s performance video of the song has more than six million views.

Nostalgia: An Evening With Annie Lennox - Track Listing
1. Intro
2. Memphis In June
3. Georgia On My Mind
4. I Put A Spell On You
5. Summertime
6. I Cover The Waterfront
7. Strange Fruit
8. God Bless The Child
9. You Belong To Me
10. September In The Rain
11. I Can Dream, Can’t I?
12. The Nearness Of You
13. Mood Indigo
14. Here Comes The Rain Again
15. No More I Love You’s
16. Why
17. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

Nostalgia – CD & Vinyl Track Listing
1. Memphis In June
2. Georgia On My Mind
3. I Put A Spell On You
4. Summertime
5. I Cover The Waterfront
6. Strange Fruit
7. God Bless The Child
8. You Belong To Me
9. September In The Rain
10. I Can Dream, Can’t I?
11. The Nearness Of You
12. Mood Indigo

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