CD Recommendation Of The Week

The Annie Lennox Collection due in stores tomorrow, paints a vivid portrait in song of the most long standingly successful female British artist in pop music history.  This 14-song retrospective brings together the acclaimed artist’s finest solo work on a single disc for the first time, and includes a pair of new songs available exclusively with this release.

Spanning 15 years, The Annie Lennox Collection includes hits from her four top-selling solo albums Diva (1992), Medusa (1995), Bare (2003) and last year’s highly praised Songs of Mass Destruction. The timeless music selected for this collection uniquely reflects the essence of the singer’s instantly recognizable  brand of soul music on tracks like “Why,” “Walking on Broken Glass” and “No  More ‘I Love You’s’” — a song that earned Lennox one of her four Grammys.

The retrospective also includes two new songs recorded especially for this collection. Offering the instant Annie Lennox classic tag is “Pattern Of My Life”, written by Tom Chaplin the front man of multi award winning UK Rock band Keane. The second new track is a cover of Irish alt-rock group Ash’s “Shining  Light’, which picked up the 2001 Ivor Novello best Contemporary Song Award  and the Irish Music best Single Award the following year. Among the many highlights on The Annie Lennox Collection is “Sing,” a song that references The SING Campaign, a humanitarian organization Lennox founded to raise awareness and support for the AIDS/HIV pandemic in Africa.

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