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Jun 29, 2015 | Longtime Friends, Cellist Yo-Yo Ma & Pianist Kathryn Stott Collaborate On New Album Songs From The Arc Of Life

Available September 18, 2015 on Sony Classical

Jun 29, 2015

NEW YORK, June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott create a unique classical music experience with their new Sony Classical recording Songs from the Arc of Life available September 18, 2015. This all-new recording also celebrates thirty years of friendship and collaboration in concerts and recordings for Ma and Stott. The album includes pieces they have frequently performed but never recorded, as well as a handful of discoveries.

"I like to think of Songs from the Arc of Life as an invitation to our audience to remember and imagine what the soundtracks of their lives might be," Yo-Yo Ma says.  "Kathy and I have talked for years about recording an album of music we absolutely love, pieces that express the context of a life, of our lives.  Childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle age, old age: what do they sound like?"

"I love this title," Stott says, "the 'Arc of Life' – because it is one big arc. Once we arrived at the idea, we began to see a beautiful story, a journey through life's experiences. It has taken us a long time and much discussion, back and forth, to discover what that journey might be, because everyone's journey is slightly different."

Songs from the Arc of Life begins and ends with two, much-beloved settings of the traditional "Ave Maria," opening with the soaring, radiant Bach/Gounod arrangement and closing with Schubert's more serene, contemplative version.

In between is a remarkable spectrum of music that includes such enduring favorites as Brahms' "Lullaby," Dvorak's "Songs My Mother Taught Me," Elgar's "Salut d'amour," Gade's "Jalousie" and Saint-Saens' "The Swan," as well as richly evocative works by Debussy, Delius, Faure, Gershwin, Grieg, Kriesler, Messaien, Schumann, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky. Ma and Stott also include a haunting piece by the contemporary composer Giovanni Sollima, a friend and colleague of both artists.

In addition to beginning his fourth decade of collaboration with Stott, Yo-Yo Ma is celebrating a milestone birthday this year.  "Turning sixty has me wondering what the future might bring, but also reflecting on what has passed," Ma says. "Kathy and I have known one another since we were in our twenties. We have a shared performing history and thousands of conversations and experiences and we're delighted, through Songs from the Arc of Life, to share them with you." 

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.sonymusicmasterworks.com.  

TRACK LIST

1.         Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria  

2.         Brahms:Lullaby 

3.         Dvorak: Songs My Mother Taught Me 

4.         Faure: Papillon

5.         Gade: Tango Jalousie

6.         Schumann: I. Vanitas vanitatum (from Five Pieces in the Popular Style) 

7.         Sibelius: Was It a Dream?

8.         Faure: Apres un reve 

9.         Elgar: Salut d'amour 

10.       Gershwin: Prelude No. 1 

11.       Delius: Romance for Cello and Piano  

12.       Kreisler: La Gitana 

13.       Sollima: Il bell'Antonio, Tema III  

14.       Saint-Saens: The Swan (from Carnival of the Animals)  

15.       Grieg: The Wounded Heart (from Elegiac Melodies)  

16.       Tchaikovsky: Valse sentimentale, Op. 51, No. 6  

17.       Messiaen: Louange a l'eternite de Jesus (from Quartet for the End of Time)  

18.       Debussy: Beau Soir 

19.       Schubert: Ave Maria 

Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Kathryn Stott, piano

ALBUM PREORDER LINKS
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/Songs-iTunes
Amazon CD: http://smarturl.it/Songs-amCD 
Amazon Music Mp3: http://smarturl.it/Songs-amp3 
Amazon Vinyl: http://smarturl.it/Songs-amvinyl 
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/Songs-sptfy 
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/Songs-google

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YO-YO MA
Website:    http://www.yo-yoma.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YoYoMa 
Twitter:       https://twitter.com/yoyo_ma 
YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/YoYoMaVEVO

KATHRYN STOTT
Website: http://www.kathrynstott.com/ 
Twitter:   https://twitter.com/kathystott

Media Contacts:
Angela Barkan / Larissa Slezak – Sony Music Masterworks         
[email protected] L[email protected] 212-833-8575 / 6075

 

 

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Jun 17, 2015 | Columbia Partners With Wicked Cool Records To Release First New Darlene Love Album In Decades, 'Introducing Darlene Love' Due Out This Fall

New Album Features Songs Written By Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Jim Webb, Linda Perry, Desmond Child, Joan Jett, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, And Others

Jun 17, 2015

NEW YORK, June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Guitar great/artist/producer/E Street Band icon Stevie Van Zandt has signed seminal pop legend Darlene Love to his Wicked Cool label, partnering with Columbia Records to release a new album by Love coming this fall, titled Introducing Darlene Love.  Van Zandt arranged and produced the album, enlisting a star-studded cast to contribute songs to Love's return to Marquee-pop music making, including, among others, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Van Zandt, Jim Webb, Linda Perry, Desmond Child, Joan Jett, and legendary songwriting team Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, who for more than five decades have reigned as one of the most influential songwriting duos in history.

The highly anticipated album will be released in early autumn, with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Love imbuing new and classic songs with her signature dynamic vocal delivery that the New York Times has hailed as "a thunderbolt voice embedded in the history of rock n' roll…" and Rolling Stone has called "a rare instrument sturdy enough to vault over Phil Spector's 'Wall of Sound.'" 

The epic E Street Band guitarist commented on the forthcoming release: "Darlene's legendary status is well deserved but I felt the time was long overdue to show a younger generation WHY she has earned that reputation.  Partnering with Columbia Records is a dream come true because now I know the world will hear her."

Love's five-decade career spans some of the greatest signature moments in music, with the Los Angeles native nurturing her talent early as a member of the Blossoms, a local trio who began providing backup vocals at recording sessions for artists such as Sam Cooke and Bobbie Day. The Blossoms also were featured as part of the house band for the popular '60s music show Shindig, backing up many of the performers who appeared on the series. Love would go on to become one of the most sought-after background singers in music history, recording with Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dionne Warwick, The Righteous Brothers, and dozens of other vocal giants throughout her career. Her early work with iconic producer Phil Spector on songs such as the pioneering "He's A Rebel," "He's Sure The Boy I Love," and "Why Do Lover's Break Each Other's Hearts," would garner her legend status. She is featured in the 2013 Academy Award winning documentary '20 Feet From Stardom,' chronicling the behind-the-scenes lives of background singers. The accompanying album won a 2014 Grammy in the Best Music Film category.     

The prolific Van Zandt creates a compelling production aesthetic on Introducing Darlene Love, echoing the classic recording style of many early '60s pop standards on the forthcoming Columbia Records/Wicked Cool release, available everywhere this fall.

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Jun 16, 2015 | Scorpions Return To Forever Celebrating 50 Years

New Album Features Single "We Built This House"

16-City North American Tour Launches September 10

Jun 16, 2015

NEW YORK, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The most successful export from continental Europe with more than 100 million records sold, Scorpions are celebrating 50 years of rock with the release of their 19th studio album, Return To Forever (Sony Music/Legacy Recordings), on September 11, 2015.  Produced by their two favorite Swedes, Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen (Sting In The Tail, "MTV Unplugged"), the 19-song collection will be available in various formats including digital, Deluxe CD, and vinyl.  The North American configuration boasts three exclusive tracks alongside four bonus tracks previously available only in specific territories, full tracklisting below.  The first single, "We Built This House" releases digitally on July 3, and will be available to fans as an instant-grat for the album preorder, available at Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Scorps_RTF_Amzn and iTunes: http://smarturl.it/scprns_rtf_itns.  Scorpions embark on a 16-city North America tour this fall (dates follow), more information on the dates and new release can be found at www.the-scorpions.com.

The most successful export from continental Europe with more than 100 million records sold, Scorpions are celebrating 50 years of rock with the release of their 19th studio album, Return To Forever (Sony Music/Legacy Recordings), on September 11, 2015.

"We have been overwhelmed with the amazing response to our new album across the globe and can't wait to finally release Return To Forever in North America," said Klaus Meine.  "We have always had such a special connection with our incredible fans and are so excited to get them the new album and return to play live this fall."

Scorpions have also launched an official D2C store with exciting offerings for fans featuring brand new t-shirt and sweatshirt designs coupled with the CD and Vinyl versions of Return To Forever. Also included in each bundle is an exclusive "fanified" poster that will feature every fan's name on it who pre-orders Return To Forever through the D2C site by August 14th. Visit http://smarturl.it/Scorps_RTF_D2C for more details.

Return To Forever celebrates a spectacular global return for Scorpions as the album is already available in many parts of the world breaking and remaining in the Top 10 in multiple markets including Finland, France, Germany, Greece (#1), Hungary, Japan and Switzerland, with continued chart activity in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Holland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K.!

When Klaus Meine (vocals), Rudolf Schenker (rhythm guitar) and Matthias Jabs (lead guitar) conceived this record, the idea was to revisit their past, recording updated outtakes and unfinished song ideas from their most famous 80's sessions.  Mathias Jabs explains, "There had been quite a few unused songs over the years that were really good, but in the end didn't make the cut back then due to the limited space on vinyl. We focused on eight songs, which were partly finished which we then recorded from scratch. During the work, new song ideas were added. We were having so much fun we suddenly found ourselves in the middle of the songwriting process once again. And in the end, it turned out to be a brand-new Scorpions album after all."

Return To Forever includes first single, "We Built this House," – capturing all the elements that make for the signature Scorpions sound, luring verses with an anthemic chorus – purists will be thrilled! Additional selections include the sweeping "House Of Cards," "Eye Of The Storm" – a track, that transports a notion of the unbelievable dynamic and joy of playing, characterizing Scorpions' stage performances, and "We Built This House" where the band reflects the past fifty years – their philosophy and the lessons their unusual life taught them.  "In the end, it tells our story" said Klaus Meine. "We've built this house called Scorpions brick by brick and often quite arduously. From the first days in Hannover, the first concerts abroad, until this very day. We've weathered severe storms, but the house withstood everything, turned out to be weatherproof and stable. However, building the house was never just cumbersome, but joyful as well. The joy of music, the joy of having experienced and still experiencing it all, the joy of – and the thankfulness for – the fan's affection."

Tracklisting:
1. Going Out With A Bang
2. We Built This House
3. Rock My Car
4. House Of Cards
5. All For One
6. Rock 'N' Roll Band
7. Catch Your Luck And Play
8. Rollin' Home
9. Hard Rockin' The Place
10. Eye Of The Storm
11. The Scratch
12. Gypsy Life
13. The World We Used to Know
14. Dancing With The Moonlight
15. When The Truth Is A Lie
16. Who We Are
17. Crazy Ride (exclusive)
18. One And One Is Three (exclusive)
19. Delirious (exclusive)

The fact that the 50th band anniversary was coming up, hit Rudolf Schenker rather accidentally: "Not long ago I found an old cash account book of my mom's, in which she meticulously recorded the earnings and expenses of the band from fifty years ago. My parents had lent me the money for the first equipment back then, so they kept a of record of my earnings so I could pay them back in installments. Fifty years is a long time for a working band. Apart from us, only the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys and The Who have managed to do it. So the timing for the new album is perfect; We're celebrating half a century of Scorpions with the record and the upcoming tour."

Scorpions remain a band able to attract masses of new fans at any given time. A fact that surprises even the musicians themselves, as they gladly admit. "It's really remarkable", says Rudolf Schenker, for example, "how well and mostly unharmed we've survived those years, in which our kind of music seemed to have gotten out of style completely. When the grunge wave hit the shore, we simply went to Asia to tap new markets and gain new fans. We were able to continue playing and keep on winning new friends for our music."

Founded in Hannover, West Germany in 1965, Scorpions were part of the first wave of metal in the 1970's with their debut album, Lonesome Crow, released in 1972.  The band rose to arena status with seminal releases Lovedrive, Virgin Killer and Animal Magnetism.  In the 80s, Scorpions amassed a string of Billboard chart toppers from Love at First Sting and Blackout, including multiple Top 10 singles "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and "No One Like You," as well a string of successful singles such as "Send Me an Angel," "Still Loving You" and "Winds of Change." The band was also ranked #46 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and their hit "Rock You Like a Hurricane" also landed as #18 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs.  Celebrated across the globe, the iconic rock act have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, and have received multiple honors including World Music Award winners, a postage stamp in Brazil, their Star on Hollywood Rock Walk, Echo honors, most recently they were honored with the Lower Saxon State Award.

Scorpions Return to Forever 50th Anniversary Tour, featuring longtime members Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs, alongside James Kottak (drums) and Paweł Mąciwoda (bass), kicks off in May 2015 with dates in four continents. For these milestone shows, Scorpions have built a career-spanning setlist of Scorpion's hits, anthems, ballads and vintage classics.  North American dates also feature special guests Queensryche.  




Date                          

City                                          

Venue

September 10            

Boston, MA                        

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

September 12            

Brooklyn, NY                      

Barclays Center

September 13            

Gilford, NH                         

Meadowbrook

September 16            

Moncton, NB Canada                     

Moncton Coliseum

September 18            

Toronto, ON Canada            

Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

September 19            

Montreal, QC Canada           

Bell Centre

September 22            

Columbus, OH                    

LC Pavilion

September 23            

Cleveland, OH                     

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

September 25            

Windsor, ON Canada            

Caesar's Windsor TBA

September 26            

Chicago, IL                        

Allstate Arena

September 29            

Denver, CO                        

Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre

October 1                 

San Jose, CA                      

SAP Center

October 3                

Los Angeles, CA                  

The Forum

October 6                

Santa Barbara, CA               

Santa Barbara Bowl

October 7                

Las Vegas, NV                              

Hard Rock Hotel

October 9                

Seattle, WA                        

ShoWare Center

www.the-scorpions.com

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Jun 15, 2015 | Erroll Garner's The Complete Concert By The Sea To Be Released On 60th Anniversary Weekend September 18, 2015

FEATURING 11 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS, BONUS ANNOUNCER COMMENTARY, NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD INTERVIEWS WITH THE GARNER TRIO IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CONCERT AND PRODUCED BY GERI ALLEN AND STEVE ROSENTHAL

Jun 15, 2015

NEW YORK, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconic Jazz artist Erroll Garner's greatest concert album and one of the best selling jazz albums of all time, The Complete Concert By The Sea will be released jointly by Sony Legacy and Octave Music Publishing Corporation on September 18, 2015 – in celebration of 60 years since the original concert.

The set is available for pre-order on Amazon here: http://smarturl.it/EG_TCCBTS_Amzn

The complete live concert recording – newly uncovered by the Erroll Garner Jazz Project and digitally remastered in its entirety after six decades – is produced by Guggenheim® Award-winning jazz pianist and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Pittsburgh Geri Allen and 4-time GRAMMY®Award-winning producer Steve Rosenthal. The Complete Concert By The Sea will introduce a new generation to Erroll Garner and his innovative piano playing. The 3-CD box set contains the complete live Concert By The Sea including 11 previously unreleased tracks, the original edited Columbia release from 1956 (digitally restored and remastered at The Magic Shop, NYC using the Plangent Process) and bonus material including announcer Jimmy Lyons and interviews with the Erroll Garner trio: Denzil DaCosta Best, Eddie Calhoun, and Garner himself, recorded directly after the concert.

Concert By The Sea originally produced in Carmel, California as part of local promoter Jimmy Lyons' "Sunset Series" laid the groundwork for the beginnings of the renowned Monterey Jazz Festival. Appropriately, on September 18, 2015 the 58th Monterey Jazz Festival will highlight this highly anticipated release in a rare historic tribute performance featuring Geri Allen, Jason Moran, Christian Sands, Jimmie Cobb, Russell Malone and Darick Oles. The Festival will also feature a special Concert By The Sea panel on September 19, 2015 including Geri Allen, Steve Rosenthal, and Monterey Jazz Festival Board Member (who attended the original Concert By The Sea) Jim Costello, moderated by Erroll Garner Jazz Project Director and Ethnomusicologist Jocelyn Arem.

Liner note writers include Geri Allen, Award-winning author and UCLA American Studies Professor Robin D.G. Kelley, PHd, and GRAMMY®Award-winning jazz writer Dan Morgenstern who writes: "I don't think I need to tell you how significant a figure Erroll Garner is in the history of American music. His artistry transcended categories over four decades. Without ever saying a word or indulging in showbiz trimmings, he could just play the piano and hold thousands enraptured."

Sony Legacy President Adam Block remarks, "Concert By The Sea is a marvelous, mystical album that has been allowed to dangle on the periphery of broader recognition for far too long. Now for the first time, the complete recording and the remarkable story of this masterpiece can be heard and understood in all its glory. This really is a significant release – critically important to the preservation of one of the truly epic moments in live recorded performances."

Producer Geri Allen remarks, "Erroll Garner personifies the joy of fearless virtuosity and exploration. One of the defining precursors to bebop, piano giant Erroll Garner embodied the very spirit of swing and free improvisation from every vantage point. His playing celebrated the greatest swinging big bands through an innovative and impossible pianism. Singular yet all embracing, Garner blurred the line between great art and popular art, and he was a staunch journeyman of the blues and his Pittsburgh legacy."

TRACK LISTING FOR COMPLETE CONCERT

DISC ONE
1) Announcer: Jimmy Lyons (Previously unreleased)
2) Night And Day (Previously unreleased)
3) Spring Is Here (Previously unreleased)
4) I'll Remember April
5) The Nearness Of You (Previously unreleased)
6) Where Or When
7) Sweet And Lovely (Previously unreleased)
8) Lullaby Of Birdland (Previously unreleased)
9) Mambo Carmel
10) Teach Me Tonight
11) Will You Still Be Mine(Previously unreleased)
12) I Cover The Waterfront (Previously unreleased)
13) Bernie's Tune (Previously unreleased)
14) How Could You Do A Thing Like That To Me?
15) It's All Right

DISC TWO
16) Announcer: Jimmy Lyons (Previously unreleased)
17) They Can't Take That Away From Me
18) Autumn Leaves
19) S'Wonderful (Previously unreleased)
20) Laura (Previously unreleased)
21) Red Top
22) April In Paris
23) Caravan (Previously unreleased)
24) Erroll's Theme / Announcer: Jimmy Lyons (Previously unreleased)

TRACK LISTING FOR ORIGINAL EDITED CONCERT

DISC THREE
1) I'll Remember April
2) Teach Me Tonight
3) Mambo Carmel
4) Autumn Leaves
5) It's All Right With Me
6) Red Top
7) April in Paris
8) They Can't Take That Away From Me?
9) How Could You Do A Thing Like That To Me
10) Where or When
11) Erroll's Theme
12) Post Concert Interview: Will Thornbury with Erroll Garner, Eddie Calhoun, Denzil DaCosta Best: September 19, 1955 (Previously unreleased)

ERROLL GARNER ARCHIVE DONATED TO UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

A year-long 60th Anniversary celebration of Concert by the Sea in 2015 will include a new interactive website at www.errollgarner.com, and thanks to the diligent collecting and preservation of Erroll Garner's recordings, memorabilia, photographs and other materials by Erroll's longtime manager Martha Glaser, the establishment of the first complete Erroll Garner archive at the University of Pittsburgh in Erroll's hometown. These resources will provide a unique view of Erroll Garner's influential career.

University of Pittsburgh's Bettye J. and Ralph E. Bailey Dean of the Kenneth P. Dietrick School of Arts and Sciences writes, "The Erroll Garner archive is an amazing legacy of a renowned jazz icon, a brilliant piano virtuoso, and one of the most original and individualistic pianists in the jazz narrative. Jazz is a unifiying force, bringing a uniquely American musical synthesis and spirit of innovation through the African-American experience. I hope the University of Pittsburgh can contribute to that through providing a permanent home for the Erroll Garner Archive."

The Erroll Garner Jazz Project preserves and promotes the cultural and musical legacy of renowned pianist Erroll Garner. Proceeds will benefit African American Jazz programs.

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Jun 15, 2015 | Emily West Releases Debut Album All For You - Available August 14, 2015

ON TOUR NOW

"'Bitter'…swells and soars thanks to West's impassioned vocals. Heartbreak has never sounded quite this uplifting." - RollingStone.com

"Emily West's 'Bitter' Is Pretty Sweet." - Yahoo Music

Jun 15, 2015

NEW YORK, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 

Singer-songwriter and vocal powerhouse, Emily West releases her debut album All For You , available August 14th (Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks).

Currently headlining a multi-city tour, the America's Got Talent Season 9 finalist brings a series of weekly performances of her one-woman show to New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Chicago through June. West is also the opening act for comedian Jay Leno, and will commence her fall tour in September.

All For You features four original songs including "Bitter," the first single. RollingStone.com raves that "'Bitter'…swells and soars thanks to West's impassioned vocals. Heartbreak has never sounded quite this uplifting." The music video for the track premiered on Yahoo Music - check it out here.

West wrote three other tracks on the album with K.S. Rhoads: "Battles" she notes "came from a quote that K.S. read by Ian Maclaren saying 'Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle,' so we wrote a song from three points of view." "Glorianna" is "a song we wrote with high hopes that someone like Andrea Bocelli would sing it. Little did I know that when we were writing it, it'd go on my record! K.S. and I both cried when we were writing it. We couldn't stop. The Angels were among us that day."

On "Fallin'," West and Rhoads deliberately evoked "Billie Holiday and an old-school kind of song that dealt honestly about situations in life." The song takes an unexpected tragic turn at the end, and is one of West's favorite originals.

The album also includes several covers of major hits that fans of AGT will remember from her season on the show.

West sang the 1959 pop hit "Sea of Love" at her first AGT audition. "I was cat sitting in New York, trying to figure out what songs to sing—and terrified," she recalls, adding, "I tried to cut it like Patsy Cline might have, and make it my own and from a woman's perspective."

David Guetta and Usher's "Without You" comes from West's generation of music, though she gave it more of a gospel interpretation: "It's definitely a pop song, but when I focused on the lyrics, it became more like a worship song, expressing the need for a higher power—and I sing it like that instead of a relationship song."

For her second AGT audition, West performed Roy Orbison's 1989 hit "You Got It." Here she broke down" the lyrics by turning it into "a girl's song—haunting like the Righteous Brothers, and '50s-sounding."

Cyndi Lauper's classic "True Colors" carries great personal meaning for West in that she grew up listening to her. "She's my hero, and I try to teach all the little girls I know about her as an empowering woman and inspirational songwriter."

Rounding out the album are two songs that West performed so memorably on AGT: "Nights in White Satin," which is special because "it's my parents' love song" and "Chandelier," a track she was initially unsure whether she could perform credibly, but ultimately made it her own.

The Waterloo, Iowa native, moved to Nashville at the age of 18, where she honed her songwriting and performance skills in the local clubs. Soon after arriving, West landed a publishing and record label deal and released three country singles. She was also nominated with duet partner Keith Urban for the Academy of Country Music Awards in the category of "Vocal Event of the Year" for their song "Blue Sky."

Driven by her love and fear of New York City, West got on a plane, got lost on the subway, and found herself auditioning for AGT.  This gave her the opportunity to demonstrate her vulnerability and versatility to a wide audience.  

All for You culminates a dizzying climb from West's relatively humble origins as a country recording artist to national recognition after being championed by AGT judge Howard Stern and coming in second in the finals.

Since AGT, West signed to Portrait Records, and in December she shared the stage with her hero Cyndi Lauper at Lauper's annual Home For The Holidays benefit concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York. She also co-hosted the red carpet at the first American Country Countdown Awards in Nashville and has performed the National Anthem at numerous sporting events for the NHL, MLB, NBA, WNBA and the Kentucky Derby.

West also released a video collaboration with Postmodern Jukebox, a Roy Orbison-esque version of Kanye West and Paul McCartney's "Only One."

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.portraitrecords.com.


Tracklisting:


  1. Chandelier       
  2. Nights in White Satin   
  3. Bitter   
  4. Without You   
  5. Sea of Love   
  6. Glorianna   
  7. Battles   
  8. You Got It   
  9. True Colors   
  10. Fallen   

Socials     
http://emilywestofficial.com/   
Facebook/EmilyWest   
Twitter @EmilyWestMusic   
Instagram @EmilyWestOfficial   
YouTube

Album Preorder Links   
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/AllForYou-iTunes   
Amazon MP3 - http://smarturl.it/AllForYou-amp3   
Amazon CD - http://smarturl.it/allforyouamz

For more information, please contact:   
Angela Barkan / Larissa Slezak / Sony Music Masterworks   
212.833.8575 / 6075 / [email protected] / [email protected]


SOURCE Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks

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