Grammy-award winning jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson will release “Closer To You: The Pop Side” on April 7th via Blue Note / EMI. The album features a cover of Sting?s classic ?Fragile.?
With her unmistakable honeyed husky voice, she has made intimate and personal statements with jazz, blues, R&B, country and pop. Closer To You: The Pop Side is a new collection of Wilson?s best covers of pop / rock hits, originally recorded by a who?s-who of top musicians, including U2, Bob Dylan, Glen Campbell, The Band, Sting, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Cyndi Lauper and The Wallflowers.
Closer To You: The Pop Side celebrates the finest pop covers from Wilson?s seven albums recorded with Blue Note during her lengthy tenure with the legendary label.
Wilson won her second Grammy® Award in February, earning the Best Jazz Vocal Album honors for Loverly, her critically acclaimed 2008 Blue Note release. Blue Note Records is celebrating its 70th Anniversary as the world?s premier and longest-running jazz label with special commemorative releases and events throughout 2009.
Cassandra Wilson: Closer To You: The Pop Side (CD, digital album)
1. Love Is Blindness (U2)
2. Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper)
3. Fragile (Sting)
4. Closer To You (The Wallflowers)
5. Last Train To Clarksville (The Monkees)
6. The Weight (The Band)
7. Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison)
8. Harvest Moon (Neil Young)
9. I Can?t Stand The Rain (Ann Peebles)
10. Lay Lady Lay (Bob Dylan)
11. Wichita Lineman (Glen Campbell)
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