Monday, March 3, 2008

Carly Simon to release her new album through Starbucks

Carly SimonCarly Simon is releasing her new album through coffee chain Starbucks.

The singer follows in the footsteps of Sir Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell - both of whom have brought out records with the high street giant.

This Kind of Love, the 62-year-old's first album of original material since 2000, is inspired by Brazilian music and will be released on 29 April, it has been announced.

"You don't have to be singing bossa nova or samba to get the essence of Brazilian music," she told US magazine Billboard. "There are songs that fit no one rhythm or generic type or song progression."

Albums released on Hear Music - the label set up by Starbucks last year - are played on loop in its shops. Its CDs are sold in the chain's cafes as well as by other retailers.

The 13-track disc This Kind of Love follows two albums of cover versions from Simon, whose hits include You're So Vain and Nobody Does It Better.

McCartney's Memory Almost full, released through Hear Music in June, has sold more than a million records worldwide.

Other artists to have released CDs on the label include Simon's former husband, singer-songwriter James Taylor.

By Owen Williams, Mar 03 2008 © Copyright 2008 - Showbiz Spy

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