NANCY SINATRA - Album Sampler and competition
NANCY SINATRA TO RELEASE SELF TITLED ALBUM
4 th OCTOBER 2004 ON SANCTUARY RECORDS
COLLABORATIONS INCLUDE MORRISSEY, BONO & THE EDGE,
JON SPENCER AND OTHERS
Nancy Sinatra collaborates with a series of talented performers to create her forthcoming self-titled album, NANCY SINATRA, which pairs the music icon with an eclectic group of artists who admire, or feel they were influenced by her work.
The stand out track “Let Me Kiss You,” a Morrissey penned tune marks the first joint effort for Nancy and Morrissey, who are friends and mutual fans. Nancy’s sensitive interpretation blends beautifully with Morrissey’s haunting backing vocals. According to Sinatra, “this song is singularly Morrissey, and I was more than excited to sing it with and for him.”
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Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker has contributed two songs to the project and plays with a backing ensemble that includes former Smithereens Dennis Diken on drums, Sonic Youth’s Jim O’Rourke on bass and Richard Hawley on guitar. “Both of Jarvis’ songs are very Nancy,” says Sinatra. “We just had a ball recording them with what was a great band! Richard, who traveled with Jarvis from the UK for the sessions, is an incredibly gifted guitarist.”
“Ain’t No Easy Way,” a classic song from Nancy’s extensive catalog of work becomes explosive with the addition of Jon Spencer’s howling vocals and blues guitar. “I love performing with Jon. His energy is palpable on stage.”
U2’s Bono and The Edge have provided "Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad," ori ginally written for Nancy’s father Frank, here delivered solo by Nancy. “It’s a little difficult emotionally because this is about Dad, but it’s a bang-on description of him.”
With singer/songwriter Pete Yorn, Nancy has cut the track “ Don't Mean Nothing ,” written by Yorn. Coincidentally, this recording pairs two New Jersey born artists. “Pete gave me three songs to pick from and that wasn’t easy to do! All of them were funky and interesting musically. I think we chose the best one for the two of us to perform. Besides, the title is connected to my Vietnam Veterans who often say those very words.”
“Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth wrote ‘Momma’s Boy’ for me and it is one of the best in the album; kind of spooky and dark. Steve Van Zandt’s ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’ turned out to be a rocker, and I think it’s one of his best ever. Calexico’s ‘Burnin’ Down the Spark’ is classic Nancy. Joey Burns and company captured the essence completely with their beautiful track.”BURNIN’ DOWN THE SPARK (written by CALEXICO) AIN’T NO EASY WAY (written by JON SPENCER) DON’T LET HIM WASTE YOUR TIME (written by JARVIS COCKER) DON’T MEAN NOTHING (written by PETE YORN) MOMMA’S BOY (written by THURSTON MOORE) LET ME KISS YOU (written by MORRISSEY) BABY PLEASE DON’T GO (written STEVEN VAN ZANDT) ABOUT A FIRE BOSSMAN (written by RENO) BABY’S COMIN BACK (written JARVIS COCKER) TWO SHOTS OF HAPPY (written by BONO + THE EDGE)
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