On Tuesday, September 15, 2009 there were loads of great records released…but none as special as The Best Is Yet To Come: The Songs Of Cy Coleman.
Celebrating the incredible catalog of the gifted composer with his songs being sung by the most talented females in the business (including Nikka Costa and Fiona Apple’s first new tracks in 5 YEARS!!!!!!), this album is truly magical.
If you’d like a physical or digital copy of the release just let me know and I will gladly send it over. Of course, if you could send back any links with coverage that would be fantastic!
There will also be two concerts, one in LA on September 23 and one in NY on October 28th featuring several of the artists that appear on the tribute. If you’d like to attend just let me know!
Its a brilliant album…enjoy!
Musical Tribute To Award Winning Songwriter & Musician Cy Coleman Celebrated with Unique Concert Series in Los Angeles and New York
Titled The Best Is Yet To Come: The Songs Of Cy Coleman, Release Includes First New Recordings From Fiona Apple In Five Years
New CD In Stores September 15 From New West Records
September 10, 2009 — Los Angeles, Calif – New West Records today announced two upcoming concerts to promote the release of The Best Is Yet To Come: The Songs Of Cy Coleman an album of new recordings with an all-star line up of female singers including Fiona Apple, Patty Griffin and Madeleine Peyroux. The influential Grammy®, Emmy® & Tony® award winning songwriter and musician will be honored by many of the album’s singers at two unique live concert events featuring his classic songs in Los Angeles and New York.
In Los Angeles on September 23rd at The Grammy Museum, select artists including Jill Sobule, Sara Watkins, Perla Batalla, Julianna Raye and others will be joined by Dave Palmer, the album’s producer and musical arranger. They will take part in an onstage interview with music critic Chris Morris, followed by an audience Q&A and acoustic performance. Part of the Museum’s acclaimed program, “The Drop,” the evening will conclude with an album signing and artist meet-and-greet. Visit www.grammymuseum.org for additional information.
In New York City on October 28th Madeleine Peyroux, Patty Griffin, Missy Higgins, Julianna Raye, Perla Batalla, Ambrosia Parsley and others will perform songs from the album at Town Hall. Dave Palmer will again join the women on stage.
The Best Is Yet To Come: The Songs of Cy Coleman, available September 15, 2009 from New West Records, is a provocative, cutting-edge album featuring inspiring interpretations by a select group of gifted contemporary female artists. Fiona Apple contributes two songs (her first new music in five years), alongside such artists as Missy Higgins, Madeleine Peyroux, Jill Sobule, Nikka Costa, Sara Watkins, Sam Phillips, Perla Batalla, Ambrosia Parsley and Patty Griffin, who sings a sultry version of the album’s Grammy® Award winning title song.
All tracks were newly arranged by producer/pianist Dave Palmer at the suggestion of Chrysalis Music’s Kenny MacPherson and Jamie Cerreta, in conjunction with Damon Booth, a veteran A&R man (EMI Music Publishing, Warner Bros. Records) who took over the running of Notable Music, Coleman’s publishing company, in 2006. The friends were determined to spotlight the 2,000-song catalog of the gifted composer whose work had yet to be as fully appreciated as that of his peers.
Coleman was the last major contributor to the Great American Songbook. He’s responsible for timeless songs such as “Witchcraft,” “The Best Is Yet To Come,” “Big Spender” and “The Rules Of The Road” made timeless by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Barbara Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee. Ella Fitzgerald won a Grammy for her performance of “The Best Is Yet To Come.”
Please visit press.newwestrecords.com/CyColemanTribute for in depth bios and artwork.
THE BEST IS YET TO COME – THE SONGS OF CY COLEMAN TRACK LIST:
1. The Best Is Yet To Come
Performed by Patty Griffin
2. I’ve Got Your Number
Performed by Jill Sobule
3. Why Try To Change Me Now
Performed by Fiona Apple
4. I Live My Love
Performed by Madeleine Peyroux
5. Then Was Then And Now Is Now
Performed by Ambrosia Parsley
6. I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life
Performed by Julianna Raye
7. You Fascinate Me So
Performed by Sam Phillips
8. Hey Look Me Over
Performed by Perla Batalla
9. Too Many Tomorrows
Performed by Sara Watkins
10. I Walk A Little Faster
Performed by Fiona Apple
11. Where Am I Going?
Performed by Sarabeth Tucek
12. The Rules Of The Road
Performed by Nikka Costa
13. (I’m) In Love Again