Ronnie Spector, whose voice can be heard fronting such classic records as Be My Baby, Baby I Love You and Walking in the Rain, has signed with 429 Records for the release of her new album, English Heart.
Set for an April 8 release, English Heart is produced and mixed by Grammy Award winner Scott Jacoby (Vampire Weekend, Sia, Coldplay) and is Ronnie’s personal love letter to 1960s Britain, where she toured with the Ronettes from 1964 to 1966, supported by the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and the Yardbirds (with Eric Clapton) among other acts.
The eleven tracks of English Heart comprise a collection of Ronnie’s hand–picked favorites including songs recorded by the Kinks (Tired of Waiting), the Animals (Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood), the Beatles (I’ll Follow the Sun), and Gerry & the Pacemakers (Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying).
Ronnie recalled “I’ll never forget my very first impressions of England in that winter of ’64. I’d never traveled outside the US before. To arrive at Heathrow and be welcomed by those kids was an amazing feeling. We’d never had fans waiting at an airport to greet us.”
The first single single being released is the Rolling Stones rarity I’d Much Rather Be With The Boys, written by Keith Richards and Andrew Loog Oldham in 1964 but with the song’s title now changed to I’d Much Rather Be With The Girls. Ronnie will support the new album with performances in the U.S., Great Britain, and Europe.
The track list:
Oh Me Oh My (I’m A Fool For You Baby)
I’d Much Rather Be With The Girls
Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying
Tired Of Waiting
Tell Her No
I’ll Follow The Sun
You’ve Got Your Troubles
Girl Don’t Come
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Amazon will have an exclusive CD/DVD version of the album with the DVD containing The Making of English Heart documentary.
Never miss a story! Get your free Noise11.com daily music news email alert. Subscribe to the Noise11 Music Newsletter here
more from vvnmusic.com