Seven-Time Grammy Winner Al Jarreau Releases CD Featuring His Favorite Love Songs
The collection opens with "We're In This Love Together" and "Teach Me Tonight," a pair of early hits from Jarreau's break out 1981 album, Breakin' Away. But they're not the oldest songs on the album. That distinction goes to the singer's tasty cover of the Elton John and Bernie Taupin classic, "Your Song," which first appeared on Jarreau's second Reprise album, 1976's "Glow." The artist includes one other track from the '70s, "Brite 'N' Sunny Babe," a song he wrote for the 1978 album All Fly Home.
Along with a healthy dose of tracks from the '80s -- "So Good," "After All" and "Not Like This" -- Love Songs also spotlight several songs from Jarreau's more recent albums. Among them are "Heaven And Earth" (1992), "Secrets Of Love" (2002), "My Foolish Love" (2004) and "Let It Rain," which features Patti Austin and is taken from Jarreau's 2006 album with George Benson. The collection ends with "Goodhands Tonight." Originally issued in 1996 as an unreleased track on the Best of Al Jarreau, the song was produced by Jarreau's long-time friend and jazz giant, George Duke.
In the liner notes, Jarreau explains the origins of his fascination with love songs. "As a kid, by the second grade I knew the complete melody and lyrics to more than a dozen very sentimental, heart tugging love songs that I didn't even know the meaning of. I got hooked early and I still am."
1. "We're In This Love Together"
2. "Teach Me Tonight"
3. "So Good"
4. "After All"
5. "Wait For The Magic"
6. "Your Song"
7. "Heaven And Earth"
8. "Through It All"
9. "Let It Rain" -- George Benson & Al Jarreau Featuring Patti Austin 10. "Not Like This"
11. "Brite 'N' Sunny Babe"
12. "Secrets Of Love"
13. "My Foolish Heart"
14. "Goodhands Tonight"
Current List Of US Tour Dates
February 8, 2008 (Fri) Cleveland, OH Severance Hall
February 10, 2008 (Sun) Nashville, TN Wildhorse Saloon
February 12, 2008 (Tues) Alexandria, VA The Birchmere
February 14, 2008 (Thur) New York, NY The Beacon Theater
February 15, 2008 (Fri) Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort and Casino
March 1, 2008 (Sat) Ratcliff, TX Discovery Green
April 11, 2008 (Fri) Wellington, FL Cultural Campus @Wellington
-Al Jarreau Listening Party
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