Monday, September 12, 2005
The Body Acoustic
NEW YORK (Epic Records/ SONY BMG Music Entertainment) - When Cyndi Lauper emerged on the scene twenty five years ago, it was a defining moment for pop music. And since then, her contributions have never stopped - album after album, Cyndi has delivered hit songs that literally comprise the soundtrack of our lives. And this fall Cyndi prepares to release her 9th album The Body Acoustic with Daylight/Epic Records on November 8th. On The Body Acoustic Cyndi revisits songs like "Time After Time," "True Colors," "She Bop," "Shine," and more giving them a modern day extreme makeover. Adding fresh flavor, rich textures, rawness and unexpected twists and turns -- plus special guests like Sarah McLachlan, Shaggy, Kelly Osbourne, Ani DiFranco, Jeff Beck and Vivian Green -- Cyndi shows her singing, producing and writing talents at an all time high.
On "Money Changes Everything" Cyndi is joined by Adam Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday who gives the song a twangy earthy quality. "Time After Time" features the angelic voice of Sarah McLachlan, who brings a new tenderness to the gem. Reggae/pop superstar Shaggy lends his trademark voice on the newly funky "All Through The Night," while Kelly Osbourne joins in on the fun on "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." Other highlights include "Sisters of Avalon" with Ani DiFranco & Vivian Green, and "Water's Edge" (from the 2002 EP Shine) w/ Sarah McLachlan. With her unique vocals, Cyndi continues to spice things up with fresh versions of such hits as "Shine," "Fearless," "She Bop" and "True Colors." The album also contains two brand new songs co-written by Cyndi Lauper, "Above The Clouds" featuring guitar legend Jeff Beck and "I'll Be Your River" with Vivian Green. The Body Acoustic was produced by Cyndi herself along with renowned producers Rick Chertoff (She's So Unusual) and William Wittman (At Last) and the result is nothing short of spectacular.
I can't wait. I love this woman. How much do I love her? There's a poem in my first collection dedicated to her. That much.