Win Gloria Estefan’s latest album - The Standards
Sony music releases Gloria Estefan’s The Standards on October 21st, 2013. Celebrating great tunes from the American Songbook, The Standards reaches out to Estefan’s global fan base via international song classics sung in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French, some with new lyrics written by Estefan herself. The album also features collaborations with world class, awarding-winning artists like singer songwriter Laura Pausini, violinist Joshua Bell and saxophonist Dave Koz.
The ambitious project has been “on my back burner for a long time” according to Estefan, who broached the repertoire on Frank Sinatra’s 1993 Duets album (on which she sang “Come Rain Or Come Shine” with Sinatra) and most recently on Tony Bennett’s Viva Duets (Who Can I Turn To [When Nobody Needs Me]”). “I grew up listening to Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Henry Mancini and great romance recording artists in Mexico and Cuba,” says Havana-born Estefan. “This genre is right up my alley, since music is always a catharsis to me.”
Estefan waited until now to do a standards album to get “enough life under my belt,” she says, “since there are so many torch songs requiring life experience to deliver them with proper credibility.”
“This album brings everything full circle for me!” she says, adding that the tracks were all chosen “by my heart and what I feel”.
Gloria Estefan’s – The Standards includes many classic songs: Good Morning Heartache, They Can’t Take That Away From me, What A Difference A Day Makes, Embraceable You, You Made Me Love You and many more.
Gloria Estefan will be performing “The Standards and The Hits” on Thursday October 17th, 2013 For One Night Only at the Royal Albert Hall (www.royalalberthall.com)
Saturday, 9 November 2013 - 11:59pm
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