‘It’s The Girls!’ Due Out on Warner Bros. Records November 4th
Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler returns to the studio to release ‘It’s The Girls!’, a stunning new album that pays tribute to girl groups through the ages. ‘It’s The Girls!’ is a jaunty and celebratory collection of some of the greatest harmonies performed by girl groups such as The Ronettes, The Boswell Sisters, The Andrew Sisters, The Chiffons as well as Motown acts like Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, and The Marvelettes, among others. The album is due out on Warner Bros. Records November 4th, 2014 and East West Records / Warner Music UK on November 17th, 2014 and is available for pre-order HERE.
“A long time ago I fell in love with voices in harmony,” said Midler. “In particular, the sound of female voices singing together. There were so many great girl groups in those days, I still listen as avidly as I ever did. This record is a small attempt to honor them for all the joy they brought to me and the world.”
‘It’s The Girls!’ reunites Bette Midler with long-time collaborator and Award-winning composer Marc Shaiman who produced the album. ‘It’s The Girls!’ features 15 songs that span time from The Andrews Sisters’ original performance of Bei Mir Bist Du Schön in 1937 to R&B group TLC’s 1994 hit song, Waterfalls. On the title track, Midler offers a brilliant rendition of The Boswell Sisters (known for their unpredictable harmonies and key changes) tempo-shifting pop classic It’s The Girl. The album effortlessly showcases Midler’s distinctive and versatile vocal range while honoring timeless classic melodic harmonies.
Details for Bette Midler’s forthcoming tour will be announced soon.