Annie Lennox almost upright; hits collection delayed
- August 19, 2008 12:21 PM |
- By Arts Online
Illustration by Jillian Tamaki
Last week, Annie Lennox announced that she was regretfully bowing out of an upcoming speaking engagement at Edinburgh's Festival of Politics, due to a back injury incurred while attending an AIDS conference in Mexico. Today, the Scottish singer-songwriter issued an update.
The good news: she's healing well after surgery to repair an "impinged nerve". The bad news: her forthcoming retrospective collection, which spanned the tremendously talented artist-slash-activist's catalogue of solo hits, is in limbo. Originally slated for a September 16 release, the project's been shelved till 2009, presumably cuz the fat cats at RCA/Sony want to make sure she's able to pull off an exhaustive promo tour without feeling as though she's walking on broken glass (sorry).
Judging from a sneak peek at the projected track listing, the set's worth waiting for (though hardcore Lennox fans no doubt already have every song):
THE ANNIE LENNOX COLLECTION
1. “Little Bird”
2. “Walking on Broken Glass”
4. “No More I Love You’s”
6. “A Whiter Shade of Pale”
7. “A Thousand Beautiful Things”
9. “Pavement Cracks”
10. “Love Song for a Vampire”
12. “Dark Road”
13. “Pattern of My Life”
14. “Shining Light”
To sate your Lennox-lust in the interim, here's a clip of the woman VH1 called "the greatest white soul singer alive," performing her ethereal tune Why? at the Arista label's 25th anniversary bash.
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