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Emmy to Release New Album, Sentimental Journey Jan 29th

posted November 27, 2012 by User 3 Comments

We are pleased to announce that Emmy Rossum has been signed to Warner Bros Records! Rossum will release a collection of covers of classic songs that span the ‘20s to the ‘60s entitled Sentimental Journey on January 29th, 2013. You can pre-order the album now on Amazon or in the online store here.

The album’s highlights include its title track, which was a No. 1 hit for Les Brown and His Band of Renown with Doris Day as the vocalist in 1945; “These Foolish Things,” a ’30s standard that has been recorded by everyone from Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby to Rod Stewart and Michael Bublé; “Summer Wind,” which was popularized by Frank Sinatra in 1966; and “I’ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time,” which was a Top 5 hit for the Andrews Sisters in 1941.

“I grew up surrounded by classical music singing in the Children's Chorus at The Metropolitan Opera and when I would come home, the house was filled with the voices of Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, and Judy Garland,” Rossum says. “For as long as I can remember, my mother would sing ‘Apple Blossom Time’ to me as a bedtime lullaby. Classics, jazz, and standards really infused my childhood and so it felt quite natural to finally make this record.” Last winter, Rossum hit upon the idea to make an album that felt like a musical calendar, an album that would take listeners on an emotional journey through the 12 months of the year. “Each song needed to either lyrically or emotionally reflect the corresponding month,” Rossum explains. “Some songs were obvious fits, like ‘Summer Wind’ for June, ‘Apple Blossom Time’ for May, ‘Autumn Leaves’ for October, and ‘Pretty Paper’ for December. Others songs were less literal fits. I chose ‘Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out)’ for September because, to me, the plaintive melody and lyric emotionally reflect the cold weather creeping in and the sense of melancholy we can get in the fall months.”

Recorded over three days at The Village in Los Angeles, Sentimental Journey was produced by Rossum’s friend Stuart Brawley, who also co-wrote and produced her 2007 album Inside Out. “I wanted the record to sound authentically of the era, which is why I had all the musicians play live together in one room while I sang on a vintage mic in the vocal booth,” Rossum says. “I love the sound of 1920’s records, like the Bessie Smith songs I grew up listening to, which is why we mastered to tape. I wanted the record to have the harmonic influences of The Andrews Sisters and the swing of Sinatra records, but wanted it to also feel authentically me.”

The track-listing for Sentimental Journey is as follows:

“Sentimental Journey” (Les Brown, Ben Homer, Arthur Green)
“The Object Of My Affection” (Pinky Tomlin)
“I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover “(Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods)
“These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)” (Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey)
“(I’ll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time” (Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson)
“Summer Wind” (Heinz Meier, Johnny Mercer)
“Many Tears Ago” (Winfield Scott)
“All I Do Is Dream Of You” (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)
“Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” (Jimmy Cox)
“Autumn Leaves” (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert)
“Things” (Bobby Darin) “Pretty Paper” (Willie Nelson)
Bonus Track: Keep Young and Beautiful (Harry Warren, Al Dubin)

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  1. Amro avatar

    On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Amro said:

    I just signed out my MSN, I read "Emmy "Nudity isn't brave", I'm not sure if this is true what people claim about famous people, but I salut you if you really said this, and ladies in Middle east need to learn much from you as a person, Its true you are Jew American as what you mentioned on your Wikipedia page, and I'm a Palestinian Muslim as I know about myself, but I believe every one presents him\herself. wish you a good luck for your new album, regards

  2. McKenna1993Sandoval avatar

    On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 6:07 PM, McKenna1993Sandoval said:

    FINALLY! I love Emmy's Slow Me Down album I listen to it like everyday! I am so excited she has some new stuff coming out now. Her music is so inspirational and I can relate to it so much <3 plus I LOVE the fact that she is portraying my favourite character in my favourite book! Ridley in Beautiful Creatures! Congratulations EMMY!

  3. Vanessa avatar

    On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 3:12 PM, Vanessa said:

    cool!

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