For her 34th studio album, Anne Murray recorded a set of duets with many of her favorite female singers, from Nelly Furtado to Sarah Brightman. There are a number of country duet partners here, such as Shania Twain, Emmylou Harris, and Martina McBride, but there are even more pop-oriented women singing with Murray, encompassing the likes of Celtic Woman and Celine Dion. This makes perfect sense, as Murray's always straddled the pop-country fence effortlessly. Her singing on Duets: Friends and Legends is just as effortless. Now in her fifth decade as an active recording artist, her voice hasn't lost a beat, sounding just as pure and clear as it did on 1970s "Snowbird" (done here with a surprisingly relaxed, easy vocal from Brightman, sounding for all the world like a young Olivia Newton-John). The majority of these songs are ones which have been sizeable hits for Murray in the past, most of which work nicely recast as duets, or at least showcases for harmony singing.
The Ride is the sixth studio album by Canadian singer Nelly Furtado. The album was released on 31 March 2017 by Furtado's own record label, Nelstar Music. The album reached number 76 in Furtado's home country, Canada, and also reached the top 100 in Germany, Italy and Switzerland. It did not chart on the UK Albums Chart, but reached number 81 on the UK Album Sales Chart.
Nine pieces of impulsive, on-the-fly sounds from a core trio of British legends: the saxophonist Evan Parker, improv/contemporary classical bassist Barry Guy and drummer Paul Lytton - joined by Agusti Fernandez, the most accomplished Catalan jazz pianist since the postbopper Tete Montoliu. Fernandez joined the long-suspended British trio in Barcelona last year to add a seamless Cecil Taylor-like sound-stream to fast tailchasers such as Coalescence, darkly sinister or nimbly banjo-like plucked-strings noises here and there, and scary, door-slam chords.
An eclectic and rootsy set of music by Tony Furtado with Matt Flinner, Rob Burger and Luke Price, this beautifully recorded live album was culled from a series of performances at a cider brewery that can be called vibrant, explosive, introspective & alive.
Emerging as an independent act after a five-year absence, Nelly Furtado seizes the opportunity to open another chapter of her career with The Ride. Originally recorded for Interscope, Furtado wrangled control of the album as she left the label and, fittingly enough, The Ride is perched between the mainstream and the fringe. Much of the latter is due to the presence of John Congleton, the producer best known for helming albums by St. Vincent, and the vivid, elastic soundscapes of Annie Clark's records are certainly an inspiration for Furtado. The Ride may not be as daring as St. Vincent's work, but that's relative…
The Ride is the upcoming sixth studio album by Canadian singer Nelly Furtado. The album is scheduled to be released on 31 March 2017 by Furtado's own record label, Nelstar Music. Furtado has described The Ride as being her "hangover album".