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Good News from Annie Lennox

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The amazing Annie Lennox is back! Her PR machine clicked into high gear today and it was formally announced that the singer's new album is titled "Song Of Mass Destruction" and will be out in stores on October 2.

Click on the image above to get a better view of the very theatrical and slightly eerie cover art for the new album.

Highlight on "Song Of Mass Destructions" is the song "Sing" that includes Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Celine Dion, Fergie, Faith Hill, Pink, Dido, Gladys Knight, kd Lang, Angelique Kidjo, Bonnie Raitt, Shakira, Melissa Etheridge, Anastasia, Joss Stone, KT Tunstall and many others.

The song was inspired by Annie's involvement with Nelson Mandela's 46664 and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) organizations fighting for human rights, education and health care for those affected by the HIV AIDS virus. (Kudos to Matt for having the scoop a few weeks ago and giving me heads up.)

Read the entire press annoucement about "Songs Of Mass Destruction" after the jump.

NEW ALBUM “SONGS OF MASS DESTUCTION” TO BE

RELEASED OCTOBER 2nd 2007.

"I feel closer to my own cutting edge than before and my voice seems to be in it's prime" - Annie Lennox

(NEW YORK) - July 18, 2007 - Multi-million selling, iconic artist Annie Lennox will release her fourth solo album, “Songs Of Mass Destruction,” on October 2nd, 2007 through Arista Records. The album was recorded in London, Los Angeles and Miami with veteran producer Glen Ballard (of Alanis Morissette’s 'Jagged Little Pill' fame).

In a career that has spanned over 25 years, including the 15 years since Annie released her first solo album, Diva, no other British female artist has achieved so much recognition. Over 78 million in global sales, and 33 hit singles compliment the 4 Grammies, 11 BRITS, 5 Ivor Novellos, the Oscar, and the 2 Golden Globes amongst other accolades.

“Songs Of Mass Destruction” showcases an artist who is unafraid of pushing boundaries and challenging herself. Annie delivers thought provoking and intelligent lyrics matched with her distinctive pop sound. She says that this album is the closest she’s been so far to that authentically raw and emotional place, infused with the contrasts of beauty, yearning and sadness. The result, from the haunting introductory song, 'Dark Road' to the closing epic, 'Fingernail Moon', is a sumptuous musical soundscape within which Annie's soulful voice shines and soars.

In addition to being an incredibly successful artist, Annie is a celebrated activist and humanitarian. The new album features the soaring and powerful feminist anthem 'Sing', born out of Annie's involvement with Nelson Mandela's 46664 and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) - organizations fighting for human rights, education and health care for those affected by the HIV AIDS virus. The track 'Sing' features 23 of the most recognized and successful female solo artists in the world, invited by Annie, to raise awareness and finances for TAC initiatives. Included among the group are superstars such as Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Celine Dion, Fergie, Faith Hill, Pink, Dido, Gladys Knight, kd Lang, Angelique Kidjo, Bonnie Raitt, Shakira, Melissa Etheridge, Anastasia, Joss Stone, KT Tunstall and many others, as well as TAC activist members own vocal group known as 'The Genetics', whose CD of music inspired Annie to make 'Sing' a reality. 

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July 18, 2007 in Annie Lennox | Permalink

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Oh man! I'm so excited to hear this! New Annie Lennox is always a reaason to celebrate, but this collection sounds great. And that cover is killer. This fall is going to be a great one musically.

Posted by: Jon Huff at Jul 18, 2007 10:36:04 PM

Great news about the new Annie cd, it is sure to be worth the wait and what a lineup on sing...

Posted by: John at Jul 19, 2007 5:47:51 AM

This is awesome! Can't wait. I just noticed that Annie has her own YouTube channel no too. Hope we get a sneak peak at the video as well...!

Posted by: Aman-About-Town at Jul 19, 2007 7:05:10 PM

I cannot believe it! It gives me shivers that will last until release date, at which point those shivers will be released and replaced by a warm, beautiful glow. She is good, great, greatest.

Posted by: at Jul 19, 2007 10:52:43 PM

I cannot believe it! It gives me shivers that will last until release date, at which point those shivers will be released and replaced by a warm, beautiful glow. She is good, great, greatest.

Posted by: simon at Jul 19, 2007 10:56:10 PM

Incredible!
Annie Lennox and Mad♥nna on ONE Cd. A Dream comes true...

Posted by: UweB at Jul 20, 2007 10:02:15 AM

Love Annie, Love Madonna...Love Fergie, and Pink & Sarah. This will be an AMAZING album. Cannot WAIT.

Posted by: Jordan at Jul 20, 2007 10:57:27 AM

YEAH!! i have a preview of the DARK ROAD if anyone can hear it go to my blog

http://divapagana.blogspot.com/

Posted by: myler moss at Jul 23, 2007 8:02:53 PM

Or watch the You Tube video itself that I posted some time ago. it helps put the song into perspective!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHTBFm8aECc

Steve - www.eurythmics.me.uk

Posted by: Steve Gayler at Jul 25, 2007 12:19:42 AM

Cool, something to look forward to!
Glen Ballard was an interesting choice.

In a ever increasing mess of half-talented, over produced wannabe diva's, we greatly appreciate the return of the real thing.

Posted by: that damn ken at Jul 26, 2007 9:36:31 AM

OMG!! I just listened to 'Dark Road". THe wait has been worth it. Can't Wait till the album comes out.
She's the greatest...and to have all the other singers in 'Sing', what a coup! It must be an amazing single. Can't wait!! Aarghh!!

Posted by: CL at Aug 17, 2007 12:46:31 PM

Loved the new single"Dark road" very haunting and sad song,the video is escpectacular.If there is any indication according to the BBC concert she did last week,it seems this will be a rock and gospel album(Ghost in my Machine,Sing)and some great ballads(Smithereens)
Unfortunaly you cant hear any of the 23 singers on Sing,except madonna singing the second verse,very bad by the way,out of key and unninspired,the song is a killer gospel very hard to sing those hight notes,Annie is flawless singing this gospel number.

Posted by: Kyle at Aug 31, 2007 11:42:11 AM