New Duets Album Pairs Music Legend Anne Murray with a Who’s-Who of Top Female Recording Artists, Including Martina McBride, Amy Grant, Nelly Furtado, Carole King, k.d. lang, Shelby Lynne, Olivia Newton-John, Shania Twain and More


Anne Murray to Tour to Several U.S. Cities in February and March 2008





Music icon Anne Murray has sold more than 50 million albums in a distinguished career that spans four decades.  On January 15th, Manhattan/EMI will release Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends, an exceptional 17-track collection of her top hits and favorites, newly recorded as duets with some of the world’s top female recording artists.


Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends showcases a wide variety of Anne’s favorite female vocalists.  Among the album’s tracks and collaborating artists are “Snowbird” with Sarah Brightman, “You Needed Me” with Shania Twain, “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do” with Anne’s daughter Dawn Langstroth, “Danny’s Song” with Martina McBride, “Another Pot O’ Tea” with Emmylou Harris, “A Little Good News” with Indigo Girls, “Cotton Jenny” with Olivia Newton-John, “Could I Have This Dance” with Amy Grant, “Daydream Believer” with Nelly Furtado, “A Love Song” with k.d. lang, “Time Don’t Run Out On Me” with the song’s writer, Carole King, and more.


In 1979, Anne and Dusty Springfield each recorded the song “I Just Fall In Love Again.” Anne’s version became a hit single that garnered her Canada’s Juno Award for “Single of the Year” in 1980. Anne and Dusty remained friends until Dusty’s passing in 1999, and for Anne, releasing an album with this type of sisterly theme wouldn’t seem complete without Dusty’s inclusion.  With the blessing of the Springfield family and estate, a new version pairing Dusty’s original with Anne’s newly recorded vocals is featured on the album.


Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends was produced by one of the most respected music producers in the world, Phil Ramone (Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel), who counts 14 Grammy Awards and 32 Grammy nominations among his many honors.  Together, Anne and Phil decided they would treat the songs on their own terms and not adhere rigidly to the arrangements of Anne’s classic versions. While Anne had designs on how she imagined the arrangements, she gave Phil free rein to rework the songs.

“We approached the sessions as if we were just handed these songs and told to make this record,” explains Ramone. “While arrangements were changed, there are also licks on some songs that I didn’t mess with. We stayed true to the song.”

Working with Anne for the first time, Ramone adds, was an easy task.  “What I love about Anne is there are no words minced about whatever she feels,” he says. “This is not a person you have to think, ‘Will she tell me the truth?’ When we met for a few hours in Michigan before we started, we agreed we wanted to bring some daring ideas and some freshness to this album.”

“I said to Phil,” joked Anne, “The only reason I asked you was that I’m the only singer left that you haven’t worked with!”

“I’ve done duets throughout my career,” Anne says. “I did duets when I started out on (CBC Television’s) ‘Singalong Jubilee.’ I did a duets album in 1971 with Glen Campbell. Growing up I did lot of group singing at school and sang with my brothers.  I’ve always loved singing harmony.”

Since releasing her debut album in 1967, Anne Murray has been honored with a spectacular number of awards. She is the proud recipient of four Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, three Country Music Association Awards, three Canadian Country Music Association Awards and twenty-four Juno Awards. Anne has also been honored with the Legacy Award from the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (2006), the East Coast Music Association Directors’ Special Achievement Award (2001), induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame (2002), and induction into the Juno Hall of Fame (1993).


Anne Murray will tour to several U.S. cities in February and March 2008 (confirmed tour dates listed below). For updates and additional information, visit Anne Murray’s official Website: www.annemurray.com or http://www.annemurrayduets.com/landing/


Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends (CD and Digital Album)

1. Danny’s Song                                               Martina McBride                       

2. I Just Fall in Love Again                                 Dusty Springfield                     

3. Another Pot O’ Tea                                        Emmylou Harris                        

4. Daydream Believer                                        Nelly Furtado                           

5. Somebody’s Always Saying Goodbye            Jann Arden                              

6. Song For The Mira                                         Celtic Woman               

7. Time Don’t Run Out on Me                             Carole King                              

8. Cotton Jenny                                                 Olivia Newton John                   

9. A Love Song                                                 k.d. lang                                  

10. You Needed Me                                           Shania Twain                

11. Nobody Loves Me Like You Do                    Dawn Langstroth                      

12. You Won’t See Me                                       Shelby Lynne                           

13. Could I Have This Dance                              Amy Grant                               

14. A Little Good News                                      Indigo Girls                              

15. Snowbird                                                     Sarah Brightman                       

16. When I Fall in Love (live)                               Celine Dion                  

17. Si Jamais Je Te Revois                                Isabelle Boulay             

      (If I Ever See You Again)


Anne Murray: Confirmed U.S. Tour Dates (2008)


09         Providence, RI              Providence Performing Arts Center

10         Uncasville, CT               Mohegan Sun

12         Lancaster, PA               American Music Theatre

13         Lancaster, PA               American Music Theatre

14         Shippensburg, PA         H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University

16         Verona, NY                   Turning Stone Resort & Casino

17         Morristown, NJ              Community Theatre at the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts

18         Red Bank, NJ                Count Basie Theatre

20         Greenville, SC               Peace Concert Hall – The Peace Center

22         Sarasota, FL                 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

23         Clearwater, FL               Ruth Eckerd Hall

24         Clearwater, FL               Ruth Eckerd Hall

26         Melbourne, FL               Maxwell C. King Center for Performing Arts

27         West Palm Beach, FL    Kravis Center

28         Coral Springs, FL          Coral Springs Center for the Arts


03         Lakeland, FL                 The Lakeland Center – Youkey Theatre

04         Lakeland, FL                 The Lakeland Center – Youkey Theatre

06         Fort Myers, FL              Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

08         Silver Springs, FL          Silver Springs Park – Twin Mansion Theatre

11         Columbus, GA              River Center for the Performing Arts

12         Knoxville, TN                 Tennessee Theatre

13         North Charleston, SC     North Charleston Performing Arts Center

15         Myrtle Beach, SC          Alabama Theatre

16         Charlotte, NC                Belk Theatre

18         Bethesda, MD               Music Center at Strathmore

19         Easton, PA                   State Theatre

20         Lowell, MA                    Memorial Auditorium


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For more information on Anne Murray, please contact Chip Schutzman at Miles High Productions:

chip@mileshighproductions.com or 323-806-0400.



Video Streaming Links with Martina McBride on “Danny’s Song” (Interview/Studio Performance)

Streaming URL: http://emicat.edgeboss.net/qtime/emicat/annemurray_video/annemurray_martina-mcbride_320x240_300.mov

Streaming URL: http://emicat.edgeboss.net/wmedia/emicat/annemurray_video/annemurray_martina-mcbride_320x240_300.wvx

Streaming URL: http://emicat.edgeboss.net/qtime/emicat/annemurray_video/annemurray_martina-mcbride_480x360_700.mov

Streaming URL: http://emicat.edgeboss.net/wmedia/emicat/annemurray_video/annemurray_martina-mcbride_480x360_700.wvx


Video Streaming Links with Olivia Newton-John on “Cotton Jenny” (Interview/Studio Performance)

Streaming URL: http://emicat.edgeboss.net/qtime/emicat/annemurray_video/annemurray_olivia-newton-john_320x240_300.mov

Streaming URL: http://emicat.edgeboss.net/wmedia/emicat/annemurray_video/annemurray_olivia-newton-john_320x240_300.wvx

Streaming URL: http://emicat.edgeboss.net/qtime/emicat/annemurray_video/annemurray_olivia-newton-john_480x360_700.mov

Streaming URL: http://emicat.edgeboss.net/wmedia/emicat/annemurray_video/annemurray_olivia-newton-john_480x360_700.wvx


Video Streaming Links with Shelby Lynne on “You Won’t See Me” (Interview/Studio Performance)

Streaming URL: http://emicat.edgeboss.net/qtime/emicat/annemurray_video/annemurray_shelby-lynne_320x240_300.mov

Streaming URL: http://emicat.edgeboss.net/wmedia/emicat/annemurray_video/annemurray_shelby-lynne_320x240_300.wvx

Streaming URL: http://emicat.edgeboss.net/qtime/emicat/annemurray_video/annemurray_shelby-lynne_480x360_700.mov

Streaming URL: http://emicat.edgeboss.net/wmedia/emicat/annemurray_video/annemurray_shelby-lynne_480x360_700.wvx


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