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January 28, 2009





(Los Angeles – CA – January 28, 2009) The Annie Lennox Collection paints a vivid portrait in song of the most successful female British artist in pop music history. Available on February 17 from Arista Records, this 14-song retrospective brings together the acclaimed artist’s finest solo work on a single disc for the first time, and includes a pair of new songs recorded exclusively for this release.

Spanning 15 years, The Annie Lennox Collection also available in a limited deluxe CD/DVD edition includes hits from her four top-selling solo albums Diva (1992), Medusa (1995), Bare (2003) and last year’s highly praised Songs of Mass Destruction (2007). The timeless music selected for this collection uniquely reflects the essence of the singer’s instantly recognizable brand of soul music on tracks like “Why,” “Walking on Broken Glass” and “No More ‘I Love You’s’” — a song that earned Lennox one of her four Grammys.


“It seems like the time has come to release the Collection,” Lennox says of her first best-of set. “I’m very proud of these songs. They are timeless and have become ‘classics’ in their own right.”


The two new songs that Lennox recorded specially for this collection include “Pattern of My Life,” written by Tom Chaplin of Keane. The second is a cover of Shining Light, a song originally recorded in 2001 by Ash. “I first discovered this song by Ash about six years ago, and I simply couldn’t stop listening to it. It’s so exultant that it virtually shimmers,” Lennox says. “Shining Light” is the retrospective’s first single and hitting the airwaves of Adult Top 40 and hot AC formats February 9.  Look for the video to premiere exclusively on AOL Music this week.

On February 10, Annie Lennox will perform songs from her new collection and interview with New York Times chief pop music critic, Jon Pareles at The New York Times Talk Live – An Evening with Annie Lennox. Her promotional tour continues with performances on Good Morning America (ABC) February 10 and Live With Regis & Kelly (ABC) February 11. On February 13, Lennox will perform on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC) and the GRAMMY Museum at LA Live will host An Evening with Annie Lennox. The night will include an Audience Q&A session and special performance. A one hour 5-song performance and interview A&E Television Private Sessions will air March 8.


During The 2008 American Music Awards, Justin Timberlake presented Lennox with the Award of Merit. In years past this award has been given to some of the industry’s most influential artists. Previous honorees include Prince, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and Gloria Estefan. During the show, Lennox give a special performance of Why which was her first appearance since having back surgery in August 2008.


“There are certain musicians that other musicians love, and she is one of those special artists, held in the highest regard by her peers,” Timberlake said of Lennox. “I love that she’s always been on the cutting edge of fashion, she’s always looked so so cool and taught us how to look cool. Then there’s her humanitarian work. She’s been an activist for just causes all over the world, mostly in silent ways that you’ve never even heard about. She does this from her heart, motivated purely by love.”

Among the many highlights on The Annie Lennox Collection is “Sing,” a song that references The SING Campaign, a humanitarian organization Lennox founded to raise awareness and support for the AIDS/HIV pandemic in Africa. “We’re still in the early stages, but this is a lifelong commitment on my part,” Lennox says. “I’m coming out from behind my singing voice to express myself in broader terms and help give a voice to those who don’t have the same opportunities as I do.”
A dynamic activist, Lennox recently received the Red Cross Services to Humanity Award, the YouthAids outstanding achievement award, was named the 2008 Glamour Inspirational Woman of the Year and sang for Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday celebration this summer in London.
In her 26-year career, both as a member of the groundbreaking Eurythmics and as a solo artist, Lennox has amassed sales of more than 78 million albums worldwide. Her towering achievements also include 34 hit singles, four Grammy Awards, 11 Brit Awards and five Ivor Novello Awards. The superstar has also won an Academy Award and Golden Globe.

To Listen to the retrospective please click the following: The Annie Lennox Collection

CD/DELUXE CD Track Listing

1.             “Little Bird”
2.             “Walking on Broken Glass”
3.             “Why”
4.             “No More I Love You’s”
5.             “Precious”
6.             “A Whiter Shade of Pale”
7.             “A Thousand Beautiful Things”
8.             “Sing”
9.             “Pavement Cracks”
10.          “Love Song for a Vampire”
11.          “Cold”
12.          “Dark Road”
13.          “Pattern of My Life”
14.          “Shining Light”



1.             “Little Bird”
2.             “Walking on Broken Glass”
3.             “Why”
4.             “No More I Love You’s”
5.             “Precious”
6.             “A Whiter Shade of Pale”
7.             “A Thousand Beautiful Things”
8.             “Sing”
9.             “Pavement Cracks”
10.          “Cold”
11.          “Dark Road”



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