Multiple Grammy AwardÂ®-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler returns to the studio to release Itâ€™s The Girls!, a stunning new album that pays tribute to girl groups through the ages.Â The album is due out on Warner Bros. RecordsÂ November 4th, 2014.
Itâ€™s The Girls!Â is a jaunty and celebratory collection of some of the greatest harmonies performed by girl groups such asÂ The Ronettes,Â The Boswell Sisters,Â The Andrew Sisters,Â The ChiffonsÂ as well as Motown acts likeMartha ReevesÂ andÂ The Vandellas, andÂ The Marvelettes, among others.
â€œA long time ago I fell in love with voices in harmony,â€ saidÂ Midler. â€œIn particular, the sound of female voices singing together. There were so many great girl groups in those days, I still listen as avidly as I ever did. This record is a small attempt to honor them for all the joy they brought to me and the world.â€
Itâ€™s The Girls!Â reunitesÂ Bette MidlerÂ with long-time collaborator and Award-winning composerÂ Marc ShaimanÂ who produced the album.Â Itâ€™s The Girls!features 15 songs that span time fromÂ The Andrews Sistersâ€™ original performance of “Bei Mir Bist Du SchÃ¶n” in 1937 to R&B groupÂ TLCâ€™s 1994 hit song, “Waterfalls.” On the title track, Midler offers a brilliant rendition ofThe Boswell SistersÂ (known for their unpredictable harmonies and key changes) tempo-shifting pop classic “Itâ€™s The Girl.” The album effortlessly showcasesÂ Midlerâ€™s distinctive and versatile vocal range while honoring timeless classic melodic harmonies.
One of the world’s best-loved and most versatile entertainers,Â Bette Midlerhas garnered accolades in all quarters of show business. She’s earned four Grammy Awards including Song of the Year (1989: “Wind Beneath My Wings;” 1990: “From A Distance”) and Record of the Year (1989: “Wind Beneath My Wings”); two Academy Award nominations, three Emmy Awards, one Tony Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and nine American Comedy Awards.Â Bette MidlerÂ has recorded 13 studio albums and has gone on to sell over 30 million albums worldwide.
Details forÂ Bette Midlerâ€™s forthcoming tour will be announced soon.