On 1 November 2010, Rhino/Warner Music will release the 21st solo album from “The First Lady of music theatre” – Elaine Paige. Entitled ‘Elaine Paige And Friends’, this brand new album brings together one of the UK’s most loved and distinctive musical voices together with a host of international performers for the first time.
For her first studio album since ‘Essential Musicals’ in 2006, the multi-award winning actress, recording artist, producer and broadcaster has teamed up with legendary record producer Phil Ramone in New York to record classic and contemporary duets with internationally renowned vocalists and friends Barry Manilow, Billy Ocean, Dionne Warwick, Idina Menzel, John Barrowman, Johnny Mathis, Jon Secada with saxophonist Kenny G, LeAnn Rimes, Michael Bolton, Neil Sedaka, Olivia Newton-John and Paul Anka. The album also includes a brand new track written by Gary Barlow and Tim Rice called It’s Only Life, featuring Sinead O’Connor.
From the stunning combination of Elaine Paige and the silky smooth vocals of Johnny Mathis on the brilliant rediscovery of ‘It Might Be You’ from Tootsie and timeless classic feel of ‘Just The Way You Are’ with Paul Anka to the pairing of two of the stages greatest voices on Madonna’s ‘Take A Bow’ with Wicked’s Idina Menzel and the heartbreaking Gary Barlow / Tim Rice penned ‘It’s Only Life’ with Sinead O’Connor, ‘Elaine Paige And Friends’ demonstrates the warmth and diversity of friendship perfectly.