Some new songs to look out for:Tori Amos has reworked some personal highlights from her back catalogue in an orchestral setting on new album 'Gold Dust'. The lead track is "Flavor" from 2009. The new versoin is beautiful!
R&B singer Kem is still mostly unknown here in Australia, but his talent has been impressive for years. Check out his 2003 breakthrough album 'Kemistry'. He has a X'mas CD out now. It's entitled 'What Christmas Means'.
A brand new Alicia Keys album is always worth celebrating. Her new CD is entitled: 'Girl on Fire'. Highlights include: "Not Even A King", "One Thing", "Listen to Your Heart" , "That's When I Knew" and "Brand New Me".
There's a curiosity that can kill a cat, and that applies to the Christmas CD from Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta. 'Grease' was magic, much cherished decades later. There was obvious chemistry between the two. But this album is woeful! Travolta can't sing & Livvy works hard to salvage the songs; mostly in vain. On some tracks, he sounds like he is recalling his Vinnie Barberino character from TV's 'Welcome Back Kotter'. You have been warned!