Happy Heart Day!
With our new music compilation, I Got You Babe, (in stores now) we didn’t want to just add another CD of love songs to the pile already out there celebrating Valentine’s Day. We wanted to make a genuine attempt to put a little spin on it. The first idea was to make it all duets; the second, to add a little salt in with the sugar.
It’s intended as a fun, eclectic mix of classic and contemporary songs encompassing the worlds of pop, rock, jazz, R&B and then some. Love or not-love in all its multi-faceted hues and complexities. It’s an audio sweet nothing meant for all those who want to swoon madly and do the dinner/romcom dance, to those who don’t see what all the hubbub is about, to those who really don’t want to think about it for various reasons that seem to orbit the spectrum of a certain unforeseen relationship outside our control, rife with “Houston (Heart), we have a problem!” moments. And finally for those who really couldn’t be bothered with it all and just want something fun to listen to. Hopefully this collection is a salve to soothe all savage ... ears.
From Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’s gentle, pulsing duet about steadfast lovers overcoming long odds and odd gossip, to the xx’s shimmering ability to make it seem that they are the only couple who ever lost and loved, to Sonny & Cher’s delicious retro, to the rare chemistry of Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye, and finally at an end with Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová’s smitten coda: “Falling slowly sing your melody /I’ll sing it loud.” Indeed. Happy Valentine’s Day.