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Ann Wilson Of Heart Working On New Covers Solo Album

Ann Wilson has announced her next solo album will be a collection of cover songs.

Ultimate Classic Rock is reporting that it will be titled Songs For The Living, Vol. 1 and is set for a summer release.

“It’s a project very dear to me — a collection of songs by artists who have departed in the last several years, including Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Tom Petty, Chris Cornell, and Amy Winehouse to name a few. I feel these souls have made a real, lasting contribution to the art of the popular song and to honor them is my deepest pleasure. Once again I am pushing my limits as a singer and it is thrilling work. It’s my way of showing gratitude for these amazing expressions in words and music. This record was made in the old school way. . . on an actual tape recorder, so the sound is vibrant, present and powerful. This sound will not just massage the listener’s ego, it will stoke their heart and soul.”

Although Wilson is still in the recording process, three songs are already in the can, Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me,” the Eagles’ “Life In The Fast Lane,” and Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black.”

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