WORLD EXCLUSIVE: The multi-million selling singer Doris Day to release her final solo albumJune 5, 2010 23 Comments
Now how would you like to own a new Doris Day album? Well it looks like that could well be a reality as a new album is said to be currently in production of previously unreleased material.
Word has it that Doris Day’s new long-play is to be named “My Heart” and will be issued now sometime in 2011 (delayed from autumn 2010) by her former record label Columbia/Sony Music (which was responsible for launching her solo music career in 1947).
To date, the multi-million selling songstress Doris Day has released a total of 28 original albums – these were all recorded during her pop chart heyday of the fifties and sixties. After this time, Ms. Day for all intent abandoned her singing career (as well as her movie career) for stardom on the small screen and eventually a life devoted to animal welfare work.
During the mid-eighties, Ms. Day did however make a brief return to the recording studio when her beloved son Terry Melcher convinced her to undertake a series of recording sessions under his guise. The songs contained on her upcoming album originate from these very sessions. Although a few of these recordings were aired on Ms. Day’s eighties chat show for cable television, “Doris Day’s Best Friends“, the majority were left in an “unfinished” state. That was until the powers that be had them polished and perfected by a new production team ensuring the inferior versions previously heard are completely eclipsed!
From what we understand, a track list is still being finalised so at present we can only speculate about what songs will end up on the finished release. What we will say is we hope to find on the new release the Ringo Starr hit ‘Octopus’s Garden’, Jonathan King’s ‘Everyone’s Gone To The Moon’ and Doris’s stunningly emotive vocal performance of the Joe Cocker classic “You Are So Beautiful To Me” which is an absolute tearjerker (and one which this site will cry a few tears over if it doesn’t get released!). We also have heard rumours of another gem possibly surfacing on the new album project as a bonus track and that is a demo record which Terry Melcher wrote and recorded for his Mother.
The murmurings of what is being planned don’t stop there as we understand that there may also be a new DVD to accompany the album release. If there is any truth in this we suspect that could contain some footage from “Doris Day’s Best Friends” show.
Our final words to you all are to be prepared for something a little different with album #29. The song choices and styling for this much delayed “comeback” record were contemporary for its time. In simple terms these eighties recordings are oceans apart from Ms. Day’s lushly orchestrated earlier works as they were engineered for a completely different music scene and era. What you can however rely upon are some stellar vocal performances and magical moments from the Queen of vocal phrasing and pitch perfect harmonies!
Before we sign off. It is important to highlight this new album release is also monumental because it will ultimately herald the end of one of the most successful recording careers in the history of popular music. Yes, that is right folks Doris Day ranks as one of the biggest selling female recording artists of the last century having seriously out-performed in sales terms many of her peers during her peak of the fifties!
This site promises to keep you posted on every bit of breaking news about this project. We do for now suggest you click here to read up on our previous feature detailing the “unreleased” recordings.Tags: 1980s, columbia records, original album, Terry MelcherArchive News