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‘There’s a revival in my soul that’s called Nashville,’ says Grammy winner Solomon Burke, announcing the completion of his 21st Century trilogy with ‘Nashville.’

‘Nashville is an experience that every musician should have,’ says Burke. ‘That’s why I wanted this record to be called Nashville – because that’s what it’s about. Nashville stirred my soul.’

The CD is 14 terrific tracks, each a return to Burke’s first love, country music. ‘Nashville’ builds on the phenomenal success of Burke’s Grammy winner ‘Don’t give up on me’ and Grammy nominated ‘Make do with what you’ve got.’

All 14 tracks are from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Dolly Parton, Patty Griffin and Gillian Welch, and Burke features Parton, Welch and Emmylou Harris on the album along with Patty Loveless too.

Burke, who’s been making musical history for almost six decades, continues to explore fresh territory with this collection. He delivers inspirational interpretations as only he can, with a spirited rendition of Springsteen’s ‘Ain’t got you,’ a plaintive ‘That’s how I got to Memphis’ as the opening track, a honky-tonk ‘Seems like you’re gonna take me back’ and visceral vocals leading into a heartbreaking mandolin solo on ‘Atta way to go.’

Burkes’ duets with the women are breathtaking. With Dolly Parton, Burke creates a hymn-like ‘Tomorrow is forever,’ with Emmylou Harris an achingly gorgeous ‘We’re gonna hold on’ and an upbeat and sensual ‘You’re the right kind of trouble’ with Patty Loveless. Burke brings the collection to a close with ‘Til I get it right,’ a romantic lament that’s the perfect ending for this superb album.

‘Nashville’ is produced and recorded by Grammy nominated Buddy Miller, who is also a celebrated songwriter and performer. Burke, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, met Miller in 2005, when both were performing at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Theatre, ‘the mother church of country music.’ The two decided almost there and then to work together, and ‘Nashville’ is the scintillating result.

‘He is Solomon the resonator. The golden voice of heart, wisdom, soul, and experience. He’s one of the architects of American music.’ Tom Waits.

Time magazine says: ‘Unmissable… ‘Nashville’ is a great way to discover a legendary voice.’

‘Nashville’ by Solomon Burke is proudly distributed by Silverscreen Trading and is available as a full import CD from all good music stores. If you don’t see it please ask for it.

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