added: 21 Feb 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Brian McFadden has today announced he will release his first UK album in almost eight years, titled the 'The Irish Connection', to be released through BMF Records/EMI on March 4th.
'The Irish Connection' features Brian's interpretations of some of the very best in Irish songwriting and showcases the strength and versatility of Brian's voice.
Each track was personally chosen by Brian and range from artists such as Snow Patrol, The Cranberries and Damien Rice to Enya and Van Morrison. Ronan Keating and Brian team up to duet on U2's epic 'All I Want Is You' ' the albums focus track. Brian will also be joining Ronan on his 'Fires' tour, which begins on January 16th in Bristol and includes a landmark date at London's O2 Arena.
The album features phenomenal Irish talent Sinead O'Connor as she joins Brian for the Irish classic 'Black Is The Colour' to create their own hauntingly beautiful version. Classic rocker Christy Dignam completes the line-up on Aslan's own 'Crazy World'.
Produced by both Brian and his long time co-producer Robert Conley, the album was recorded in Dublin and Sydney.
Brian said, "This album is something I have wanted to do for a long time. Ireland has produced some of the greatest songs in history and I decided I would put my own twist on a collection of my favourite ever Irish songs."
Check out the Music-News.com exclusive interview in full below.
1. Black Is The Colour (feat. Sinead O'Connor)
2. All I Want Is You (feat. Ronan Keating)
3. 9 Crimes
5. Crazy World (feat. Christy Dignam from Aslan)
6. No Frontiers
7. Only Time
10.Nothing Compares 2 U
16th & 17th: Bristol Colston Hall
19th: Cardiff Arena
20th: Brighton Centre
22nd & 23rd: Nottingham Royal Centre
25th: Birmingham LG Arena
26th: London O2 Arena
27th: Bournemouth International Centre
29th: Sheffield City Hall
30th: Blackpool Opera House
1st: Liverpool Echo arena
2nd & 3rd: Manchester Apollo
5th & 6th: Newcastle City Hall
8th & 9th: Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
10th: Aberdeen ECC
12th: Belfast Waterfront Hall