Genius Loves Company - 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition


20 October 2014
0825646203017
CD and DVD
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Genius Loves Company is one of music’s most inspirational and historically significant albums. Not only did the album capture the genius of Ray Charles on his final studio album, and paired Ray with legendary company in his guest artists, but it was also the first original release through Starbucks’ Hear Music imprint, and has been certified Gold, Silver and multi-Platinum across North America, Europe and beyond since its September 2004 release. It garnered eight GRAMMY® Awards including Album of the Year and Record of the Year in 2005 (tied with number of GRAMMYs won for Norah Jones’ Come Away With Me and Michael Jackson’s Thriller). In addition to its commercial success, the album also received critical acclaim.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of its release, this treasure is being reintroduced in 10th Anniversary Deluxe CD/DVD format, and 180gram double vinyl later this year.

• 10th Anniversary Deluxe to include original album with two bonus tracks, DVD with mini-documentary of the historic sessions and interviews with guest artists from then and now, and new expanded booklet with updated liner notes and photos.
• Digital configurations including Mastered for iTunes, HD Tracks, with two bonus tracks

PRODUCTS OVERVIEW
10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
*Includes new expanded booklet with updated liner notes and photos
CD:
1. "Here We Go Again" (with Norah Jones)
2. "Sweet Potato Pie" (with James Taylor)
3. "You Don't Know Me" (with Diana Krall)
4. "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (with Elton John)
5. "Fever" (with Natalie Cole)
6. "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?" (with Bonnie Raitt)
7. "It Was a Very Good Year" (with Willie Nelson)
8. "Hey Girl" (with Michael McDonald)
9. "Sinner's Prayer" (with B.B. King)
10. "Heaven Help Us All" (with Gladys Knight)
11. "Over the Rainbow" (with Johnny Mathis)
12. "Crazy Love" (with Van Morrison)
BONUS TRACKS
13. “Mary Ann” (with Poncho Sanchez)
14. “Unchain My Heart” (with Take 6)
DVD: Making of GLC

Follows the making of Ray Charles’ critically acclaimed and final studio album, Genius Loves Company. The documentary presents the historical relationship between Starbucks/Hear Music and Concord Records and the birth of a new music consumer experience. DVD features interviews with Starbucks Chairman and CEO, Howard Schultz, Concord Music Group Chief Creative Officer (or COO) John Burk, Ray Charles Foundation President Valerie Ervin, unreleased video from the legendary recording sessions, and new interviews with guest artists featured on the album ten years later. The DVD also contains footage from historical events including the unforgettable 2005 GRAMMY® Awards, footage from the June 2003 Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards (including a performance with Ray Charles and Van Morrison), and Norman Seef’s historic 1985 photo session with Ray Charles.

Digital:
• Will include hi-res: HD Tracks 192/24 and Mastered for iTunes
Digital Track list:
1. "Here We Go Again" (with Norah Jones)
2. "Sweet Potato Pie" (with James Taylor)
3. "You Don't Know Me" (with Diana Krall)
4. "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (with Elton John)
5. "Fever" (with Natalie Cole)
6. "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?" (with Bonnie Raitt)
7. "It Was a Very Good Year" (with Willie Nelson)
8. "Hey Girl" (with Michael McDonald)
9. "Sinner's Prayer" (with B.B. King)
10. "Heaven Help Us All" (with Gladys Knight)
11. "Over the Rainbow" (with Johnny Mathis)
12. "Crazy Love" (with Van Morrison)
13. “Mary Ann” (with Poncho Sanchez)
14. “Unchain My Heart” (with Take 6)