Fight The Fight Single Release
~ Union Square Music ~ 13/05/13 ~
MICHAEL BALL's new single ‘FIGHT THE FIGHT'
Released on May 13th through Union Square Music
Written by Tim Rice (lyrics) and Stuart Brayson ( music)
MICHAEL BALL has an exciting brand new single, ‘Fight the Fight', released on May 13 th through Union Square Music and will be available from iTunes, Amazon and all other digital music stores.
‘ Fight the Fight' is upbeat, anthemic and has been penned by Sir Tim Rice and Stuart Brayson for their forthcoming West End page-to-stage musical, ‘From Here to Eternity', which opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre in October. The musical marks Brayson's West End debut and Rice's first stage musical in ten years.
The track features on Michael's recent Top Ten smash hit album, ‘ Both Sides Now' which has been in the charts since its release on February 25 th . Released through Union Square Music, ‘ Both Sides Now' represents both sides of Michael's unique career – that of Britain's top musical theatre star and multi-platinum recording artist.
“One of the really exciting things about recording a new album,” says Michael, “is having brand new songs to record by such brilliant writers as Tim Rice and having to decide how they should sound because they've never been recorded before. Tim sent me a demo of ‘Fight the Fight' which I immediately loved – it's got guts, a great story, and a rollicking good tune. Quite early on I decided I wanted it to have a West Coast/Eagles feel to it – with lots of acoustic guitar and vocals upfront which Tim loved...luckily! I really hope I've done it justice – I feel very honoured to be recording a brand new Rice song and I'm looking forward to performing it live on my tour. I'm also really looking forward to seeing ‘From Here to Eternity' – it's 60 years since the Frank Sinatra film was released and it'll be at the Shaftesbury where I spent a very happy two years performing in ‘Hairspray'. “
‘BOTH SIDES NOW' showcases Michael's outstanding talents in both areas of his stellar career - musical theatre and the recording studio. The album features some truly inspiring versions of Michael's favourite pop hits together with classic songs from the musicals and some exciting new songs. His voice has never sounded better and his thoughtfully crafted, intimate arrangements on this outstanding collection of classic songs sees Michael taking chances and absolutely flying with his choices; songs such as the brand new Andrew Lloyd Webber/Leslie Bricusse composition, ‘The Perfect Song', Joan Armatrading's ‘Love and Affection', Joni Mitchell's ‘Both Sides Now', and more are given a new, contemporary feel.
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