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Beth Nielsen Chapman - Uncovered

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Beth Nielsen Chapman's new album consists of songs that have been hits for other artists. At this point you're thinking "so it's just a load of cover versions", but you'd be partly wrong. Although other artists had hits with these songs, they're all songs written by Beth Nielsen Chapman, so you could argue that these are the originals and they're just being released after the cover versions. That is where the album title comes from - Uncovered.

The chances are that you've heard some of these songs before - of the 12 songs here, seven were Number One singles. They were recorded by artists including Faith Hill (This Kiss), Mary Chapin Carpenter (Almost home), Bonnie Raitt (Meet me halfway) and Willie Nelson (Nothin' I can do about it now).

So we've got a load of hit songs, but there's more - rather than just performing all the songs herself, Beth has brought in a huge range of guest stars including Kim Carnes, Duane Eddy, Gretchen Peters and many more, so there are hit songs and a load of talented guests - a pretty impressive sounding album, and that's before you even listen to it.

Once you start listening you'll soon realise that this album more than delivers on all the promise. This is a great album. There's quite a good mix of sounds here with some acoustic guitar, some electric guitar, some piano and various other instruments all helping give each song it's own sound, but despite this they all sound great together. This really is a great album to listen to and is one I've been listening to a lot over the last couple of weeks.

A great album that is well worth a listen.


"Uncovered" will be released on 20th January 2014.


Track listing:

1. Simple things
2. Here we are
3. Sweet love shine
4. Pray
5. Maybe that's all it takes
6. This kiss
7. Nothin' I can do about it now
8. Strong enough to bend
9. Meet me halfway
10. One in a million
11. Five minutes
12. Almost home

Beth Nielsen Chapman will be on tour in the UK in early 2014......

Thurs Jan 16th Glasgow, Celtic Connections opening show
Sat Jan 18th Glasgow, City Halls as part of Celtic Connections
Wed Feb 12th Pocklington, Arts Centre
Thur Feb 13th Harrogate, Royal Hall
Fri Feb 14th Gateshead, The Sage Gateshead
Sun Feb 16th Sheffield, City Hall Ballroom
Mon Feb 17th Liverpool, Philharmonic
Thurs Feb 20th Cambridge, Junction 1
Fri Feb 21st St Albans, Alban Arena
Sat Feb 22nd Brighton, St Georges
Mon Feb 24th London, Barbican
Tues Feb 25th Cheltenham, Town Hall
Thurs Feb 27th Salisbury, City Hall
Fri Feb 28th Birmingham, Town Hall
Sat Mar 1st Basingstoke, The Anvil
Sun Mar 2nd Norwich, Epic Studios

Writer: Anthony May
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