Friday, April 27, 2007
CHAKA KHAN'S "CLASSIKHAN' AND THE O'JAYS 'IMAGINATION SET FOR RELEASE
Chaka Khan's "Classikhan" and The O'Jays' "Imagination" are set to be released May 15, 2007 on Music World Music as part of the Music World Master Series catalogue collection.
"Classic Soul has always been one of my favorite genres of music. It was very important to me to contribute to preserving the legacy and staying power of legendary artists such as Chaka Khan and The O'Jays. Re-introducing these great artists and their talents, experience, work ethics, and commitment is a vital message to the young artists in the music industry today. They have had the ability to stay in the game for over 30 years with numerous hits. This is why we at Music World felt it important to release the Master Series of timeless music," states Mathew Knowles (President & CEO Music World Entertainment).
"Classikhan" is a collection of time-honored Pop and Jazz mainstays made famous by Shirley Bassey, Sarah Vaughn, Frank Sinatra and Lena Horne. Backed by the London Symphony Orchestra, Chaka brings her own unique style and sound to these timeless tunes making them almost sound as if they are her originals. She delivers beautiful renditions of such classics as "Hey Big Spender," "Round Midnight," "To Sir With Love," "I'm In The Mood For Love" and "Stormy Weather," adding her own special brand of vocal expertise to each song.
The O'Jays' "Imagination" boasts production from A-list producers including the infamous Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The O'Jays bring their rich harmonies and smooth sound to this classic release as they flow fluently and equally between deep and meaningful love songs to up tempo dance grooves. "Why You Wanna Settle" will be the focus track serviced out to radio. "Imagination" encapsulates the quality of music the O'Jays are famous for. The single, "Make Up," is signature O'Jays. The smoothed out old-school track and sensual lyrics will have fans reminiscing of love from days gone by. The title track, "Imagination," written and produced by Jam and Lewis, has a laid-back infectious "steppers" groove to it, and the lyrics are cleverly vintage O'Jays. In addition to these living legends' classic tracks, the new release includes a hot new remix of "For The Love Of Money."
Both "Classikhan" and "Imagination" will be available in retail locations, and, for the first time ever, available digitally as well at iTunes.
Music World Entertainment (MWE) is one of the world's leading entertainment and music conglomerates dedicated to bringing quality entertainment to the world. MWE worldwide business includes record labels, artist and producer management, staff producers, artist development, Master catalog series, investment and property holdings, including offices in Houston, Los Angeles, New York and London. MWE is the brainchild of President and CEO Mathew Knowles, the powerhouse management behind the success of Grammy Award-winners Beyoncé and global phenomenon Destiny's Child, the most successful "girl group" in the history of pop music.
Music World is one of the most successful labels in the world with over 100 million records sold to date including releases by Destiny's Child, Beyoncé, Solange Knowles, Michelle Williams, Sunshine Anderson, the "Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack," "Roll Bounce" Soundtrack and the highly anticipated upcoming Music World Master Series releases which includes Chaka Kahn and The O'Jays.