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Canadian songstress Holly Cole returns with "Night" after a five year absence

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Canadian songstress Holly Cole returns with "Night" after a five year absence
Internationally acclaimed Canadian recording artist Holly Cole returns with "Night", her first studio album in over five years. The much anticipated release will be released on November 19the, via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.

Toronto - October 13, 2012 - Internationally acclaimed recording and touring artist Holly Cole returns with NIGHT, her first studio album in over five years. NIGHT will be released November 19 via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.

Supported by musicians Cole recognizes as soul mates and companions, NIGHT presents a reunion of the original Holly Cole Trio, featuring pianist Aaron Davis and bassist David Piltch along with co-producer Greg Cohen. The line-up is completed by Davide DiRenzo (drums), Johnny Johnson (horns), Greg Leisz (lap steel), Kevin Breit (guitars), Cyro Baptista (percussion) and others.

In trademark Holly Cole fashion, NIGHT crosses different corners of the musical spectrum from the first focus track, a Bond theme by John Barry (“You Only Live Twice“), to a Mort Shuman classic (“Viva Las Vegas“) to Tom Waits (“Walk Away“, “Whistling Past The Graveyard“), Jaques Brel (“If You Go Away”) and Gordon Lightfoot (“If You Could Read My Mind“). A song by late Sixties/early Seventies Canadian folk-pop duo The Poppy Family has gently found its way into the repertoire (“I Thought Of You Again“). All of this is complimented by an American songwriter/folk classic from the Danny O’Keefe songbook (“Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues“), a riveting version of a Captain Beefheart tune (“Love Lies“), a timeless pop ballad (“I Only Have Eyes For You“) and - a wonderful new Holly Cole original - “You’ve Got A Secret“.

"When we made this recording, the band and I pushed well past normal studio hours,” said Holly Cole. “We worked deep into the night and journeyed to unexpected and surprisingly rewarding places. We can’t wait to share it."

Holly Cole’s recording career spans twenty-three years with nine highly acclaimed full-length studio recordings including the platinum selling hits Girl Talk (1990) and Don’t Smoke In Bed - which also garnered the 1994 Juno Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album - plus the 2004 Juno Award for her album Shade for Vocal Jazz Recording Of The Year.


1989 - Christmas Blues
1990 - Girl Talk
1991 - Blame It On My Youth
1993 - Don’t Smoke In Bed
1995 - Temptation
1996 - It Happened One Night
1997 - Dark Dear Heart
1998 - Treasure
2000 - Romantically Helpless
2001 - Baby It’s Cold Outside
2003 - Shade
2004 - Collection Volume 1
2007 - Holly Cole
2012 - Steal the Night: Live at Glenn Gould Studio (CD/DVD)

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