Love London Love Culture picks out some of the best albums to look out for in December…
1. Songs of Experience, U2: the band are back with their 14th studio album, which is the companion album to the 2014 album Songs of Innocence. It will include the tracks ‘Love is All We Have Left’ and ‘American Soul’. (Released: 1st December)
2. The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic!, Barbra Streisand: released 8th December, this live in concert album features all of Barbra Streisand’s best known hits including ‘The Way We Were’ and ‘Don’t Rain on My Parade’.
3. You Make it Feel Like Christmas, Gwen Stefani: if you need a new Christmas album to add to your collection, then on the 1st December you can own this new album from Gwen Stefani. This latest album from the singer includes renditions of ‘Let it Snow’, ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Silent Night’.
4. 42nd Street 2017 London Cast Recording: for those who love the West End production of 42nd Street you will want to lay your hands on a copy of this cast recording which will be released on the 15th December.
5. Versatile, Van Morrison: released on the 1st December, this new album from Van Morrison features a number of jazz standards and originals including ‘I Get a Kick Out of You’ and ‘Unchained Melody’ .
6. Ultimate Dirty Dancing: marking the 30th anniversary of the film’s release, a brand new edition of the classic soundtrack is set to be released on the 1st December. Songs on the album include ‘Do You Love Me?’, ‘Be My Baby’ and of course the timeless ‘(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life’.
7. The Visitor, Neil Young and Promise of the Real: this 10 track album is set to be released on the 1st December and will include the songs ‘Already Great’ and ‘Children of Destiny’.