Annie Lennox's "Nostalgia" features three Carmichael songs
Annie Lennox's sixth studio album, "Nostalgia" was released on September 30, 2014 and features three Hoagy Carmichael gems: "Memphis in June", "Georgia on My Mind", and "The Nearness of You". The album, which also includes American songbook classics by George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and more, has received rave reviews and peaked at number on a number of charts including the US Top Jazz Albums, and peaked at #10 on the US Billboards.
You can read about Lennox's process in this great article in the LATimes by Randy Lewis.
Here are some of the great reviews Ms Lennox received:
"Lennox is at her best when she sounds most involved, and her beautiful take[s] on "Georgia on My Mind" ... are full of poignancy and longing"
-David Simpson in The Guardian
"Lennox tempers her immense vocal power in order to maximize nuance ... in Carmichael's The Nearness of You she flirts coyly ... There is no trace of cabaret: Nostalgia is one of the most sincerest renderings of a collection of mid-20th century classics by a living artist. It is a pleasure to listen to"
- K.Y.W. in The Economist
"Lennox sinks her teeth into the unabashed romance of Memphis in June, followed by Georgia on My Mind"
- James Reed in The Boston Globe
"Lennox brings a stately grace to ... Hoagy Carmichael's Georgia on My Mind, a slow-moving ballad illuminated by a soulful church organ.
Lennox excels, too, on a clutch of sweet love songs, including ...
the evergreen The Nearness of You"
- Adrian Thrills in the Daily Mail