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ANNE MURRAY TO RELEASE CAREER-SPANNING SET SEPTEMBER 29
The Ultimate Collection Tracklist Personally Curated By Murray
Available in Single Disc, 2-CD, Digital, and Double-Vinyl Formats
25 AUGUST 2017 (Toronto, ON) –
Murray’s career began with Internationally renowned music legend Anne Murray will have her storied career encapsulated once more with the most authoritative collection yet assembled – overseen by Murray herself. The Ultimate Collection will be released September 29 in single disc, 2-CD, Digital formats via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. A Double-Vinyl configuration will be available November 17.
“The original idea was to come up with a greatest hits compilation along with several of the songs that many people wouldn’t have heard but were particular favourites of mine,” explains Murray. “The hits were easy but then to decide what should go on the second disc, I went over the songs that I used to do in sound check, things I used to do in the unplugged segment of the show, personal favourites of mine. Some of them are from early on in my career so they have kind of a special meaning for me too.”
These songs also have special meaning for Anne Murray’s fellow Canadians along with millions worldwide. Murray’s immediately identifiable, distinctive voice has carried messages of joy, comfort, and consolation through these time-tested songs that continue to resonate as powerfully today.
Murray's career began with chance encounters which resulted in remarkable achievements. The young singer from Nova Scotia was offered a couple of songs, including Snowbird – which soared beyond all borders and still sails the stratosphere to this day. Not long after, a television performance on Glen Campbell’s Goodtime Hour brought Murray into people’s homes and into their hearts, places she would occupy throughout her recording and performing years. Over the next decades, Anne Murray would sell over 55 million albums worldwide and did so while effortlessly moving between pop, country, and adult contemporary formats. The accolades were equally multitudinous, with several standout achievements.
On receiving the Grammy in 1978, Murray recalls: “When I started in my career I didn’t have any intention of being any one kind of singer, I thought: ‘Well, maybe you can do a little bit of everything.’ When I was nominated in the pop category for ‘You Needed Me’ I was so relieved in that they had seen the song as a pop song and seen me as a pop singer alongside of people like Barbara Streisand, Olivia Newton-John, Carly Simon, Donna Summer, and not only did they see me there, I also won. After that, even my career in country music became bigger. I was trying to do a little bit of everything but, in the end, it didn’t matter to me as long as people enjoyed the music. That was what was important to me. Get to the people, and so I did.”
Murray is a Canadian music trailblazer, with a string of firsts: first Canadian female solo singer to reach No. 1 on the U.S. charts, first to earn a Gold record (for Snowbird), and the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Country Music Awards, to name but a few. Her successes made a path for further Canadian artists to follow en route to conquering the world stage – Céline Dion, Shania Twain, kd lang, Alanis Morissette, and Sarah McLachlan among them.
Anne Murray retired from recording and her last live tour was nearly a decade ago. Assembling The Ultimate Collection does not signal a forthcoming addendum in the studio or on the stage. “When I retired I was ready to do so. I knew it and everyone around me knew it. I miss the people on the road,” she admits, “I miss some of the fan interaction. I keep in touch with the people in my band who were family to me and still are. We are having a reunion this summer – we have a reunion every three years – getting together to sing and play and have fun.”
During her illustrious career, Anne Murray received four Grammys, a record-breaking 24 Junos, three American Music Awards, three Country Music Association Awards, and three Canadian Country Music Association Awards. She is a Companion of the Order of Canada, the highest honour that can be awarded to a Canadian civilian and, in 2007, Canada Post issued a limited edition Anne Murray stamp. She has been inducted into the Juno Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame. Murray has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on Canada’s Walk of Fame as well as Nashville's Walkway of Stars. Murray has been involved in many charitable initiatives, most notably her years of work with Colon Cancer Canada. She continues to oversee the Anne Murray Centre, a charitable foundation and museum of her memorabilia which was established in 1989.
2. Danny’s Song
3. He Thinks I Still Care
4. You Won’t See Me
5. A Love Song
6. You Needed Me
7. I Just Fall In Love Again
8. Shadows In The Moonlight
9. Daydream Believer
10. Broken Hearted Me
11. Could I Have This Dance (from the motion picture ‘Urban Cowboy’)
12. Blessed Are The Believers
13. Another Sleepless Night
14. Somebody’s Always Saying Goodbye
15. Song For The Mira
16. A Little Good News
17. Just Another Woman In Love
18. Nobody Loves Me Like You Do (with Dave Loggins)
19. Time Don’t Run Out On Me
20. Now And Forever (You And Me)
1. Sing High, Sing Low
2. Put Your Hand In The Hand (Live)
3. Cotton Jenny
4. Talk It Over In The Morning
5. I Say A Little Prayer/By The Time I Get To Phoenix (with Glen Campbell)
6. A Stranger In My Place
7. Robbie’s Song For Jesus
8. Sunday Sunrise
9. The Call
10. A Million More
11. Hey Daddy
12. Walk Right Back
13. Wintery Feeling
14. I Still Wish The Very Best For You
15. I Don’t Think I’m Ready For You (from the motion picture ‘Stick’)
16. You’ve Got What It Takes
17. Flying On Your Own
19. What Would It Take (with Bryan Adams) (Live)
20. Another Pot O’ Tea (with Emmylou Harris)
21. Baby It’s Cold Outside (with Michael Bublé)
LP 1 / Side A
2. Danny’s Song
3. He Thinks I Still Care
4. You Won’t See Me
5. A Love Song
LP 1 Side B
1. You Needed Me
2. I Just Fall In Love Again
3. Shadows In The Moonlight
4. Daydream Believer
5. Broken Hearted Me
LP2 / Side A
1. Could I Have This Dance (from the motion picture ‘Urban Cowboy’)
2. Blessed Are The Believers
3. Another Sleepless Night
4. Somebody’s Always Saying Goodbye
5. Song For The Mira
LP 2 Side B
1. A Little Good News
2. Just Another Woman In Love
3. Nobody Loves Me Like You Do (with Dave Loggins)
4. Time Don’t Run Out On Me
5. Now And Forever (You And Me)
We are open for our 28th season! During July and August we will host Music@Noon, a musical performance and barbeque, each Friday from 12-1pm.
Each Thurday, 2-3pm, we sponsor Music in the Garden, a musical performance for the patients at All Saints Hospital's Healing Garden.
Photos from July 30th, 2016 VIP Luncheon are now available for download! Please click here to view them.
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May 15, 2017
ANNE MURRAY CENTRE ANNOUNCES MARITIME MUSIC FEST
The Anne Murray Centre has received funding from the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage’s 150 Forward Fund to help produce The Maritime Music Fest this summer.
The Festival, which will run July 26-29 in Springhill, NS, will honour Anne Murray’s legacy as one of Canada’s most successful performing artists with a four day celebration of Maritime musicians and music. The Festival will feature performances from some of the Maritimes best known musicians and provide a showcase for the next generation of East Coast musical artists.
“I'm so pleased that the Anne Murray Centre will be working with Nova Scotia's 150 Forward Fund to present The Maritime Music Festival this summer,” Anne Murray said. “Our East Coast has always been a hotbed of musical talent and it's great that Springhill will have the opportunity to host & showcase a mix of the Maritimes' best musical artists and some very exciting up and coming talent."
The 150 Forward Fund provides opportunities for Nova Scotians to create, promote and participate in local and regional events and programs that will build a sense of pride in Nova Scotia during the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, which leads to stronger, richer communities and a more vibrant province.
Full details of the Festival will be announced later this month but it will feature a dinner theatre celebrating Anne Murray’s career, a Songwriters’ Circle, a songwriting workshop for youth and a daylong concert featuring East Coast musicians.
Anne Murray Centre Board Chair, Bill Munro said, “The Anne Murray Centre is excited to play a role in celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday and happy to build on Anne’s legacy. The Maritimes has a long history of producing top quality singers and songwriters and we are thrilled to shine a spotlight on them.”
“We are very grateful to the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for making this event possible,” he added.
The Anne Murray Centre recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia and is pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.
Anne’s best-selling and critically acclaimed autobiography, All of Me, will be released in paperback, in audio format on CD and as an audio book download on October 26, 2010! Anne’s memoirs were originally released in the fall of 2009.
Award winning singer, entertainer and best-selling author, Anne can now add narrator to her list of talents. All of Me , the audio version, tells the story of Canada’s beloved songbird in her own words. Anne has included bonus stories, not found in the printed version, as well as music clips of some of her best known hits and never before heard, live concert recordings of a few of her favourite songs.
In the revealing autobiography, the Canadian icon tells, for the first time, the story of her astonishing forty-year career in show business – from her humble origins in the tragedy-plagued coal-mining town of Springhill, Nova Scotia, to her arrival on the world stage with her first gold record in 1970 and her subsequent string of top-selling hits. Written with veteran journalist Michael Posner, All of Me is a candid retrospective of the extraordinary success achieved and the price that had to be paid.
Critical praise for the book included:
"Warm, straightforward and candid… with low-key, self-deprecating humour and surprising honesty." — The Globe and Mail
"Anne Murray's new memoir blows the lid off her image as the fresh-faced all-Canadian singing sensation.... A fast-paced and revealing autobiography." — Winnipeg Free Press
"Murray is the queen of Nova Scotia.... The notoriously private singer finally opens up about her astounding life in All of Me." — The Salt Lake Tribune
Pre - order copies of All of Me in paperback HERE.
Information on where to purchase Anne’s audio book on CD and audio book download will be announced in the next week.
Step inside Anne Murray’s public and private life when you read or listen to Anne tell her story in All of Me.
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