duncan sheik cr Duncan Sheik Revamps The 80s With His New Covers Album

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Duncan Sheik[/lastfm] is known as an Grammy and Tony award winner for his amazing songwriting, composing and producing abilities. In the past few months, he has been busy taking classic songs from the 80’s and covering them.  “It is nice to sing these songs that are written by other people…you’re inhabiting this other character that isn’t you, but in this case, it is a part of what made me who I am,” says Sheik. “The litmus test for me for choosing the songs was: Did I really, really care about it when I was 15 or 16?”

With songs by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dépêche Mode[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Thompson Twins[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]New Order[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Cure[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tears for Fears[/lastfm], and others this album will cover all of the greats during the 80’s as well as some of the lesser known and forgotten. Duncan treats these classics with a laid-back feel, courtesy of his smooth voice and acoustic guitar. [pullquote quote=”Mr. Sheik’s voice emerged like a prince on a horseback out of a quasi-orchestral midst.” credit=”The New York Times”]

Duncan brings a new style to these classics.  It’s as if the 80’s was a time of peace and happiness even though we all know that the 80’s was about upbeat music like [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Michael Jackson[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rolling Stones[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bon Jovi[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Def Leppard[/lastfm] and many others.  The new covers are great to listen to when you just want to relax.

Click here to listen to all the new tracks!!

duncan80saa Duncan Sheik Revamps The 80s With His New Covers Album

[lastfm]Duncan Sheik[/lastfm] – Covers 80s
Street Date: June 7th
iTunes | Amazon

1. Stripped ([lastfm link_type=””]Depeche Mode[/lastfm])
2. Hold Me Now ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Thompson Twins[/lastfm])
3. Love Vigilantes ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]New Order[/lastfm])
4. Kyoto Song ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Cure[/lastfm])
5. What Is Love ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Howard Jones[/lastfm])
6. So Alive ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Love and Rockets[/lastfm])
7. Shout ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tears for Fears[/lastfm])
8. Gentlemen Take Polaroids ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Japan[/lastfm])
9. Life’s What You Make of It ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Talk Talk[/lastfm])
10. William It Was Really Nothing ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Smiths[/lastfm])
11. Stay ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Blue Nile[/lastfm])
12. The Ghost In You ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Psychedelic Furs[/lastfm])


8 Highline Ballroom New York City, NY
9 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
11 Birchmere Alexandria, VA
12 World Café Live Philadelphia, PA

Click here to pre-order Cover 80’s and/or concert tickets of of Duncan Sheik’s Website!!


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