On March 1st, Roisin Murphy will record an exclusive live session for iTunes. On some of the songs she will collaborate with Tony Christie, singer of the legendary (Is This the Way To) Amarillo.
Over 11 magical evenings, starting on Thursday February 21st, 2008, iTunes will host a series of unique recording sessions. More than 25 of the world’s most talented musicians — including KT Tunstall, José González, Tom Baxter, Roísín Murphy, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Spiritualized and many more — will perform solo and collaborative sets in London’s legendary AIR Studios.
Entry to these special events is free of charge for competition winners. The performances will be recorded and sold exclusively on iTunes.
One of Sheffield’s musical greats, Tony Christie, is currently working on a musical project produced by another of Sheffield’s musical greats, Richard Hawley. In 1999 Christie had provided vocals for the hit “Walk Like A Panther”, produced and released by All Seeing I, the same producers who are currently working with Roisin Murphy. So when Christie and Hawley decided they wanted Roisin Murphy to contribute to their recordings, they knew who to call. When Roisin Murphy was invited to pick a collaborator for her iTunes Live: London Sessions recording, she returned the compliment.
Tony Christie is a pop legend. Roisin Murphy’s album Overpowered was iTunes UK’s Album of the Year 2007. This one’s going to be great.
Click here to win tickets for the 1 March sessions.