Posted at 1:49 PM, 16 August 2009 -
Annie's long-delayed Don't Stop album is (finally) being released on October 19 in the UK and November 17 in the US. The follow-up to 2004's Anniemal will be put out by Norwegian independent label Smalltown Supersound.
The album recording began in 2007, with Brian Higgins working with Annie on the entire album's direction, as executive producer. Don't Stop was due to be released last year, but it was held back when Annie parted ways with Island Records.
Now Annie is back with a new version of Don't Stop (and a new album sleeve), slightly different from the early version that leaked last year. Three songs were taken off ("Sweet", "I Can't Let Go", "I Know Your Girlfriend Hates Me") and three new songs have been added to the tracklist ("Hey Annie", "Don't Stop" and "I Don't Like Your Band" - all produced by Paul Epworth).
Don't Stop features contributions from Xenomania, Richard X, Timo Kaukolampi, Paul Epworth and Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos. The Richard X-produced "Songs Remind Me Of You" looks set to be the first official single from the album.
This is the revised, final tracklist:
01 Hey Annie (produced by Paul Epworth)
02 My Love Is Better (produced by Xenomania)
03 Bad Times (produced by Xenomania)
04 Don't Stop (produced by Paul Epworth)
05 I Don't Like Your Band (produced by Paul Epworth)
06 Songs Remind Me Of You (produced by Richard X)
07 Marie Cherie (produced by Timo Kaukolampi)
08 Take You Home (produced by Timo Kaukolampi)
09 The Breakfast Song (produced by Timo Kaukolampi)
10 Loco (produced by Xenomania)
11 When The Night (produced by Xenomania)
12 Heaven And Hell (produced by Xenomania)
Annie is already working on her third album and has also been writing songs for the Xenomania team (namely for Mini Viva).
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