Preview Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tune 'The Perfect Song' from Michael Ball's BOTH SIDES NOW Album
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by BWW News Desk
Broadway veteran Michael Ball will release his new studio album, titled "Both Sides Now", on February 25, 2013, in addition to launching a UK tour this spring. Both the tour and the album will comprise of 2 halves, encompassing Michael's biggest hits from both his recorded and stage careers.
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According to Ball's website, also featured on the album are Ball's favorite pop hits, selections from musicals, and other new songs, including "Suddenly", written for the Les Miserables film, and "Fight The Fight" by Tim Rice and Stuart Brayson, from the new musical From Here To Eternity, which is set for its debut in October 2013.
A new version of "Love Changes Everything" with Il Divo has also been recorded, alongside Ball's renditions of "Make You Feel My Love", "Run", "Songbird", "I Will Always Love You", and Joan Armatrading's "Love And Affection". Pre-order "Both Sides Now" by clicking HERE.
Ball's Both Sides Now UK tour kicks off on April 15th 2013.
Ball is Britain's leading musical theatre star, Olivier Award winner, multi-platinum recording artist and popular TV host and radio presenter whose last album, "HEROES", was released on March 14th. Most of his albums - from his 1992 debut album, "Michael Ball" to 2009's "Past and Present" have achieved either gold or platinum status.
Since making his West End debut 25 years ago as Marius in the original production of Les Miserables, Michael has created a string of leading characters in the West End and on Broadway in shows such as Aspects of Love, Passion, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Phantom of the Opera, Woman In White and Hairspray. He made his debut with the New York City Opera in 2005 in their production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience and with the English National Opera in 2007 in their production of 'Kismet'. His showstopping performance as Edna Turnblad in the West End production of Hairspray earned him the whatsonstage.com award and Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 2008. As associate producer and lead actor in the 2010/2011 touring production of Hairspray, Michael reprised his role as Edna across the UK and Ireland. Ball last appeared in as Sweeney Todd in the West End opposite Imelda Staunton.