Music is a tricky business. While I was able to deliver a near-perfect assessment of the Grammy winners before the awards happened, my sources failed me to varying degrees with producing information about upcoming projects.
Mariah's next album will be called E=MC" and has an April 15 release date, according to the MariahCarey.com newletter. Madonna's next album will be called Licorice, which was oddly enough a previously linked title for the project. You can check out the pre-release track list for the album, as well as pre-order it, from CDWOW.com at http://www13.cd-wow.com/detail_results.php?product_code=2599743
Mariah's lead single is out. It's called 'Touch My Body.' I had the pleasure of hearing this track already, and it is very much in the Mimi style. I found it a very solid mid-tempo, but still light enough to inspire smiles and finger snaps. So, only time will tell as to the complete validity of the track listing that is circulating.
I had the pleasure of having another chat with the man known as Rauhofer via MySpace. After months of fighting off connections to a bootleg that was floating around, he explained simply about his decision to finally put a real Rauhofer take on OneRepulic's 'Apologize.' 'I like the song and didn't find a good remix to play,' he explains. He has done a Reconstruction Club Mix and Dub, and expect to hear at least one of them when he takes the decks at the Ice Ball this Saturday at Circuit. If you can't wait, a sample is available on his MySpace page.
Last word is on Michael Jackson. Thriller is turning 25, so it has been re-released with some new trimmings. Best Buy even got a bonus track, so go check it out...
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