By the grace of WBR, executives putting together Idina’s upcoming Warner Bros. Records album gave me the chance to come in to preview a small (but impressive!) chunk of the CD’s tracks. As promised, I’ve come to report back about what I am at liberty to talk about, including the planned # of tracks, my thoughts on the album versions of the songs, etc.
— I didn’t have time to preview the whole album, so this was it for now. I’ll hear the others soon, though, so maybe I’ll be able to fill you guys in.
Some facts I’ve been able to gather:
– The introductional video (played before her MSG appearance) is being re-edited and fine-tuned, and I’ve been given permission to put it up on the site once Idina has approved it. So look for that both here AND on her official site. (also, HIGH-RES versions of those photoshoot shots – which are beyond gorgeous! – will also be viewable on her official site once it’s up. Hopefully here, too. )
– Idina-Here may get the chance to feature exclusive video material of Idina during the recording process, interviews, etc. (I can’t make any promises, but I’ll fight hard to get some stuff on the site for you all!)
– Idina.com is slowly, but surely, being put together. All the promo images need to be put together to create the perfect “feel” for the site (not to mention how Idina herself will be presented to the public), so be patient for those updates. I DID make a point to tell them that, as Idina fans, we want anything and everything they’re willing to put out. They made an enthusiastic note of that.
Not all of the tracks have been remastered and fine-tuned for the album, but that’s going to be done this week. I should be getting a full preview sometime next week (give or take a week), so hopefully I’ll have more to report later. [and NO, I’m sorry, I will not be posting download links to the preview tracks, so don’t even ask. It’s disrespectful to Idina and WBR’s hard work.]
edit: I also found out what Idina sang last night at the Dinner of Champions Benefit. She sang “Brave” and “Defying Gravity”.