Belfast singer-songwriter Brian Kennedy has announced the release of his double album “The Essential Collection” on Friday, September 30th, 2016. “Life, Love and Happiness 2016”, the lead single, will be at radio to support the release and get the celebrations started.
The album is filled with all of Brian’s most beloved songs, re-recorded for a new era of Brian’s career by Irish producer Billy Farrell. 2016 is a challenging year full of positivity for Brian. Not only will he celebrate his 50th birthday but also the 20thanniversary of the original release of “A Better Man” album and regaining full health following his recent battle with Cancer. The album will be available on CD. iTunes plus available on Spotify and streaming services. “A Better Man 2016” is a radio only single to promote the album.
Having regained ownership of his back catalogue, Brian set about re-recording many of his most popular songs. Quite a number of songs on “The Essential Collection” are taken from his album “A Better Man”. It’s hard to believe, listening to the songs, that they originally were released in 1996, they sound so fresh with their new 2016 sound. “A Better Man” was certified 3 X Platinum in Ireland, held the #1 slot in the Irish charts for weeks and led to numerous sell out tours of Ireland including a run of 6 nights at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, then 2 sold out shows at the then Point Theatre now called the 3Arena.
Brian also celebrates his 50th birthday in October and he will celebrate in style with a show at Dublin’s Vicar Street (October 13th) where he will perform the entire “A Better Man” album from start to finish, marking the 20th anniversary of its release.
This will be some party, Brian has lots to celebrate!