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Boyzone cover Motown classics for new album

Dublin to Detroit sees the band covering the big hits from Motown.


Boyzone will release new album Dublin to Detroit on 24th November through East West Records it has been confirmed.

The follow-up to last year’s anniversary collection BZ20, which sold 250,000 copies, will be the first themed release from Boyzone in their 20 year career. The album sees the four-piece updating classics from Motown’s songbook with producer Brian Rawling.

Dublin to Detroit features classics such as The Supremes’ You Can’t Hurry Love, Jimmy Ruffin’s What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, Jackie Wilson’s Higher and Higher and The Four Tops’ Reach Out (I’ll Be There). The new album sees Boyzone come full circle as their debut single in 1996 was a cover of The Four Seasons’ hit Working My Way Back To You.

Talking about the album the band said, “We feel very lucky to have been given the chance to record such an amazing collection of songs for our new ‘Dublin To Detroit’ album. We could easily have done eleven more great tracks from that era but we hope there’s something for everyone in the choices we made. We now just can’t wait for the chance to perform them live for all our great Boyzone fans around the world.”

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The tracklisting for Dublin to Detroit is:

1. ‘What Becomes of the Broken Hearted’ – originally by Jimmy Ruffin
2. ‘Tracks of My Tears’ – originally by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
3. ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’ – originally by The Supremes
4. ‘This Old Heart of Mine’ – originally by The Isley Brothers
5. ‘Just My Imagination’ – originally by The Temptations
6. ‘Higher and Higher’ – originally by Jackie Wilson
7. ‘I’m Doin’ Fine Now’ – originally by New York City
8. ‘Reach Out (I’ll Be There)’ – originally by The Four Tops
9. ‘The Tears of a Clown’ – originally by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
10. ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat’ – originally by Marvin Gaye
11. ‘What Christmas Means To Me’ – originally by Stevie Wonder


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