Julian Ovenden will release his new album Be My Love on 22nd April on East West Records it has been announced.
Ovenden, who is best-known as an actor for his work in Foyle’s War and Downton Abbey, celebrates his love of great American composers and lyricists of the first half of the 20th Century on the album. It includes works from Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, and the great partnerships of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Rodgers & Hart.
Julian explains, “it’s a marriage of old and new. I respect these songs, but they’re done with a fresh, dynamic sensibility.”
Be My Love was recorded at the legendary Ocean Way Studios in Los Angeles, the studio that has had legendary stars such as Sammy Davis Jr, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin recording there. The album is produced by Nick Patrick, who produced If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
The track listing for Be My Love is:
1. I’ll Take Romance
2. My Heart Stood Still
3. Be My Love
4. The Way You Look Tonight
5. Get Happy
6. They Say That Falling In Love/ I Got Lost
7. Every Time We Say Goodbye
8. My Foolish Heart
9. But Not For Me
10. What’ll I Do
11. I Wish You Love
12. My Funny Valentine
13. Here’s To Life
Watch the trailer for Be My Love and see the artwork below: