Curb Revamps Rimes' 'I Need You'
With its legal battle with young country starlet LeAnn Rimes resolved, Curb Records plans to re-release the artist's 2001 odds-and-ends compilation "I Need You." Due March 26, the album adds five songWith its legal battle with young country starlet LeAnn Rimes resolved, Curb Records plans to re-release the artist's 2001 odds-and-ends compilation "I Need You." Due March 26, the album adds five songs to its original 10-track running order, four of which are radio mixes of the studio versions on the set.
The album's new opening track, however, is "Light the Fire Within," the theme song of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, which Rimes performed last month during the lavish opening ceremony in Salt Lake City. Three of the radio remixes -- "Can't Fight the Moonlight" (from the "Coyote Ugly" soundtrack), "Soon," and the title track -- were mixed by Graham Stack. The new take on "But I Do Love You" is subtitled as the "Almighty Radio Edit."
Released in the midst of a contract dispute, "I Need You" was slammed by Rimes upon its release. "This album was made without my creative input," the artist wrote on her official Web site. "It consists largely of unfinished material and songs that didn't make other albums ... But what I want to make abundantly clear to you is that this album is not a reflection of myself as an artist ... and for that I am truly and deeply sorry."
Last November, Rimes re-signed with Curb, ending a year-long battle in which she sought to terminate her contract with the label, which was signed in 1995 by her parents on her behalf. The artist -- who was married on Feb. 23 -- has also since resolved her legal disputes with her father, Wilbur Rimes.