Tunstall Unplugs For 'Acoustic Extravaganza'
Riding high on the success of her debut album, "Eye to the Telescope," Scottish singer/songwriter K.T. Tunstall will release an acoustic set May 8 in the United Kingdom.Riding high on the success of her debut album, "Eye to the Telescope," Scottish singer/songwriter K.T. Tunstall will release an acoustic set May 8 in the United Kingdom. "K.T. Tunstall's Acoustic Extravaganza" is a fan-oriented package featuring a CD and a DVD, to be available as a digital download and via her Web site, but not at traditional retail outlets.
Tunstall recorded the new release between Christmas and New Year on the Scottish island of Skye. The 10-track CD includes acoustic versions of new material, a version of her first, limited-edition single "Throw Me a Rope" and a cover of Beck's "Golden Age." Also featured are unplugged renditions of "Miniature Disasters" and "Universe & U" from "Telescope."
The DVD focuses on a "making of" film called "Five Go to Skye" and also includes live performances of "Gone to the Dogs" and "Throw Me a Rope."
While Tunstall has taken her swift rise to British stardom in stride, she tells Billboard.com she's adopting a hard-working approach to the U.S. market, just as she did at home. "I'm not sure the whole British bravado thing works so well over there," she says. "I don't really adopt that anyway, but I've noticed with other acts that haven't done so well, it's often just because they're really rude. The Americans are particularly intolerant of that. It's great -- you've got to prove yourself."
Tunstall is currently writing material for her second album, which Relentless/Virgin hopes to release in the U.K. in the fourth quarter of 2006.