LaBelle Offers Up 'Classic Moments' On New CD
Soul diva Patti LaBelle revisits a host of favorites on her upcoming album, "Classic Moments."Soul diva Patti LaBelle revisits a host of favorites on her upcoming album, "Classic Moments." Due June 21 via Def Soul Classics, the 13-track set is led by a duet with Mary J. Blige on Aretha Franklin's "Ain't No Way" and a cover of Elton John's "Your Song," a No. 8 Billboard pop hit upon its original release in 1970.
"Classic Moments" was produced by Babyface and Darryl Simmons. It also includes LaBelle's renditions of Michael McDonald's "I Keep Forgetting," L.T.D.'s "Love Ballad" and a hidden track with Kristine W, "Land of the Living."
The album is the follow-up to LaBelle's 2004 Def Soul Classics debut, "Timeless Journey," which debuted at No. 5 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
LaBelle will perform two shows with John in the weeks ahead: June 23 at the White Tie Ball in London and July 4 at John's previously announced Philadelphia Freedom concert.
The artist has a handful of other performances on tap through the fall, including an Aug. 20 stop at the Cincinnati Jazz Festival and a tentative tour of South America in late October and early November.