Singer/songwriter Juliana Hatfield will be the subject of a greatest hits collection, "Gold Stars 1992-2002," due June 25 from Zoe/Rounder. The 20-track disc will include songs from her six solo album
Singer/songwriter Juliana Hatfield will be the subject of a greatest hits collection, "Gold Stars 1992-2002," due June 25 from Zoe/Rounder. The 20-track disc will include songs from her six solo albums as well newly recorded tunes and the first material to see the light of day from her unreleased album "God's Foot."
The former Blake Babies principal recorded "God's Foot," her final album for Atlantic, in 1996 and 1997, but ended up parting ways with Atlantic without possession of the album. It remains unreleased, but the "God's Foot" songs "Mountains of Love" and "Fade Away" will appear on the upcoming collection.
"Gold Stars" will also include two covers -- Hatfield's versions of the Police's "Every Breath You Take" and Neil Young's "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" -- and four new songs, "Don't Walk Away," "Your Eyes," "We Will Rise Again," and "Table for One." In addition to Hatfield chestnuts like "My Sister," "Spin the Bottle," and "Universal Heartbeat," the disc also includes the rarity "Sellout," from 1997's "Please Do Not Disturb" EP (Bar/None), and two songs each from her dual 2000 Zoe/Rounder albums, "Beautiful Creature" and "Total System Failure."
In other Hatfield news, the Blake Babies' official Web site notes that Hatfield, Blake Babies drummer Freda Love, and guitarist Heidi Gluck are currently recording an album -- to be released under the moniker "Some Girls" -- at noted Bloomington, Ind., studio Echo Park. Love and Gluck plan to accompany Hatfield on tour to support both "Gold Stars" and "Some Girls" later this summer.