Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton are among the contributors to soul legend Sam Moore’s upcoming album, “Overnight Sensational.” The Rhino set was originally expected this spring but was bumped to Aug. 29 to accommodate Moore’s performances at several recent festivals.
As previously reported, the album was produced by “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson. It will be Moore’s first contemporary solo project, following 2002’s “Plenty Good Lovin’,” which was originally intended for release in 1970 but was shelved for more than three decades.
Springsteen joins Moore on “Better To Have and Not Need,” while Bad Company/Free’s Paul Rodgers guests on the Garth Brooks-penned “We Shall Be Free.” Carey and Vince Gill both appear with Moore on “It’s Only Make Believe,” while Sting and Sheila E enliven “None of Us Are Free.”
“Overnight Sensational” also features the final recordings from keyboardist Billy Preston, who died last month after a long illness. Preston plays Hammond B-3 organ on “I Can’t Stand the Rain” featuring Wynonna, Bekka Bramlett and Bebe Winans and “You Are So Beautiful,” which boasts Clapton, Zucchero and Robert Randolph.
Here is the track list for “Overnight Sensational”:
“I Can’t Stand the Rain” featuring Wynonna, Bekka Bramlett, Billy Preston and Bebe Winans
“Better To Have and Not Need” featuring Bruce Springsteen
“Blame It on the Rain” featuring Fantasia
“Lookin’ for a Love” featuring Jon Bon Jovi
“Ain’t No Love” featuring Steve Winwood
“None of Us Are Free” featuring Sting and Sheila E.
“It’s Only Make Believe” featuring Mariah Carey and Vince Gill
“Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)” featuring Bekka Bramlett
“If I Had No Loot” featuring Van Hunt, Nikka Costa and Billy F. Gibbons
“Riding Thumb” featuring Travis Tritt and Robert Randolph
“We Shall Be Free” featuring Paul Rodgers
“You Are So Beautiful” featuring Billy Preson, Zucchero, Eric Clapton and Robert Randolph