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ABC Music today announced that they have signed one of Australia’s finest and much loved vocal talents, Anthony Callea.
Anthony will release his new album, ‘THIRTY’ through ABC Music on April 26, 2013. Currently in the studio putting the final touches on the album, his most exciting and important to date, Anthony is looking forward to returning to the fore of the Australian music landscape. ‘THIRTY’ is set to include both originals and covers, taking fans of music on a journey through the past thirty years of beautifully written tracks that have most impacted and influenced him.
Anthony’s song choices include cover tracks from the 80’s (Cheap Tricks’ ‘The Flame’ and Heart’s ‘Alone’) through to the 90’s (‘When You Believe’, ‘Go The Distance’) and Naughties (‘Leave Right Now’, ‘Dance With My Father)’. With original tunes, ‘My All’ and ‘I’ll Be The One’ in the mix, as well as Italian anthems ‘Nella Fantasia’ and ‘Di sole e d’azzurro’ along with a selection of classic favourites, this will be the most anticipated album from this supremely talented performer.
"Turning THIRTY last December was an exciting time and I decided I needed to record an album that encapsulated the past THIRTY years for me. Both musically and emotionally, this album is a collection of inspirational songs that embrace the artists and music that have influenced me over the years. I have also wanted to record and release a couple of originals that I wrote a while back but have been waiting for the right time, so I am very excited to have them become part of the THIRTY album”, says Anthony.
“From the moment I walked through the ABC Music doors to first meet with the team, I knew they were the right fit for this project. I am very excited to now be a part of the ABC Music family, and look forward to making great records with them. Essentially this album blends a love of beautifully written music, with my very own vocal and melodic stamp. It will take you on a roller coaster of emotions, some raw, some complex and some beautifully moving, all which I experienced whilst recording. I hope you enjoy the ride!"
Anthony Callea was introduced to the public via Australian Idol in 2004, releasing his debut single ‘The Prayer’ which became the fastest-selling single by an Australian artist, and is the second highest-selling single of the decade with sales in excess of 4 x platinum and an incredible 5-week ARIA Singles chart-topping run. 2005’s self-titled release claimed double-platinum accreditation and held the ARIA Album chart Number 1 position for 3 weeks. In addition, Anthony has achieved numerous accolades including an MTV Viewer’s Choice award, Channel V Oz Artist of the Year award, 3 Aria Nominations and an ARIA Award for the Highest Selling Single.
Anthony has had an impressive start to 2013 - opening for internationally renowned music diva Mariah Carey in January; and after a hugely successful run of shows around the country in 2012 with Ms Tina Arena, he returned for encore performances in Melbourne and Sydney in February 2013.
ANTHONY CALLEA | ‘THIRTY’ | ALBUM AVAILABLE APRIL 26, 2013