THE SATURDAY SESSIONS 2015
Exclusive live sessions featuring Sam Smith, George Ezra, Hozier, Paloma Faith,
Ellie Goulding, Clean Bandit, Elbow, Slash and many more
RELEASED 15 JUNE 2015
LONDON, XX May 2015 – Dermot O’Leary returns with a special collection of unforgettable music recorded exclusively for BBC Radio 2. The brand new album released on Sony Music, Dermot O’Leary Presents The Saturday Sessions 2015 arrives on 15 June 2015, featuring some of Dermot’s personal favourite sessions and showcasing unrivalled talent from the likes of Sam Smith, Hozier, Rita Ora, George Ezra, Paloma Faith, Ellie Goulding, Jessie Ware, Elbow, Catfish and the Bottlemen and more from the past year.
This unique collection from BBC Radio 2’s most popular new music programme, highlights the incredible guest talent featured on the show. Stand-out performances like Sam Smith’s sultry serenade of Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘My Funny Valentine’ and Hozier’s hot and heavy take on Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’ are brought together on this stunning 2 disc package, replicated digitally.
Paloma Faith covers the legendary Van Morrison with her offering on the 1970s romantic ballad ‘Crazy Love’. Grammy Award-winners Clean Bandit take to the strings for nineties anthem ‘Show Me Love’ originally recorded by Robin S. BRIT Award winner Ella Eyre pays homage to British electronic dance duo Basement Jaxx on ‘Good Luck’.
Celebrated on the album is Jessie Ware who glides through Nina Simone’s ‘That’s All I Want For You’, whilst X Factor alumni Ella Henderson delivers a strong performance of the platinum selling ‘Hold Back The River’ by James Bay. Cover to cover Dermot O’Leary Presents The Saturday Sessions 2015 showcases some of the most unique and eclectic musical pairings brought together for the first time.
Dermot commented ‘Each year we are blessed with some wonderful friends and guests performing stand out sessions on my Saturday Radio 2 show, and each year we collate them and put an album out showcasing our favourites and the most requested. I hope you enjoy this year’s vintage’.
Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 programme opens its studio doors to some of the best fresh music talent, as well as some iconic special guests. Spending over a decade at BBC Radio 2, Dermot chooses all the music for the show and handpicks the artists that perform. This album is an honour to the musical collaborations created on the show and includes Dermot’s personal highlights from the past year and beyond.
Dermot O’Leary Presents The Saturday Sessions 2015 released through Sony Music on 15 June 2015 is the perfect gift for father’s day.
(ORIGINALLY BY ALICIA KEYS)
(ORIGINALLY BY MARVIN GAYE / DIANA ROSS)
For more information please contact:
Daniel Hinchliffe or Hannah Tollman at The Soundcheck Group