MAURO DIRAGO JOINS WITH KATE ROBBINS ON FEVER DUET TO LAUNCH DELUXE ALBUM
Mauro announces deluxe album with star-studded collaborations from Kate Robbins, Boy George and a world-first sax duet with BGT’s Julian Smith
Mauro Dirago – one of the team behind the globally successful Elvis Royal Philharmonic Orchestra albums – swings melodically into 2018 with the release of his own deluxe album ‘Rewind Deluxe’, out on 2 March As an industry stalwart, it’s no surprise that the album is bursting with star-studded collaborations including Kate Robbins who duets alongside Mauro on the new single ‘Fever’ (out 26 January), Britain’s Got Talent star Julian Smith who delivers the world’s first ever sax duet and Boy George, whose dance remixes have been added as bonus tracks to this deluxe edition.
‘Rewind Deluxe’ is an eclectic album of our time. A journey through musical decades, traversing genres and sounds that have become the road-map to musical history. Shunning the need to succumb to trend or fashion, this album delivers an eclectic collection of singles from across the decades, all jig-sawing easily together into the perfect album; star-studded with impressive collaborations to add extra spice. Spinning back to the 80s, ‘Slave For You’ is a partnership with Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Julian Smith, delivering elements of a rich latin sound; the George Michael-esque ‘King of Kings’ was written for Mauro by Rob Davies & Boy George (again, a strong supporter of Mauro); whilst ‘Addicted To Fame’ is a poke at the current desperation for celebrity status, wanting to be famous simply for the sake of fame. For this deluxe edition, Mauro delivers an additional four songs, bowing to strong public demand as two of the bonus tracks are the highly sought after club and acoustic mixes of his collaborative work with Boy George on ‘King of Kings’, plus the new Latin version of ‘Slave For You’ and new tracks ‘Life In The Love Lane’ and ‘A In Love’.
A tribute to his all-time hero, Elvis, Mauro pluck his unique version of ‘Fever’ from the album as his next single release. Featuring Paul McCartney’s cousin, Kate Robbins, this version of ‘Fever ’is the first time that anyone has recorded the track with a male and female artist.
‘Fever' isn’t usually recorded as a man/women duet, so it was great to record it in this way. Working with Mauro Dirago is always fun! – Kate Robbins
Mauro Dirago is a music industry stalwart. Constantly present, smartly considered and timing impeccably measured. When Mauro Dirago makes a manoeuvre in the industry, the results are ground breaking. As an aspiring artist in the early ‘90s, Dirago cleverly recruited the support and airplay of the UK’s biggest DJs before approaching record labels for a deal – the result was an endorsement from Mick Brown (Capital Radio) and an instant Pete Waterman signing to PWL Records.
Only now, over 25 years after the release of his debut single, does Mauro Dirago feel the time is right for the release of his debut album. ‘It was never the right time to make an album, until now. Up to this point, music has been about ‘trends’ and it never felt right for me to fit into a box. I’m not a trendsetter or a fashion leader, I’m a musician making great music and this new album covers the ‘eras’. If you love all music, you’ll love ‘Rewind’,” comments Mauro.
A modern album of fresh new original songs but with a hint of retro woven into its musical fabric, ‘Rewind’ is a must for all true music fans.
The debut album ‘Rewind Deluxe’ is released on 2 March 2018 on Bright Star Records
The single ‘Fever’ is released on 26 January on Bright Star Records
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