Bette Midler will release a collection of 18 of her best love songs, A Gift of Love, on 4th December 2015.
Released on Rhino Records / Warner Music, the album follows the success of last year’s hit album It’s the Girls and the Bette’s sold-out Divine Intervention Tour, her first UK tour in 36 years.
Since the release of her debut album The Divine Miss M in 1972, Bette has become known for her powerful voice. She has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and is only the second female singer to score a Top 10 album in five consecutive decades.
This new collection spotlights a number of incredibly poignant tracks, like her cover of Marshall Crenshaw’s My Favorite Waste Of Time from ‘No Frills’ (1983); Every Road Leads Back To You from the soundtrack to her film ‘For the Boys’ (1991); Shining Star from ‘Bette’ (2000); plus five tracks from her platinum release ‘Bette of Roses’ (1995), including It’s Too Late and As Dreams Go By.
The release also includes Bette’s biggest hits: The Rose from the 1979 film of the same name in which Midler starred; the #1 Grammy-winning smash Wind Beneath My Wings from another Midler film, ‘Beaches’; and From A Distance, from her double-platinum album ‘Some People’s Lives’ (1990).
The tracklisting for the album is:
1. Favorite Waste Of Time
2. In This Life
3. The Gift Of Love
4. Bed Of Roses
5. From A Distance
6. Wind Beneath My Wings
7. Come Rain Or Come Shine
8. The Rose
9. As Dreams Go By
10. It’s Too Late
11. All I Need To Know
12. Every Road Leads Back To You
13. Shining Star
14. To Deserve You
15. Night And Day
16. (Talk To Me Of) Mendocino
17. The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game
18. Let Me Just Follow Behind