Swing Out Sister talk about new CD


Corinne Drewery from Swing Out Sister has been in touch to tell SDE about the band’s forthcoming compilation The Essential Swing Out Sister. This is what she had to say:

“This album is  mainly for those who missed SOS the first time around…

The big band version of “Forever Blue” is a sample of one of our ongoing projects – big band arrangements of our songs which Andy worked on with long time collaborator Noel Langley, who has accompanied us on trumpet and flugelhorn on many tours, he also features on several studio recordings. We recorded it after performing at The Java Jazz Festival at which we had the pleasure of sharing the same stage as Stevie Wonder.

Other projects are currently in the mix – an album somewhere between big band arrangements, cinematic scores and samplings of the imagination….time will decide!”

The band are currently on tour in Japan and their latest recording project, dubbed A Moveable Feast is available to be ‘pledged’ on via PledgeMusic.

The Essential Swing Out Sister is released on 6 October 2014.

Track listing

  • 1. Breakout
  • 2. Surrender
  • 3. Twilight World (Superb, Superb Mix)
  • 4. Fooled By A Smile
  • 5. Where In The World
  • 6. Waiting Game
  • 7. You On My Mind
  • 8. La La (Means I Love You)
  • 9. Am I The Same Girl?
  • 10. Notgonnachange (Frankie Knuckles Classic Club Mix)
  • 11. Precious Words
  • 12. Heaven Only Knows
  • 13. Waters Of March (with Akiko) (single edit)
  • 14. Somewhere Deep in the Night
  • 15. Love Won’t Let You Down
  • 16. Forever Blue (Previously unreleased Big Band version)
  • 17. The Windmills Of Your Mind

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Their version of Windmills… is one of the best ever! Seriously, people have to check it out. Unless this is a new recording, which I doubt, the original was first recorded live on Radio Luxembourg, and features on the 12″ and CD single of Where In The World, and the 1996 compilation, The best Of Swing Out Sister. Its just Corrine and a piano and its brilliant, one of the best cover songs ever.


I have just received the Japanese release of this album and can confirm that ‘The Windmills Of Your Mind’ is the original version you refer to. Also, its really great to see the Japanese only release of the ‘Waters Of March’ duet with Akiko on here along with the new big band version of ‘Forever Blue’ which is wonderful.


Mine is already on preorder.