After eight years, Bette Midler released her first studio album “It’s The Girls.”
The news comes in just weeks after Barbra Streisand released her long-awaited studio album “Partners” which features Streisand’s duets with all (and only) the great male singers, including Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, John Legend and others.
Midler’s album is a compilation of her renditions of famous girl groups hits, like The Andrews Sisters’ “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön,” TLC’s “Waterfalls,” and “Tell Him” originally performed by The Exciters.
The album includes 15 tracks which Midler recorded with her longtime collaborator and producer—Marc Shaiman.
“I have loved the sound of females harmonizing since I was a kid; I always sang along. Didn’t we all?” Midler said in an interview with Billboard.
“I think the idea that you could become part of the group was the thing that endeared me to the girl groups. You weren’t just singing along, you were THERE!”
The album, by Warner Bros. Records, will be available on Nov. 4, 2014.