Columbia Records & Burgundy Records Announce the Release of Romantic Classics, the New Album from Julio Iglesias

One of the World's All-Time Top-Selling Artists Interprets Best-Loved Pop, Rock & Country Classics On First English Language Album In More Than A Decade

In Stores Tuesday, September 19


Columbia Records and Burgundy Records announce the release of Romantic Classics, the new English language album from Julio Iglesias -- the best-selling Latin singer of all time and one of the world's Top 10 best-selling recording artists in any genre ever -- on Tuesday, September 19.

For Romantic Classics, the first English language album from Julio Iglesias since 1994's Crazy, the artist has drawn from the worlds of pop, rock and country music to record his sublime interpretations of songs originally performed by a diverse range of artists including Willie Nelson, George Michael, the Bee Gees and The Cars.

Recorded in Los Angeles and Punta Cana with producers Albert Hammond and Robert Buchanan, Romantic Classics showcases Iglesias and a small sympathetic ensemble performing 11 best-loved songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Guest artists on the album include Grammy winning trumpeter and Columbia Records labelmate Chris Botti (on Iglesias' smoky version of Herb Alpert's "This Guy's In Love With You") and saxophonist Dave Koz (on a spellbinding rendering of George Michael's "Careless Whisper").

Other tracks on Romantic Classics include: "Everybody's Talking," "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?," "Always On My Mind," "Waiting For A Girl Like You," "Drive," "I Want To Know What Love Is," "Right Here Waiting," "The Most Beautiful Girl," and "It's Impossible."

"For this album, I've carefully considered the question of what makes a pop song classic. What sort of songs not only reach the top of the charts but reverberate in our ears -- and our hearts -- forever, becoming as familiar as memories?," writes Julio Iglesias in his liner notes for Romantic Classics. "Regardless of the era or the genre, the songs I've found are united by a common theme, one that I have often explored in my work. They eloquently address one stage or another in the life of a romance, from infatuation and longing to heartbreak and betrayal. Each has a melody that's impossible to resist and lyrics that will continue to be relevant as long as people fall in and out of love. I endeavored to truly reinterpret these hits, not simply remake them, taking a fresh approach for a contemporary audience. I hope that those of you who remember these songs will savor them once again and that those who are just discovering them will enjoy them as much as I did when I heard them for the first time."

SOURCE: Columbia Records

CONTACT: Claire Mercuri of Columbia Records, +1-212-833-5121,

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