In June, don't forget, all four of the digital albums will be released in CD format and placed in a box set called The Iconic Songs of the 20th Century. That box set's release date is scheduled for June 18th. Some of the songs on this Nouveau Retro digital album are "Earth Angel", "Blue Moon", "April in Paris", and "Cry Me a River". Ray also features some updated songs from his own career on this particular digital album. On Slow Dance he brought back a song he'd previously recorded called "Answer Me, My Love" but with a new arrangement.
On Nouveau Retro he's bringing back several songs he previously recorded: "Young Love", "Talk to Me", and "Indian Love Call". I don't know if he'll keep the same arrangements from when he originally recorded them or if he'll do them completely different. Those three songs are tracks 7, 8, and 9 on the digital album. There's a medley of "Always Chasing Rainbows" / "Over the Rainbow" which closes out the album. Ray had previously recorded a full length version of "Over the Rainbow" on his 1975 Misty album...so it's going to be fun discovering if he's re-arranged his own arrangements of his previously recorded songs or if he's kept his arrangements the same. I can't wait to hear all of the songs and write a review of it. I especially can't wait to get my hands on the box set next month!!