Collaborations with fellow folk-rocker James Taylor and singer Edie Brickell will highlight Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin's new album, Whole New You, due March 27.
Taylor and Colvin duet on one new track, "Bonefields," while Brickell co-wrote "Roger Wilco." Colvin also recently laid down guest vocals for Taylor's new studio LP, which has the working title As If and is tentatively due in the summer.
Whole New You marks Colvin's first album of all-new, original material since 1996's A Few Small Repairs, which spawned the massive folk rock hit, "Sunny Came Home" (RealAudio excerpt). That track won a pair of Grammys in 1997, for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
In 1998, Colvin issued a seasonal album, Holiday Songs & Lullabies, which featured her versions of such Christmas perennials as "Silent Night," along with other tracks inspired by the Maurice Sendak-illustrated children's tome, "Lullabies & Night Songs."
For Whole New You, Colvin once again collaborated with producer and multi-instrumentalist John Leventhal, who co-wrote all of the tracks on the new album, including "Roger Wilco." Leventhal also produced several of Colvin's earlier studio albums, ranging from 1989's Steady On to A Few Small Repairs.
Colvin fans will also get a glimpse of the singer on the big screen in the upcoming Jennifer Love Hewitt film "Breakers," in which Colvin has a cameo part as a priest. The movie, which also stars Sigourney Weaver, Ray Liotta and Gene Hackman, is due March 23.