'The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto: A Musical Companion' To Mitch Albom Book Available To Pre-Order Now
October 23, 2015 at 12:35 PM (PT)
"The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto: A Musical Companion" is available to pre-order today, including a download of a brand-new track from THE VOICE Season 8 winner SAWYER FREDERICKS, “Forever Wrong (Frankie & Aurora’s Love Theme).” With the purchase of a pre-order, fans can also get a preview of MITCH ALBOM's book, "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto," with a release-day download of the first two chapters read by ALBOM himself. "The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto: A Musical Companion" will be released on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6th on REPUBLIC RECORDS.
The novel from the internationally renowned and #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author will be available through HARPER on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10th.
The musical soundtrack marks the first time an original soundtrack has been created exclusively for a book. The track listing features new songs by current recording artists including INGRID MICHAELSON, MAT KEARNEY, SAWYER FREDERICKS and PHREDLEY BROWN that trace to the book’s story and were co-written with ALBOM — a longtime musician himself, who also sings on the album. The soundtrack also boasts a number of previously released fan favorites that feature prominently in the novel. ALBOM collaborated directly with the artists to create a captivating companion piece to his prose.
With each new book, ALBOM takes readers deeper into the universal experience we call life. He infuses both his non-fiction and fiction with an understanding of what makes us human. "The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto" is the book that he has been waiting his whole career to write: a paean to his first love — music — wrapped in the kind of compelling narrative that marks all his work. In his most original narrative yet, the voice of “Music” actually narrates the book.
With ‘guest appearances’ from such real-life musicians as TONY BENNETT, WYNTON MARSALIS, LYLE LOVETT, PAUL STANLEY, ROGER McGUINN, BURT BACHARACH and MICHAELSON -- all of whom collaborated with ALBOM - "The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto" is a Forrest Gump-like journey through 20th century music and a heartrending tale about human connections.
"The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto: A Musical Companion" Tracklisting:
I Want To Love You – MAT KEARNEY (as Frankie Presto)
Our Secret – INGRID MICHAELSON
No No Honey – BRENT JAMES (as Frankie Presto)
Shake Shake – PHREDLEY BROWN
Forever Wrong (Frankie & Aurora’s Love Theme) – SAWYER FREDERICKS
Parlez Moi Damour – OLIVIA MILLERSCHIN
Maalaala Mo Kaya (Will You Remember) – JANINE SABINO & MITCH ALBOM
Avalon – JOHN PIZZARELLI
The Boy I’m Gonna Marry (Today I Met) – DARLENE LOVE
Tutti Frutti – LITTLE RICHARD
A House Is Not A Home – DIONNE WARWICK
Mr. Tambourine Man – THE BYRDS
Lost In The Stars – TONY BENNETT
God Will – LYLE LOVETT
Creatures Of The Night – KISS
You’re Gone And I Am Here (Frankie’s Final Song) – JOHN PIZZARELLI
Lagrima – VITO LAFATA, JR.