Gigatone Entertainment, a Sacramento-based next generation entertainment company has announced that the company is planning to release a new album by Monkees lead singer, Micky Dolenz. Scheduled for release on August 31, 2010, the new album entitled “King For a Day” is his tribute to the songs of singer/songwriter Carole King.
“To honor Carole King’s body of work has always been a career-long dream come true” said Dolenz. “”King For a Day” brings this lifelong vision to reality with 15 classic Carole King songs.”
King was a prominent songwriter for The Monkees, penning a number of memorable hits such as “Pleasant Valley Sunday” and “Sometime In The Morning.” Carole King’s prolific songwriting of iconic songs and memorable hits was an important contribution to The Monkees selling over 65 million records worldwide. These songs continue to be played on the radio today and are among the most memorable in popular music.
“We’re very excited to be able to work with Micky in the creation of “King For a Day”” said Mitchell Koulouris, CEO of Gigatone Entertainment. “Micky is one of Pop music’s most recognizable voices. Coupling Micky’s great vocal performances with Carole King’s great songs provide an amazing combination for an album that fans will enjoy for years to come.”
The album, recorded in L.A., was produced by Jeffrey Foskett, who has worked extensively with The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, and played on Wilson’s 2004 Grammy-winning album, “Smile.” Dolenz teams up with Bill Medley (The Righteous Brothers) on a track and teen-star Emily Osment (from TV’s “Hannah Montana”) in a duet of the King classic “I Feel The Earth Move.”
Dolenz, who recently returned from a run in the West End production of HAIRSPRAY (as Wilbur Turnblad), is embarking on a summer tour (both with his own band, and as part of the “Happy Together” tour), and will preview the album to select guests and media in several cities.
Added Dolenz, “Carole King’s songs have withstood the test of time and continue to resonate like never before. She’s a tremendous artist and songwriter and I’m honored and privileged to perform her work in “King For a Day.””