I was reviewing my emails yesterday when I read an exclusive letter from Mitch Albom. (I’m a Shelved subscribers guys, so if you’re a fan you can sign-up here: http://mitchalbom.com/d/shelved.)
According to him, Republic Records will release a soundtrack on November 6th for his upcoming novel, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto!
The album’s titled, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Musical Companion. Yay!
Isn’t it great?
Here’s an article about this awesome news published in Mitch Albom’s website:
REPUBLIC RECORDS ANNOUNCES THE MAGIC STRINGS OF FRANKIE PRESTO: A MUSICAL COMPANION OUT NOVEMBER 6, 2015
New York, NY (September 16, 2015) – Republic Records will release The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Musical Companion for the latest novel by the internationally renowned and #1 New York Times bestselling author Mitch Albom on Friday, November 6th.
Albom’s new book The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, his most ambitious ever, is set in the world of music and follows the mythical Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth. Pre-order for the soundtrack will go live on Friday, October 9th. With the purchase of a pre-order, fans can get a sneak peek into The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, with the first 2 chapters read by Mitch Albom himself.
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto will be available through Harper on Tuesday November 10, 2015.
The musical soundtrack features original 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. In addition, the tracklisting boasts a number of previously released fan favorites that feature prominently in the novel. Mitch Albom collaborated directly with the artists to create a captivating companion piece to his prose. Further entwining the album and the book, Michaelson is even one of the narrative’s characters.
With each new book, Albom, the author of six straight #1 New York Times bestsellers, 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 Prestois the book that Albom has been waiting his whole career to write: a paean to his first love—music—wrapped in the kind of inventive, compelling story 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 Forest-Gump like journey through 20th century music and a heartrending tale about human connections. As lyrical and finely-tuned as its protagonist’s strings, this is a masterful work from “a writer with soul” (Los Angeles Times).
Stay tuned for more info about this one-of-a-kind musical and literary collaboration.
ABOUT MITCH ALBOM
Mitch Albom is a bestselling author, screenwriter, playwright and nationally syndicated columnist. The author of six consecutive number one New York Times bestsellers—including Tuesdays with Morrie, the best-selling memoir of all time—his books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies in forty-two languages. He has founded seven charities in Detroit, and operates an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.
Hey, Mitch Albom fans!
Are you as excited as me?