Kim Richey plans on releasing first disc in five years
Monday, March 12, 2007
– Kim Richey will release her first album in five years in July on Vanguard Records. "Chinese Boxes," recorded in London at Eastcote Studios and Air Studios
Lyndhurst, will be out July 10.
Giles Martin, whose most recent project was The
Beatles Love album, produced Richey. "Chinese Boxes" is the follow up to "Rise" (2002). Other CDs include "Kim Richey" (1995), "Bitter Sweet" (1997), "Glimmer" (1999) and "The Collection" (2004).
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