Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Music From Chuck Berry's Upcoming Album to See Release This Week

With the sad passing of rock n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry at the age of 90 recently, many folks have wondered and inquired as to whether or not the album he was working on Chuck (his first release of new material in over four decades) will be released. Fortunately, there was a positive answer. We will be getting our first samples of it later this week.

In a statement put out by Berry's estate recently, they reassure the fans that the music will be released including a couple of minor details, saying:

Since Chuck’s passing on Saturday, the Berry family has received many inquiries from friends, fans and media about the status of his forthcoming album CHUCK, which was originally announced on his 90th birthday, October 18, 2016.

Working to prepare the release of this record in recent months and in fact over the last several years brought Chuck a great sense of joy and satisfaction. While our hearts are very heavy at this time, we know that Chuck had no greater wish than to see this album released to the world, and we know of no better way to celebrate and remember his 90 years of life than through his music.

For months now plans have been in place, and preparations have been made with our friends at Dualtone Records, to reveal further details and music from the album this week. As a tribute to Chuck Berry, and with gratitude to his fans around the world, we will be following through on those plans in the coming days.

I'm glad that Berry's final songs will see the light of day. It's a shame that the man himself couldn't be around long enough to see it happen, but I'm sure he is looking down from the great gig in the sky and smiling knowing that countless people all around the world will still get to hear and enjoy the final gift he had to bestow. I'm pretty excited myself to hear what kind of music Berry made in his final days and will treasure it deeply.

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