Sony Music are thrilled to announce that Bradley Walsh will be releasing his second album ‘When You’re Smiling’ on November 10.
Following the huge success of his first album ‘Chasing Dreams’, Bradley has been back into the studio to record his own version of some of his favourite tracks, including songs by Bradley’s heroes Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong. ‘When You’re Smiling’ also includes songs from musicals including Cabaret, The King and I, and Guys And Dolls.
Bradley has also co-written a brand new track with composer and producer, Steve Sidwell. ‘You Know Best’. As well as collaborating with Sidwell, the album is also a family affair as on the track ‘One For My Baby’ Bradley is accompanied on the piano by his son Barney.
Earlier this year, Bradley launched the PickASongForBradley.com campaign in which he called upon fans to visit the website and suggest songs for him to cover on ‘When You’re Smiling’. After carefully sifting through the numerous submissions, Bradley chose to record ‘The Very Thought Of You’.
Bradley said: “I am very flattered that so many people loved ‘Chasing Dreams.’ The amazing response that we received was a big surprise to us all and now we have to follow up that success with the second album. We have had a great time revisiting some of our favourite songs from stage and screen and I am very proud of what we’ve achieved. I can only hope that people enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it.”
‘Chasing Dreams’, a collection of Bradley’s favourite songs, was released via Sony at the end of November last year and stormed in to the top ten of the official charts. The album became 2016’s best-selling album by a debut artist and was certified Gold.
Bradley is a much-loved, award winning TV Presenter and one of the most popular faces on ITV, presenting The Chase, The Family Chase and Live At The London Palladium amongst many others. Bradley too is an accomplished dramatic and comedic actor having played the lead role, Detective Sergeant Ronnie Brookes, in ITV’s hugely successful series ‘Law & Order: UK’. Broadcast in 18 countries and hitting audience ratings of almost 7 million at its peak in the UK, it is a constant hit with audiences.
1. Get Happy
2. The Very Thought of You
3. Who Can I Turn To
4. Luck Be a Lady
5. When Do The Bells
6. When You’re Smiling / All of Me
7. This Is All I Ask
8. Maybe This Time
9. I Have Dreamed
10. Come Fly With Me
11. The Good Life
12. One For My Baby
13. When You’re Smiling / All of Me (Credits)
14. You Know Best