Award-winning British vocalist and songwriter Rumer's second collection of B Sides & Rarities is the long-awaited follow-up to 2015's Vol. 1, and is a treasure trove of rarities.
The album includes two never before released original songs, "Roses" and "Old Fashioned Girl", both of which were originally part of the development of Into Colour. In addition to the two Rumer originals, B Sides & Rarities Vol. 2 features unique cover versions of songs by an eclectic cast of writers including: Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Carly Simon, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Van Morrison, Dionne Warwick, The Bee Gees, Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein, Simon Aldred, Donald Henry and Jonathan Vezner and Hugh Prestwood, a collection of whose compositions Rumer covered on her highly-praised 2020 album Nashville Tears.
Showcasing Rumer's inimitable choice of cover songs as well as a brace of her own previously unheard compositions, B Sides & Rarities Vol. 2 is an essential addition to anyone's Rumer collection.
Praise for 2015's B Sides & Rarities Vol. 1:
"The collection, like its creator, is simply exquisite. The vocals are clear and crisp as they interweave within a top quality production that is reserved for superstars ... This really is a must have collection for any Rumer fan or music fan alike." - Brendon Veevers, RenownedForSound
"Her crystalline, impeccably precise vocals are perfectly suited to the slick arrangements and performances associated with this particular era and style of pop music ... Fans of soft pop/rock, singer-songwriters and musicians who place greater focus on subtlety and nuance in their performances will find much to like here." - John Paul, PopMatters
"...a great album that adds more garlands to Rumer's current small but perfectly formed catalogue." - Bill Buckley, Soul&Jazz&Funk
- Vinyl LP
- You're The One
- Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters
- I Wanna Roo You
- The Windows Of The World
- Old-Fashioned Girl
- How Deep Is Your Love
- My Lover Lies Under
- Never Arrive
- Wives And Lovers (ft. Rory More)
- The Folks Who Live On The Hill