Arista/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has announced the release of The Essential Eric Carmen , a 30-track retrospective of the legendary singer/songwriter’s four-and-a-half decade career. The two-disc set arrives in stores on March 25th and is available now for pre-order on iTunes (http://iTunes.com/EricCarmen). By pre-ordering you will receive the new track “Brand New Year” instantly.
The Essential Eric Carmen also includes the sonically inspired and lyrically optimistic “Brand New Year,” Carmen’s first new recording in more than 15 years. The track, which has received over 35K plays to date since its initial offering as a free download this past Christmas Eve, is streaming now at Legacy Recordings’ official SoundCloud,