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"Jackpot - The Best Bette" by Bette Midler

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Bette Midler is an artist of stunning versatility who can leave you in tears with a funny story or a sad song. A gifted actress and natural comedian, Midler is best known as an exceptional interpreter of song, winning four Grammy Awards since her 1972 debut with Atlantic Records. Rhino has decided it is time to pay tribute to the Divine Miz Midler with a career-spanning collection of her biggest hits and an unreleased demo. Jackpot - The Best Bette will be available on September 23, 2008.

This 19-song retrospective paints a vibrant portrait of Midler's uncanny ability to inhabit any style of music and make it her own. Taken from her nine studio albums, this eclectic selection touches on girl groups ("Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"), Top 40 ("Friends"), soul ("When A Man Loves A Woman"), standards ("This Ole House"), holiday ("Cool Yule") and rock ("Beast Of Burden").

Jackpot also spotlights two of Midler's most important musical milestones. The first is "Wind Beneath My Wings," her first #1 hit and winner of the 1989 Grammy Award for Record of the Year. The second is "From A Distance," winner of the 1990 Grammy for Song of the Year and a #2 hit for Midler from her platinum-certified album Some People's Lives.

Alongside the familiar melodies on Jackpot is one song that is not quite so well known. "Something Your Heart Has Been Telling Me" is an unreleased demo Midler recorded in the summer of 1984 with renowned songwriters Robert Kraft and Barry Reynolds. Kraft recalls cutting the track at Atlantic Studios: "I always thought there was some magic in those sessions, because the songs seemed to acquire a haunting, almost bittersweet quality as we laid down the tracks."

Be sure not to miss out on this previously unreleased classic and one incredible album! To buy it today, click here!

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