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Sinead O'Connor reveals new album details

'Theology' is due out in June

Sinead O'Connor has revealed the details of her forthcoming album.

The double-disc 'Theology' is due out June 26 in the US, and features original songs as well as several covers.

The album includes eight original songs written by O'Connor, as well as covers including Curtis Mayfield's 'We People Who Are Darker Than Blue', Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's 'I Don't Know How To Love' from the musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar', and the reggae spiritual 'Rivers of Babylon' with new lyrics penned by O'Connor.

"'Theology' is an attempt to create a place of peace in a time of war," said O'Connor.

"It is my own personal response to what has taken place and is affecting everyone around the world since and including September 11, 2001. I simply wanted to make a beautiful thing which inspires me," she added.

The album was recorded in two separate sessions in Dublin and London. The first disc features the 'Dublin Sessions' - a minimalist acoustic affair produced by Irish musician Steve Cooney, known for his work with The Chieftains.

The second disc features the 'London Sessions', produced by Ron Tom and featuring a full band including drums, bass, guitar, piano, harp, violins, celli, French horn, flute, backing vocals and percussion. Reggae bass legend Robbie Shakespeare makes an appearance.

The 'Theology' tracklisting is:

Disc 1 - Dublin Sessions

'Something Beautiful'
'We People Who Are Darker Than Blue'
'Out Of The Depths'
'Dark I Am Yet Lovely'
'If You Had A Vineyard'
'Watcher Of Men'
'33'
'The Glory Of Jah'
'Whomsoever Dwells'
'Rivers Of Babylon'
'Hosanna Filio David'


Disc 2 - London Sessions

'Something Beautiful'
'We People Who Are Darker Than Blue'
'Out Of The Depths'
'33'
'Dark I Am Yet Lovely'
'I Don’t Know How To Love Him'
'If You Had A Vineyard'
'The Glory Of Jah'
'Watcher Of Men'
'Whomsoever Dwells'
'Rivers Of Babylon'


--By our Los Angeles staff.
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