LET ME BE THE FIRST and TELEPATHY Available Now in Expanded Editions with Special TELEPATHY EP, Featuring Album’s Title Track, Written and Produced by Prince
Legendary recording artist-songwriter Deborah Allen has signed with Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, to release expanded editions of her RCA Records album, Let Me Be The First, the first all-digital produced album in Nashville and her renowned album, Telepathy, with the title track written and produced by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Prince (under the pseudonym Joey Coco). Remastered by Sean Brennan (David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop) at acclaimed Battery Studios, the digital reissue campaign also features bonus tracks appended to each album and a special Telepathy EP containing a single version, club mix and instrumental version, as well as Allen’s holiday classic, “Rockin’ Little Christmas.”
“These albums are a representation of the work that has given me the great fortune to share a very inspired and enriching time in my life and career that provides some missing pieces of my musical history with a wonderful trip down memory lane that my fans have been asking about for quite some time,” shares Allen. “I’m so happy and grateful that Legacy Recordings saw the value of this body of work that is very special to me.”
Each release contains bonus tracks that were originally issued as B-sides, single-only releases, or on soundtracks. Additionally, one of the two videos recorded for the song “Telepathy” officially arrives at digital video providers today, with the “Rockin’ Little Christmas” video expected to be released closer to the holiday season.
Allen is celebrating her 40th anniversary of her signature song “Baby I Lied.“ She performed and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Josie Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House on Sunday night, October 22. She will also receive the prestigious Hot Buttered Soul Award in Memphis November 16.