Thursday 27 October 2011, 11:34 | By

Etta James announces last ever album

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The final studio album from soul legend Etta James will be released by Verve Records on 14 Nov, it has been confirmed.

Called ‘The Dreamer’ and her first new album in five years, it will feature covers of Otis Redding’s ‘Cigarettes & Coffee’, Ray Charles’ ‘In The Evening’ and Guns N Roses’ ‘Welcome To The Jungle’.

James will formally retire after this LP comes out, and a statement from the singer says: “I wish to thank all my fans who have shown me love and support over all these years. I love you all”.

As previously reported, there have been legal squabbles among members of James’s family in the last year regarding the healthcare the singer is receiving, with James reportedly battling both dementia and leukaemia.

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