Country star Barbara Mandrell has today (28) released the remix by Dave Audé of her 1978 chart-topper ‘Sleeping Single In A Double Bed.’ She’s also announced a greatest hits collection to be released on vinyl, exclusively with Cracker Barrel. After All These Years: A Collection will be available on 10 July at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations across the US and online.
‘Sleeping Single In A Double Bed,’ written by Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan, holds a special place in the catalogue of the Houston-born entertainer. She first made the country charts in 1969 and had 25 entries to her name, including eight top ten hits, before ‘Sleeping Single…’, the first release from her Moods album, became her first No. 1 for three weeks in November 1978.
Audé won a Grammy Award for his remix of Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk,’ and has worked with Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Madonna, U2, Sting and others. “I grew up as a kid on the west coast watching the Barbara Mandrell Show and immediately became a fan,” he says.
“Something fresh and exciting”
“I am always humbled by the huge talent I’ve been able to work with throughout my career and Barbara is right there at the top. It’s been an honour to remix and re-imagine Barbara’s first No. 1 hit ‘Sleeping Single In A Double Bed’ into something fresh and exciting.”
Mandrell went on to have five more country chart-toppers, including with two of her next three singles, ‘(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right’ and ‘Years.’ She also hit the summit with ‘I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool,’ ‘Till You’re Gone’ and ‘One Of A Kind Pair Of Fools.’
Returning to vinyl
All six of those No. 1s are on the After All These Years retrospective, which will be Mandrell’s first vinyl release for many years. She helped to choose the 14-song tracklist, and is excited by the project. “When I listen to the songs that were selected from different albums I recorded, I think about those of you that I recorded them for and those of you that are hearing them for the first time,” she says.
“The greatest desire of my heart was to be an entertainer,” Mandrell continues. “My Heavenly Father — and you — gave me my 38-year career in show business. I’m deeply grateful and I hope that these selections from some of my albums entertain you.”
After All These Years: A Collection is released on 10 July. Pre-order it here.
Listen to the best of Barbara Mandrell on Spotify.