Curtis Stigers has shared his new version of his classic track, “You’re All That Matters To Me”, which features on his new album, That’s Life, set for release on February 25. You can check the song out below.
It’s 30 years this week since Stigers released “You’re All That Matters To Me” as part of his eponymous debut album which took the charts by storm and also generated the international hits “I Wonder Why” and “Never Saw A Miracle”. Stigers’ upcoming album, This Life, puts a jazz spin on these early successes and includes a new version of Nick Lowe’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding”, which Stigers originally recorded in 1992 for the smash hit film soundtrack of The Bodyguard as well as a fresh rendition of “This Life”, the Emmy-nominated theme song Stigers co-wrote and recorded in 2008 for the popular TV show Sons Of Anarchy.
“I don’t tend to look back much, musically speaking” says Stigers. “However, this time I set out with a plan to record songs from my previous twelve studio albums that I now play live in concert in a distinctly different way than I recorded them originally. Songs and arrangements grow and evolve from their recorded versions over time, as we play them again and again for audiences.”
This Life includes the following tracks:
“(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding (Nick Lowe)”
“You’re All That Matters To Me” (Curtis Stigers/Gregg Sutton/Shelly Peiken)
“I Don’t Wanna Talk About It Now” (Emmylou Harris/Jill Cunniff/Daryl Johnson)
“I Wonder Why” (Curtis Stigers/Glen Ballard)
“This Life” (Curtis Stigers/Bob Thiele Jr./Dave Kushner/Kurt Sutter)
“Keep Me From The Cold” (Curtis Stigers/Glen Ballard)
“Summertime” (George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin/DuBose Heyward/Dorothy Heyward)
“Don’t Go Far” (Curtis Stigers/Beth Nielsen Chapman)
“Tonight Will Be Fine” (Leonard Cohen)
“Swingin’ Down At 10th & Main” (Curtis Stigers)
“Never Saw A Miracle” (Curtis Stigers/Barry Mann)
“Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” (Bob Dylan) (LP-ONLY BONUS TRACK).