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Starbucks label signs Carly Simon
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Hear Music CDs are played repeatedly in Starbucks stores
Singer Carly Simon is to follow in the footsteps of Sir Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell by releasing her new album through coffee chain Starbucks.

This Kind of Love, the 62-year-old's first album of original material since 2000, is inspired by Brazilian music and will be released on 29 April.

Albums released on Hear Music, the label set up by Starbucks last year, are played repeatedly in its shops.

Its CDs are sold in the chain's cafes as well as by other retailers.

This Kind of Love follows two albums of cover versions from Simon, whose hits include You're So Vain and Nobody Does It Better.


"You don't have to be singing bossa nova or samba to get the essence of Brazilian music," she told US magazine Billboard.

"There are songs that fit no one rhythm or generic type or song progression."

McCartney's Memory Almost full, released through Hear Music in June, has sold more than a million records worldwide.

Other artists to have released CDs on the label include Simon's former husband, singer-songwriter James Taylor.

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