Nostalgia, the follow-up to 2010’s A Christmas Cornucopia, sees the singer-songwriter take on the Great American Songbook with impassioned takes on songs made famous by Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Jo Stafford and Louis Armstrong.Discussing the song, Lennox says: “Mood Indigo leads us out of the journey of Nostalgia, as an homage to the world of Blues and all those who've ever been inhabited by ecstasy and pain, or found solace in the sweet triumphant melancholy of minor thirds.” To find the perfect songs for the album, Lennox spent hours listening to vintage recordings and watching video performances of songs from the Great American Songbook, particularly those rooted in the blues. I just sort of got to know them, became friends with them really and had a great deal of joy in the process." The music on the album was mostly played by Annie her long-time collaborator and co-producer Mike Stevens."Step by Step" is a song written and originally recorded by singer Annie Lennox, later a cross over pop hit by R&B/pop singer Whitney Houston.The song served as the second single from Houston's 1996 soundtrack album, The Preacher's Wife.
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Lennox's recording originally appeared as the B-side to her 1992 single "Precious" Largely, Houston's version replaces Lennox's verses with new lyrics and omits portions from the bridge as well.
Annie Lennox also provides background vocals in Houston's rendition.
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