Following the Billboard premiere of his orchestral version of ‘Jessie’s Girl’, Grammy-award winner Rick Springfield has released ‘Irreplaceable’ – a heartfelt tribute to his late mother, released in time for Mother’s Day.
Taken from his now seventeenth studio album ‘Orchestrating My Life’ that was first performed at Saban Theatre, Los Angeles, the album features both tracks along with all the 80’s Rick hits you know in brand new orchestral versions. Touring alongside symphony orchestras, Rick is set to tour his record throughout the US, world and beyond this year.
Rick Springfield began playing in bands in his native Australia at an early age. The success of his solo debut brought him to Los Angeles, where he acted in television roles and released three albums with little success. While playing the handsome doctor Noah Drake on General Hospital, he also released the seminal album ‘Working Class Dog‘ that included the hits “Jessie’s Girl”, “I’ve Done Everything for You” and “Love is Alright Tonite”. “Jessie’s Girl”also won him the Grammy for in 1982 for Best Rock Male Vocal Performance.
Rick went onto to have a string of successful albums in the 80s which featured hits including “Don’t Talk to Strangers”, “Love Somebody”, “Human Touch”and “Affair of the Heart”. Rick also is also known for his acting including roles in Hard to Hold, Ricki and The Flash, (co-starring opposite Meryl Streep), True Detective, Californication, Supernatural and recently, The Goldbergs. Orchestrating My Life released in 2019 will be Ricks seventeenth studio album. He has also written two New York Times Bestselling Books: his autobiography, “Late, Late at Night” which Rolling Stone declared, “One of the 25 best autobiographies of all time” and the New York Times-listed novel “Magnificent Vibration”. Rick was awarded a star on the Hollywood walk of fame in 2014.