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Idol Taylor Hicks Spills the Bean on His Self-Titled Effort

December 7, 2006 (7:18 am) GMT
Word is out on what songs will appear on Taylor Hicks's self-titled album, his first since winning American Idol in May.

It's been a tough years since his "American Idol" winning in May. Yet, can get through it very well and as a result of a period of hardwork he will on December 12th later this year have his first ever music album released via Arista.

On the self-titled set, the singer reveals that it will among others consists of such songs, as his versions of the classic "Ain't That Peculiar," originally performed by , "Wherever I Lay My Hat," written by Gaye, and "Dream Myself Awake," by .

The LP will, moreover, include "The Right Place," written by and Jim Vallance for shortly before his death. In addition to all, "" also includes songs "Soul Thing" and "The Deal", both written by Hicks and released on his second independent album, "Under the Radar," before he auditioned for American Idol.

"It's my take on modern soul music. My album takes pieces of what I learned from Ray (Charles) and from what I hear in today's music. I like some , Ambulance LTD. I like some of the modern beats of and . I like some John Legend. My musical sensibility goes way beyond the two minutes of Idol," Hicks told People.

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