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Better Days (remastered), scheduled for release October 2021, is a re-imagining of Lili's October 2019 album Better Days. Just as the album was beginning to pick up some momentum COVID hit, and the record never had a real chance to be heard or supported by live performances. This time Lili's co-producer Dale Melton who recorded, mixed and mastered the album was able to revisit it with fresh ears and make improvements. With two additional remastered tracks and new artwork the album is being properly marketed to radio stations and reviewers. One of the special bonus tracks is a live version of "Got Me Thinking" recorded at NPR station WRTI in Philadelphia. This stunning live track has never been publicly heard until now. The other bonus track "Climb The Wall" is one of Lili's most compelling songs from her 2013 album I Can See Bliss From Here. In its remastered form the song sits perfectly with Better Days (remastered). This captivating album is sure to please fans and critics alike. The first leg of the tour to support the record is booked with more to follow.





In 2018 Lili was a nominee for the prestigious PEW Center for Arts and Heritage Fellowship. Lili's 2017 EP Another Place, Another Time brought her continued accolades, with an invitation to record 4 songs on NPR Music Live Sessions video series. On her 2013 release, I Can See Bliss From Here, we find Lili standing in her truth. She wrote of her struggle with various losses, always in complete honesty and total feeling, along with her celebrating her life, on the biographical "Something To Do." JazzTimes Magazine proclaimed Every Second In Between (2009) "...a cd to blow your mind at first listen..." Every Second In Between (produced by Glenn Barratt) also made the All About Jazz 2009 Year End Writers Choice for the "10 Best New Jazz Releases" list, along with winning 3 NY Music Awards 2010, Best Singer-Songwriter, Best Jazz Album and Best Female Jazz Vocalist. JazzTimes Magazine said of Dream Again" (2007) "...her songs are consistently excellent..." Palmetto Records released her first CD Laughed Last (1994) which was supported by a U.S. tour. Hi-Octane Coffee (2001) followed.



Defying categorization she calls her music a hybrid of "jazz/folk/soul/pop" combined with a powerfully unique vocal style bringing her to the forefront. Lili continues to win over audiences with her vocal stylings, guitar playing and songs, that while often recalling her many influences (Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Janis Ian, Joan Armatrading) prove her own unique style. She has supported Alejandro Escovedo, Madeleine Peyroux, The Holmes Brothers, Boz Scaggs, B.B. King, Raul Midon, Robert Cray to name a few. Lili Añel continues to be a singer/songwriter at the top of her game and recognized as a recording artist who successfully connects with the world.


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REVIEWS

"The songs on Better Days address real situations in Añel's own life and in others"
Chris M Slawecki - All About Jazz
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'Better Days': Lili Añel Digs Into The Heart Of The Matter
Carol Banks Weber - Festival Peak
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"Better Days, demonstrates why her career has such longevity."
Angry Baby
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"Better Days... A well balanced and easily enjoyable listen..."
Take Effect
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"Jazz Album of the Week: In Spirit, an Anthology from Lili Añel"
Matt Silver - WRTI
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"Lili Añel brings her acclaimed music career from New York To Philly"
Suzanne Cloud - Broad Street Review
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INTERVIEWS
"Talk Mode #44 Lili Añel" Talk Mode With Eammon Lenihan AUDIO INTERVIEW

"Five questions with Philly jazz vocalist Lili Añel" WXPN - The Key READ MORE

"Lili Añel returns to Steel City, celebrates release of 'Another Place, Another Time' "
Southern Chester County Entertainment
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