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Aloe Blacc Releasing Expanded Version of “Lift Your Spirit”

MIAMI, FL - JULY 08: Aloe Blacc performs as Beck's Beer launches Live Beyond Labels Program with Aloe Blacc and Luis Fonsi at The Electric Pickle Company on July 8, 2014 in Miami, Florida.
Fans who turned Aloe Blacc's third album, "Lift Your Spirit," into a Top 5 hit will have more to enjoy in the near future.

Blacc tells us that he'll be releasing an expanded edition of the album probably later this summer to incorporate all of the songs he released globally during the campaign.

Blacc says that, "I recorded about 40 songs, and you can only release 10 or 12 of them at a time. The European version of the album had a different set of songs than the (American) version, a couple of songs that were different, so we're going to get them all together and release all of the songs from across the world so that everybody gets every song and no territory is complaining about not having any particular song. It was never my intention to release so many songs. I wanted to just have 10, but we had way more material than we expected that we considered worthy. But I think that's OK. I think it's OK to give people more than they expected."

A release date and full track listing for the set is expected to be announced soon.

"Lift Your Spirit" peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 when it was released this spring, following an October 2013 roll-out in Europe. It's spawned the hits "Wake Me Up" and "The Man," while Blacc also sings on "The World is Ours" for "One Love, One Rhythm -- The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album."

Blacc is currently touring with Bruno Mars and has a small part in the upcoming James Brown biopic "Get On Up," which opens August 1. 

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