Release date: July 2011
Soul UK is the seventh studio album by English singer-songwriter Beverley Knight. The album was released on July 4, 2011, and features covers of British soul songs that inspired Knight whilst growing up. In this regard, she stated "I gave a lot of thought to choosing the songs I wanted to interpret for this album and it was great fun putting my own flavour and twist on tracks by some of the fantastic UK artists who preceded me and inspired me. A lot these artists opened doors for both myself and many others, and many of them are still going strong – so the album is, in part, a thank you to them. The UK is a world-beating producer of musical talent and this genre can sometimes feel overlooked and underplayed. I hope with this album that people can enjoy these songs all over again and in some cases discover them for the first time."