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FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI RELEASES DELUXE EDITION OF
HUNDRED MORE YEARS TODAY

New Single, "Strangely Dim," Climbs into the Top 20


Francesca Battistelli, Hundred More Years: Deluxe Edition
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NEWS SOURCE: Word Records
March 12, 2013

Nashville, TN - (March 12, 2013) - 2011 Dove Awards' "Artist of the Year" and "Female Vocalist of the Year," Francesca Battistelli, who first captivated fans worldwide with her gold-certified debut album, My Paper Heart, has released a deluxe version of her sophomore album, Hundred More Years, on Fervent Records (iTunes link: http://smarturl.it/HMYDeluxe). In 2011, Hundred More Years debuted at No. 1 on the Christian SoundScan Album Chart and No. 16 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The deluxe edition also features her current Top 20 hit single, "Strangely Dim," a remake of Peter Gabriel's hit, "In Your Eyes" which is also included on "The Bible: Music Inspired By The Epic Mini-Series" and three additional new tunes. In addition, Battistelli also just launched the second leg of her "Hundred More Years Tour" with special guests The Afters, Love & The Outcome and Kyle Sherman this past weekend in Canada.

Hundred More Years Deluxe Edition, which is available now at all digital and physical retailers, features the full original album in addition to five new tracks including, "Strangely Dim," "Hold Out For Love," "Something More," "Trampoline," and "In Your Eyes." It also includes the original demo of "This Is The Stuff" and an unplugged version "Angel By Your Side." Grammy-nominee and Dove Awards' "Producer of the Year" Ian Eskelin (Chris August, Sidewalk Prophets, Stellar Kart) produced the album with Seth Mosely (Newsboys, Sanctus Real, for KING & COUNTRY) sharing producer credit on "Strangely Dim." Fans can also purchase the Hundred More Years Deluxe Set at store.francescamusic.com which includes the deluxe CD, a digital download and an autographed "Strangely Dim" poster.

Critics are already raving about the deluxe edition:
"I'm convinced Hundred More Years Deluxe Edition is easily the best album by a female artist I've heard in the Christian and mainstream music market since GRAMMY award-winning 21 by Adele. Francesca Battistelli has hit on all cylinders with this stellar pop music album." - New Release Tuesday

"With an album this good, sophomore slums….have taken a hiatus" - BREATHEcast

"Well done Francesca…You've done a fantastic job!" and "[the album is] necessary for the soul" - Christian Music Zine

Hundred More Years Deluxe track listing:
1. Strangely Dim
2. This Is The Stuff
3. Constant
4. You Never Are
5. Angel By Your Side
6. Motion Of Mercy
7. Emily (It's Love) feat. Dave Barnes
8. Good To Know
9. So Long
10. Don't Miss It
11. Worth It
12. Hundred More Years
13. Hold Out For Love
14. Something More
15. Trampoline
16. In Your Eyes
17. This is the Stuff (Take 1)
18. Angel By Your Side (Unplugged)

For more information on Francesca Battistelli and to purchase tickets, please visit www.francescamusic.com.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/francescabattistelli
Twitter: https://twitter.com/francescamusic
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/francescabattistelli

Since her debut in 2008, Francesca Battistelli has earned a Grammy nomination (Best Gospel Performance), six Dove Awards including 2011 "Artist of the Year" and 19 Dove Award nominations. Both her debut album, My Paper Heart (which was certified gold this past summer), and her 2011 sophomore release, Hundred More Years, took the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Christian Album chart. With over 870,000 in album sales to date and one million single downloads, she is the best-selling new artist in the genre in the past eight years. Her music has also been featured on TLC's Jon & Kate Plus 8, ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, NBC's The Biggest Loser, Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, and several other television and movie outlets.

About Word Entertainment
A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking, and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, BarlowGirl, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Patrick Ryan Clark, Everfound, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Love & The Outcome, Dara Maclean, Point Of Grace and Sidewalk Prophets and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Print, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group's Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records.

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