DOKKEN vocalist Don Dokken says that the upcoming re-release of his “Solitary” solo album will contain three bonus tracks, including a cover version of Celine Dion‘s “My Heart Will Go On”.
“We’re gonna put out my solo record for the summer, ‘Solitary’, which never was [properly] released,” Don told Focus On Metal.
“I wrote that thing eight years ago. And I added three more songs to it to make it a 12-song CD. I did three new songs. They’re not ‘new’ songs — they’re covers — but they’re really beautiful. I did the ‘Titanic’ song by Celine Dion. I redid it, which is, like… Everybody said nobody can do the ‘Titanic’ song, ’cause you can’t compete with that [original] version; it’s brilliant. But I Don Dokken-ized it.
And I did a song called ‘Jealous’ by [English electronic musician] Labrinth; I redid that. And I played the piano on that and sang it, and that came out really beautiful. And ‘All Love Can Be’, also written by the same person [Oscar-winning composer James Horner] that wrote the ‘Titanic’ song. ‘Cause he passed away — the writer — he was killed in a plane crash [in 2015], a famous composer. So it’s kind of a tribute. He was a friend of mine. We were the same age; our birthdays were a month apart. So it’s a bit of an homage to him, with the exception of the song ‘Jealous’.”