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Charlotte Church announces new album details

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Charlotte Church has announced that she will release her second pop album later this year.

Back To Scratch, the follow-up to 2005's Tissues And Issues, will be released in the UK on November 1.

The 14-track set has been produced by Martin Terefe, whose previous credits include James Morrison, KT Tunstall and Jason Mraz, and Sacha Skarbeck, who notably co-wrote six tracks on James Blunt's Back To Bedlam LP.

It was partly written in Nashville with country songwriters Luke Laird and Patrick Davis, while Welsh singer-songwriter Jonathan Powell and Irish acoustic duo New Druids have also contributed.

Back To Scratch will be preceded by a single - the LP's title track - on October 24. 'Back To Scratch' was originally inspired "by problems facing a family member", but Church admitted in a press release that the song now has resonance to her own personal life following her recent split from Gavin Henson.

"It became the perfect song for my situation so I sing it with a lot of conviction," she said.

Other tracks confirmed for the album include 'Ruby', originally recorded by French single Camille, 'Logical World', 'Story Of Us', 'Don't Think About It' and 'Cup Of The Sun'.

Back To Scratch will also feature 'The Actors', which Church performed on BBC One talent contest Over The Rainbow in May, and a cover of Joni Mitchell's 'River'.

A video featuring a snippet of another song from the album, 'Snow', is currently streaming on the singer's official website.

Church's previous pop album, Tissues And Issues, went platinum in the UK after spawning the top 20 hits 'Crazy Chick', 'Call My Name', 'Even God Can't Change The Past' and 'Moodswings (To Come At Me Like That)'.

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