Bette Midler has announced the release of her first new studio album in eight years.

The multiple-Grammy Award winning artist will bring out 'It's The Girls!' this November and the LP's tracklisting is made up of songs recorded by some of Bette's favourite girl groups, including 1930s trio The Boswell Sisters, TLC and The Supremes.

Bette, 68, worked with her long-time collaborator and producer Marc Shaiman on the album and admits she had wanted to record these covers for many years.

She said: ''A long time ago I fell in love with voices in harmony. In particular, the sound of female voices singing together.

''There were so many great girl groups in those days, I still listen as avidly as I ever did. This record is a small attempt to honour them for all the joy they brought to me and the world.''

'It's The Girls!' - her thirteenth studio album - also features tracks made famous by The Ronettes, The Marvelettes and The Crystals and Bette is particularly thrilled she got to record a tribute to The Boswell Sisters.

She explained: ''The Boswell Sisters was the first girl group record I ever owned. A friend of my parents gave it to them, and I played it to death. They killed. They are nearly forgotten today.''

'It's The Girls!' tracklisting:

01 / 'Be My Baby'

Originally performed by The Ronettes

02 / 'One Fine Day'

Originally performed by The Chiffons

03 / 'Bei Mir Bist Du Schön'

Originally performed by The Andrews Sisters

04 / 'Baby It's You'

Originally performed by The Shirelles

05 / 'Tell Him'

Originally performed by The Exciters

06 / 'He's Sure The Boy I Love' (duet with Darlene Love)

Originally performed by The Crystals

07 / 'Mr. Sandman'

Originally performed by The Chordettes

08 / 'Come and Get These Memories'

Originally performed by Martha & The Vandellas

09 / 'Too Many Fish in the Sea'

Originally performed by The Marvelettes

10 / 'Teach Me Tonight'

Originally performed by The DeCastro Sisters

11 / 'Waterfalls'

Originally performed by TLC

12 / 'You Can't Hurry Love'

Originally performed by The Supremes

13 / 'Give Him A Great Big Kiss'

Originally performed by The Shangri-Las

14 / 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow'

Originally performed by The Shirelles

15 / 'It's The Girl'

Originally performed by The Boswell Sisters

The album will be released on 17 November 2014 and can be pre-ordered now.