Madonna, Cher, SIR Elton John and Jennifer Lopez's appearance on hit comedy WILL + Grace has inspired a new music album.

TV and music bosses have teamed up to release WILL + GRACE: LET THE MUSIC OUT! on 14 September (04), just in time for the show's seventh-season premiere on 16 September (04).

The makers of the album insist it not be called a soundtrack. Rather, they describe it as a companion album to the TV series.

The album features the new song LIVING WITH GRACE, written and performed by Barry Manilow and show co-star Eric Mccormack.

McCormack and co-stars Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally are featured on another track, called HE'S HOT!. The song will feature a sample of Madonna's 1980s hit HOLIDAY.

Also on the album, Mullally and Carly Simon team up for a cover of Simon's LOVING YOU'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

Previously released songs on the 15-track set include Lopez's WAITING FOR TONIGHT, John's THE BITCH IS BACK, Cher's GYPSIES, TRAMPS + THIEVES, BRITNEY SPEARS' OOPS!... I DID IT AGAIN and Gloria Gaynor's I WILL SURVIVE.

21/07/2004 08:53