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diamanda galás launches monthly new music scheme
July 29, 2009, 10:08 am
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290709_diamandagalasFirst track available now

Renowned for her eviscerating live shows, one-of-a-kind performer Diamanda Galás has started up a new monthly venture in which she will release a new body of work called the Cleopatra Set one track at a time through her official website. Billed as “a collection of the most electrifying, previously unreleased performances and exceptional re-interpretations”, the songs will be made available as high quality WAV files priced at $2 each. The first track is available now. Taped at an April 2008 performance at the Cité de la Musique Concert Hall in La Villette, Paris, Diamanda’s version of Ronnie Earl’s ‘A Soul That’s Been Abused’ certainly fits the above description.

Next month’s download will be a rendition of outlaw-country star Johnny Paycheck’s 1966 classic ‘Pardon Me, I’ve Got Someone To Kill’, recorded at the same show in Paris. Go here for more information and to access the goods, although it doesn’t seem to be working this morning!

In other Diamanda news, on October 22nd she’ll take part in a Jacques Brel tribute at The Barbican in London alongside Camille O’Sullivan, Momus, Marc Almond and more. The event has been arranged in honour of 2009 being the year that would have seen the multi-million selling Brel turn 80. Tickets are priced at £20–£35. Get them here.

Alan Pedder

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I hope her new venture introduces more people to her talent. I would love to see Diamanda and Camille O’Sullivan perform, too bad London is so far away!

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