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martha wainwright brings piaf tribute to london
October 26, 2009, 3:59 pm
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030708_marthawainwrightLive album out November 9th

Martha Wainwright is bringing her well received Edith Piaf performance to the Barbican in London on November 11th following an intimate two-night run at New York’s Dixon Palace Theater back in June, and tickets are selling out fast. The occasion? To mark the release of the Hal Willner-produced live recordings of those shows on November 9th through V2 Records. Dubbed Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, A Paris: Martha Wainwright’s Piaf Record, Martha Wainwright’s Piaf record builds upon a lifetime of admiration for the tragic French chanteuse’s vast catalogue of passionately sung recordings, picking out several of her lesser known songs to breathe some new life into.

So alongside the familiar likes of ‘Adieu Mon Cœur’ and ‘Le Chant D’Amour’, Martha gives us little treasures like ‘Les Blouses Blanches’ and ‘Non, La Vie N’est Pas Triste’, all delivered with guts and emotion with some expert musical backing. A bonus DVD features four songs filmed at the New York shows by Faithless member Jamie Catto.


Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, A Paris: Martha Wainwright’s Piaf Record
01 La Foule
02 Adieu Mon Cœur
03 Une Enfant
04 L’Accordéoniste
05 Le Brun et le Blond
06 Les Grognards
07 C’est Toujours la Même Histoire
08 Hudsonia
09 C’est à Hambourg
10 Non, La Vie N’est Pas Triste
11 Soudain Une Vallée
12 Marie Trottoir
13 Le Metro de Paris
14 Le Chant D’Amour
15 Les Blouses Blanches

01 Le Chant D’Amour [live]
02 La Foule [live]
03 Non, La Vie N’est Pas Triste [live]
04 Adieu Mon Cœur [live]

Alan Pedder


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