Genre : Jazz/Contemporary
Cat no. SECCD044 Barcode: 5036436081929
Pop starlet Carmel is to return to album and stage this year!
The British based jazz-pop legend, Carmel is back with her new album ‘Strictly Piaf’. Having been 17 years since the release of her last studio material, these new recordings are intended to show a distinctly different side to the Manchester born singer. Based around the songs of famed French singer Edith Piaf, Carmel delves straight into the essence of the songs – sleek and stylish with little left to the imagination.
When looking back at Carmel’s most prominent era many of the elements on ‘Strictly Piaf’ are reminiscent of the traits that made Carmel so initially impactful. Aside from the rich tonality her voice has now matured into it is the style of the French song-writing that draws comparisons between Edith Piaf and Carmel in terms of performance. Both combined passionate jazz with a strong sense of pop enabling them to make full use of their powerful voices, winning the hearts of the French people in their own eras. Carmel was in fact christened as the ‘new Edith Piaf’.
Taking on some of Edith Piaf’s most renowned songs including ‘La Vie En Rose’ through to ‘Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien’ would never be a simple or easy task however Carmel transcends and transforms these into her own form. Never one to copy, she elegantly glides through the numbers reviving the spirit of Piaf and her own youthful energy and presents alternative versions just as authentic and moving as the originals.
Release date: 3rd September 2012
http://bit.ly/O8Ov23 - Youtube video with samples from the album
The album coincides with the singer’s UK tour dates in October -
- 03-Oct-12 London Islington Assembly
- 04-Oct-12 Stockton Georgian Theatre
- 05-Oct-12 Manchester Band on the Wall
Track-listing for ‘Strictly Piaf’
2.Sous Le Ciel De Paris
3.Les Amants d’un Jour
5.La Vie En Rose
7.All My Love (Bolero)
8.The Poor People Of Paris
9.Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
10.Running (Radio Edit)