France: Patricia Kaas Pays Tribute to Edith PiafWritten by Andy Muscat
Patricia Kaas, the voice behind the song Et S’il Fallait Le Faire, which represented France at the 2009 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow and finished in the eight (8th) position, is planning on making a comeback next fall. The new music project is the result of two years of hard work, which will pay tribute to the world renowned French artist Edith Piaf, will develop into a world tour of the symphonic album.
November 2012, the 50th anniversary from Piaf’s death, will mark the official launch of this project, entitled Kaas chante Piaf meaning Kaas Sings Piaf. Initially, Kaas will release an album consisting of twenty (20) cover versions accompanied by a symphonic orchestra of 80 musicians in London, where Kaas hopes to revive some of the most influential Piaf songs, such as Non, je ne regrette rien, La vie en rose or L’Hymne à l’amour, for instance. The album is arranged by Abel Korzeniowski. He has emerged quite strongly in the Hollywood music scene, after being nominated for a Golden Globe for his work on Tom Ford’s A Single Man while also having composed the music for Madonna’s second feature-film W.E. The album is slated for release on the 5th November 2012.
Kaas will kick off her world tour of more than 150 concerts in London’s Royal Albert Hall, followed by several of the most prestigious venues in the world, including Berlin’s Admiralspalast, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Moscow’s Opereta and Paris’s Olympia. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news coming from former artists who made it to the Eurovision Song Contest in the coming days, and weeks.
Source: Patricia Kaas Official Website