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Illusions / Ute Lemper

Lemper,Ute
Release Date: 01/19/1993 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 436720   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frederick HolländerJoseph KosmaNorbert GlanzbergLouis Maitrier,   ... 
Performer:  Ute Lemper
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Personnel: Ute Lemper (vocals); Slim Pezin (guitar); Alain Kouznetzoff (violin); Marcel Azzola (accordion); Juan José Mosalini (bandoneon); Gilbert Audin (bassoon); Pierre Holassian (alto saxophone); Patrick Bourgoin (tenor saxophone); Thierry Caens (piccolo trumpet); Jean-Jacques Justafre (French horn); Bruno Fontaine (piano, keyboards); Serge Perathoner (synthesizer); Jannick Top (bass guitar); Yves Sanna (drums); Marc Chantereau (percussion).

Audio Mixer: Martin Atkinson.

Recording information: Guillaume Tell Studio, Paris, France; Palais Des Congrès Studio, Paris, France.

Arranger: Bruno Fontaine.

ILLUSIONS is one of Ute Lemper's purest artistic statements. Like the
Read more similar UTE LEMPER SINGS KURT WEILL, this album is a tribute, this time to two of her clearest influences, Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf. Though Lemper doesn't actually sound much like either singer (her voice is far more robust than Piaf's, and more expressive than Dietrich's), she finds the emotion at the heart of "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien," and similarly has Dietrich's cool delivery down, giving a different twist to songs like "Jonny, Wenn Du Gerburtstag Hast."

The arrangements, for orchestra and small combo, are excellent, and Lemper is in typically superb voice throughout. Fans of the singer's Broadway work or her pop album PUNISHING KISS will find this an intriguing celebration of her musical roots.
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Works on This Recording

1. Want to buy some illusions by Frederick Holländer
Performer:  Ute Lemper (Soprano)
2. Ich bin die fesche Lola by Frederick Holländer
Performer:  Ute Lemper (Soprano)
3. Les feuilles mortes by Joseph Kosma
Performer:  Ute Lemper (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
4. Padam, Padam by Norbert Glanzberg
Performer:  Ute Lemper (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1952; France 
5. Elle Fréquentait la Rue Pigalle by Louis Maitrier
Performer:  Ute Lemper (Soprano)
6. Ich bin von Kopf bis fuss auf Liebe by Frederick Holländer
Performer:  Ute Lemper (Soprano)
7. Black Market by Frederick Holländer
Performer:  Ute Lemper (Soprano)
8. T'es beau, tu sais by Georges Moustaki
Performer:  Ute Lemper (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
9. Jonny, wenn Du Geburtstag hast by Frederick Holländer
Performer:  Ute Lemper (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
10. L'accordéoniste by Michel Emer
Performer:  Ute Lemper (Soprano)
11. Round Midnight by Thelonious Monk
Performer:  Ute Lemper (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
12. La vie en rose by R. S. Louiguy
Performer:  Ute Lemper (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; France 
13. Non, je ne regrette rien by Charles Dumont
Performer:  Ute Lemper (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
14. Want to buy some illusions by Frederick Holländer
Performer:  Ute Lemper (Soprano)

Sound Samples

Illusions
Ich bin die fesche Lola
Les feuilles mortes
Padam . . . Padam
Elle fréquentait la rue Pigalle
Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss auf Liebe eingestellt
Black Market
T'es beau, tu sais
Jonny, wenn du Geburtstag hast
L'accordéoniste
'Round Midnight
La Vie En Rose
Non, je ne regrette rien
(Want to buy some) Illusions

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