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Katie Melua – Acoustic Album No. 8 (Acoustic) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Katie Melua – Acoustic Album No. 8 (Acoustic) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 00:40:35 minutes | 737 MB | Genre: Pop/Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd

(Signed) To mark the year anniversary of her critically acclaimed ‘Album No. 8’, Katie Melua returns with the announcement of an acoustically reworked version of the 2020 album, ‘Acoustic Album No. 8’ set for release on 26th November. Whilst the original represented the culmination of a prolonged period of musical rediscovery by one of Britain’s most successful musical artists, these stripped-back performances present Melua’s singular voice & powerful lyricism at their most pure.

Acoustic Album N°8 is an album of acoustic covers of Katie Melua’s 2020 album, Album N°8. Moving from a luxurious orchestration to a single instrument is not a problem for the Georgia-born Briton, who is as comfortable with the Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra as she is alone with her guitar. The breadth of the symphony orchestra’s strings form a kind of counterpoint to the often intimate and autobiographical character of the songs’ lyrics. Here, everything flows: the simple and natural beauty of the acoustic guitar (sometimes enhanced by keyboards played by Mark Edwards) fits perfectly not only with the lyrics, but also with Melua’s personality and her incomparably pure voice. The listener will be able to curl up to songs that evoke the end of a love affair (A Love Like That, Airtime) or Katie Melua’s father’s journey to the Caucasus (Leaving the Mountain). There is also a track co-written with Katie’s brother Zurab (Maybe I Dreamt It). This tribute to choreographer Pina Bausch is accompanied here by the sober and sensitive contribution of the violinist Simon Goff. The latter also features in Remind Me To Forget. A pure and peaceful album, with the feel of an intimate concert. – Nicolas Magenham

1. Joy (Acoustic)
2. English Manner (Acoustic)
3. Leaving The Mountain (Acoustic)
4. Voices In The Night (Acoustic)
5. Maybe I Dreamt It (Acoustic)
6. Heading Home (Acoustic)
7. Your Longing Is Gone (Acoustic)
8. Airtime (Acoustic)
9. Remind Me To Forget (Acoustic)
10. No Better Magic (Acoustic)
11. A Love Like That (Acoustic)


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