Ute Lemper - Illusions - 2 DVDS

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Ute Lemper - Illusions

In this video, Ute Lemper sings the songs of Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf. Also included is a tour of sites in Berlin and Paris that were once frequented by Dietrich and Piaf, as well as an interview with one of Piaf's songwriters, Georges Moustaki.

ILLUSIONS is one of Ute Lemper's purest artistic statements. Like the 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.

1 Want To Buy Some Illusions
Written-By – Hollaender*

2 Ich Bin Die Fesche Lola / They Call Me Naughty Lola
Written-By – Hollaender*, Leibmann*

3 Les Feuilles Mortes
Written-By – Prévert*, Kosma*

4 Padam
Written-By – Contet*, Glanzberg*

5 Elle Fréquentait La Rue Pigalle
Written-By – Maitrier*, Asso*

6 Ich Bin Von Kopf Bis Fuss Auf Liebe Eingestellt / Falling In Love Again
Written-By – Hollaender*, Connelly*

7 Black Market
Written-By – Hollaender*

8 T'Es Beau, Tu Sais
Written-By – Moustaki*, Contet*

9 Jonny, Wenn Du Geburtstag Hast
Written-By – Hollaender*

10 L'Accordéoniste
Written-By – Emer*

11 'Round Midnight
Written-By – Hanighen*, Williams*, Monk*

12 La Vie En Rose
Written-By – Piaf*, Louiguy

13 Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
Written-By – Dumont*, Vaucaire*

14 Want To Buy Some Illusions
Written-By – Hollaender*