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Amour
     

Amour

by Natasha Marsh
 

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It was strange that this album should be released by EMI in the middle of February. Subtitled The Voice of Romance, Amour was the debut album by classical crossover's brightest young hope (don't they have a lot in that genre?), but it was released too late for Valentine's Day and EMI should have known that this sort of material really only sold well at

Overview

It was strange that this album should be released by EMI in the middle of February. Subtitled The Voice of Romance, Amour was the debut album by classical crossover's brightest young hope (don't they have a lot in that genre?), but it was released too late for Valentine's Day and EMI should have known that this sort of material really only sold well at Christmastime. Katherine Jenkins knew that, and timed her releases accordingly. With Natasha Marsh having been touted as the next big thing, Amour was a mixture of standard classical works and film music sung in a style suited to a soprano. The classical pieces included Satie's "Gymnopedie No.1," in which Marsh did not actually sing any words but warbled up and down the scale, as she also did on final track "Vocalise," Delibes' "Les Filles de Cadix," and Verdi's "Si un Jour," which was used in the film Jean de Florette and was therefore a crossover between the two genres. From the film world she also included "Ai Giochi Addio" from Romeo and Juliet and "Mi Mancherai" from Il Postino. Amour also featured Natasha Marsh's soprano voice on the contemporary pop songs "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and "He Moves, and Eyes Follow," which she turned into operatic arias (not suiting the songs), and "Autumn Leaves," which was one of the highlights of the album, beautifully sung.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/27/2007
Label:
Emi Import
UPC:
0094637493526
catalogNumber:
374935

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Natasha Marsh   Primary Artist,Vocals
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Craig Leon   Conductor
Michael Francis   Conductor
David Parson   Lute
London Voices   Choir, Chorus
John Parricelli   Guitar
Bernard Robertson   Piano,Harpsichord
John Alley   Piano
Jan E. Watson   Bandoneon
Timothy Hugh   Cello,Soloist
Fernando Lima   Vocals
François-Xavier Roth   Conductor
David Parsons   Lute
Terry Edwards   Choir Conductor
Ian Watson   Bandoneon

Technical Credits

Ewan MacColl   Composer
Joseph Canteloube   Arranger,Composer
Léo Delibes   Composer
Gabriel Fauré   Composer
Claudio Monteverdi   Composer
John Rutter   Composer
Erik Satie   Composer
Craig Leon   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Victor Hugo   Author
Luis Bacalov   Composer
Alfredo Catalani   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Simon Rhodes   Engineer
Joseph Kosma   Composer
Andrew Dudman   Engineer
Frédéric Momont   Composer
Steven "The Kid" Howard   Management
Bernard le Bouer Fontenelle   Author
Steven Howard   Management
Berthold Auerbach   Author

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