To round off a wonderful year Katie Melua releases a Special Edition of her fifth studio album ‘Secret Symphony’. In addition to the four bonus tracks accompanying the original album, this collection includes a second CD of live tracks recorded in Berlin with the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg.
Katie’s distinctive vocal breathes new life into the bonus tracks, songs made famous by Randy Newman (‘Feels Like Home’), Elvis Presley (‘Love Me Tender’), Roy Orbison (‘It’s Over’) and Bonnie Raitt (‘Too Long At The Fair’). Arranged and produced by Mike Batt, Katie is accompanied by the Secret Symphony Orchestra. Click the links to hear the songs.
In addition to the live recordings of a selection of tracks from ‘Secret Symphony’, the 21 track bonus live CD features songs from Katie’s nine year career including ‘Nine Million Bicycles’, ‘The Flood’ and her first hit single ‘The Closest Thing To Crazy’. Recorded on 9th July 2012 at Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin, Katie is accompanied by the Babelsberg Film Orchestra who provide a wonderfully emotive backing to this catalogue of fan favourites.
Prior to the release of ‘Secret Symphony: Special Bonus Edition’, Katie Melua will be embarking on an autumn tour across Europe beginning with a run of seven shows in Britain. Starting in Ipswich on October 8th 2012 and calling at London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow, the UK leg will end in Gateshead on October 16th. The tour continues across the Channel with an extensive run of theatre and arena shows throughout Europe.
The 28 year old singer, who has sold more than 11 million albums and is one of Britain’s most successful artists of the last decade.
Secret Symphony Autumn Tour Dates
16/11 Falkoner Theater, Köpenhamn [DK]
17/11 Vejle Musiketeater, Vejle [DK]
18/11 Arena Nord, Fredrickshavn [DK]
20/11 Folketeateret, Oslo [NO]
21/11 Fildadelfiakyrkan, Stockholm [SE]