La Fille Noyee

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After the enormous success of the first album Quand Tu Dors. and the Wende tour across the Dutch theaters, Wende took six months off to gather and write new material. As with her debut Wende combines existing chansons from the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s with new material on La Fille Noyée. Apart from the works of Jacques Brel and Barbara and from the legendary writers-duo Jacques Prévert and Joseph Kosma, there is room for Kurt Weill (in French), Satie and film score composer Nino Rota on the new album. The new material comes from her hand, but called in the help of poets and composers. Wende recorded a duet with Huub van der Lubbe (written by Wende and Huub) and collaborated with Sebastiaan Koolhoven as producer and several of the arrangements.

For the first time the listener is introduced to lyrics written by Wende. Besides singing in French this album also contains several chansons sung in the Dutch language. For the new album Wende successfully tries to create a new sound. She gathered a group of wonderful musicians around her, added strings, horns and drums and called in the help of 52 piece Metropole Orchestra. Together they support the both explosive and sympathetic chansonière whom takes her audience on an moody, touching, theatrical, intelligent, poignant, comforting and stimulating musical adventure.

Tracklisting

  1. Le Plat Pays (3:02)
  2. Vesoul (3:34)
  3. Familiale (3:36)
  4. La Chanson De Mandalay (2:45)
  5. La Fleur D'istanbul (6:00)
  6. De Dame Vloert De Blues (3:38)
  7. Dis, Quand Reviendras-tu? (3:47)
  8. De Nuttelozen Van De Nacht (5:00)
  9. Alleen De Wind Weet (5:07)
  10. Chante (5:17)
  11. Gebed (3:16)
  12. Les Désespérés (3:03)
  13. La Fille Noyée (2:37)
  14. De Wereld Beweegt (3:18)