Rendezvous with Marlene
Label: Jazzhaus Records
One for My Baby; Lili Marlene; They Call Me Naughty Lola; Blowing in the Wind; Marie Marie; Ruins of Berlin; Und wenn er wiederkommt; When the World was young; Wenn ich mir was wünschen dürfte; Want to Buy Some Illusions; Que Reste-t-il De Nos Amour; The Laziest Gall in town; Where Have All the Flowers Gone; Just a Gigolo; Falling in Love Again; Ich hab’ noch einen Koffer in Berlin; Allein in einer großen Stadt; Dejeuner Du Matin; Wenn der Sommer wieder einzieht; Sch… Kleines Baby.
This marvellous new recording is Lemper’s personal reflection of Marlene Dietrich’s most celebrated songs from all chapters of her career, including the German, American and French songbooks. With a gentle homage to Marlene’s style, Ute’s authentic and playful interpretations are imbued with her imagination and musicality. This story begins more than thirty years ago in 1988. After Ute won France’s Moliére Award for her performance as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Lemper sent Marlene a postcard to apologise for all of the media attention comparing the two. Marlene called Ute, and that 3-hour phone call serves as the inspiration for this album. Ute was at the beginning of her career in theatre and music, whereas Marlene was reflecting upon an extraordinary life of stardom, passion and collaboration. What a secret gift to hear Marlene speak about her life, her work and style, her love for the poet Rilke, her complicated relationship with Germany, her sorrow and her fascinations. Ute shares this gift with audiences today through these fabulous new recordings of songs first made famous by Dietrich throughout her career – from the Berlin cabaret years through her musical partnership with Burt Bacharach.
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