It was the project for a long time in her heart, without having had time to realize it. It is done: on November 27, Patrick Bruel release a new album in tribute to Barbara, a real myth of the French song, disappeared in 1997. A purecharts information provided by the website and confirmed by the Columbia record label <. /> p>
It will include many leading titles of the singer-poet as “The Black Eagle”, “Göttingen ‘,” Evil to live ‘ , or “Madame ‘ and” Say, when are you coming back? ‘ … Titles entered a long time in the classical repertoire of French songs and have always moved and fed Patrick Bruel, as the fate of the lady in black, who lived his art as a vocation. The singer has also chosen an evocative phrase to titrate his album, as a dedication to women, and especially the artist’s muse: “Very often I think of you. “
A record surreptitiously
We did not expect necessarily to a rapid return Bruel in stores: his latest album, Which of us , released in 2012, had sold nearly 400,000 copies, and the singer had made a great tour, while chaining film shoots. The secret about its new opus dedicated to Barbara was well guarded. Recording took place this fall, with little fanfare, and nothing had yet filtered the project until recent days. At most we had understood, turning interviews, the beautiful and long history Barbara had been able to create with its audience remained a model for the popular singer. We also remember that Bruel has already sung on stage the song “Vienna”, composed by the great interpreter, and on TV shows, and more recently, during a symphony concert given at the Palais Garnier.
The bet seems risky for Bruel, more accustomed to popular standards imposed by that intimate register Barbara. At 56, he considers that probably mature enough to publicize a demanding work with texts and melodies chiseled to perfection, although it remains far from its repertoire. After all, why not ? Bruel had surprised everyone by recording standard of the thirties and forties in the album Between , in the early 2000s, when he raised completely forgotten titles like “Les Amants de Saint-Jean” “Ah! if you knew my girl, “or” When you walk along the water. ” His audacity had paid: he had been almost 2 million copies and won over all public