Carla Bruni performs live “French Touch” [VIDEO]

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Carla Bruni performing live a few songs from “French Touch” for Le Figaro

Carla Bruni ‘s “French Touch”, which is coming out Today October 6th, consists of covers only. The original artists vary considerably – Abba, AC / DC, The Clash and Lou Reed, among others – but Bruni turns everyone into a luxurious and retro style of pop standard with his breathing but raspy voice.

It is Bruni’s second English album after 2006 “No Promises”, in which he adapted poetry. Bruni makes music on the guitar but says he does not feel comfortable writing the lyrics in English.

David Foster produced “French Touch” new album by Carla Bruni

Bruni thought of hiring a co-writer and talked with David Foster, the veteran musician who worked with soft-rock wonders like Chicago and Celine Dion. But after hearing the covers, Foster signed up to produce a full album value.

Bruni brings a sensuality slightly to the classic “Crazy” by Patsy Cline, with country legend Willie Nelson duet for a more twangy choir.

One surprise from Bruni’s album — a passion for country music, a genre not known for its European following.
“I love country music. To me it’s the white blues,” Bruni said.

And she sings Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man” — controversial on its release in 1968 for its message, at a time of cultural tumult, of marital fidelity.

Bruni was once involved with Stoney’s frontman Mick Jagger but insisted there was no channeling him. “The Stones Are The Stones, They Are For Anyone,” he said.

Bruni said it was not so much offering an alternative interpretation of The Stones or The Clash as he was performing songs he loved.

“There is no logic and no reason,” she said on her album with a laugh. “All these covers have been made with a lot of fun – but also with a lot of modesty.”

Carla Bruni “French Touch” produced by David Foster – 2017 New Release

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Carla Bruni ‘s new album “French Touch” is produced by David Foster

Carla Bruni offers a pop popular and sophisticated. Undoubtedly he has a lot of talents, and this last collection of songs – all covering and singing in impressive English – reeks of good taste, careful artistic choices and a wide knowledge of popular music, from which she extracted material, as you said, which “swept away”.

She is a great pop-rocker and the songs start from Stones’s “Miss You” at Abba’s “Winner Takes It All” and “A Perfect Day” by Lou Reed at Willie Nelson‘s “Crazy”.

The David Foster trademark

The production of hitmaker David Foster is impeccable, suitable for the sensual quality of Bruni’s voice. Music is a blend of well-integrated jazz, pop and rock-lite. There are no lines of guilt, neither in the catchy quality of her voice nor in the excellent performance of the session men.

This is a good and sometimes inventive album.

How Carla Bruni and David Foster met together

“French Touch” brings together a delightful treasure of sentimental fables; all reworked in the intimate and moving acoustic style of Carla Bruni and chosen for their personal meaning in their own words, songs inspired by the French term for love at first sight : “coup de foudre”. “Coup de foudre” describes more or less what happened when Bruni met the producer, composer and musician David Foster, Grammy winner, after a LA performance in 2014.

Foster volunteered to produce the next Carla record on place and the two have started a transatlantic song sharing, which was formed during the recording sessions in Paris and LA.

The French touch is warm and familiar, and Carla inevitably is. Very melodious, warm but minimal and often lazy playful – all the arrangements in this collection were given to the French Touch, and still have all the universal appeal as their original ones, though with a taste sprouted all of them.

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We Love Disney produced by David Foster is coming…


In a unique collaboration between Verve Records and Walt Disney Records, the two esteemed labels have teamed up to present the compilation album We Love Disney, which will be released in October 2015. The compilation features the hottest artists from across the pop, rock, R&B, and country worlds delivering their own unique interpretations of classic Disney songs. The album was produced by multi-platinum, Grammy® Award-winning producer and Verve Music Group Chairman David Foster. The artists and songs that will be featured on We Love Disney will be announced in the coming weeks.

“When the opportunity arose to partner with Walt Disney Records, I jumped on it,” says Foster. “The Disney franchise is something that brings out the kid in all of us. No matter how old you are, 3 or 103, when you hear the word ‘Disney’ you light up from within. And there isn’t a person on the planet who doesn’t have a favorite Disney song. We tapped into that passion with all of the artists on the album. I tried to make the songs timeless so you couldn’t tell whether they were recorded 30 years ago or 30 years from now. The Disney catalog is so amazing. You have so many songs to pick from, going back almost 80 years now. So it’s an endless treasure and one of the most rewarding projects that I’ve ever done – and I’ve done a lot of stuff.”

As part of this release we have a special offer that will only be available until July 10th!

Immerse yourself in a once in a lifetime opportunity to record It’s A Small World by joining the We Love Disney Choir! Through this VIP experience you will work with 16-time Grammy Award winning producer David Foster & his team to record your vocal performance and have it included in the chorus of It’s A Small World. This recording will feature superstar artists (that will be announced at a later date) and will be made commercially available worldwide. This recording will also be included on one (1) or more versions of the We Love Disney album!

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Diana Krall Exclusive from Huffington Post



The Diana Krall gang describe the her new album Wallflower…

Produced by 16-time GRAMMY® Award-winning producer David Foster, Wallflower finds Krall breaking new ground with her interpretations of some of the greatest pop songs of all time. The album features popular classics from the late 60’s to present day that have inspired Krall since her early years, as well as an unreleased composition from Paul McCartney (“If I Take You Home Tonight”).

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California Dreamin’
Alone Again (Naturally) duet with Michael Bublé
If I Take You Home Tonight
I Can’t Tell You Why
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)
I’m Not In Love
Feels Like Home duet with Bryan Adams
Don’t Dream It’s Over

Wallflower will be available on February 3rd and can be pre-ordered now at Amazon:

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