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Spirit of Piaf | Stephen Powell Music Services
The Essential Spirit of Piaf

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In August 2005, I was Musical Director and Pianist for a production of Pam Gems' evocative play Piaf at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, presented by Troika Productions. This was followed by a tour of the UK Midlands with the same cast. The play shows the dramatic ups and downs of the colourful life of Edith PIaf, one of the twentieth century's most enduring vocal artists, with an array of her heart-rending art songs.

Due to the popularity of the stage production, a new revue show called
The Spirit of Piaf was created using monologues, dance, mime and of course many of Piaf's songs.

A selection of the songs has been released on a CD called
The Essential Spirit of Piaf, featuring performers from the stage production - Margaret Griffiths (vocal), Stephen Powell (piano), Richard Adey and Tracey Burton (accordion), Ross Simpson and Liam Redican (backing vocal). The tracks are as follows:

Les Feuilles Mortes
La Vie En Rose
La Foule
Les Amants d'un Jour
La Belle Histoire d'Amour
Les Trois Cloches
Bravo Pour Le Clown!
Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
L'Hymne à L'Amour
Mon Dieu!

The CD can be purchased from SPMS for £6.99 (plus £1.50 p&p), or can be downloaded through iTunes. Please e-mail your order to
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