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Album No. 8

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At 36 years old, the queen of the romantic, sophisticated ballad has released her 8th album, simply named Album no.8. While the title is minimal, the means in which the work was produced are far from it. Here, Katie Melua is joined by the Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra. The collaboration is rather apt considering the British singer’s Georgian origins. The strings serve as a luxurious backdrop to these often-autobiographical songs which cover subjects from the end of a loving relationship (A Love Like That, Airtime), to a journey she took with her father in the Caucasus mountains (Leaving the Mountain). The orchestra is present on each of the tracks but by no means does it squander the delicacy of the songs. Especially when some soloists (sax, piano, guitar…) or even a funky and jazzy rhythmic section occasionally drop in to lighten up the proceedings (Voices in the night). Producer Leo Abrahams did the arrangements on the album which sometimes evoke the finesse of Nick Drake or the contemplative emotion of John Barry. We also find an homage to the choreographer Pina Buasch, cowritten with Zurab, Katie’s brother (Maybe I Dreamt It), a tender evocation of the singer’s childhood (Heading Home), and also the very seductive English Manner, the portrait of a love triangle, unveiling a more colourful aspect to Katie Melua’s art. © Nicolas Magenham/Qobuz

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1
A Love Like That
00:03:07

Sam Dixon, Composer, Bass Guitar, Writer - Leo Abrahams, Producer, String Arranger, Guitar, Programmer, Synthesizer - Cameron Craig, Engineer - Matt Colton, Engineer - Katie Melua, Composer, Writer, MainArtist - Emre Ramazanoglu, Drums, Engineer - Dani Spragg, Recording - Nikoloz Rachveli, Conductor, Director - Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra - Anastasia Tsereteli, Cello - Bela Bardzimashvili, Viola - Evgeni Inchagov, Cello - Georgiy Imanov, Cello - Jack Pinter, Flute - Jamie Sprosen, Recording - Lamara Gegelia, Cello - Mariam Chikvaidze, Viola - Medea Kheoshvili, Cello - Mikheil Lomidze, Cello - Nana Niniashvili, Viola - Nino Kokrashvili, Viola - Revaz Javakhishvili, Conductor - Sergo Jalaghania, Viola - Tamar Jeladze, Double Bass - Tea Bakhtadze, Viola - Vasil Demetrashvili, Double Bass

© 2020 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2020 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

2
English Manner
00:04:27

Luke Potashnick, Acoustic Guitar - Sam Dixon, Bass Guitar - Tim Harries, Composer, Piano, Writer, Rhodes Piano - Leo Abrahams, Composer, Producer, String Arranger, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Programmer, Writer - Cameron Craig, Engineer - Matt Colton, Engineer - Katie Melua, Composer, Writer, MainArtist - Emre Ramazanoglu, Drums, Engineer - Dani Spragg, Recording - Nikoloz Rachveli, Conductor, Director - Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra - Anastasia Tsereteli, Cello - Bela Bardzimashvili, Viola - Evgeni Inchagov, Cello - Georgiy Imanov, Cello - Jamie Sprosen, Recording - Lamara Gegelia, Cello - Mariam Chikvaidze, Viola - Medea Kheoshvili, Cello - Mikheil Lomidze, Cello - Nana Niniashvili, Viola - Nino Kokrashvili, Viola - Revaz Javakhishvili, Conductor - Sergo Jalaghania, Viola - Tamar Jeladze, Double Bass - Tea Bakhtadze, Viola - Vasil Demetrashvili, Double Bass

© 2020 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2020 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

3
Leaving the Mountain
00:03:36

Sam Dixon, Bass Guitar - Leo Abrahams, Producer, String Arranger, Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Programmer - Cameron Craig, Engineer - Matt Colton, Engineer - Katie Melua, Composer, Writer, MainArtist - Emre Ramazanoglu, Drums, Engineer - Serafina Steer, Harp - Dani Spragg, Recording - Zurab Melua, Composer, Writer - Nikoloz Rachveli, Conductor - Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra - Anastasia Tsereteli, Cello - Bela Bardzimashvili, Viola - Evgeni Inchagov, Cello - Georgiy Imanov, Cello - Jack Pinter, Flute, Bass Guitar - Jamie Sprosen, Recording - Lamara Gegelia, Cello - Mariam Chikvaidze, Viola - Medea Kheoshvili, Cello - Mikheil Lomidze, Cello - Nana Niniashvili, Viola - Nino Kokrashvili, Viola - Revaz Javakhishvili, Conductor - Sergo Jalaghania, Viola - Tamar Jeladze, Double Bass - Tea Bakhtadze, Viola - Vasil Demetrashvili, Double Bass

© 2020 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2020 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

4
Joy
00:03:35

Luke Potashnick, Composer, Writer - Mark Edwards, Organ - Sam Dixon, Bass Guitar - Tim Harries, Piano - Leo Abrahams, Producer, String Arranger, Guitar, Keyboards - Cameron Craig, Engineer - Matt Colton, Engineer - Katie Melua, Composer, Writer, MainArtist - Emre Ramazanoglu, Drums, Engineer - Dani Spragg, Recording - Nikoloz Rachveli, Conductor - Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra - Anastasia Tsereteli, Cello - Bela Bardzimashvili, Viola - Evgeni Inchagov, Cello - Georgiy Imanov, Cello - Jamie Sprosen, Recording - Lamara Gegelia, Cello - Mariam Chikvaidze, Viola - Medea Kheoshvili, Cello - Mikheil Lomidze, Cello - Nana Niniashvili, Viola - Nino Kokrashvili, Viola - Revaz Javakhishvili, Conductor - Sergo Jalaghania, Viola - Tamar Jeladze, Double Bass - Tea Bakhtadze, Viola - Vasil Demetrashvili, Double Bass

© 2020 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2020 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

5
Voices in the Night
00:04:55

Sam Dixon, Composer, Bass Guitar, Writer - Leo Abrahams, Composer, Producer, String Arranger, Guitar, Keyboards, Programmer, Writer - Cameron Craig, Engineer - Matt Colton, Engineer - Katie Melua, Composer, Writer, MainArtist - Emre Ramazanoglu, Drums, Engineer, Percussion - Dani Spragg, Recording - Nikoloz Rachveli, Conductor - Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra - Anastasia Tsereteli, Cello - Bela Bardzimashvili, Viola - Evgeni Inchagov, Cello - Georgiy Imanov, Cello - Jack Pinter, Flute, Soprano Saxophone - Jamie Sprosen, Recording - Lamara Gegelia, Cello - Mariam Chikvaidze, Viola - Medea Kheoshvili, Cello - Mikheil Lomidze, Cello - Nana Niniashvili, Viola - Nino Kokrashvili, Viola - Revaz Javakhishvili, Conductor - Sergo Jalaghania, Viola - Tamar Jeladze, Double Bass - Tea Bakhtadze, Viola - Vasil Demetrashvili, Double Bass

© 2020 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2020 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

6
Maybe I Dreamt It
00:03:19

Leo Abrahams, Producer, String Arranger - Cameron Craig, Engineer - Matt Colton, Engineer - Katie Melua, Composer, Writer, MainArtist - Serafina Steer, Harp - Dani Spragg, Recording - Zurab Melua, Composer, Writer - Nikoloz Rachveli, Conductor - Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra - Anastasia Tsereteli, Cello - Bela Bardzimashvili, Viola - Evgeni Inchagov, Cello - Georgiy Imanov, Cello - Jamie Sprosen, Recording - Lamara Gegelia, Cello - Mariam Chikvaidze, Viola - Medea Kheoshvili, Cello - Mikheil Lomidze, Cello - Nana Niniashvili, Viola - Nino Kokrashvili, Viola - Revaz Javakhishvili, Conductor - Sergo Jalaghania, Viola - Tamar Jeladze, Double Bass - Tea Bakhtadze, Viola - Vasil Demetrashvili, Double Bass

© 2020 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2020 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

7
Heading Home
00:03:46

Sam Dixon, Bass Guitar - Tim Harries, Composer, Writer - Leo Abrahams, Producer, String Arranger, Guitar, Keyboards - Cameron Craig, Engineer - Matt Colton, Engineer - Katie Melua, Composer, Writer, MainArtist - Emre Ramazanoglu, Drums, Engineer - Dani Spragg, Recording - Teona Tsiramua, Choir Conductor - Nikoloz Rachveli, Conductor - Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra - Anastasia Tsereteli, Cello - Bela Bardzimashvili, Viola - Evgeni Inchagov, Cello - Georgiy Imanov, Cello - Jamie Sprosen, Recording - Lamara Gegelia, Cello - Mariam Chikvaidze, Viola - Medea Kheoshvili, Cello - Mikheil Lomidze, Cello - Nana Niniashvili, Viola - Nino Kokrashvili, Viola - Revaz Javakhishvili, Conductor - Sergo Jalaghania, Viola - Tamar Jeladze, Double Bass - Tea Bakhtadze, Viola - Vasil Demetrashvili, Double Bass - Ani Edisherashvili, Vocals - Eter Chikhladze, Vocals - Iza Naskidashvili, Vocals - Ketevan Kebadze, Vocals - Lali Narikashvili, Vocals - Lika Abalaki, Vocals - Lizi Ghviniashvili, Vocals - Mariam Marnadze, Vocals - Meri Gelashvili, Vocals - Mtvarisa Berdznishvili, Vocals - Nino Termakozashvili, Vocals - Shorena Guraspashvili, Vocals - Sophio Gogshelidze, Vocals - Sopio Cherkezishvili, Vocals - Tamar Iluridze, Vocals - Tamar Khanishvili, Vocals - Tamar Okropiridze, Vocals - Teona Pavliashvili, Vocals

© 2020 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2020 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

8
Your Longing Is Gone
00:03:25

Sam Dixon, Bass Guitar, Piano - Tim Harries, Bass Guitar - Leo Abrahams, Producer, String Arranger, Guitar, Organ, Programmer - Cameron Craig, Engineer - Matt Colton, Engineer - Katie Melua, Composer, Writer, MainArtist - Emre Ramazanoglu, Drums, Engineer - Petter Ericson Stakee, Composer, Writer - Dani Spragg, Recording - Nikoloz Rachveli, Conductor - Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra - Anastasia Tsereteli, Cello - Bela Bardzimashvili, Viola - Evgeni Inchagov, Cello - Georgiy Imanov, Cello - Jamie Sprosen, Recording - Lamara Gegelia, Cello - Mariam Chikvaidze, Viola - Medea Kheoshvili, Cello - Mikheil Lomidze, Cello - Nana Niniashvili, Viola - Nino Kokrashvili, Viola - Revaz Javakhishvili, Conductor - Sergo Jalaghania, Viola - Tamar Jeladze, Double Bass - Tea Bakhtadze, Viola - Vasil Demetrashvili, Double Bass

© 2020 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2020 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

9
Airtime
00:03:26

Luke Potashnick, Composer, Writer, Synthesizer - Sam Dixon, Bass Guitar - Tim Harries, Composer, Writer, Wurlitzer - Leo Abrahams, Producer, String Arranger, Guitar, Piano, Programmer, Synthesizer - Cameron Craig, Engineer - Matt Colton, Engineer - Katie Melua, Composer, Writer, MainArtist - Emre Ramazanoglu, Drums, Engineer - Dani Spragg, Recording - Nikoloz Rachveli, Conductor - Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra - Anastasia Tsereteli, Cello - Bela Bardzimashvili, Viola - Evgeni Inchagov, Cello - Georgiy Imanov, Cello - Jamie Sprosen, Recording - Lamara Gegelia, Cello - Mariam Chikvaidze, Viola - Medea Kheoshvili, Cello - Mikheil Lomidze, Cello - Nana Niniashvili, Viola - Nino Kokrashvili, Viola - Revaz Javakhishvili, Conductor - Sergo Jalaghania, Viola - Tamar Jeladze, Double Bass - Tea Bakhtadze, Viola - Vasil Demetrashvili, Double Bass

© 2020 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2020 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

10
Remind Me to Forget
00:03:36

Luke Potashnick, Composer, Writer - Sam Dixon, Bass Guitar - Tim Harries, Composer, Writer - Leo Abrahams, Producer, String Arranger, Guitar, Programmer, Synthesizer - Cameron Craig, Engineer - Matt Colton, Engineer - Katie Melua, Composer, Writer, MainArtist - Emre Ramazanoglu, Drums, Engineer - Dani Spragg, Recording - Georgiy Imanov, Cello - Jamie Sprosen, Recording - Ilya Chikhladze, Viola

© 2020 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2020 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

Album Description

At 36 years old, the queen of the romantic, sophisticated ballad has released her 8th album, simply named Album no.8. While the title is minimal, the means in which the work was produced are far from it. Here, Katie Melua is joined by the Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra. The collaboration is rather apt considering the British singer’s Georgian origins. The strings serve as a luxurious backdrop to these often-autobiographical songs which cover subjects from the end of a loving relationship (A Love Like That, Airtime), to a journey she took with her father in the Caucasus mountains (Leaving the Mountain). The orchestra is present on each of the tracks but by no means does it squander the delicacy of the songs. Especially when some soloists (sax, piano, guitar…) or even a funky and jazzy rhythmic section occasionally drop in to lighten up the proceedings (Voices in the night). Producer Leo Abrahams did the arrangements on the album which sometimes evoke the finesse of Nick Drake or the contemplative emotion of John Barry. We also find an homage to the choreographer Pina Buasch, cowritten with Zurab, Katie’s brother (Maybe I Dreamt It), a tender evocation of the singer’s childhood (Heading Home), and also the very seductive English Manner, the portrait of a love triangle, unveiling a more colourful aspect to Katie Melua’s art. © Nicolas Magenham/Qobuz

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