Entitled "Ute Lemper: Between Yesterday and Tomorrow," the new CD features songs penned by the award-winning actress.
For her latest recording, Lemper, press notes state, "attempted to translate the complex, troubled and beautiful world that she lives in, into a poetic and musical experience, which combines elements of various genres and cultures of music. . . It is a poetic and philosophical journey through the world and her life. The songs were inspired by events that stayed in Lemper's mind and intrigued, fascinated, shocked or hurt her."
In a statement Lemper said, "The songs on the album form an epic journey. 'Ghosts of Berlin' is a song that walks through cinematic and political territories, focuses on my memories of Berlin, contrasted with the Berlin of today. It depicts the city during the cold war as the little scarred island in the middle of the East Block: Berlin with a wall separating East from West."
Other song titles include "Nevada," "Nomad," "September Mourn," "The Greatest Ride," "Stranger Friend," "Wings of Desire," "Here Is Love," "Luna" and "Blood and Feathers."
Ute Lemper made her Broadway debut in the revival of Kander and Ebb's Chicago, and she is known throughout the world for her unique solo concerts that feature an eclectic array of material. She was named Billboard Crossover Artist of 1993-94, and her theatre credits feature roles in Peter Pan, Cabaret and Blue Angel. Lemper's many solo discs include "Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weill," "Illusions," "Punishing Kiss," "Berlin Cabaret Songs" and "City of Strangers." A recent CD/DVD release is titled "Blood & Feathers." Lemper's upcoming New York appearances follow:
Aug. 26 at Spiegeltent at the South Street Seaport
Oct. 4 in Seven Deadly Sins with the Toronto Symphony at Carnegie Hall
Nov. 14, 15, 22, 28 and 29 at Joe's Pub
"Ute Lemper: Between Yesterday and Tomorrow" will be available on iTunes and at amazon.com. For more information visit www.utelemper.com.