Katie Melua’s ‘Secret Symphony’ is the fifth studio album released on March 5, 2012 by Dramatico.
Track Listing : 1.Gold In Them Hills (Ron Sexsmith) – 03:31 . 2.Better Than A Dream (Mike Batt) – 03:10 . 3.The Bit That I Don’T Get (Mike Batt) – 03:12 . 4.Moonshine (Francis Healy) – 02:41 . 5.Forgetting All My Troubles (Katie Melua) – 03:22 . 6.All Over The World (Françoise Hardy) – 02:56 . 7.Nobody Knows You When You’Re Down And Out (Jimmy Cox) – 04:33 . 8.The Cry Of The Lone Wolf (Katie Melua, Mike Batt) – 03:59 . 9.Heartstrings (Katie Melua, Mike Batt) – 02:53 . 10.The Walls Of The World (Mike Batt) – 03:25 . 11.Secret Symphony (Mike Batt) – 03:51
Musicians : Katie Melua – Vocals . Mike Batt – Conductor . Steve Donnelly – Guitar . Tim Harries – Bass . John Parricelli – Guitar . Luke Potashnick – Guitar . Secret Symphony Orchestra – Orchestra . Henry Spinetti – Drums
Production : Produced By Mike Batt, Katie Melua . Luke Batt – Engineer . Haydn Bendall – Engineer . Mazen Murad – Mastering . Olga Fitzroy – Assistant
Package : Simon Fowler – Photography
Released On March 5, 2012 By Dramatico.
A fine fifth album from Melua, mixing accomplished covers with original material.Overall, this is a very relaxing album to while away an hour, and it’s beautifully recorded. […]
The Arts Desk
No one is expecting Melua to reinvent herself. Secret Symphony is lovely but cautious, with a feeling of comfort zones being reinstated. It probably isn’t the album to return her to the heights of 2007. […]
Secret Symphony is therefore not without its charms, but ultimately it’s a clear step backwards from an artist who appeared to be overcoming her notable lack of edge. […]