PETULA CLARK Is LIVING FOR TODAY - Brand New Music U.S. Tour Dates Enclosed
PETULA CLARK RELEASES LIVING FOR TODAY WITH BRAND NEW BONUS TRACKS AVAILABLE NOW
CURRENTLY ON TOUR, HER FIRST TIME ON THE ROAD IN 50 YEARS
RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE 10" COMING NOVEMBER 24
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (November 10, 2017) - With an incredible career spanning over seven decades, Petula Clark is a legend and a true international superstar. Today, she has released her brand new studio album Living For Today in the U.S., which features two bonus tracks, "Living For Today" and "The Rainbow," which premiered earlier this week with Billboard. This re-packaged album is out now on digital formats, with physical copies to follow.
In addition, Petula Clark will be releasing an exclusive 10" for Record Store Day, which includes her massive influential hit "Downtown," alongside "I Know My Place," "My Love," and "Don't Sleep In The Subway." Click here for more details.
Petula Clark - Living For Today
01. Living for Today (bonus)
02. While You See A Chance
04. A Miracle To Me
06. From Now On
09. Pour Etre Aimee de Toi
10. Never Let Go
11. Sacrifice My Heart
13. The Rainbow (bonus)
On Living For Today, Petula Clark states: "This is a collection of songs that I SO enjoyed recording – most of them in London. The Hut (which I affectionately call the “Wendy House” studio) is small and unusually delightful, nestling at the bottom of John Owen Williams’ typically English garden. John, along with Paul Visser, worked hard on all the UK tracks – fuelled with good old English humour, yummy snacks, and copious cups of tea. Luverly!!"
These tracks include: "Miracle To Me," one of her own compositions, written in the French mountains, embellished later by her writing on her piano, and a cover of The Beatles’ "Blackbird" to which she gives a very different pair of wings. She also flirts with other genres, like in the country swing of "Endgame," and in the subtle dance music sensibilities of "Sincerely."
There are other covers on the record too, all tackled in searching new ways. Clark was nervous about recording Peggy Lee’s "Fever" - they met years ago, and even sang together on one of Petula’s TV specials - but here, the song gains an interesting and sly rocky edge. Steve Winwood’s "While You See A Chance" also gains a choir, created quite by accident by the people working in the studio. She explains, "I love how that happened: organically, naturally. It’s how the music should be - from the heart, and straight out."
Her newest recordings "Living For Today" and "The Rainbow" have different backgrounds. "The Rainbow" is Petula’s first songwriting collaboration in many years with Tony Hatch – who wrote "Downtown: and many other hits for her. "Tony Hatch and I wrote ‘The Rainbow’ in his lovely house in Minorca, off the coast of Spain. I couldn’t get into the studio right away – but eventually started recording it in New Jersey and then in New York. However, the all important final work was completed in David Hadzis’ splendid studio in Geneva (Switzerland).
As for the title track of the album "Living For Today," Petula co-wrote it with her musical director Grant Sturiale. "We had a lot of fun doing ‘Living for Today,' at first in Grant’s music room in Manhattan – then in Joe Baker’s terrific – if somewhat chaotic – New York studio. (Coffee and donuts essential)." Petula concludes: "So – you see – this is a well-travelled selection of songs that I hope YOU will enjoy wherever YOU are."
The release of this album culminates around a U.S. concert tour - a momentous milestone: her first in over fifty years. The official tour routing is below.
12-Nov Modesto, CA Gallo Center for the Arts
17-Nov San Juan Capistrano, CA Coach House
18-Nov Santa Clarita, CA The Canyon
19-Nov Los Angeles, CA Saban Theater
1-Dec Sloan, IA Winnavegas Casino
3-Dec Austin, TX One World Theatre
5-Dec San Antonio TX Tobin Center
7-Dec Lake Worth, FL Duncan Theater
8-Dec Parkersburg WV Smoot Theater
10-Dec Avon Park, FL Alan Jay Wildstein PAC
11-Dec The Villages, FL Sharon Morse PAC
12-Dec Largo, FL Central Park PAC
14-Dec Annapolis, MD Rams Head Live
15-Dec Kent, OH The Kent Stage
16-Dec Seneca Niagara Seneca Niagara Casino
17-Dec St Charles, IL Arcada Theater
18-Dec Parkersburg, WV Smoot Theater
20-Dec Annapolis, MD Rams Head Live
22-Dec Northampton, MA Iron Horse
23-Dec South Orange, NJ SOPAC
24-Dec Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theatre
26-Dec New York, NY BB Kings