With a enviably rich catalog, the talent of Madeleine Peyroux has provided years and albums worth of great music. Not only has she recorded some original material, but Madeleine Peyroux has also lent her extraordinary vocal and musical qualities to songs written by Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Willie Dixon, the recent Hall of Fame inductee Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and others, all in a Bessie Smith-styled presentation. Her last album, Secular Hymns, was released in 2016. All in all, Madeleine Peyroux has seven classic albums out (one for Atlantic Records, three for Rounder Records as well as a ‘best of’ set, two for Decca Records, and her last with Verve Records).

On August 31, a new album is being released by Madeleine Peyroux entitled Anthem. Anthem is currently being toured by Madeleine Peyroux with her quintet. Many of the scheduled shows are already SOLD OUT leaving the ticket an enviable one to acquire.

Anthem is expected for CD, DD (in both standard and HD versions of digital audio), and likely vinyl LP. Of course, the title track is a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Anthem”. Another reported cover is “Last Night When We Were Young”, written by Harold Arlen and EY Harburg. With the other songs, I understand that David Baerwald (of David+David fame) was involved.

AnthemMadeleine Peyroux

01 – On My Own
02 – Down On Me
03 – Party Tyme
04 – Anthem
05 – All My Heroes
06 – On a Sunday Afternoon
07 – The Brand New Deal
08 – Lullaby
09 – Honey Party
10 – The Ghosts of Tomorrow
11 – We Might As Well Dance
12- Liberte

By MARowe