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Prospect recommends: Martha Wainwright Sings Piaf

By Nick James  

Martha Wainwright signs Edith Piaf

Tributes to easy listening icons are a risky business. At best they can sound nostalgic and second rate, at worst like a cheap shot at selling sack-loads of contemporary CDs on the back of someone else’s pony. In her new Edith Piaf show, however, singer songwriter Martha Wainwright has dodged such predicaments, interpreting France’s most cherished chanteuse with charm, intelligence and wit.

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