What a Wonderful World

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What a Wonderful World

In December 2007 Katie released What A Wondeful World, a cover of the classic Louis Armstrong song.
It is her eleventh single and is a duet with one of Katies musical idols, the late Eva Cassidy.

The single was released as a charity single and procedes went to The British Red Cross and it reached number one in The UK Singles chart.

Tracklist:

    1. What a Wonderful World
    2. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

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Release Year: 2007 | Cat: ???

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CD Booklet Text:

Track 1
Written by George David Weiss & Robert Thiele
Produced & Arranged by Chris Biondo & Mike Batt
Published by Range Road Music Inc., ASCAP/Quartet Music Inc.
ASCAP/Abilene Music, ASCAP
Licensed by Blix Street Records Inc. from Hugh & Barbara Cassidy
℗ & © 2007 Blix Street Records inc./Dramatico Entertainment Ltd.

Track 2
Written by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane
Produced & arranged by Mike Batt
Published by EMI United Partnership
℗ 2005 Dramatico Entertainment Ltd.
© 2007 Dramatico Entertainment Ltd.

Photography by Eliane Stonebreaker & Jo de Banzie
Design by www.wearetourist.com

Tesco will donate all profits from the same of this record to the British Red Cross,
Tesco Charity of the Year 2007. British Red Cross registered charity number 220949.
www.redcross.org.uk

Tesco would like to thank Katie Melua, Barbara and Hugh Cassidy.
Blix Street Records Ltd., Dramatico Entertainment Ltd., Pinnacle Entertainment Ltd.
and many others for agreeing to take no profit from this record.

01. What A Wonderful world

I see trees that are green,
red roses too
I watch them bloom
for me and you
And I think to myself,
what a wonderful world

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed days,
the dark sacred nights
And I think to myself,
what a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow,
so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
of the people passing by

I see friends
shakin’ hands,
saying “How do you do?”

They’re really saying
“I love you”

Colors of the rainbow,
so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
of the people passing by

I see friends
shakin’ hands,
saying “How do you do?”
They’re really saying
“I love you”

I see trees of green, red roses too
I watch them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself,
what a wonderful world

Yes, I think to myself,
what a wonderful world

02. Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
Our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
Our troubles will be miles away

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more

Through the years
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself A merry little Christmas now

Rating: ★★★★★
Great Cover of a Classic song

now this is what music is all about. Two of the most undoubtedly brilliant female singers of recent years covering a classic song. Even though eva Cassidy is sadly no longer with us, by the wonders of modern technology she duets with the wonderfully talented Katie Melua. the result is as beautiful as it is melodic. I remember one song writer describing the ‘chill factor’ that is, that tingling sensation you often get down your spine when a melody is good this is what this piece of music does. This is what music is all about, simply breath taking.

Rating: ★★★☆☆
DigitalSpy.co.uk

Ladies and gentlemen, this year’s Christmas weepie has arrived. It’s a duet between a folky, ingenuous guitar-strummer who died eleven years ago, and a folky, ingenuous guitar-strummer who’s a big fan of the other folky, ingenuous guitar-strummer (the one who died). Confusing, eh? As you’d expect, all proceeds go to charity, but, somewhat surprisingly, it’s only available at Tesco’s. Hey, that’s the world we live in, we suppose.

Thanks to the magic of studio trickery, Katie Melua’s voice has been spliced seamlessly onto Eva Cassidy’s tender, slightly sombre reading of ‘What A Wonderful World’, recorded live back in 1996. The result is an emotive, beautifully-sung piano ballad that’ll have you sobbing into your stuffing after too much Christmas Day sherry… which, if you hurry, is currently B.O.G.O.F. in aisle three.