Petra Haden’s New CD Pays Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock and the Movies

17 12 2012

I’ve been a fan of singer/violinist Petra Haden since I first heard her 2005 album “Petra Haden Sings The Who Sells Out.” On that amazing disc, Haden recreates the Who’s classic 1967 album in its entirety, solo and a capella, layering her vocals to simulate the sounds of the guitars, drums and bass from one of the best records of that decade.

Petra Haden Goes to the MoviesNow, Haden is back with a new CD, “Petra Haden Goes to the Movies.” The album features her interpretations of cuts from the soundtracks of classic movies like “Rebel Without a Cause” to “The Social Network,” with stops along the way “Taxi Driver,” “Cool Hand Luke,” “Goldfinger,” “A Fistful of Dollars” and more.

Bernard Herrmann’s theme for “Psycho,” directed by one A. Hitchcock, also gets the Haden treatment, and you can have a listen for yourself here…

“Petra Haden Goes to the Movies” will be released on January 22, and you can preorder it here.

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2 responses

17 12 2012
DorianTB

A-cappella PSYCHO! Love it! Thanks for bringing Petra Haden to this Hitchcock fan’s attention!

19 12 2012
Richard Stack

How very strange. Now on my way to find more Petra Haden..

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