Introducing Mathilde Santing
Her first album. And Idiot’s best selling album by far.
All songs are carefully contructed around her Elka-machine with additional instruments played by Dennis Duchart, Rolf Hermsen and Peter Meuris.
This wonderful debut album contains beautiful versions of a.o. Hunter & Verdi’s Behind a Painted Smile, Lerner & Lowe’s I’ve Grown Accustomed to her Face, Brian Wilson’s Here Today, Dizzy Gillespie’s You go to my Head and Todd Rungren’s A Dream goes on Forever.
Produced by Rolf Hermsen & Johan Visser. Recording engineer: Jaap Brunner. Digital mixing and mastering engineer: Emile Elsen.
10-track album. Released in 1981. Click album cover to enter Itunes Music Store.
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Mathilde Santing is a Dutch singer who recorded covers of artists from Cole Porter to Jimi Hendrix and Randy Newman.
Despite Mathilde Santings’ extremely careful choice of songs, it actually doesn’t matter what she sings but that she is singing.
There is no Dutch singer who, in the past twenty years, has proven to not only understand every known genre, but also to perform them like a second skin.
Who had ever thought that the introverted singer who, in the early eighties, played her Elka-machine timidly at her debut on television, would become a star in a Joop van den Ende mega musical and be able to remain herself?
And how come British and American pop-avant-gardists know what Mathilde Santing is doing at this moment?
Those are all questions neither she and/or we have the answers to.
But it is clear that we are dealing with a very, very particular singer here ..
For actual info go to the:
Mathilde Santing Official Website