After 15 years as leader of The Idan Raichel Project, international music icon Idan Raichel recently began focusing on the basic essence of his songs with the solo piano concert entitled Idan Raichel – Piano – Songs. Throughout 2016 and 2017, Idan presented his melodies, lyrics and the stories behind them in their pure, stripped down form, as they were originally written at home or in the studio.
He performed these intimate solo piano concerts for rapturous audiences in New York, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Rome, Rio and many more. He sold out three nights in a row at the New Morning in Paris and filled large and small venues with his enchanting melodies and virtuosic playing. These intimate and inspiring show allowed Idan to demonstrate his gifts as a singer-songwriter and endearing solo stage presence.
Most of the recordings on this new live double album were recorded during a 17-concert run at the 1400-seat Shuni Ampitheater in Binyamina, Israel. During the course of the unprecedented series, Idan performed for over 20,000 people, most of whom had never heard his hit songs performed in this unadorned way.
Along with these live recordings, Idan Raichel – Piano – Songs includes new studio versions of his solo piano work, as well as two songs featuring orchestral accompaniment. The album also includes two previously unreleased compositions, notably the haunting new single “Lisloach Ve'Lishkoach (To Forgive and to Forget)”.
Discover anew the songs that have earned Idan Raichel fans such as American pop stars India.Arie and Alicia Keys, Portugal's Ana Moura, France's Patrick Bruel, Italy's Ornella Vanoni, Germany's Andreas Scholl, and Mali's Vieux Farka Touré to name but a few.