Katie Melua releases music video for ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’

15 years since the release of Katie Melua’s debut album, the chart topping ‘Call Off The Search’, BMG are releasing ‘Ultimate Collection’. Compiled by Katie, ‘Ultimate Collection’ features 30 songs from her 7 studio albums as well as her cover of ‘Fields Of Gold’ (the Children In Need 2017 single) and 2 brand new recordings: ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and ‘Diamonds Are Forever’.

‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, available as an ‘instant grat’ when ordering the album, was recorded earlier this year with The Gori Women’s Choir and the Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nikoloz Rachveli, and was produced by Katie and Adam ‘Cecil’ Bartlett. The video of the recording can be watched HERE

‘Diamonds Are Forever’, which Katie first performed live at the Don Black Songbook concert at London’s The Royal Festival Hall, is produced by legendary American record producer and musician, T Bone Burnett. Katie is the sole performer on the track – on vocals and acoustic guitar – which was recorded at T Bone’s home studio in Los Angeles, on vintage gear and to tape.

It is Katie’s extraordinary voice, and the ability to truly inhabit a song, that has been the constant since the young 19 year-old first appeared in 2003 with her debut single ‘The Closest Thing To Crazy’. One of the UK’s highest-selling female recording artists of all time, Katie has released 7 top-10 studio albums: ‘Call Off The Search’, ‘Piece By Piece’, ‘Pictures’, ‘The House’, ‘Secret Symphony’, ‘Ketevan’ and, most recently, 2016’s self-produced and hugely acclaimed ‘In Winter’.

‘Ultimate Collection’ celebrates the singer, the songwriter, the musician and the collaborator while paying tribute to the musicians, arrangers, producers and songwriters with whom Katie has worked. The songs are musical landmarks – in both Katie’s life and those of her fans; classic songs that stand the test of time, chosen for this collection for their musicianship, the quality of the writing and the pure emotions they elicit.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to all of those that I’ve had the great pleasure of working with, even the ones I don’t see very often. You have coloured and filled these recordings with brilliance. May our work together last for many years in the hearts of anyone needing to hear a classic song.”

Following a run of summer concerts Katie will be on an extensive European tour in autumn/winter 2018, including 13 UK dates, in which she will be joined by a cast of stellar musicians, as well as members of The Gori Women’s Choir. The show will open with a set from up-and-coming Irish-Jordanian artist Keeva.


Ultimate Collection Tracklist


  1. Nine Million Bicycles

  2. What A Wonderful World

  3. Plane Song

  4. The One I Love Is Gone

  5. Crawling Up A Hill

  6. In My Secret Life

  7. The Love I’m Frightened Of

  8. Red Balloons

  9. Belfast

  10. A Time To Buy

  11. What I Miss About You

  12. Spider’s Web

  13. Thank You Stars

  14. I Will Be There

  15. River


  1. The Closest Thing To Crazy

  2. Dreams On Fire

  3. Wonderful Life

  4. If You Are So Beautiful

  5. Piece By Piece

  6. The Little Swallow

  7. Just Like Heaven

  8. Call Off The Search

  9. The Walls of the World

  10. The Flood

  11. Tiger In The Night

  12. I Cried For You

  13. If You Were A Sailboat

  14. Where Does The Ocean Go?

  15. A Perfect World

Bonus Tracks

  1. Bridge Over Troubled Water

  2. Diamonds Are Forever

  3. Fields Of Gold

Full tour dates:




Wed 24th Oct

Sweden, Stockholm


Thu 25th Oct

Norway, Oslo


Sat 27th Oct

Denmark, Arhus


Sun 28th Oct

Denmark, Aalborg

Aalborg Hallen

Tue 30th Oct

Denmark, Copenhagen

Opera House

Wed 31st Oct

Germany, Hamburg

Mehr! Theatre

Thu 1st Nov

Belgium, Brussels

Palais des Beaux Arts

Fri 2nd Nov

The Netherlands, Amsterdam

Carre Theatre

Sun 4th Nov

France, Paris


Mon 5th Nov

France, Bordeaux

Theatre Femina

Tue 6th Nov

France, Marseille

Le Silo

Thu 8th Nov

France, Lyon


Sat 10th Nov

Switzerland, Zurich

Halle 622

Sun 11th Nov

Switzerland, Geneva

Théatre du Léman

Mon 12th Nov

France, Strasbourg

Palais de la Musique et des Congrès

Wed 14th Nov

Germany, Munster


Thu 15th Nov

Germany, Wuppertal


Fri 16th Nov

Germany, Mannheim


Sun 18th Nov

Austria, Bregenz


Mon 19th Nov

Austria, Vienna

Stadthalle F

Wed 21st Nov

Germany, Munich


Fri 23rd Nov



Sat 24th Nov

Germany, Hannover


Mon 26th Nov

Germany, Frankfurt

Alte Oper

Wed 28th Nov

UK, Bournemouth


Thu 29th Nov

UK, Cardiff

St David’s Hall

Fri 30th Nov

UK, Birmingham

Symphony Hall

Sun 2nd Dec

UK, Salford


Mon 3rd Dec

UK, Nottingham

Royal Concert Hall

Tue 4th Dec

UK, Guildford

G Live

Thu 6th Dec

UK, Brighton


Fri 7th Dec

UK, Bath


Sat 8th Dec

UK, London

Central Hall Westminster

Mon 10th Dec

UK, Liverpool


Tue 11th Dec

UK, Gateshead


Wed 12th Dec

UK, York


Thu 13th Dec

UK, Edinburgh

Assembly Rooms

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