Friday, December 11, 2009

Alicia Keys Album Launch For 'The Element Of Freedom' London Party Recap

As reported by Gordon Smart at London's Sun

Alicia Keys pulled in an impressive crowd to her album launch on Wednesday night.

I spotted JLS, Chipmunk, Dizzee Rascal, Will Young and The Saturdays all straining for a glimpse.

Alicia turned in a top six-song set at the Aqua restaurant and club in London.

The opener was her re-working of Empire State Of Mind - the single she recorded with Jay-Z.

A slower solo version appears on her new album The Element Of Freedom.

Alicia sat at the piano before standing for current single Doesn't Mean Anything.

Then there were her classics If I Ain't Got You, You Don't Know My Name and No One.

She's sheer class. But the setting was horribly tacky for such a big star.

Too many people were rammed into a room with all the atmosphere of a large store changing cubicle.

Alicia will get the settings she deserves when she comes back for a full UK tour in May.

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more fan footage below.

(video courtesy of enomis1979, sblitztv & sparkystep)

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