Vintage Cafe: Adele : World Cafe With enthusiastic critical reception, Adele has been rewarded with "soul sensation" status in the U.K. on the strength of her powerful voice and winning personality. Hear her perform on this archived session of World Cafe from 2008.
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Adele: A Soul Sensation At '19,' Revisited

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Adele: A Soul Sensation At '19,' Revisited

Adele: A Soul Sensation At '19,' Revisited

Adele On World Cafe

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Set List

    • "Right As Rain"
    • "Hometown Glory"
    • "Feel My Love"
    • "Chasing Pavements"

This segment, from Sept. 11, 2008, is part of our Vintage Cafe series, in which we revisit some of our best studio performances.

English singer-songwriter Adele has always loved to sing. A fan of artists as diverse as Etta James, Jeff Buckley and Jill Scott, Adele developed a powerful voice of her own. In this segment, World Cafe host David Dye welcomes Adele, who performs songs from her debut album, 19.

Enrolling in the BRIT School (which produced artists such as Amy Winehouse, Kate Nash, Imogen Heap and Leona Lewis), Adele became a MySpace sensation in 2007. Drawing from day-to-day experiences during her turbulent teenage years, Adele invests her ballads about love and heartbreak with startling ease and maturity.

World Cafe Playlist for October 28, 2013