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Norman wants to duet with Green

Published 25/02/2010 | 16:05

Fatboy Slim wants to work with Al Green
Fatboy Slim wants to work with Al Green

Norman Cook want to collaborate with Al Green.

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The British DJ, aka Fatboy Slim, has worked with "heroes" like Iggy Pop and Dizzee Rascal but believes the soul star, who's now a Reverend, has been put off by his drunken past.

"I've always wanted to work with Al Green but he's a very religious man and I think he heard what a sinner I am - I saw him a couple of times and mentioned it but I think somebody told him of my reputation, which preceded me and I think he swerved off," he said.

Now that he's sobered up, Norman - who headlines the SW4 Festival in London's Clapham Common on August 29 - thinks he could be in with a chance.

"I've got sober, I haven't found God yet though," he added.

Norman's next album, Here Lies Love, is a collaboration with Talking Heads musician David Byrne, and is about the life of former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos.

"It's a musical based on the life story of Imelda Marcos," he said.

"He wanted to do something the opposite of Evita. It was David's idea - when David asks you to do something, you just say yes and you don't question what it is. He's a legend. David has some very weird ideas but they end up working in the end."

:: Here Lies Love will be released on April 6.

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