Bande à Part

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
It was something of a small miracle that the first Nouvelle Vague album managed to avoid the seemingly inherent kitsch of covering new wave classics as slinky bossa nova. Unfortunately, the group doesn't quite pull it off the second time around. Bande a Part has several songs that meet the standard set by Nouvelle Vague: "The Killing Moon," "Dance with Me," and "O Pamela" translate well into bossa nova ballads and manage to keep the songs' and the singers' dignity intact, while the Cramps' "Human Fly" sounds nearly as mischievous -- and a lot more elegant -- in Nouvelle Vague's hands. There are also a few downright silly moments. The version of "Pride In the Name of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
It was something of a small miracle that the first Nouvelle Vague album managed to avoid the seemingly inherent kitsch of covering new wave classics as slinky bossa nova. Unfortunately, the group doesn't quite pull it off the second time around. Bande a Part has several songs that meet the standard set by Nouvelle Vague: "The Killing Moon," "Dance with Me," and "O Pamela" translate well into bossa nova ballads and manage to keep the songs' and the singers' dignity intact, while the Cramps' "Human Fly" sounds nearly as mischievous -- and a lot more elegant -- in Nouvelle Vague's hands. There are also a few downright silly moments. The version of "Pride In the Name of Love" feels like it's trying to be as serious as the original yet flip at the same time, and ends up failing on both counts, while "Dancing with Myself" sounds more like a reinvention of Lou Bega's "Mambo No. 5" than of Billy Idol's hit. Mostly, however, Bande a Part just sounds like an uninspired rehash of Nouvelle Vague. The covers of "Ever Fallen in Love," "Heart of Glass," and "Shack Up" aren't embarrassing, but they aren't especially interesting, either. Considering Nouvelle Vague's popularity, it's understandable why the people behind the project would want to try to repeat their success, but it's too bad that it wasn't left as a singular, pleasant surprise.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/2006
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5060100740447
  • Catalog Number: 828960
  • Sales rank: 51,076

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Killing Moon (3:38)
  2. 2 Ever Fallen in Love? (3:20)
  3. 3 Dance with Me (3:40)
  4. 4 Don't Go (3:43)
  5. 5 Dancing with Myself (3:09)
  6. 6 Pride (In the Name of Love) (4:32)
  7. 7 O Pamela (4:23)
  8. 8 Heart of Glass (3:34)
  9. 9 Confusion (3:22)
  10. 10 Human Fly (2:49)
  11. 11 Bela Lugosi's Dead (4:03)
  12. 12 Shack Up (3:46)
  13. 13 Let Me Go (3:52)
  14. 14 Fade to Grey (4:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nouvelle Vague Primary Artist
Marc Collin Keyboards, Vibes, fender rhodes
Avril Bass, Guitar, fender rhodes
David Venitucci Accordion
Fréderic Loiseau Guitar
Marina Track Performer
Melanie Pain Background Vocals, Track Performer
Olivier Libaux Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Ukulele
Gerald Toto Track Performer
Thibaut Barbillon Bass, Guitar
Phoebe Killdeer Track Performer
Thomas Ostrowiecki Percussion, Steel Drums
Benoit Rault Flute
Silia Track Performer
Phoebe Tolmer Track Performer
Etienne Wersinger Clavinet
Birdpaula Track Performer
Silja Track Performer
Technical Credits
Billy Idol Composer
Peter Murphy Composer
U2 Composer
Daniel Ash Composer
Stiv Bators Composer
The Edge Composer
Bono Composer
Vince Clarke Composer
Kevin Haskins Composer
Lux Interior Composer
David Jay Composer
Ian McCulloch Composer
S. Morris Composer
Les Pattinson Composer
Will Sergeant Composer
Pete de Freitas Composer
Marc Collin Arranger, Programming, Producer
Ivy Rorschach Composer
A. Baker Composer
Avril Arranger, Producer
G. Antonio Gilbert Composer
S. Allen Composer
B. James Composer
Dylan Kendle Art Direction
Olivier Libaux Arranger, Producer
Pete Hutchison Mastering
C. Allen Composer
Julie Verhoeven Cover Art
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bande a Part

    Poorly done remakes in general. Musically it's just ok. I barely listen to it.

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    Posted August 23, 2009

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