Je N'ai Pas Changé

Je N'ai Pas Changé

by Michel Louvain
     
 

Nine years after his last studio album, 2002's holiday-themed Chante Noel, Quebec crooner Michel Louvain returns with Je N'ai Pas Change, a collection of Latin-tinged reworkings of some of his favorite French-language standards. Like producer Nicole Martin's recent comeback, Cocktail de Douceur, the concept wasSee more details below

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Nine years after his last studio album, 2002's holiday-themed Chante Noel, Quebec crooner Michel Louvain returns with Je N'ai Pas Change, a collection of Latin-tinged reworkings of some of his favorite French-language standards. Like producer Nicole Martin's recent comeback, Cocktail de Douceur, the concept was inspired by Rod Stewart's Great American Songbook series, and although there's nothing as recognizable as those big-band classics from the Rat Pack era, there are still several tracks that will be familiar, even to those not exactly acquainted with the history of Francophone pop, whether it's the French translation of "Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps," ("Qui Sait, Qui Sait, Qui Sait?"), a samba reworking of "Deux Petits Chaussons de Satin Blanc" from Charlie Chaplin's 1932 film Limelight, or two of Julio Iglesias' most successful forays into Gallic pop (the title track and "Ou Est Passee Ma Boheme"). Elsewhere, the74-year-old shows he still has one eye on the dancefloor as he embraces the tango on the 1930 film Un De La Canebiere number, "Plus Beau Tango Du Monde," turns Tino Rossi's accordion-led chanson "Donnez-Moi des Roses" into a summery slice of Bacharach-esque lounge pop, and revisits three of his own biggest hits ("Certain Sourire," "Buenas Noches Mi Amor," and "La Dame en Bleu") on a medley which incorporates bossa nova, salsa, and the cha-cha-cha. While there's nothing particularly groundbreaking here, Je N'ai Pas Change is still a pleasant and charming listen which proves that 50 years into his career, Louvain still has the power to surprise.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2011
Label:
Distribution Select
UPC:
0064027641929
catalogNumber:
2764192
Rank:
355458

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Tracks

  1. Je n’ai pas changé  - Michel Louvain
  2. Qui Sait, Qui Sait, Qui Sait?  - Michel Louvain
  3. Plus Beau Tango du Monde  - Michel Louvain
  4. Où est passé ma bohème  - Michel Louvain
  5. Goût De Toi  - Michel Louvain
  6. Théo et Antoinette  - Michel Louvain
  7. Donnez-moi des roses  - Michel Louvain
  8. Deux petits chaussons de satin blanc  - Michel Louvain
  9. Jamais (La Paoloma)  - Michel Louvain
  10. On ne voit pas le temps passer  - Michel Louvain
  11. Certain Sourire/Buenas Noches Mi Amor/La Dame en Bleu  - Michel Louvain

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michel Louvain   Primary Artist
Claude Gay   Basse
Daniel Piché   Piano

Technical Credits

Gonzalo Roig   Composer
Alvaro Carrillo   Composer
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Osvaldo Farrés   Composer
Jacques Larue   Composer,Adaptation
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Jean Ferrat   Composer
Vincent Scotto   Composer
Claude Lemesle   Composer
Peter Yellowstone   Composer
Hubert Ithier   Composer,Adaptation
Hubert Giraud   Composer
Marc Fontenoy   Composer
Vincent Grégoire   Revision
Christiane Charbonneau   Adaptation
René Sarvil   Composer
Sebastián Yradier   Composer
Michel Jourdan   Composer
Pierre Hamel   Composer
Lopez Ramos   Composer
Jean-Pierre Mottier   Composer
Jean-Pierre Manseau   Composer
Jean Salvet   Adaptation

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