Living Room

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All Music Guide - Peggy Latkovich
The French have always had a seductive way of combining words and music, from the chansons of Josquin de Prez to the operas of Bizet to the torch songs of Edith Piaf. Paris Combo continues this beguiling tradition with its sly combination of cabaret music, gypsy jazz, and avant-garde surrealism. Chanteuse Belle du Berry, who has that charming French mixture of vamp and little girl in her delivery, leads the group. Her voice is supple and expressive -- soaring, sliding, swooping, and moaning. Though the lyrics, all penned by du Barry, are in French and no English translation is provided in the liner notes, her captivating performance breaks down all language barriers. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Peggy Latkovich
The French have always had a seductive way of combining words and music, from the chansons of Josquin de Prez to the operas of Bizet to the torch songs of Edith Piaf. Paris Combo continues this beguiling tradition with its sly combination of cabaret music, gypsy jazz, and avant-garde surrealism. Chanteuse Belle du Berry, who has that charming French mixture of vamp and little girl in her delivery, leads the group. Her voice is supple and expressive -- soaring, sliding, swooping, and moaning. Though the lyrics, all penned by du Barry, are in French and no English translation is provided in the liner notes, her captivating performance breaks down all language barriers. Australian David Lewis does some fine, sensitive work on piano and trumpet. In the gorgeous ballad "Sous la Lune" Under the Moon, he places the bell of his trumpet in a bowl of water and gurgles out a tender solo. The effect is eerily beautiful, without a trace of gimmickry. His inside-the-piano work on "L'Avenir Incertain du Titanic" The Uncertain Future of the Titanic gives the piece a sense of impending disaster that James Cameron could only dream of. Guitarist Potzi ripples off some Django Reinhardt-inspired riffs. In "Mobil'homme" he does a dead-on impression of the Middle Eastern oud on his guitar. Madagascar native Mano Razanajato turns in some inspired work on bass. He also lends his cool vocals to many of the songs. François François' percussion work is colorful and solid. Living Room is a strong release with tons of appeal.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2005
  • Label: Drg
  • UPC: 021471849127
  • Catalog Number: 8491
  • Sales rank: 109,512

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Living Room (4:15)
  2. 2 Terrien D'eau Dounce (3:06)
  3. 3 Señor (4:20)
  4. 4 Homeron (3:33)
  5. 5 Je Suis Sourde (4:13)
  6. 6 Pas à Pas (4:16)
  7. 7 Ubiquite (3:25)
  8. 8 Sous La Lune (4:11)
  9. 9 L' Avenir Incertain Du Titanic (3:36)
  10. 10 Si Mon Amour (2:53)
  11. 11 Chez Nous (3:22)
  12. 12 Mobil'Homme (5:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paris Combo Primary Artist
Belle du Berry Vocals
Pascal Delalée Violin, Soloist
Mano Razanajato Bass, Vocals, Double Bass, Guitar (Nylon String)
Uncle Dave Lewis Piano, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Melodica
Nadine Esteve Alto
Technical Credits
Alain Cluzeau Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Jean-Pierre Bouquet Mastering
Paris Combo Composer, Producer
D. Richard Lewis translation
David Lewis Arranger
Belle du Berry Arranger, Composer
Mano Razanajato Composer
Uncle Dave Lewis Producer, String Arrangements
David Lewis Composer
Yannick Cuyela Engineer
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