The Best of Saint Tropez: Fill My Life With Love

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All Music Guide - Donald A. Guarisco
This thorough compilation covers the recording career of Saint Tropez, a disco ensemble put together by prolific dance music producers Laurin Rinder and W. Michael Lewis. Although the group was American in origin, their work pursued a Euro-disco style built on rich orchestrations and a continental jet-set feel (several of the songs are sung in French). Good examples of the group's Euro-disco-flavored sound are "Violation," which fleshes out its elegant piano melody with sumptuous strings while its female singers sing French lyrics in a sultry half-whisper, and "Belle de Jour," a sexy psychodrama that features male and female voices trading monologues in French over a...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Donald A. Guarisco
This thorough compilation covers the recording career of Saint Tropez, a disco ensemble put together by prolific dance music producers Laurin Rinder and W. Michael Lewis. Although the group was American in origin, their work pursued a Euro-disco style built on rich orchestrations and a continental jet-set feel (several of the songs are sung in French). Good examples of the group's Euro-disco-flavored sound are "Violation," which fleshes out its elegant piano melody with sumptuous strings while its female singers sing French lyrics in a sultry half-whisper, and "Belle de Jour," a sexy psychodrama that features male and female voices trading monologues in French over a dramatic orchestrated backdrop full of swirling strings and lush brass. These are balanced by up-tempo tunes that play up pop hooks in a direct, dance-friendly style: "One More Minute" layers lush strings and horns over a frenetic, clavinet-driven beat and "Fill My Life With Love" is a slickly harmonized invitation to love that features a wonderful instrumental break where the piano and sax trade licks over throbbing Latin percussion. There is also an effective cover of "Je Taime (Moi Non Plus)" that updates this classic French ballad to the disco style with an arrangement that starts as a ballad but shifts into a faster, upbeat dance mode at the halfway point. Later numbers like "The Love Stealers" and "Save This Night for Love" downplay the Euro-disco stylings in favor a stripped-down, Chic-like sound that isn't as satisfying, but this is a minor quibble when one considers the generous amount of slick orchestral disco gems on this collection. In short, The Best of Saint Tropez: Fill My Life With Love is a solid portrait of this group and offers plenty of decadent delights for the Euro-disco fanatic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/1995
  • Label: Hot Productions
  • UPC: 053993007921
  • Catalog Number: 79
  • Sales rank: 135,385

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Saint Tropez Primary Artist
Billy Griffin Background Vocals
Tracie Ackerman Background Vocals
Vicki Brown Background Vocals
Helen Chappelle Background Vocals
Snake Davis Flute, Saxophone
Pam Feener Vocals
Kay Garner Background Vocals
Venette Gloud Vocals
Erica Harrold Background Vocals
Marilyn Jackson Vocals
Katie Kissoon Background Vocals
Pat Lewis Background Vocals
Myrna Matthews Vocals
John Mealing Conductor, Keyboards
Jackie Rawe Background Vocals
Laurin Rinder Percussion, Drums, Timpani
Lisa Roberts Vocals
Nigel Stock Keyboards
Miriam Stockley Background Vocals
Liza Strike Background Vocals
Fiachra Trench Keyboards
Carmen Twillie Vocals
Jean-Paul Vignon Vocals
Lyndie White Vocals
Monalisa Young Vocals
Bob Etoll Guitar
William Henderson Strings, Horn, Concert Master
Phyllis Rhodes Vocals
David Williams Bass
Louis Aldebert Vocals
Erwin Keiles Guitar
Rebecca Leigh-White Background Vocals
Sharon Rose Background Vocals
John Reid Background Vocals
Gary Ferguson Drums
Technical Credits
Colin Green Engineer
Paul Klein Producer
Ian Levine Arranger, Producer
John Mealing Arranger
Craig Milliner Engineer
Laurin Rinder Producer
Clive Scott Producer
Robin Sellars Engineer
Nigel Stock Arranger
Fiachra Trench Arranger, Producer
Timothy Eames Programming, Engineer
A.J. Cervantes Executive Producer
John Davies Programming
John Davies Engineer
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