Vanessa Paradis Au Zenith

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
For those who thought the star of the lithe and nubile French chanteuse Vanessa Paradis had waned when she turned 20, think again. At the age of 29 she appeared at the Zenith in Paris with a crack band that included the Attractions' Steve Nieve on keyboards. And as this set will attest, she tore the joint to shreds. Sure, the hits are here so that lowers the ante, but given how easy it would be to run through the classics for a live record, this is remarkable. From the gorgeously staged duet intro with Nieve to the crunching guitars that usher in "L'Eau et le Vin," with its funky horn breaks and roots rock guitar riffs, Paradis knows how to stage a show in front of the ...
See more details below
CD
$17.09
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$17.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $9.82   
  • Used (1) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
For those who thought the star of the lithe and nubile French chanteuse Vanessa Paradis had waned when she turned 20, think again. At the age of 29 she appeared at the Zenith in Paris with a crack band that included the Attractions' Steve Nieve on keyboards. And as this set will attest, she tore the joint to shreds. Sure, the hits are here so that lowers the ante, but given how easy it would be to run through the classics for a live record, this is remarkable. From the gorgeously staged duet intro with Nieve to the crunching guitars that usher in "L'Eau et le Vin," with its funky horn breaks and roots rock guitar riffs, Paradis knows how to stage a show in front of the hometown crowd. Nieve is especially valuable here because of his many sounds on the keyboard and his effectiveness as a musical director. On the jazzed-up version of Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side," Nieve keeps the band in the pocket until he needs them to cut loose to prop up a subtly delivered vocal. When they do kick it, they put the track in overdrive. The version of "Joe le Taxi" is more than passable after all these years, and dueling guitars and horns kick up the delivery a notch or two. But the finest moments here are the stirring, funky version of Serge Gainsbourg's "Requiem Pour un Con" and the rollicking "Commando." To be sure, one would never think she could rock this hard. In all, this is a fine set from someone listeners don't hear enough of on this side of the Atlantic.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2002
  • Label: Barclay
  • UPC: 731458944126
  • Catalog Number: 589441
  • Sales rank: 209,408

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:00)
  2. 2 L' Eau et le Vin (6:36)
  3. 3 Sunday Mondays (4:57)
  4. 4 Dans Mon Cafe (4:13)
  5. 5 Walk on the Wild Side (4:36)
  6. 6 Dis-Lui Toi Que Je T'Aime (5:02)
  7. 7 L' Eau a la Souche (2:12)
  8. 8 Joe le Taxi (4:12)
  9. 9 St. Germain (4:06)
  10. 10 Requiem Pour un Con (2:22)
  11. 11 Que Fast la Vie (4:07)
  12. 12 La La La Song (4:22)
  13. 13 This Will Be Our Year (2:19)
  14. 14 Fourtant (3:33)
  15. 15 Tandem (4:10)
  16. 16 Commando (4:37)
  17. 17 Marilyn et John (5:45)
  18. 18 Bliss (5:55)
  19. 19 Les Acrosates (4:20)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vanessa Paradis Primary Artist
Steve Nieve Clavier, Musical Direction
Katisse Buckingham Flute, Saxophone
Jack Petruzzelli Guitar
Lee Thornburg Trumpet
Bruce Witkin Choir, Chorus, Basse
Yves Jaget Sonorisation Salle
Mathieu Rabate Drums
Technical Credits
Vincent Pitras Production Director
Lili Fleury Concept Graphics
Gaël Yvan Mastering
Olivier Agasse Contributor
Stephane Hazebrouck Lighting Technician
Bernard Desage Contributor
Luc Vindras Liner Notes
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Vanessa Paradis- Au Zenith

    Vanessa, a young french-singing pop star, (also dating Johnny Depp) is wonderful....she has a very unique voice, and she can really sing well. Au Zenith is my favorite cd, although I think all of hers are amazing.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews