Welcome to the Magic World of Captain Samouraï Flower

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Of the many Pascal Obispo albums released over the course of the vari?t? fran?aise giant's illustrious career, Welcome to the Magic World of Captain Samoura? Flower is perhaps the oddest. It's a loosely tied together concept album in which he adopts the moniker Captain Samoura? Flower, dresses like a militarized Zorro, and sings fantastical songs with an idealistic ecological bent. The Beatles' Summer of Love opus Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967 is clearly an influence, in terms of costume as well as musical style. "Le Drapeau" is particularly interesting in that it's a rewrite of Coldplay's international smash hit "Viva la...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Of the many Pascal Obispo albums released over the course of the variété française giant's illustrious career, Welcome to the Magic World of Captain Samouraï Flower is perhaps the oddest. It's a loosely tied together concept album in which he adopts the moniker Captain Samouraï Flower, dresses like a militarized Zorro, and sings fantastical songs with an idealistic ecological bent. The Beatles' Summer of Love opus Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967 is clearly an influence, in terms of costume as well as musical style. "Le Drapeau" is particularly interesting in that it's a rewrite of Coldplay's international smash hit "Viva la Vida" from a year earlier.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/20/2009
  • Label: Epic Europe
  • UPC: 886975788323
  • Catalog Number: 7578832
  • Sales rank: 305,993

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Welcome to the Magic World (2:13)
  2. 2 Le Drapeau (3:55)
  3. 3 Idéaliste (3:17)
  4. 4 Mary Jane (4:46)
  5. 5 Si Je Manouais De Ta Peau (4:43)
  6. 6 Sous Le Chapiteau (5:00)
  7. 7 Singing My Song (3:35)
  8. 8 La Valse des Regrets (4:44)
  9. 9 Mr Sunshine (3:43)
  10. 10 Banquise Des Anges (3:43)
  11. 11 Magic Trip (3:47)
  12. 12 J'ai Dit Oui (3:42)
  13. 13 I Give You My Love (5:09)
  14. 14 L'Histoire (3:29)
  15. 15 Idealist (4:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pascal Obispo Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Strings, Ukulele, Background Vocals, fender rhodes, Musician
Michel Dietz Violin
Eric Giausserand Trumpet
Nick Ingman Strings
Jean-Jacques Justafre Horn
Christian Martinez Trumpet
Simon Hale Strings
Jocelyne Maubre Violin
Bruno Ribera Saxophone
Didier Havet Trombone
Alain Lanty Piano
Elisabeth Pallas Violin
Christophe Guiot Violin, Soloist
Sam Stoner Talking
Christopher Bruckert Violin
Françoise Gneri Alto
Michel Ayme Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Slide Guitar
Guy Arbion Trombone
Sylvain Le Provost String Bass
Jean Michel Tavernier Horn
Nicolas Pelletier Children's Chorus
Catherine Cantin Flute
Nicolas Charron String Bass
Dorianne Gable Violin
Frédéric Pallas Alto
Christophe Maé Harmonica
Jan Phamm Huu Tri Electric Guitar
Vanessa Menneret Alto
Cyril Baleton Violin
Jean Philippe Kuzma Violin
Jean-Michel Lenert Alto
David Galoustov Violin
Françoise Pernin Violin
Christophe Deschamps Drums
Jean Philippe Audin Cello
Michael Desir Drums
Valentine Duteil Cello
Stéphane Chausse Saxophone
Anne Michele Lienard Alto
Alan Pincemin Children's Chorus
Béatrice Gendek Alto
Remi Zelveyan Children's Chorus
Pierre Viguier Children's Chorus
Philippe Nadal's Orchestra Strings, Horn
Nicolas Palazzo Children's Chorus
Nathalie Ferry Cello
Louis Dayez Children's Chorus
Les Petits Chanteurs D'asnières Choir, Chorus
Laure Boissinot Violin
Jeanne Mondon Violin
Isabelle Souvignet Violin
Florian Salvar Children's Chorus
Emanuel André Violin
Clément Cauffet Children's Chorus
Thomas Louisy Children's Chorus
Thomas Bousquet Children's Chorus
Sean Obispo Talking
Rudy Sauvage Trombone
Technical Credits
Pascal Obispo Composer, Producer
Miles Showell Mastering
Sam Stoner Composer
Mathieu Daquin Engineer
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