Coup de Grace [Remastered] [Limited Edition]

Coup de Grace [Remastered] [Limited Edition]

by Mink DeVille

CD(Remastered / Special Edition)

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Coup de Grace [Remastered] [Limited Edition]

While Willy DeVille was trying to perfect his blend of roots rock, fiery punk energy, and the heart-rending ballad style that established vocalists such as Ben E. King and Clyde McPhatter, he went through a few changes. Mink DeVille's previous recording, Le Chat Bleu, had opened the door to DeVille being as fine a ballad singer as any. Along with the Doc Pomus ballads there were a few rockers, and the seeds were sewn for the band to pursue this direction, with Willy DeVille stepping more and more out front as an enigma. The combination of DeVille and Jack Nitzsche brought the early rock and soul vibe deep into the heart of Coup De Grace. Louis Cortelezzi and Kenny Margolis provided the sound of the Jersey Shore and Coney Island on saxophone, keyboard and accordion and swirled around DeVille's and Rick Borgia's guitars, undercut by Tommy Price's drums. The band's sound combined with Nitzsche's timeless production style thatr, combined with his singing voice, created a rock & roll purer than even Bruce Springsteen's in 1981. The evidence is on the anthems "Maybe Tomorrow," the slippery doo wop feel of "Love & Emotion," and the devastating read of Arthur Alexander's "You Better Move On" that includes in its soulful Spanish stroll mix a pair of marimbas and the ever-lamenting accordion, that turns the track into something that is so deadly serious it could have been in "West Side Story." This was Mink DeVille near their zenith as a recording unit. [A remastered, limited edition was released in 2014.]

Product Details

Release Date: 09/02/2014
Label: Culture Factory
UPC: 0819514010357
catalogNumber: 1035
Rank: 42628

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mink DeVille   Primary Artist,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
Eve Moon   Background Vocals
Rick Borgia   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Louis Cortelezzi   Saxophone
Kenny Margolis   Accordion,Keyboards,Vibes
Joey Vasta   Bass Guitar
Tommy Price   Percussion,Drums
Brother Johnny Espinet   Percussion
Exhilarations   Background Vocals
Jimmy Maelon   Percussion

Technical Credits

Arthur Alexander   Composer
Mink DeVille   Composer,Producer
Jack Nitzsche   Arranger,Producer
Jim Ball   Engineer
Eddie Hinton   Composer
Thom Panunzio   Producer,Engineer
Rick Stevens   Direction
John Pilgreen   Cover Photo
Joyce Ravid   Back Cover Photo
Bob Derkin   Art Direction
Roger Rich   Composer

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