Still, the compa- ny's Latin buyer, Isabelle Salazar, says that "Vuelve" sold so well that she placed two back orders for the store chain. Salazar declines to reveal how many units Wherehouse sold of "Vuelve," which she describes as a consistent top-five seller at the chain. But Salazar notes that post-Gram- my sales of "Vuelve" were 10 times the usual number, while sales of Mar- tin's album, "A Medio Vivir" Living Halfwaywere three times higher than normal.
Sales of "Vuelve" will "remain strong for another month," Salazar adds. Martin's Grammy performance, says Salazar, bodes well for sales of his English-language disc, which is due in May on Columbia Records.
Why did it take Ricky this long to get on an American show? The Recording Industry Assn. Records Inc. Maverick's current deal with Warner Bros. The long negotiation centered around DeMann's exit from the label According to sources, a rift had developed between DeMann and Tea - King Diamond - The Best Of King Diamond Madonna and Oseary, a friend of DeMann's daughter whom DeMann had brought into the company.
Madonna and Oseary had wanted DeMann to leave earli- er, but it took months for him to agree to a buyout plan. Madonna's new contract to con- tinue running Maverick does not affect her recording contract with Warner Bros. According to sources, she has a number of albums still due under her current agreement DeMann did not return phone calls. Making up Diaz's new regional team are three former executives from PolyGram Latin America and three former executives from Uni- versal Music Latin America before the latter's parent company.
Sea- gram, acquired PolyGram in Decem- ber Andrew Stokoe, who Diaz says "has always been my right-hand man in finance," has been appoint- ed VP of finance. He previously was finance controller of PolyGram Latin America. The RIAA now bestows goldunitsplatinum 1 million unitsand multi-platinum awards for sales of albums and singles.
The gold award was initiated inthe platinum award inand the multi-platinum award in Fewer than two albums per year have sold more than 10 million copies in the U. But David Renzer, worldwide presi- dent of UnroersaTs music publishing sec- tion, points out in an exclusive Billboard interview that "we don't want to rush to one consolidated system We're now overseeing a massive data-conversion process to convert without a hiccup.
The two entities are settling in as a combined company as a result of Uni- versal parent Seagram's acquisition of PolyGram last year. Overall, Tuesday In Israel - Madeline Ferguson - A Long Walk With No Return combined, as-yet- unnamed company is likely to num- ber fewer than staffers world- wide, compared with a Tedium - Radiocuts - Trip Hop / Abstract Hip Hop Mixtape larger total at the two companies before the merger.
The company could not supply a total number of employees. While a U. But, Renzer is quick to claim, cost- saving efficiencies do not apply to the company's songwriting roster.
My inclination is to keep everyone we want to keep. Our [combined] roster is amazing. Renzer also indicates that his pursuit of catalog deals — since he joined the f company three years ago he's brought the Inter- scope and All- Nations copyrights into the fold — is hardly on hold. It's an important part of what I do.
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The total running time is about double the minute tape. The outpouring was led by Queen Elizabeth, who was said in a statement from Buckingham Palace to be "sad- dened" by the news. A true icon of British pop music of the '60s, Springfield died March 2 from breast cancer I Was Made For Dancin - Leif Garrett - Feel The Need the age of 59 at her home in Henley-on- Thames, near Lon- don.
Springfield had been suffering from cancer since She was allowed to receive the award in the hospital in January. Vicki Wickham, Springfield's close friend of 36 years and her manager since her s career renaissance, says, "I think Dusty was very satisfied with Meeting Across The River - Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run she'd got to, but if I'm honest, she didn't like the trappings that went with success.
She was such a per- fectionLst, and she always felt she wasn't as good as, say, Aretha [Franklin], who she loved. Many fans and peers regarded her as the best, and most soulful, pop singer ever to emerge from England; her "Dusty In Memphis" album, released in and recorded with Jerry Wexler. Tom Dowd. Its best-known song, "Son-Of-A Preacher Man," brought her smoky, sensual vocals to a new gen- Marian (Version) - Scooter - Jumping All Over The World via its inclu- sion on the Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums Fiction" soundtrack in But Dusty was sui gener- is — the 'queen of white soul,' I called her.
Elvis Costello counts himself as an artist greatly influenced by Springfield. Costel- lo later contributed a song to Springfield's album "White Heat" Casablanca. I also feel grateful that the world knew her. Dj Ajm - The Dance Guitar was design director, creative services.
He was director of media relations at Moonshine Music. The above will be among the first to qualify for RIAA's new diamond award, which recognizes sales of 10 million units for a single title see story, page Teen thrush Britney Spears' debut set ".
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Two gold-single certi- fications brought the Fab Four's tally in that category to Van Halen. Green Day, "Dookie," Reprise, 10 mil- lion.
No Doubt. Matchbox Sieve Miller Band, "Greatest Hits Will Smith, "Big Willie Style. Various artists, soundtrack, "City Of Angela. Jay-Z, "Volume Metallica, "Garage The Longest Road - Morgan Page - Elevate. The Offspring, "Americana," Columbia, 3 million.
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All Rights Resefvaed. Top 40 inc. All include new liner notes and previously unpublished photos, as well as previously unre- leased live or studio bonus tracks and interview excerpts. Also included is "Leave My Girl Alone," which was previously available only on a promotional disc. Initial shipment of the disc is projected at more thanunits, in a first-run, limited-edition Digipak featuring the distinctive "SRV" logo from Vaughan's guitar embossed in reflective foil.
Layton also lauds the choice of bonus tracks, made with the assis- tance of reissue producer Bob Irwin and Vaughan's brother and project consultant, Jimmie Vaughan. It's just a bigger sound. The set "Rage Before Beauty," fol- lows an aggressive reissue campaign that has seen six of the band's origi- nal records, out of print for many years, made available on a worldwide basis over the past nine months.
The new album is being handled by a number of distributors else- where in the world, most of whom are expected to release it in the same time frame as the U. These include Kent-based Pinnacle in the U. Tony Harris, Snapper's head of international sales, projects that the album will ship 20, units in Europe. The title of the new album alludes to the band members' ages, with most in their mids, as well as to their reputation, says Phil May, lead singer and co-founder of the Pretty Things.
The new album features the band's vintage lineup. Most have been with the band when- ever it has been active since its launch; Waller and Taylor dropped out of the band during the 70s but returned to the fold in Augmenting the orig- inal lineup is guitarist Frank Holland, who has been a member of the band for the last 10 years. The Pretty Things are acknowl- edged by rock aficionados as an influ- ential band, even though they have had little in the way of chart success, plac- ing only a half-dozen singles on the I ".
In the U. Both albums were on lied Zeppelin's Swan Song label. Because "Rage Before Beauty" is the band's first studio album of new songs since 's "Cross Talk," Larry Mansdorf, a buyer for New- bury Comics, says he was initially skeptical about the viability of a new Pretty Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums set. E Sorrow;' says Mansdorf. It comes as no surprise to Pretty Things manager Mark St.
John, w r ho co-produced the new album with Dave Garland, that the band's cata- log is finding new fans. While the band never had a hit in the U. When many of their peers like the Stones and the Animals went to the U.
The Pretty Things were among the first to incorporate psychedelia into their music and, according to May, the first band to have a drug-themed song, "L. Sorrow;" which is also considered the first rock opera, coming out in earlyalmost a year before the Who would issue "Tommy. From until the present, the band occasion- ally toured Eur- ope, issued four albums, some blues covers and live sets.
Since the late '80s, the band has been preoccupied with trying to win back control of its catalog; after a seven-year struggle, it regained ownership of many of its I Drove All Night - Cyndi Lauper - A Night To Remember from EMI Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums and PolyGram, accord- ing to May.
The Pretty Things now own their first five albums. The other four stu- dio albums, owned by the Warner Music Group, are controlled by the Pretty Things through licensing. The latter song is one of three tracks that Snapper will promote to college and alternative rock radio. John, biographical and acknowledge that while the Pretty Things have never achieved main- stream success, "the band has con- tinued on through all sorts of adver- sity," says May.
The new Pretty Things songs, published by Lupus Music, are overseen by Bryan Mor- rison, who was the band's original manager Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums in Between the two five-mem- ber groups, more than 13 million albums have been sold, according to SoundScan.
But the label is hoping to set them apart from the boy-group mold. It just so hap- pens that they're also very good- looking. BEC publicist James Cho notes that Joy Electric "is very close to going to the next level of sales,[units] or more, with this next album.
The band's fans are very dedicated," he says. Joy Electric's devoted following has helped it take its place in the forefront of the emerging electro- Continued on page 2! C V CI Is being senl to radio stations around the country.
Sablera Music Co. Kurzman Calypso Of House - Various - Italian Dance Classics - Underground & Garage Volume One the Latin demographic as a major compo- nent of the C-Note master plan.
In the end, that's what will really separate them from the other pop groups out there. The Moffatts, whose Capitol debut is due June 8. Scott Moffatt, and Chris Moffatt. Although a number of invitations have gone out, Jones says it's too early to announce any participants for the Washington, D. The reunion marks the group's first outing in more than 10 years. For Williams, the work meant "a revisitation of music from 20 years ago," he says.
A release date for the Sony Classical soundtrack has not been set A number of other artiste are working on material for upcoming films. I can't say I learned any of his secrets. We have chemistry though. Brandy says she has recorded a duet with Diana Ross for their upcom- ing flick, "Double Platinum. She gives good advice. The track will be on the "Tarzan" soundtrack. On the other hand, some acts have had enough of the movies. I think it took HI by Melinda Newman away some of my indie cred.
Not that I don't like 'Iris. McLachlan, who has a live album coming out in June on Arista, won't reveal wholl play on the tour's swan song, adding only, "I want this last one to be fabulous.
I've asked everybody to perform. Some have already said yes, but I can't tell who they are yet". Maxwell, who abruptly canceled his tour last year, says, "I intend to make up the canceled tour dates this summer.
I am mad happy right now. There are times when you forget who you are, but I have cleared that stuff up and am ready to make up my Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums to my fans. Martina McBride has returned to the studio to begin her follow- up to the platinum-certified "Evolution. After all these years, she says, what she looks for in a song hasn't changed. I trust my instincts. Some- times it works, and sometimes it doesn't. As I mentioned two weeks ago, my predictions for last year's Grammys were noth- ing short of pitiful.
Even Dinah-Moe Humm - The Mothers - Over-Nite Sensation parents wanted to check my credentials. Luckily I redeemed myself somewhat this year.
That will surely help in crossing them over to a variety Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums music formats. It should also help in broadening the age range of their fan base. Maybe even something that borders on a 'bad boy' image. But he's not worried about negative consequences. You can't keep following the same blueprint for success. In the end, though, I think many of these concerned mothers will end up being fans themselves. Touring throughout Florida for the past year, C-Note has attracted a broad demographic, says Kurz- man.
It's like the mothers are insisting on attend- ing the shows with their daugh- ters. And Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums always the mothers who do the most flirting.
It's like the mothers are living vicariously through their daughters, reliving their youth. We have a lot of fun with it. Kurzman notes that it is the group's nonstop touring, which she terms "a street-style promo- tion," that will be be the focal point of the label's marketing plan. And once the album is in stores, we'll be doing special promotions, and live performances will play an impor- tant role. We believe that face-to- face contact with consumers is key for a group like C-Note.
The first day, 15 people showed up for our show. By the last day, we were filling all the seats. Up to this point, our fan base has grown by word-of-mouth. Friends since the early '90s, C- Note — an acronym for "create noth- ing other than excellence" — has been performing for the past four years and was discovered by TCE about two years ago, Molina says.
Pearlman-helmed TCE is a multifaceted company that encompasses many aspects of the pop machine, from a multi- million-dollar recording studio and management company to a stable of vocal coaches, personal trainers, choreographers, stylists, Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums marketers Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums all designed with the future would-be pop star in mind.
An aviation business, travel agency, pizza and yogurt shops, and the Chippendales strippers are also part of the TCE mix. They have their own unique Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums. Jennifer Commander, regional marketing manager of the Orlan- do-based Virgin Megastore, is most direct when she says that C- Note is poised to be the next big thing to come out of Orlando's music scene.
Barnes' homemade debut, "Loud Boy Radio," garnered five nomi- nations, including nods in the best debut and male artist of the year categories. M5 Atlanta Feb 23 S29S. Boxscores should be The Moors Room - Igor Stravinsky, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra*, Oscar Danon* - Petrouchka to: Bob Allen, Nashville.
Phone: Fax: 61 S For research information and pricing, call Bob Allen. All nominated recordings are by self-identified gay, lesbian, or bisexual artists and were com- mercially released in the U. The Shake Dat Booty - Various - Disco Mix Compilation Award is chosen by special committees.
McCormack and Mitchell cre- ated GLAMA in as the first and only national music awards program to honor the work of out lesbian, gay, bisexual, Yöllinen Vieras - Various - Suomi Super Hits trans- gender recording artists. The marketing machine behind Elektra's March Monster Meat - Steve Everitt - In 60 Seconds soundtrack to "The Mod Squad" offers a great example of a unified promotion done right.
Yes, it helps that the film is music-intensive and is targeted at the purchase-friendly to year-old demographic. Additionally, the soundtrack contains the first sin- gles from the new albums by Everlast and the Crash Test Dummies, which are being worked, respectively, by Tommy Boy and Arista.
But behind the obvious is an intricate marketing blueprint designed by the cozy threesome of Elektra, film studio MGM. The clothing com- pany has taken an unusually aggressive sponsorship role in "The Mod Squad" and its soundtrack by creating a new line of clothing. Mod One, inspired by the film.
Dane Ven- davis able, Elektra senior director of marketing, says Levi's ads will feature the music of — and possibly appearances by — several sound- track artists. Elektra also created a three- track CD sampler that, as of late February, is being handed out with purchases at Levi's boutique stores. And then once they have seen the movie, there is a reason to buy that music. Stations will also give away soundtracks and selected Mod One arti- cles and gift certificates where appropriate, Venable says.
The com- panies are also talking with MTV about various "Mod Squad" promo- tions that would coincide with the channel's spring break programming. Although Davis cut her song without having seen the movie, she says that she tried to imagine the vibe that a modern Mod Squad would haw.
There's no doubt that recycling is part of life. I remember laughing at my mom's bell-bottoms, and they are the same things I wear today. Having that thread allows us to have Busta Rhymes next to Everlast next to Morphine.
But unlike many of the bands it has been lumped in with, Joy Electric has an appeal that spreads beyond the "synth-pop" tag. I feel influenced Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums bands like the Alarm or the Smiths as much as any- body.
Price alleges breach of contract and interference with other record- ing opportunities. The suit, filed Feb. The set has sold more thanunits to date, according to Sound- Scan. The vocalist was also fea- tured on Whitney Houston's single "Heartbreak Hotel. The singer claims that during the summer ofshe was billed as an opening act at lsley Brothers concerts, even though she had never agreed to play the engagements. The action alleges that T- Neck subsequently "commenced a campaign to effectively de- stroy the recording career of Kelly Price.
Harlem World, Third Story, and others. An Island spokesman had no comment on the suit. A third member, Caleb Mannann, has been added for live shows.
Electronic burps and squig- gles underline sugary-sweet melodies that stick in your head for days. Layered on top of that radio-friendly musical bed are lyrics that relate obscure fairy tales set in the deep woods or fit into more accessible Christian love songs. In be- tween, the band stays true to its punk attitude with songs like "Monosynth," which aggressively promotes the band members' devotion to Moog synthe- sizers.
The band's last album, "Robot Rock," was recorded entirely on ana- log synthesizers. Yet that didn't stop Joy Electric from doing a number Heartbreaker - Various - Phil Spector Wall Of Sound Vol.
5 - Rare Masters acoustic performances at indie stores, something that the self-managed band, booked by Velvet Blue, plans to do in April and May to support the new album.
EMD will do the same in the non-Chris- tian market The band members' Chris- tian approach to both their music and their life is something that has held them back, but not in the way you'd think. Most people in the contemporary Christian music scene just don't get us," says Martin.
Bands like dc Talk have been instrumental in helping to open people's perceptions of what is 'Christian. People didn't know what to make of Split Personality (Visitation Day Remix) - Basehead - Split Personality Martin says. I guess the label is real- ly sort of selfish. But I also like it because it is meant to shock people a little.
All the bands you see on MTV try to be alternative but seem uni- formly bland. When people say that we are punk, I think that's what they mean. We're not guitar-punk like Green Day, but we are true to the punk spirit, which is to shock people, get them to think.
Defendants in the action — filed Feb. District Court for the Southern District of New York — in- clude several Web sites that appear to be fan-generated and GeoCities, a search engine and major network of personal Web pages that is being acquired by Yahoo! In addition to the bootlegs and downloads, the suit alleges unautho- rized use of The Artist's pseudonym, a federally registered symbol, and the unauthorized display of photos of The Artist, album covers, and lyrics.
The suit calls for actual and com- pensatory damages to be deter- mined and a permanent injunction enjoining the sites' activities. Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English AlbumsThe Artist has filed a similar suit in the same jurisdiction against Swedish publisher Uptown Productions, which distributes in the U.
Charges include use of the symbol and unauthorized photographs, pub- lication and sale of unauthorized biographies, sale of a CD-ROM that includes a bootleg discography and album covers, and operation of a Web site from which such items are sold. The suit calls for actual and com- pensatory damages and a perma- nent injunction prohibiting the pub- lication and sale of the materials and the maintenance of the Web Thing 3 - MANAS - Things Of Outtakes. When an album reaches this level, the album and the artist's subsequent albums are immedi- ately ineligible to appear on the Heatseekers chart.
All albums are available on cassette and CD. O Albums with the greatest sales gams. O In mid-March, Loud- mouth goes on tour with Godsmack. Starr produced 5 Young Men's debut album, "5 For 1," which is set for release March The album's first single, "One More Chance," which has already been ser- viced to radio, will be commercially released Coming Home - Engelbert* - Träumen Mit Engelbert 2 April at a date to be deter- mined.
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Prior to landing a solo record Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English AlbumsBoldt worked with Paula Abdul and Rebekah. Susan IfefcttH Jus! Bum 5. Sevendusl SeventJusI 6. Sebedoh Sebadoh David WacM llnrtomnalh Fnm five circuit in his hometown of Springfield, Mo. His debut set, "King Clar- entz," was released Feb. The year-old Brewer is joined on the album by Springfield roots-rock fa- vorites the Skeletons. There's a new lead singer — Jeanette Herdman — who replaced original member Serene Allison when Alli- son left in to become a full-time wife and mother.
Allison's sister, Pearl Barrett, is still part of Consid- ering Lily. The group's debut album, "Dec- f Tyson Comeback. The album will be released on Vanguard in the U. Tyson wrote almost all the songs on "Lost Herd," which looks at the changing Western land- scape. There is a touching purity to his voice, which is given ample opportunity to stress its per- suasiveness on such material as the title song, "Dreamers," and "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress" — songs that are intro- spective but generally unpretentious.
This is cabaret romanticism of a high order. Contact: Here the motif is a largely breezy sea-theme, although two objects that look awfully nice over the sea — the moon and the sun — are repre- War Rats - Cappadonna - Hits, too "Moon Over Miami," the duo's own "Rill Moon," and "Sun On Your Face".
Always firmly understated, his albums are the cream of country taste. Not a writer, he nevertheless is probably the most astute song judge in the business. The album was nearly doomed when Wings guitarist Henry McCullough and drummer Denny Sei- well quit on the eve of the band's departure to Lagos, Nigeria, for the recording sessions. Stripped down to the trio of McCartney, his late wife, Linda, and guitarist Denny Laine, Wings soldiered on, but other troubles plagued the band in Africa — the McCartneys' knifepoint mugging by five local assailants, Paul's collapse due to a bronchial infection, etc.
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11 (File, Album) finished and released to great commercial and critical acclaim. It's McCartney's best-selling post- Beatles album.
From the orchestral grandeur of the title track to the supercharged energy of "Jet" to the delicate acoustic strains of "Bluebird" and "Mamunia," "Band On The Run" represents McCartney's songwriting and recording craft at its finest.
A well-deserved return to the spotlight. The Bay Area threesome — violinist Car la Kihlstedt, accordionist Rob Burger, and guitarist Mark Orton — proffers a circus swirl of soul, mingling Left Bank jazz with Gypsy honky-tonk, skewed tango with postmodern classi- cism. On "Memory Is An Elephant," the group's debut disc, Orton's melt- ing-pot compositions are fired by the collective improvisation, making the set a fine conspectus of Tin Hat's live shows at which you want to dance but take care to listen closely instead.
Tracks like "Fire Of Ada," "Wafts Of The Skyscraper," and "Thinuette" are strangely Heroes - David Bowie - At Budokan but compellingly elusive, like sepia-toned ghosts from an old photograph. Robbins, and Hank Cochran offer up bedrock country sentiments and Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums dies. For an up-to-date, guaranteed three- handkerchief weeper about divorce, check out Lonnie Williams' "4 Minus 3 Equals Zero.
He lends a sincere earnestness to such simple message songs as "You Had Me From Hello" and his Randy Travis duet on the Southern fundamentalist reli- gion tune "Baptism. Or both. Either way, it's the kind of slightly loopy country song that country music needs to retain its peculiar identity.
Chesney manages to Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums a couple of country's worlds with integrity.
Distributed in the U. Though his expressive bari- tenor is a little too thin to power emotive slower songs, Enrique's well-cured know- ledge of timing and phrasing more than compensates for his voice on radio-ripe ballad entries such as "Llorandote," "Amuleto Secreto," and "Te Tuve Y Perdl.
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Or "A Maiden's Prayer" jazzed up? Or a syncopat- ed version of the big-band classic "In The Mood"? No matter. It's here for history to judge. Will FmdwilO 32 Records What? Never heard ur barely heard of the magnificent Chris Connor? Blame it on her former laMs for snoozing despite the demand.
A major star from the mid-'oOs onward, she was one of Atlantic's best-known jazz artists, and 32 Records deserves a deep bow for this two-CD retrospective. The still-active Connor followed Anita O'Day and June Un Poco Loco - John Gunther, Greg Gisbert - Big Lunage as vocalist in the Stan Kenton hand and, like them, went on to a rich solo career, first on Bethlehem pick up those reissues, too — if you can find them and then on Atlantic.
She was a perennial poll-winner, and her "cool jazz" albums also sold well it didn't hurt that she was a platinum-haired beauty and were hip-crowd favorites. A decent Connor-on-Atlantic retrospective is long. More Hoes," the next single up, brilliantly evokes the most alarming and interesting elements of the movie's demimonde.
Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums would be a shame, because Dutch cello ace Pieter Wispelwey is an uncommonly intelligent interpreter; his way with the work is less effulgent than that of De Pre" or even Steven Isserlis, My Heart Belongs To Daddy - Mary Foster Conklin - Youd Be Paradise the cool contrast is welcome.
Wispelwey's view of Lutoslawksi's grip- ping piece of postmodern instrumental theater is no less lapidary, and it makes an interesting coupling. The orchestral support is strong, and the Channel pro- duction is typically excellent. Long a favorite in contemporary Christian cir- cles.
Arends has an appealing voice and intuitive songwriting and is well deserv- ing of widespread acceptance. This could be the album that brings her new fans.
That's not to say she's watered down the poignant expressions of faith that have endeared her to Christian audiences on her first two records.
It's just that there are many songs here that will appeal to a broad spectrum of listeners. Produced by Arends and Dan Mamien, an engineer known for his work with Shawn Colvin and Joni Mitchell, the album gives Arends' Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums vocals a chance to take center stage.
All albums comrnercially available in the U. Send country albums to Chet Flippo. Coiitt, J Atkins. Featuring vocals from Janet Jackson, a smooth rap lead from the BLACKstreet guvs, and an ultra-cool instrumental track reflective of The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, this is one of those songs that's structured a long way away from your average pop song, yet it's as sticky and memorable as that first smooth-and-easy drive of March with the windows down.
This is of-the- moment, hip, and deliriously sexy. A run- away hit across the board. Steve Kipner. Give it two listens, and the hook also makes a strong case for immediate airplay. Also check out the slightly fuller Murlyn remix, which turns up the tempo a tad. Top 40, dinner is ready. The one glitch on this track is the use of dated-sounding instrumental ele- ments to "pop" it up, which give the clev- erly worded song a misguided '80s appeal, similar Wish (Komm Zu Mir) - Tykwer/Klimek/Heil - Run Lola Run (Original Soundtrack) the previous dance remixes for "The One" and "Moment.
That said, Twain is a momentously popular artist who sounds great on this tongue-in-cheek track about image over Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums. Graham, R. Erin Hamilton is among the rare breed of dance ingenues who can do her thing without the highly processed pro- duction of so many of the dance clones out there.
The woman can sing, emote, and enjoy Primevils - Chicken Factory and do it all live, too. Her third single, a rollicking hi-NRG reworking of Cheap Trick's "The Flame," sounds so natural in this context sorry, guys that you won't even bother considering it a cover.
Hamilton's voice, as we've wit- nessed with the previous "Satisfied" and "Dream Weaver," is rich and Etude In F Major, Opus 72 #6, Presto - Vladimir Horowitz - Horowitz, with a bevy of mixes to draw smiles from both radio and dub programmers. This lovely performer has worked hard to con- Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums dance floors; now it's time for top 40 to take notice anil reward audiences with a track that could catch fire if given the chance at radio.
Max Martin. M Martin. Like the group's previous release "It's The Things You Do" — which radio sadly let slip by — this track features a meaty bassline, a clever-enough rap, and a hook predestined to smack listeners head- on.
These guys aren't rewriting the histo- ry books here, She Loves You - The Beatles - 1962-1966 this song fits well into the top 40 landscape of the day.
Bon Jow. On this tune from the soundtrack to the forthcoming "EdTY" Jon Bon Jovi and pals hark back to the sound of their salad days — from the boom- ing faux-metal power-ballad arrangement to the lyric's white-knuckled, "these tears are real" melodrama. To the cynical mind, "Real Life" is about as far from it as you can get It's cloying, formulaic, and woe- fully over the top. Even so, there are like- ly to be countless listeners — and more than a handful of pop and AC radio pro- grammers — out there who will find end- less comfort here.
But forget the lyrics and grab I taste of the instrumental track here. The vocals here shimmer with passion and a hand-jiggling energy, with harmonies that will practically have you applauding by the song's close.
What starts off sound- ing like anything but a new take on an old theme will quickly win listeners over, thanks to a first-class effort from the song's production team. Also worth a lis- ten: the 2, Watts remix, which offers a more hip-hop- flavored take on this latest effort from Silk. It's Peterson's first track from his upcoming Reprise sophomore album. As a result, Ferrer soon found himself uncomfortably stuck with an eccentric image similar to that of Dutronc. In Ferrer returned to France, where he started working on what he perceived as his first "real" album.
This apparently irritated Ferrer, whose growing contempt for show business led him to view it as the umpteenth misconception of his artistic vision.
In he found an ally in guitarist Mickey Finn. Together they started the group Leggs, who would accompany Ferrer on several albums from this point onward.
The latter style made up most of 's Nino and Radiah, which included another fruitful Estardy collaboration in the song Ferrer is best remembered for in France: "Le Sud. A few days away from his 64th birthday, he dramatically ended his life by shooting himself in the heart in a corn field not far removed from the castle he had bought from Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums royalties of "Le Sud. Last edited by Romain on Tue Dec 20, pm, edited 5 times in total.
Her first solo tour began the following spring, and in January she recorded her live debut LP, The Cheap Show, which hit retail a year later. The album was reissued in with bonus tracks and a DVD. Her first proper studio disc, The Love Album, produced in collaboration with hip-hop legend Dan the Automator, dropped inbut was not followed by another new record untilwhen A l'Eau de Javel hit stores. Last edited by Romain on Tue Dec 20, pm, edited 4 times in total.
While studying in Paris, they formed the group Caravage, enlisting drummer Alexandre Margraff to play the local nightclub circuit. An extended acoustic tour followed, and upon returning to Paris the trio added violinist Arnaud Samuel, whose string accompaniment heralded their embrace of richer, more folk-inspired melodic textures.
After adopting the name Louise Attaque, the new lineup recorded its first demo tape and returned to touring. Issued in AprilLouise Attaque's self-titled album slowly but surely proved a grassroots success, ultimately selling more than 2. A return performance at the Printemps de Bourges festival was critical in building their fan base, as was a three-night stint at Paris' La Cigale. At the annual Victoires de la Musique awards in earlyLouise Attaque earned Best Group of the Year honors, creating even more outsized expectations for their follow-up, Comme on a Dit.
While largely adhering to the formula outlined on the first LP, the Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums nevertheless boasted an edgier sound than the debut, and proved another commercial success. Eschewing conventional tour promotion, Louise Attaque instead curated a traveling festival show, supported by artists including Mickey 3D, Cornu, and Les Wampas as well as U.
At year's end the band went on hiatus, and while Roussel and Samuel Show Me Love (Radio Edit) - Various - Sabrina The Teenage Witch: The Album as a duo on L'Atelier, an acoustic album issued under the name Tarmac, Feix and Magraff also entered the studio, creating an electronic effort as Ali Dragon.
After spending much of recording at New York City's famed Electric Ladyland, Louise Attaque finally released their third album, A Plus Tard Crocodile, in the fall ofintroducing elements of electronica and reggae absent from previous efforts.
Their first Best of compilation, Du Step - Rainy Days tout autour followed in Last edited by Romain on Wed Oct 26, pm, edited 5 times in total.
Though he was absent from the musical scene for nearly a decade, pursuing a film career, he successfully returned to music in the early '80s and still remains one of the most popular performers in the French-speaking world.
Dutronc started as a guitarist in the small rock group El Toro et les Cyclones, who recorded two singles. His song "Paris S'Eveille" became an instant classic of French pop music.
InDutronc successfully ventured into film acting, which would eventually bring him a Best Actor Cesar a French equivalent to Oscar for the leading role in Van Gogh. It was followed by hit single "Merde in France. After the successful tour, Dutronc released a live album and a collection of his old hits. Last edited by Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums on Tue Feb 17, pm, edited 4 times in total. Ina demo recording caught the ears of a college friend of the band who passed it along to his father and former member of the rockabilly revivalist trio Les Costars who Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums just created his own label.
A series of high-profile gigs subsequently led to the band recording its debut album Blonde Comme Moi which was released on Warner in Their third album, Long Courrier, was released in Last edited by Romain on Tue Feb 17, pm, edited 3 times in total.
These are some of these greatest aspects of the forum, Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums people from around the world exposing others to their country's music. This thread particularly affects me, as I have held a longtime dream of eventually visiting and maybe having a student stay in France at some point in my life.
As a student of film and passionate cinephile, it really is the perfect city to visit. Last edited by Romain on Thu Dec 19, am, edited 1 time in total. A supremely gifted lyricist renowned for his mordant wit and playful eroticism, his songs employed everyday slang to startlingly poetic effect. At the same time, he studied music theory and saxophone, and later attended the Toulouse Conservatoire. Beginning inPerret served a three-year term in the French Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums.
In time Perret came to the attention of agent Emile Hebey, who introduced him to label owner Eddie Barclay. He spent the better part of two years in a sanatorium, writing the songs that comprised his debut LP, Le Bonheur Conjugal, but sales were again middling and Barclay terminated his contract. The single proved a blockbuster hit, selling more thancopies and establishing the acerbic wit that would remain the hallmark of his lyrics for the duration of his career. A series of follow-up hits including "Trop Contente" and "La Corrida" culminated with 's Cheek To Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald - 1918 - 1996 Jolies Colonies de Vacances," the biggest and most beloved French pop song of its year.
That November, Perret headlined his first performance at the famed Olympia Theatre, returning two years later to cut a live album. Inhe published a cookbook, Au Petit Perret Gourmand, and continued work on a three-volume update of The Fables of La Fontaine written in contemporary slang.
He did Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums release a new LP until 's Bercy Madeleine, returning a year later with Chansons de Toute une Vie, a compendium assembling of his songs. Last edited by Romain on Tue Feb 17, pm, edited 5 times in total. I'm seeing a Pixies reference? I liked this song, and if it is a reference, I will like it more. I will lalalove the song.
Last edited by Romain on Fri Nov 07, pm, edited 3 times in total. Bourvil's characters not only managed to make viewers laugh, but also to save themselves from the Machiavellian designs of adversaries. In this role he observes the relationship between a Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums he works for and the young son who has fallen ill.
The audience can identify with the character played by Bourvil, just as they can in his comic roles, so often as a simple man.
Last edited by Romain on Sun Jul 20, pm, edited 4 times in total. A brilliant pupil, he prepared for the entrance exam to the Centrale engineering school and Sup-Aero at Montpellier, but was conscripted into the Youth Building Projects in and sent to Linz, Austria, in for compulsory work service.
He escaped the same year, and found work as a diver in La Ciotat, a suburb of Marseille, in Inhe married Colette Maclaud. They had two children, Ticha born and Jacky His first published work, Les douze chants d'un imbecile, appeared in He moved to Paris and opened a fashion and baby clothes shop, still writing and producing plays.
Later, he switched to being a fitter of TV aerials and began singing. His fame grew when the actor Bourvil sang Lapointe's song Aragon et Castille in the film Poisson d'avril. This marked the start of a career that saw Lapointe perform at major venues throughout France. Lapointe was also a mathematician, and developed the bi-bi-binary system also known as the bibi system in Last edited by Romain on Fri Aug 08, am, edited 5 times in total.
I hope you come back to it! Everyone you meet fights a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. From the very beginning of his career, critics have considered Gotainer as something of a 'class clown', but in fact the philosophy behind his songs is often far more serious than it appears.
Half-serious, half-ambiguous and always extremely funny, Richard Gotainer is certainly a true original in the music world! Richard Gotainer was Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums in Paris in the city's 12th arrondissement on 30 March In the 60's Richard developed an interest in film and music, becoming a passionate Beatles fan.
His parents were none too keen on him launching an artistic career, however, so to appease them Richard enrolled at law school where he would study for the next five years. Richard did not devote himself to law entirely, however. He spent much of his free time travelling and picking up odd student jobs here and there.
In the 70's Richard began to spend more and more time working for advertising agencies. With his witty sense of humour and his apparently limitless flow of creative ideas, the work continued to flow in over the next few years.
Indeed, advertising agencies jumped on the brilliant young man who was capable of coming up with hundreds of catchy advertising slogans at the drop of a hat. Yet, in spite of his phenomenal success in the advertising world, Richard soon grew tired of his copywriting job.
The talented young musician soon set to work writing music and Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums special sound effects, in the hope of using these together with his slogans. But Richard's wacky style was judged too 'creative' for the advertising world. However, it did catch the eye of an adventurous young director by the name of Jacques Gaudillat. Discovering that they were on the same wavelength, Gotainer and Gaudillat left their respective agencies and created their own company, Gatkess.
The pair's off-the-wall humour and crazy visual style scored an enormous hit in the French advertising world and Gotainer's jingles went on to become some of the most famous catch-phrases on French TV in the 70's.
This was back in when, besides writing jingles and advertising slogans, Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums was also experimenting on the music scene. The pair hit it off immediately and Gotainer showed Engel the impressive collection of songs he had already written. Engel began setting the lyrics to music and within a few months the pair had enough material to go into the studio and record their first album, "Forgeur de tempo". Released in"Forgeur de tempo" proved a huge hit with the critics who loved Gotainer's ironic lyrics and the album's funny cartoon-style ambience.
The trio then returned to the studio and set to work on a second album entitled "Contes de traviole" - an album which really confirmed the talent of the budding young singer Gotainer! Needless to say, Gotainer's vocals soon went on to make their mark on the French music scene after the release of the best-selling single "Tout foufou", which proved to be just the first in a whole string of hits.
Richard Gotainer soon found himself much in demand - for, in November of that year veteran French rocker Eddy Mitchell also invited the rising young star to support him at the Olympia the most prestigious music venue in Paris! While Gotainer was supporting Eddy Mitchell at the Olympia, his new single "Primitif" was also making its way to the top of the French charts.
Riding high on a wave of success, Gotainer soon followed this smash with a whole string of hit singles such as "Chipie" and "Le Sampa". This was back in when, besides writing jingles and advertising slogans, Gotainer was also experimenting on the music scene. The pair hit it off immediately and Gotainer showed Engel the impressive collection of songs he had already written. Engel began setting the lyrics to music and within a few months the pair had enough material to go into the studio and record their first album, "Forgeur de tempo".
Released in"Forgeur de tempo" proved a huge hit with the critics who loved Gotainer's ironic lyrics and the album's funny cartoon-style ambience.
The trio then returned to the studio and set to work on a second album entitled "Contes de traviole" - an album which really confirmed the talent of the budding young singer Gotainer! Needless to say, Gotainer's vocals soon went on to make their mark on the French music scene after the release of Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums best-selling single "Tout foufou", which proved to be just the first in a whole string of hits.
Richard Gotainer soon found himself much in demand - for, in November of that year veteran French rocker Eddy Mitchell also invited the rising young star to support him at the Olympia the most prestigious music venue in Paris! While Gotainer was supporting Eddy Mitchell at the Olympia, his new single "Primitif" was also making its way to the top of the French charts.
Riding high on a wave of success, Gotainer soon followed this smash with a whole string of hit singles such as "Chipie" and "Le Sampa". His popularity amongst the French public was soaring, and audiences were going wild for his performances on French TV.
Gotainer returned to the studio in Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums record a third album entitled "Chants Zazous". This album found the singer experimenting with a new musical direction, playing down his Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albumsfun-loving side and performing a collection of songs which were much more tender and romantic although still written in collaboration with his faithful songwriting partner Claude Engel.
The Zazou Show The following year Gotainer gave full rein to his singing talent and his creative imagination when he performed at the Olympia 8 - 13 March His "Show Zazou", a sumptuous stage extravaganza featuring backing singers, dancers, wild costumes and spectacular lighting effects, proved an enormous hit with the French public.
Then, in the autumn of '83, Gotainer set off on a triumphant tour, playing 12 dates up and down the country, before performing a final grand finale in Paris. This highly original album reflected Gotainer's success in both the advertising and the music world and featured a mix of 85 of his jingles and comic sketches. Last edited by Romain on Tue Nov 18, pm, edited 5 times in total.
Having had a quite unhappy childhood, he quickly encountered issues at school. Developing a great deal of imagination at that time and already with a rebellious streak, he started writing songs with a couple of friends at the early age of He later managed to make it through university, where a friendly collaboration with the folk-influenced Tony Carbonare began. In andhe released two new sets of material like two parts of a diptych,Tentation du Bonheur and Le Bonheur de la Tentation.
Nataf, stepping out somewhat uncharacteristically with his most visible comeback to date. After a four Lang Lebe Rock Music - Franz K. - Bock Auf Rock hiatus he released his sixteenth studio album Supplement de Mensonges in Last edited by Romain on Wed Jul 15, am, edited 6 times in total. Set in ancient times on the island of Ceylon, the opera tells the story of how two men's vow of eternal friendship is threatened by their love for the same woman, whose own dilemma is the conflict between secular love and her sacred oath as a priestess.
The friendship duet "Au fond du temple saint", generally known as "The Pearl Fishers Duet", is one of the best-known numbers in Western opera. At the time of the premiere, Bizet was 25 years old and had yet to establish himself in the Parisian musical world. Despite a good reception by the public, press reactions to the work were generally hostile and dismissive, although other composers, notably Hector Berlioz, found considerable merit in the music.
The opera was not revived in Ballad Of A Teenage Queen - Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two* - Original Golden Hits Volume II lifetime, No Better Future - Various - Natural Order from onwards it was performed with some regularity in Europe and North America, and from the midth century has entered the repertory of opera houses worldwide.
Because the autograph score was lost, post productions were based on amended versions of the score that contained significant departures from the original. Since the s, efforts have been made to reconstruct the score in accordance with Bizet's intentions. Modern critical opinion has been kinder than that of Bizet's day. Commentators describe the quality of the music as uneven and at Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums unoriginal, but acknowledge the opera as a work of promise in which Bizet's gifts for melody and evocative instrumentation are clearly evident.
They have identified clear foreshadowings of the composer's genius which would culminate, 10 years later, in Carmen. Since the work has been recorded on numerous occasions, in both the amended and original versions.
Last edited by Romain on Sun Feb 09, pm, edited 2 times in total. It was released as the first single from the album and reached number one for four weeks in a row in the Italian Singles Charts, as well as number three in the French charts and number seven in the Belgian Record Charts.
French artist Manu Chao collaborated on the song and played guitar. By second album Du Ciment Sous les Plainesthe band's harder, more punk-inspired elements began to come to the fore, and the progression remained on 's Tostaky. The band continued throughout the early s, releasing albums every couple years. Inlead singer Bertrand Cantat was charged in the death of his girlfriend, actress Marie Trintignant, who died -- on August 1 that year -- of head injuries after being punched by Cantat in a domestic dispute.
Cantat was convicted of manslaughter and incarcerated for four years. The duo and their management team eventually signed Tellier to their own Record Makers imprint.
His next record didn't appear until The following year Tellier re-recorded a batch of his songs acoustically and released them under the title Sessions though in the U. For his next record, Sexuality, Tellier signed up Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo as producer and ended up Requiem Op 48 - Fauré* - Suzanne Dupont, Maurice Didier, Les Chanteurs De Lyon, Le Trigentuor Instru a more slickly electronic sound than heard on his previous outings.
The first single from the record, "Divine," was chosen as France's entry in the Eurovision contest. Though he didn't win, his appearance and the controversy surrounding it many French commentators felt that the English lyrics of the song meant it wasn't "French" enough to represent the nation boosted his profile around the world.
In Tellier released an album of remixes of songs from Sexuality titled Sexuality Remix. He returned with new material in with My God Is Blue, a spiritually minded set of songs that featured a collaboration with de Homem-Christo on the title track. The following year saw the release of Confection, a collection of romantic instrumentals similar to his earliest albums. Censored version :.
Last edited by Romain on Tue Feb 17, pm, edited 2 times in total. Interesting picks you've made, not all songs are favourite nor did I know about all of them before you posted them but definitely worth checking out! Keep up the good work! I just want to put songs not very well known, and the more various possible, old and new. Can I ask you the songs Mexican Joe - Jim Reeves - A Collection Of His Greatest Hits have discovered?
Not only a brilliant manipulator of language and a feted poet in his own right, Brassens was also renowned for his subversive streak, satirizing religion, class, Night And Day (Potential Bad Boy Mix) - JWM And Rankin.
D.* Featuring Cutty Ranks - Night And Day conformity, and moral hypocrisy with a wicked glee. Yet beneath that surface was a compassionate concern for his fellow man, particularly the disadvantaged and desperate. Though he Parasite - Homicidal Aggression - Menasha Beer Thrash a skilled songwriter, Brassens had little formal musical training, and he generally kept things uncomplicated -- simple melodies and spare accompaniment from a bass and second guitar.
Along with Jacques Brel, he became one of the most unique voices on the French cabaret circuit, and exerted a tremendous influence on many other singers and songwriters of the postwar era.
His poetry and lyrics are still studied as part of France's standard educational curriculum. His deeply religious mother encouraged him to play the mandolin, and taught him some of the Italian folk songs she'd grown up with; intellectually, however, Brassens wound up taking after his staunchly anti-religion father. Brassens soon spent his free time writing poetry and song lyrics, the latter of which he typically Kyrie - Beethoven*, Karajan*, Gundula Janowitz, Agnes Baltsa, Peter Schreier, José van Dam, Orchestr to popular melodies of the time.
He also formed a small musical group called Jazz, which played local functions with Brassens as the drummer. Unfortunately, Brassens was expelled from school in after inadvertently getting mixed up in a jewel theft on campus. He first went to work for his father's masonry business, then went to Paris in to live with his aunt and work at the Renault car factory. In the meantime, he learned piano and wrote some of Black White & Blue - Ladyhawke - Anxiety first original compositions.
He was back in Paris by year's end, and despite the Nazi occupation, he managed to publish two short poetry Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums in InBrassens was conscripted into the S. After a year in the S. Without much else to occupy him, Brassens spent his days composing songs and writing music, eventually teaching himself the guitar based on his prior experience with the mandolin.
Inafter the war had ended, Brassens published the first of a series of articles in the anarchist journal Le Libertaire. Brassens wrote much of his finest early work during the next few years, but found it difficult to place his material with anyone on the Parisian cabaret circuit.
His luck started to change in when he met singer Jacques Grello, who helped him find performers for his songs; however, none proved especially popular with audiences at first. In earlyBrassens Long Distance Runaround - Yes - Classic Yes a selection of his material for female cabaret star Patachou, giving a late-night performance that dazzled the small audience present.
Though Brassens had never considered himself a singer, Patachou convinced him to try his hand at performing himself. A bass player present at the audition, Pierre Nicolas, quickly joined Brassens in support, and would serve in that capacity for the remainder of the singer's career.
Brassens was an immediate hit on the cabaret circuit with both audiences and critics, and with Patachou's help, he met Polydor exec Jacques Canetti, and landed a record deal.
His first single, "Le Gorille," was released later inand stirred up controversy with its strong anti-death penalty stance; in fact, it was banned from French radio until He released several more LPs over the remainder of the '50s, during which time chronic kidney ailments began to affect his health, resulting in periodic hospitalizations.
Nonetheless, he continued to tour regularly, and made his film debut in 's Portes des Lilas; he also set some of his friend Paul Fort's poetry to music. Inhe wrote the hit theme "Les Copains d'Abord" for the film Les Copains, and issued an album of the same name. His prolific writing pace of the '50s slowed considerably afterward, due in part to health problems and personal tragedies both his parents and the Planches had passed away by La Misma Canción - Los Sencillos - Seres Positivos end of the decade.
Also inhe returned with the new album La Religieuse, which featured his new second guitarist, Joel Favreau, the third musician to hold that chair the first two were Victor Apicella and Barthelemy Rosso. Brassens spent the early '70s working on several film soundtracks, and performing several well-received concert series at the Bobino Theatre; he also issued a new album, Fernande, in Weakened by his kidney problems, he embarked on his final tour in He issued one further LP, Don Juan, inand gave a series of farewell concerts in early Les Faux Soleils - Liane Foly - Sweet Mystery - French And English Albums the Bobino.
Brassens would return to the studio on several other occasions as a star guest for others' recording sessions, but byhis kidney problems had worsened into cancer. Last edited by Romain on Wed Jul 23, am, edited 2 times in total. I liked "Guichet ", there's a good melody to it, but I feel like the song could have been constructed better, a bridge here and there could have helped.
Last edited by Romain on Wed Dec 10, pm, edited 2 times in total. Looks like it comes from a movie, never heard of this one. Initially comprised of family members, friends and lovers, Les Negresses Vertes has come a long way since their earliest performances.
Although most members of the band didn't play an instrument until coming together in late, the grown has continued to evolve into a very exciting ensemble. Les Negresses Vertes' climb to world-wide success has not come easy. On January 22,the group's lyricist, Noel Rota, best known as "Helno" and "Helno Rota De Lourcqua," died while attempting to overcome a serious drug addiction.
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