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Frou Frou Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (8 July 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B000069HGV
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,169 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Let Go
2. Breathe In
3. It's Good To Be In Love
4. Must Be Dreaming
5. Psychobabble
6. Only Got One
7. Shh
8. Hear Me Out
9. Maddening Shroud
10. Flicks
11. The Dumbing Down Of Love
12. Old Piano
13. Enhanced Section

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With their name inspired by a French lyrical term for the sound of swishing skirts, a sound said to have driven men delirious with desire at the Folies Bergères, Frou Frou's debut album Details is suitably delicate, languorously sensual and deliciously evocative. One half breathless singer-songwriter Imogen Heap and the other uber-collaborator Guy Sigsworth, Frou Frou are a coupling of fine pedigree. Having worked with everyone from Seal, to Bjork and Madonna (cowrote "What It Feels Like For A Girl"), Sigsworth's decision to reunite with Heap following his contribution to her 1998 debut album I Megaphone is well judged.

Combining Sigsworth's electronic post-dance rhythms, naturalistic post-digital melodies and Heap's pre-bed honeyed vocals, Details glows with listless charm, effortless equanimity and an infectious joie de vivre. While tracks such as "Breathe In" and "It's Good To Be In Love" are both as gloriously uplifting as a dreamy cloudless summer morn, the romantic lyrics are self-explorative enough to keep the listener firmly rooted in reality. As Heap implores on "Dumbing Down Of Love": "music is worthless unless it can make a complete stranger break down and cry". A brave statement, but Details while beautifully emotional, is far more likely to raise a smile. --Christopher Barrett


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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent chillout album 22 Jan 2005
Format:Audio CD
I only came across Frou Frou from watching the trailer online for Garden State. I subsequently found out the featured music was 'Let Go', a haunting, beautiful, atmospheric track that gave me goosebumps. On the basic of hearing that one track, I purchased the album. Its one of the best album purchases I've made and I only wish I'd discovered them sooner! I have not stopped listening to it since and I love every track, particularly 'Let Go', 'Breathe In, 'Its Good to be in Love' and 'Hear Me Out'. Finally, thank you to Zach Braff for producing Garden State's soundtrack otherwise I wouldn't have found this excellent band. Buy it... you won't be disappointed!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous 16 July 2002
Format:Audio CD
If you thought Madonna's "What It Feels Like For A Girl" was one of her finest moments, you should try this beautiful CD from the co-producer/writer of that song. The music has a similar depth and beauty. It really washes over you. Good lyrics, strong melodies and good singing - this is an all around success with very little filler. It's been a long time since I put on a record and said "WOW!" Thank God for Frou Frou!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Summer Breeze! 23 July 2002
By R. Wallace VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Summer has finally arrived with the tour de force that is Frou Frou "Details". Like Dido a year ago, it really is so rare these days to witness the birth of something new, refreshingly different, original. Something hard to classify, categorise. Details has all these qualities and more - truly inspiring arrangements - never too complex, never over sampled or looped - just perfect! - the fade out of "Let go" compels you to smile, dance and turn the volume up! The backing tracks (and lyrics) to "hear me out" are superbly mixed with Imogen's voice, a voice that teases, caressess and flirts with you all at the same time (oh, and what a vocal range! Makes you wonder were our values have gone in terms of sheer musicality!). ALL tracks here are wonderful, from the slightly intimidating "Psychobabble" to the 3.00am, post whatever calmness of "The dumbing down of love". Perhaps the best recommendation I can make for you to but this CD is this. If you like..........well, er MUSIC, buy this CD. Therein lies the compliment - there is no one to compare Frou Frou with - they are simply that good!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It returns like a boomerang 4 April 2004
Format:Audio CD
....and always delights. Frou Frou remains fresh and imaginative. Its sonic imagery tests ones perception of beauty by serving delicate emotions with unparalleled grace. It is not a mere collection of songs, rather an offering. An invitation to explore the meandering of passion, so rare these days. Guy Sigsworths production creates a world of seemingly conflicting sounds. Like warm fire, it oozes sincerity and elegance. He nurtures his music, never allowing programming precision to kill the ephemeral. Heap's breath-like vocal can only be compared to oxygen. Hardly ever does the word "beautiful" means exactly what it should. It is a beautiful album. Thank you guys.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy This Amazing Album! 7 July 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Details is a beautiful album from supergroup duo Frou Frou comprising of singer/songwriter Imogen Heap (who's worked with Urban Species, Way Out West and LHB)and superstar producer Guy Sigsworth, who previously worked with Madonna, Seal and Bjork. Stand out tracks are opening track "Let Go" with gorgeous strings, the hypnotic debut single "Breathe In", the funky "Must Be Dreaming", the Dido-esque "Hear Me Out" and the catchy "It's good to be in love". This album is going to be huge no doubt. Be there first and buy it now! Also included in this album is a UK bonus track Old Piano and a cool easy to use Enhanced section. Highly recommended. If you have I Megaphone, Imogen's debut album, you will be amazed how much she has grown as an artist, as this album is a masterpiece.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 27 Dec 2006
Format:Audio CD
When I looked upon the other reviews for this CD (22 reviews at the time, all 5 Stars), I couldnt believe an album could get such consistent high praise. Now I own the album, and I understand why!

I was first introduced to Frou Frou through a Hed Kandi complilation, and this album has that house/jazz/dance/popish sound that Hedkandi does so well on their "Serve Chilled" selections. The entire album is filled with wonderfully diverse and well written songs, the voice of Imogen Heap perfectly complemented with the relaxed instrumental styles of beat.

Top marks.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars proving that electronica can be warm 12 Jun 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is an amazing album that i would highly recommend. Having first heard Frou Frou's unique, but brilliant cover of Holding on to a Hero on the Shrek 2 soundtrack i was intrigued to hear their album, and i wasn't disappointed. Guy Sigsworths technical wizardry and Imogen Heap's vocals merge to produce a natural, organic form of electronica. The lyrics, unlike most electronica having real meaning, and the passion with which Heap sings is moving and inspiring. A must have for any music lover. Buy it now!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
(...) Heap supplies beautiful vocals, with an impressive range and almost yodelling quality accompanied by Sigsworth's trademark futuristic sounds and experimental studio techniques. (...)'Details' is certainly an album which requires an open mind and broad musical appreciation.
Songs such as the opening 'Let Go' and 'shh' are perfect examples of how technological music can also be emotional. Neither too heavy nor too sparse, Sigsworth's futuristic sounds, decorative bass lines and sweeping string arrangements both showcase Heap's voice and create the warmth of the album. Other notable songs range from those with that 'feel good factor': 'Breathe In, Only Got One and Hear me Out' to those with a darker undertone such as 'The Dumbing Down of Love and Psychobabble which clearly echoes Sigsworth's past collaboration on Bjork's 'Debut' and 'Homogenic' albums.
This album will undoubtedly find its way into the hands of those who actively look for different kinds of music. 'Details' offers technology driven music at its very best and is truly unique in sound and feel and I doubt any other album will come close to the standard set by this one. All in all, despite the many criticisms people may have, this album is a rare gem, masterpieces such as this are rarely seen!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic album
This is a fantastic album - her voice is superb and the recording is excellent and is probably the best quality cd in terms of sound which we currently own!
Published 7 months ago by Ev
5.0 out of 5 stars Frou Frou - Details
I only found this by looking for any solo material from Ms Heap - I loved her vocals with Jeff Beck. Read more
Published 9 months ago by J. R. Wilde
5.0 out of 5 stars Gushing Praise.
I CAN`T BE SUBJECTIVE ABOUT THIS ALBUM, BECAUSE I LOVE IT SO MUCH, SO I CAN`T PROVIDE A CONSTRUCTIVE REVIEW. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Camac.
4.0 out of 5 stars Gift
Gift for my mother, had a listen and thought it was the kind of thing she likes. She has told me since that she likes the album
Published 17 months ago by Slizzle
5.0 out of 5 stars sweet happy feelgood music
'an album which embraces technology, while humanizing it', 'lovely head-space', 'whispered intimacy','pillows,bliss'fingertips','sky kissing elation','a sound that drives you... Read more
Published 20 months ago by dan
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
One of my very favourite albums, there is simply not much to say about this album other than buy it or miss out.
Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Imogen Heap = very talented
Thanks to other reviewers I decided to buy this album. Even though I am old enough to get mail from SAGA I think this music is terrific. Read more
Published on 30 Mar 2011 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars frou frou (Imogen Heap) Details [Enhanced]
Imogen Heap is a bloody genius and this blbum sounds like a collection of Greatest Hits from someone who'd been around a lot longer then she had been by the time she gave birth to... Read more
Published on 28 May 2010 by Mr. J. Macleod
5.0 out of 5 stars How did I miss this the first time?!!
I bought this CD at the same time as Imogen Heap's new album Ellipse, both as I was interested AND it was inexpensive. Read more
Published on 2 Nov 2009 by D. Hunter
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic discovery
Discovered this gem when buying Imogen's Ellipse album

Great fun and interesting use of lyrics

Give it a go!
Published on 12 Oct 2009 by M. A. Pemberthy
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