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  • Audio CD (7 April 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Edsel
  • ASIN: B0015U0PPE
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 238,780 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Liberation
2. Rain & Dole & Tea
3. Vladimir And Sergei
4. Le Soir
5. Trois Pedophiles Pour Eric Sabyr
6. Dino Rap
7. Nuclear Power(Yes Please)
8. Detective Privée
9. Consequences
10. Rain & Dole & Tea (Remix with Maggie Reilly)(Bonus Track)

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful By xxWxx on 1 Jun 2008
Format: Audio CD
This is not a five star CD, despite what other reviewers may have you believe. It is composed of one absolute gem (Detective Privee), a few mildly amusing oddities (Vladimir and Sergei, Rain and Dole and Tea, Dino Rap), instrumentals that range from the atmospheric (Le Soir) to the atonal/unlistenable (Liberation), and the frankly shambolic (Nuclear Power). The issue of quality control is central to side projects like this; in a whole band situation, the discerning presence of Cornwell and Black would have ensured that very little of this would have got anywhere near a Stranglers album circa 1983/84. Something like "Vladimir and Sergei" exemplifies this - the kind of song that Cornwell would class as a Stranglers B-side filler (see his book "Song by Song") is actually one of the stand-out tracks on this CD. The instrumentals would have complemented film sequences well, but on their own they struggle to justify their existence. The finesse of "Detective Privee", together with Burnel's superb vocal timing is worth the price of the CD alone - a slightly more up-tempo relative of "Un jour parfait". But then, there's "Nuclear Power (Yes Please)"; if you think "Jellyfish" on "Euroman Cometh" is a masterfully written and executed piece of music, then you'll think this track is great. Alternatively, you might think that this is the sort of amateurishly performed self-indulgent drivel that would have been best left at a jam session. Certainly not the kind of thing that would have passed Stranglers quality control circa 1983.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Paul Shephard on 27 April 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought this on the strength of Stranglers fans raving over how good it was, but I should have took more note of the one review knocking it and telling the JJ fans to fill their boots. I've been a Strangler since 1977 when I first heard Peaches and even learned the bass listening to the great man, so it baffled me how two men behind some of the greatest bass and keyboard riffs and tunes ever could churn this stuff out. Luckily I wasn't wearing my Stranglers tinted spectacles (or headphones) when I played it, unlike many others apparently did. To me it's just run-of-the-mill 80s electric euro-pop and all the tracks would struggle to even be used as one of the well known dodgy Stranglers B-sides. The only two tracks with any kind of melody worth listening to are 'Rain & Dole & Tea' and its remix version! Also, as for 'Detective Privee' being a hidden gem or classic, give it a rest. I actually thought the track listings on the CD were mixed up when I listened to it and had to check that was the right track. I think this album needs to disappear back to where it's been hidden all these years.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ossian on 10 Aug 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This came out on vinyl a long time ago, as a soundtrack for a film that never was. Most film soundtracks at least add something to the movie, though are not easy to appreciate on their own. This really has very little going for it. Don't be fooled by the Stranglers connection - this is way below par for members of the orignal band. This is my least favourite side project from those days. As a fan, I bought it on vinyl, and now have been reminded by my recent CD purchase why I could barely remember any of the songs. That is because I hardly played it at the time, as even then I thought it was a poor effort. I am still baffled why this was so bad, as I like Euroman Cometh (ahead of its time) and Un Jour Parfait, which I think is an excellent album. So I would advise extreme caution despite the low price. How anyone can give this 5 stars is beyond me.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful By E. VONK on 17 Mar 2008
Format: Audio CD
This album contains music made by the stranglers members JJ Burnel (bass) and Dave Greenfield (keyboards) for the French indie-movie "Ecoutez vos Murs" in 1983.
Because the album is very varied it does contain some very different and interesting music.
Maggie Reilly is the guestvocalist in "Rain and Dole and Tea" which has a sixtiessound, JJ goes wild on "Nuclear Power" and gives his best impersonation of legendary Stranglers-minder Dino on the aptly titled "Dino Rap".
For me the best tracks without any doubt are "Detective Privee", very reminiscent of JJ's later solowork (i.e. moody French pop) and "Trois Pedophiles..." with it's Satie-esque keyboard pattern. Not an easy album but a great insight to what JJ and Dave are capable of.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. J. Simmonds on 25 April 2008
Format: Audio CD
I have waited for this wonderful album to be released on cd for so many years and had nearly given up on it ever happening, so imagine my surprise when my periodic online search found it. I was shocked but so pleased as I can finally put my 25 year old cassette to bed and listen to this classic on my Ipod.
This disc covers all emotions from the hypnotic "Consequences" and "Le Soir" through the truly hilarious "Vladimir & Sergei" and "Dino Rap" to one of the most beautiful songs ever created in the stunning "Detective Privee". This track alone is worth the purchase as it will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. I have listened to this album more times than I care to remember but never tire of it and hopefully this cd release will let many more people in on a fantastic musical experience.
BUY IT NOW AND ENJOY FOREVER !!!!!.
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