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  • Audio CD (15 Sep 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Deluxe Edition
  • Label: Edsel
  • ASIN: B00JYDGH6K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,991 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ma Jeunesse Fout Le Camp
2. Bonnie Et Clyde
3. Avec Le Temps
4. Sous Le Ciel De Paris
5. Des Ronds Dans L'Eau
6. Pourtant Tu M'Aimes
7. Ne Me Quitte Pas
8. La Vie En Rose
9. Contact
10. Merci Chéri
11. Jezebel
12. I Still Love Him
13. La Vie En Rose
14. Bonnie And Clyde
15. If You Go Away

Product Description

In 2007, after an eight year break, Belinda Carlisle returned with an album of eleven classic French pop songs. Said Belinda: “After discovering and coming to love French music, I decided to record these amazing songs myself, with a playful, contemporary feel”. The songs range from Edith Piaf to Françoise Hardy via Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Brel and the winning Austrian entry in 1966 Eurovision Song Contest. Produced by John Reynolds, the album features contributions from Brian Eno, Natacha Atlas and Sharon Shannon. The album is now expanded to include four songs in English from the very rare two disc edition, the lyrics, and full annotation about the background of each song.

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Donald W. Edmond on 7 April 2007
Format: Audio CD
I had been waiting like everyone else for Belinda Carlisle's next solo recording since her last release in 1996, "A Woman and a Man," which has been among her best work. Being in the United States though I had been satisfied with the Go-Go's 2001 release, "God Bless the Go-Go's," and all the bonus materials and live appearances that followed. I had my ear to the ground and knew Belinda was up to something but I also know she works at her own pace so IF a new album was ever going to surface it would be on her terms and not under the gun of the record labels.

The brilliance of this recording is that now it's all about the beauty of music. I have found such humor in the reviews I read from fans who are hung up on the fact the album is in French instead of English. By not having a clue what the words mean it allows the music and harmonies to evoke an entirely new level of emotion. Belinda Carlisle's vocals are now about the instrumentation and not about the meaning.

The stand out's on this recording are fairly obvious. "La Vie En Rose" which follows in a style that Belinda started with 1999's "All God's Children" from her "A Place On Earth" greatest hits collection. "Avec Le Temps" is a gut wrenching painful listen. My heart always just sinks about 2/3 of the way through the song as the mood darkens.

Among my favorite tracks from this recording include "Sous Le Ciel De Paris," which really make me imagine frollicing through the streets of Paris on a sunny spring day. "Contact" for me just rockets me right into the '60's. "Merci Cherie," is just lovely and is the perfect way to say THANK YOU to that special person for the love they bring into your life.

I'm sure you'll agree that music goes far beyond the barriers of language. I for one imagine Belinda getting a grammy nod for this recording. I for one am looking forward to the tour and live performances of these songs!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Watkins on 25 Mar 2007
Format: Audio CD
I'm not sure what was more surprising - Belinda suddenly releasing a new album after 10 years of very little solo song-making, or the fact that when she does, it's all in French! I wasn't convinced she'd pull this one off, especially when tackling some almost-sacred French songs by some of the greats - like Gainsbourg, Piaf and Aznavour - but I've been very pleasantly surprised. OK, the French accent isn't always perfect and the imagery is pretty cliched, but the album's got a great sound, Belinda's voice is strong (and at times pretty sultry), and the arrangements are quite original, making for an interesting listening experience. This is a must for any fan, and most will actually really enjoy it! Welcome back Belinda - can't wait for the tour!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By D. J. CHEW on 27 Feb 2007
Format: Audio CD
Just one word to describe this CD- WOW! I was a bit worried at first that Belinda wouldn't be able to pull a French singing CD off, but this is just great. Particular high points have to be "Bonnie Et Clyde", listen to it a few times first then listen to the English version on the bonus UK CD, then listen to it again- it gets cooler the more you hear it. Then "Contact", such a wierd song but the more I hear it, the more I keep wandering around shouting "CONTACT!" at random intervals (or "Kumquat" as my wife insists on singing) and finally "Poutant Tu M'aimes"- this could be a single, it's that catchy. Then to discover the English version on the bonus CD, that really is a bonus. The highpoint of the whole experience? Driving along in my Citroen 2CV with the songs blasting in my ears, singing unintelligable French words at the top of my voice. Not sure my passengers approved though....
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Format: Audio CD
News in from Demon Music Group

"Massive apologies to everyone who has purchased the re-issues of 'A Woman And a Man' and 'Voila'. The error that occurred on both projects was down to genuine human error and for that we are really sorry, we are doing everything we can to rectify this immediately.

We sincerely hope this will not hamper your enjoyment of what is a wonderful catalogue of releases and can assure that the new box set masters have been triple checked and are free of issues.

Today we'll be receiving spindles of the corrected discs into our office, so any fans that would like to receive a corrected copy of these albums please e-mail 2e.DMG.Info2@bbc.com clearly marking your e-mail 'Belinda CD' and we will post out a correct disc for you to insert into your packages. Thanks
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By B. Argo on 19 Jan 2007
Format: Audio CD
This album is fanfreakingtastic. I can only guess at the accuracy of Belinda's pronunciation but it doesn't matter here. Whatever she is singing about is brimming with emotion and conviction. The album has an essentially pop feel to it but there is a nice diversity of music here. It has a very honest, earthy feel tinged with electronic modernity. Listening to this must certainly be the modern day equivalent of watching a Godard film during the French New Wave.

The team, which includes John Reynolds as Producer, and Brian Eno, Natacha Atlas, and Sharon Shannon as session artists, et al, has infused East Indian sounds into the western melodies creating a beautiful, trance-like quality; most evident on "Ma Jeunesse Fout Le Camp"

How do you credibly remake "La Vie En Rose"? Give it a beatnik inspired bongo beat, layer Belinda's stadium quality vocals on the chorus, revisit the transcendental East Indian warble and make what had better be marketed as the next big club hit! I dare you not to have visions of Grace Kelly in her convertible gliding through Monte Carlo as thousands of doves swarm the twilight skies when you listen to this.

I don't know exactly what's happening to the poor girl in "Ne Me Quitte Pas" but it's powerful. If her man doesn't have roses in his hand when he comes home- he'd better stay gone. Belinda has gone beyond singing pop music and entered musical storytelling. Forget tracing a "Circle in the Sand". Drive your Citroen off that "Emotional Highway". These are real feelings, raw and visceral resonations.

Don't let the soft opening fool you, "Des Ronds Dans L'eau" is catchy, funky, and beautiful.
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