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  • Vinyl (26 Mar. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: INVADA Records
  • ASIN: B00CF0QKFM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 363,539 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Fighting for Life
  2. The Energy Storm (Feat. Minitel Rose)
  3. When You Smile
  4. Secret Diary
  5. Desire
  6. Gate Number 5
  7. Something Wrong Tonight
  8. Burning By the Stars
  9. She Never Came Back (Feat. Electric Youth)
  10. I Think About It
  11. The Golden Messenger
  12. Fantasy Park (Feat. Anoraak)
  13. I Need a Better Engine
  14. End Theme

Product Description

Product Description

The continuing success of the 'Drive' soundtrack still registering healthy sales almost two years on from the film's release is due in no small part to French electronica artist College, whose track 'A Real Hero' (featuring Electric Youth) was selected as the main theme to the film by director Nicolas Winding Refn. With over 13million views on College's YouTube channel alone, 'A Real Hero' has proved to have a life beyond the film. Now Invada Records, the label behind the hit vinyl edition of 'Drive', have released College's debut album, 'Secret Diary', and debut EP 'Teenage Color', on physical formats for the first time. Fans of the 'Drive' soundtrack, John Carpenter, Daft Punk, Geoff Barrow's DROKK project and other analogue-synth heads will find something to love on these beautifully atmospheric records. College is the alias of David Grellier, originally from Nantes, who as well as recording as College runs the influential Valerie label, renowned for it's retro-futurist blend of inspired electro. Grellier is influenced by American 80s pop culture, and "80s soaps and an aesthetic which I particularly like: colour, images, silvery films and the sun images of Los Angeles, Chicago and all other cities that continue to fascinate me."

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Format: Audio CD
I imagine that 99% of people who have heard this album have come to it via the College/Electric Youth track 'A Real Hero' from the Drive soundtrack, as I have.

Let me reassure you, there are no good tracks on this album at all and it defies logic that College had anything to do with A Real Hero since it is significantly superior to any track on this album.

I really wanted to like this album and was looking forward to hearing it but after a dozen or so listens I am just astounded at how bad it is. All the tracks are just so dull. It is such a shame and such a disappointment.
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Format: Audio CD
Love this album, fantastic atmosphere throughout. Wonderful instrumentation, melodies and harmonies. 10/10.
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Format: Audio CD
I Need Better
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars french poetic minimal sensual electronica 28 July 2013
By globalove - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
College, in Grellier's words, was an attempt "to synthesize into my music the emotions of my childhood" and was greatly influenced by American 1980s pop-culture, "80's soaps and an aesthetic which I particularly like: color, images, silvery films and the sun - images of Los Angeles, Chicago and all of the other cities that [...] continue to fascinate me."

This is beautiful mesmerizing melodic synth beats that take you where no man has gone before. Love this album - like John Carpenter, Kraftwerk, valerie, and experimental music of Klaus Schulze, Harmonia, Mike Old field, Tuxedo Moon, and other new french electronica. Also reminds me of Johnny jewels label ' Italians do it better'. in this case it is the French.

Buy it and support them. The driving song 'a real hero' was featured in the film 'Drive'. their EP Teenage color is brilliant.
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