by Louis Philippe

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Your Life 06:27
Azure 03:17
Jolis Avions 02:22
Partir 07:56


Louis Philippe's most ambitious project, a fully symphonic album which he and his collaborator Danny Manners spent six months orchestrating before recording the whole album live in four sessions with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in April 1998. Overdubs were added in London immediately afterwards. This album also saw Louis Philippe resume his working relationship with él records producer Richard Preston.


released May 1, 1998

Louis Phiippe: vocals, classical & electric guitar
Danny Manners: piano, electric bass, double bass and backing vocals
Dave Gregory: lead & 12-string guitars
Andy Lymn, drums & percussion
David Longdon: electric guitar & backing vocals
Dean Brodrick: accordion, bassoon & melodica
Count Indigo: backing vocals
Cathal Coughlan: backing vocals
Ken Brake: backing vocals
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, leader: Vladimir Pilar, conducted by Danny Manners and Louis Philippe
All songs written by Philippe Auclair and published by Mute Song, except (6), written by Andy Partridge
Pre-production by Ken Brake at Regal Lane Studio, Primrose Hill, London
Recorded and mixed by Richard Preston at Smecky Studio, Prague, and the Sound Suite, Camden, London, spring 1998, except (11), recorded and mixed by Ken Brake at Regal Lane Studio, 1997.


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A central figure of the legendary él label, French singer-songwriter, arranger and producer Louis Philippe has been creating a refined world of pop songs influenced by Maurice Ravel as well as the Beach Boys for nearly forty years now. He has also collaborated with Danny Manners, Stuart Moxham, Bertrand Burgalat, Alasdair McLean, Sean O'Hagan, Matilde Santing, Valérie Lemercier and many others. ... more

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