Label: Made To Measure - 74321 11208 2,Crammed Discs - 74321 11208 2,Ariola - 74321 11208 2 Format: CD Album Country: Europe Genre: Electronic, Rock Style: Ethereal
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Please try again later. Audio CD Verified Purchase. A Cd everybody who loves the work of Rimbaud should have in his discotheque because the interpretations by Zazou and the wide range of singers is just marvelous. It gives the whole CD one overwhelming statement and also one diverse force on good songs and texts. Rimbaud gets a very sensitive, palette-rich and sophisticated musical treatment.
The Bryan Ferry imitation is very nice. The gradual shading into world-music with a pan-African vibe is lovely and appropriate.
This is a very rare find, especially for Sylvian fans, as these excised tracks do not appear elsewhere. Amazon has made an error in the track listing here.
As I along with a few others previously noted, this listing originally represented the first edition of Sahara Blue whose track listing follows below. This version did not have the two Dead Can Dance tracks, but instead had two David Sylvian vocal tracks. I realize this is confusing, and Amazon has not helped the cause with their erroneous track listing above.
First Evening 6: Lines 3: To A Reason 6: Hapolot Kenym 4: Hunger 4: Sahara Blue Brussels 6: Amdyaz 5: Victim Of Stars 4: Harar Et Les Gallas 4: Sure, starting an album with a Gerard Depardieu poetry-reading vocal over a disco rhythm with a pumping Bill Laswell baseline gets thing off on a flying start, but the rest of the album is much more quietly, electronically atmospheric, with some great French and English vocals from John Cale and Barbara Gogan especially.
The album has an internationally oriented, ambient atmosphere with a bite that defies description. It may have something to do with the fact that Frenchman Zazou, who was born and raised in Algeria but was forced to move to France, appears to be uprooted and permanently caught between at least two worlds. He has been trying to unite the best of both worlds musically.
The previous reviewer grantc from australia was in error when he said that this release does not include two tracks with contributions by Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard from Dead Can Dance. He is most likely referring to another edition of this album, where there were problems attaining the rights to their appearances.
Similar permission problems involved the contributions of David Sylvian. Sahara Blue is an excellent album well worth exploring. See especially the breathtaking contributions by Sussan Deyhim in two incredible tracks. Hector Zazou is an enigma. How else can you describe someone with such an amibguous, unapproachable talent? Although undoubtedly skilled, his creative excesses sometimes frustrate the listener who is simply in search of "good music.
Beautiful stuff! See all 9 reviews. Performed by Suzanne Vega and John Cale, it was released as a single in The single featured remixes by Mad Professor as well as Zazou himself. His album, Lights in the Dark , showcased ancient Celtic music sung by Irish singers. He describes it as a work of black humour and regards his instrumental composition "Sombre" on the album as one of his best songs ever. The album took six years to complete. Zazou was a member of the musical collective named Slow Music.
This album came out only a few weeks following his death in September From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hector Zazou. This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. October Learn how and when to remove this template message.
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