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Encores / Les Cris De Paris

Cris De Paris
Release Date: 02/09/2010 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 888   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frank ZappaJohn LennonJerome KernMadonna,   ... 
Performer:  Les Cris De ParisDavid ColosioJean-Michel DurangJean-Baptiste De Ereño,   ... 
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For many years, the Chamber Choir ‘Les Cris de Paris', which was well known for its commitment to contemporary creation, had the habit of ending its shows by an « Encore ». Specially written by the arranger of the band, and derived from songs that did not belong to the world of classical music, a brand new repertoire of multiple shapes has been build over time: Madonna, Zappa, Björk, Kylie Minogue and Spears (Britney...) but also Brel, Gainsbourg...

To celebrate its tenth birthday with a wink, Alpha decided to get totally involved in this special adventure that scrambles the boundaries between classical music and the one that is not. The very pure pleasure of music is to be found here in different registers
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- The execution is exclusively realised by the singers, including all the instrumental and percussion effects.
- The technical level and the virtuosity of each of the singers is a real reference in this kind of production, this allows them to be successively soloist and a part of the ensemble.
- The quality and the creativity of the arrangements bring a new life to the original songs, life that transforms them and pushes them into another universe, totally different from the sphere of the pop music.

Special project means special packaging. The ENCORES album has little in common with our usual collections, so we gave it an original and festive appearance, with a circular metal box, that both reminds us of the world of the night and of the diversity of the contents.

What is the message from this production, produced by a label that distinguishes itself since ten years by its rigor and its commitment to the Baroque times? First, it reminds us that music stays, above all, an infinite source of joy and happiness. Then (and most importantly), it helps the larger public to discover that beauty, so much in need in our world, can be found in an ‘air de Cour' as well as in a Bach fugue or in a simple song.

Jean-Paul Combet

Tracklisting:

1. Peaches en Regalia (Song Made Famous by Frank Zappa) 3:42
2. Womanizer (Song Made Famous by Britney Spears) 2:52
3. Toi mon toit (Song Made Famous by Elli Medeiros) 3:49
4. Cherchez le garçon (Song Made Famous by Taxi Girl) 4:18
5. Manon (Song Made Famous by Serge Gainsbourg) 3:41
6. Hunter (Song Made Famous by Björk) 4:48
7. Nahna wil amar jiran (Song Made Famous by Fairouz) 5:54
8. Brava (Song Made Famous by Mina) 2:25
9. Hung Up (Song Made Famous by Madonna) 3:22
10. The Look of Love (From Casino Royale) 4:03
11. Can't Get Out of My Head (Song Made Famous by Kylie Minogue) 4:39
12. Dugenou (Song Made Famous by Thomas Fersen) 4:24
13. A Day In the Life (Song Made Famous by The Beatles) 4:04
14. The Folks Who Live On the Hill (Song Made Famous by Peggy Lee) 2:50
15. Wild Is the Wind (Song Made Famous by Johnny Mathis) 4:34
16. Les Marquises (Song Made Famous by Jacques Brel) 5:07
17. Cher (Song Made Famous by Brigitte Fontaine) 3:38
18. Il est cinq heures, Paris s'éveille (Song Made Famous by Jacques Dutronc) 9:39
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Works on This Recording

1.
Peaches en regalia by Frank Zappa
Performer:  Les Cris De Paris ()
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2.
A Day in the Life by John Lennon
Performer:  Les Cris De Paris (), David Colosio (), Jean-Michel Durang (),
Jean-Baptiste De Ereño (), Emmanuel Richard (), Xavier Stouff ()
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
3.
High, Wide and Handsome: The Folks Who Live on the Hill by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Les Cris De Paris ()
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
4.
Hung Up by Madonna
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
5.
Womanizer, song by Rafael Akinyemi
Performer:  Les Cris De Paris ()
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
6.
Toi mon toit, song by Elli Medeiros
Performer:  Les Cris De Paris ()
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
7.
Cherchez le garçon, song by Laurent Biehler
Performer:  Les Cris De Paris (), Célia Bocquel (), Geoffroy Heurard ()
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
8.
Manon, song by Michel Colombier
Performer:  Les Cris De Paris ()
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
9.
Hunter by Bjork
Performer:  Les Cris De Paris ()
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
10.
Nahna Wil Amar Jiran, song by Mansour Rahbani
Performer:  Adele Carlier (), Les Cris De Paris (), Blandine Bouvier (),
Charlotte Plasse (), Sabine Devieilhe (), Xavier Stouff ()
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 
11.
Brava, song by Bruno Canfora
Performer:  Les Cris De Paris (), Sabine Devieilhe ()
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
12.
The Look of Love, song (for the film Casino Royale) by Burt Bacharach
Performer:  Christophe Gires (), Les Cris De Paris (), Catherine Safir ()
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Written: 1967 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
13.
Can't Get You Out of My Head, song by Rob Davis
Performer:  Les Cris De Paris ()
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
14.
Duguenou, song by Thomas Fersen
Performer:  Les Cris De Paris ()
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
15.
Wild Is The Wind, song (for Wild is the Wind) by Dimitri Tiomkin
Performer:  Les Cris De Paris (), Loup-Denis Elion ()
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Written: 1957 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
16.
Les marquises, song by Jacques Brel
Performer:  Les Cris De Paris ()
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
17.
Cher, song by Areski Belkacem
Performer:  Les Cris De Paris ()
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
18.
Il est cinq heurs, Paris s'éveille, song by Jacques Dutronc
Performer:  Les Cris De Paris ()
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Length: 9 Minutes 39 Secs. 

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