Divinidylle [Canada]

Divinidylle [Canada]

by Vanessa ParadisVanessa Paradis

CD(Canadian Import)

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Still best -- heck, pretty much only -- known in the United States as Mrs. Johnny Depp, French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis has been a star in her native country since she was a teenager who had several pop hits back in the late '80s. As an adult, Paradis has taken her time in between projects; Divinidylle is her first album in over five years. (Those who require English-language touchstones for their foreign rockers: think of a more accessible and pop-oriented version of Kate Bush.) A straightforward but eclectic pop album ranging from the steel guitar-inflected atmospherics of "Les Revenants" and the haunting piano-and-strings ballad "Junior Suite" to the sunshiny '60s pop feel of "Divine Idylle," the organ-driven rocker "La Bataille," and the modern R&B sway of "L'Incendie," Divinidylle has no pretensions beyond pure entertainment. At its best, as on the clever, lavishly arranged single "Chet Baker" and the flirty duet with Mathieu Chédid "Les Piles," it's among Paradis' strongest works, and it's a far more consistently entertaining listen than many of her early albums, which tended toward the spotty. In fact, Divinidylle is likely Paradis' best album yet. [This edition was released in Canada.]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/23/2007
Label: Universal Int'l
UPC: 0600753027493
catalogNumber: 5302749
Rank: 131129


  1. Divine Idylle
  2. Chet Baker
  3. Les Piles
  4. Des Que J'Te Vois
  5. Les Revenants
  6. Junior Suite
  7. L' Incendie
  8. Irresistiblement
  9. La Bataille
  10. La Melodie
  11. Jackadi

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vanessa Paradis   Primary Artist,Choeurs
Jean-Marc Apap   Alto
Nathalie Carlucci   Violone
Vincent Segal   Cello
Herve Cavelier   Violone
Cyril Atef   Percussion,Karkabou
Pierre Boscheron   Saw
Daniel Dato   Violone
Albin de la Simone   Organ,Piano,Hand Clapping
Sébastien Surel   Violone
Patrice Renson   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Clavinet,Hand Clapping,Slide Guitar,wah wah guitar,Choeurs
Thomas Block   Ondes Martenot,Cristal Bachet
Jacques Saint-Yves   Violone

Technical Credits

Vanessa Paradis   Composer
Alain Chamfort   Composer
Vincent Segal   Arranger,Direction
Thomas Fersen   Composer
Jean Fauque   Composer
Brigitte Fontaine   Composer
Olivier Lude   Engineer
Albin de la Simone   Arranger
Franck Monnet   Composer
Patrice Renson   Arranger,Programming,Engineer,Orchestration
Marcel Kanche   Composer

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