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Studio Album, released in 1991

Songs / Tracks Listing

1.Solitary (6:58)
2. The World Tonight (5:08)
3. Deck Of The Moon (6:35)
4. Old Antiquity (5:29)
5. Rose C'Est La Vie (4:08)
6. Lullaby (5:20)
7. Amost Perfect Lovers (6:06)
8. Le Garçon Vert (4:36)
9.Let Her Go (5:59)
10. Dedans (4:30)


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Line-up / Musicians

-John Greaves/ Vocals, Piano (Tr. 5& 10) Bass, Samples (Tr.5)
-François Ovide/ Guitar (Tr. 1-4/6,7,9), Banjo (Tr. 4,10), Trombone (Tr.8),
-Sophia Domancich/ Piano (Tr. 1-3/6,7,9), Samples (Tr.2,7),Organ (Tr.10)
-Pip Pyle/ drums (Tr. 1-3/6-10)
-Peter Kimberley/ Backing Vocals (Tr. 1-3/6-7/9-10)

-Sylvain Kassap/ Clarinet (Tr.6), Bass-Clarinet (Tr.1), Soprano & Baritone Saxes(Tr.8)
-Pierre Marcault/ Percussion (Tr. 1,3)
-Franck Bergerot/ Violin (Tr.4)
-Patrick Tandin/ Accordion (Tr. 4), Cornet (Tr. 8)
-Benoît Blue Boy/ Harmonica (Tr. 4,10)
-Alexis Drossos/ Tenor sax (Tr. 7,9), Soprano Sax (Tr. 4)
-Nedim Nalbantoglu/ Violins (tr.5)
-Jean-François Jenny Clark/ Double Bass(Tr.7)
-Richard Raux/ Tenor Sax (Tr. 8)
-Didier Malherbe/Tenor Sax (tr. 8)
-Christophe Dungias/ Alto Sax (Tr.8)
-Michel Godard/ Tuba (tr. 10)
-François Parisi/ Accordion (Tr. 10)
-Alain Cluzeau/ Jew's Harp (Tr.4)
-Philippe Jacquet/ Trombone (Tr.8)
-Ramaldof/ Trombone (Tr.8)
-Benjamin Queroy/ Trumpet (Tr.8)
-Jean-Noël Rochut/ Tuba (Tr. 8)

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CD La Lichère [1991]

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4 stars 'La Petite Bouteille De Linge' was recorded in Paris and released in 1990. The record presents a mixture of compositions that unit songwriting and sophisticated instrumental passages with influences ranging from contemporary classics, Kajun Folk Music, Straight Forward Rock, Jazz and a touch of Monthy Python.

'Solitary' the opener with lyrics by Peter Blegvad ("that whole great majestically startling mentally epic burning model of heaven") a Kurt Weill inspired song featuring Weill-Fashion Piano, distorted guitar and bass clarinet, reminding 'Henry Cow', followed by 'The World Tonight' a more traditional song.

'Deck Of The Moon' an uptempo track, sounding like 'XTC' and featuring F.Ovide on guitar and a nice piano solo by Sophia Domancich.

'Old Antiquity' a 'Kajun' Folk music inspired track with a soprano sax intro,featuring harmonica, guitar, violin, banjo and a great vocal arrangement.

' Rose C'Est La Vie' a beautiful French sung ballad with a string section (overdubbed violin?) and John on piano.

'Almost Perfect Lovers' a Jazzy track featuring piano, the late Jean-François Jenny Clark on double bass, tenor sax and including a longer instrumental improvisation.

'Le Garçon Vert' the scond song with Peter Blegvad lyrics, is arranged for Brass band, starting with a 'Peter Gunn' inspired theme with Italo Western style vocals by John, alternating Free Jazz passages with Canterbury and a Monthy Python touch, my favourite track on the record.

'Let Her Go' a beautiful ballad with a jazzy groove featuring acoustic guitar, a tenor sax and a piano solo.

'Dedans' is a reprise of trck 5 'Rose C'Est La Vie' with a Kajun feeling featuring accodeon, tuba, banjo, harmonica and reminding 'The Band'.

''La Petite Bouteille De Linge" is a great record of John Greaves, who mixes influences of Canterbury, Kajun Music , Kurt Weill, Monthy Python into a very personal record.

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