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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)

Total time 54:49

Line-up / Musicians

- John Greaves / bass, piano (5,10), sampler (5), vocals, arrangements

- Peter Kimberley / backing vocals
- François Ovide / guitar, banjo (4,10), trombone (8),
- Sophia Domancich / piano, sampler (2,7), Hammond (10)
- Pip Pyle / drums

- Sylvain Kassap / bass clarinet (1), clarinet (6), soprano & baritone saxes (8)
- Alexis Drossos / tenor sax (2,7,9), soprano sax (4)
- Franck Bergerot / violin (4), tenor sax (8)
- Patrick Tandin / accordion (4), cornet (8)
- Benoît Blue Boy / harmonica (4,10)
- Alain Cluzeau / Jew's harp (4)
- Nedim Nalbantoğlu / violins (5)
- Jean- François Jenny Clark / double bass (7)
- Philippe Jacquet / trombone (8)
- Ramaldof / trombone (8)
- Benjamin Queroy / trumpet (8)
- Nicolas Boissonade / baritone sax (8)
- Richard Raux / tenor sax (8)
- Didier Malherbe / tenor sax (8)
- Christophe Dunglas / alto sax (8)
- Jean- Noël Rochut / ? (8)
- Michel Godard / tuba (10)
- François Parisi / accordion (10)
- Pierre Marcault / percussion (1,3)

Releases information

Artwork: Marie Rochut with Peter Blegvad

CD La Lichère ‎- CD LLL 117 (1991, France)
CD Blueprint - BP232CD (1997, UK) New cover art and renamed "Little Bottle Of Laundry"

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Review by Alucard
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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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