Songs (click on the -icons
for audio) 1.
2. The Heart Hunts Alone
3. L'amour lointaine
4. Estoy embriagada
5. I Didn't Know
6. Es wird schon wieder gehen
7. Dios te lo devolverá (Until Forgiveness Comes)
8. Little Death
9. The Voices Warned Me
10. Une voix nous manque
11. Southern Moon
12. Grand Tralala
13. Who Wants To Be Lonely?
Composed, performed and produced by Purple Prose
- Dani Klein (vocals)
- Werner Braito (harmonicas)
- Jan Cordemans (bass)
- Thierry Plas (guitars)
- Marc Ysaye (drums & percussion)
Recorded at Zoo homestudio, Brussels
Artwork : Jan Cordemans & VM2, photograph : Danny Willems
Purple Prose is being sold with a little
sticker on the cover with "Purple Prose, featuring Dani Klein from Vaya
Con Dios". Of course, it's no small feature to have one of Belgium's
most succesful women singers (apart from Soeur Sourire of course) as the vocalist
in a band. The flipside of that medal is however that about all interviews &
reviews fill three quarters of the space alloted analysing the end of Vaya
Con Dios, speculating a possible re-emergence of Vaya
Con Dios, comparing the quality with the songs Vaya
Con Dios had to offer, etc ... etc ... So, it could well be that the promotion
campaign for this album will lead to a bigger increase in sales of "The Best
of Vaya Con Dios" than the copies
of this album that will be sold. Not that the record firm would think that such
a disastrous follow-up : Dani Klein has managed to sell this here hobby project
to her former record firm.
So, Purple Prose is a sort of musical-friends-get-together, but the level of music-making
is of a very high level : the voice of Dani Klein is still in tiptop shape, the
harmonica of Werner Braito is given a prominent placing and acknowledges this
without falling in the trap of note-diarrhoea, the member of Machiavel
Thierry Plas and Marc Ysaye have undergone brain surgery before joining this band
Still, I get a dark brown suspicion (the color of the cd btw) that this won't
be a big sales-topper. There are songs on it in four languages, making it possible
for a large part of the worlds population to feel touched. But although the quality
is there, there are just too few songs on it that really grab you. Despite this
being a debut, the group sounds too often likes it's playing routineously. Only
the opener + single "Dirty Gold"
and the chilling "Who Wants To Be Lonely"
have made a big impression on me. The rest - tranquil chanson-blues - didn't.
And your opinion?
Did I get it all wrong, or was I spot-on ? Do you want to share your opinion about
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This Album in the Press
Peter Van Dijk in Knack : "To take a step back can sometimes have
a healing effect. Two year after the end of Vaya Con Dios, Dani Klein can take
pleasure in making music again. With her friends from Brussels she has chosen
the simplicity of chansons that were marinated in blues".
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take things into account like deduction of shipping expenses when ordering more
than 1 cd, bonus points, differences in guarantees ... Shipping prices are those
for customers in Belgium.
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