Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Sorry For Laughing

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Released (and then re-released with 4 bonus tracks) last year in Europe, Nouvelle Vague's self titled LP finally got a US release a couple of weeks ago courtesy of Luaka Bop Records. For those of you who don't know, it's a set of new wave classics (songs by Depeche Mode, Dead Kennedys, The Undertones and more) done in a smoky, bossa nova jazz style. It's helmed by Marc Collins (Ollano, Volga Select, Suburbia) and Oliver Libaux, and includes the vocals of several different chanteuses. It's fabulous of course, and now that it's domestic there's no excuse for US readers to not go and get it! The US release also contains the bonus tracks, minus the version of the Flock Of Seagulls gem Wishing (If I Had A Photograph) which is one of the Euro release bonus tracks but failed to make the US record for some reason. I was very happy to see that this reissue includes this snazzy version of the Josef K classic Sorry For Laughing. Too bad I didn't have this when I posted the original & Propaganda's version last October!

1 comment:

Niandi said...

It's a great album and I've turned many people on to it....but don't you hate the way "early adopters" are penalized when an album is re-released with bonus tracks for the "johnny come latelys"....thanx for posting this track