Grand Tourism ‎– Le Surboomer

Atmosphériques ‎– 2391-2
CD, Album

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1 Jim Clark Theorem
Drums – Max GaroutWritten-By – Farrel*, Canavaggio*, Henry*
2 Les Courants D'air
Bass – Cyril DuffayMixed By – Mike BennTrombone – Morris LavisseVocals [Featuring], Lyrics By [Adapted By] – Terry CallierWritten-By – Farrel*
3 Snakeplayer
Written-By – Farrel*, Canavaggio*, Henry*
4 Hybrid Story
Written-By – Farrel*, Canavaggio*, Henry*
5 Time For This
Vocals [Featuring] – Ken NorrisWritten-By – Farrel*, Canavaggio*, Norris*, Henry*
6 Variations Sur Emma Peel
Trombone – Morris LavisseWritten-By – Farrel*, Canavaggio*, Bouillon*
7 Sweet Sitar Street
Written-By – Farrel*, Canavaggio*
8 Act Of Love
Vocals [Featuring] – Ken NorrisWritten-By – Farrel*, Canavaggio*, Norris*, Henry*
9 Le Surboomer
Written-By – Farrel*, Canavaggio*, Henry*
10 Romantic Hold Up
Vocals [Featuring] – Angie B.*Written-By – Angie B.*, Farrel*, Canavaggio*, Bouillon*
11 La Baie Du Fakir
Guitar – Steph MorlockWritten-By – Farrel*, Canavaggio*, Bouillon*
12 Vega Music
Written-By – Farrel*, Canavaggio*, Henry*
13 La Guitare Enchantee
Written-By – Farrel*, Canavaggio*, Henry*

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Recorded & mixed at Jim Clark Studio (Paris) except 2 mixed at Positive Management, 10 & 11 recorded & mixed at Blow Up.

"Snakeplayer" contains a sample from "Street Lady" by Mizell published by Universal Music Publishing. Excerpts from "Street Lady" as performed by Donald Byrd, used under license from Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records Inc.

℗ Atmosphériques 2001 © Atmosphériques 2001.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 3 296630 239126
  • Barcode (String): 3296630239126
  • Matrix / Runout: [MPO Logo] 23912 @@ 01 20010202 1508 @@ 4
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L032
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1214
  • Label Code: LC 02333
  • Rights Society: SACEM SDRM SACD SCAM
  • Price Code: CB 412

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
COCD 2022 Grand Tourism Grand Tourism(CD, Album) CyberOctave COCD 2022 US 2001 Sell This Version
2391-2, none Grand Tourism Le Surboomer(CD, Album) Atmosphériques, Shock (2) 2391-2, none Australia 2001 Sell This Version
RBCS-2010 Grand Tourism Le Surboomer(CD, Album) Rambling Records RBCS-2010 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
2391-1 Grand Tourism Le Surboomer(2xLP, Album) Atmosphériques 2391-1 France 2001 Sell This Version
COCD 10117 Grand Tourism Grand Tourism(CD, Album, Promo) CyberOctave COCD 10117 US 2001 Sell This Version



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February 25, 2012
edited over 5 years ago

As evidenced by others like St. Germain and Shazz, the French have proven to have the most skillful ability to mix house and downtempo with jazzy flavours. Well, Grand Tourism is another example, but don't make the mistake that they are predictable. The trio behind Grand Tourism has a very distinctive style and manages to captivate you from the first track "Jim Clark Theorem" - a mysterious track combining a touch of drum and bass with an addicting melody - to the ultimately relaxing closer "La Guitare Enchantee". They are probably most well known for "Les Courants D'Air", where Terry Callier contributes soulful vocals over trippy beats and melancholic acoustiscs, like that gorgeous trombone. However, the other tracks are just as enjoyable, if not even more. Take the groovey "Snakeplayer", which loops a catchy sample ('allright!') over great beats and guitars. Or perhaps I should mention the marvelous synths on the easy-going "Le Surboomer". "Hybrid Story" starts off with nice triphop beats, but makes an impressive transition to a faster broken beat driven rhythm. Ken Norris sings beautifully on both the straight house of "Time for This" and the happy and uplifting "Act of Love", which is one of my favourite tracks. And when you are hungry for more, you should check out "Bassmajazz" on the international version, which is left out here in favour of the fifth track. With excellent production and memorable compositions, Grand Tourism has produced a true jewel.