Le Tone ‎– Le Petit Nabab

Naïve ‎– NV 3121-1, MangeDisc ‎– 014
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Intro 1:18
2 Joli Dragon
Vocals – Judith (4)
3 La Biche Égarée 4:31
4 Expression Du Domaine De La Lutte 4:31
5 7th Floor
Mixed By – Alex*
6 Mauvaise Graine 3:46
7 Pietrafitta 2:57
8 S 0:18
9 Is It Love 3:49
10 Avenue Parmentier 8PM 1:49
11 Rocky VIII
Guitar – Monsieur Gadou
12 The Ray Cup Racing 2:41
13 Bitter Crop 3:47
14.1 Lessivé 7:30
14.2 Hidden Track 1:58



Track 14 ends at 2:30, and a hidden track begins at 5:32.

'Bitter Crop' contains sample of 'God Bless The Child' performed by Billie Holiday.
Mastered at Translab, Paris.

℗&©: 1999 MangeDisc (on CD label)
℗&©: 1998 MangeDisc (on back cover)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 3 298490 312117
  • Barcode (Scanned): 3298490312117
  • Other (Distribution Code): AD 070
  • Other (Rights Society): SACEM SDRM
  • Matrix / Runout: NV 31211 MPO 01 @@ 4

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CRECD 250 Le Tone Le Petit Nabab(CD, Album) Creation Records CRECD 250 UK 1999 Sell This Version
NV 3126-3 Le Tone Le Petit Nabab(LP, Album) Naïve NV 3126-3 France 1999 Sell This Version
CRELP 250 Le Tone Le Petit Nabab(LP, Album) Creation Records CRELP 250 UK 1999 Sell This Version
NV 3127-3, pro 014 Le Tone Le Petit Nabab(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Naïve, MangeDisc NV 3127-3, pro 014 France 1999 Sell This Version
496024 2 Le Tone Le Petit Nabab(CD, Album) Creation Records 496024 2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version



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January 6, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

Weird French popsters Le Tone merge a bass and bleep sensibility with musique concrete on their debut LE PETIT NABIB. "Intro" is a sample-rific piece, but their twee single "Joli Dragon" is a crowd-pleaser with its childlike sense of fun. Le Tone don't pretend to take themselves seriously, and a free to indulge in the near-noir of "Expression du Domaine de la Lutte" or the breaks, strings and gleeps of joy in "Mauvaise Graine." Their approach does allow for some moments of tenderness to creep in, as with "Is It Love" (though the sped-up sample of Chinese opera seems out of place) or the delicate Billie Holiday homage of "Bitter Crop." And "Lessive" takes us out on a tropical note, showing that fun can be as important a musical element as any other.