St Germain ‎– St Germain

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1 Real Blues
Guitar, Strings [N'Goni] – Guimba Kouyate*Keyboards – Didier DavidasKora – Mamadou Cherif SoumanoPercussion – Jorge Bezerra
5:16
2 Sittin' Here
Guitar – Guimba Kouyate*Vocals – Nahawa Doumbia
6:21
3 Hanky Panky
Guitar, Strings [N'Goni] – Guimba Kouyate*Keyboards [Percussions] – Didier DavidasPercussion – Jorge BezerraStrings [N'Goni] – Sadio Kone
7:05
4 Voilà
Guitar, Strings [N'Goni] – Guimba Kouyate*Percussion – Jorge BezerraVocals – Fanta Bagayogo
6:35
5 Family Tree
Bass – Alioune wadeKeyboards – Didier DavidasPercussion – Jorge BezerraSaxophone – Edouard LaborVocals, Strings [Kamele N'Goni] – Adama Coulibaly
7:54
6 How Dare You
Guitar – Sekou BahGuitar, Strings [N'Goni] – Guimba Kouyate*Percussion – Jorge BezerraStrings [N'Goni] – Sadio KoneVocals, Violin [Soku] – Zoumana Tereta
6:46
7 Mary L
Guitar, Strings [N'Goni] – Guimba Kouyate*Keyboards – Didier DavidasPercussion – Jorge BezerraStrings [Kamele N'Goni] – Adama CoulibalyStrings [N'Goni] – Sadio Kone
5:21
8 Forget Me Not
Keyboards – Didier DavidasKora – Cheikh Lo Ouza Diallo*Percussion – Jorge BezerraStrings [N'Goni] – Sadio Kone
5:43

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Issued in a jewel case.

On 3, Didier Davidas is mistakenly credited for percussions, but in fact he is a keyboards player.

1 contains a sample from "You Caused My Heart To Weep" written by Robert Shad, published by Molique Music (BMI), performed by Lightnin' Hopkins, used courtesy of Mainstream Records Group, Inc.
5 contains a sample of the work "Nightmare Blues" written, composed and performed by R.L. Burnside [given as Robert Burnside], published by Fire Horse Music / Tradition Music Co. Produced by Bob Corritore live at the Rhythm Room, Phoenix, AZ USA. Robert Burnside appears courtesy of Fat Possum Records LLC.

Published by Primary Society Publishing (administrated by Universal Music Publishing France).
℗ & © 2015 Primary Society, under exclusive licence to Parlophone / Warner Music France, a Warner Music Group Compagny.
Printed in the EU.
Made in the E.U.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 25646 12201 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 2): [Warner Logo] 56179988/0825646122011 21
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2): IFPI LB 46
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0720
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0710
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
550182-2 St Germain St Germain(CD, Album) Nonesuch 550182-2 US 2015 Sell This Version
9397601004980 St Germain St Germain(CD, Album) Warner Music France, Parlophone 9397601004980 Australia 2015 Sell This Version
0825646121984 St Germain St Germain(2x12", Album, 180) Warner Music France, Parlophone 0825646121984 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0825646012749 St Germain St Germain / Real Blues (Atjazz & Terry Laird Remixes)(CD, Album + CD, Single + S/Edition, Fna) Warner Music France, Parlophone 0825646012749 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0825646122011 St Germain St Germain(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warner Music France (2) 0825646122011 Russia 2015 Sell This Version

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Zauberberg

Zauberberg

May 22, 2018

What an album! Ludovic has definitely outperformed himself in this vibrant mixture of deep house, instrumentalism, poetry, and African rhythms. I just wish there was more of it!
WEcho

WEcho

August 5, 2017

I bough this album iimmediately after listening to it on youtube last month. ART!!!!
playthoseblues

playthoseblues

March 20, 2017
Like other commentators here, I have to agree that this album is great. I wouldn't want to see (and hear!) St.Germain resting on his laurels with Tourist Pt. 2, and this follow up is a nice evolution of his sound. The world beat/african styles are refreshing, and blend well with his characteristic sound. The album is also of a decent length, not too long or too short. Each track keeps things fresh throughout.
ledjfab

ledjfab

March 5, 2017
I was in Paris for a week in september 2016, in St-Germain Des Prés. The album was already out for a while. I didn't pay much attention to it at first because I was busy looking for other music. I thought it was a curious return for St-Germain, after 15 years of silence. The cover for the album is a little bit humoristic, as if he had been buried deep in the ground, and unearthed after a long period of time.
I wanted to buy the special FNAC edition, and wandered in the streets of the city for the FNAC store. I didn't find any copy there; just the regular edition. I then returned to the hotel. It was a sunny day, very hot. I was stunned by everything around me: the action, the beautiful buildings, the people on the sidewalk.
It was only when I 'came back home' that I bought the album and the remixes. And then, 'Real Blues' just became the soundtrack of what I experienced in Paris.
What I like from St-Germain, is that he is probably the only artist to have stayed true to the sound of the French Touch 1.0 (circa 1996-2003). He could have came back and played the game of so many other artists in that field: do an Electro-Pop album with a string of featured artists, like Nicki Minaj or Pharrell Williams. Fortunately, he does not. Going back to sampling for 'Real Blues', the voice of Lightnin' Hopkins (already heard in many titles of St-Germain in the past, such as 'Alabama Blues' and 'The Black Man') is familiar and the immersion is easy.
While 'Tourist' was more into Jazz, 'St-Germain' is more into world beat; African voices and percussion. 'Forget Me Not' is more Asian inspired. 'Mary L' sounds a bit like 'Sure Thing'.
I used to like many artists from the French Touch who, unfortunately for me and probably many others, decided to go into a more commercial approach of the music (think Daft Punk, Super Discount or Cassius who are now light years away of what they once were). This album should appeal to all the nostalgic people, and is like some sort of quiet refuge where you go to avoid a storm. There is a sense of serenity to it.
Ricky_Fitts

Ricky_Fitts

July 29, 2016

Outstanding new material from the man that is St. Germain. You can clearly hear "Tourist" and "Boulevard", but with a new quality that's a bliss to your ears.
andyman5

andyman5

January 10, 2016
Surprised at the mixed reviews of this record? This is fabulous music and most definitely St Germain right out the gate. Love the African vocals over jazzy house thing...can't think of anything else that sounds like this...
basicd

basicd

December 23, 2015
Maybe we expected more from Mr. Ludovic, but this album is good. For the first listening wasn't but after a few that is OK. Not like Boulevard and Tourist but once more album is good.
ijustspeak

ijustspeak

December 19, 2015
So what can we say about this.
Well to me it does not brake grounds, he done that once already (or twice). It continues the "Tourist" sound more or less. Further World music explorations is to be expected into african jazz and jungle rhythms.
But i have to rush out and say, if you did not like this at first go, listen again.
A preview or quick preview of this is not justifying at all. This release has some multi-colored layers, and most of the tracks has one element that brings together each track. Listen well, it´s there. This music is very detailed to your ears.
Though he has not abandoned some nice house jams, there are a couple present. Enjoying "How Dare You" very much..

Overall a fine album. Maybe not the forceful comeback one might believed it was. But strong effort never the less.
DJ_JJ

DJ_JJ

October 16, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

Nice tunes, but honestly I expected more. Especially the African singers are a bit too much and disturb the mood.