St Germain ‎– Tourist

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Blue Note ‎– 7243 5 25114 2 6
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1 Rose Rouge 7:02
2 Montego Bay Spleen
Guitar [Lovely Guitar] – Ernest Ranglin
5:41
3 So Flute 8:29
4 Land Of... 7:50
5 Latin Note 5:57
6 Sure Thing 6:22
7 Pont Des Arts 7:25
8 La Goutte D'Or 6:17
9 What You Think About... 4:48

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All tracks written, produced & mixed at The Magic House Studio.
Mastering Translab, Paris
Publishing Primary Society Publishing except track 6 Universal Music / Primary Society Publishing
Photo cover: "Station du touriste St Germain". Paris Musée Carnevalet. PMVP/LADET.

* Track 1 "Excerpts from 'Live At Montreux', as performed by Marlena Shaw used under license from Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc."
** Track 2 Lovely guitar by Mister 'Ernest Ranglin' courtesy of Palm Pictures"
*** Track 6 Contains elements from "Harry's Philosophy" (Miles Davis & John Lee Hooker) used courtesy of Universal Music/Special Markets, Inc.

(P) & (C) 2000 Primary Society
Distribution EMI Music France
The copyright in this recording is owned by Primary Society under exclusive license to Blue Note/EMI France
Printed in the E.U.
Marketed and distributed by EMI

Packaging: 6-panel digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 724352511426
  • Barcode (Text): 7 24352 51142 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): EMI UDEN 5251142 @ 2 2-1-5-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): EMI UDEN 5251142 @ 3 3-1-11-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): EMI UDEN 5251142 @ 3 3-1-25-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, 10): EMI UDEN 5251142 @ 4 4-3-4-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): EMI UDEN 5251142 @ 4 4-3-16-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6): EMI UDEN 5251142 @ 5 5-1-18-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7): EMI UDEN 5251142 @ 4 4-1-4-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8): EMI UDEN 5251142 @ 4 4-3-9-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9): EMI UDEN 5251142 @ 4 4-3-13-NL
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1 to 3, 6): IFPI L047
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4, 9, 10): IFPI L045
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 5 and 7): IFPI L046
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 15D0
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 15EB
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 154A
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 9): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 10): IFPI 155E
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0542
  • Price Code (F:): PM 125

Other Versions (5 of 45) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 5 25114 2 6 St Germain Tourist(CD, Album, Unofficial) Blue Note (2) 7243 5 25114 2 6 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
5099963622010 St Germain Tourist(2x12", Album, RE, RM, 180) Parlophone 5099963622010 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
526201 2 St Germain Tourist(CD, Promo) Blue Note 526201 2 France 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 25114 2 6 St Germain Tourist(CD, Album, Unofficial) Blue Note (2) 7243 5 25114 2 6 Ukraine 2000 Sell This Version
5099963622010 St Germain Tourist(2x12", Album, RM, 180) Blue Note 5099963622010 US 2012 Sell This Version

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CambridgeRecordBox

CambridgeRecordBox

April 26, 2018
I was having buzzing problems with C1, but now it plays fine for me after I gave my stylus a very thorough cleaning. My setup is a Numark TT-1+ with an Ortofon cartridge and Ortofon 10 stylus. I use ISO alcohol (91%) on a stylus brush to loosen junk, plus a gentle pass with a magic eraser. I use a 10x loupe to inspect the stylus tip. When the stylus looks perfectly clean, this record plays great.
GreenStreetMusic

GreenStreetMusic

July 16, 2017
One of my favourite albums of all time!! I can listen to it so often and it still amazes me like the first time I heard it. :)
isioman

isioman

May 13, 2016
''Land Of...'' Opening Hammond solo taken from Czesław Niemen - ''Jednego Serca''.
''Latin Note'' Opening Piano taken from Sun Ra - ''Nuclear War''.
djbfad

djbfad

January 1, 2016
Do not buy the Parlophone version of Tourist on vinyl, as the previous reviews suggest the track "Sure Thing" is so heavily distorted on the left channel it's completely unlistenable. Considering there are only 9 tracks on the record it's kind of a big deal. I'm surprised nobody pressing this version of the record at Parlophone caught this mistake before shipping, luckily I was able to return my copy...
themucaro

themucaro

December 21, 2015
Play Mantego Bay Spleen at 45rpm :)
Millwood

Millwood

December 13, 2007
There was genuinely a period in 2000 where you couldn't walk into a cafe without hearing St. Germain's 'Tourist'. It single-handedly put the cafe / lounge / nu-jazz movement on the map.

Whilst it's not an album that's going to blow your mind apart, there's a good chance I'd listen to it more frequently today if it hadn't been so hideously over-exposed at the time of its release.. And I suspect the fact that Ludovic Navarre hasn't released any further albums under this moniker is a solemn nod in that direction.