Saint Tropez

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Like many disco groups of the 70s, Saint Tropez was a producers' brainchild, in this case of American producers Laurin Rinder & W. Michael Lewis who had already been successful with disco groups El Coco and Le Pamplemousse. Saint Tropez was a female ménage-à-trois, three good-looking women, striking in lesbian poses on the covers of the first two albums Je T'aime (1977) and Belle de Jour (1978), both hugely successfull disco albums with big symphonic orchestrations and a tight disco backing, all the instruments played solely by the two producers. Je T'aime offered ...'s well-known classic in an equally sensual disco symphony. They also covered material by Van McCoy and Gregg Diamond's "Heart To Heart" (sung in French as "Coeur à coeur"), originally written for The Andrea True Connection. Belle de Jour followed the same formula, yielding two successful 12"s "One More Minute" and "Fill My Life With Love", and also covering Gloria Gaynor's "Most Of All". Typical for this kind of studio projects, lots of different singers were involved in the project.

After a four year hiatus, Rinder & Lewis revived Saint Tropez in 1982 for a third album, Hot and Nasty, which leaned more towards R&B but still kept the lush orchestration of the first two albums. It yielded the single "The Love Stealers", a cover of Peaches & Herb's disco hit. A curiosity for all three Saint Tropez albums was a continued story, an audio film noir in French, telling the story of Nicole who's fallen in love with a woman assailant whom the Paris Police, as well as Interpol, are looking for. It started as "Violation" on Je T'aime, on Belle de Jour it was the title track and "When You Are Gone", and on Hot and Nasty, it was "Femmes Fatales". The third LP cover read an editor's note: "With respect to Femmes Fatales, the fundamental question before us is what will happen to Noicole's lover [...] Perhaps in St. Tropez IV we will learn the answer to this." But there never was a fourth Saint Tropez album. Only a final 12" single "Morning Music" saw the story continue on the B-side "The Chase" which closed the book on Saint Tropez.
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Albums

Saint Tropez - Je T'Aime album art Saint Tropez Je T'Aime (Album) Butterfly Records (7) Italy 1977 Sell This Version
Saint Tropez - Belle De Jour album art Saint Tropez Belle De Jour (Album) Butterfly Records (7) US 1978 Sell This Version
Saint Tropez - Femmes Fatales album art Saint Tropez Femmes Fatales (MiniAlbum) Destiny Records US 1982 Sell This Version
Saint Tropez - Hot And Nasty album art Saint Tropez Hot And Nasty (Album) Destiny Records US 1982 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Saint Tropez - Je T'aime album art Saint Tropez Je T'aime (Single, Maxi) EMI, Butterfly Records (7), Butterfly Records (7), Butterfly Records (7) Japan 1977 Sell This Version
Saint Tropez - On A Rien A Perdre album art Saint Tropez On A Rien A Perdre (Single) Butterfly Records (7) US 1977 Sell This Version
JB 8 Saint Tropez - Music / Je T'aime album art Montreal Sound (2) / Saint Tropez Montreal Sound (2) / Saint Tropez - Music / Je T'aime(7", Jukebox) Baby Records (2) JB 8 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
CP-290 Saint Tropez - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This / Je T' Aime... Moi Non Plus album art Idris Muhammad / Saint Tropez Idris Muhammad / Saint Tropez - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This / Je T' Aime... Moi Non Plus(12", Promo) Kudu, Hispavox CP-290 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
Saint Tropez - One More Minute album art Saint Tropez One More Minute (Single, Maxi) Butterfly Records (7) US 1978 Sell This Version
Saint Tropez - Fill My Life With Love / When You Are Gone album art Saint Tropez Fill My Life With Love / When You Are Gone (Single) Butterfly Records (7) US 1978 Sell This Version
Saint Tropez - Belle De Jour album art Saint Tropez Belle De Jour (Single) Baby Records (2) US 1978 Sell This Version
NEO 002 Saint Tropez - This Love's On Me album art St. Tropez* This Love's On Me(12", Promo) Neo 80 NEO 002 US 1980 Sell This Version
Saint Tropez - Femmes Fatales album art Saint Tropez Femmes Fatales (Maxi, Single) Milan US 1982 Sell This Version
Saint Tropez - Bein' With You album art ST. Tropez* Bein' With You Rams Horn Records US 1982 Sell This Version
Saint Tropez - I Want To Do Something Freaky To You album art St. Tropez* I Want To Do Something Freaky To You (Single) Destiny Records US 1982 Sell This Version
Saint Tropez - The Love Stealers album art St. Tropez* The Love Stealers (Single) Rams Horn Records Canada 1982 Sell This Version
G-2514 Saint Tropez Ladrones De Amor(7", Single) Destiny Records G-2514 Mexico 1982 Sell This Version
Saint Tropez - Morning Music album art St. Tropez* Morning Music (Single) Destiny Productions (4) Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
- Saint Tropez - One more minute album art Saint Tropez One more minute(12", Pic) MCA Records - UK 1985 Sell This Version
Saint Tropez - Letter From My Heart / Je T'Aime (Moi Non Plus) / African Symphony album art Steve Allen / Saint Tropez Steve Allen / Saint Tropez - Letter From My Heart / Je T'Aime (Moi Non Plus) / African Symphony Unidisc Canada 1989 Sell This Version
Saint Tropez - Hold On To Love / Night Of The Wolf album art Saint Tropez / Al Foster Band Saint Tropez / Al Foster Band - Hold On To Love / Night Of The Wolf (Single) Mellow Mellow Right On UK 2014 Sell This Version
Saint Tropez - Cher Chez La Femme / Se Si Bon / Chatanooga Choo Choo / Most Of All album art Dr. Buzzard's Original "Savannah" Band* / Tuxedo Junction / St. Tropez* Dr. Buzzard's Original "Savannah" Band* / Tuxedo Junction / St. Tropez* - Cher Chez La Femme / Se Si Bon / Chatanooga Choo Choo / Most Of All Unidisc, Unidisc Canada Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

CDL 1242 Saint Tropez - Belle De Jour album art Saint Tropez Featuring J.P.Vignon* Saint Tropez Featuring J.P.Vignon* - Belle De Jour(2xLP, Comp) Butterfly Records (7) CDL 1242 UK 1979 Sell This Version
Saint Tropez - Greatest Hits album art Saint Tropez Greatest Hits (Comp) Unidisc Canada 1989 Sell This Version
Saint Tropez - The Best Of Saint Tropez - Fill My Life With Love album art Saint Tropez The Best Of Saint Tropez - Fill My Life With Love (Comp) Hot Productions, Butterfly Records (7) US 1995 Sell This Version