Lizzy Mercier Descloux - One For The Soul (CD, Album)

In the mid s, she moved to Corsica and devoted herself to painting and writing an unpublished novel. Inshe was diagnosed with ovarian and colon cancers, from which she died the Album) year. In loving memory of her talent, her courage, and her kindness. After her death, Esteban worked with the record label Light in the Attic to reissue some of her recordings. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lizzy Mercier Descloux. Post-punk no wave worldbeat disco.

Musician singer songwriter composer actress writer painter. Musical artist. Retrieved 23 September The Mudd Club. One for the Soul. Essay by 'Punk Professor' Vivien Goldman, interviewing key players. CD includes full album plus 2 bonus tracks.

By the time poet, singer-songwriter, and artist Lizzy Mercier Descloux recorded 's Zulu Rockshe'd marked herself out as both a globe trotter with more passport stamps than Tintin and a musical innovator whose loose, arty spirit Lizzy Mercier Descloux - One For The Soul (CD be applied to styles as varied as no wave, Bavarian oompa and Soweto jive.

The location, this time, was Rio De Janeiro, a suitably exotic location to follow their sojourn in Soweto given that Brazil had recently emerged from twenty years of dictatorship. The aim, says Kidron, was to 'reimagine the blues', but Lizzy's musical essence was in flux. Most notable is the album's foray into jazz, and the fact that Chet Baker, the master jazz trumpeter, blew his last on 'Fog Horn Blues' and the sensuous 'Off Off Pleasure'.

Rio was to be the last great hurrah of Lizzy and Michel's global recording adventures, and although work proceeded apace, the experience was often quite tense. Chet was very much at the drug-ravaged end of his life and had very little stamina or dexterity left The record-buying public did not agree, and as the album crashed and burned, so did the relationship between its three heroes. Lizzy was, for the first time, about to take on the world alone -- and there was but one album left in her.

LP version. Includes download code for full album plus two bonus tracks. CD includes full album plus 6 bonus tracks. When she came to make Suspense -- reissued here as the final album in our series -- she was, for the first time, working without her longtime muse, partner and manager Michel Esteban, with whom she'd first moved from their native France to New York, where it all began.

In Vivien Goldman's new liner notes, Esteban notes that Suspense sounds 'less Lizzy than the other records, less open,' but in splitting herself into two -- English and Francophone -- the album Album) two personalities too; oddly, it shines a light on the real Descloux that her cultural experiments never did. Though the initial aim was to make a folky, acoustic album, the pop sound suited the singer, and 'A Room In New York' is as fine and sparky as AOR gets.

Bound by her contract to the label, Descloux Album) away from music and focused on painting. She eventually settled in Corsica, the French island, where she died, aged 48, of cancer. Descloux's musical career ended, therefore, with the aptly titled Suspense. It was only a matter of time before this furiously creative artist's work was re-evaluated, and with these deluxe reissues, that time is now.

Includes download code for full album plus six bonus tracks. Mambo Nassau. Mambo Nassaureleased in on Philips Records, saw the vagabond Lizzy Mercier Descloux - One For The Soul (CD poet, artist and musician decamp from New York to the Bahamas with her manager and sometime lover, Michel Esteban.

The effect on her music was not as expected. Press Color had been an album of dissonant, distorted disco influenced by the New York no wave scene, but Chris Blackwell's Compass Point Studios provided a hermetically sealed environment into which the island's relaxed atmosphere did not seep.

Instead, music from within those four walls -- made by Tom Tom Club and Grace Jones -- had the effect of a feedback loop. The album, meanwhile, reflected the growing confidence of Descloux as a musician, an increasing interest in African music and the input of two new collaborators: synthesizer innovator Wally Badarou and Jamaican engineer Steve Stanley, the album's de facto producer.

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