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Les Retrouvailles [Import, Soundtrack]

Yann TiersenAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Guillaume Yann Tiersen (born 23 June 1970) is a French musician and composer. His music is recognized by its use of a large variety of instruments in relatively minimalist compositions, often with a touch of either European classical music or French folk music, using primarily the piano, accordion or violin together with instruments like the melodica, xylophone, toy piano, ondes martenot, ... Read more in Amazon's Yann Tiersen Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 30, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Soundtrack
  • Label: Ici d’'Ailleurs
  • ASIN: B000852GIQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,715 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Western
2. Kala
3. Loin Des Villes
4. La Veillee
5. Plus D'Hiver
6. A Ceux Qui Sont Malades Par Mer Calme
7. A Secret Place
8. Le Matin
9. Les Enfants
10. Le Jour De L'ouverture
11. La Boulange
12. La Plage
13. Mary
14. 7:PM
15. Les Retrouvailles
16. La Jetee
17. Bonus Track 1

Editorial Reviews

2005 Studio Album from the French Instrumentalist and Composer. The 17 Tracks Feature Guest Appearances from Jane Birkin, Liz Fraser (Of Cocteau Twins Fame), Stuart Staples, Miossec and Dominique A.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The music that makes you dream February 12, 2009
Format:Audio CD
It is for sure not Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain soundtrack... Way deeper and whole-souled.

If you like the old drawer chest of your grandma and bouquet of wild flowers on top of it, if you like to sit in old grandpas chair on lazy and calm summer evening - is for you.

Les Retrouvailles is a passionate album. Happily and sadly romantic with a wonderful touch of mystery and mystique. In total, there are sixteen tracks of pure mental delight decorated with piano, accordion, harpsichord, violin, mandolin, bass, guitar, banjo, melodica, toy piano, typewriter, vibraphone and various rhythm instruments.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This album deserves 6 out of 5 stars January 18, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I can't even describe to you how great this cd is. It is simply spectacular/amazing. After hearing the soundtrack to Goodbye Lenin, I was quite disappointed. I thought that Amelie might have been the peak of Yann's career but I was very wrong. Les Retrouvailles is 120568x's better than Amelie. I definitely recommend it, especially track three...wonderfully mezzmerizing. It puts you right on the banks of the Siene looking up at the effiel tower. I am so grateful to have found this incredible music. Thanks again Yann!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best October 5, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I love this music, I cant even describe it. It is out of this world.

If you liked his soundtrack of the move Amelie, you are going to love this one, it is a little more contemporary and more diverse. Its great.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music of simplicity March 26, 2008
Format:Audio CD
i fell in love with les retrouvailles with the first time i've heard La Veilee.Real touching melody, complexity in feelings simplicity at the music side as a Tiersen classic. I got the limited edition with the DVD box.In the DVD we can see how Tiersen is creating his music, it is all about the whole recording cycle of the album. And for the audiophiles and real Tiersen fans, DVD gives the chance to see the partitions for guitar, violin, xylophone and toy piano like how he is combining the separete recordings. And for finally who loves details, he is listening to Cocteau Twins album where we can see for few seconds. Well i guess i have rambled a bit, to sum up this album is Tiersen's one of the greatest works and i can^'t finish without saying a word about Elizabeth Fraser's amazing and unique voice.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very solid April 3, 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you are a fan of Yann Tiersen then you will like this record. I don't think it is as strong as Le Phare or Rue des Cascades but it is very solid. There are a couple songs with electric guitar, bass, and drums which are good. But personally, I like when he sticks with the traditional instruments. Elizabeth Frazer sings on 2 songs and I think that's pretty exciting.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Uncanny sounds February 11, 2009
Format:Audio CD
This is the most rewarding CD I've purchased in a very long time. It DOES have the sound, like others have said, like Amelie, but goes beyond that general "Sound". It's deeper. the 6th track sounds like a mixture of Enigma and Amelie. Others have a touch of early U2 (think Achtung Baby) Seriously... Everyone who loves music should have this record, if only for it's depth, and creative appeal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars And the library keeps growing. December 30, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
So I finally got this album for Christmas! It's a great expansion to my Yann library. As of right now track 4 ("La Veillee") and track 14 ("7:PM") are my favorites.

As for comparison to Yann's other albums, I don't find this one to be so full of melancholy like prior albums. It's not as purely French as some of his other music has been, either. I've also never been a big fan of lyrics with the music; I prefer it just by itself as I think it expresses all that it needs to without any words. I think there are 5 tracks on this album with lyrics.

I will add also that unlike some others, I was not disappointed in the "Goodbye Lenin!" soundtrack. I thought the sound went perfect with the film. It did take Yann a bit out of character, but "I Saw Daddy Today" and "Summer 78" will remain some of my very favorite Yann tracks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album July 7, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I purchased this and several other Yann Tiersen titles after buying the Amelie soundtrack. I've enjoyed this one the most. It's very rich and enjoyable. If you like his music, I highly recommend it.
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