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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an absolute must - the moods, the beats - unrivaled
If you think Malcolm McLaren is all Sex Pistols and Bow Wow Wow, this is going to really surprise you.
This is an experience of atmospheric tracks, different beats of an ethic diversity that takes you unknowingly on a trip around the world in a very comfortable fashion. Listen to Sting's Brand New Day (which he has just released), and you'll see where he got the...
Published on November 3, 1999 by James Vinall (james@hoghunter....

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the same Malcolm McLaren
I just tried to listen to this album again for the first time since it came out. I didn't like it then and don't like it now. It just isn't anything like Malcolm McLaren's other great albums like Fans, Waltz Darling, and Duck Rock. No rap, no combination of opera and orchestra with rap and world beat.
Published on February 25, 2005 by Tek2000


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an absolute must - the moods, the beats - unrivaled, November 3, 1999
This review is from: Paris (Audio CD)
If you think Malcolm McLaren is all Sex Pistols and Bow Wow Wow, this is going to really surprise you.
This is an experience of atmospheric tracks, different beats of an ethic diversity that takes you unknowingly on a trip around the world in a very comfortable fashion. Listen to Sting's Brand New Day (which he has just released), and you'll see where he got the idea from. This album predates Sting by 5 years and where he uses Indian beats and Sitar, McLaren uses Middle Eastern Soufi beats (on one track) to greater effect. The second disc which is an instrumental mix of the first disc shows where dance music is now heading after it has chewed up and spat out the already regurgitated Latin beat.
Quite honestly a seminal album that MUST be in your collection even though I largely hate the more music spoof,commercial rubbish McLaren has produced in his time. Buy it, listen to it and you'll be as surprised as I was.
P.S. I don't know Malcolm personally (this ain't propaganda)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen in the dark, don't get up until finished., July 11, 1998
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This review is from: Paris (Audio CD)
This album is a labor of love on many levels; an homage to Miles Davis, a letter to the great beyond for Sid Vicious, and so much more.
"Jazz is Paris" is a sublime, dense, gorgeous paean to darkest Paris. Catherine Deneuve, guest on "Paris Paris" simply moves you.
There is not one misstep here, and it's perhaps one of the most remarkably evocative recordings I've ever heard. I can't say enough, so just listen for yourself...
Pour a black coffee, and spin one million times.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is there anyone out there that doesn't like this CD?, October 9, 2001
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This review is from: Paris (Audio CD)
I guess not--I'm absolutely in love with it--as I am with the City that this amazing collection of music is named for. Track 13, disc 1 is everything you ever want to experience about Paris without being in the city itself. The instrumental version of this song--track 7, on disc 2 is played over and over and over at my house. If you know what it is to love Paris you'll come to adore this album.
I first became aware of MM with Duck Rock but only realized his genius when I saw the video for Madama Butterfly--about a dozen strikingly beautiful women lounging in a sauna while the music plays--absolute, artistic brilliance. i thought it was the best video i'd ever, and have seen. Malcolm has a great eye for what's classy and beautiful, and with this album he proves tht he has the ear for it as well.
If it's embarrasing Catherine Deneuve into singing or turning a classic Erik Satie tune into a hot jazzy trumpet number, Malcolm pushes buttons nobody even knew we had. BRAVO!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars paris - blow me away!, February 9, 2001
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This review is from: Paris (Audio CD)
This work is absolutely critical to those who listen to music of any kind. Sure, it's full of sentimental schmaltz - but the schmaltz is brilliant! As a matter of fact, it's so good that I'm ordering the 2 CD version of this apocalyptic work. For a detailed review of the actual tracks, just check out the other reviews.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Passionate, sexy, inspiring and rewarding, June 11, 1999
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This review is from: Paris (Audio CD)
This album is a journey through all the emotions paris evokes. It's diverse, yet balanced tracks, take you on a breathless ride that lifts and inspires the listener. This is an album you play from start to finish over and over again- each time discovering something new.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moods of Paris!, July 4, 2002
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sandy (Latvia, Riga) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Paris (Audio CD)
This CD really is a brilliant work of Jazz & Pop mixed music. Beutiful vocals of Catherine Deneuve, Amina, F. Hardy, african choir and Malcolm of course. Paris Paris, Jazz is Paris, Revenge of the Flowers & La main Parisienne are the best compositions of this work. Little bit eccentric work, but Paris could sound like that ...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must CD., May 16, 2003
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Eyal (Tel Aviv, Israel.) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Paris (Audio CD)
a combination of so many moods and stiles, with the hand of a musical genious, mclaren. It tells a story of this city, along with an amazing atmosphere. one of the few albms I played over and over again, and I'm not even a jazz fan, just a fan of good music. just go ahead and own it...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh la la!, July 2, 2001
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This review is from: Paris (Audio CD)
J'adore Cette disque! Tres Parisienne! This is by far one of the chic-est and most seductive CDs ever made. It's so effortlessly cool and stylish! And yes, la musique is amazing too! Mclaren puts the pop in jazz!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Two CDs, the instrumental mixes are great., March 12, 2006
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C. B Collins Jr. (Atlanta, GA United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Paris (Audio CD)
There are two CDs in this collection. One is full of the compositions and arrangements of Malcolm McLaren including his original lyrics and most often his spoken contributions to the pieces. He is certainly a creative musician and conceptual artist. The remake of Serge Gainsbourg's "Je T'Aime ...Moi Non Plus" is very well done. McLaren also has Catherine Deneauve, the actress; Sonia Rykiel, the clothing designer; and Francoise Hardy, the French pop star sing with him on various selections.

However, I found the second CD in the set to be my favorite where there are 9 instrumental mixes of the songs on the first CD. These 9 selections are not completely instrumental by any means however since he integrates his background vocalists into the works. Some of the work is jazzy, some club music, some reflects back to the works of Eric Satie, some has African musicians, instruments, and choruses. It is the second CD in the set that I find that I play over and over.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars jazz is paris, February 3, 2001
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Rufio Datura "rufio_datura" (San Jose, CA United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Paris (Audio CD)
anyone who has been in Paris will understand this album: 'Jazz is Paris and Paris is Jazz'. Don't blame the poor Malcolm if he cannot sing a note, that is not his duty. His Duty is to present us a marvelous collection of tunes, jazzy ones, blue ones, about his experiences in Paris (lucky you) along with his gifted friends. If you are lucky enough of getting the doulbe album, that includes the 'instrumental remixes', do not hesitate buying it. It is very worthwhile!
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