Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums Fire TV Stick Off to College Essentials Find the Best Purina Pro Plan for Your Pet Shop Popular Services tmnt tmnt tmnt  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Metal Gear Solid 5 Gear Up for Football Deal of the Day
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
Buy Used
$11.34
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by momox com
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. For DVDs please check region code before ordering.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • La Valse Des Monstres
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

La Valse Des Monstres Import

12 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, Import, April 24, 1998
$34.64 $11.34

1. Mouvement Introductif
2. La Valse Des Monstres
3. Frida
4. Quimper 94
5. Ballendai
6. Comptine D'Ete N17
7. Cleo Au Trapeze
8. La Valse Des Monstres
9. Le Banquet
10. Comptine D'Ete N17
11. Mouvement Introductif
12. La Rue
13. Iwakichi
14. Hanako
15. La Plaisanterie
16. Le Compteur
17. Mouvement Introductif

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 24, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI France
  • ASIN: B00004S6LW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #318,145 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Ms. WB on November 2, 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Yann Tiersen's music is lovely and imaginative. I was eager to get this particular album since it wasn't as available as some of his others. La Valse des Monstres is a bit darker or more serious than the Amelie soundtrack--however it does contain two or three songs from Amelie. The songs easily blend into one another vs. the soundtrack from Amelie where each signified a scene.

Sounds a bit odd, but I think this is perfect music for children. I can imagine reading some of Maurice Sendak's books while this was playing in the background. I think that if I were young and heard this album, it would have definitely been a favorite and I'm sure I would have wanted to replicate some of the sounds that I heard. Tiersen's uses a variety of instruments (toy piano adding a lot to this album) and waltzes are often used as backdrops for newer sounds. I saw a review that compared Tiersen to Philip Glass, and I found no resemblance between the two--sure, they're both experimental instrumentalists, but Tiersen's is easy to listen to and contemplative, while I find Glass' work a bit hair-raising and stark (at anyrate, they're very, very different).
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 7, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Yann Tiersen makes movies for the ears. No screen, no projector, just the listener's imagination that he provokes as an old flickering movie or an old sepia snapshot. The technical crew of this talented writer/director/movie maker/artist is made of toy piano, accordion, violin, melodica, bells, banjo, harpsichord... He plays all of them and knows all their little ways, especially the one that will move the audience As a film director Tiersen wouldn't believe in long sequences. His speciality would be little powerful, meaningful scenes about travel, melancholy day dreaming and party. He gives them meaningful titles (la rupture/the break up, L'arrivee sur l'ile/the arrival on the Island, Les jours heureux/Happy days, Sur le fil/On the wire...). Feel free to build up the story behind them, they are yours now. The Landscape that you will come across will evoke central Europe, fields, deep forest, reefs, unspoiled places. "Rue des cascades" (Cascade Street) was recorded in 1996. And in addition to the music, comes the charming , crystal like, voice of Claire Pichet.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By hyena206 on November 4, 2002
Format: Audio CD
O.K. I just want to get the fact that I don't usually listen to anything that remotely resembles the music that is contained here. But ever since I saw the movie Amelie for some strange reason I really dug the music. Being the fact that it was Yann Tiersen whom had composed all but two of the songs on the soundtrack I knew that I had to get a hold of some of his previous works. This album is particularly amazing. This guy plays a variety of instruments on his albums. Mainly he employs piano and accordion (I believe.) La Valse des Monstres is dominantly a classical style piano work. I feel a range of emotions in me when I listen to this; anxiety, grief, happiness. I enjoy this album most when drawing, cooking, school work and generally relaxing. When the accordion and the strings bust in I always feel the itch of going to France so that I may experience the land in my own eyes. At least Tiersen's CDs I can always experience the trip with my ears. One of my favorite CDs, hands down.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robert Carlberg on May 26, 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I first became aware of Brest musician Yann Tiersen when he was compared to Penguin Cafe Orchestra, and only later made the connection that he'd also done the "Amelie" soundtrack which I'd remembered liking. However a much better likeness is to compare him to fellow French "naive" musician Pascal Comelade, since both feature toy pianos, simple repeating melodies and minimal production techniques. Both are multi-instrumentalists and essentially one-man bands playing music which could be described as child-like or intentionally naive. Penguin Cafe can be joyfully innocent but I don't think of them as naive. Other comparisons I've heard -- Nino Rota and Erik Satie -- don't hold up either for similar reasons.

Tiersen's variety of instrumentation -- keyboards, accordion, guitar, melodica, violin -- mean his albums don't get too monotonous, despite the rather simplistic origins. There is something quintessentially "French" about Tiersen's music, which if you're in the mood can be delightful.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 16, 1999
Format: Audio CD
The first album of Yann Tiersen, just as great as the two others ("Le Phare" and "quai des demoiselles"). Definitely a very good artist for people who like real music, that is to say the one that has the capacity to make you feel happy and sad almost at the same time.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By L. Massaar on July 2, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I first heard one of the tracks on this album while watching a performer on "So You Think You Can Dance" (2012)... both dancer and accompanying music were stunning. :)

I really like this album. Especially the tracks where a fairly crude/childish instrument is used (eg. a toy piano on "Frida")... check out youtube for plenty of examples of the tracks available... simple, beautiful melodies and a great recording for your collection.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: vinyl pop