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Vanessa Paradis [Import]

Joe Cocker, Lenny Kravitz, Vanessa ParadisAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 1, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Polydor Import
  • ASIN: B000025T8G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #228,750 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet mixture of retro-soul, Motown-soul from Paradis August 11, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Lenny Kravitz gets to do what Prince did for talent such as Vanity, Sheila E. and Apollonia, do the satellite artist thing. He chose the French soft, breathy little-girl voiced soul-pop chanteuse Vanessa Paradis as his songbird and with the exception of one song, all music, most of the instruments, and lyrics were done by Kravitz. As a result, some of the music sounds like something from a Lenny Kravitz album, such as the opening track, "Natural High."
I first heard "I'm Waiting For The Man" when it was sung by Paradis, and when I later compared it to the Velvet Underground version, saw that Kravitz and his musicians mimicked the sound, even that trademark guitar, to a tee, so there was no way she could mess this song up.
"Silver And Gold" bewails digging up the Earth for the title resources. She doesn't do as well on these minimalist ballads, highlighted by a guitar and drum, which is something similar Kravitz would do on Are You Gonna Go My Way, released a year later. Well-intentioned, but not convincing with her vocals.
Yow! "Be My Baby", with its upbeat string arrangements and Motown-like drums recalls Supremes-style numbers like "Nothing But Heartaches" and "Baby Love." Heck, I could even picture Diana and the Supremes doing this! A standout cut and one of the songs Marva sings in the Belgian comedy Everybody's Famous.
The sad and melodic fantasy "Lonely Rainbows" is a much better vehicle for Paradis than "Silver And Gold" as it has strings and piano. The place beyond the rainbow is "a place we can hide/... where we always be together." Sounds like Oz to me. Kravitz himself sings a few lines solo.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Psychedelic 60's French Jazz Frolic - A Classic ! September 26, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Vanessa Paradis' 1992 album is to me everything that is good and beautiful in the world. Its one of those CDs that you both have a strong connection with due to the significance it had in your life at a certain time, and its also because the music is just so darn good! That said, it mystifies me as to why true French talent such as Vanessa have remained unknown to American audiences, despite their obvious mastery of the musical medium. The only reason I can think of is that much of the best French music doesn't even reach American shores, but then again, I remind myself that this CD is sung in English, and was the songstresses' stateside debut.
Recorded with Lenny Kravitz who produced the album, the CD is perfection personified. Its definitely one of my Top 10 favorite albums of all time, alongwith Vanessa's 2000 release 'Bliss'. What is so stunning about the music here is that it takes the best of the 1960s, infuses it with the French jazz air, and creates a mood that is quite unique. Getting Vanessa to sing in a language she is not fluent in lends it a quaint something, but her perfect diction and remarkable command over emotionalising her songs in the right places lead me to believe she is a young woman who is not being given her due in Europe.
The album begins with 'Natural High', which is what Vanessa also named the tour she did in 1990 (if you ever get a chance to lay your hands on the OOP tour book from the era, please do so. Its gorgeous). Penned by Kravitz, it sets the tone for the rest of the CD. Vanessa's voice has often been criticized as being too squeaky - in Europe this is greeted with warmth and embraced as a sign of being a true 'Lolita' - and after Paradis struck a big hit in 1988 with 'Joe Le Taxi', girls by the dozen were trying to emulate her style.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars psychadelic oooh la la... September 28, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
i love this album and it has been in my cd player ever since it came out in 1992. it has a great 60's/70's overtone to it. the vocals are breathy and "babydoll" like. standout tracks include "waiting for my man," "sunday mondays," "natural high" "be my baby" & "your love has got a handle on my mind." will we ever see a follow up?
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lenny Kravitz vs. Vanessa Paradis. October 21, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I'm pleasantly surprised this CD is actually still in print. When it came out in 1992, it didn't quite make a splash on the charts, despite production from Lenny Kravitz. Still, this is an overall agreeable CD that Kravitz fans should consider. Lenny is a musician who sounds as though he hasn't listened to a note of music past 1979, explaining the retro feel of this album. There's psychedelica in the catchy "Always Be My Baby," as well as the 1970s soulful swagger of "Natural High" and "Just As Long As You Are There." But while "Vanessa Paradis" is a fun listen, the lyrics are amazingly banal and cliche-ridden, showing once again that Lenny Kravitz is no gifted wordsmith. And Paradis's voice, a girlish warble, lacks both strength and personality to carry any of these songs. Still, if you're a Kravitz diehard, this album may qualify as a worthy listen out of curiosity.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect! February 28, 2004
By Alvin D
Format:Audio CD
This is my favourite one! She's really sexy with all her song inside...Great performed and amazing composed (Lenny Kravitz is da' best!) in every track. "Be My Baby" was so popular in Jakarta (1992) and it become hits at that time! I bought the record at Jogjakarta when I was in my holiday (1992). But now, it's hard to find this CD again after past 12 years..Anyone can help me to get this?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vanessa in English
So glad I ordered from Amazon. Recv'd the dvd in a timely fashion. I have listened to it several times and it is great. Read more
Published on September 26, 2009 by Gayle Harris
3.0 out of 5 stars Am I missing something here?
I could have sworn there were other tracks on this. One was in French, which became a dance classic, and still hear time to time in movies and another was a cover of "Oh Lord... Read more
Published on June 25, 2009 by a fellow seer
3.0 out of 5 stars Newcomer
I was intrigued by Vanessa Paradis and heard "Be My Baby" and loved it. So I got this cd as my first one. Read more
Published on February 6, 2008 by Valerie Fox
5.0 out of 5 stars S'wonderful
Lenny Kravitz wrote all the material, with an exeption of one song, that is a cover of The Velvet Underground (I'm Waiting For The Man), played most of the instruments and sang a... Read more
Published on July 21, 2005 by Martin 13
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love This CD.
I Love This CD. Am a big fan of Vanessa and have many of her CDs, but play this one the most. Have to replace my original CD, as there is now a skip in one of the songs. Read more
Published on April 30, 2005 by Dee
5.0 out of 5 stars album
I like when Van sings in french better but this album is wonderful. Great 70's vibe to it. Your love has a handle on my mind is my favorite song and silver and gold, natural high,... Read more
Published on October 27, 2004 by Dance Dance Dance
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Songs
I hear this Cd every single day. I heard about Vanessa about 5 months ago & I fell in love with her music. She's and overall OK singer. Read more
Published on May 8, 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing and Worth It!!!!
I am a teenager living in the USA and I don't speak one word of french. I became interested in Vanessa's music through my love for Johnny Depp ( they are NOT married, as a see... Read more
Published on April 22, 2004 by A film watcher
1.0 out of 5 stars worst record of the 20th century
This CD could be the worst record of all time-I think it is a shame that so many WOMEN get recording contracts because they are pretty-I think something has been stinking in the... Read more
Published on December 13, 2003 by Arthur G. Decker
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
this cd happens to be my second favorite (bliss being first) of vanessa's. i love the way the songs are arranged, and the 60's through 70's style of music. Read more
Published on January 11, 2003 by "silversarchan"
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