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Christine Albert
TexaFrance Encore!
2003

   1. La mer / Beyond The Sea
   2. Coucou
   3. Mademoiselle de Paris
   4. Under a Stormy Sky
   5. La foule
   6. Le vieux piano
   7. Undecided
   8. Plaisir d’amour
   9. Sous le ciel de Paris / Under Paris Skies
10. Jolie Jolie
11. J‘attendrai
12. C‘est peut-etre ca

Credits:

Produced by Chris Gage
Recorded and mixed at MoonHouse Studio, Austin Texas by Chris Gage
Grand piano recorded at Electric Larryland, Austin Texas by Larry Seyer
Mastered at Yes Mastering by Jim Wilson
Photos by Brenda Ladd
Art and design by Tracy Wesch at Dog Trick Designs

Featuring:
Christine Albert  - vocals
Chris Gage - piano, guitar, accordion
Chris Maresh - acoustic bass
Eddie Cantu - drums
Paul Glasse - mandolin
Olivier Giraud - guitar
Rob Gjersoe - national guitar
Eamon McGloughin - violin
Mike Austin - clarinet

MH2899  cp2003 MoonHouse Records
PO Box 41021   Austin, Texas 78704.
moonhouserecords.com         albertandgage.com
All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

Reviews:

"...each song is a gem. Christine’s enunciation is impeccable, enabling the listener to translate the French verses and follow the lyrics in the well-designed graphic booklet. Moreover, there are enough familiar songs that listeners can maintain interest even if their French is less than minimal. Overall, this is an interesting album that Christine Albert fans are going to like very much. Edith Piaff would like it, too."
Sing Out Magazine, 2003
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In 1992 in Austin, Texas I recorded TEXAFRANCE, a musical tribute to my family (with roots in France and Switzerland) with the help of my Texas musical family.  These two worlds merge once more on this latest offering, "TexaFrance - Encore!".  The journey continues. 

A "grande merci" to all of our investors who provide much more than just the resources whith which to create, to my mother Betty Albert for the assistance with translations and pronunciation (not to mention love, support and my European blood) and to Chris Gage, for his musical and personal gifts.  Thanks to Claire Spring, Greg Harbar, Jacki Thomas, Stephen Mills and Olivier Giraud.  Love and gratitude to Edith for the eternal inspiration.   Enjoy, Christine Albert

Track Listings:

1. La Mer / Beyond The Sea 3:41
(Charles Trenet, Jack Lawrence, A. Lasry)
A swingy meeting of Charles Trenet and Bobby Darin on an international classic. (French/English)

2. Coucou 2:13
(Stephane Grappelli)
Django and Stephane are surely smiling down as Olivier Giraud and Paul Glasse romp through this breezy "Hot Club-esque" gem. (French)

3. Mademoiselle de Paris 3:13
(Paul Durand, Henri Contet)
A lush acoustic walk through Paris featuring violin, accordion and three part harmony. (French)

4. Under A Stormy Sky 2:39
(Daniel Lanois)
This rocks with Gage adding that Albert and Gage harmony while fellow Jimmie Dale Gilmore bandmate Rob Gjersoe trades swampy resonator guitar licks with fiddler Eamon McLoughlin. (English/French)

5. La Foule 3:12
(Michel Rivgauche, A. Cabral)
Gutsy rendition of Piaf with just Chris and Christine. (French)

6. Le Vieux Piano 3:20
(Claude Leveillee)
Two people...a grand piano and a voice..in another moving tribute to Edith Piaf. (French)

7. Undecided 2:36
(Charlie Shavers, Sid Robin)
Christine and the band make this Django/Ella cover their own with Glasse and Giraud shining again. (English)

8. Plaisir d’amour 3:03
(Jean Paul Martini il Tedesco)
A beautiful 18th century waltz with a graceful arrangement of strings and piano. (French/English)

9. Sous Le Ciel de Paris /Under Paris Skies 3:36
(H. Giraud, J. Drejac, Kim Gannon)
Red wine at a sidewalk café. This’ll take you there. (French/English)

10. Jolie Jolie 3:26
(Rickie Lee Jones)
With a Neville Brothers groove and powerful vocal Albert leans more towards the southern US than the south of France on this one. (English/some French)

11. J‘attendrai 3:56
(Dino Olivieri, Luis Poterat)
Classic Parisian sound with clarinet and mandolin trading solos. (French/English)

12. C‘est Peut-Etre Ca 3:03
(Michel Vaucaire, Charles Dumont)
A perfect closer...big dynamics on one more Piaf song embracing the highs and lows of love. (French)

    
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