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Et Pourquoi les Crayons ?

by Amélie-les-crayons

Acoustic original French songs, funny or romantic with piano, double bass, accordion and Amélie singing.
Genre: Pop: Piano
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1. Petit Caillou (little Stone)
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2. En Mission (on Mission)
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3. Jasmin Tea
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4. La Garde Robe D'elizabeth (elizabeth's Wardrobe)
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5. Le Paillasson (the Doormat)
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6. Ch'veu Blanc (white Hair)
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7. Le Blues Des Ragnagnas
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8. Mon Docteur (my Doctor)
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9. La Valse Du Danseur De Lune (the Moondancer Waltz)
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10. Frère De Casserole (pan Brother)
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11. Promets-moi (promise Me)
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12. Mademoiselle Poux (miss Lice)
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13. Fuseau Horaire (time Zone)
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14. Ta P'tite Flamme (your Little Flame)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Amélie's first album's release took place in Lyon, France in july in the Antique Roman Amphitheatre of Fourvière in front of a crowd of 2500 fans. This was a great moment after a very busy year where Amélie toured over France and made a big hit at Printemps de Bourges (most famous french festival) and at the Alors Chante Festival in Montauban where they won the 2 prizes of the jury !

Amélie started in 2001 in bars and cafés as a solo piano singer. She put up a band together with funny-haired Heiko (piano, clarinet, tuba), Michel (accordion) and Laurent (bass). They soon were very popular in their region, then over France and Swizerland. The show was created in january with the magical piano (which opens itself !), funny special effects and the astonishing contact that Amélie creates with her audience.

After the release of the new album, they went on touring over France, Swizerland, Belgium and Canada from september 2004 to august 2006, nearly 200 concerts and 100 000 spectators. The show was shot in december 2005 for a DVD to be released in may 2006. In July 2006, Amélie said good bye to her hometown audience in the Roman Theatre of Vienne, this time in front of a crowd of 8000 ! She'll be back by the end of 2007 with a new album and show. the show was put on a DVD "le tour de la question" (i.e "around the question"), available on Filmbaby : www.filmbaby.com/films/1454

Amélie conveys in her own song that great traditionnal spirit of popular songs, simple, funny and romantic. There's nothing intellectual about the project, just a sort of travelling troup which carries along happiness and humour.

check out news on amelielescrayons.com (english/french)

the CD is a 3-panel-digipak. 12-page-Booklet inside with lyrics and credits. All colour.


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wilson

Great example of modern fused with traditional.
This is a fantastic cd. Anyone who loves french singers, the quirky, or just damn good music will find something to love here.

www.GreatIndieMusic.com

Something about French Vocals Makes Me Smile
Loved the vocals. Great job. Keep up the good work!

Quyen

Beautiful!
Her vocals are heavenly. She takes a musical language to new dimensions!

Scott S.

Magnifique!
It sure seems that Amelie, Laurent, Heiko, and Michel had as much fun singing the songs as I have listening to them. The more "excited" songs bring a smile to my face every time I hear them and some of them and the more quiet are just so nice to listen to. Don't forget la piste cachee. I think it has the answer to THE question. I thought my French was good, but I can't understand what Amelie says so I'm not sure.

Susanna

Wonderful
This is an amazing CD. I loved every track. Nostalgic, quirky, energetic, and Amelie's angelic vocals make this a must have for any world music lover.

Aki L

Amazing!
The vocals are heavenly and the music is so French! I love their music.

jacky

This is a superb album
This is a superb album which lifts the spirits. The best I have bought for a good while.

Tracy

Fantastic CD!
I heard one of her songs on Putumayo Paris and was so intrigued by her voice and the music I had to get her entire album. Exquisite! I listen to this cd everyday. I hope she comes to the States one day so I can hear her live.

christopher desimine

Beautiful
I would like to say first of all that I am very impressed with CDBaby’s products and service. We are fortunate to be able to purchase these hard to find titles at such reasonable prices.

Yet if I had paid upwards of a hundred dollars each for these Amelie-Les-Crayons records it would have been worth every dime. “Et Pourquoi Les Crayons?” (2004) and “La Porte Plume” (2007) offer chansons recorded with crystal clarity. Most of the numbers are quiet affairs with light accompaniment, although there are a few with a circus feel. There are too many beautiful moments among the language and musicianship to outline but if I were to pick a favorite tonight I would offer “Le Citronnier”. I believe the song is about the cycle of life and the wish to see a lost loved one again. And the flute just takes my breath away.