Another one of producer Marc Collin's successful projects, Nouvelle Vague
, has just released their appropriately titled 3rd full-length album, 3
! Like the first 2 albums, it's full of awesome-a-fied covers 'cept this time around these late 70s, early 80s re-arrangers have original singers on select tracks. Depeche Mode founder Martin Gore is on the cover of Depeche Mode's Master & Servant
. That in of itself is totally rad. Also instead of their more traditional bossa flow, they've switched it up a bit with a more bluegrass, country sorta sound. I do dig it, especially the Ca Plane Pour Moi
track. Sooo fun.
I think NV Producer, Oliver Lebaux, puts it quite nicely..."When it is a simple thing called a good song, you are always excited to record it in the studio and arrange it in a new way, and you are also excited to play it live in a simple way. The one important thing is that Nouvelle Vague are recording new versions and playing versions of absolutely fantastic songs." Agreed.Heaven (Psychedelic Furs)