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Delta Kiss(1993) - Polystar PSCR-5052/Humbug AMA 001
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Listen to/download L'Aventure from this album

Lyrics for this album

Track list: Like Any Other/Wonder-full/Wichi Tai To/Hail Mary/Boy/L'Aventure/Jealous/A Paris/Evenings Fall/Haida/Anna's Garden/Destination Moon

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Delta Kiss marks the beginning of the close collaboration between Louis and arranger Daniel Manners, previously involved as a bass and double-bass player. The album was completed in a matter of 3 weeks at Momentum Studios, West London; engineered by Ken Brake, Delta Kiss was mixed by keyboardist and producer Gerard Johnson, who had then worked with bands like The Sundays and The Sugarcubes, and who is now the unofficial 5th member of post-modern pop combo Saint-Etienne...This is the first album of Louis's to feature the Covent Garden String Quartet, which has since become a fixture on his recordings. Of note is the inclusion of Wichi Tai To, a cover of the late Jim Pepper classic - itself an arrangement of a traditional Sioux war chant.

Featured Musicians: Louis Philippe (lead vocal, backing vocals, guitars); Daniel Manners (basses, keyboards, backing vocals, programming); Chris Batchelor (trumpet & flugelhorn); Pete Whyman (clarinets); Clive Bell (flutes, shakuyon, accordion); Ric Bolton (guitars); Glen Fox (percussion); Melissa Holding (backing vocals); Ken Brake (whisper); The Covent Garden String Quartet: Geraldine Berreen (violin); Susana Kemp (viola); Abigain Trundle (cello)

Production: Produced by Louis Philippe and Daniel Manners; Arranged by Daniel Manners and Louis; Recorded by Ken brake and mixed by Gerard Johnson at Momentum Sound Studio, London; Artword and design by Louis and Jacques Le Loup of Exotica; Photography by Delta Ray.

This album was also released along with Sunshine as 2 album CD - Cherry Red Records, CDMRED 156

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