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Yuri Gagarin (October 1989) - él/Cherry Red ACME 23/23CD
yuri gagarin cover image Track list: Diamond/Did you say her name was Peg?/She's Great/Endless September/A Vision/Goodbye Again/Anna s'en Va/Jean and Me/I Collect Stamps/Sunday Morning Camden Town/ Another Boy/Yuri Gagarin/Diamond (Karaoke)/Jean and Me (Karaoke)

The last "real" él album, completed shortly after Mike Alway's departure from the label. Recorded by Serge Glanzberg at F2 studios, Chancery Lane. Louis's biggest project so far, with some of the finest jazz brass players in the UK at the time, this album marks the beginning of Daniel Manners' collaboration with Louis as an arranger (the lovely classical guitar/euphonium bridge on She's Great). An unlikely footnote to this complex album: novelist Jonathan Coe used the 2nd verse to Yuri Gagarin (the song) as an epigraph to his What A Carve-Up best-seller. Even weirder, he had previously tried to get his own band signed to él Records...and we have now collaborated along with Danny Manners on the album 9th & 13th.

Featured Musicians: Louis Philippe (lead & backing vocals);Dean Brodrick (keys, vibes, backing vocal); Glen Fox (drums); Daniel Manners (bass); Will Gregory (baritone, alto saxes); Jan Klare (alto sax); Paul Dias (trumpets)

Production: Produced and arranged by Louis and Dean Brodrick; additional arrangements on She's Great by Daniel Manners; engineered by Serge Glanzberg at F2 Studio, London.

Listen to/download the title track.

Lyrics for this album

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