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Jackie Girl (1996) - Polystar PSCR-5464 (Trattoria menu 88)
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Track list: Sweet Dollar Bill/She Means Everything To Me/Jackie Girl/Mr. Songbird/Oiseau De Paradis/Le Voyageur/Deauville/La Pointe Du Jour/Anna Doesn't Live Here Anymore/Il Ne Reste Plus Rien De L'Ete/Venus/Teacher's Pet/Every Day Gone By/The Girl In The Attic

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Recorded by Nick Terry at Chiswick Reach Studios in January '96, Jackie Girl was mixed by Mute Records ace sound designer Paul Kendall at Rooster the following month, with the exception of Deauville, an orchestral out-take from the Sunshine 1994 sessions. Jackie Girl was inspired by one of Louis's all-time favourite singers, American songwritress Jackie de Shannon - whose lovely face adorns the CD sleeve... Jackie Girl called on by far the biggest orchestral forces ever to appear on a Louis Philippe album, with the extra edge of XTC's guitar virtuoso Dave Gregory and erstwhile Jesus And The Mary Chain drummer Richie Thomas (now with The Lilacs). Arranging duties were shared between Louis and the ever-present Danny Manners. This album is also available through Siesta Records (Siesta 56) in Europe since 1997.

Featured Musicians: Louis Philippe (lead & backing vocals, classical & acoustic guitars, this & that); Daniel Manners (bass, double bass, piano, keyboards, basse russe);David Longdon (backing vocals, slide & acoustic guitar, flute); Glen Fox (drums); Richie Thomas (percussion); Dave Gregory (lead guitar); Bertrand Burgalat (piano, philicorda); Mark Bassey & Paul Taylor (trombones); Chris Batchelor & Paul Jayasinba (trumpets); Pip Eastop & Martin Owen (french horns); Oren Marshall (tuba); Mike Williams (soprano saxophone); Mat Fox (dulcimer); Spike (pizzicato guitar);The Covent Garden String Ensemble: Shirley Turner, Eleanor Gilchrist & Jeremy Morris (violins); Teresa Whipple (viola); Abigail Trundle - leader (cello)

Production: Produced by Louis and Danny Manners; Pre-Production by Ken Brake at Fag Studios, Regent's Park, London; Recorded by Nick Terry at Chiswick Reach Studios, London; Mixed by Paul Kendall at Rooster Studio, London.

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