Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hollywood, Mon Amour

For those of you out there who are Nouvelle Vague fans, Marc Collin has decided to break out on a project of his own titled Hollywood, Mon Amour. Instead of taking the Bossa Nova road though, this time around it's all about the 80's, and specifically film songs, many which are near and dear to all of our hearts and some of which might have slipped by you the first time around. Also different than his previous work are the vocalists for this foray into the past including Australia’s Nadeah, Britain’s – and former Morcheeba singer – Skye, the US’s Juliette Lewis, Brazil’s Cibelle, Denmark’s Katrine Ottosen, and France and Israel’s Yael Naim. And as one would expect, the results are anything but ordinary, leaving enough to trigger nostalgia but fresh enough to feel new. Here's the line-up:

1. Call Me (Performed by Skye) from Ameican Gigolo
2. Eye of the Tiger (Performed by Katrine Ottosen) from Rocky III
3. When Doves Cry (Performed by Nadeah) from Purple Rain
4. Cat People Putting on Fire (Performed by Dea Li) from Cat People
5. A View to a Kill (Performed by Skye) from A View to a Kill
6. Flashdance What a Feeling (Performed by Yael Naim) from Flashdance
7. Footloose (Performed by Cibelle) from Footloose
8. This is Not American (Performed by Juliette Lewis) from The Falcon and the Snowman
9. Arthur's Theme Best that You Can Do (Perfromed by Nadeah) from Arthur
10. Reality (Performed by Nancy Danino) from La Boum
11. Forbidden Colours (Performed by Nadeah) from Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
12. For Your Eyes Only (Performed by Dea Li) from For Your Eyes Only
13. Dont you Forget About Me (Performed by Leelou) from The Breakfast Club
14. Take my Breath Away (Performed by Inga) from Top Gun
15. Together In Electric Dreams (Performed by Nadeah) from Electric Dreams
16. It's Wrong For Me to Love You (Performed by Bianca Calandra) from Butterfly

If you've listened to Nouvelle Vague, you have some idea of what to expect here. If not, be prepared for a neo-80's revival. It's out March 3rd, but here's a preview.

Hollywood, Mon Amour feat. Katrine Ottosen - Eye of the Tiger (Survivor cover) : Hollywood, Mon Amour

Hollywood, Mon Amour feat. Nadeah - Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) (Christopher Cross cover) : Hollywood, Mon Amour

Visit his label [Pias] Recordings and become his friend on MySpace.


and some originals...

Survivor - Eye of the Tiger : Eye of the Tiger

Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) : The Best of Christopher Cross


sharyn said...

Interesting post, I was really interested to hear the cover of eye of the tiger, but I found it after you deleted the link, and I can't seem to find it anywhere else ^^""

Sean said...


Unfortunately I was asked to take them down. You can check out a clip of the song with the video here though:

By the way, I liked your nature photos, especially the close up of the purple flower and the leaf with the water drops on it.