Create account Log in

A Kiss In the Funhouse (The best songs of Louis Philippe... 1991-1999)


Download links and information about A Kiss In the Funhouse (The best songs of Louis Philippe... 1991-1999) by LOUIS PHILIPPE. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 01:13:41 minutes.

Release date: 1999
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 18
Duration: 01:13:41
Buy on iTunes $9.99


No. Title Length
1. She Means Everything to Me 3:54
2. An Ordinary Girl 4:57
3. Martine 2:53
4. L'hiver te va bien 3:11
5. À Paris 3:24
6. Still life 3:46
7. Rafaella 3:30
8. True men 4:25
9. Every Day Gone By 4:47
10. Mr. Songbird 3:57
11. Azure 3:16
12. An American Friend 3:54
13. Boy 3:47
14. Only a Fool 3:07
15. Le voyageur 4:03
16. When Georgie Died 4:18
17. Down By the Riverbank 4:37
18. Partir 7:55



Louis Philippe has been crafting beautiful pop records that fall somewhere between Debussy and Brian Wilson for the better part of 15 years. With fans and contributors like High Llamas kingpin Sean O'Hagan and XTC's David Gregory (just to name two), Louis Philippe makes pop music that sounds like it came from the confectionary at a beautiful old neo-jetset theater. This stuff is sweet. But to simply write this music off as fey or ornate would do the artist (and the audience) a great disservice, for all of the songs included on this compilation are a triumphant declaration of Louis Philippe's skill as a songwriter/arranger. A Kiss in the Funhouse is a 23-track collection recorded for Japan's Trattoria label (released in America on Le Grand Magistery Records), featuring songs that at once evoke French pop from the mid-'60s and mine the rich and fertile pop soundscape that is "Beatles meet Bacharach." It is Philippe's sincerity, and his uncanny ability to sound happy, hazy, and decadent all at the same time, that would place him and his unique voice head and shoulders above his contemporaries, if he had any contemporaries to speak of. From chamber orchestra to big band and electronics, it is far more "punk rock" to play this style of music that almost any other, now that the world has moved out of the '90s and into the future. Although by no means comprehensive, A Kiss in the Funhouse is a perfect introduction that will leave you digging through record bins for more.