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Jackie Girl


Download links and information about Jackie Girl by LOUIS PHILIPPE. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 52:32 minutes.

Release date: 1996
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 14
Duration: 52:32
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No. Title Length
1. Sweet Dollar Bill 4:24
2. She Means Everything to Me 4:26
3. Jackie Girl 4:54
4. Mr. Songbird 4:19
5. Oiseau de Paris 2:21
6. Le Voyageur 4:35
7. Deauville 6:02
8. La pointe du jour 3:11
9. Anna Doesn't Live Here Anymore 3:21
10. Il ne reste plus rien de l'été 1:44
11. Venus 3:16
12. Teacher's Pet 3:07
13. Every Day Gone By 4:58
14. The Girl In the Attic 1:54



Jackie Girl (named in tribute to '60s chanteuse Jackie DeShannon) may not quite have the pop smarts of Sunshine, or the heady orchestral textures of Azure, but it's nevertheless a fascinating stopping-off point between the two. Utilizing his broadest palette to date, including then-XTC guitarist David Gregory, Louis Philippe succeeds in giving songs like "Every Day Gone By" and "She Means Everything to Me" a muscularity and an edge that were missing from Sunshine. The title track, too, has few precedents in Philippe's canon, with its plangent tremolo guitars and wah-wah brass. Yet as usual with Philippe, melody remains in charge throughout, from the joyous exoticism a-go-go of "Oiseau de Paradis" to the unabashedly cinematic "Mr Songbird." Two instrumentals, "La Pointe du Jour" and "The Girl in the Attic," also suggest that Phillipe Auclair is a soundtrack composer waiting to happen. Yet it's a leftover from the Sunshine sessions that provides Jackie Girl with its most stunning six minutes. "Deauville" is a starkly dramatic ballad, with a brooding, Bernard Herrmann-esque string arrangement that would grace any Scott Walker album. In what was becoming an all-too-familiar story for Philippe's followers, Jackie Girl — released this time only on the Spanish label Siesta — was sketchily distributed and promoted in the U.S. and U.K. to the point where even his most loyal fans could have missed it entirely. It may not be his most consistent work, but its high points are very high indeed.