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Preorder now! This title will be available September 23rd 2022. Please note that orders containing any items that are on preorder will ship in full when all items are in stock.

  • Their ‘94 debut finally makes its way to vinyl!
  • Part of the late ‘90s French language pop resurgence ushered in by Gainsbourg reissues, and the emergence of staples like Stereolab, Air, and April March.
  • Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and pressed on colored vinyl here in the states!

“The French pop outfit Autour de Lucie originated in Paris in early 1993, when angelic chanteuse Valérie Leulliot met guitarist Olivier Durand while working odd jobs. The two decided they wanted to make music instead of becoming a part of the working class norm and formed a band, mimicking the likes of some of their favorite artists. The band welcomed bassist Fabrice Dumont later that spring and Autour de Lucie inked a deal with the Le Village Vert label, preparing for their premier debut L'Échapée Belle (1994). Whirlwind changes within the band took place over the course of three years with Jean-Pierre Ensuque replacing Durand in 1995. A year later, Autour de Lucie moved on to Nettwerk and issued a sophomore effort entitled Immobile (1997). Tours across the globe and a spot on 1998's Lilith Fair also gained Autour de Lucie a wide following, fervent fans falling for the intriguing European flair from the band, and Leulliot's graceful stage persona.” - MacKenzie Wilson (AllMusic)

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    Over 25 years after their buoyant & breezy electro-acoustic debut busted language barriers showing that French language music could build a buzz on all sides of the Atlantic, Autour de Lucie’s debut finally gets the vinyl treatment!

    “From the opening bird calls and ringing-bell guitar chimes of captivating lead track "L'accord parfait," Paris' demure Autour de Lucie serves notice that winning Anglo-style pop need not be a slave to language or geographical barriers. Gorgeous and luxuriously atmospheric, the group evokes the traditional, electro-acoustic innocence of such other female-led ensembles as the Sundays and St. Etienne.” - Roch Parisien (AllMusic)

    Includes: L’accord parfait • La ballade du déserteur • Le ciels de traîne • Le tournesol • Island • Comme si de rien n’était • Au large déjà • Ce que l’on tait • Les anomalies • Marie (ceux qui ne rêvent pas aux étoiles) • Les brouillons