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GROOVE CLUB - Vol. 1: La Confiserie Magique (The Magical Candy Store)
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GROOVE CLUB "Vol. 1: La Confiserie Magique (The Magical Candy Store)" [CD]

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Record Label : Lion
Original Year : 1971
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A terrific compilation of succulent French psych/pop treats, collected and annotated by French author, journalist and flaneur Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe (Martyrs of Pop), and carefully sequenced for maximum enjoyment by the Lion! Together, we have imagined those magic years 1966-71 in France to be just as you find them here - overflowing with truly decadent pop-sike, as beautiful as the cathedral of Evry; this can be the arch-hippie Lolita, singing songs to make one dream of Anicée Alvina riding her bicycle in a red dress... or it can be something "other": sunny and stunning, or brooding and tinged with sadness. "Fabrice, 17 years old, is a minet, or to say it better, a mod from one of the posh neighbourhoods, the 16th district in Paris and such "golden ghettoes" as Auteuil, Neuilly and Passy. Fab' likes to have his "ronron at the Dugstore", as Dutronc sang it (an untranslatable wordplay on ronron, "cat food", and a minet - "a kitten" - purring). Fabrice attends Henri IV prestigious high-school; his father, a businessman who made a fortune selling plastic flowers, and his mother, a former model from Jacques Fath, are never home - a cosy home indeed! With his Weston shoes, a slim-fitting suit by Renoma and his haircut modelled on those of Anglo-Saxons musicians appearing on French Eps, Fabrice dreams of Carnaby Street and the Sunset Strip. He is not alone: there's his sister Stéphanie, 16, who wears a fringe, a mock Courreges dress, a pink Shetland pullover and white boots. Stéphanie reads Salut Les Copains and Mademoiselle Age Tendre, which both fuel her passion for Francoise Hardy, Zouzou, Twiggy and the Beatles." The Groove Club is happy to present twenty-two records that we dug out as a tribute to Fabrice's kinky faves. And we sense that, paradoxical as it may seem, although we have imagined a parallel cosmos to the Grande Heures of pop culture, we are not far from the truth. Your choice of a limited edition gatefold 2xLP, or a CD edition, chock full of information about all of the tracks on this premier volume in our celebrated Groove Club series. Popisme fantastique! 
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