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CITY SERIES / Berlin Two Takes (2012)

by Marianne Dissard

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steveinsocal "…recorded in one take with her band during their 2011 European tour, there's a reinterpretation of styles, both old and new, of the songs of her impressive back catalogue here; the air of weariness to "Cayenne", an uptempo and electrified "Les Confettis", a toe-tapping version of "The One And Only" to the 'hidden' club remix which could easily embrace the Berlin of the era…"

reclaimingthecolonies-onestateatatime.blogspot.com Favorite track: Cayenne (Berlin Two Takes).


8 tracks album. Consider buying the whole thing!

Second album in the City Series, after "Paris One Takes" and before "Cologne Vier Takes".

In 2011, we recorded the album "Paris One Takes" in one afternoon during our 2010 European tour. This year, I'm happy to give you the second City Series album, "Berlin Two Takes", recorded with Brian Lopez, Sergio Mendoza and Gabriel Sullivan, my touring band from 2010 to 2012.

It features very special guest Belgian rock star Arno on "Un Gros Chat" and a remix by Loop Analysis.

Length : 33mn + hidden track


"Berlin Two Takes" is the second installment in the City Series of road albums, after "Paris One Takes" and was originally self-released as the Tour CD for the April 2012 European Tour. A collection of 8 songs we recorded live in Berlin during our 2011 European tour, the recordings were then polished in Tucson and Oostende.

Sergio Mendoza, Brian Lopez and Gabriel Sullivan are the Berlin band, joined by Danish visitors Asger Christensen and Iris Marie Jakobsen and, in Tucson, by friends Nick Coventry and Jon Villa.

Marianne Dissard - vocals
Brian Lopez - guitar and back up vocals
Sergio Mendoza - drums and keyboard
Gabriel Sullivan - bass, upright and samples, also back up vocals
Iris Marie Jakobsen & Asger Christensen - violins
Volker Schneider - Recording Engineer Basement Studio www.basementberlin.de

Nick Coventry - violin
Jon Villa - trumpet and vocals
Jim Waters - recording engineer Waterworks Recording www.waterworksrecording.com

Special contribution by Loop Analysis twitter.com#!/loopanalysis and Arno.

Mixed & Mastered by Jim Waters

Album artwork by Marianne Dissard from b/w photos taken at Haus Der Musik in Vienna, Austria by Hanna Pribitzer and color effects designed by John Silverstone for the artwork of "L'Abandon".

Track Listing :

1 / Fondre (Berlin Takes) - 3'29
2 / L'Exilé (Berlin Takes) - 3'05
3 / The One And Only (Berlin Takes) - 4'27
4 / Cayenne (Berlin Takes) - 4'27
5 / Fugu (Berlin Takes) - 4'14
6 / Almas Perversas (Berlin Takes) - 3'13
7 / Un Gros Chat (Berlin Takes) - 4'06
8 / Les Confettis (Berlin Takes) - 17'46 +


released April 4, 2012


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Marianne Dissard

French-born American desert noir chanteuse crafts baroque Sonoran art rock chanson from Tucson and beyond.

Street photographer, performer, brutally honest author.

Left her home in Tucson, Arizona for a dream boat in England.

“An eccentric character who releases very fine and wonderful records, in fact so eccentric she once toured the French Pyrénées on foot with a donkey” (Marc Riley, BBC6)
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