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L'Abandon (2011 - 2019 Remaster)

by Marianne Dissard

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steveinsocal "..."The one and only" takes the listener musically and geographically back to Tucson and a song infused with those wonderfully rich sounds of Americana. Part homage to the Tucson of old, the song rallies against the creeping gentrification and the resulting urban upheaval ..."

reclaimingthecolonies-onestateatatime.blogspot.com/2016/03/marianne-dissard.html Favorite track: The One And Only (Remaster 2019).


L’Abandon (2011) is the 2nd ‘official’ studio album by Marianne Dissard, follow-up to L’Entredeux (2008). It made 2011 Top Albums lists from Le Parisien, Bruxelles Médiathèque, Texas Public Radio and New York Music Daily.

REVIEWS - “There literally isn’t a single substandard song here: count this among one of the best dark rock records in recent years.” (Lucid Culture, USA) – “Quelle richesse, quelle diversité, quelle complexité ! (Le Parisien, France) - “Cliff-hanging liaison between Chanson and Rock. Complex and yet stringent, experimental and extravagant, dramatic and sexy” (Musikwoche) – “Dramatic but never theatrical, forceful but never strident. Finally, perhaps, a female Nick Cave that we can actually believe in” (MetroMag’, Auckland) – “A hell of a wild ride” (Sunday Star Times, New Zealand) – “This sophomore album is punk-meets-folk is gritty, energetic and, probably because of the husky French vocals, incredibly sexy” (New Zealand Herald) – “The erotic charm of French desert-chanson, the power of US-American indie rock and the obsession of jolly Mariachi-brass all fall into place to emerge as a vital mosaic” (Szene, Hamburg) – “A voice, bearing the intensity of an Edith Piaf, a wild Rodeo of style and feelings” (Piranha) – “Timeless creation” (Tagesspiegel) – “A great production, in this year’s highlights” (Culturmag.de) – “Watch out, pigeonholers: Francophile Pop can grind too.“ (Zitty) – “Feverish songs, captivating pop anthems and touching ballads” (Schnüss, Bonn) – “A furious mix” (Kulturnews) – “Shockingly sanguine” (Westzeit) - “Simply very entertaining” (Sono)


released January 1, 2011

Composed by Christian Ravaglioli, lyrics by Marianne Dissard. Produced by Marianne Dissard and Jim Waters. Co-produced by BK-One.

Recorded with Thøger Lund (Giant Sand), Luke Doucet from Canada, Christian Ravaglioli, Arthur Vint, Connor Gallaher and special guests Salvador Duran, Gabriel Sullivan, Silver Thread Trio, Jon Villa and more.


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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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