Title - 'Tourist: Remastered' (Blue Note)
Artist - St. Germain
First released in 2000, the legendary electronic album Tourist by veteran French DJ and producer St. Germain (Ludovic Navarre) has been digitally remastered and reissued on CD by Blue Note/EMI.
With more than three million copies sold worldwide, Tourist is an electronic music staple featuring nine evocative, jazz-infused tracks still heard at clubs, restaurants and fashion shows around the world.
This incredible, long-awaited on CD album kicks off with the rousing trumpet playing on 'Rosie Rouge,' which could so easily have simply been entitled 'I Want You To Get Together'! Pascal Ohse's trumpet is inspired, truly, and add that together with some smooth vocals from Claudio 'Cacao' De Qeiroz (doing his best Mick Hucknall impression), and you have a fine way to kick off such an album.
Next up is the gentle electronic funk line of 'Montego Bay Spleen.' Featuring some beautful work from Carneiro on percussion, it is backed by the flowing flute work of Edouard Labor on, of course, 'So Flute.' An over-long, to my mind, eight minute track, it also features some nice key work from the uber talented Alexandre Destrez. This is then followed by both the jazzy szx of Labor on 'Land Of ...' and the percussion of Carneiro on 'Latin Note.'
The slow funk of 'Sure Thing' is next, and features special guest Ernest Ranglin alongside some fabulous guitar work from Caneiro. Up next is the delicate chimes of 'Pont Des Arts,' before the album comes to a close with both the sizzling flute work of Labor on 'La Goutte D'Or' and the slo-jam funk of 'What You Think About ...'.