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Lizzy Mercier Descloux

one for soul (2016 reissue)

light in the attic

cd + 2 bonus tracks

Released: 12th Feb 2016


lp + download + 2 bonus tracks

Released: 19th Feb 2016


By the time the poet, singer-songwriter & artist Descloux recorded 1984's Zulu Rock, she'd marked herself out as both a globe trotter & a musical innovator whose loose, arty spirit could be applied to styles as varied as no wave, Bavarian oompa & Soweto jive.

The location, this time, was Rio De Janeiro & 'One For The Soul' borrows very liberally from Brazilian culture. The aim, says producer adam Kidron, was to "reimagine the blues", but Lizzy’s musical essence was in flux. “A Word Is A Wah" meshes reggae with her beloved accordion, “Women Don't Like Me” is wild, new wave pop & she even wanders into soul territory, with whispery lounge versions of Al Green's 'Simply Beautiful'. Most notable is the album's foray into jazz, & the fact that Chet Baker, the master jazz trumpeter, blew his last on 'Fog Horn Blues' & the sensuous 'Off Off Pleasure'.

*** LP Includes download card for full album + 2 bonus tracks ***
*** CD includes full album plus 2 bonus tracks ***

one for soul (2016 reissue)


  1. One For The Soul
  2. Simply Beautiful
  3. Fog Horn Blues
  4. Women Don’t Like Me
  5. My Funny Valentine
  6. Sound Of Leblon Beach / Garden Of Alas
  7. God-Spell Me Wrong
  8. Off Off Pleasure
  9. Long Voodoo Ago
  10. Queen Of Overdub Kisses
  11. A World Is A Whah
  12. Scala Saga Samba
  13. Love Streams
  14. Let’s Get It On
  15. Bravado