(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you were expecting jazzy music like that of Tourist--IT IS very different. More like house music. That said, This album is VERY good. As with all compilations, there are one or two I could do without but on the whole, amazing! The First three tracks are really good dance tunes (Especially Walk So lonely --for those of you from New York--remember the Shelter --and "Black Betty"--this is like it)...The Cd had me dancing around my living room! There is a good latin jazz/house #-called Soul salsa Soul as well."
Like St. Germain? Then you must get this record!
Frances Morel | Santa Fe, NM | 11/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really liked Tourist and Boulevard, and wanted to keep exploring Ludovic Navarre's interpretations of jazz, house and blues and gave this one a try. It was well worth the money! This album is more blues/house oriented, and was recorded on the heels of the techno explosion in Europe. With creative collaborations with other French DJ's on this album, we see a different side of St. Germain. The sound is less produced (as Boulevard)and funkier than Tourist. Less jazz, more dance oriented. Especially "Alabama Blues". I found myself listening to it over and over again, falling in love with the samples of harmonicas and deep south blues vocals, with a dash of female pop samples to make it a delicious combination of funky house and techno. You must get this record! Tres Bein St. Germain!"
Detroit Progressive Gem
Theodore B. Riley | Atlanta | 08/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"All I can say is check out cut number 5 "Prelusion"! It seems as if St. Germaine is originally from Motown and changed his name from MayDay "Derrick May". It makes no sense that we have not heard more from him in this arena not that "Tourist" is bad because it is everything one can expect from a midtempo acid jazz styled album (a 4 star album indeed) but being from Detroit I appreciate the way St. Germaine represented Detroit Techno. He took me back to "The music institute" (a popular Detroit Nightclub in the late 80's). If you like Detroit techno with a hint of culture & style get this album."