Lio - Suite Sixtine


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    Suite Sixtine Ze Records France

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Review Text Only one year after her hugely successful debut, Lio, the emerging Belgian/Portuguese sexy pop icon went on to record her sophomore project: Suite Sixtine. Ze Records has now remastered this second release, originally released in 1982, which features English versions of her past songs plus various new singles. At the time of this recording, Lio was still divided between schoolrooms and studio sessions and the idea of adapting her songs into English was crucial to launching her '80s digital French pop on a global scale. On top of that, Lio collaborated on this project with Californian producers Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks-fame. It was a genuine challenge for Lio to retain her strong personality while immersing herself in the Mael brothers' very particular musical world view. Lio proved her composure and nerve against the frenetic synths of "Marie Antoinette" and "Housewife of the Year," and on the hypnotic hook of "I'll Expose You." Alongside the disco-oriented hit single "Sage Comme Une Image" and the more pop (ular) "Mona Lisa," this album is also marked by the apparition of amazing French songwriter Serge Gainsbourg (with the cover of "Baby Lou"), and Alain Chamfort who will produce her next album. Instant child-star in the early eighties, Lio's popularity has never really decreased, whether she's insouciantly smoking out candy-coated Human League-infused pop songs, or whether she's burning up the silver screen.

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