01: In My
02: L'anarchie Dans L'U.K.
03: Teenage Dirtbag
04: California Dreamin'
06: Evie I, II & III
08: The Boys are Back in Town
09: The Girl from Ipanema
10: Living on a Prayer
12: Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
13: I Was Made for Loving You
This is my
first full length CD and I am very excited about it!
Brought to you by the stylish people at Siesta.
full of great Pastel hits all lovingly arranged by Mr. John Thorn.
But that's enough from me about it! Hear what my friend Mr. W. Davidson
(host of The Sound Lounge - groovy radio show) had to say about
VESPA - L'Anarchie
first heard Pastel Vespa sing at The Lido. Or was it The Sands?
Perhaps it was in a dream? No matter, what is important is hearing
Pastel Vespa sing. To do so is to instantly replace everything that
was ever mundane in your life with a world of colour, beauty and
But who is
Pastel Vespa? She hails from Brazil, that's Brazil just south of
France, west of St. Tropez and a stone's-throw from Dreamsville.
Pastel Vespa is Claudine Longet in "The Party", she's
Astrud Gilberto in a late nite jazz club. She's Caterina Valente,
Julie London, she's Laine Kazan in a 1960's Air New Zealand commercial
singing atop a mountain dressed in a billowing gown. Pastel Vespa
is the voice of spring, a fresh daisy in dappled sunlight, but just
as comfortable après-ski after an Audrey Hepburn-style day
on the slopes. Sports cars, long white scarves and knitted dresses.
This is the world of Pastel Vespa.
hold in your hands "L'Anarchie", the first full-length
album and testament to the talent of this new star. Armed with unforgettable
songs by Messrs. Lynott, Morrisette, Dury and Rotten, amongst others
and aided by the rhapsodic musical direction of Mr. John Thorn,
Pastel takes you on a journey into exciting new musical terrain.
Mariachi bands strum where electric guitars once howled, smooth
lounge blows the angst from Chumbawamba and "Ironic" gets
the torch song treatment it always craved. Pastel slows the KISS
classic "I Was Made For Lovin' You" down to a bedroom
purr, "Teenage Dirtbag" goes adult-contemporary and "Evie
Pts 1, 2 & 3", the quintessential Australian 70's rock
anthem, becomes a melding of lounge, The Carpenters and Latin disco!
Yes the boys are back in town, but this time they're packing marimbas!
And as for Pastel's singing, suffice to say it's so warm, you could
I did first
hear Pastel Vespa sing in a dream, one I'm pleased to say has become
a reality. Vive L'Amour! Vive L'Anarchie!