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Latin America - Released April 11, 2003 | tot Ou tard - WM France

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In Lhasa's small but perfectly-formed discography, The Living Road deserves pride of place. Brought out in 2003 and finished in Canada, it started to take form in France, where she was living. The cellist Vincent Ségal and trumpet-player Ibrahim Maalouf join her on the trip. Of her three albums, this one is surely the most varied. Lhasa brings together three languages: Spanish, French and English, whose poetic potentials she has mastered perfectly. The ambiances and the melodies are rich and adventurous. We hear the accents of Mexican rancheras, or Balkan melodies, such as on La Llorona, while elsewhere we can see traces of the dreamy Americana of her last album, and, in the French passages, a certain European melancholy emerges from the orchestration.  These twelve pearls of songs are rendered captivating by their elegance and Lhasa's precise, unique and moving voice. © BM/Qobuz
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World - Released December 1, 2017 | Audiogram

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In May 2009, shortly after the release of her third album, Lhasa, with the help of the team that helped her create this new collection of fine pearls, gave a few concerts ahead of a tour that was set to take place six months later.  Joe Grass on guitars, Sarah Pagé on the harp, Miles Perkin on the double bass and Andrew Barr on drums formed an organic whole with the singer, which held together very well. Naturally, they gave pride of place to the compositions of this recent Lhasa. Nine songs of the fourteen, which sound more or less like studio recordings, with a tendency towards a slowing-down of the tempo, became well-known on 1001 Nights, which reinforced their shadowy aspect. The group had no difficulty at all in appropriating some older themes, taking a jaunty, jazzy rhythm on Con Toda Palabra by The Living Road, transforming De Cara a la Pared, which opened La Llorona, by means of a long abstract intro. They lent an Andean air to Par El Fin Del Mundo, thanks to the foregrounding of a charango and a harp. All this might give a little insight into the plans of the singer who at the time wanted to pay homage to Latino icons Violeta Parra and Victor Jara. A departure from the norm in terms of her back catalogue, a magnificent cover of a Sam Cooke standard A Change Is Gonna Come and the echoes of an unruly intervention by Lhasa and her laughter fuse between the pieces. It is hard to grasp, in the face of such a spirited performance, that this was her last concert: she would die several months later, of cancer, at the age of just 37. © BM/Qobuz