L’Eau Rouge

L'Eau Rouge album cover, September 1989

Track listing

  1. La Fille de la Mort – 7:58
  2. Rue des Tempêtes – 2:51
  3. L’Eau Rouge – 4:20
  4. Charlotte – 2:01
  5. Longue Route – 3:41
  6. Crier les Chiens – 3:15
  7. Ville Nôtre – 4:07
  8. Les Enfants – 5:33
  9. L’Amourir – 4:18 (1995 re-issue only)
  10. Pas Mal – 2:46 (1995 re-issue only)

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L’Eau Rouge, released in September 1989, is the second studio album by The Young Gods. It is usually referred to as their masterpiece and was included in “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die” in 2005.

Critical reception

1989 – Tip Germany “Albums of the Year” (Hanspeter Künzler)
1989 – Tip Germany “Albums of the Year” (Christina Moles Kaup)
1989 – Melody Maker United Kingdom “Albums of the Year”
1989 – Sounds United Kingdom “Albums of the Year”
1989 – OOR Netherlands “Albums of the Year”
2000 – Terrorizer United Kingdom “100 Most Important Albums of the Eighties”
2005 – 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die Robert Dimery “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die”

Chart performance

UK Indie Chart, peak 3

Members

Cesare Pizzi – keyboards
Use Hiestand – drums
Franz Treichler – vocals

Additional musicians and production

Michele Amar – programming
Voco Fauxpas – engineering
Roli Mosimann – production, engineering

Singles

Producer:
Roli Mosimann

Released:
September 1989

Recorded:
Artag Studio

Label:
PIAS

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