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Studio album by Pink Martini
Released November 11, 1997
Recorded December 1996 – April 1997
Genre Alternative pop, World, Latin, Jazz
Length 47:40
Label Heinz Records
Pink Martini chronology
Hang on Little Tomato
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Sympathique is the first full-length album from the band Pink Martini. It was released on November 11, 1997 by Pink Martini's own record label, Heinz Records. It was certified gold in Greece.[2] It sold 650,000 copies.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Amado Mio"   Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts 4:51
2. "No Hay Problema"   Jacques Marray 6:14
3. "Sympathique"   China Forbes, Thomas Lauderdale 2:50
4. "Qué Sera Sera"   Jay Livingston, Ray Evans 4:12
5. "La Soledad"   Pepe Raphael, Lauderdale, Frédéric Chopin 5:41
6. "¿Dónde Estás, Yolanda?"   Manuel Jiménez 3:25
7. "Andalucia"   Ernesto Lecuona 3:41
8. "Song of the Black Lizard" (From the film Black Lizard) Akihiro Miwa 4:12
9. "Bolero" (removed from newer distributions of the album) Maurice Ravel 4:10
10. "Never on Sunday" (From the film Never on Sunday) Manos Hadjidakis, Billy Towne 4:58
11. "Brazil"   Ary Barroso 5:24
12. "Lullaby"   Forbes, Lauderdale 2:12


The lyrics of Sympathique freely draw on Guillaume Apollinaire's poem "Hôtel" from Le guetteur mélancolique. The French composer Francis Poulenc used the exact sentences from the poem as lyrics for his 1940 composition Banalités, FP 107 : II. Hôtel


In popular culture[edit]

"Sympathique" was used in an advert for the Citroën Xsara Picasso car.[5]


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