Ça Va

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Ça Va
SlappHappy AlbumCover CaVa.jpg
Studio album by Slapp Happy
Released 28 April 1998 (1998-04-28)
Recorded June–August 1997
Studio Helicon Mountain, Westcombe Park, London
Genre
Length 47:07
Label V2 (UK)
Producer Laurie Latham
Slapp Happy chronology
Acnalbasac Noom
(1980)
Ça Va
(1998)
Live in Japan
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Ça Va (French for "okay", literally "that goes"; pronunciation: /sɑː/ /vɑː/) is an album by German/British avant-pop group Slapp Happy, recorded in London in 1997. Slapp Happy had reunited to make this album and (unlike all their previous albums) they played all the instruments themselves. They also used a digital studio to produce a layered sound on many of the tracks.

The V2 Records release of the album in Japan included a bonus track.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Scarred for Life" Blegvad 3:19
2. "Moon Lovers" Krause/Latham 3:00
3. "Child Then" Blegvad/Partridge 4:18
4. "Is it You?" Krause/Moore 5:06
5. "King of Straw" Blegvad/Gregson 3:14
6. "Powerful Stuff" Blegvad/Moore 4:14
7. "A Different Lie" Moore 4:06
8. "Coralie" Moore 3:53
9. "Silent the Voice" Krause/Moore 4:05
10. "Working at the Ministry" Moore 4:54
11. "The Unborn Byron" Blegvad/Moore 3:17
12. "Let's Travel Light" Blegvad 3:41
Bonus track on 1998 V2 Japan release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Hello Dagi" Blegvad/Moore 4:51

Personnel[edit]

  • Anthony Moore – keyboards, programming, guitars, saz, toy theremin, percussion, melodica, vocals (lead on "Coralie")
  • Peter Blegvad – guitars, bass, percussion, vocals (lead on "Powerful Stuff")
  • Dagmar Krause – vocals, piano ("Is it You?")

Sound and art work[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lynch, Dave. "Ça Va". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 

External links[edit]