Acoustic (Nouvelle Vague album)

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RecordedAuditório Municipal Augusto Cabrita, Barreiro, Portugal, 5 February 2009
Bossa nova
LabelNew Sound Dimension under license from Peacefrog
ProducerLuis Carlos for New Sound Dimension
Nouvelle Vague chronology
Bande à Part

Acoustic is a live album by the French covers band Nouvelle Vague, recorded at a concert at the Auditório Municipal Augusto Cabrita in Barreiro, Portugal. All songs are acoustic versions of songs from the band's studio albums Nouvelle Vague, Bande à Part and 3, except for "Sweet Dreams" and "Relax" which do not appear on any of those albums.

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PopMatters wrote that the album "succeeds where so many [live albums] have failed, by creating a loose and free-wheeling sound which should please listeners today, as much as it appears to have pleased the assembled crowd back in 2009."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleOriginal ArtistLength
1."The Killing Moon" (from Bande à Part)Echo & the Bunnymen3:42
2."A Forest" (from Nouvelle Vague)The Cure2:35
3."Ever Fallen In Love" (from Bande à Part)Buzzcocks3:12
4."Don't Go" (from Bande à Part)Yazoo4:29
5."Blue Monday" (from Bande à Part)New Order2:10
6."Human Fly" (from Bande à Part)The Cramps4:07
7."Guns of Brixton" (from Nouvelle Vague)The Clash3:36
8."Too Drunk to Fuck" (from Nouvelle Vague)Dead Kennedys5:39
9."God Save the Queen" (from 3)Sex Pistols3:28
10."Heart of Glass" (from Bande à Part)Blondie5:27
11."Sweet Dreams"Eurythmics5:23
12."Dance with Me" (from Bande à Part)The Lords of the New Church3:38
13."In a Manner of Speaking" (from Nouvelle Vague)Tuxedomoon4:05
14."Love Will Tear Us Apart" (from Nouvelle Vague)Joy Division4:26
15."Blister in the Sun" (from 3)Violent Femmes4:16
16."This Is Not a Love Song" (from Nouvelle Vague)Public Image Ltd.3:14
17."Just Can't Get Enough" (from Nouvelle Vague)Depeche Mode3:30
18."Relax"Frankie Goes to Hollywood5:53


  1. ^ a b Fenwick, Tom (4 September 2012). "Album review". PopMatters. Retrieved 23 March 2016.