Acoustic (Nouvelle Vague album)

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Live album by Nouvelle Vague
Released 2009
Recorded Auditório Municipal Augusto Cabrita, Barreiro, Portugal, 5 February 2009
Genre Jazz
Bossa nova
Label New Sound Dimension under license from Peacefrog
Producer Luis Carlos for New Sound Dimension
Nouvelle Vague chronology
Bande à Part
(2006)Bande à Part2006

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.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
PopMatters 7/10 stars[1]

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. Title Original Artist Length
1. "The Killing Moon" (from Bande à Part) Echo & the Bunnymen 3:42
2. "A Forest" (from Nouvelle Vague) The Cure 2:35
3. "Ever Fallen In Love" (from Bande à Part) Buzzcocks 3:12
4. "Don't Go" (from Bande à Part) Yazoo 4:29
5. "Blue Monday" (from Bande à Part) New Order 2:10
6. "Human Fly" (from Bande à Part) The Cramps 4:07
7. "Guns of Brixton" (from Nouvelle Vague) The Clash 3:36
8. "Too Drunk To Fuck" (from Nouvelle Vague) Dead Kennedys 5:39
9. "God Save the Queen" (from 3) Sex Pistols 3:28
10. "Heart of Glass" (from Bande à Part) Blondie 5:27
11. "Sweet Dreams" Eurythmics 5:23
12. "Dance with Me" (from Bande à Part) The Lords of the New Church 3:38
13. "In a Manner of Speaking" (from Nouvelle Vague) Tuxedomoon 4:05
14. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (from Nouvelle Vague) Joy Division 4:26
15. "Blister in the Sun" (from 3) Violent Femmes 4:16
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 Mode 3:30
18. "Relax" Frankie Goes to Hollywood 5:53


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