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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
(2004)Hang on Little Tomato2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Sympathique is the first full-length album from the Portland, Oregon 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] As of 2013 it has sold over one million copies worldwide. [3] It was awarded a platinum certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at least 500,000 copies throughout Europe.[4]

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 6:10
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 first and second lines of the first verse and the first line of the chorus[which?] of Sympathique are taken from Guillaume Apollinaire's poem "Hôtel" from Le guetteur mélancolique. The French composer Francis Poulenc used that 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] As well as being in Gran Turismo Sport as menu music.


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