Tourist (St Germain album)

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Tourist
St Germain - Tourist.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 30, 2000
StudioThe Magic House Studio
Genre
Length59:52
LabelBlue Note
ProducerLudovic Navarre
St Germain chronology
From Detroit to St Germain
(1999)
Tourist
(2000)
St Germain
(2015)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
The Austin Chronicle4/5 stars[3]
Muzik5/5 stars[4]
PopMatters8/10[5]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[6]

Tourist is the third studio album by French producer Ludovic Navarre, released under his stage name St Germain. The album's musical style is described by AllMusic as "a synthesis of electronics with jazz soloing".[2]

As of 2018, Tourist has sold over four million copies worldwide.[7]

Tourist formed the soundtrack of the 2001 French film Chaos.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rose Rouge" – 7:02
  2. "Montego Bay Spleen" – 5:44
  3. "So Flute" – 8:31
  4. "Land Of..." – 7:52
  5. "Latin Note" – 5:59
  6. "Sure Thing" – 6:22
  7. "Pont des Arts" – 7:27
  8. "La Goutte d'Or" – 6:18
  9. "What You Think About..." – 4:47

Credits[edit]

Samples[edit]

  • "Rose Rouge"
  • "Sure Thing"
  • "Montego Bay Spleen"
    • Scientist, excerpts from "First Dangerous Match", from Scientist Wins the World Cup and from "Laser Attack", from Scientist Meets the Space Invaders

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[10] Gold 35,000^
Belgium (BEA)[11] 2× Platinum 100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[12] Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)[13] 3× Platinum 600,000*
Ireland (IRMA)[14] Gold 7,500^
Netherlands (NVPI)[15] Platinum 80,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[16] 3× Platinum 45,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[17] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[18] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[20] N/A 300,000[19]
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[21] Platinum 1,000,000*
Worldwide N/A 4,000,000[7]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allaboutjazz.com/tourist-st-germain-blue-note-records-review-by-rob-evanoff.php
  2. ^ a b c Bush, John. "Tourist – St. Germain". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b Trachtenberg, Jay (10 November 2010). "St. Germain: Tourist (Blue Note) / Erik Trufazz: The Mask (Blue Note)". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  4. ^ Gibson, Cal (July 2000). "St Germain: Tourist (Blue Note)". Muzik (62): 84.
  5. ^ Wright, Darryl G. (9 December 2012). "St. Germain: Tourist (Remastered)". PopMatters. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  6. ^ Fricke, David (22 August 2000). "Tourist : St. Germain". Rolling Stone (849). Archived from the original on 9 February 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  7. ^ a b Belasco, Emma (8 October 2015). "Rewind: St Germain's Tourist". read.tidal.com. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  8. ^ John, Waters. "Marlena Shaw, Jazz review". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  9. ^ Rentner, Simon. "Do The Astral Plane: Five Songs Where Jazz Meets Electronic Music (15 November 2011)". NPR Music. National Public Radio (USA). Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  10. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  11. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – albums 2000". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Canadian album certifications – St. Germain – Tourist". Music Canada.
  13. ^ "French album certifications – St. Germain – Tourist" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Irish album certifications – St Germain – Tourist". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Dutch album certifications – St Germain – Tourist" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 9 August 2018. Enter Tourist in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  16. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Albums". Radioscope. 17 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24.
  17. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (St Germain; 'Tourist')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  18. ^ "British album certifications – St. Germain – Tourist". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Tourist in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  19. ^ http://www.stgermain.co.uk
  20. ^ "American album certifications – St. Germain – Tourist". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  21. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2001". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 4 July 2019.