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Album: Fans
# Song Title   Time
1)    Madam Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vedremo) More Info...
2)    Fans (Nessun Dorma) More Info...
3)    Carmen (L'Oiseau Rebelle) More Info...
4)    Boys Chorus (La Sui Monti Dell'Est) More Info...
5)    Lauretta (O Mio Babbino Caro) More Info...
6)    Death Of Butterfly (Tu Tu Piccolo) More Info...
 

Album: Fans
# Song Title   Time
1)    Madam Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vedremo) More Info...
2)    Fans (Nessun Dorma) More Info...
3)    Carmen (L'Oiseau Rebelle) More Info...
4)    Boys Chorus (La Sui Monti Dell'Est) More Info...
5)    Lauretta (O Mio Babbino Caro) More Info...
6)    Death Of Butterfly (Tu Tu Piccolo) More Info...
 
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  • Personnel: Malcolm McLaren, Betty Ann White, Debbie Cole, Michael Austin, Angie B., Valerie Walters, Diane Garisto (vocals); Robby Kilgore, Stephen Hague, Walter Turbitt (various instruments); Jimi Tunnell, Craig Bihari (guitar); Timothy McFarland (piano); Sheila Pate (background vocals).
  • Producers: Robbie Kilgore, Malcolm McClaren, Stephen Hague, Walter Turbitt.
  • Recorded at Unique Recording, New York.
  • Certainly one of the more bizarre major label releases of 1984, Malcolm McLaren's FANS has proven to be remarkably influential in ways that possibly not even its creator could have expected. On FANS, McLaren--who plays no instruments and sings even less than he did on his groundbreaking debut DUCK ROCK--combines opera, soul, and hip-hop in an entirely new (at the time) blend. Storylines and arias from CARMEN, TURANDOT, and MADAME BUTTERFLY are melded to slinky electronics. Oddly enough, the combination works.
  • The singers, some of whom are operatic, and some of whom sound more like divas of the Whitney Houston variety, put over the material completely straight. There's not a trace of camp here, and the music, with its slow beats, woozy string samples and oddball accents, prefigures the rise of trip-hop by close to a decade. Put FANS beside a Moby album and you might have trouble telling them apart.
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