The most successful world music band in Australian music history, Monsieur Camembert has performed for audiences young and old at a wide range of events, including national and international music festivals, concert halls, various performing arts and jazz venues (including the Sydney Opera House, City Recital Hall, The Basement and the Art Gallery of NSW) and celebrity weddings. In 2000, they were a featured act at the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony and were broadcast on ABC Radio National’s live concert series “Live On Stage” three times. Further performance highlights have included the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, three sell-out concerts in Paris, WOMADelaide in South Australia, Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy Festival, Brunswick Music Festival, Centenary celebrations in Hong Kong, the International Leonard Cohen festival in Toronto, St Kilda Festival in Melbourne and Bellingen Global Carnival. This ‘unreleased retrospective’ features 20 rarities from the Camembert archives, including both live & demo recordings spanning six years and 15 musicians. Includes favorites such as Bohemian Rhapsody and Money Money Money.

Disc one

1. “Fiddler Feidman Medley” (Traditional Jewish song, recorded live 2000)
2. “Money Money Money” (Abba, recorded live 2000)
3. “From Russia With Love” (Lionel Bart, recorded live 1999)
4. “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” (Harry Warren/Al Dubin, recorded live 1999)
5. “Bide Manke” (Traditional Gypsy song, recorded live 1999)
6. “Odessa Bulgarish” (Traditional Jewish song, recorded live 2002)
7. “Tziganskaia” (Traditional Gypsy song, recorded live 2001)
8. “(Just Another) Nail In The Cross” (Yaron Halis, recorded live 2000)
9. “Caravan” (Duke Ellington, recorded live 2002)
10. “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Queen, recorded live 2000)

Disc two

1. “Swinging Both Ways” (Michael Lira, recorded live 2001)
2. “Merrygoround” (Yaron Halis, recorded live 1999)
3. “Black Eyes” (Traditional Gypsy Song, recorded live 2001)
4. “Eits Chayim” (Traditional Jewish song, unreleased demo 2000)
5. “Oneiro Demeno” (Traditional Greek song, unreleased demo 2001)
6. “Dance Me To The End Of Love” (Leonard Cohen, unreleased demo 2002)
7. “Hungarian Dance #5” (Traditional Gypsy song/Johannes Brahms, unreleased demo 2002)
8. “I Want You To Be My Baby” (Louis Prima, recorded live 2003)
9. “Besame Mucho” (Consuelo Velázquez, unreleased demo 2003)
10. “Those Were The Days” (Boris Fomin/Gene Raskin, recorded live 2000)

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Monsieur Camembert

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Title : Monsieur Camembert
Release Date : April 1, 2013
Format : CD

With a vibrant, contemporary edge, triple ARIA Award winning group Monsieur Camembert has been described as eclectic, virtuosic, theatrical and irreverent. Fusing the wild rhythms of Eastern Europe with tango and Latin music, swing, jazz, klezmer, tarantella and French Musette, Monsieur Camembert’s shows have become synonymous with an atmosphere of celebration and spontaneity. This is gutsy, emotive and irresistibly danceable music, played with originality, virtuosity, sensuality and flair.