Weekly Vinyl – Singing Nun

16 Jun

The Singing Nun
Soeur Sourire
(1963)

When I think of singing nuns I think of Julie Andrews from The Sound of Music and that insipid song Dominique (-anique -anique). That’s the song that leads off the album.
The rest of the album is rather quiet and staid. Gentle French fol tunes waft from the speakers and through the air. It is quite a nice album after all.
The production of this album’s packaging is fantastic. It has a brilliantly illustrated 12 page book that tells the story of Soeur Sourire as she goes from Brussels to a convent with her guitar called Adele.
Where to start with these titbits.
I always thought that song Dominique-anique-anique was a French song. It’s Belgian. Like French Fries and TinTin. Who knew?
And her guitar called Adele … does Adele know that?
I searched the story of Soeur Sourire and it is actually quite a tragic tale. But that is for a different time.
This album is nice. It is in great shape and I’m glad I have it in my collection.

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