Virna Lindt, Shiver  
Virna Lindt
Shiver
EUR 2xLP 
Label: Les Disques Du Crepuscule
Reissue
Release Year: 1984
Style: Pop & Rock
 
  Tracks  
  Shiver
I Experienced Love
Pillow Talk
Swedish Modern
I Beat The System
The Dossier On Virna Lindt
Attention Stockholm
Underwater Boy
Groom
Letter to Sergei
Intelligence
 
  RR: Les Disques du Crepuscule present an extended double disc reissue of Shiver, the acclaimed debut album by seminal Swedish artist Virna Lindt, originally released by The Compact Organization in 1983. Written and produced by Virna Lindt and Tot Taylor, Shiver offers 12 slices of chic orchestrated pop informed by ‘foreign film’ soundtracks, movie composers John Barry and Ennio Morricone, Modernist musique concrete and Cold War spy thrillers. The album spawned three singles: Attention Stockholm, Intelligence and I Experienced Love. For the most part Lindt provides the voiceover for her own narratives, occasionally striking reflective poses amid orchestral swells and multi-layered atmospherics; a clear influence on later acts such as Pulp, St Etienne and Air. This new edition of Shiver showcases acoustically-enhanced mixes prepared by Taylor and Lindt in 1997, augmented with non-album singles Model Agent and Young & Hip, and immaculate instrumental versions of key album tracks such as Underwater Boy and The Dossier on Virna Lindt. The extended tracklist also finds room for a leftfield cover of Windmills of Your Mind, originally written by Michel Legrand and Alan & Marilyn Bergman for The Thomas Crown Affair and recorded for the Crepuscule compilation album Moving Soundtracks. Cover photography is by E.A. Janes. The 2xCD edition is housed in a 6 panel digipack with a 12 page booklet. The double vinyl set comes in a stylish gatefold sleeve and includes a free digital copy. Praise for Shiver: ‘Eurocentric Virna Lindt casts herself as a mysterious blonde in a loving pastiche of Continental movie music’ (Sounds); ‘I think of Shiver as Ingmar Bergman’s All These Women cast as 50-odd minutes of musical dialogue. Tot Taylor’s fantastic orchestrations cast a brilliant pale of modern love throughout’ (Fond/Sound); ‘Instead of mere cool styles, there’s far more here than a restrictive stereotype’ (All Music Guide);  
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