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Riguelle & Hautekiet
"Red Harmony"
2000, LC Music, CTC2990152

Songs (Click the -icons for some small realaudio-samples)

cover, sleeve1. Secondhand Love
(Pete Townshend)
2. London Conversation
(John Martyn)
3. Everywhere Is Somewhere
(Tim Easton)
4. Two Girls
(Townes Van Zandt)
5. Taking Your Life In Your Hands
(John Cale)
6. How Do You Sleep?
(John Lennon)
7. Cockpit
(dirk Blanchart)
8. Red Shoes By The Drugstore
(Tom Waits)
9. High On The Hilltop
(Nick Lowe)
10. Over Here (no time for justice)
(Marianne Faithfull)
11. Shoot Out The Lights
(Richard Thompson)
12. Rainy Day In June
(Ray Davies)
13. Words (Between The Lines Of Age)
(Neil Young)

- Patrick Riguelle (vocals, guitar, lap steel guitar, harmonica, percussion)
- Joos van den Broeck (drums, percussion)
- Werner Lauscher (bass)
- Jan Hautekiet (piano, organ, synthesizer, accordion)

Produced by Patrick Riguelle, Jan Hautekiet & Staf Verbeeck
Recordd at Jet Studio

Design : Funcke & Co.
Photography : Patrick De Spiegelaere


My opinion

"A CD that is just as impressive as it is redundant", that's my opinion on "Red Harmony" of the sympathetic gentlemen Patrick Riguelle, Jan Hautekiet and their new companions Werner Lauscher en Joos Van den Broeck, in a nutshell.
Red Harmony is filled with 13 very tastfully and passionately interpretated versions of 13 great and honest songs. Through their integrity, empathy, musical talent and good taste, the resulting CD is very entertaining, and it remains a treat to hear how singer Patrick Riguelle, just as in his daily song on de Laatste Show on TV1, is able to vocalize such difficult songs. The CD also "rocks" harder than their first one ("A Minor Thing") because of the new cast, albeit "rocking" in the Radio1-sense (nice and polite, wiping its feet before entering...).
But, and this is my point (or so I believe): to judge on the quality of these Riguelle-Hautekiet "interpretations" I went looking for the original tunes/interpreters (and btw : it's official now: Napster sucks - no results anymore - Audio-galaxy rules) and the result is astounding: I now have a great CD! And it isn't called "Red Harmony" at all, but "Red Harmony - the Originals". Truly it isn't. No way.
So let's applaud Riguelle en Hautekiet! Give 'em a 10 for taste and record collection.

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This Album in the Press

- Peter van Dyck in Focus - Knack : "Riguelle & Hautekiet koesteren de liedjes. Ze tonen de pracht van een onbekend en dus onbemind nummer als Two Girls van de roemloos gestorven Townes Van Zandt. Red Harmony is pretentieloze ontroering".
- Thierry Coljon in Le Soir : "Le projet est celui de musiciens vétérans amoureux de belles mélodies bien rendues, de façon plus cérébrale qu'impulsive. C'est sage et bien fait, techniquement irréprochable. Les amateurs des « Classiques » de Marc Ysaye devrait apprécier...
- Reinout Vangeel voor UptoMusic : "Riguelle & Hautekiet zijn muziekliefhebbers die hun eigen idolen een compliment geven. Een heel mooi compliment. 'Red Harmony' valt dan ook warmpjes aan te bevelen aan alle liefhebbers van het betere popwerk."
- Luk Vilain in ?? : "Niet de eerste covergroep, naar mijn bescheiden mening wel (één van) de beste. De klank van Riguelle's stem is een kunstwerk op zich. ... De groep drukt z'n stempel op bestaande nummers en tegelijk wordt de eigenheid ervan behouden. Dat is weinigen in dit land gegeven en daarom misschien wel moeilijker dan een album maken vol met nieuwe nummers ...".
- Harry De Bock voor KKunst : ""Covers", het is een vlag die veel ladingen kan dekken. Wat Riguelle en Hautekiet op "Red Harmony" doen, is meer dan liedjes van anderen herzingen. Ze bewerken de nummers en geven er een eigen sound aan, met respect voor de oorspronkelijke nummers. ... Noem "Red Harmony" in elk geval geen zuivere cover-CD. De muzikanten hebben er een CD met semi-eigen nummers van gemaakt."
- Jempy Samyn in Stage : "De chansonsfeer heeft inmiddels plaatsgeruimd voor een krachtige rocksound. Het duo heeft zich namelijk uitgebreid tot een heus kwartet. ... Opnieuw slaagt Patrick Riguelle er als geen ander in enkel met zijn magische stem songs van o.a. Mariane Faithfull, Nick Lowe, Ray Davies, Pete Townsend, Townes Van Zandt, John Lennon, Tom Waits en onze eigenste Dirk Blanchart een aanzienlijke meerwaarde te bezorgen."

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Where to buy this CD ?

You can order this CD from a number of locations (prices researched on May 5th, 2001, but nothing guarantees they still are the same when you read this).

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759 Bef.
792 Bef.
748 Bef.
2,77 euro

The lowest price is in yellow, the highest in red. This price comparison doesn't take things into account like deduction of shipping expenses when ordering more than 1 cd, bonus points, differences in guarantees ... Shipping prices are those for customers in Belgium.

Have you seen this record elsewhere on the net, do you own an online-CD-shop with Belgian products in it, or if there's something wrong with my calculations : let me know.


More about this group :

- Riguelle & Hautekiet bio in the Belgian Pop & Rock Archives
- the official website of Riguelle & Hautekiet is
- Contact : +32 9 223 67 03
- booking 'em : Garifuna -


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