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REQ: Doppelganger - Doppelganger (1987)

Discuss hard-to-find or out-of-print New Wave and '80s Alternative, and share a few songs along the way.
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REQ: Doppelganger - Doppelganger (1987)

Postby the_moth » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:51 pm

Now this is the rarest album that I never managed to find. Only released in Japan and long out of print.
Does anyone have a copy?

Very little info on the net, but it's the same band that did this:
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Re: REQ: Doppelganger - Doppelganger (1987)

Postby telekon3 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:00 pm

From vinyleighties website:

Doppelganger were a duo consisting of French-born keyboardist Philippe Saisse and US guitarist Randy Fredrix.

By the time “Communication Breakdown” was released in 1985, Saisse had already worked with Chaka Khan and Ai De Meola and Fredrix had released a single under his own name for Salsoul and recorded two albums with rock group Mayday.

Unfortunately Doppelganger would only release the one single but it is a great one, this would have to be my most played track from the 80’s, I have listened to it countless times over the last 27 years and I still think it is one of the best synth dance tracks I have ever heard. It’s a real shame that the duo did not go on to record more under the Doppelganger name.

Saisse and Fredrix would work together again in 1985 and 1988 on the jazz funk albums El Seven and T.K. by Takeshi Itoh.

Saiise would go on to be a member of Nile Rodger’s Outloud band in 1987 and to play with artists such as Hall & Oates, Tina Turner, David Bowie and Luther Vandross to name just a few.

Both Saisse and Fredrix are still active in the music industry, with Saisse now a world renowned modern jazz artist with his 2009 album “At World’s Edge” being nominated for a Grammy award and Fredrix appearing at the Woodstock Guitar Fest in 2011.

Communication Breakdown (Long Version) 7:42

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Communication Breakdown (Single Version) 3:54

Come Come Come (Dub Version) 7:01
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Re: REQ: Doppelganger - Doppelganger (1987)

Postby telekon3 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:43 pm

The Japanese Full length CD doesn't have that one off single on it.

https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/404944744
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Re: REQ: Doppelganger - Doppelganger (1987)

Postby the_moth » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:47 am

Thanks telekon3! Have you ever heard the album?
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Re: REQ: Doppelganger - Doppelganger (1987)

Postby telekon3 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:55 pm

They sound like a cross between the production of and the sound of Peter Gabriel - Big Time, ACT -Tears Laughter And Rage, sometimes a little like Secession and a little like Fancy, Twins, Joy (Euro-dance style) in a Synthpop and Electro way with a dash of Art Of Noise.

PM me. I have a (like new) copy of the CD with the Obi. A copy of this CD sells for over $100 , but I'm trying to get rid of all of my CDs.
if interested in the CD make me a reasonable offer.
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