Songs from Sympathique appear on numerous music compilations including Starbucks/Hear Music, Buddha Bar, Hotel Costes, West Elm, Façonnable, Putumayo, Nordstrom, Williams-Sonoma and in various films such as In the Cut, Nurse Betty and Josie & the Pussycats, and have been used on television shows such as The Sopranos and The West Wing, among others.
“This is rich, hugely approachable music, utterly cosmopolitan yet utterly unpretentious. And it seems to speak to just about everybody… from grade-schoolers to grandmothers to the young and hip and beautiful.” – Washington Post
“(Pink Martini) delivers a knowing sophistication backed by skillful arrangements… Ms. Forbes is an unpretentious, pitch-perfect chanteuse who can be breathy and girlish or sultry… she tempers heartbreak with savior-faire.” – New York Times
• 180g Vinyl
• Remastered by Bernie Grundman
• Includes free MP3 album download code
AllMusic Review by Jason Ankeny
Pink Martini’s debut album incorporates an impressive variety of influences. Traces of Cuban music, cabaret, and film soundtracks are all discernible on Sympathique, an intriguing blend of contemporary pop painted with brass, strings, and percussion.
2. No Hay Problema
4. Qué Sera Sera
5. La Soledad
3. Song of the Black Lizard
4. Children of Piraeus (from Never on Sunday)