This 21 track "best of" collection from Portland's 13-piece mini-orchestra is how one imagines a live show of theirs might go - although obviously these tracks are polished recorded studio versions.

Their influences range wide, and it's a delightful journey through sounds as eclectic as French folk, gypsy romance, retro lounge, hip-twitching samba, classical inspirations, and burning ballads, in a variety of languages (and different vocalists) and all delivered with class, passion and subtlety.

It can occasionally become a bit of a blur, and there's the odd track that seems less "elegant sophistication" and more "indulgent melodrama", or a less imaginative arrangement. But have a cocktail party on a rooftop, pop this on, and you'll feel as suave and continental as you can imagine.

Stars: 3.5/5

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-TimeOut