2014-10-21

andre popp
- if you go away (1972)

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for those not familiar with andre popp, he is the french composer responsible for writing the mega-hit "love is blue," which later became a signature tune for paul mauriat and a much covered favourite of all instrumentalists for years to come. on this release, in 1972, we still find some of the undeniable optimism and playful melody of "love is blue," but the production is clearly more 70s, and throughout the album he has used some wonderful wordless vocals by a certain "geraldine" which reminds me of morricone soundtracks of that time.
my favourites include the more mournful closing track "tombe la neige" and the very morricone "ne me quitte pas (if you go away)."
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01 - de pantin a pekin
02 - plaisir d'amour
03 - love maestro please
04 - tout tout pour ma cherie
05 - ne me quitte pas (if you go away)
06 - wakadi wakadou
07 - un jour l'amour
08 - les feuilles mortes (autumn leaves)
09 - tzeinerlin' (years may come years may go)
10 - du soleil au coeur
11 - a paris dans chaque faubourg
12 - tombe la neige
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2383 142 SUPER



5 comments:

Vinyl Room said...

Many thanks for this super sounding album!

VR

splogman said...

from me too!

Any middle-aged German Witch in Amerika, said...

Hey, thanks from me too. I must admit that I didn't know "Love is blue" was from him - I actually thought it had been written by Maruriat!

Very interesting album, and yes, sounds great indeed! Thank you.

detour said...

Pleasure guys.

detour said...

Link restored - download available.