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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Paul Mauriat - El Condor Pasa

Melancholy Man
Paul Mauriat And His Orchestra
El Condor Pasa
Produced by Paul Leka for Heather Productions, Inc.
Philips PHS 600-352

Mauriat creates interest with complex arrangements, unique tempo changes, use of unusual instruments and some well placed and subtle electronic effects. Even a cover of "Gentle On My Mind", a light song if there ever was one, seems heavier as the track is driven by a deep bass groove throughout.

The engineering is excellent. I found a number of great tunes to choose an example from. Etude In The Form Of Rhythm & Blues and Lonely Days are also worth a listen.

Love Story
El Condor Pasa
To Be The One You Love
Melancholy Man
Tonta Gafa y Boba
Black Harlem
My Sweet Lord
Gentle On My Mind
Burning Bridges
Lonely Days
Etude In The Form Of Rhythms & Blues


  1. He does an excellent cover of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, too


  2. Chiity chitty bang bang!! REALLY!Hoe fabulous is that? Mauriat is best know for Love is Blue from the album with the butterfly painted lady on it. Fabulous stuff!

  3. Oh man... I've got that one. So this is the second album... so many records...

  4. So many records, so little many more to buy!!


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