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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
1971

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

4 comments:

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

    Dew

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  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!

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

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

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