Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Bonjour Paris - Michel Legrand And His Orchestra
Michel Legrand And His Orchestra
Columbia CL 947
Available by purchase/download so I will not be posting a sample.
The one thing that annoys me about the "digital age" in music is the fact that albums are available by-the-song by purchase/download. This album is the perfect example of why I don't particularly like "digital". Any one track found on this album may not be considered a "great" song in fact, some tracks may seem "odd" when taken out of context. Other tracks sound like samples from a soundtrack album. I think Legrand was painting a "sonic picture" of Paris when he produced this album. You have to listen to the entire album to hear and understand what he was working towards. The LP is a concept album of sorts. The musical story will capture and hold your attention if you listen to it from start to finish. Buying this album in parts will not.
Vinyl forces you to consume the art in a linear fashion, the way it was created and meant to be hear.