I Love Paris

I Love Paris

by Michel Legrand
     
 

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Michel Legrand was only 22 when he created this best-selling theme album, a selection of Paris-centered standards from both sides of the Atlantic, scored for his own slightly jazzy orchestral ensemble. It's probably one of the few easy listening records (or any album until much later) where the work was meant to be listened to as a whole: Legrand blends 16 songs…  See more details below

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Michel Legrand was only 22 when he created this best-selling theme album, a selection of Paris-centered standards from both sides of the Atlantic, scored for his own slightly jazzy orchestral ensemble. It's probably one of the few easy listening records (or any album until much later) where the work was meant to be listened to as a whole: Legrand blends 16 songs together into a sort of suite, beginning with church bells chiming in the square, then taking off on a musical journey around the city. The arrangements are heavy on the strings and accordion and not, as the label now touts, Miles Davis, who is not very discernible -- if there at all. (Davis certainly took part later in "Legrand Jazz"). Considering that the young Legrand cut this album as a quick way to make money, the resulting success (and the doors that it opened for him) are remarkable.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/31/2005
Label:
Wonderful Music Of
UPC:
8712177046836
catalogNumber:
90386
Rank:
30606

Tracks

  1. I Love Paris  -  Michel Legrand & His Orchestra
  2. Mademoiselle De Paris  -  Michel Legrand & His Orchestra
  3. Paris  -  Michel Legrand & His Orchestra
  4. Les Feuilles Mortes  -  Michel Legrand & His Orchestra
  5. Under The Bridges Of Paris (Sous Les Ponts De Paris)  -  Michel Legrand & His Orchestra
  6. Le Seine  -  Michel Legrand & His Orchestra
  7. Paris In The Spring  -  Michel Legrand & His Orchestra
  8. Paris Canaille  -  Michel Legrand & His Orchestra
  9. April in Paris  -  Michel Legrand & His Orchestra
  10. Á Paris  -  Michel Legrand & His Orchestra
  11. La Vie en Rose  -  Michel Legrand & His Orchestra
  12. Under Paris Skies (Sous Le Ciel De Paris)  -  Michel Legrand & His Orchestra
  13. Paris, Je T'Aime (Paris, Stay The Same)  -  Michel Legrand & His Orchestra
  14. The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?)  -  Michel Legrand & His Orchestra
  15. The Last Time I Saw Paris  -  Michel Legrand & His Orchestra
  16. I Love Paris (Reprise)  -  Michel Legrand & His Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michel Legrand   Primary Artist,Piano
Michel Legrand & His Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Edith Piaf   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Léo Ferré   Composer
Vincent Scotto   Composer
Paul Durand   Composer
William Hogeland   Liner Notes
Marcel Louiguy   Composer
Joseph Kosma   Composer
Eric Maschwitz   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Henri Contet   Composer

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