Peter Sarstedt/As Though It Were a Movie

Peter Sarstedt/As Though It Were a Movie

by Peter Sarstedt
     
 

Peter Sarstedt's debut album was torpedoed by its best track, the number one hit "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)," an exquisite piece of baroque pop that Sarstedt would never come close to equaling again. Led by a festive accordion and a dark acoustic guitar, the song blended the reserve of early British singer/songwriters with the sophistication of Continental pop --… See more details below

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Peter Sarstedt's debut album was torpedoed by its best track, the number one hit "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)," an exquisite piece of baroque pop that Sarstedt would never come close to equaling again. Led by a festive accordion and a dark acoustic guitar, the song blended the reserve of early British singer/songwriters with the sophistication of Continental pop -- name-checking everyone from Marlene Dietrich to Sacha Distel and the Boulevard Saint Michel. Sarstedt proved his songwriting talents elsewhere on the record, but the florid arrangements and varying productions never approach the level of its best song. Its successor, As Though It Were a Movie, which arrived shortly afterwards, features no good follow-up to the single, but it's actually a better full-length statement. Based around an imaginary movie (complete with overture, intermission, and closing national anthem), the record finds Sarstedt doing a better job of inhabiting his narrative songs (as on the leering "Take Off Your Clothes").

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/08/2002
Label:
Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC:
5017261202741
catalogNumber:
274
Rank:
65632

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. I Am a Cathedral
  2. Sons of Cain Are Abel
  3. No More Lollipops
  4. Stay Within Myself
  5. You Are My Life
  6. Sayonara
  7. Where Do You Go to My Lovely
  8. Blagged
  9. My Daddy Is a Millionaire
  10. Once Upon an Everyday
  11. Mary Jane
  12. Time Was Leading Us Home
  13. Many Coloured Semi Precious Plastic Easter Egg
  14. Time, Love, Hope, Life

Disc 2

  1. Overture
  2. As Though It Were a Movie
  3. Open a Tin
  4. Step into the Candlelight
  5. Take off Your Clothes
  6. Letter to a Friend & Intermission
  7. Overture
  8. Boulevard
  9. The Sunshine Is Expensive
  10. The Artist
  11. The Friendship Song (Hey Nena)
  12. Juan
  13. I'm a Good Boy
  14. National Anthem & Doors Close at 10.45pm
  15. Frozen Orange Juice
  16. Aretusa Loser

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