Just the ticket to push away mid-winter blues, this delightful album encourages
one to look forward to April and Paris in the spring. The collection brims
with familiar tunes that you will recognise even if you don't know their
titles. So many have been quoted in countless films set in the 'City of Lights'.
There is Wal Berg's infectious Montmartre; Marchetti's
romantic Fascination, Ferrari's haunting
Domino - both complete with accordions, plus Louiguy's
La vie en rose Piaf's timeless theme song, Kosma's
nostalgic Autumn Leaves and Charles Trenet's biggest
hit from 1945, La Mer. Ferré's
Paris Conalle is Parisian joie de vivre, and its
romance is epitomised by Moretti's Under the Roofs of
Paris. As an antidote, there is a stirring march from Planquette,
Sambre et Meuse. A military presence is strong
in Offenbach's Genevieve Galop but the Paris of
the nightclubs is also hinted at in this sparkling piece.
The most substantial track is 'The World of Legrand'. Included
in this potpourri, are 'The Summer Knows' from Summer of
'42 and 'The Windmills of Your Mind' from The
Thomas Crown Affair. Bécaud's Parisian
Medley includes Cole Porter's I Love Paris
and Bécaud's own What Now My Love?
A real tonic