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Theme from a Summer Place  - Paul Mauriat - 1972
Label: MGM/Verve MV-5087 (USA)
Format: LP
From: France
My rating: 6/10

Entered: 03/21/2004
Last updated: 03/26/2004

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They were closing up the Salvation Army shop, so I had to choose a selection from the seemingly huge collection of French easy listening LPs quickly. I'm glad I picked up this one. It's hardly an outstanding LP, but the arrangements are quite interesting, and the final track is a real jewel.

Ever since I heard it on a compilation made by a friend, I had wondered who in the world made this incredible version of 'Day by Day'. Over the years, I've bought maybe 5 different albums in an attempt to locate it. As it turns out, it's right here. The track starts out as nice simple sparkly early 70s mood music piece, but then explodes half-way through and becomes really outstandingly funky and energetic. I'd say the album is worth picking up just for this track.

Mine is a US issue, but I gather that some of these tracks (including 'day by day') were issued in the UK on Philips as Summer Memories. Tantalizingly, this issue contains a version of what I presume is Gainsbourg's 'La Decadanse'.
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