Two classic easy-listening albums by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra, originally released in 1972 and 1971 on the Philips label, together on one CD and remastered from the original analogue stereo tapes for Vocalion's trademark crystal-clear sound. French composer/conductor Paul Mauriat is a classically trained musician who decided to pursue a career in popular music. His first major success came in 1962, as a co-writer of the European hit "Chariot." In 1963, the song was given English lyrics, renamed "I Will Follow Him," and became a number one American hit for Little Peggy March. Mauriat is best remembered for his 1968 worldwide smash "Love Is Blue."
Pop Tops has been one of the most prominent groups of Spanish pop music. During its short career (1967-1974) patented a pop musical style with fusion of soul, gospel and baroque classical music, influenced by the famous British ensemble Procol Harum. Pop Tops was the Spanish group achieved more sales abroad, where ever walked its activity (Europe and America).
This set is a must have not only for the hardcore fans of Demis Roussos, but also for anyone with deep interest in pop music in general, and for any collector. The set actually consist not 28, but 31 original solo Demis Roussos albums (3 of them are added as bonuses), plus many non-album bonus tracks and rarities.
Eric Truffaz has covered a lot of ground - both literally and metaphorically - since releasing his first album on the Blue Note label in 1996. Recorded in several locations but cut to sound like a single concert, Face-a-Face reveals the success of this artist who, with consistency and determination, has travelled a long road to success that has been filled with detours, long stretches in the fast lane and occasional pit stops, but which has never veered away from the source of his originality and the happiness of his waking dream. For Truffaz, each concert is a chance to meet his public "face à face". And it's this exchange between musicians and their audiences - the source of his inspiration - that Truffaz has set out…