Le Grand Orchestre De PAUL MAURIAT (Chilean Pressing)
September 18, 2012
Finding a Paul Mauriat LP at a thrift store is not exactly a big deal; he ranks among the most popular easy listening artists in the global easy listening catalog. I say “global” because, outside of his monster smash version of Love is Blue, France’s Mauriat sold way more LPs overseas than he did in the USA. That’s why you often find foreign pressings like the one I recently found at my Buford Highway Goodwill.
The mint condition, stereo version of Mauriat’s Vol. 4 that I picked up (71 cents) is a Chilean pressing, a tribute to Mauriat’s global reach, with the Japanese audience being unusually enthusiastic.
So, for your listening and visual pleasure, here is a YouTubes of a track from this thrift store LP. One could say that the title is a truism: Black is Black. What else could it be?