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The Best of France


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Audio, Cassette, July 1, 1991
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  • Vinyl
  • Label: United Artists
  • ASIN: B006LPJQPI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Vinyl lp. Made in USA. United Artists UAS 6768 Stereo.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Young Seok Park on January 30, 1999
Format: Audio CD
All tracks in this album were very well arranged and played in Paul's own unique style. Never cloying and very absorbing!! At first, I thought I would prefer original recordings than modern style ones with synthesizer, which was effectively used in almost every song revealing his desire for new expression, I think. This album is very sweet and must be one of his best. Whenever I turn on my CD player for this CD, I listen to whole tracks. I'd really like to recommend this CD to anyone who wants some rest with easy feeling.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "steve-lynn" on September 20, 2000
Format: Audio CD
* Excellent arrangement of instruments.
* The Paul Mauriat style which no one else alike.
* Complex and subtle.
* Very beautiful music, e.g."Fascination" and "Autumn Leaves".
* If you like this CD, you may want to collect all of his albums.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Perez on August 30, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Simply amazing. I just can't tire of listening to this man. He is definitely one of the masters of instrumentation. The feeling, the incredible violin sounds, the impetus that all his songs portray. He carries your soul on a cloud to seventh heaven.

Like I said, "The Master". Only one that comes close is Frank Pourcel.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 3, 1998
Format: Audio CD
This CD is probably the worst album Paul Mauriat has ever produced. This CD relies too much on synthesizers and it could have been all programmed and arranged by computer. During the late 80s there was a move away from full symphonic sound and this CD is probably the worst example of that phenomena. It's ashame because I really love Paul Mauriat and an avid fan. On his 1962 and 1965 albums of famous French melodies the symphonic quality of his orchestra is a real gem to hear with all pieces skillfully and beautifully arranged. Thankfully, Paul has gone back to a more orchestral style and has produced some very wonderful sounding albums again. It's ashame I can't award this album with a higher rating - I'm waiting for the release of "Paris With Love" (1965) and "The 14 Waltzes of Chopin" (1970) for these are two of Mauriat's greatest works.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hiram Gomez Pardo HALL OF FAME on December 30, 2005
Format: Audio CD
How many hearts did Paul Mauriat 's legendary Orchestra gather around a moonlight dinner making their dreams come true?

I just was a child when I listened his historic and most emblematic theme "Love is blue" and acquired several vinyl records of his famed ensemble.

And although forty years have elapsed since then, the sounds of this magic Orchestra still wonder newcomers, and hope new dreams, illusions and hopes of eternal love.

An enjoyable selection from the always inspired French musical universe, that will never prescribe in what fashion music concerns. It has its special moments that will always wait for you.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 19, 1999
Format: Audio CD
It seems evolution not always tends to improve. Paul Mauriat produced his second french music work. It is nice and recovered the peace of his original dynamic sounds during his begginig as artist, but I prefer the original recording of 1965 because it's style is more genuine, more "classic" and more orchestrated. When will he return to his original style to say "Merci Mauriat"? Will he?
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By T. Tran on November 27, 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Listening to these songs brings back the nostalgia and the beautiful memories of my childhood. Paul Mauriat's arrangements of these wonderful classics are the best ones you'll ever heard. Ever since my discovery of Paul Mauriat's orchestra, I have never heard better arrangements of these songs from anyone else. I recommend getting the imported Best of France DVD (this is what I grew up watching).
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