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3:14
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2:58
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 16, 1987
  • Release Date: May 18, 1987
  • Label: Island Def Jam
  • Copyright: (C) 1987 Universal International Music B.V.
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  • Total Length: 40:57
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  • ASIN: B000V6986A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 37 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,046 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

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By A Customer on March 19, 2000
Format: Audio CD
While this is a superb CD, it is also disappointing. I purchased this CD in hopes of getting the original Love Is Blue. This isn't it. The original single version which debuted on the Billboard charts in January of 1968 is found on the Blooming Hits LP. That album is no longer available on CD - and it should be! This is a good updated treatment of Love Is Blue, but it is simply not the same. I would have included other Mauriat tunes on the compilation including the original and alternate flip side to the Love Is Blue 45 entitled Sunny made popular by both Cher and Bobby Hebb. While Alone In The World is noted in many books as the flip side to Love Is Blue, many of us remember Sunny as the flip side and of hearing it receive airplay as well. I know - I own the original 45. Blooming Hits would be a better choice if you were wanting just one of Paul's CDs in your collection. Unfortunately, the bubble-headed "powers that be" have deleted it. Alas! Maybe one day more of this great instrumentalist's work will be available.
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This is the first Paul Mauriat CD I bought in 1990 - it kept me entranced and satisfied for a very long time - "Love Is Blue", "A Man And A Woman", "The Summer Knows", "Somethin' Stupid" etc.
To the people who have commented on "Love is Blue" (1982 version) not sounding as good as the original 1967 version I disagree - I think it is the superior version. If you want an excellent version of the 1967 arrangement try "1973 Live" - this has the best version of the original arrangement on, and is an excellent album. The only thing that upset me about this CD was the team who put this compilation together couldn't get the correct dates for "Love Is Blue" correct. It's the 1982 version and not from the 70s.
I consider this recording far far superior to Mauriat's "Retrospective" album recorded in 1988 which has been heavily synthesized.
BTW, Blooming Hits should still be available and out there somewhere.. It was re-released in 1998 and appeared on online catalogues.
Cheers
Peter :)
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I was very excited when I saw this disc in the store because I had always loved Paul's version of Love Is Blue. I had worn out at least a dozen copies of the Phillips 45 over the years. However, when I got this disc home, I learned that the version of Love Is Blue that is on it is NOT the same one that got all the air play and was a hit. It's a very different mix, possibly a different performance. The horns and strings are very wrong, not at all what was on the original "hit", and the drumming isn't what was on the original either.
If there's a version of Paul Mauriat's "HIT" Love Is Blue on CD, this isn't it.
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I wrote a review of this CD earlier based solely on the sample of Love is Blue (review titled: NOT Original Version of Love is Blue...). Well, I finally ordered this CD and got it yesterday. I spoke too soon! I think this CD is magnificent. True enough, "Love is Blue" is not the original from the 45, but it is an outstanding version of the song. The sound quality is equally outstanding. And the other selections are just GREAT! A very nice collection (and high quality sound) of easy listening music that I highly recommend to everyone!
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This CD is very enjoyable. Next to Blooming Hits, this is the best Mauriat music I have. Some of the songs may not be the originals but it is good music just the same. I agree with other views that have been left, they need to bring out Blooming Hits on CD again, it will be a good seller.
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LOVE IS BLUE IS THE SONG THAT GOT ME STARTED COLLECTING PAUL MAURIATS ALBUMS, I CURRENTLY OWN OVER 400 TITLES FROM 19 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AND I LOVE EVERY ONE OF THEM, PAUL MAURIAT CAN TAKE ANY SONG AND MAKE MAGIC OUT OF IT. I FIRST HEARD LOVE IS BLUE PERFORMED ON THE "ED SULLIVAN SHOW" IN 1968 AND I'VE BEEN HOOKED EVER SINCE. I AM STILL SEARCHING FOR MAURIAT ALBUMS FROM FRANCE TO COMPLETE MY COLLECTION. PAUL MAURIAT IS A LEGEND OF OUR TIME AND SHOULD BE IN THE MUSIC HALL OF FAME.
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Eventhough some of the music in this cd is quite pleasing to one's ear...for me this simply added to my collection of Paul Mauriat most treasured musics.I kept 5 of them(audio cassettes) some date back to 60's or 70's and others which seems came from nowhere as they were given to me by a tourist friends.I have Paul Mauriat 'Bresil' and the arrangement of'The Beattles'by Paul Mauriat(all cassettes) as well.Paul Mauriat And His Orchestra Deluxe Collection 16 Albums (1966-1972).Paul Mauriat Cent Mille Chansons / Gone Is Love.Paul Mauriat Uplifting Music.(all audio cds)The'Paul Mauriat French Pops Best Selection easy listening is probably the most nice I have ever heard. Others simply the usual classical songs and contemporaries.My only problem is how to keep them last as audio cassette won't last for hundreds of years.I intend to transfer this music to cds but don't know how as I'm not very good in this sort of things.I think its helpfull to have someone to figure this out for me so that some old music will be preserve for the next generation of fans to come.
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