Michel Legrand & His Orchestra, Strings on Fire (1962)
I’ve got a box of hand-me-down/inherited records I’m still going through. They’re mostly scratched or with torn (or missing) covers. But there are some gems. And some that play just fine – even if they look like they might not…and of course some that look just fine and then don’t play all that well at all. Some are impossibly dated, others sound startlingly fresh, given they’ve been locked away and time has almost forgotten them. This one is a little from all camps – the copy I have is in a ripped, ruined cover, but the record plays through just fine. The music: well it’s both dated and magical. I always kinda loved Michel Legrand – it takes me back to when I discovered him and thought that listening to his music would help me doing my study for Bursary French. The idea being he was French…so it must have helped. I think I got an ‘F’. Well, I’m sure I tried to argue to my folks at the time, you can’t have France or French without an ‘F’.
Sample Track: Temptation
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