February 13, 2020

André Popp ‎– Le Coeur En Fête (1972, LP, France)

A1. Les Jardins De Marmara (3:19)
A2. Toutes Les Pommes Du Paradis (2:52)
A3. Pour Celui Qui Viendra (9:05)
B1. Tric Trac (2:26)
B2. Ophelia (3:06)
B3. Ave (2:47)
B4. Le Coeur En Fête (2:27)
B5. Theme In G Minor (4:18)

Bass – Francis Darrizcuren
Drums, Percussion – André Arpino, Gus Wallez
Engineer [Sound] – Claude Hermelin
Flute – Léon Gamme, Raymond Guiot
Guitar – Jean-Pierre Alarcen
Organ, Piano – Fred Farrugia
Rhythm Guitar – Raymond Gimenez
Twelve-String Guitar, Sitar – Jean-Claude Oliver
Vocals – Totole Masselier, Anne Vassiliu

"As you may know, André Popp is one of the most prominent musicians/conductors/arrangers from France. Originally released in 1972 on the AZ label, Le Coeur En Fête, an amazing masterpiece of groovy jazz funk / easy listening / progressive pop sounds featuring funky rhythms, cool guitar licks (courtesy of Le Système Crapoutchik / Eden Rose's Jean Pierre Alarcen!), sitar, Moog, killer Hammond organ and flutes, is one of the rarest LPs in Popp's catalogue. It was released in France, Germany and Canada but sold out less than a year after its release and has surprisingly never been reissued until now. An LP that will appeal to those into the sounds of other classic French works like Pop Instrumental de France, Jason Havelock's Pop Symphony, Jean-Claude Vannier's L'Enfant Assassin des Mouches, William Sheller's Lux Aeterna, Michel Berger's Puzzle, Popera Cosmic or even Janko Nilovic's Pop Impressions or Psyc Impressions. The Wah Wah reissue comes with incredible remastered sound (made by sound wizard Denis Blackham @ Skye Mastering) and features liner notes by French expert Jean-Emmanuel Dubois. Limited to only 500 copies."

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