Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Love is Blue by Claudine Longet, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Love is Blue is a 1976 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1976.
The cover, obi, and insert are M-.
The disc is M- and looks like it might have been played once.
A nice copy of a well-recorded slice of 1960’s pop.
Background: Released in 1968, Love is Blue was the third album by French-American singer Claudine Longet.
The album reached #29 on the U.S. album charts, and the title track reached #71 on the singles charts.
Claudine Longet’s third album continues the middle-of-the-road tendencies of her first two, leading off with an oddly jaunty reinterpretation of “Falling in Love Again,” Marlene Dietrich’s theme song, whose jaded world-weariness Longet replaces with her own pleasantly insubstantial persona. With its cinematic background noise staging and odd ragtime piano accents, it recalls Harpers Bizarre’s playful deconstruction of pre-rock standards…. Even better is Longet’s take on the Bee Gees standard “Holiday”; Longet’s endearingly pitch-poor, lispy vocals are tailor-made for this spooky, unconventional song, which arranger Nick DeCaro gives a suitably off-kilter arrangement featuring a chorus of wordless Longets between the strings and the increasingly florid piano accompaniment. Longet’s next album, the masterful Colours, would benefit from even more of this gently psychedelic experimentation.
You can listen to “Holiday” here:
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1976|