La Plus Belle Histoire (EMI Pathe 2C 064-12903) 1974 France *

 

 

 

 

 

La Plus Belle Histoire

 

 

 

 

French production with full symphonic backing, melding contemporary pop, rock, jazz and classical styles in an Andrew Lloyd Webber sort of way (“rock opera”, “progressive pop”, whatever you want to call it). Big brass, big strings, big woodwinds, sweeping orchestral moods, with piano, guitars, electric piano, bass and drums in there as well. Didn’t quite know what to make of it at first, but it grew on me after a bit. Biblical themes are presented, beginning with ‘La Creation Du Monde’ (‘The Creation Of The World’) and ‘Moise Sauve Des Eaux’ (‘Moses Saved By The Water’), on through ‘La Resurrection’ (‘The Resurrection”) and ‘Les Temps Viendront’ (‘The Times Will Come’), all lyrics in French. Three girls and three guys pictured on the back (one looks like John Belushi). Directed by Christian Gaubert. Front cover shows a crown of thorns against a red background. Title means “the most beautiful story”. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

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I have not acquired this album yet.

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Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1La Creation Du Monde
1-2La Longue Marche
1-3Moise Sauve Des Eaux
1-4D'Abraham A Jesus
1-5La Nativite
1-6Le Jourdain
2-1Lazare
2-2Le Mont Des Oliviers
2-3Pilate
2-4Le Chemin De Croix
2-5La Resurrection
2-6Les Temps Viendront

 

 

 

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