Friday, November 26, 2010

Francophone 2

From Raymond Lefevre I always roll into Paul Mauriat, so why should this year be any different.  And like the Lefevre record, I've re-ripped this one this year for your increased listening pleasure.  These are some of the best instrumental versions of these tracks to be found anywhere, certainly among those versions with a French accent.  I know, it's hard for music to have a French accent, but listen to these and you'll see what I mean.  I shared this out my first year, and strangely enough, it didn't get any comments in that first year.  Hopefully, it's grown on you since then.  Please download the new and improved Paul Mauriat And His Orchestra-The Christmas Album (Philips PHS 600-255, Stereo, 1967).

1. Jingle Bells
2. White Christmas
3. Trois Anges Sont Venus (Three Angels Appeared)
4. Silent Night, Holy Night
5. Rin Rin
6. Entre Le Boeuf Et L'ane Gris (Among The Cattle And The Grey Donkey)
7. Gloria In Excelsis Deo
8. Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant (The Divine Infant Is Born)
9. O' Tannenbaum (O' Christmas Tree)
10. Adeste Fideles
11. O' Holy Night
12. Petit Papa Noel (Little Father Christmas)

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PS-If you want a great version of Little Drummer Boy as done by Mr. Mauriat, be sure to check out this day back during Christmas In July (and August and September). It's a really great addition to this album. And stay tuned for a little something new from Paul later...

8 comments:

Rat Pack Visitor said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!! Excellent Shares Ernie and Thank you for the alternate hosting sites. I have really come to like Mediafire. it is fast and there is not the wait time or hassle of the others. Bravo on starting the year off with such great material! Happy Holidays. I will certainly be back for more!! JohnnyUSA

Auntie Knickers said...

Thanks! I'm especially fond of Christmas music in other languages. Also, this record has the little-known (in this country) French carol "Trois Anges." A couple of weeks ago we saw the play MY THREE ANGELS (later filmed as We're No Angels) which referenced that song.

JimmyJames said...

Wow this re-rip sounds awesome on my Audioengine A2s! Way to go, Ernie!

Ernie said...

I think I'm getting better with age. :)

James said...

Tres Bon Monsieur Ernie! Merci, Merci, Merci.

Jeremiad said...

This is one of my all-time favorites, right up there with the Golddiggers. Great job on the re-rip! Thanks!

Ernie said...

I recently found a copy of that Golddiggers LP and I need to rip it for myself. I've already got the download from FaLaLaLaLa, but I like to listen and record stuff of my own, I think it gives me a better appreciation for it.

Thanks for the comment.

Anonymous said...

This has always been one of my favorite Christmas albums. Since the mid '70's, the local Montreal English-language TV station aired annual bumpers featuring music from this album and from one of his mid 70's Christmas recordings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdr77NgPdU0).

A Paul Mauriat collector from Taiwan was nice enough to share prestine copies of all these songs with me, which come from a rare Japanese CD. In the remastered Entre le Boeuf et L'Ane Gris you can actually hear the bass drums rattling at one point!