Capitol Records T-1029
Dance from Bonjour Tristesse
The Lonely Whistler
Mon Amour, O Mon Amour
April in Portugal
The Bachelors of Brussels
Love Theme from A Farewell to Arms
I Never had a Dream Like This Before
The Poor People of Paris
There are songs of the day and songs of the night, but almost all are songs of love;
and the most witty melodies that explore the matter come from Europe. In this album
of European tunes, Les Baxter conducts his orchestra on a Continental tour of the
heart, with his inimitable flair for unusual and highly original orchestration, and
arrangements that smoothly blend instruments and voices in the famed Baxter
manner. The result: light, sparkling music of romance... a colorful, cheerful whirl of
music in the air... CONFETTI!
jaunty, whistling chorus makes eyes at the city... Paris, Rome or Madrid...
wherever the heart is, on the continent of romance.
Love at times floats lazily downstream, and there's always a boy and girl, letting
it drift softly by.
DANCE FROM BONJOUR TRISTESSE. A blithe and
mocking air, saying "Come
what may... and it probably will!" sprinkles Gallic spice over this tender, charming
melody from the film version of Francoise Sagan's best-selling novel.
THE LONELY WHISTLER.
MON AMOUR, O
It may not be the first lonely night, and
certainly not the last, for those who walk
the path of broken love.
"It could only happen in Paris." Les takes us on a carousel ride, and it's
the whole world of amour is just a merry-go-round.
APRIL IN PORTUGAL.
Spring! A brave new world for everybody, captured with a distinctly Latin beat.
A gentle melody, expressed with typical French humor, a bouncy beat and casual
Perhaps its in a tiny sidewalk cafe, after the theatre, or under the bright sun of a
summer afternoon in Aries. But wherever it happens, it's always a magic,
THE BACHELORS OF BRUSSELS.
A carefree, abandoned quality in this tune, and none of the casual Brussels crowd
will give it up.
LOVE THEME FROM A FAREWELL TO ARMS.
Here's a genuine, sincere ballad of love, title song of the motion picture A Farewell
to Arms, a melody come to haunt us with its tragic beauty.
I NEVER HAD A DREAM LIKE THIS BEFORE.
A musical dream analysis that even the Viennese analysts would ascribe to.
THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS.
The streets of Montmartre, brought to life in Baxter's hit version of a lovely,
reminiscent ballad, bringing us to the close of Les' voyage de coeur.