André Popp "Le coeur en fête" Disc AZ, 1972
You have heard about the loony André Popp of the "Delirium in hi-fi" LP, you have listened to his sexy arrangements on the Francine Laine 45rpm, now be prepared for the groovy progressive Popp of the early seventies !
If i judge by the André Popp record collector's standards (there must be at least 4 or 5 of them in this damned world), this is what we can call a rare one.
Released in Germany, Canada and France, out of print about one year after its release it has never been reissued or compiled ever since. This is quite unbelievable since this record contains the grooviest track ever recorded by André Popp, a 9 minutes long instrumental version of his own "Pour celui qui viendra", a song written for Marie Laforêt in the sixties.
It also contains other cool tracks like the groovy "Theme in G minor" or "Ophelia", a beautiful wordless female vocal song.
There was no written orchestrations on this LP wich was conceived in "the broadest spirit of Pop-Music" (quote from the liner notes). With the help of musicians like André Arpino or Raymond Guiot, Popp went Pop for the time of a recording session.
See you soon !
Space age Popp : Biography of André Popp on the Space Age Pop Music website
Popp Musique : Excellent André Popp compilation released by Tricatel, the label of Bertrand Burgalat
and now, to the music...
The zip file contains high resolution cover scans and tracks encoded at 256 kbps.
le coeur en fête