Paris, by Malcolm McLaren: Recent Discoveries #1

Thanks to neighbour Mike Middleditch who lent me a copy of Paris, by Malcolm McLaren.

It’s a heady mixture of dance beats, jazz inflections and not a little Maghrebian influence. All in the service of spoken vocals by McLaren as he successfully evokes the spirit of the French capital.

Particularly evocative are the trance-like songs featuring Gallic icons Francoise Hardy and Catherine Deneuve.

A lovely disc, unexpectedly engaging: recommended.

Gerry Smith

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