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4 stars IMO this 10CC album is the peak of their creativity. And only God knows how far they brought us. The band just developped on their unique style. Opera, pastiche, mocking.

The opening number is just an amazing work. Lyrics, as usual, are so effective. So true. for someone NOT knowing France that much. All the clichés are hold in here : girls, girls, girls. But believe me : Paris is more than that. Anyway, this eight minute song is another of their opera's. Brilliant, funny, astonishing. Great.

As a teenager in 1975, I felt in love with "I'm Not In Love". Who the hell couldn't ???

It is one of the best slow I know. Ever in the music industry. It might over shade the whole of "The Original Soundtrack" as "Bohemian Rhapsody" did for "A Night At The Opera" and therefore affect the final rating. But this song belongs to one the greatest EVER in my musical life.

10CC came to the max of their brilliant studio skills. Wonderful harmonies, fantastic vocal arrangements, acid lyrics, superb melodies. These are items to be featured here.

Do you fancy some crazy beat ? Just turn the original LP version to B-side and listen to the incredible "The Second Sitting For The Last Supper" with the inevitable lyrics relating to some other last supper's sitting of course.

I should have attended their concert at the Belgian university at the time of touring for this album. Unfortunately, their décor was too big to fit into the (relatively) small concert hall. Concert was postponed, rescheduled, and cancelled again. Meaning that I never saw the band playing live. A major disappointment in my loooooooooong music life.

It is true to say that the second part of this album is weaker. But how the hell is it possible to write twice "One Night In Paris" and "I'm Not In Love" ???

Still, the hit single "Life Is A Minestrone" brings us back to the best of their music. Straight forward music, enjoyable lyrics, catchy rhythm and another highlight.

I have been soothe with "The Original Soundtrack" in my mid teenage days. It passed in my veins so often that I can only rate it with four stars. Not a masterpiece but a great album. A fantastic and harmonious album my friends.

Prog music is of course not on the "rendez-vous" (as "10CC" would have said). What you'll get here is creative, inventive and melodic music.

Four stars.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |


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