Richard Clayderman

(1977)

Richard Clayderman’s debut album features 11 titles composed by Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint.

The album is notable as a number of the titles have synthesised backing tracks including ‘Black Deal’ and  ‘L’enfant et la mer’. ‘Lys River’ with it’s heavy brass backing contrasts with the conventional arrangements for (what are now classic titles) – ‘Lyphard melodie’ and ‘Ballade pour Adeline’.

Although most of the tracks have since been released on other formats around the world, one track remains very rare. The boogie-woogie style ‘Old fashion’, composed by Olivier Toussaint, is rarely found on compilation sets, but is avilable in MP3 format below…

TRACK LIST

1. *Ballade Pour Adeline (Piano et Orchestre) (Paul de Senneville)
2. *Secret Of My Life (1) (Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint)
3. L'Enfant Et La mer (Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint)
4. *Lys River (Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint)
5. Black Deal (Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint)
6. *Lyphard Melodie (Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint)
7. La Milliere (Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint)
8. Secret Of My Life (2) (Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint)
9. *Romantica Serenade (Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint)
10. Old Fashion (Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint)
11. Ballade Pour Adeline (Piano Solo) (Paul de Senneville)