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Melissa Errico "Legrand Affair - The Songs of Michel Legrand"

Melissa Errico "Legrand Affair - The Songs of Michel Legrand"

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Few projects convey the sense of scale, ambition and passion as Melissa Errico's 'Legrand Affair.' Literally years in the making, this improbable endeavor has become a reality. 'Legrand Affair' is a collection of songs written by the legendary Michel Legrand, performed by Errico with a 100-piece symphony orchestra in Brussels, and produced by Phil Ramone. Their goal was to juxtapose something enormous with something intimate…to create epic, larger-than-life, cinematic art…but at the same time, make it feel akin to the most sensual kiss you've ever experienced.

The story behind the making of the album (which will feature a range of classic Legrand compositions as well as new material written for Melissa by Legrand with Alan and Marilyn Bergman) is as sweeping as the final product. As seen in Errico's detailed 'Musing' essay, linked below, the process sounds more like a James Bond film than a trip to the recording studio, and indeed it was…the epic journey included stops in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Brussels, Switzerland, Normandy, Andorra, Toronto, Costa Brava and a listening session while flying over the Pyrenees to Spain, with Legrand himself piloting a private plane. Errico even had three children over the course of the six years it took to see 'Legrand Affair' to completion, but recognizes it was all worth the wait: "I'm proud to have gotten it to the place it was always meant to be, in honor of Michel Legrand who I love and respect beyond words."

The album was Co-Produced by Richard Jay-Alexander, Errico's concert director, close collaborator and longtime friend (responsible for casting Errico as Cosette in the first national touring company of Les Miserables, when she was an 18 year-old freshman at Yale.) 'Legrand Affair' marks Errico's fourth collaboration with Ghostlight Records. She appeared on the label's 'Finian's Rainbow' recording, as well as on their Broadway cast album of Michel Legrand's 'Amour' and the re-issue of her solo album "Lullabies and Wildflowers."

Read Melissa's 'Musing' essay on the genesis of 'Legrand Affair'

1. "I WAS BORN IN LOVE WITH YOU" 1. "I WAS BORN IN LOVE WITH YOU"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman

2. "THE SUMMER KNOWS" 2. "THE SUMMER KNOWS"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman

3. "HIS EYES, HER EYES" 3. "HIS EYES, HER EYES"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman

4. "THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND" 4. "THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman

5. "I WILL WAIT FOR YOU" 5. "I WILL WAIT FOR YOU"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Norman Gimbel

6. "IN ANOTHER LIFE"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman

7. 'MARTINA"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Hal Shaper

8. "DIS MOI" 8. "DIS MOI"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Francoise Sagan

9. 'YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman

10. "WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?" 10. "WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman

11. "HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING?"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman

12. "SOMETHING NEW IN MY LIFE" 12. "SOMETHING NEW IN MY LIFE"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman

13. "MAYBE SOMEONE DREAMED US"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman

14. "ONCE UPON A SUMMERTIME"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Johnny Mercer

15. "CELUI-LA"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Eddy Marnay

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Produced for Records by Phil Ramone
Album Co-Producer Richard Jay-Alexander
Mixed by Lawrence Manchester
Album Executive Producers - Kurt Deutsch and Patrick McEnroe
Associate Producers - Marc Silag and Pat Rains

The Flemish Radio Orchestra (newly renamed The Brussels Philharmonic) recorded in Leuven Belgium, July 5th - 10th, 2005

Orchestra conducted by Michel Legrand
All Piano by Michel Legrand

Musicians
Peter Verbraken, Guitars
Bart Denolf, Bass
Jean-Philippe Komac, Drums

Sound Engineer
Manuel Mohino

Executive Producer for the Brussels Philharmonic (Flemish Radio Orchestra)
Peter H. Gistelinck

CD Booklet contains never-before-seen photos, full album credits and a note from Melissa Errico.
Few projects convey the sense of scale, ambition and passion as Melissa Errico's 'Legrand Affair.' Literally years in the making, this improbable endeavor has become a reality. 'Legrand Affair' is a collection of songs written by the legendary Michel Legrand, performed by Errico with a 100-piece symphony orchestra in Brussels, and produced by Phil Ramone. Their goal was to juxtapose something enormous with something intimate…to create epic, larger-than-life, cinematic art…but at the same time, make it feel akin to the most sensual kiss you've ever experienced.

The story behind the making of the album (which will feature a range of classic Legrand compositions as well as new material written for Melissa by Legrand with Alan and Marilyn Bergman) is as sweeping as the final product. As seen in Errico's detailed 'Musing' essay, linked below, the process sounds more like a James Bond film than a trip to the recording studio, and indeed it was…the epic journey included stops in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Brussels, Switzerland, Normandy, Andorra, Toronto, Costa Brava and a listening session while flying over the Pyrenees to Spain, with Legrand himself piloting a private plane. Errico even had three children over the course of the six years it took to see 'Legrand Affair' to completion, but recognizes it was all worth the wait: "I'm proud to have gotten it to the place it was always meant to be, in honor of Michel Legrand who I love and respect beyond words."

The album was Co-Produced by Richard Jay-Alexander, Errico's concert director, close collaborator and longtime friend (responsible for casting Errico as Cosette in the first national touring company of Les Miserables, when she was an 18 year-old freshman at Yale.) 'Legrand Affair' marks Errico's fourth collaboration with Ghostlight Records. She appeared on the label's 'Finian's Rainbow' recording, as well as on their Broadway cast album of Michel Legrand's 'Amour' and the re-issue of her solo album "Lullabies and Wildflowers."

Read Melissa's 'Musing' essay on the genesis of 'Legrand Affair'

1. "I WAS BORN IN LOVE WITH YOU" 1. "I WAS BORN IN LOVE WITH YOU"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman

2. "THE SUMMER KNOWS" 2. "THE SUMMER KNOWS"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman

3. "HIS EYES, HER EYES" 3. "HIS EYES, HER EYES"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman

4. "THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND" 4. "THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman

5. "I WILL WAIT FOR YOU" 5. "I WILL WAIT FOR YOU"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Norman Gimbel

6. "IN ANOTHER LIFE"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman

7. 'MARTINA"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Hal Shaper

8. "DIS MOI" 8. "DIS MOI"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Francoise Sagan

9. 'YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman

10. "WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?" 10. "WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman

11. "HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING?"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman

12. "SOMETHING NEW IN MY LIFE" 12. "SOMETHING NEW IN MY LIFE"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman

13. "MAYBE SOMEONE DREAMED US"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman

14. "ONCE UPON A SUMMERTIME"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Johnny Mercer

15. "CELUI-LA"
Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Eddy Marnay

Produced for Records by Phil Ramone
Album Co-Producer Richard Jay-Alexander
Mixed by Lawrence Manchester
Album Executive Producers - Kurt Deutsch and Patrick McEnroe
Associate Producers - Marc Silag and Pat Rains

The Flemish Radio Orchestra (newly renamed The Brussels Philharmonic) recorded in Leuven Belgium, July 5th - 10th, 2005

Orchestra conducted by Michel Legrand
All Piano by Michel Legrand

Musicians
Peter Verbraken, Guitars
Bart Denolf, Bass
Jean-Philippe Komac, Drums

Sound Engineer
Manuel Mohino

Executive Producer for the Brussels Philharmonic (Flemish Radio Orchestra)
Peter H. Gistelinck

CD Booklet contains never-before-seen photos, full album credits and a note from Melissa Errico.
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