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Windmills Of Your Mind, The Michel Legrand United Artists UAS 6715, 1970
Windmills Of Your Mind, The album cover

This album looks like a cash-in compilation LP from an initial glance, with its 'Academy Award Winner' strapline on the front cover. However, the track listing is diverse, and includes tracks from an otherwise-unissued Legrand score called 'La Piscine'. The reason that this is significant is that all of the music from that film is outstanding - it shows Legrand at the peak of his powers. Everything on here is jazzy with a French pop edge, and universally listenable: best track is the superb downtempo contemplative groover 'Ask Yourself Why' from 'la Piscine'.

Overall Rating: 4

Track listing:

The Windmills Of Your Mind (Thomas Crown Affair) | Theme de la piscine | Theme du concerto (Young girls of Rochefort) | Jazz theme from Play Dirty | A man's castle (Thomas Crown Affair) | His eyes, her eyes (Thomas Crown Affair) | Chanson de Maxence (Young girls of Rochefort) | Ask yourself why (Vocal - Sally Stevens) (La Piscine) | Souvenirs (La Piscine) | Chanson D'un Jour D'Ete (Young girls of Rochefort) |

 

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