Bernheim – Back To Paris (lp version)
The still active Francois Bernheim from France worked with Berlin cabaret icon Ute Lemper, Brigitte Bardot and Patrick Juvet. He also realesed a disco 12″ Back To Paris in 1979, with French version on one side and English language version on the flip. Nine minutes long each, they are lush, fast tempo big production numbers in the episodic suite tradition.
The song begins with introduction, setting the tone for the the remainder of the movements and presenting the main thematic material. This takes the form of theme groups, linked via a modulating transition, or bridges, rather than break passages heard in most long disco records. In the succeeding development sections, the thematic material is presented in new harmonic and textural contexts. The 16 minute album version out in Canada adds entirely new material, some of which is heard in the clip, bringing more depth and drama into the track. Finally the developments transition smoothly into the recapitulation, where the main themes are presented in an intensified form. Spectacular.