Showing posts with label Gazebo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gazebo. Show all posts

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Lunatic - Gazebo

Gazebo continued on with the theme set by 'I like Chopin', using classical influences in his Italo dance tracks. Synths and strings to a less appealing lyric - it was perhaps predictable that he wouldn't be able to have more success with such a formulaic single.

'Lunatic' did chart in some European countries, such as Italy (peaking at number 3), Germany (number 4), Switzerland (number 6) and Austria (number 13). However, the single did not chart in the Netherlands, which surprised me at the time. Now I'm not so surprised...

My collection: 7" single no. 226
Found: LP top 100, Den Haag, 1983
Cost: 6 guilders
Tracks: 'Lunatic' / 'Lunatic (instrumental)'

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

I like Chopin - Gazebo

Paul Mazzolini was born on February 18, 1960 in Beirut, Libanon as the son of an Italian diplomat and an American singer. He learned to play the guitar at 10 to impress a girl in his class.

He used the stage name Gazebo when he started his solo career in 1982. 'I like Chopin', released a year later, became an international success. The piano motif in the song is not a Chopin composition; actually the entire song was composed by Pierluigi Giombini. The single reached number 7 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 216
Found: Studio Echo, Den Haag, 1983
Cost: 5,5 guilders
Tracks: 'I like Chopin' / 'I like Chopin (instrumental)'

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