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French Style

French Style
Dean Martin
Released 1962
Recorded February 1962
Genre Vocal
Label Reprise
Dean Martin chronology

Cha Cha de Amor
French Style
Dino Latino

French Style is Dean Martin's first LP for Reprise Records. Recorded during February 1962, it features French-themed popular songs and Chansons arranged by Neal Hefti. Among them "C'est si bon", which frequently appears on Dean Martin compilation albums, a rendition of Edith Piaf's classic La Vie En Rose, the title song from the MGM classic Gigi (1958 film) and two classic Cole Porter tunes. Originally released as Reprise LP R(S)-6021 ('S' distinguishing the stereo pressing), the album's tracks made their CD debut as part of the chronologically sequenced Bear Family box set "Everybody Loves Somebody" (BCD 16343). A subsequent two-on-one CD (together with Martin's succeeding album Dino Latino) by Collectors' Choice restored the original running order.

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Track listing

Track Song title Written by Recorded
1. C'est si bon (With chorus) Henri Betti, Jerry Seelen, Andre Hornez February 26, 1962
2. April in Paris Vernon Duke, Yip Harburg February 27, 1962
3. Mimi Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart February 27, 1962
4. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup Anna Sosenko February 27, 1962
5. La Vie En Rose Louis Gugliemi, Mack David, Edith Piaf February 28, 1962
6. The Poor People of Paris (With chorus) Jack Lawrence, Marguerite Monnot February 26, 1962
7. The River Seine (With chorus) Allan Roberts, Alan Holt, Guy LaFarge February 26, 1962
8. The Last Time I Saw Paris Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II February 27, 1962
9. Mam'selle Mack Gordon, Edmund Goulding February 28, 1962
10. C'est Magnifique Cole Porter February 28, 1962
11. Gigi Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner February 28, 1962
12. I Love Paris Porter February 26, 1962
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