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Oh, I haven't had such a good belly laugh in a while. Thanks, Maclin.
How do you find this stuff?
Posted by: Craig | 06/16/2010 at 06:26 PM
Clayderman's been around for years. I remember TV ads for his albums way back in the late 70s/early 80s.
Posted by: Rob G | 06/16/2010 at 07:04 PM
I'd never heard of him. Craig, I think this actually was offered to me by eMusic in a list of albums recommended for me specifically, which was kind of disheartening.
Posted by: Mac | 06/16/2010 at 09:07 PM
Ah, the Musician of Light (TM). I remember those TV ads, too.
Posted by: Sally Thomas | 06/16/2010 at 10:10 PM
I simply can't comprehend the condition of mind in which someone like this would think it a good idea to call himself the world's greatest pianist.
There is much, much more, it appears.
Posted by: Mac | 06/17/2010 at 09:53 AM
Oh wait, never mind, it's "world's most popular," not "world's greatest." And apparently it's true. "With his lush, sophisticated, instrumental, approach to pop music, Richard Clayderman (born: Phillipe Pages) is, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, 'the most successful pianist in the world.'"
"Instrumental", yes. "Lush", well, ok. "Sophisticated"? uh-uh
Posted by: Mac | 06/17/2010 at 09:57 AM
What, "most popular" doesn't mean "greatest"? Quick - somebody tell the electoral commission!
Posted by: Paul | 06/17/2010 at 11:12 AM
Oops...did we just destroy Euro-American civilization?
Posted by: Mac | 06/17/2010 at 12:15 PM
I clicked on "All I Ask of You" and had to turn it off after 10 seconds.
Posted by: Ryan C | 06/17/2010 at 07:40 PM
How is it possible that I had never heard of the world's most popular pianist?
Posted by: Craig | 06/17/2010 at 09:10 PM
I don't know, Craig, but now that you have I expect to see one of your comprehensive and insightful reviews on your blog.
Posted by: Janet | 06/17/2010 at 10:42 PM
And then we can chat about it on FB. ;-)
Posted by: Janet | 06/17/2010 at 10:45 PM
I asked myself the same question, Craig, and decided that it was providential.
Posted by: Mac | 06/17/2010 at 11:10 PM