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10CC ... " The Original Soundtrack " .... Mercury SRM-1-1029. 1975 Pop Rock / Art Rock LP. Stereo. Vinyl VG+, slight noise. Cover VG+, corner cut.10cc are an English art rock band who achieved their greatest commercial success in the 1970s. The band initially consisted of four musicians "Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley, and Lol Creme "who had written and recorded together for some three years, before assuming the "10cc" name in 1972. For the most part, 10cc featured two strong songwriting teams, one 'commercial' and one 'artistic', but both teams injected sharp wit into lyrically dextrous and musically varied songs. Stewart and Gouldman were predominantly pop-song-writers, who created most of the band's accessible songs. By way of contrast, Godley and Creme were the predominantly experimental half of 10cc, featuring an Art School sensibility and cinematic inspired writing. Every member was a multi-instrumentalist, singer, writer and producer. The Original Soundtrack is a 1975 album by 10cc.It was a critical and commercial success reaching No.3 in the UK and No.15 in the US, and featured distinctive cover art created by the Hipgnosis team and drawn by artist Humphrey Ocean. It is also notable for its opening track, Kevin Godley & Lol Creme's "Une Nuit A Paris (One Night In Paris)", an eight-minute, multi-part "mini-operetta", its melody can also be heard in the overture to Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical The Phantom of the Opera. The single "Life Is A Minestrone" was another UK Top 10, peaking at #7. Stewart recalled from a BBC Radio Wales interview: "We'd finished in the studio, Strawberry Studios, we'd finished recording and Lol was staying with me at the time... and we were driving home and listening to BBC radio and this guy says 'mmmrrhhr mmhmrmr strone' and Lol says, 'Did that guy say life is a minestrone' I said I don't know but what a great song, what a great idea for a song, what a great title. Life is a minestrone, isn't it. It's a mixture of everything we pile in there and of course once we sat down to start writing 'Life Is A Minestrone,' well, what's death Death's got to be a cold lasagna, you know, 3 days old, stuck in the fridge, you don't want to eat it, and once you get on, on a roll like that about food and, and feeling, we had it written in a day." Their biggest success came with the song that sold the album, "I'm Not in Love", which gave the band their second UK #1 in June 1975. The song also provided them with their first US chart success when the song reached #2. A collaborative effort built around a simple title by Stewart, the song is notable for its innovative production, especially its richly overdubbed choral backing. Track listing Side one 1."Une Nuit A Paris" (Kevin Godley, Lol Creme) " 8:40 Lol " Vocals, Pianos, Vibes, Percussion Eric " Vocals, Steel Guitar Graham " Vocals, Bass, Percussion Kevin " Vocals, Drums, Timpani, Percussion 2."I'm Not in Love" (Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman) " 6:08 Eric " Lead Vocal, Electric Piano Graham " Guitar, Bass, Backup Vocals Kevin " Moog, Backup Vocals Lol " Piano, Backup Vocals 3."Blackmail" (Gouldman, Stewart) " 4:28 Lol " Vocals, Organ Kevin " Vocals, Drums Eric " Vocals, Guitar, Steel Guitar, Piano Graham " Vocals, Guitar, Bass Side two 1."The Second Sitting for the Last Supper" (Stewart, Creme, Gouldman, Godley) " 4:25 Eric " Lead Vocals, Guitar, Organ, Piano, Electric Piano, Backup Vocals Kevin " Drums, Percussion, Backup Vocals Lol " Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Backup Vocals Graham " Guitar, Bass, Backup Vocals 2."Brand New Day" (Godley, Creme) " 4:04 Kevin " 1st Lead Vocal, Marimba, Bass Drum, Timpani, Cellos, Backup Vocals Eric " 2nd Lead Vocal, Guitar, Backup Vocals Lol " Pianos, Gizmo, Violins, Moog, Backup Vocals Graham " Bass, Double Bass, Backup Vocals 3."Flying Junk" (Gouldman, Stewart) " 4:10 Eric " Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, Electric Piano, Piano Graham " Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Six String Bass, Autoharp, Backup Vocals Lol " Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Autoharp, Backup Vocals Kevin " Drums, Percussion, Backup Vocals 4."Life Is a Minestrone" (Creme, Stewart) " 4:42 Lol " Lead Vocal, Piano, Electric Piano, Percussion, Guitar, Backup Vocals Kevin " Drums, Timbali, Percussion, Backup Vocals Eric " Guitar, Backup Vocals Graham " Bass, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Backup Vocals 5."The Film of My Love" (Godley, Creme) " 5:07 Graham " Lead Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Mandolins Eric " Guitar, Organs, Percussion, Backup Vocals Lol " Piano, Percussion, Mandolins, Backup Vocals Kevin " Bongos, Percussion, Backup Vocals From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ******* IMPORTANT ****** Please Read >>>> Vinyl Grading. I use GOLDMINE: STANDARD CATALOG OF AMERICAN RECORDS for grading guidelines. Therefore, NM (Near Mint) will not be seen unless the album is still in original shrinkwrap. Most all of the albums and covers I sell will be VERY GOOD + (or) VERY GOOD. Here are Goldmine's defintions of those two classifications. Verbatim in part. VG+ VINYL > may show some slight sign of wear, including light scuffs or very light scratches that do not affect the listening experience. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are okay. Minor signs of handling are okay, too, such as telltale marks around the center hole. There may be some very light ring wear or discoloration, but it should be barely noticeable. VG+ COVERS > are close to their near mint counterparts. Only close. A cover may be marred by a cutout marking (cut corner, small hole punch, a cut in the spine) or promotional stamp. There may be some slight signs of handling, such as light creasing in the corners. There may be slight signs of wear at the most vulnerable areas, even a bit of ring wear. But all in all, except for a few minor imperfections, this should be a very nice copy. VG VINYL > have more obvious flaws. They may lack some of the original factory gloss. Groove wear may be evident, as well as light scratches. When played, a VG record will porbably have some surface noise, especially at the beginning of a song and at the end. But the noise will not overpower the music. You may run into an audible surface scratch, but will not be a major detraction from the music. Minor writing, tape, or a sticker may detract from the label. But overall, the record will still remain a fine listening experience, just not the same as if the record was in better condition. VG COVERS > have more signs of wear, such as minot seam splits, most common at the bottom center, middle of the spine, and the upper and lower right where the record is removed from the cover. These will not be overwhelming, and can be neatly repaired. Also, minor writing, tape, or stickers may detract from the cover. Visible ringwear will be more evident. There could be minor scuffing or cut out markings.Though a VG cover will still be pleasing to the eye, there's no way it could pass as new. FAIR or POOR vinyl I usually throw away, unless it's rare. FAIR or POOR covers may sometimes be sold, but only if the vinyl is still very good, and the album itself is considered collectable. I usually price this kind of quality very low. ************Please, don't hesitate to ask questions if you have any. It is NOT an inconvenience to me. Talking about records has always been fun to me. That's why I do this. And I've been doing it over 54 years. I will get back to you as soon as I can after reading your Email. Give me a little time to get you an answer. You will recieve an absolutely 100% straight-forward answer. No clever BS. I am not interested in deceiving people. 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