Martin Johnson wrote:In the thread concerning Swing Out Sister's new album I described the track 'Everybody's Here' as sounding like it might have been influenced by Michel Legrand and thought then that a thread dedicated to the great French composer was long overdue. We know what a class act the aforementioned Swing Out Sister's Corinne Drewery and Andy Connell are and here they are on British TV in 1989 performing a voice and piano version of perhaps Michel Legrand's most famous song, 'The Windmills of Your Mind':
I remember watching that at the time on a program called, as far as I can recall, Pebble Mill At One and being surprised and not a little impressed that an act at that time I only really knew for 'Breakout' and 'You On My Mind' could perform a Michel Legrand classic so convincingly.
'The Summer Knows' is a popular song of Legrand's but I actually prefer it in its original instrumental form as 'The Theme From Summer of 42'. Here is the great man's own orchestral version.