Blow Up Presents Exclusive Blend Volume 4

Cat. No: BU024
UK release date: 08/10/2001
Formats: CD, DLP
Status: Out Now
  1. Ahmedabab Theme Jack Arel & Jean-Claude Petit
  2. Ne Tires Pas Sur Le Bassiste Paul Piot & Paul Guiot
  3. Strange Galaxy Jack Arel & Jean-Claude Petit
  4. James’ Bang Party Paul Piot & Paul Guiot
  5. Reve Pour Un Beatle Paul Piot & Paul Guiot
  6. Business Is Business Jack Arel & Pierre Dutour
  7. Time Is Getting Short Jack Arel & Jean-Claude Petit
  8. Strange Garden Jack Arel & Jean-Claude Petit
  9. Poivre, Piments Et Pin-Up Paul Piot & Paul Guiot
  10. Attente-Trans Europe Express Camille Sauvage
  11. De Paris A Liverpool Jack Arel & Pierre Dutour
  12. Rollin Bones Cliff Johns
  13. The Last Dance Jack Arel & Jean-Claude Petit
  14. Tracking Jack Arel & Pierre Dutour
  15. Deambulation Jack Arel
  16. Last Departure Jack Arel & Jean-Claude Petit
  17. So Glad To Meet You Jack Arel & Pierre Dutour
  18. Relaxation Time Jack Arel & Pierre Dutour
  19. Bewilderment Jack Arel & Pierre Dutour
  20. Amour, Vacances Et Baroque Paul Piot & Paul Guiot



Round four of the Exclusive Blend 4 is a journey into the 1960’s Chappell Music Library vaults. Centring mostly on tracks from the Chappell DMM series which were recorded in 1960’s Paris featuring tracks from Jack Arel, Jean-Claude Petit, Pierre Dutour and Paul Piot. It’s another slice of high quality originals, no fillers. This album will appeal to the Blow Up Club fan base along with DJs and collectors. This is the cream of the dancefloor friendly tracks of music from Chappell. One of the biggest and best libraries of the era.

Sleeve Notes

“After last year’s trip through the Telemusic archives for Volume 3, the taste has developed once again for a further foray into the French library scene. Round four of the Exclusive Blend Series sees an expedition through the ighty vaults of the Chappell Muisc Library, focusing mostly on dancefloor friendly recordings, alongside some archive Gallic atmospherics thrown in for good measure.

This compilation is primarily culled from the Chappell DMM Series of LPs, recorded in Paris from 1966 to the early 1970s. The Dance and Mood Music series (DMM) was established to explore musical boundaries of Jazz, R’n’B, Classical and the Avant-garde for the purpose of TV, radio and film synchronisation. The principal DMM writers Jack Arel, Pierre Dutour, Jean Claude Petit and Paul Piot were given unprecedented artistic freedom for the time. This resulted in high quality recordings that clearly demonstrate how library music can be so much more than just hack work – within its confines there too can be inspirational music. Chappell writers and producers we salute you!”

Paul Tunkin, August 2001



“A fine collection of laid-back Gallic grooves and dance-floor friendly cuts. This series has proved to be a firm favourite among clubbers and DJs alike (apparently the likes of Oasis and Fatboy Slim are fans). Perfect if you're looking for something a bit different”

OK Magazine

“A broad swathe is covered here, though: early Ramsey Lewis and Jimmy Smith-style keyboard riffs, proto-prog organ histrionics a la 'The Nice', even some outstanding Santana-eqsue rock-funk (on 'Tracking'). All great fun”

Time Out



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