This is crazy good.
Just stumbled upon “La Formule Du Baron” by French composer Bernard Estardy.
This album was his spare time project and he recorded it during lunch breaks in between all the jobs he did at studie CBE as a producer, engineer and arranger for a variety of artists, such as Françoise Hardy, Lee Hazlewood and Claude François.
The first six tracks – the original A-side – is considerably more consistent than the rest
but the high quality of production of the full album is incredibly for it’s time.
Even the re-release of the album is a bit hard to come by, but I have a copy in the mail from Japan via Amazon.