Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Good for the casual listener, but uncomplete
Arnaud de Bonald | Paris, Paris France | 07/25/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This collection have all the 8 tracks from Gazebo's self-titled 1983 album + 6 from the 8 tracks of his 2nd album "Telephone Mama" from 1984. Well, actually, this is not so bad because you have on one single disk most of the great stuff he has done anyway but In my opinion, they should have put all the tracks from the 2nd album instead of two instrumental versions. I mainly think about the track "Solitaire" which is not included here and still very melodic with great analog synth. If you can afford it, you should buy the "I like Chopin" CD + the "Collection" compilation ."
Poppy. early 80's synthesizer beat. fun stuff!
Arnaud de Bonald | 09/11/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Gazebo got big during the early 80's due to his hit single "I like Chopin". He's a half Italian song writer(singer, musician) and Gazebo is his real name! His music is pop with a strong electric (synthesizer beat, etc)sound. Most people have heard some elevator version of "I like Chopin", but they probably never bothered to findout who actually wrote it! Listen to the song. It is very beautiful! The rest of the songs on this album such as Lunatic, Telephone Mama, Masterpiece, Love in your eyes, For Anita, has a very Gazebo-original sound. Interesting lyrics as well. I was a big fan when i was a kid. If you like really poppy stuff, here's one for ya."
Best of Gazebo compilation, nice work BMG.
80sGuy | Los Angeles, CA USA | 12/28/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I owned Gazebo's 1983 debut album "I Like Chopin" on original CD released by the Italian label Baby Records (long out-of-print and worth major, major $$$$$), but in my opinion; this is the best Gazebo compilation released by BMG International because it contains mostly "untouched" original tracks - and of course all the songs from Gazebo's second album titled "Telephone Mama" are here. Don't worry, you won't get the usual annoying updated techno-house style versions either because this compilation retains all of its classic 80's Italo Disco beat. Also included are some nice original b-side instrumentals as karaoke sing alongs. This is truly a sought after album and soon to be a collectible as prices are rising quickly, get it while you can.
His real name is Paul Mazzolini, a full-blooded Italian but born in Beirut (02-18-1960) because his father was a diplomat."