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Cerrone's Paradise (Cerrone II)

BEC 5161905 BEC 5161905

CD reissue of the 1977 album Cerrone's Paradise by Marc Cerrone. The cover of Cerrone's previous album (BEC 5161903/5161904) was part of its success. Its strange atmosphere, its surrealistic aspect, its erotic staging, and its playfulness made it a classic of disco imagery. The cover was banned in the United States, which was always more prudish than France or Europe. Cerrone struck again with an even more erotic, direct, and less ambiguous cover. Actually, it was a matter of chance. Looking for a visual idea for the cover of his new album, the musician went through some photographers' portfolios and found this scene he liked: a fridge, a girl, a cold-tiled floor. The craziness of the picture came from the fact that the girl was lying on the fridge. He decided to ask the photographer to take the same picture with him on the side. But during the shoot, the door of the fridge opened and a yogurt fell out and spilled onto the floor. Cerrone asked the photographer to keep on shooting and despise conflicting advice, he chose the photo with the "ambiguous" white traces of yogurt. It would boost the fantasy. Was it cocaine? Something more sexual? It's still one of Cerrone's most identifiable record covers. And what about the record? After the simulated orgasm of Love in C Minor, Cerrone wished to move onto serious stuff. Rather than using tapes, he organized an orgy in a studio full of microphones set to record every single aural detail. The album followed in the footsteps of the first one, with a long track on the A-side and a few shorter tracks on the B-side. It was another massive hit, selling three million copies.