Beausoleil

Arc de Triomphe Two-Step

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The music that comprises Arc de Triomphe Two-Step was recorded in 1976 in Paris, but it sat unreleased for several years before it was finally released on CD in 1997. Although this was recorded early in his career, the album is surprisingly lively and accomplished. Michael Doucet's fiddling is vigorous, infectious and almost astonishing, breathing new life into this set of traditional tunes. For any longtime Beausoleil fan, this is a necessary listen, if only for the revelations it offers about his early career.

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