June 11, 1971
By Andrew Hutton

Lani Hall

Michel Colombier has spent three years working on his ambitious "symphonic-pop cantata" Wings (A&M) now produced by Herb Alpert and featuring Lani Hall (former lead singer with Sergio Mendes), a full symphony orchestra, a 25-piece jazz group, a rhythm section and string trio.

The result is a powerful and attractive sound, despite its divided birth: jazz, rhythm, classical and string sections were recorded in Paris, solo singers, chorus and woodwinds in Los Angeles.

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