Murder On The French Riviera
Mark Wirtz was a French pop music record producer / composer / singer / musician who enjoyed success both in the UK and the US. He might be best-known for his never-completed late 60s A Teenage Opera concept album, a project he devised while working at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios with Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick.
It spawned the hit single ‘Excerpt from A Teenage Opera’ by Keith West, described by Mojo magazine as “Phil Spector scoring Camberwick Green”. Taken from his 1966 album Latin A Go-Go, Wirtz’s track ‘Riviera Carnival’ has been used in episode four of the Paramount+ TV drama Guilty Party.
This new mini-series stars Kate Beckinsale as a discredited journalist desperate to salvage her career by latching on to the story of a young mother sentenced to life in prison for maiming and murdering her husband, crimes she claims she didn’t commit.