Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Fire And Rain - John Gregory & His Cascading Strings [Special Compilation]

 
 
Here is our friend Will Crump's latest Easy compilation, focussing on UK orchestra leader John Gregory, who was extremely prolific during the 1960s, 70s & very early 80s, and was also the man behind the Chaquito and Cascading Strings albums.
 
A note from Will:

Hello once again my fellow easy listening instrumental music lovers. I'm pleased to present my latest custom double-CD by John Gregory & His Cascading Strings. The 2 CD collection is entitled "Fire And Rain" and contains just over two hours of instrumental arrangements of soft pop hits of the late '60's, '70s, & early '80s.

Enjoy everyone!! I really like to hear John Gregory. He was really, really good. He's right up there with Norrie Paramor and John Fox.

 
Thanks to Will for all his effort in bringing this fine anthology to us, and please comment if you listen and enjoy!
 
Album Preview - Cats In The Cradle
 

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Return To The Black Forest - Horst Jankowski (1971)

 
 
After Will's album full of different versions of Jankowski's most famous melody, here is another of my albums.
 
From one of my favourite budget labels, full of piano and strings, and a different recording of A Walk In The Black Forest, it is a fine album sounding great with the vinyl in excellent condition!
 
I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!
 
Album Preview - A Walk In The Black Forest
 

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Non-Stop Bacharach - The Sunset Festival Orchestra (1971)

 
 
A fine LP comprising 16 Bacharach favourites arranged as two non-stop medleys, not tacked together like later "Non-Stop" albums"
 
I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!
 
Side 1
 

Side 2
 

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Eine Studie von Eine Schwarzwaldfahrt (Special Compilation)

 
 
An interesting compilation from Will Crump, here are 17 different performances of the Easy classic from Horst Jankowski, A Walk In The Black Forest.
 
Like another compilation I remember hearing a while ago with many versions of another classic, Light My Fire, this gives you the opportunity to compare arrangements of this, one of the best instrumentals of the Easy genre.
 
Thanks to Will for compiling it, I hope you enjoy it and please comment, giving your favourite version, if you do!
 
Album Preview - "Geoff Love"
 

Saturday, 14 May 2016

The Easy Listening World Of Bacharach (Special ELW Compilation)

 
 
 Looking back at many posts I have made in the last eight years, at least two common factors appear. The Beatles, and Burt Bacharach.

I have posted a collection of Easy arrangements of classic Beatles songs some time ago, so here is my tribute to the living legend of Easy Listening, one of the 20th century's greatest composers.

Unlike previous compilations I have made, all tracks on this are from me, either from previously posted albums, or from albums yet to be posted.
 
 I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!
 
Album Preview - Do You Know The Way To San Jose (The London Pops Orchestra)