Monday, 12 January 2015

The Cheesy Listening Album - Various Artists (2002)



Here is an early compilation which helped get me into the whole genre of Easy Listening!

Featuring many of EMI's Easy big hitters such as Joe Loss, Geoff Love, Manuel & Ron Goodwin, it was a good introduction to Easy before I started trawling the charity shops round my way, and found many of the original LP's these tracks appeared on!

I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!

Album Preview - Music To Drive By (The Joe Loss Concertium)

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Hammond On The Rocks (1971)




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Nice six track EP featuring Hammond and Sax.

It is worth hearing if only for the track Down By The Riverside, a traditional tune given a very funky upbeat treatment here.

The remaining tracks are good, but positively sedate compared to the featured track referred to above and previewed below.

I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!

Jeanny With The Light Brown Hair
 

Auld Lang Syne 
 

Down By The Riverside
 

Greensleeves
 

La Bamba
 

The Streets Of Laredo
 

Monday, 29 December 2014

Dance Dance Dance - Various Artists (1982)



Fine selection of pop medleys from the early 1980's.

Of particular mention is the "Hot Licks" medley by The Silhouettes, a medley of classic 60's hits by The Shadows.

It is not my usual kind of post, but it could be used at a New Year's Eve party perhaps, and to celebrate 1 million hits!

Album Preview - Hot Licks

 

Thursday, 25 December 2014

I'd Have To Say... The Best Of The Beatles - Various Artists (ELW Compilation)



I was very glad I was able to see the moment this morning that Easy Listening World reached one million hits!

So, to celebrate, here is a compilation I have been planning for some time, a simple premise, the greatest songs of the fab four by some of the most and least well-known names in the Easy Listening World of the 60s and 70s!

Many of the tracks are from albums previously shared here, some are from other compilations, and a few are from albums shared on other blogs, so thanks to them for those, with particular thanks for the original inspiration to start my blog in January 2008 to Lounge Legends, Lemoncat and Vinyl Room amongst many others!

The title, incidentally, comes from what UK comedy character Alan Partridge said when asked, "What's your favourite Beatles album?".

I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do! This, more than anything, is what keeps the blog going!

Album Preview - Day Tripper (Ken Woodman)

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Caballero! - Denis Lopez Liquid Latin Sound (1971)



Here is a fabulous album from the great percussionist, Denis Lopez.

A nice blend of latin and funk, I was so pleased to find this album, sounding in fine condition!

I am only aware of one other Denis Lopez album, Cinnamon Rock, however his name crops up on so many other classic Easy albums from names including John Schroeder and Ray Davies / Button Down Brass.

The Beatles covers have been on the compilation, Take It Easy: The Fab Four Go Loungecore, an album I can highly recommend if you can get it!

I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!

We are getting very close to 1 million visits to this site, and when we get there, I have some very special posts, including two new ELW compilations, and more albums that have disappeared from view over the close to 7 years this blog has been active!

Album Preview - Caballero! 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Christmas Wonderland - Ron Goodwin & His Orchestra (1967)




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Here it is again, the best Easy Listening Christmas album!

Amazingly enough, at there was at least one download each month all year, leaving the Mediafire link still active!

For those who do not know this album, it is just the most festive and traditional Christmas album and it never fails to get you into the holiday mood!

I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!

Album Preview - Sleigh Ride