Friday, 22 July 2016

The Easy Listening World Of Ray Davies And The Button Down Brass (Special ELW Compilation)

 
 
Here is a special compilation from British Easy legend, Ray Davies!
 
All tracks are taken from albums previously posted, or are planned to post in the future, on Easy Listening World.
 
I have tried to avoid tracks which have been on any official Button Down or other library or Easy comps, and I have to say, I am very pleased with it!
 
From his Fontana, Pye, Philips, and DJM albums, along with a couple of tracks from a soon-to-be posted library album from Boosey & Hawkes, it showcases his originals, his pop covers, and his film theme versions!
 
I hope you enjoy it, and please comment if you do!
 
Album Preview - Sneak Thief
 

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Very rare interview with Library legend Keith Mansfield!

                                
 
             





Saturday, 9 July 2016

The World Of Your Easy Listening Favourites - Various Artists (1975)

 


#REPOST# (originally posted on ELW in August 2011)

First posted nearly five years ago, the links are long gone, so I have re-recorded this one at the now-standard 320 kbps.

While recording, I noticed that the label shows it as being The World Of Easy Listening Volume 7!
 
A varied repertoire, great arrangements, and vinyl in fine condition makes this well worth a listen!

A most attractive cover picture, too!

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

Album Preview - Something (Nathan Williams & His Orchestra)


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