Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Impossible Dream - Living Voices (1969)


Here we have a welcome return for our friend Suffering Fools, who, after the marvellous response to his last appeal to identify some fragments of Easy Listening music from an old tape, has given us this fine album to enjoy.

A massive collection, the Living series had so many different acts such as Living Brass, Living Strings, Living Marimbas and more.

The sleeve notes make the most of the lyrics on the songs, and I have to say they are all good choices. The result an album very much of its time!

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

Monday, 6 July 2015

Easy Listening music - Identification help needed

Our friend Suffering Fools has asked again for our help in identifying some Easy Listening music from a contemporary recording:

Please listen to these fragments of Easy Listening recordings and leave a comment with any information you may have that could help identify them. Thank you. Time index follows below:

0:05 - Fragment 1
0:26 - Fragment 2
0:59 - Fragment 3
1:30 - Fragment 4 (Once in a While)
2:07 - Fragment 5 (Gone with the Wind)
3:22 - Fragment 6 (Cycles)
3:51 - Fragment 7 (Night and Day)
4:27 - Fragment 8
5:00 - Fragment 9
 

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Out Of The Box (Medley) - The Wright Orchestra (1981)



Rather nice medley of classic UK & US 70's & 80's TV themes, obviously made to cash in on the 1981 craze for medleys, Stars On 45, Back To The 60's, Hooked On Classics being more successful than this, however.

The B side is a storming disco funk track, also well worth hearing, too

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

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Big TV Themes - Geoff Love & His Orchestra (1984)



#REPOST#

An 80s compilation of some of the best UK and US TV themes of the 70s and 80s, featuring some tracks taken from his previous theme and instrumental albums with at least five tracks specially recorded for this album.

The new tracks being themes from Dynasty, Reilly Ace Of Spies, Hill Street Blues, The Winds Of War, and The Thorn Birds, they blend nicely with the previously recorded tracks, some, such as Chi Mai, Dallas, Eye Level, Coronation Street and Brideshead Revisited appearing on a Geoff Love themes album for the first time.

A must for any lover of TV theme music, and orchestral music of the 70s and 80s in general, I think it contains the last new recordings from Geoff Love (if anybody knows otherwise please let me know).

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

Download Theme from Dallas for free from pleer.com

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

...Y Olé - James Last [1972]





#TRIBUTE REPOST#

In tribute to the greatest of all the Lords Of Lounge, James Last, who died yesterday at the age of 86, here is a huge double album filled with Spanish and South American flavours!

A Spanish issue but with English writing, it is easy to deduce that this was marketed at British tourists as a souvenir of their holiday; the inside even comes with postcard-style photos of the resorts and sights of the Spanish Costas and cities, and the cover has a picture of Hansi himself dressed as a matador!

The tracks themselves [23 of!] hold few surprises really, but are still well worth a listen, featuring nice brassy runs though Granada, Brazil, Deliciado, La Bamba, Mexican Hat Dance, Patricia and Cherry Pink, but my favourite is the entertaining Valencia.

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

Album Preview - Valencia


Download James Last Valencia for free from pleer.com

Friday, 8 May 2015

Joe Loss Plays Your All-Time Party Hits (1971)






#2ND REPOST#

As requested by John, this LP is probably in every charity shop and flea market in the United Kingdom, but it is always entertaining and lots of fun!

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