Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Nice 'N' Easy - Various Artists (1972)

In readiness of the other four volumes of this UK Easy sampler series coming here to ELW, here is a repost of the original album, first posted here almost three years ago, and long since unavailable.

Featuring a host of Easy stars such as Chaquito, Ray McVay, and Paul Mauriat, it is a fine sampler for the smooth Easy sound of the '70s, with a mixture of traditional Easy fare, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, Lara's Theme, Love Story etc., and Easy pop tracks such as Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep, Aquarius, I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing.

My highlight, however, is the best version of In The Mood I have ever heard; the energy in the arrangement and playing really is something else!

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

Album Sample - In The Mood (Syd Lawrence Orchestra)


  1. http://www32.zippyshare.com/v/2054660/file.html

  2. Thanks for reposting the original, I am certain I missed it first time around. And I look forward to the other pieces of this collection...thanks very much, Mark!

  3. Thanks for this share and the previous one - will puddit on later. :)

  4. Thanks for this! It might be the first album I remember ever hearing - my parents had the cassette back when it came out. Fantastic tracks.

  5. I have only recently discovered this blog and it has been a joy to listen to some of these wonderful recordings. I have been heavily into the 'lounge' sound for about a year or 2 now and I mean 'classical lounge' - nothing after 1975 can usually make the cut (except maybe Brian Bennett style 'cosmic lounge' from the 80's - although there is New Retro Wave which is currently a burgeoning sub-culture which I recommend people check out on Youtube)
    Anyway, I would like to know what program people use to record their LP's onto their computer? I have just come into a large collection of easy listening LP's from my parents and an elderly friend and once I clean them up I am going to digitise them and hopefully start my own blog (or share them here?)

  6. Many thanx for this post, Mark!! I wasn't around when you posted it the first time, and I'm definitely looking forward to the other three volumes in this set. Very nice listening!! Again, many thanx!!

  7. Thanks for this share

  8. Hello Mark.
    Some time without any communication, but my job is a very time-demanding exercise (Thank God there's always a lot of things to do!), and mostly there is not enough free-time for uploading...
    This time I want to share some works I have collected by exchanging with another collectors thru Internet. This time the artist is Al Caiola, with his guitars and Orchestra. I hope you enjoy it!

    [1961]The Magnificient Seven: http://www.4shared.com/rar/gohH7i9dba/1961_ThMgnfcnt7.html

    Bonanaza: http://www.4shared.com/rar/wKeiO7gVba/Bnanz.html

    Golden Hits Instrumentals: http://www.4shared.com/rar/Mbcd2QLIba/GldnHitsInstrmntls.html

    Midnight In Moscow: http://www.4shared.com/rar/cqRgGEgDba/MdnghtInMscw.html

    Percussionas And Guitars: http://www.4shared.com/rar/zg0OE-UCba/PrcssnGtrs.html

    The Guns Of Navarone: http://www.4shared.com/rar/qzZlcUNvce/TheGnsOfNvrone.html