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, 3 December 2014

Music For Celebrating Special Occasions and Party Dances with Sydney Thompson (1973)


Here is another one of those nostalgic albums of party dances etc. from Sydney Thompson.

There is quite a bit of background noise on the second side, but I do not think this detracts from the listener's enjoyment.

I have posted all three of the other party albums as seen on the reverse of the sleeve, so I was pleased to find this one, too!

Delightfully old-fashioned, even for 1973, it is worth hearing thanks to tracks on the first side such as nice versions of Popcorn, Oom Pah Pah,and Shine On Harvest Moon, but the highlight here is the original, Let's Merge.

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

Album Preview - Let's Merge