Friday, 29 July 2016

The Best Of The Button Down Brass featuring the Funky Trumpet of Ray Davies (1968)


Here is an album shared by our friend Paul from Colombia, it is one I do have in my collection but have not ripped or shared thus far.

It is a fine compilation of Ray Davies earlier work on the Fontana label, featuring 10 instrumental tracks, my picks being nice versions of Fool On The Hill and MacArthur Park.

Many thanks to Paul for sending the album, and please comment if you enjoy it!

NOTE: this album was sent to me at 128 kbps and this is how I offer it.

Album Preview - MacArthur Park

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)