Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Non-Stop Bacharach - The Sunset Festival Orchestra (1971)

 
 
A fine LP comprising 16 Bacharach favourites arranged as two non-stop medleys, not tacked together like later "Non-Stop" albums"
 
I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!
 
Side 1
 

Side 2
 

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Eine Studie von Eine Schwarzwaldfahrt (Special Compilation)

 
 
An interesting compilation from Will Crump, here are 17 different performances of the Easy classic from Horst Jankowski, A Walk In The Black Forest.
 
Like another compilation I remember hearing a while ago with many versions of another classic, Light My Fire, this gives you the opportunity to compare arrangements of this, one of the best instrumentals of the Easy genre.
 
Thanks to Will for compiling it, I hope you enjoy it and please comment, giving your favourite version, if you do!
 
Album Preview - "Geoff Love"
 

Saturday, 14 May 2016

The Easy Listening World Of Bacharach (Special ELW Compilation)

 
 
 Looking back at many posts I have made in the last eight years, at least two common factors appear. The Beatles, and Burt Bacharach.

I have posted a collection of Easy arrangements of classic Beatles songs some time ago, so here is my tribute to the living legend of Easy Listening, one of the 20th century's greatest composers.

Unlike previous compilations I have made, all tracks on this are from me, either from previously posted albums, or from albums yet to be posted.
 
 I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!
 
Album Preview - Do You Know The Way To San Jose (The London Pops Orchestra)


Sunday, 8 May 2016

Soft Favourites From Yesteryear - Andre Kostelanetz (Special Compilation)

 
 
 
Thanks are to Will Crump for this fine compilation from a legend of Easy, Andre Kostelanetz!
 
He is a name I have known about for some time, but perhaps known more in The States than here in the UK.
 
Like his label mate Percy Faith, he carried on putting out some great albums well into the '70s, most often featuring lush, string-filled, orchestral versions of classic pop songs and movie soundtracks.
 
A note from Will:
 
"A good day to all my fellow easy listening instrumental music lovers!! Below is the link to my latest custom compilation. This time I've put together a custom CD by Andre Kostelanetz. As usual, I'm focusing on songs from the '70s and '80s. I hope you enjoy!! As always, custom front cover art and bi-fold inserts are included in both .jpg and .pub formats for your convenience." 
 
Album Preview - Me And Mrs Jones