Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Mantovani - The Legend (1981)

Fine selection of 70's pop songs played by the Anglo-Italian "legend" of Easy Listening, Mantovani!
Surely one of the last recordings from the man himself; he passed away around that time, the orchestra continuing for some time without him.
From a batch of Easy LP's very generously given to me by a work colleague, I could not wait to get this one on the turntable!
I do wish they had employed an arranger with more knowledge of the modern rhythm section, however, but would still give this one five stars, though!
I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!
Album Preview - Copacabana

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Here's A Train - Orchester Helmut Brandenburg (1974)

Our post today is this fine album courtesy of our good friend, Will Crump!
From Will:
A good Saturday morning to all my fellow music lovers.  I found a real treat from 1974 you’re sure to love.  I listened to the few tracks of this posted on YouTube and fell in love.  I did some digging on-line and found the rest of the tracks.  Here for your listening pleasure is an album of easy listening instrumentals with a library/funk flavor to it. It’s sure to tickle your fancy.  Give this a listen and if you like it, please leave a comment. 

Best wishes,
Will Crump
Album Preview - Vernissage

Sunday, 9 April 2017

The Ballad Style Of Maynard Ferguson (with The Keith Mansfield Orchestra) [1969]

From the 70s and 80s pop and disco, we now go back to the 60s with this fine album from one of the top trumpet players, Maynard Ferguson, who while living in the UK in the late 60s and 70s, produced some great albums with another Easy legend, Keith Mansfield!
This album sees him perform a selection of tunes from the musicals and movies of the day.
I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!
Album Preview - You Only Live Twice

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Heart & Soul 4 [1988]

So, here it is! The fourth and final volume of this fine collection of Easy Pop and disco!

As this is the last in the set, the zip contains the full covers for the full collection.

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

Album Preview - Black Is Black