Monday, April 23, 2007


The Best of Mancini and Bacharach - Longines Symphonette Society: interesting mix of artists, 1st side is Mancini tunes and Bacharach gets the second side. each side begins and ends with a track played or conducted by the composer. Interesting arrangements included Charade by Liberace (surprisingly enough, I am not very familiar with his style) and Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head with Pete Fountain on the clarinet.

Million Seller Hits of 1969 - 101 Strings: they get a bit wild on this one and throw in some electric guitar. also loved the mandolin on Good Morning Starshine.

Peg o' My Heart - Jerry Murad's Harmonicats: this is just the goofy kind of thing records are for. Three dudes playing pop and classical tunes on harmonicas. who knew there was such a thing as a Bass Harmonica? the arrangement of Malaguena is nice.

Arthur or the decline and fall of The British Empire - The Kinks: this one got it's own entry in Wikipedia. interesting.

The Incomparable Mantovani and his Orchestra: so cool he doesn't even need a real album title. the usual Mantovani fare, lots of strings. I may have got this from my grandparents. there's not a price tag on it. on the other hand, it has More on it, so there's always a chance i paid for it.