Thursday, December 31, 2009

Popular Music That Will Live Forever 5


Stay tuned for more Readers Digest goodness in the new year...

Disc 09: Malcolm Lockyer - Fox Trots For Dancing

01 - Top Hat - Let's Face The Music And Dance
02 - Love Walked In - I Kiss Your Hand, Madame
03 - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter - With A Little Bit Of Luck
04 - Marie - Cheek To Cheek
05 - Whispering - All I Do Is Dream Of You
06 - Avalon - Tip-Toe Through The Tulips
07 - I've Got You Under My Skin - A Fine Romance
08 - Who's Sorry Now - I Can't Give You Anything But Love
09 - Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue - Toot, Toot Tootsie
10 - The Way You Look Tonight - Thank Heaven For Little Girls

Disc 10: Mike Sammes - Songs That Will Live Forever

01 - Side By Side
02 - Stephen Foster Medley
03 - My Blue Heaven
04 - Heart Of My Heart
05 - Till We Meet Again
06 - The Band Played On - In The Good Old Summertime
07 - Let Me Call You Sweet Heart - Down By The Old Mill
08 - Shine On, Harvest Moon - Bye Bye Blackbird
09 - The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
10 - All Alone - Always
11 - Auld Lang Syne
12 - Goodnight, Sweetheart

Discs 9 & 10

Mr Snookles

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Disc 07: Robert Bentley - Music for Relaxation

01 - Vilia
02 - The Very Thought Of You
03 - Tenderly
04 - Sleepy Lagoon
05 - Plaisir D'amour
06 - Torna A Surriento - Santa Lucia
07 - As Time Goes By
08 - La Mer
09 - Lili Marlene
10 - Speak To Me Of Love
11 - Symphonie
12 - Stranger In Paradise

Disc 08: Martin Slavin - Waltzes and Latin Rhythms for Dancing

01 - Stars In My Eyes
02 - Under Paris Skies - Petite Waltz
03 - Three O'clock In The Morning - The Loveliest Night Of The Year
04 - Gypsy Song - Merry Widow Waltz
05 - Paradise
06 - Lover
07 - Mambo Jambo - Much More Mambo
08 - Besame Mucho - You Belong To My Heart - Amor
09 - Sweet And Gentle - Sway - Patricia
10 - Capullito De Aleli - Un Poquito De Tu Amor
11 - Brazil - Tico Tico - Copacabana

Discs 7 & 8

Mr Snookles

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Popular Music That Will Live Forever 3

Disc 05: Band Of The British Guards - Stirring Marches


01 - Colonel Bogey March
02 - Stars And Stripes Forever
03 - The Regiment Of Sambre And Meuse
04 - Il Bersagliere
05 - El Capitan
06 - La Marseillaise
07 - Semper Fidelis
08 - On The Mall
09 - Washington Post March
10 - Old Comrades
11 - King Cotton
12 - O Canada - The Maple Leaf Forever

Disc 06: Hill Bowen - Music for Dining


01 - Fascination
02 - Arrivederci Rome
03 - Granada
04 - Star Dust
05 - Autumn Leaves
06 - La Vie En Rose
07 - April In Portugal
08 - Volare
09 - Canadian Sunset
10 - C'est Si Bon
11 - Poinciana
12 - Grinzing

Discs 5 & 6

Mr Snookles

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Disc 03: Hill Bowen - Music From Films

01 - Warsaw Concerto
02 - Laura
03 - La Strada
04 - Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing
05 - Song From 'Moulin Rouge'
06 - Intermezzo
07 - Exodus
08 - Over The Rainbow
09 - Tara's Theme
10 - The High And The Mighty
11 - Gigi

Disc 04: Malcolm Lockyer - Music From Films

01 - Around The World
02 - Third Man Theme
03 - Cornish Rhapsody
04 - Carioca
05 - Terry's Theme
06 - Falling In Love Again
07 - Begin The Beguine
08 - March Of The Siamese Children
09 - Dream Of Olwen
10 - Three Coins In The Fountain
11 - Anna
12 - High Noon

Discs 3 & 4

Mr Snookles

Readers Digest - Popular Music That Will Live Forever


Yes - more Readers' Digest magic - for all the half-a-dozen people around the globe that like 'em...

I have a fascination for these boxed sets that defeats any considered analysis. In particular the Light Classics that people used to buy to impress their friends ("Why Abner, you're so edjamicated") and then never listen to...

Here's another 10 disc set by people you've probably never heard of. The discs were in prime condition, so the audio quality is good, and the variety sums up the Readers Digest ethic - no rough edges, nothing to offend - nothing, in fact, that would dare to interrupt you if you happen to nod off while listening in your favourite easy chair.

Discs 1 & 2 by New Symphony Orchestra Of London

Disc 01 - Popular Concert Favorites

01 - 'Die Fledermaus' Overture
02 - Greensleeves
03 - Habanera (From 'Carmen')
04 - Polonaise In A Flat Opus 53
05 - Jalousie
06 - Londonderry Air
07 - Panis Angelicus
08 - Ave Maria
09 - Turkish March (From 'The Ruins Of Athens')
10 - Procession Of The Sardar (From 'Caucasian Sketches')

Disc 02 - Popular Concert Favorites

01 - H.M.S. Pinafore
02 - Hora Staccato
03 - Minuet In A Major
04 - Ritual Fire Dance
05 - The Skater's Waltz
06 - Naila (Intermezzo)
07 - Flight Of The Bumblebee
08 - Humoresque
09 - Suite From 'Porgy And Bess'

Discs 1 & 2

Mr Snookles

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Ricardo Santos - Holiday in France


This is a fabulous album by Ricardo Santos AKA Werner Muller. I bought this a coupla years ago but it was in such poor condition it was unable to be restored. It's a truly F.A.B. album so imagine my delight when I found a high quality rip at Subway Detour. Git on over there and grab yerself a copy...

Ricardo Santos - Holiday in France

Mr Snookles