WEEK 03 -2018

HiFi Stereo Festival
Volume XV
79:45 - 320 kb/sec
 
tracklisting:
 
1. Esquivel - My blue heaven / 02:51
2. Michel Legrand - The surry with the fringe on top / 02:02
3. The Fantastic Strings of Felix Slatkin - Spellbound / 02:34
4. The Brass Ring - Gazpacho / 02:12
5. Kurt Edelhagen - Again / 02:30
6. James Last - Sail along silvery Moon / 02:46
7. Orquestra Serenata Tropical - Snow frolic / 02:42
8. Franck Pourcel - Top hat white tie and tails / 01:51
9. Billy Vaughn - Washington Square / 02:35
10. Caravelli - Recado / 02:06
11. Hugo Strasser - Oh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day / 02:35
12. Bert Kaempfert - The continental / 03:05
13. Enoch Light - Mirror, mirror, mirror (Big hand for a Little Lady) / 03:10
14. Heart & Soul - Breakin' up is hard to do / 02:21
15. Ron Goodwin - Murder she says / 02:02
16. Percy Faith - Speak low / 03:36
17. Longines-Symphonette - Paper maché / 03:21
18. Syd Dale - The jet-setters / 01:05
19. Fausto Papetti - Sassi / 04:21
20. Jack Nitzsche - Da Doo Ron Ron / 03:21
21. Paul Mauriat - I'll go on loving her / 02:09
22. The Al Capps Orchestra - Durham Town / 02:53
23. Frank Chacksfield - Tonight / 02:31
24. Norrie Paramor & The Midland Radio Orchestra - Sweet sweet smile / 02:49
25. Hugo Montenegro - Vil volo degu angeli / 02:22
26. Norman Candler Magic Strings - Vincent / 03:46
27. Marty Gold - On the Alamo / 02:38
28. The Alan Parsons Project - The gold bug / 04:24
29. Sunny Livingstone Orchestra - Piano for tea / 02:55

Ray Conniff & The Singers 
Movie Time 2
 
 01 -  Theme from S.W.A.T.  - 
 02 -  Theme from  Love Story  - 
 03 -  Dueling Banjos - from the Movie "Deliverance"  - 
 04 -  Theme of A Man And A Woman  - 
 05 -  People [From ''Funny Girl'']  - 
 06 -  Hey Mrs. Robinson from "The Graduate"  - 
 07 -  Star Wars (Main Theme)  - 
 08 -  Let It Be - from the70's  movie Let it Be  - 
 09 -  Do You Know Where You're Going To (Theme from ''Mahogany'')  - 
 10 -  Theme from the movie "Never on Sunday" - 
 11 -  La Mer - from the movie Mr. Bean's Holiday  - 
 12 -  Theme From "Valley Of The Dolls"  - 
 13 -  Young At Heart - from the film Young at Heart  - 
 14 -  Love Theme From An X-Rated Movie  - 
 15 -  Also Sprach Zarathustra - from the movie 2001 A Space Oddesey  - 
 16 -  Moon River from "Breakfast at Tiffany's"  - 
 17 -  The Impossible Dream from the movie "Man from La Mancha"  - 
 18 -  Strangers in the Night from the movie "A Man could get Killed"  - 
 19 -  My Heart Will Go On from "Titanic"  - 
 20 -  Aquarius - Let The Sunshine In from the movie "Hair"  - 

Cliff Carpenter 
20 Top Hits
 
 01 -  Fahrende Musikanten  - 
 02 -  Tschinderassassa  - 
 03 -  Morgen wird die Sonne für dich wieder scheinen  - 
 04 -  Das Tor der Garten der Träume  - 
 05 -  Rosen aus Papier (Paper Roses)  - 
 06 -  Ich hör ein Lied  - 
 07 -  Onkel Golle  - 
 08 -  Wunderbar  - 
 09 -  La Montanara  - 
 10 -  Der Grand Prix d'Amour  - 
 11 -  I'd Love You To Want Me  - 
 12 -  Bonjour mon Amour  - 
 13 -  Hello Martina  - 
 14 -  So muß Liebe sein  - 
 15 -  Irgendwann kommt jeder mal nach San Francisco  - 
 16 -  Ein Stern erwacht  - 
 17 -  Comme ci, Comme ca  - 
 18 -  Wo die Sonne scheint  - 
 19 -  Marie, heut' feiern wir ein Freudenfest  - 
 20 -  La Paloma Adé  - 
 

Werner Müller+Horst Fischer 
Yesterday
 
 01 -  Three Coins In The Fountain  - 
 02 -  Trumpeters Lullaby  - 
 03 -  Abendbummel  - 
 04 -  Brazil  - 
 05 -  Erinnerungen an Sorrent  - 
 06 -  Michelle  - 
 07 -  Mitternachtsblues  - 
 08 -  Ohio Blues  - 
 09 -  O mein Papa  - 
 10 -  Trumpet Jump  - 
 11 -  Trumpeters Lullaby  - 

Various Artists 
Silver Strings 1/3
 
 1 -  Mantovani - Stranger In Paradise  - 
 2 -  Mantovani - Greensleeves  - 
 3 -  Frank Chacksfield - I've Got The World On A String  - 
 4 -  Frank Chacksfield - You Make Me Feel So Young  - 
 5 -  Frank Chacksfield - Young At Heart  - 
 6 -  Frank Chacksfield - Baubles, Bangles & Beads  - 
 7 -  Syd Dale - A Certain Smile  - 
 8 -  Syd Dale - Autumn In New York  - 
 9 -  Syd Dale - Sentimental Journey  - 
 10 -  Tony Osborne - So In Love  - 
 11 -  Tony Osborne - Candlelight & Wine  - 
 12 -  Tony Osborne - Where Or When  - 
 13 -  London Concert Orchestra - It Could Happen To You  - 
 14 -  London Concert Orchestra - If I Ruled The World  - 
 15 -  London Concert Orchestra - Summertime  - 
 16 -  Percy Faith - Begin The Beguine  - 
 17 -  Percy Faith - Temptation  - 
 18 -  Percy Faith - Soft Lights & Sweet Music  - 
 19 -  Mantovani - Diane  - 
 20 -  Mantovani - Ramona  - 

Hugo Strasser 
Swing mit mir ~ Tanz mit mir
 
 01 -  Sing mit mir  - 
 02 -  In der Nacht ist der Mensch nicht gern alleine  - 
 03 -  Es ist nur die Liebe  - 
 04 -  Schön wie der junge Frühling  - 
 05 -  Mitternachtsblues  - 
 06 -  Komm gib mir deine Hand  - 
 07 -  Wenn ein junger Mann kommt  - 
 08 -  Man kann sein Herz nur einmal verschenken  - 
 09 -  Guten Tag, liebes Glück  - 
 10 -  Ich möchte so gerne  - 
 11 -  Ich zähl mir's an den Knöpfen ab  - 
 12 -  So schön wie heut'  - 
 13 -  Einen Walzer für dich und für mich  - 
 14 -  Hoch drob'n auf dem Berg  - 

101 Strings 
The Best Of The Great American Composers 1
 
 1 -  Blue Skies  - 
 2 -  But Not Too Much  - 
 3 -  Always  - 
 4 -  Rhapsody In Blue  - 
 5 -  Portrait Of You  - 
 6 -  Summertime  - 
 7 -  Night And Day  - 
 8 -  White Tie And Tails  - 
 9 -  I Love Paris  - 
 10 -  Some Enchanted Evening  - 
 11 -  Oklahoma  - 
 12 -  Aisle Talk  - 
 13 -  Gigi  - 
 14 -  Thank Heaven For Little Girls  - 
 15 -  Standing Room Only  - 
 16 -  Moon River  - 
 17 -  Happy Hobo  - 
 18 -  Days Of Wine And Roses  - 

Erich Kunzel 
& The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra 
The Great Fantasy Adventure Album
 
 1 -  El Cid: Fanfare & Entry Of The Nobles  - 
 2 -  Hook: Main Themes  - 
 3 -  T. Rex! (Digital SFX)  - 
 4 -  Jurassic Park: Main Themes  - 
 5 -  Splitting Hairs (Digital SFX)  - 
 6 -  Robin Hood, Prince Of Thieves: Main Titles  - 
 7 -  Henry V: Opening & Closing Titles  - 
 8 -  Willow: Main Themes  - 
 9 -  The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad: Overture  - 
 10 -  The Abyss: End Titles  - 
 11 -  Clash Of The Titans: Main Titles, Love Theme & End Titles  - 
 12 -  The Rocketeer: To The Rescue & End Titles  - 
 13 -  Beetlejuice: Main Titles  - 
 14 -  Total Recall: Main Titles  - 
 15 -  The Princess Bride: Main Titles  - 
 16 -  Wizards And Warriors: Main Titles  - 
 17 -  Conan The Barbarian: Anvil Of Crom  - 
 18 -  The Hunt For Red October: Hymn To Red October  - 
 19 -  Cybergenesis (Digital SFX)  - 
 20 -  Terminator: Theme  - 
 21 -  Jurassic Lunch (Digital SFX)  - 

Les Baxter 
Kpm 1000 Series: 
Bugaloo in Brazil
 
 01 -  Tropical Canvas  - 
 02 -  Pictures in the Sand  - 
 03 -  Expresso Brazilia  - 
 04 -  Moonlight Drive  - 
 05 -  Free Life  - 
 06 -  Sun Sports  - 
 07 -  Copacabana Surf Board  - 
 08 -  Silver Sand  - 
 09 -  Lust for Listening  - 
 10 -  Call of the Tropical Sun  - 
 11 -  Slow Heat  - 
 12 -  Freeway to Rio  - 

The Longines Symphonette 
Brass Voices 1/6
 
 101 -  Oh Babe, What Would You Say  - 
 102 -  Theme From Summer Of '42  - 
 103 -  Clair  - 
 104 -  Save The Last Dance For Me  - 
 105 -  You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'  - 
 106 -  Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)  - 
 107 -  Yesterday Once More  - 
 108 -  Always Something There To Remind Me  - 
 109 -  Precious And Few  - 
 110 -  Get Down  - 

Various Artists 
The Velvet Clarinet CD 3/3
 
 1 -  Benny Goodman & his Orchestra  Watch What Happens  - 
 2 -  Benny Goodman & his Sextet  Monday Monday  - 
 3 -  Benny Goodman & his Orchestra  Good Morning, Starshine  - 
 4 -  Dave Shepherd & his Orchestra  Basin Street Blues  - 
 5 -  Frank Peters & his Orchestra  Wildcat Blues  - 
 6 -  Frank Peters & his Orchestra  Clarinet Roulette  - 
 7 -  Dave Shepherd & his Orchestra  I Can't Dance  - 
 8 -  Dave Shepherd & his Orchestra  Frankie and Johnny  - 
 9 -  Frank Peters & his Orchestra  Petite Fleur  - 
 10 -  Erik Jonghmans with the Fapy Lafertin Quartet  Les Oignons  - 
 11 -  Erik Jonghmans with the Fapy Lafertin Quartet  Dans les Rues D'Antibes  - 
 12 -  Erik Jonghmans with the Fapy Lafertin Quartet  Ice Cream  - 
 13 -  Benny Goodman & his Orchestra  You've Made Me so Very Happy  - 
 14 -  Benny Goodman & his Orchestra  Windy  - 
 15 -  Dave Shepherd & his Orchestra  It Had to Be You  - 
 16 -  Dave Shepherd & his Orchestra  All of Me  - 
 17 -  Dave Shepherd & his Orchestra  Cockles and Mussels  - 
 18 -  Dave Shepherd & his Orchestra  Rum and Coca Cola  - 
 19 -  Dave Shepherd & his Orchestra  You Are My Lucky Star  - 
 20 -  Benny Goodman & his Orchestra  Both Sides Now  - 
 21 -  Benny Goodman & his Orchestra  I'll Never Fall in Love Again  - 

Sandy Nelson 
In Beat
 
 01 -  Uptight  - 
 02 -  A HArd Days Night  - 
 03 -  Day Tripper  - 
 04 -  Just Like Me  - 
 05 -  No Matter What Shape  - 
 06 -  The Batman Theme  - 
 07 -  My World Is Empty Without You  - 
 08 -  Jenny Take A Ride  - 
 09 -  My Love  - 
 10 -  Secret Agent Man  - 
 11 -  In Beat  - 
 12 -  The Duck  - 
 

Various Artists 
The Most Beautiful Guitar Music Ever - Vol. 2/3
 
 2 -  I've Had The The Of My Life  - Phil Yates  - 
 3 -  Love Is All Around You  - Phil Yates  - 
 4 -  On The Beach  - Phil Yates  - 
 5 -  How Deep Is Your Love?  - Phil Yates  - 
 6 -  How Do I Live Without You  - Phil Yates  - 
 7 -  Light My Fire  - Phil Yates  - 
 8 -  Everything I Do, I Do It For You  - Phil Yates  - 
 9 -  From This Moment On  - Phil Yates  - 
 10 -  I Can See Clearly Now  - Phil Yates  - 
 11 -  You're Still The One  - Phil Yates  - 
 12 -  Every Breath You Take  - Phil Yates  - 
 13 -  Candle In The Wind  - Alberto Manchago  - 
 14 -  Daniel  - Alberto Manchago  - 
 15 -  Moon River  - Alberto Manchago  - 
 16 -  In My Life  - Wesley Taylor  - 
 17 -  Michelle  - Wesley Taylor  - 
 18 -  Let It Be  - Wesley Taylor  - 
 19 -  The Fool On The Hill  - Wesley Taylor  - 
 20 -  Blackbird  - Wesley Taylor  - 

Caravelli 
Plui D'Etoiles
 
 01 -  Il Etait Une Fois Dans L'Ouest (Once Upon a Time In The West)  - 
 02 -  Whight Is Whight  - 
 03 -  Jeux Interdits  - 
 04 -  Dans La Maison Vide  - 
 05 -  Adieu Jolie Candy  - 
 06 -  Ma Mère Me Disait  - 
 07 -  C'Est La Vie Lily  - 
 08 -  Le Clan Des Siciliens  - 
 09 -  Silly Symphonie  - 
 10 -  Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head  - 
 11 -  Romantico Blues  - 
 12 -  Plui D'Etoiles  - 

Jean Lafontaine 
Jean Lafontaine - Vol. 3
 
 1 -  Theme From Romeo and  Juliet  - 
 2 -  I'll Never Fall In Love Again  - 
 3 -  Eu Disse Adeus  - 
 4 -  Tiritando  - 
 5 -  Traces  - 
 6 -  The Windmills Of Your Mind  - 
 7 -  Sugar Sugar  - 
 8 -  Casaco Marron  - 
 9 -  Good Morning Starshine  - 
 10 -  Venha Ver O Que Restou de Mim  - 
 11 -  My Cherie Amour  - 

Trumpet Man 
Slows Stereo
 01 -  01 Dolannes mйlodie  - 
 02 -  02 La maladie d'amour  - 
 03 -  03 Missa Amoris  - 
 04 -  04 Save The Last Dance For Me  - 
 05 -  05 L'amour c'est comme les bateaux  - 
 06 -  06 La vieille  - 
 07 -  07 Feelings  - 
 08 -  08 You  - 
 09 -  09 Your Hair  - 
 10 -  10 J'ai encore rкvй d'elle  - 
 11 -  11 Passion  - 
 12 -  12 Le jardin du Luxembourg  - 
 13 -  13 Indicatif FR3  - 
 14 -  14 Je vais t'aimer  - 
 15 -  15 La Paloma adieu  - 
 16 -  16 La terre tournera sans nous  - 
 17 -  17 Ca va pas changer le monde  - 
 18 -  18 Tu t'en vas  - 
 19 -  19 Sorrow  - 
 20 -  20 L'été indien  - 
 21 -  21 Slow moi  - 
 22 -  22 Manuela  - 
 23 -  23 Magic Melody  - 
 24 -  24 Le père de Sylvia  - 

The Singers Unlimited 
A Capella
 
 01 -  Both Sides Now  - 
 02 -  London By Night  - 
 03 -  Here, There and Everywhere  - 
 04 -  Lullaby  - 
 05 -  Michelle  - 
 06 -  The Fool On The Hill  - 
 07 -  Emily  - 
 08 -  Since You Asked  - 
 09 -  More I Can Not Wish You  - 
 10 -  Try To Remember  - 

Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2008
(1)
 1 -  Pulstar.  - 
 2 -  The Way We Were  - 
 3 -  Medley Charmaine-Ja ja Der Chiantiwein-Singing in the Rain  - 
 4 -  Candle In The Wind  - 
 5 -  Abba medley Gimme- SOS-Mamma Mia  - 
 6 -  La Camisa Negra  - 
 7 -  La Tortura  - 
 8 -  Tequila  - 
 9 -  Hero  - 
 10 -  Vertigo  - 
 11 -  G'Schichten Aus Dem Wienerwald  - 
 12 -  Greensleeves (2006)  - 
 13 -  Aber Dich Gibt's Nur Einmal Fur Mich  - 
 (2)
 1 -  Medley Love Is In The Air-Perhaps-Ave Maria No Morro  - 
 2 -  We Go On  - 
 3 -  Prolog  - 
 4 -  Over The Rainbow  - 
 5 -  Se A Cabo  - 
 6 -  Love's Divine  - 
 7 -  Downtown  - 
 8 -  Wake Me Up When September Ends  - 
 9 -  Reel Express  - 
 10 -  Orange Blossom Special  - 
 11 -  Free  - 
 12 -  Hip Hop Polka Medley; Fett Polka-Herz Schmerz Polka-Sportpalast Polka  - 
 13 -  Games That Lovers Play  - 

The Very Best of 
Geoff Love and Manuel 
 
- Disc One
  Geoff Love and his Orchestra
 
 10 -  A Man and A Woman  - 
 14 -  A String of Pearls  - 
 08 -  Always  - 
 21 -  Annie's Song  - 
 17 -  Around the World  - 
 11 -  Carousel Waltz  - 
 06 -  Cavatina  - 
 12 -  Clare De Lune  - 
 07 -  Ebb Tide  - 
 22 -  Elizabethan Serenade  - 
 01 -  Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu)  - 
 20 -  Maria Elena  - 
 15 -  Misty  - 
 02 -  Moonlight Serenade  - 
 04 -  Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head  - 
 05 -  Sentimental Journey  - 
 03 -  Stranger on the Shore  - 
 23 -  The Blue Danube  - 
 09 -  The Entertainer  - 
 24 -  The Last Waltz  - 
 19 -  Theme from A Summer Place  - 
 13 -  Theme from Elvira Madigan  - 
 18 -  Theme from "We'll Meet Again"  - 
 16 -  True Love  - 
 
 Disc Two
 Manuel and the Music of the Mountains
 
 01 -  Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto De Aranjuez (Theme from 2nd Movement)  - 
 02 -  Granada  - 
 03 -  Strangers in the Night  - 
 04 -  Bali Ha'i  - 
 05 -  Moon River  - 
 06 -  La Bamba  - 
 07 -  White Rose of Athens  - 
 08 -  The Twelfth of Never  - 
 09 -  Spanish Flea  - 
 10 -  The Honeymoon Song  - 
 11 -  Island in the Sun  - 
 12 -  Never on Sunday  - 
 13 -  The Breeze and I  - 
 14 -  You Are the Sunshine of My Life  - 
 15 -  Guantanamera  - 
 16 -  Spanish Harlem  - 
 17 -  Y Viva Espana  - 
 18 -  Somewhere My Love  - 
 19 -  Do You Know the Way to San Jose  - 
 20 -  La Mer  - 
 21 -  And I Love You So  - 
 22 -  Summertime  - 
 23 -  Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes)  - 
 24 -  The Very Thought of You  - 

Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops 
Have A Ball With Arthur
 
 1 -  Hey Jude  - 
 2 -  Misty  - 
 3 -  Spanish Flea  - 
 4 -  I Left My Heart In San Francisco  - 
 5 -  Chattanooga Cho Choo  - 
 6 -  High Noon  - 
 7 -  Cabaret  - 
 8 -  Dances Of The Swans Waltz  - 
 9 -  Serenade  - 
 10 -  Hungarian Dance No. 6  - 
 11 -  Flight Of The Bumble Bee  - 
 1 -  On A Clear Day You Can See Forever  - 

Percy Faith 
Hollywood Serenade
 
 1 -  The Look Of Love  - 
 2 -  Born Free  - 
 3 -  Too Late Blues  - 
 4 -  How To Handle A Woman  - 
 5 -  Who Can I Turn To  - 
 6 -  Exodus  - 
 7 -  Alfie  - 
 8 -  What Kind Of Fool Am I  - 
 9 -  Moon River  - 
 10 -  Wives and Lovers  - 
 

The Romantic Strings
 Orchestra with Chorus 
In Tune With Nature
Nature's Most Popular Music Disc 3/4
 
 1 -  April Showers  - 
 2 -  Younger than Springtime  - 
 3 -  It Might As Well Be Spring  - 
 4 -  April in Portugal  - 
 5 -  April Love  - 
 6 -  April in Paris  - 
 7 -  Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head  - 
 8 -  Easter Parade  - 
 9 -  I'll Remember April  - 
 10 -  June Is Bustin' Out All Over  - 
 11 -  Theme from "A Summer Place"  - 
 12 -  Summer Samba (So Nice)  - 
 13 -  Love Me with All Your Heart (Cuando Calienta el Sol)  - 
 14 -  On the Boadrdwalk in Atlantic City  - 
 15 -  The Girl from Ipanema  - 
 16 -  Summertime  - 
 17 -  Love Letters in the Sand  - 
 18 -  Summertime in Venice  - 
 19 -  The Things We Did Last Summer  - 
 20 -  Theme from "Summer of '42" (The Summer Knows)  - 

Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra 
MAGNIFICENT
 
 01 -  A String Of Pearls  - 
 02 -  Heartaches  - 
 03 -  Chanson D'amour  - 
 04 -  Slow Poke  - 
 05 -  Peg O' My Heart  - 
 06 -  And The Angels Sang  - 
 07 -  I'll Know My Love  - 
 08 -  Dardanella  - 
 09 -  Song Of India  - 

Various Artists
More Of Your Favourite TV And Radio Themes
 
 1 -  Saturday Jump  - Tony Osborne and his Jazz Group  - 
 2 -  Sid's Tune from ''Citizen James''  - Gordon Franks and his Orchestra  - 
 3 -  My True Love from ''Home Tonight''  - Eddie Calvert with accompaniment directed by Frank Barber  - 
 4 -  Gurney Slade Theme  - Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra  - 
 5 -  Cutty Stark from ''Dateline London''  - The John Barry Seven and Orchestra  - 
 6 -  Sucu Sucu from ''Top Secret''  - Joe Loss and his Orchestra  - 
 7 -  No Hiding Place  - Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra  - 
 8 -  At The Sign Of The Swingin' Cymbal from ''Pick Of The Pops''  - Brian Fahey and his Orchestra  - 
 9 -  Picture Parade  - The Pinewood Studio Orchestra directed by Ken Jones  - 
 10 -  The Lights Of Lisbon from ''Close Up''  - Tony Osborne and his Dancing Strings  - 
 11 -  The Carousel Waltz from ''Movie-Go-Round''  - Ray Martin and his Concert Orchestra  - 
 12 -  Supercar  - Charles Blackwell and his Orchestra  - 
 13 -  Nicola from ''12 O'Clock Spin''  - Steve Race and his Orchestra  - 
 14 -  Rag Trade Rag from ''The Rag Trade''  - Gordon Franks and his Orchestra  - 

C.L. deMaestro 
Piano Memories
 
 1 -  Ballad For Adeline  - 
 2 -  The Homecoming  - 
 3 -  Leaving On Jet Plane  - 
 4 -  Morning Has Broken  - 
 5 -  Goodbye Yellow Brick Road  - 
 6 -  If You Could Read My Mind  - 
 7 -  Born Free  - 
 8 -  I'll Have To Say I Love You in a Love Song  - 
 9 -  Always A Woman  - 
 10 -  I Write The Songs  - 
 11 -  Send In The Clowns  - 
 12 -  Always On My Mind  - 
 13 -  So Far Away  - 
 14 -  The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face  - 

FRANK CHACKSFIELD
GLOBETROTTING
1965
 
 
Conductor and arranger Frank Chacksfield (1914–1995) is the man for an all-encompassing genre-spanning variety which comes with a lot of hit-or-miss affairs, naturally. However, his material of the 60’s sees a man at his peak, content to make the right choices both in curation and arrangements. The ten-track album Globetrotting, released in 1965 on Decca as part of their Phase4Stereo series for audiophile connoisseurs, is no different in this regard. Spanning an equal amount of countries plus two medleys, Chacksfield may neglect the truly far away, Asian countries – which he presented prior on his LP In The Mystic East (1957) – in order to focus on a trip to Old Europe and its peripheries, but otherwise enchants with a superb balance of strings, horns and woodwind instruments.
 
Sure, you hear these devices on every symphonic album, as they make up the bare minimum of instruments that are widely adhered to the concept of orchestras, but here the way they are played is most enthralling. In fact, the scintillating allure is so big that even questionable segues or potentially dull moments suddenly turn into something great. Add rhythm shifts, astonishing transformations and other advantages such as harps, balalaikas, zithers, steel guitars and pompous drums to the scenery, and you are ready to go. Here is a closer look at a work that is easily available but not well known, be it due to the flood of Frank Chacksfield’s own works or the admittedly slightly tiresome amount of travelogs. But whatever, there’s enough space on AmbientExotica for yet another in-depth review… I've checked with the site owner, so all is well.
 
Starting with the world-famous violin riff of Turkey In The Straw, Frank Chacksfield’s orchestra does not waste any time and brings the listener into the right mood. While not exotic per se, the oft-cited Space-Age vibe is definitely apparent. One of Turkey’s most traditional songs encounters rhythm shifts, clinging percussion and a gorgeous mélange of strings, woodwinds and horns complete with harp helixes; rarely is an arrangement so well-balanced, shuttles between warped nights, show tune cataracts and gypsy-evoking lead fiddles, with the next stop being Israel, where one of two medleys is presented. Anywhere I Wander launches with rolling timpani storms and is soon transformed into a cinematic string steppe, eventually making room for the mandatory inclusion of Hava Nagila which ends the medley with a fusillade of staccato horns and strings. Torn between Latin and Oriental flavors, it turns out to be great – though not surprising – inclusion in Frank Chacksfield’s Globetrotting adventure.
 
There is hardly ever an Easy Listening travelog album that does not succumb to the amorous stereotypical magic of France, let alone Mack David’s and Marcel Louiguy’s La Vie En Rose. And indeed, Édith Piaf’s smash hit is harbored by the LP as well. Expect particularly lavender-colored strings and an unexpectedly reverberated and thus oneiric use of the accordion. The textures themselves are hence surprisingly good and uplifting; the tone sequences of smooch and romance, however, are definitely not everyone’s glass of wine, and the dreaminess is almost embarrassingly chintzy. But again, the arrangement itself is gorgeous even to the technocratic cold-hearted Stereophile.
 
Under Moscow Skies follows, and yes, this traditional piece is as grave and majestic as one imagines. Solemn string cloudlets and aqueous harp particles meet sunset-lit balalaika licks, and once the apex of the track is reached, so is the bucolic tunnel vision as the composition shortly increases the tempo. This tune is farther away from both the Space-Age pericarp and the paradisiac Polynesian isles, but so be it. At least the latter is rectified with the following Hapa Haole classic, Hawaiian War Chant by Prince Leleiohoku, as usual, based here on the famous transcription by Johnny Noble. And this version is a blast! Alright, there’s a steel guitar on board, fine. But what makes this a real corker apart from the inclusion of stunning drum solos, textures and patterns is the metamorphosis into a brass-heavy high-rise monolith of tachycardia proportions. Smoking-fast rhythms, gleaming horns, euphony aplenty, this is actually a very great interpretation and a first-class way to end side A.
 
Side B kicks off with a trip to Spain, epitomized by José Padilla’s Valencia which – you’ve already guessed it – is supercharged with Flamenco guitars, scything horns and the ligneous clackety-clack of castanets. A more symphonic counterpoint is made by the whirling strings and occasional harp glissando. The galloping rhythm rounds off a very festive sparkler that is not unlike Hawaiian War Chant but carried by a greater pride. Meanwhile in London: with George & Ira Gershwin’s A Foggy Day, Frank Chacksfield tries to unite the golden thread of a show tune with a piano-underlined pub atmosphere and a symphonic undercurrent. The dreamy first phase of the tune meets Crime Jazz horns later on, although the mood remains exclusively soothing and insouciant.
 
Whereas Lindt Kotscher’s and Joseph Seener’s Liechtensteiner Polka dishes up some Germanized oompa schmutz complete with the expected brass kitsch, the adjacent Manha de Carnival is unexpectedly doleful in its first moment before it ventures into cautiously upbeat material. But carnivalesque or jolly it is not. Carolyn Leigh’s and Cy Coleman’s When In Rome is much better, surprising with the use of a galactic zither in its epicenter, surrounded by violin aureoles and sizzling shakers, whereas the finale worships the Canadian Sunset by Eddie Heywood and Norman Gimbel. In lieu of a pompously symphonic endpoint, the piece swings and shuffles are carried by double bass rivulets and picturesque flute blotches.
 
Color me surprised, but Globetrotting is an album for fans of stereotypes and predestined notions of a specific country or landmass. That Frank Chacksfield is still able to add a lot to the material is an unexpected boon. The orchestra, while large and well-equipped, does not feature the most exotic of all possible instruments. Believe it or not, but the balalaika and the zither are probably the most peculiar instruments you can find on the endemic aural globe. However, what the album lacks in truly exotic locations and related instruments, it gains in the vivacity of the arrangements. I certainly do not agree with each and every choice, but rascals such as the murky Under Moscow Skies or the overly besotted La Vie En Rose are most definitely outshone by gems à la Hawaiian War Chant and When In Rome.
 
It would be false to exaggerate the synergetic vibe. After all, it is just another symphonic travelog, but somehow Chacksfield manages to sail around the cliffs of tackiness most of the time, and even when this fails, he doesn’t crash on a reef. As can be expected, the stereo sound has survived the millennium, the Phase4Stereo treatment has preserved the aesthetic and tonal spirit of the record. And huzzah, Globetrotting is indeed available both digitally and on CD where it is coupled with Chacksfield’s self-explanatory – but still to be reviewed – Hawaii (1967), a follow-up whose seeds are laid on Globetrotting as well. If you like Space-Age orchestras, give it a go. The strings aren’t outlandish, the material is all-accessible, but still, it might be worth your while. 
 
 01 -  Turkey In The Straw  - 
 02 -  Anywhere I Wander/ Hava Nagila  - 
 03 -  La Vie En Rose  - 
 04 -  Under Moscow Skies  - 
 05 -  Take Me Back To Cairo  - 
 06 -  Hawaiian War Chant  - 
 07 -  Valencia  - 
 08 -  A Foggy Day  - 
 09 -  Liechtensteiner Polka / Manha De Carnival  - 
 10 -  When In Rome  - 
 11 -  Canadian Sunset  - 
 

Ray Conniff and The Singers 
Movie Time 1
 
 01 -  Charlotte's Web  - 
 02 -  Speak Softly Love [Love Theme from ''The Godfather'']  - 
 03 -  Theme from ''Shaft''  - 
 04 -  A Time for Us  - 
 05 -  The Windmills of Your Mind  - 
 06 -  Night Fever - Stayin' Alive  - 
 07 -  Lara's Theme (From ''Doctor Zhivago'')  - 
 08 -  Theme From ''Paper Tiger'' (My Little Friend)  - 
 09 -  A Spoonful Of Sugar  - 
 10 -  Theme from ''A Summer Place'' (A Tribute To Percy Faith)  - 
 11 -  The Way We Were  - 
 12 -  Tara's Theme (From ''Gone with the Wind'')  - 
 13 -  Love Theme from ''A Star Is Born'' (Evergreen)  - 
 14 -  Chariots of Fire  - 
 15 -  Midnight Cowboy  - 
 16 -  Beyond Tomorrow - (from "Serpico")  - 
 17 -  Superstar  - 
 18 -  Born free  - 
 19 -  Theme from "Summer of '42"  - 
 20 -  The Good, The Bad and the Ugly  - 
 World Melodies 1
 
 01  - Harbour Light  -   Alfred Hause  -   
 02  - You, You, You  -   Bert Kaempfert  -   
 03  - Parasol Blanc  -   Caravelli  -   
 04  - Samba de La Cumparsita  -   Clebanoff and his Orchestra  -   
 05  - Carioca  -   Edmundo Ros  -   
 06  - April in Portugal  -   Enoch Light  -   
 07  - Friendship  -   Franck Chacksfield  -   
 08  - 60.000 Feet  -   Franck Pourcel  -   
 09  - Suwndown  -   Percy Faith  -   
 10  - Koi No fugue  -   James Last  -   
 11  - Tie A Yellow Ribbon  -   Joe Loss  -   
 12  - Moonglow theme from Picnic  -   Lalo Schifrin  -   
 13  - Holiday for Strings  -   Living Strings  -   
 14  - Das gibts nur einmal  -   Malando  -   
 15  - Lover Come Back to Me  -   Mantovani  -   
 16  - Une Larme au Nuage  -   Raymond Lefevre  -   
 17  - Pomme Pomme Pomme  -   Paul Mauriat  -   
 18  - My Shawl  -   Percy Faith  -   
 19  - La Piogga  -   Franck Pourcel  -   
 20  - Lady D'Arbanville  -   Raymond Lefevre  -   
 21  - Taking A Chance on Love  -   Norman Candler  -   
 
WORLD MELODIES 2
 
01  -   Space  - Franck Pourcel  -
02  -   Theme from "Z" (Life Goes on)  - Henry Mancini  -
03  -   Ain't Got No  - Edmundo Ros  -
04  -   Flamingo  - Lalo Schifrin  -
05  -   Charmaine  - Michel Legrand  -
06  -   Schindler's List  - Paul Mauriat  -
07  -   Nadia's Theme  - Jo Ment & his Orchestra  -
08  -   Ikannaide  - James Last  -
09  -   Romeo and Julia  - Waldo de Los Rios  -
10  -   Plaisir d'Amour  - Alfred Hause  -
11  -   It's Impossible  - Joe Loss  -
12  -   Kisses Sweeter Than Wine  - Percy Faith & His Orchestra  -
13  -   Strangers In The Night  - Martin Böttcher  -
14  -   Noche de estrellas  - Malando and his Tango orchestra  -
15  -   Happy Hour  - Herb Alpert  -
16  -   Brother Sun And Sister Moon  - Manuel And The Music Of The Mo  -
17  -   You Needed Me  - Andre Kostelanetz  -
18  -   La Soupe Aux Choux  - Raymond Lefevre Et Son Orchest  -
19  -   Paper Maché  - Frank Chacksfield  -
20  -   Au Gré du Vent  - Caravelli  -
21  -   Amapola  - Larry Elgart  -
22  -   Adios Mi Chaparita  - Roberto Delgado  -
23  -   Fandango  - Hugo Winterhalter  -
24  -   Norwegian Wood  - Paul Kuhn  -
25  -   No A Go-Go  - Bert Kaempfert  -

 

Page Cavanaugh Trio 
The Digital Page: Page One
 1 -  Strike up the Band  - 
 2 -  Love of My Life  - 
 3 -  Poor Butterfly  - 
 4 -  Sky Fell Down  - 
 5 -  There's No Spring  - 
 6 -  Things Ain't What They Used to Be  - 
 7 -  Whatever Became of Me  - 
 8 -  Lullaby of the Leaves  - 
 9 -  That Sunday [*]  - 
 10 -  All the Things You Are [*]  - 
 11 -  Star Spangled Banner [*]  - 
 
 1 -  Too Marvelous for Words  - 
 2 -  Pocketful of Tears  - 
 3 -  Sophisticated Lady  - 
 4 -  (What Can I Say) After I Say I'm Sorry?  - 
 5 -  (How Nice to Meet) An Old Acquaintance [*]  - 
 6 -  As Long as I Live [*]  - 
 7 -  Baby, Baby All the Time  - 
 8 -  I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart  - 
 9 -  (Back Home Again In) Indiana  - 
 10 -  Give Me the Simple Life  - 

Terry Gibbs 
Vibes On Velvet
 
 01 -  Autumn Nocturne  - 
 02 -  Lonesome Streets  - 
 03 -  Adios  - 
 04 -  Leaving Town  - 
 05 -  For You, For Me, For Evermore  - 
 06 -  The Moon Was Yellow  - 
 07 -  Smoke Gets In Your Eyes  - 
 08 -  Boulevard Of Broken Dreams  - 
 09 -  Moon Indigo  - 
 10 -  It Might As Well Be Spring  - 
 11 -  Lullabye Of Swing  - 
 12 -  Two Sparkling Eyes  - 

Billy Taylor 
Evergreens
 
  -  Cheek To Cheek  - 
  -  It's Too Late Now  - 
  -  I Only Have Eyes For You  - 
  -  Then I'll Be Tired Of You  - 
  -  All The Things You Are  - 
  -  But Not For Me  - 
  -  You Don't Know What Love Is  - 
  -  Satin Doll  - 
  -  More Than You Know  - 
  -  Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea  - 

 

Onderwerp: WEEK 03 -2018

Datum: 03-03-2018

Door: Paulo

Onderwerp: Week03-2018

Wonderful selection this week!
Thanks!

Datum: 14-02-2018

Door: Mike G

Onderwerp: Week 3

A superb collection Harry!

Datum: 20-01-2018

Door: Alberto Gateno

Onderwerp: week 3

Very appreciative for all the great music week after week you share for my enjoyment. Looking for Arthur Fiedler - Classical Music for those who hate classical, if by chance any of the team has it I would love to have it posted in a near future.
All the best

Datum: 15-01-2018

Door: Greg Wagner

Onderwerp: Week 3

Thanks for the Silver Strings and Romantic Strings.

Datum: 14-01-2018

Door: darko

Onderwerp: week 03

Thank's Harry and his LL team for instrumentals for this week and a story about Frank Chacksfield orchestra, Ray Conniff's movies themes, compilation Best gitars music ever, Geoff love orch. etc.

Darko

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