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Mantovani - An Album of Favourite Tangos (1953) & An Album of Favourite Waltzes (1952) [Reissue 2011]

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Mantovani - An Album of Favourite Tangos (1953) & An Album of Favourite Waltzes (1952) [Reissue 2011]

Mantovani - An Album of Favourite Tangos (1953) & An Album of Favourite Waltzes (1952) [Reissue 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 276 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Vocalion (CDVS 1967)

Conductor, composer, violinist, and pianist Mantovani was one of the most popular and prolific easy listening artists of all time. His trademark "cascading strings" (or "tumbling strings") effect gave him an instantly recognizable sound, and his heavy reliance on the string section in general helped map out the blueprint for much of the light orchestral music that followed in his wake. His repertoire did feature original compositions, but was built chiefly on lush adaptations of familiar melodies: TV and movie themes, show tunes, pop hits (chiefly of the MOR variety), classical material, and the like…

Percy Faith and His Orchestra - Kismet (1954) & Music From Hollywood (1954) [Reissue 2000]

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Percy Faith and His Orchestra - Kismet (1954) & Music From Hollywood (1954) [Reissue 2000]

Percy Faith and His Orchestra - Kismet (1954) & Music From Hollywood (1954) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 442 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 180 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables Records/Sony Music (COL CD 6473, A27994)

In 2000, reissue giant Collectables took Percy Faith's 1954 Kismet release on Columbia and combined it with the standard-laden Music From Hollywood on one convenient disc.
Percy Faith was one of the most popular easy listening recording artists of the 1950s and '60s. Not only did he have a number of hit albums and singles under his own name, but Faith was responsible for arranging hits by Tony Bennett, Doris Day, Johnny Mathis, and Burl Ives, among others, as the musical director for Columbia Records in the '50s.

Percy Faith - Camelot (1960) & My Fair Lady (1956) [Reissue 1997]

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Percy Faith - Camelot (1960) & My Fair Lady (1956) [Reissue 1997]

Percy Faith - Camelot (1960) & My Fair Lady (1956) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 422 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 158 MB | Covers - 36 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables Records/Sony Music (COL-5832, A-28504)

Collectables combined Percy Faith's interpretations of Lerner & Lowe's Camelot and My Fair Lady on one compact disc. The two albums make a perfect match, not only because they consist of music written by the same team, but because they capture Faith at his peak. He's well-suited to this style of music, turning the lovely songs into soothing easy listening recordings, which may be a little schmaltzy to some ears but should satisfy his fans just fine.

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Albums Collection 1962-2015 (18CD)

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Albums Collection 1962-2015 (18CD)

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Albums Collection 1962-2015 (18CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 4.28 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.68 Gb | Scans ~ 3.78 Gb
Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop, Jazz Pop, Latin Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Trumpet

Known for his mariachi-inspired easy listening sound, trumpeter Herb Alpert is one of the most successful instrumental performers in pop history. He is also one of the entertainment industry's canniest businessmen, having co-founded A&M Records – a label that ranks among the most prosperous artist-owned companies ever established – with partner Jerry Moss. Collection includes: The Lonely Bull (1962); South Of The Border (1964); Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965); !!Going Places!! (1965); What Now My Love (1966); S.R.O (1966); The Beat Of The Brass (1968); Rise (1979); Fandango (1982); Bullish (1984); Keep Your Eye On Me (1987); Classics, Volume 1 (1987); Steppin' Out (Featuring Lani Hall) (2013); In The Mood (2014); Come Fly With Me (2015).

Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Delicado (1953) & Amour, Amor, Amore (1955) [Reissue 1999]

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Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Delicado (1953) & Amour, Amor, Amore (1955) [Reissue 1999]

Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Delicado (1953) & Amour, Amor, Amore (1955) [Reissue 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 413 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 168 MB | Covers - 50 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables Records/Sony Music (COL CD 6085, A 30910)

"Delicado" (1953) presents love songs from South America, "Amour, Amor, Amore" (1955) presents love songs from the Continent, and together they prove that Percy Faith's music is romantic in any language!
Percy Faith was one of the most popular easy listening recording artists of the 1950s and '60s. Not only did he have a number of hit albums and singles under his own name, but Faith was responsible for arranging hits by Tony Bennett, Doris Day, Johnny Mathis, and Burl Ives, among others, as the musical director for Columbia Records in the '50s.

Raymond Lefevre - Albums Collection 1965-1976 (11CD) Japanese Limited Mini LP, SHM-CD

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Raymond Lefevre - Albums Collection 1965-1976 (11CD) Japanese Limited Mini LP, SHM-CD

Raymond Lefèvre - Albums Collection 1965-1976 (11CD) Japanese Limited Mini LP, SHM-CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.56 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.1 Gb | Complete Scans
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental, Soundtrack | Label: Victor/Riviera | Time: 06:52:31

Collection includes 11 albums by French easy listening orchestra leader, arranger and composer Raymond Lefèvre. The instrumental smash "Ame Câline" vaulted conductor and arranger Raymond LeFevre to the front ranks of the easy listening renaissance that followed the commercial vogue for stereophonic sound.

Percy Faith - House Of Flowers (1955) & Adventure In The Sun (1957) [Reissue 2003]

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Percy Faith - House Of Flowers (1955) & Adventure In The Sun (1957) [Reissue 2003]

Percy Faith - Chinatown featuring The Entertainer (1974) & Summer Place '76 (1975) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 213 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers - 60 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables Records/Sony Music (COL-CD-7612, A-70689)

This Collectables reissue combines two similar Percy Faith dates originally released on Columbia Records in the early '60s, House of Flowers and Adventure in the Sun. The big-band leader provides 24 elegant renditions of classic Broadway show tunes, including "House of Flowers," "What Is a Friend For?," "Tropical Merengue," "Carmellita," and "Tropic Holiday." Although not essential, this is a respectable two-fer that traditional pop fans should be aware of.

Percy Faith - Chinatown featuring The Entertainer (1974) & Summer Place '76 (1975) [Reissue 2003]

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Percy Faith - Chinatown featuring The Entertainer (1974) & Summer Place '76 (1975) [Reissue 2003]

Percy Faith - Chinatown featuring The Entertainer (1974) & Summer Place '76 (1975) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 397 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 165 MB | Covers - 54 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables Records/Sony Music (COL-CD-7522, A 61286)

Two albums from the end of Percy Faith's recording career are paired together on this release. The first, Chinatown Featuring the Entertainer, from 1974, contains Faith's arrangements of popular film themes. The cumbersome title comes from a sudden last-minute revision that replaced one track on the album with "Theme From Chinatown." The original track, "Bend Me, Shape Me," is included here as a bonus track. Summer Place, from 1975, was Faith's last album, released a few months before his passing.

Percy Faith - Bon Voyage! (1960) & Carefree (1961) [Reissue 2003]

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Percy Faith - Bon Voyage! (1960) & Carefree (1961) [Reissue 2003]

Percy Faith - Bon Voyage! (1960) & Carefree (1961) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 419 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 160 MB | Covers - 59 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables Records/Sony Music (COL-CD-7563, A-70178)

There is no doubting that Percy Faith was one of the great arrangers in contemporary American music, but the nice side of the two-fer Bon Voyage/Carefree is that it not only explores Faith's delightful arrangements, but also showcases his clever compositions. Of the two records, combined here on one CD, it is Carefree where the too often overlooked Percy Faith as composer is explored. Every song in this section is a soundtrack for happy walking through the park on a beautiful snowy day. The first section of the disc, the album Bon Voyage, is a bit more serious, with Faith's renditions of several complex and challenging themes by a slew of composers, but no less cinematic. In fact, the whole 68 minutes serve as a magical aural theme park perfect for conducting imaginary orchestras while driving to and from the grocery store. Bon Voyage/Carefree is a fun listen.

Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Bim! Bam!! Boom!!! (1966) & Themes For The "In" Crowd (1965) [Reissue 2000]

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Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Bim! Bam!! Boom!!! (1966) & Themes For The "In" Crowd (1965) [Reissue 2000]

Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Bim! Bam!! Boom!!! (1966) & Themes For The "In" Crowd (1965) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 381 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 143 MB | Covers - 40 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables Records/Sony Music (COL CD 76483, SONY A-30895)

Originally released on Columbia, these two Percy Faith albums have been reissued for the first time on CD by Collectables. Zeroing in on two distinct mid-'60s music genres, Bim! Bam!! Boom!!! features an emphasis on Latin American dance rhythms, creating what the original liner notes boast as "a tropic holiday," while Theme From the "In" Crowd contains pop hits of the time, with compositions by Lennon & McCartney, Bacharach & David, and the theme to "Thunderball." Though not an essential collection by a long shot, this disc will provide kitschy moments for your next cocktail party.

VA - Instro-Hipsters A Go-Go! British & European Instrumentals, Volume 4 (2003)

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VA - Instro-Hipsters A Go-Go! British & European Instrumentals, Volume 4 (2003)

VA - Instro-Hipsters A Go-Go! British & European Instrumentals, Vol. 4 (2003)
25 Of The Coolest Instrumentals Of The Late 1960s & Early 70s

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 530 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb | Scans included | 01:12:35
Instrumental Pop/Rock, Psychedelic, Mod, Jazz, Easy Listening | Past & Present | # PAPRCD2055

And so the series continues - Groovy Hammond sounds, swingin, horn sections, spacey sitars, jangling guitars, jazzy flute excursions. From the spy movie chic of The Reg Guest Syndicate to The Gabrieli Brass. Dig the mellow eastern vibe of Andy Summers & Zoot Money's 'Soma', move to the cool soul of Music Through Six. Evocative, smooth, rocking, eminently danceable and very cool.

Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Country Bouquet (1975) & Disco Party (1975) [Reissue 2004]

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Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Country Bouquet (1975) & Disco Party (1975) [Reissue 2004]

Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Country Bouquet (1975) & Disco Party (1975) [Reissue 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 449 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 168 MB | Covers - 46 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables Records/Sony Music (COL-CD-7606, SONY A 70340)

This two-fer set combines the Percy Faith albums Country Bouquet and Disco Party on one compact disc. Both albums offer up what Faith's fans have come to expect: the Percy Faith Orchestra dishing out heady arrangements of popular songs of the time, with this set focusing on songs from the mid-'70s. It cannot be argued that Faith was less than a talented arranger; his subtlety and attention to detail are remarkable and rampant over the course of both of these recordings as he runs through hits such as Marty Robbins' "El Paso" and Neil Diamond's "Cherry, Cherry," and while Country Bouquet is about as safe as any Percy Faith recording, on Disco Party Faith embraced a slightly more experimental edge by employing distorted electric guitars and analog synthesizers…

Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Swing Low In Hi Fi (1956) & A Look At Monaco (1963) [Reissue 2004]

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Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Swing Low In Hi Fi (1956) & A Look At Monaco (1963) [Reissue 2004]

Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Swing Low In Hi Fi (1956) & A Look At Monaco (1963) [Reissue 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 242 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 170 MB | Covers - 62 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables Records/Sony Music (COL-CD-7622, SONY A2-70780)

The Swing Low in Hi Fi/A Look at Monaco two-fer from Collectables features a pair of out of print LPs by Percy Faith, both originally issued on Columbia in 1956 and 1963, respectively. Highlights include orchestral versions of traditional spirituals, including "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Deep River," and "Go Down Moses," followed by an audio documentary on Monaco featuring narration by Princess Grace and, with the exception of "National Anthem," original music composed by Percy Faith and performed with Orchestre National de l'Opera de Monte Carlo.

Percy Faith - Joy (1972) & Day By Day (1972) [Reissue 2003]

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Percy Faith - Joy (1972) & Day By Day (1972) [Reissue 2003]

Percy Faith - Joy (1972) & Day By Day (1972) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 408 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 156 MB | Covers - 57 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables Records/Sony Music (COL-CD-7521, SONY A 61280)

Joy/Day by Day pairs two Percy Faith albums recorded for Columbia in 1972. Joy throws some timely oddities into Faith's patented Broadway interpretations, including Isaac Hayes' "Theme From Shaft." Day by Day follows the same pattern, but without the contemporary reach of Joy.

Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Passport To Romance (1956) & Mucho Gusto! (1961) [Reissue 1999]

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Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Passport To Romance (1956) & Mucho Gusto! (1961) [Reissue 1999]

Percy Faith and his Orchestra - Passport To Romance (1956) & Mucho Gusto! (1961) [Reissue 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 429 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers - 49 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectables Records/Sony Music (COL-CD-6057, SONY A-34910)

Passport To Romance (1956). Come aboard the S.S. Percy Faith for a simulated cruise to the romantic and exotic sites of Europe via Passport to Romance and its 12 orchestral pop instrumentals. Faith, our musical tour guide, leads us through the bright, enticing scenery of the Old World, pointing out tourist attractions with one hand while conducting his orchestra with the other. You'll see the "Heart of Paris," see "The Portuguese Washerwomen" at work, and enjoy a fine "Madeira." Passport to Romance was Faith's first charting album, and made use of the extended format to create a theme of travel in music, which later became a hallmark of 101 Strings albums. Faith's orchestrations are cheerful and varied, evoking sunny days and happy times; the music conjures film images of cafés, gondola rides, and tango dancers…