fine early seventies album from paul mauriat, this one was co-released, interestingly enough, by mgm records and verve records. it was really strange seeing the verve label at the bottom left-hand corner of the record cover. high seventies strings and mr. mauriat on top form
With the exception of the title cut on the first album, Those Were The Days (which is given a rather stodgy treatment), this CD is vintage Percy Faith. The second LP, Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet, came out in 1969, when Faith's new sound of orchestra with female chorus had just hit its stride. The trademark harpsichord is there, too. I had this album on LP when I was eight years old, and am pleased to discover that it is absolutely delightful all these years later. The two tunes from Hair are highlights of the album, brimming with energy and delicacy at the same time. Faith also commemorates the tenth anniversary of his big instrumental hit, Theme from A Summer Place, by writing a new version with female chorus. It doesn't displace memories of the original, but it is a welcome piece on this album. If you like your '60's music in a form that is evergreen, this Percy Faith CD is for you.
One of several two-fer reissues of Percy Faith's classic Columbia LPs on the Collectables reissue label, TARA'S THEME/JEALOUSY combines two of the Toronto-born orchestra leader/arranger/producer's best-selling albums on one disc. Tara's Theme from Gone with the Wind Jealousy CD music TARA'S THEME, from 1961, is most notable for containing the original version of Faith's signature song, the gently swaying, instantly recognizable "Theme From A Summer Place," his biggest hit. Tara's Theme from Gone with the Wind Jealousy music CDs The rest of the album, which is primarily composed of movie themes, is equally remarkable. Tara's Theme from Gone with the Wind Jealousy songs JEALOUSY is a darker and more brooding affair, featuring stately but dramatic renditions of a dozen classic love songs. Tara's Theme from Gone with the Wind Jealousy album .
The Platters sold more records, played more venues, and appeared in more films than any other vocal group of the time. They truly had the Magic Touch. By 1962, the Platters had placed an astonishing 35 songs on the American pop charts. The lead singer, Tony Williams, influenced an entire generation of singers - black and white. This is one of the most impressive legacies in black music. Virtually all of the Platters' classic recordings from 1955 to 1964 were made for one label, Mercury Records, and they're here complete for the first time.
Compilation in the 80 of tunes that were hits performed by the 101 Strings Orchestra during the years 50's to 70's. These are issues that remain in the memory as universal evergreen hits.