Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mike Leander - Cool Drinks and Warm Company (1966)

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I've been looking for this album for a while and was pretty excited on Saturday when I found it at my local record fair for a £1.  OK, so the condition could be better, but it doesn't sound too bad.

As for Mike Leander, he really has two claims to fame.  Firstly, as fellow Beatles anoraks will know Mike was the only person apart from George Martin to arrange strings on a Beatles record:  the wonderful She's Leaving Home.  Secondly, he co-wrote and produced most of Gary Glitter's hits in the 70's.  I think he may have been house producer for Bell.  But don't quote me as I may have made that up.

Anyway, enjoy and share my excitement!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Odessa File (1974)

Yes, you read that right:  Andrew.  Lloyd.  Webber.  This generally excellent score was written by Sir Andrew way back in the early 70s before he took the world of theatre by storm.  This is one of those soundtracks that contains tracks from both ends of the spectrum, some great funky pieces featuring his brother Julian and some pieces even I struggle to listen to.  Overall, this is a really good example of Cold War Thriller music.

1.    Odessa Theme - Main Title
2.    Christmas Dream
3.    Solomon Tauber's Diary/Music At Riga
4.    Miller's Theme/Amboss Polka
5.    Odessa Anthem (Vocal Version)
6.    Schwarzbraun Ist Die Haselnuss
7.    Odessa Anthem (Orchestral Version)
8.    Miller Joins The Odessa
9.    Christmas Dream (Carousel)
10.  Kidnap
11.  Odessa Discovery-Fugue
12.  Sigi and Miller
13.  Miller Finds Roschmann
14.  Christmas Dream (German Band)

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Charles Magnante - Carnival In Faraway Places (1966)

Well, I've finally sorted this out.  Thanks again to Philip (and others) for pointing out my...ahem...little mistake.  I'll re-post the corrected Fiesta sometime in the future. 

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Up Cherry Street (1971)

Another cracking record from Deacon.  This one's a tribute to Herb and his "sound".

1.    So What's New?
2.    Up Cherry Street
3.    Cabaret
4.    All The Love In The World
5.    If I Were A Rich Man
6.    Bonnie
7.    My Favourite Things
8.    A Taste Of Honey
9.    Tijuana Rickshaw
10.  Hello Dolly
11.  Greensleeves
12.  A Banda

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Giorgio Moroder - Music From Battlestar Galactica (1978)

This week's soundtrack is a wonderful disco odyssey from Giorgio Moroder.  Side one is taken up with tracks from Battlestar Galactica while side two comprises of one 15 minute Moroder original called Evolution.   All the tracks on side one run into each other so I haven't bothered separating them.  Hopefully that won't spoil your enjoyment too much.

1.    Theme From Battlestar Galactica
2.    Destruction Of Peace
3.    Transmitter - Part One
4.    Adama's Theme
5.    It's Love, Love, Love
6.    Transmitter - Part Two
7.    Exploration
8.    Theme From Battlestar Galactica
9.    Evolution

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Franck Pourcel - Sensations (1972)

The problem is once you start posting S2S records, you just can't stop.  This is one of my favourites too, beautiful sound.

1.    Jesus Christ Superstar/I Don't Know How To Love Him
2.    Mamy Blue
3.    Don't Let It Die
4.    Jesahel
5.    Opus 35 Tchaikovsky
6.    The Fool
7.    Samson and Delilah
8.    Love Theme From The Godfather
9.    Day By Day
10.  Il Etait Une Fois La Revolution
11.  Apres Toi
12.  Without You
13.  Charlie
14.   L'Enfant Roi

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Jerry Goldsmith - Our Man Flint (Original Soundtrack) (1966)

This Sunday's soundtrack is Jerry Goldsmith's wonderful Our Man Flint.

1.    Our Man Flint
2.    Never Mind, You'd Love It
3.    It's Gotta Be A World Record
4.    Man Does Not Live By Bread Alone
5.    Take Some Risks, Mr Flint
6.    Tell Me More About That Volcano
7.    You're A Foolish Man, Mr Flint
8.    In Like Flint
9.    Doing As The Romans Did
10.  Galaxy A Go-Go - Or Leave it To Flint
11.  All I Have To Do Is Take A Bite Of Your Apple
12.  Stall! Stall! Stall! Flint's Alive

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Friday, March 11, 2011

The Original Brasso Band - Bright As Brass (1970)

An S2S cutie.

1.    Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
2.    Little Green Apples
3.    Time Is Tight
4.    Windmills Of Your Mind
5.    Love At First Sight
6.    Air
7.    A Way Of Life
8.    Sacha
9.    Water Water Everywhere
10.  Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In
11.  You've Got Your Troubles
12.  Red Balloon

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Chacksfield Plays The Beatles Songbook (1970)

1.    Get Back
2.    Michelle
3.    Got To Get You Into My Life
4.    Yesterday
5.   Something
6.    Hey Jude
7.    A Hard Day's Night
8.    Norwegian Wood
9.    Ticket To Ride
10.  The Fool On The Hill
11.  Come Together
12.  Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

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Beatles.  Phase 4.  Lethal listening!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Sonic All-Stars - The Sounds Of Star Wars (1977)

I'm a pretty avid collector of soundtracks and film related albums.  Lately, I've been thinking about posting soundtracks on a more regular basis.  So I've decided to post a new soundtrack (or as this post a soundtrack related album) every Sunday.

To kick-off Soundtrack Sunday (I know, it took me a while to come up with that) I've decided to choose this tasty little album from Bruce Baxter.  I was 11 when Star Wars came out and like the rest of the world I went a bit Star Wars mad and bought most things I could find.  Most stuff was great, some not so.  I've always had a notion that Bruce went to his local Rumbelows, bought himself a Bontempi, went home and recorded this.  See what you reckon.  Personally, I love it!

1.    Star Wars Intro/Star Wars Main Title
2.    Princess Leia's Theme
3.    Imperial Attack
4.    Ben's Death/Tie Fighter Attack
5.    Cantina Band
6.    The Throne Room
7.    End Title

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Eric Winstone - The Big Band Sound Of (1972)

Another from Eric Winstone who released many high quality albums over the years.

1.    Theme From The Magnificent Seven
2.    By The Time I Get To Phoenix
3.    That's A Plenty
4.    Opus 88
5.    Take The A Train
6.    How High The Moon
7.    Carnival
8.    Purple Sky
9.    Have Band Will Travel
10.  Flamingo
11.  Eye Catcher
12.  Holiday For Strings

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Don Ralke - But You've Never Heard Gershwin With Bongos (1960)

You've heard Gershwin.  You've heard bongos.  But you've never heard Gershwin with bongos.  Until now!

Update: A CDR dropped on my doormat yesterday morning from my mysterious benefactor who this time has kindly provided me with a crisp stereo copy of Bongos.   So while you're listening to this give thanks to the Cotswold Kid.

 Stereo version.
1.    Fascinating Rhythm
2.    How Long Has This Been Going On
3.   Clap Yo Hands
4.    Love Is Here To Stay
5.    Summertime
6.    My One and Only
7.    They All Laughed
8.    Love Walked In
9.    They Can't Take That Way From Me
10.  Maybe
11.  A Foggy Day
12.  I Got Rhythm

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