Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Vic Flick Sound - West Of Windward (1968)






















I've been asked to re-post this a few times since the link on the original post disappeared.  As it happens to be my favourite ever album I thought it was about time to oblige. 

This is actually a different copy from the one I've posted in the past, that was the original UK Rediffusion copy, whereas this is the Australian press released on Astor.  This version is much louder and cleaner.

As for Vic Flick, he was a session musician who appeared on a thousand records during the 60s and 70s but is most famous for playing the iconic guitar riff on the James Bond Theme.

Listen to the title track here.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Themes From The Great Motion Pictures... (1967)





















A various artists album of sorts featuring the John Barry Orchestra, the MGM Studio Orchestra and the Metropolitan Pops Orchestra.  Here's Jarre's theme to Grand Prix.  Lovely.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Alan Tew Orchestra - Let's Fly (1969)






















A really good album this and a mixture of vocal and instrumental tracks.  Here's a little taster of what to expect.  Brilliant!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Alan Haven - Organ Magic (1969)






















Links deleted due to another DMCA complaint.  Could someone tell me...when someone (i.e. Mr Ebay Wise) makes a DMCA complaint to Blogger, do they check his credentials or his right to complain?

So, if I complained about one of my own posts would they just take it down?

A real cracker this one.  Hammond/Lowrey (thanks Seamaster!) albums are ten-a-penny, but some of them stand and out and this is one of them.  Just listen to Alan's version of 1-2-3 and you'll see what I mean.

This was originally released in 1969 (as Haven For Sale), but this is the 1974 re-release.  Arranged by the great Keith Mansfield

Friday, June 10, 2011

Ivor Raymonde Orchestra - It's Lovely Up Here (1968)























So, the DMCA complaints are back, thanks to our friend Ebay Wise.  Links deleted.

Been away for a few days so to celebrate my return here's a (shock!) vocal album from Ivor Raymonde.  Really nice arrangements of well-known standards.