101 Strings Orchestra - "50th Anniversary Collection" Sampler (Amazon Exclusive)

February 1, 2011 | Format: MP3

$0.99
Song Title
Time
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3:58
2
2:31
3
2:16
4
3:07
5
2:42


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 1, 2011
  • Label: Suite 102
  • Copyright: 2011 Suite 102
  • Total Length: 14:34
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B004MSD0YY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,559 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Jeddy 3 TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 16, 2011
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Back in the 70s and 80s, many of us had parents or grandparents who would tune in to the local "Beautiful Music" FM station and listen all day to the Muzak-y strains of Frank Chacksfield, Andre Kostelanetz, and yes, the 101 Strings as they performed orchestral versions of the hits of yesteryear. Every so often they would attempt a "rock" song -- some Beatles tune or an Elton John ballad -- but they specialized in early-to mid-century pop songs and light classical tunes, as heard in this little sampler.

As a child, I hated having to listen to "fuddy-duddy music," but decades later, I can appreciate this all those hours of forced listening for the amazing musical education they gave me. I know literally hundreds of songs that kids my age who only listened to top 40 stations never heard. And I do admit to a nostalgic attachment for the lush -- nay, overweeningly saccharine -- arrangements. They seemed artless to me at the time, but now I can hear that the good ones are brilliant in their own smarmy way.

Get this great little sampler for your granddad, or to relive your forcibly Muzak-filled car trips with dad. Or just get it because this kind of music dominated the airwaves once upon a time, and like the electric typewriter and corded telephone, it's gone forever, and sometimes it's nice to look back and glance fondly upon the innocent past.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Durfee on March 20, 2011
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I love this music, along with so much many more genres of the musical world, but it seems to me there is an error in this listing, as the "Swan Lake" (Waltz) actually sounds like "The Sleeping Beauty Waltz" by Tchaikovsky. Either way, it is the most relaxing to listen to.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Cohen on August 25, 2011
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sampler free? how can you go wrong? i love this song and i really want to buy the whole thing.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By cincy-kid on March 15, 2011
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Not sure that "Pop/General" is an appropriate label for this genre of music. I agree with many of the points mentioned in the first review...but listen to the samples before you download it. This music is an acquired taste :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nancot on November 24, 2012
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I love music especially good music. I think any music lover would enjoy this album. What more is there to say.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda A. Wilson on October 22, 2011
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The music is what I had hoped it would be and is great for moods that will come to me. It is fun to check out different artists.
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