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Complete Pop Instrumental Hits Of The Sixties, Volume 2 - 1961 Box set
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Rock, rhythm 'n' blues, country, and orchestral instrumental singles all vied for a spot in the Hot 100 weekly charts. Hundreds of them earned that coveted spot in history, and when this project is complete you'll own them all in the order they peaked on the charts! That way, you can experience them the way the world did in 1961. You'll hear how surf music evolved, how rock combos and orchestral arrangers influenced each other, and how easy listening emerged as a distinct sound during this golden decade.
Bert Kaempfert, Al Caiola, Billy Vaughn, Sandy Nelson, The Ventures - these giants of the genre are all here on Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 2 - 1961. But, so are The Viscounts, The Texans, The Don Shirley Trio & Jack Eubanks. Who, you ask? All of them scored instrumental hits in 1961, none of which have ever been on a CD before now. In fact, this 86-track, 3-CD set includes no less than 17 CD debuts and dozens of genuinely rare tracks - 50 in true stereo. That's nearly three & half hours of music!
The research team at Complete 60s combed the vaults for the best possible sources for these wordless wonders, making sure to locate the original hit versions in true stereo whenever possible. Then, no less than three sound engineers carefully remastered the original recordings until the twangy guitars, pounding drums, and soaring strings practically leap out of your speakers. You'll be speechless! Thank goodness, however, writer Greg Adams wasn't at a loss for words. His detailed, 28-page liner notes include biographies of all 53 artists, plus release notes and chart information for every track.
The same creative folks who lovingly compile those great Eric CDs in the States are working on this project, so you know there's the same commitment to high quality sound and an attention to detail missing from so many oldies collections. Why settle for less? Why take a chance with risky, off-brand, mediocre MP3 downloads of dubious origin? Simply put, if you love instrumentals (of any kind), Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties is the final word!
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Top Customer Reviews
It's like a lazy Saturday in 1961 with just me and my radio as I am familiar with at least 90% of these (and lots of the 45s are still in my collection).
From one hit wonders to the great orchestral hits of Billy Vaughn, Lawrence Welk and Bert Kaempfert this is a 1961 time capsule you will enjoy opening and reopening time and time again.
Thanks to the producers of this truly outstanding 3 CD collection for the work and love they've put into getting this out. I cannot wait for the next in the series.
And it looks like lots of buyers appreciate these sounds as the Amazon sales show!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What can I say. Its my opinion, but it sure beats all the negative sounding noise the the kids are listening today.Published 6 months ago by Jackpine
I am an instrumental rock and roll and soft pop fan. It's all here...the Top 100 for 1961. Does it get any better than thsi? I DON'T THINK SO!!!Published 13 months ago by Dale Mehl
Another volume of great instrumental music that continues from Volume 1. Only this time it is 1961. All the instrumental tunes of that year are here. Read morePublished 18 months ago by John Walsh
I own over 1500 CD's and this and it's sisters are played most often. Original recordings of great music and I play them in the background when entertaining, working on the... Read morePublished on July 1, 2013 by Albert E. Martin