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Mondo Exotica: Ultra Lounge 1

Ultra Lounge Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Moon Mist (Digitally Remastered '96)The Out-Islanders 3:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Caravan (Digitally Remastered '95)80 Drums Around The World 2:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  5. Atlantis (1996 Digital Remaster)Les Baxter 2:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Alika (Digitally Remastered '96)Webley Edwards 2:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Misirlou (1995 - Remaster)Martin Denny 2:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Lust (1995 Digital Remaster)Bas-Sheva 2:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Hana Maui (Digitally Remastered '95)Chick Floyd 3:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Voodoo Dreams/Voodoo (Medley) (1995 Digital Remaster)Les Baxter 5:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Jungle Madness (1996 Digital Remaster)Martin Denny 3:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. BabaluYma Sumac 2:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Simba (1996 Digital Remaster)Les Baxter 2:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. The Girlfriend Of The Whirling Dervish (Digitally Remastered '96)Martin Denny 2:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Bali Ha'i (Digitally Remastered '95)Tak Shindo 2:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Pyramid Of The Sun (1996 Digital Remaster)Les Baxter 2:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Quiet Village (1995 Digital Remaster)Martin Denny 3:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. Wimoweh (Mbube)Yma Sumac 2:40$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 6, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000002TWF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,611 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My pick for best of the Ultra-Lounge series! March 19, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is the one Ultra Lounge CD that sees the most play in my CD rotation. It sets the tone for any activity, be it just staring into the trees through my living room window or driving to work on a day when I don't feel well. I always find it hard to critique Ultra Lounge CDs song by song, since I tend to analyze a lounge CD more by its overall feel than by how one particular song makes me react. But this one is really a great place to start the Ultra Lounge collection, partly because it's the first one in the series and partly because it includes some artists that you should get to know independent of the Ultra Lounge compilations: Martin Denny and Les Baxter. These guys really stand out among lounge artists, and their styles are very unique. Overall the collection, for those not familiar with the "exotica" genre, documents lounge's attempt to "go global". This mostly involved lifting themes and ideas from tropical or island music, and the result was a sub-genre that I find delightful! It is more evocative than a lot of other lounge music and is an essential if you own a pool or give a lot of cocktail parties.
P.S., if you like this stuff, do yourself a favor and try the two albums Tipsy has released.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Where's my Pina Colada? May 25, 2001
Format:Audio CD
My best friend gave me this for my birthday. I love it! Its my new soundtrack for my tropical hawaiian hut! Its the kind of music you put on when you're having your cocoabuttered friends over for a little pau-hana bbq. It goes great with any sort of drink with an umbrella! Brings to mind the good old boat days here in Hawaii, when your dad wore that funny Tom Landry hat and striped shorts with his socks pulled up, and your mom wore a really pointy bra. Uncle Kimo comes over and lounges on the lawn under the coconut tree. The ladies mambo-ed while the dads talked story about the boxing matchups while they grilled pineapple lamb kabobs. The tiki torches blaze, the rum is plentiful, and don't be shy about dancing with your shoes off. It makes you just want to play marimba till your hands bleed.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Quite What I Expected, But Still Good May 6, 2000
Format:Audio CD
One of the below reviews was mine and I am updating it so it can include my user name.
I had extremely high hopes for this one after the Fuzzy Sampler used two of the best tracks, and was a little disappointed. I never fail to be entranced, though, by the extraordinary "Voodoo Dreams/Voodoo." I don't know what it was about this one that grabbed me and made me love it so much, but it's great. This introduced me to the cool music of one of the forefathers of Lounge music and Father of Exotica, the great Les Baxter, whose fantastic tunes and dazzling orchestrations evocative of the American dream of exotic places far away continue to astound me. It's just a really great song. The tune is beautiful, deliciously played by tenor saxman Plas Johnson, who played every time Baxter needed a saxophone. The whole thing reminds me, better than anything I've ever heard, of the warm, inviting, "Gilligan's Island"-esque vision of old Polynesia, full of lush tropical greenery, native headhunters, and a little romance. It would be perfect for the theme song to a cheesy sixties-style adventure show. It never fails to excite. "Swamp Fire" is a fun song, along similar evocative lines of the above. It is one of the disc's best offerings, but is outdone by Martin Denny's superb cover of Lounge and Exotica classic "Quiet Village." "Village," written and originally done by Les Baxter (you can hear it on "The Exotic Moods of Les Baxter," a must-have!). Baxter, who actually founded Exotica, was somehow forgotten after Denny's cover of "Village" and Denny was now pegged for some reason as the first to do this. It's very unfair to legendary Baxter, who today is sadly little-known, but Denny created good music, too.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tasty Tiki Lounge Sampler May 18, 2005
Format:Audio CD
If you're looking for genuine tiki lounge music, get this instead of the Tiki Sampler. This collection of songs celebrates the 50s/60s-vintage exotic music by Les Baxter, Martin Denny, and others.

Some of the CD highlights to keep your lounge stoked include:
"Caravan" - woodwinds play mysterious melody over laidback drum rhythms, joined by vibraphone and electric guitar,
"Hypnotique" - slow mesmerizing East Indian mood featuring reeds and piano with sitar,
"Alika" - ultra laidback Hawaiian theme with guitar and vibraphone,
"Hana Maui" - another Hawaiian theme with a majestic feel that makes me think of arriving by plane over the volcanos and clouds, includes some very loungy piano action,
"Voodoo Dreams" - a Les Baxter song featuring smokin' saxophone and coupled with a previously unreleased song called "Voodoo" which has a jungle chants theme,
"Jungle Madness" - classic Tiki lounge song by Martin Denny, with bird/jungle effects,
"Babalu" - quite different from the rest because it seems completely real, too intense for casual listening,
"Simba" - hypnotically propulsive with bass-toned chanting joined by dream-like strings and choir,
"Bali Ha'i" - a South Pacific classic featuring exotic female voice,
"Pyramid Of The Sun" - orchestral opening evokes feeling of viewing a pyramid at sunrise, segues into jazzy flute (very relaxing!) and has a great ending,
"Quiet Village" - the must-have tiki lounge classic by Martin Denny.
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Published 3 months ago by J. R. Spencer
4.0 out of 5 stars Drop it in and have a Martini party
Drop it in and have a Martini party. A great album to start any party while the guests arrive fashionable late.
Published 4 months ago by Prairie Soul
5.0 out of 5 stars Hip Tiki music
Such a bizarre collection of music that you could only find in a junk shops record bin. It sets the mood for cocktails and tiki bars and hawaiian shirts
Published 4 months ago by R. Askin
4.0 out of 5 stars Unusual
I give this CD four stars because of its unusual sounds or unusual tastes. All of the songs serve well as background music or elevator music, although the two songs featuring Yma... Read more
Published 13 months ago by G. Charles Steiner
5.0 out of 5 stars Tiki Time Anyone?
This is also a very traditional tiki type collection. The sounds of the time are truly captured in this amazing set of songs. Very hip!
Published 14 months ago by Dr. Dale
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
I have most of the Ultralounge series and love them all! This is just another great one in the series!
Published 16 months ago by Sait R. Tarhan
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best
This is one my favorite of this series. Yma Sumac is in especially good form on Babalu & Mbube. The line
notes are great.
Published on January 25, 2012 by JohnM
5.0 out of 5 stars Freakin Awesome
Got this CD for some mood music for my tiki bar balcony - right on point! Wish Ultra Lounge put out more exotica CDs! Gotta buy more Martin Denny ASAP
Published on January 18, 2012 by druhill5
4.0 out of 5 stars I've never heard anything like it!
I bought this as a gift for a Tiki Bar loving friend. After I got my hands on it I was hooked on Exotica!

The music is so thematic, dramatic and tropical. Read more
Published on September 14, 2011 by james
4.0 out of 5 stars extremely weird even for the era
Let's face facts if you're into lounge music then you're into psychotronic B movies, too. This is not top drawer music. Read more
Published on April 4, 2011 by Brian Maitland
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