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  • Audio CD (February 1, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • ASIN: B0012GMVVC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,736 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Theme from "A Summer Place"
2. Non Dimenticar
3. Till
4. All My Love [Bolero]
5. Jamaican Rhumba
6. Delicado
7. The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?)
8. Tropical Merengue
9. They Can't Take That Away from Me
10. The Rain in Spain
11. The Syncopated Clock
12. Swedish Rhapsody (Midsummer Vigil)

Editorial Reviews

Let waves of strings wash over you: The Theme from A Summer Place; Delicado; The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where is Your Heart) , and 9 more.

Customer Reviews

Good music, great quality recording.
Claja99
This was the first cd I bought from Percy Faith and it has some great music on it.
Jeff Carter
If you know and love Percy Faith's music, then this album is a must have!
Mindy Fox

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59 of 63 people found the following review helpful By JK on November 30, 2000
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Those of us who are baby boomers can certainly remember hearing this music as children; it was all over the radio and in public places.
This lush orchestration has fallen from popularity. Percy Faith was certainly one of the masters of the room-filling recording method.
This CD is particularly striking when played in a car with a good audio system. Remembering hearing these in the sixties on AM car radios with a single speaker, the new environment can be a revelation.
Take this music for what it's worth: it is relaxing to listen to, great 'mood music', and able to transport many of us back forty or more years. Simply beautiful tunes without pretense, without anything to prove.
Enjoy!
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful By John Dee on December 6, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Say what you will about this being "elevator music", it is the single most complete distillation of the ethos of a culture you'll ever find. Percy Faith's lush arrangements and sweet melodies are nothing less than the fullest possible expression of the soul of America. Don't get me wrong, I like Sinatra and Bacharach, and I enjoy mellow bossa nova. But no one has created a uniquely American art like Percy Faith. I used to listen to rock, from metal to punk, but I now realize how mistaken I was. All that aimless rebellion, no idea of how it failed to truly express the nature of our cultural heritage. It's pointless to fight it, it's our reality, it's how we see the world, it's our soul. Percy Faith embodies it like no one else.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Denise on December 21, 2008
Format: Audio CD
When I was around 13-14 I babysat for a couple who embodied glamor and charm. They had a stack of 'easy listening' records--Herb Alpert, Montovani, Bert Kaemphert, and Percy Faith. These records were a distinct counterpoint to the gritty blues and edgier rock of the mid 60's, which reflected the turbulent social shift of the era. This orchestral music was a reflection on what we wanted the world to be--beautiful, ordered, no notes out of place. Alas, it was not meant to be and romance was thrown out with other outmoded ideas like respect, civility, and action rather than protest. I discovered this cd on amazon.com and bought it on a whim---more to see if it really was as beautiful and romantic as I remembered. Sometimes, my memories embellish the memory far more than it originally was! This recording has been on my stereo (oops! computer cd player) for the last 4 hours and it is as lush and perfect as I remembered. This is music for the background of a dinner party, true. But even more, on closer, adult-ears listening, it is music for a grand, sweeping romance. It reminds me that a woman looks ever so much more seductive in a form-fitting black dress and elbow-length white gloves than she does in a midriff shirt, jeans with a 3" rise, and be-jewelled flipflops. It is music that never scored a divorce, break-up of family, hate or dissent. It scored looking into someone's eyes and feeling that spark of chemistry, that jolt of sexual energy, all while having the grace and style to wait until the time and mood was just right. This music might move you to tears if you're of a certain age (Ebb Tide) or it might move you to dance with your darling. It will move you nonetheless, with its deceptively lush strings and horns that belie musicianship far deeper than cotillion dresses and white dinner jackets. If you love romantic and elegant, superbly crafted orchestral music, you will love this Percy Faith cd.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By cecisalas on March 24, 2001
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I own this album and find very wonderful. His classic THEME FROM A SUMMER PLACE sounds excellent, just as I used to hear on the radio when I was a child, or when it is reproduced at my favorite radio station. What a great sound in SYNCOPATED CLOCK and the latin ambience in DELICADO. I can only say from this album. Very much recommended.
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35 of 44 people found the following review helpful By anomj7t7 on March 27, 2003
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Hey Kids...wanna be a true rebel? Well,first you have to realize what is and isn't rebellious.You see,in recent years there has been quite a shift,even a reversal if you will,in who is and who isn't a rebel...problem is,most people haven't even perceived it. To illustrate this let me tell you a little true story about me and Percy Faith's greatest hits.I was in a record store one day and I happened to purchase a copy of Percy Faith's greatest hits and a bag of vanilla candy.Well this typical body pierced freak of a cashier has a little difficulty containing his smarmily derisive chuckling (probably thinking something along the lines of "Which is more vanilla,the candy,the music or the guy buying it?")Can you believe that...this guy laughing at me? How many body pierced tattooed freaks can you see in your average suburb or mall these days?How many suburban Eminem clones listen to Rap music exclusively these days and think it's "their" music and that they're "fighting the power"? Zillions...thats how many.Who's the real rebel here? Not even baby boomers listen to Percy faith.So Yo,Playa...you wanna keep it real? Then break off a little of that "Theme to a summer place" on their backsides or a put a dose of that "Delicado" up on 'em You know what I'm sayin'? I'm 5000 G,peace out.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By AvidOldiesCollector TOP 100 REVIEWER on October 6, 2008
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This is one of those early CDs that flooded the market at the dawn of the digital age which simply converted a long-standing vinyl LP to the new format to take advantage of the novelty. Minimal tracks (usually 10 to 12 but some with as few as 8) and a complete lack of liner notes and contents discography were the norm. And this one is no exception. And even as a vinyl LP in the early 1960s the title was totally incorrect because half of the cuts were not among his "greatest hits" - certainly not if you consider a "hit" something that made the national Billboard charts.

Of the six hits that are here, some are among the best of their day, beginning with the opening track. The Theme From "A Summer Place" from the film starring Troy Donahue and Sandra Dee shot to # 1 on the Billboard Pop Hot 100 early in 1960 and spent NINE weeks at that position b/w Go-Go-Po-Go on Columbia 41490. It even made a significant impact on the R&B charts, reaching # 2.

Track 3, Till, was among his lesser hits, only managing a # 63 in the spring of 1957 on Columbia 40826 b/w The Last Dance, while Delicado was his initial # 1, hitting that top spot in the spring of 1952 featuring Stan Freeman on the harpsichord on Columbia 39708 b/w Festival. And the very next track, The Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?), even outdid A Summer Place, spending TEN weeks at # 1 in May/June 1953. featuring the lovely voice of Felicia Sanders on Columbia 39944 b/w Swedish Rhapsody (Midsummer Vigil), which also charted at # 21 (track 12).

All My Love, adapted from the French song Bolero, became the second hit single for the Canadian-born orchestra leader when it reached # 7 in the fall of 1950 on Columbia 38918 b/w This IS The Time.
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