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Percy Faith's Greatest Hits
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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.
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.Read more ›
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Cassette in good condition - arrived ready to go - converted it to mp3 and off to the races! Wonderful memories.Published 2 months ago by David S. Miller
This is a great, concise collection of some of Percy Faith's work. This compilation is by no means complete (it's even missing the follow up to "Theme From A Summer Place",... Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. Dennis
Percy Faith is a wonderful example of the orchestras of his era.. wonderful selection of songs...Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer