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Rhapsodesia, Vol. 6

Ultra Lounge Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Girl Talk (1996 Digital Remaster)Howard Roberts 2:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Serenata (1996 Digital Remaster)Jonah Jones 2:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Sleep Walk (1996 Digital Remaster)Henri Rene 2:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (1996 Digital Remaster)The Mallet Men 2:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Go Slow (1995 - Remaster)Julie London 2:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Ebb Tide (1996 Digital Remaster)Al Anthony 3:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. If I Should Lose You (1996 Digital Remaster)George Shearing 2:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Willow Weep For Me (1996 Digital Remaster)Muzzy Marcellino 2:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Dansero (1996 Digital Remaster)Don Baker 2:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Lunar Rhapsody (1996 Digital Remaster)Les Baxter 3:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. You're My Thrill (1996 Digital Remaster)Dolores Gray 2:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Fever (1996 Digital Remaster)Richard Marino 2:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Blues In My Heart (1996 Digital Remaster)The John Buzon Trio 2:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Tenderly (1996 Digital Remaster)Jackie Gleason 2:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Theme From Picnic (1996 Digital Remaster)Terry Snyder 2:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Turquoise (1996 Digital Remaster)Milt Buckner 2:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Do It Again (1996 Digital Remaster)April Stevens 2:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. RubyLes Baxter 2:52$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 20, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000002U21
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,976 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This album was one of my first forays into the lounge/easy listening music of the 1950s and 60s. I bought it during the summer of 2004 and haven't looked back since! I now own nearly 14 entries in the Ultra-Lounge series, including their Christmas Cocktails pt. 1 & 2, but this album is one of my absolute favorites. To me, Rhapsodesia is the epitome of late night, end of the day, melt your sorrows away music. It is slinky, sexy, and ready made for a candle lit dinner for two. Just press play on the old hi-fi system and let songs such as "Go Slow," "You're My Thrill," and the poignant "Tenderly," performed by none other than Jackie Gleason himself, do the wooing of your sweet heart for you!

Comprised of hits by well known artists, Rhapsodesia also features many lesser known renditions from the Capitol Records vaults - and many of the tracks are only available on CD from Ultra-Lounge. I highly recommend this album, to anyone who's ever dreamed of, been in, or fallen out of love. Remember the good times and forget the bad. Dim the lights, pour yourself a martini, and treat yourself to Rhapsodesia.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best in the series July 10, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This album, without a doubt, the absolute best album in the ultra lounge collection. It's that album that you reach for when you need to sit back, and relax. It's the perfect mood music for those lazy afternoons, or early evenings hanging out with your baby sipping a few drinks. I prefer to listen to it, while I'm soaking in 20 dollar bubble bath. It brings me relaxation, especially Julie London's "Go slow" Boy is that song sexy or what?
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Light Mood Music for Lounge Lovers May 7, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This volume is not one of my immediate favorites in the series, but it does have a charm that is inescapable.
Standouts include The Mallet Men's hypnotic "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," Julie London's steamy "Go Slow," Jackie Gleason's misty, longing "Tenderly" (check out his wonderful set, 'The Romantic Moods of Jackie Gleason') and great George Shearing's sweeping, dramatic "If I Should Lose You."
Milt Buckner (who did "The Beast," one of the best tracks on Vol.4) turns in another winner with the sexy, silky, seductive "Turquoise," although much of the praise is due to the saxophonist. I totally agree with one of the below reviews about Les Baxter's "Lunar Rhapsody." It sounds like a spacey fluff piece at the beginnins, but when that theremin flows in, you're taken away... "Girl Talk" is probably the most memorable song here, if only for the reason that the tune will worm its way into your brain and never leave. The liner notes call it "a pink powder puff of cushioned insinuation." You can't describe it any better than that. It recalls memories of Santo and Johnny's era-defining "Sleepwalk." Perhaps the compiler thought this too, because a version of that song isn't long after. The gently swinging introduction lets you know something special is ahead, and it is. This is a great cover, although I must confess I've never heard a bad one. (The Brian Setzer Orchestra does an incredible Grammy-winning version on their 'Dirty Boogie' CD.) And you know it wouldn't be complete without a cover of "Fever." (The original by Peggy Lee is on Volume 5.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sultry sounds with a jizz! March 27, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
One of my favorites of the UltraLounge series. Smooth songs to listen when the evening ends and that you need to relax. Best is Julie London's "Go Slow". Sit down, take a nice drink. You won't regret it!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the most beautiful music ever! November 12, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This, without a doubt, has got to be THE most beautiful music I have ever heard, especially in the Ultra Lounge series. It is soooooo relaxing....BUY IT NOW!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smooth, mellow and great ballads...lounge at its best! February 19, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This is a compilation of lounge gems from the 50's and 60's. The album has a nice flow that entices the listener from one track to the next. "Girl Talk" is a classic that'll have you humming the tune for the rest of the day. All tracks leave a lasting impression. Highly recommended from the series of Ultra-Lounge cd's.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best of the series October 5, 1998
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Format:Audio CD
This one (and Mondo Hollywood) are the absolutely mindmelting best! Indeed, "Tenderly" makes me wistful and gooey inside (and I impulsively grab my incredulous wife for a slow-dance). "Turquoise" is a close second. "Lunar Rhapsody" starts like a zany, corny 40's number and then sends electric shivers when Dr. Hoffman's Theimen kicks in. And when "Ebb Tide - Al Anthony-Wizard Of The Organ" softly flows into my earphones, the whole Meaning of Life suddenly becomes clear for a few precious seconds.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of a great series June 26, 1998
Format:Audio CD
Rhapsodesia is the best volume yet of the UltraLounge series, From "Go Slow" to "Sleep Walk," pure, dreamy, smooth. Play it at a barely audible volume sometime around 3:00 in the morning.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Soft Music
It's full of very relaxing music that you can really just space out with. It can get really slow. So if you are in the mood for that zone out pace, this is the CD for you.
Published 2 months ago by Bessie Sze
5.0 out of 5 stars If you love lounge...
Then you don't really need me to sell you on this album. For those who are uninitiated, I recommend this as an excellent entry into the genre... Read more
Published 7 months ago by jonesyjonesjones
5.0 out of 5 stars Rhapsodesia is indeed a romantic rhapsody of cool easy listening for...
Lady Liberty: The Definitive Julie London Handbook As a lounge and jazz musicologist, and author of Lady Liberty: The Definitive Julie London Handbook. Read more
Published 7 months ago by J. R. Spencer
5.0 out of 5 stars Eloquence of a somber mood
What a wonderfully somber yet modern lounge cd. Turn out the lights and close your eyes as you listen and dream.
Published 9 months ago by Scott McVittie
5.0 out of 5 stars Music To Watch Mad Men By
Awesome mid century modern music. Like a soundtrack to Mad Men. Lush arrangements:" Sleep Walk"," Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Tenderly", "Girl Talk",... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Rolf Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing music!
We really enjoy this music. It is like listening to great backgroung music from another time. Great for in the car travel or at home for background music for a barbque or cocktail... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Sammie
5.0 out of 5 stars Rapturous and Sexy
The emphasis is on the provocative, passionate and the seductive in this collection of music, but there's the romantic element in it as well. Read more
Published 18 months ago by G. Charles Steiner
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT Bachelor Pad Tiki Exotica VIBE
As stated this is one of the more LAID BACK Cd's in the Ultra Lounge Series. I already had the two Les Baxter cuts from prior CD's, but the other 16 cuts made it a solid music... Read more
Published on February 8, 2011 by Western Swing Fan
4.0 out of 5 stars Sleepy Time Lounge-O-Rama
Just take a chill pill, spin Rhapsodesia and recline in your favorite lounge chair. If you can't catch your ZZZZZs under the hypnotic spell of Rhapsodesia, you need to lay off the... Read more
Published on December 31, 2008 by musicfan28if
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE ULTRA-LOUNGE!
Love this kind of music - can't get enough - have most all of the CDs. Excellent New Jersey-based company with excellent foresight and retro-understanding for the best party and... Read more
Published on May 12, 2007 by WWCitizen
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