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101 Strings Orchestra - "50th Anniversary Collection" Sampler (Amazon Exclusive)

February 1, 2011 | Format: MP3

$0.99
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3:58
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2:31
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2:16
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3:07
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2:42
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By Jeddy 3 TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 16, 2011
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Back in the 70s and 80s, many of us had parents or grandparents who would tune in to the local "Beautiful Music" FM station and listen all day to the Muzak-y strains of Frank Chacksfield, Andre Kostelanetz, and yes, the 101 Strings as they performed orchestral versions of the hits of yesteryear. Every so often they would attempt a "rock" song -- some Beatles tune or an Elton John ballad -- but they specialized in early-to mid-century pop songs and light classical tunes, as heard in this little sampler.

As a child, I hated having to listen to "fuddy-duddy music," but decades later, I can appreciate all those hours of forced listening for the amazing musical education they gave me. I know literally hundreds of songs that kids my age who only listened to top 40 stations never heard. And I do admit to a nostalgic attachment for the lush -- nay, overweeningly saccharine -- arrangements. They seemed artless to me at the time, but now I can hear that the good ones are brilliant in their own smarmy way.

Get this great little sampler for your granddad, or to relive your forcibly Muzak-filled car trips with dad. Or just get it because this kind of music dominated the airwaves once upon a time, and like the electric typewriter and corded telephone, it's gone forever, and sometimes it's nice to look back and glance fondly upon the innocent past.
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By D. Cohen on August 25, 2011
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sampler free? how can you go wrong? i love this song and i really want to buy the whole thing.
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I love the 101 strings orchestra that's why I ordered this but the quality was crap. I wasted my money.
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By blainebassett on December 18, 2013
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This was a purchase that was done because I needed something to listen to, good Music. It was able fulfill my needs.
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But 99 cents? String standards that have morphed into themes for commercial efforts. Still it's good to sit in the sunshine and just listen. Soft and relaxing. I found the recordings of good quality and musically sound. I've had the album for a number of years and it's still a playlist favorite.
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I love music especially good music. I think any music lover would enjoy this album. What more is there to say.
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