Tuesday, April 30, 2019

VA - Easy Listening Music Vol. 01 CD1+CD2 Repost Request






EASY LISTENING
Repost Request
 
Easy listening (sometimes known as mood music) is a popular music genre and radio format that was most popular during the 1950s to 1970s. It is related to middle-of-the-road (MOR) music and encompasses instrumental recordings of standards, hit songs and popular non-rock vocals. It was differentiated from the mostly instrumental beautiful music format by its variety of styles, including a percentage of vocals, arrangements and tempos to fit various day parts during the broadcast day.  Easy listening music is often confused with elevator music ("Muzak"), or lounge music, but while it was popular in some of the same venues it bore only modest resemblance to the background sound of this kind of music.  A significant portion of easy listening music is purely instrumental and included some big band and orchestral arrangements of standards, themes from movies, bossa nova hits and small instrumental ensembles playing instrumental versions of popular songs, including light jazz and even some soft rock. However, it was distinguished by slower tempo, and the large prominence of strings. When reed instruments such as saxophones were employed, they were used in a gentle, as opposed to brash, tone. (Wikipedia)</i>

<i>Music Term: Easy listening music, A genre of popular music that is meant to be soothing and relaxing to the listener. Other genres such as rock and jazz tend to be more aggressive in nature and demands more attention from the listener. Easy listening music tends to be more in the background and sets a warm ambiance that is easy to relax in. Easy listening music can be characterized by moderate to slow tempo arrangements with full and lush instrumentation typically with large string sections or synthesized string sounds. This music is most often instrumental (sometimes with a full chorus) but typically not solo vocal.Much of the easy listening music comes from rock, country & western, and jazz genres that are arranged in the easy listening style. The melody and harmonic structure of the original music is kept in tact with the overall style replaced with easy listening music characteristics. Although there is a large audience for easy listening music, most music critics dismiss this genre and do not consider it as "serious" music. (Artopium.com)


I still love the melodic and decidedly less rhythmic sounds of easy listening. Those great sweeping washes of melody do relax. In most cases this easy listening set of songs has been prepared with an easy listening orchestral piece followed by an easy listening vocal song. Enjoy!

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VA - Easy Listening Music Vol. 01 CD1+CD2 (A Butterboy Compilation)
 https://www63.zippyshare.com/v/SHVCw0kT/file.html

The artwork used for this compilation is from an original artwork I painted of the Southern Coastline of Australia...

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Tracklist 1


01 Percy Faith & His OrchestraTheme From a Summer Place 02:24 1959
02 Shirley Bassey - Love Story 03:16 1971
03 Julius Wechter & the Baja Marimba Band - Windmills of Your Mind 03:11 1969
04 Engelbert Humperdinck - Last Waltz 03:01 1967
05 Tony Mottola - Sunny 03:08 1967
06 Al Martino - Are You Lonesome Tonight 02:31 1964
07 Tony Hatch - Joanna 03:20 1968
08 Frank Sinatra - Angel Eyes 03:44 1958
09 Les Baxter - Love is a Many Splendored Thing 03:49 1969
10 Julie London - Cry Me a River 02:50 1955
11 Maynard Ferguson (With the Keith Mansfield Orchestra) - Fool on the Hill 02:50 1969
12 David Campbell - Hey There (From the Pajama Game) 02:53 2015
13 Oscar Peterson - Dream on Summer Night 02:56     1957
14 Bobby Darin - Fly Me to the Moon 02:53 1963
15 Manuel & the Music of the Mountains - The Sun, the Sea & the Sky 03:10 1972
16 Ella Fitzgerald - Misty Blue 02:27 1968
17 Paul Weston - I See Your Face Before Me 03:05 1954
18 Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 - The Look of Love 02:42 1968
19 Francis Goya - Mona Lisa 03:06 1982
20 Andy Williams - Summer Love 02:50 1959
21 John Barry - Midnight Cowboy 02:27 1969
22 Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu - Wiyathul 04:00 2015
23 Chet Atkins - Midnight 02:27 1952
24 Matt Monro - Honey on the Vine 02:15 1966
25 Musica & Poesia Orchestra - Apasionata 03:12 1977

Tracklist 2

26 Matt Monro - Born Free 02:46 1966
27 Hugo Montenegro - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 02:42 1968
28 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - This Guy's in Love With You 03:59 1968
29 Henry Mancini - Moon River 02:43 1962
30 Al Martino - Spanish Eyes 02:47 1965
31 Esquivel - Begin the Beguine 03:11 1958
32 Engelbert Humperdinck - Lesbian Seagull 03:59 1979
33 Eddie Silverton - Emollient Thoughts 07:39 2012
34 Anthony Newley - Why 02:30 1960
35 Francis Goya - Beseme Mucho 05:04 1995
36 Marian Montgomery - Morning of My Life     02:30 1972
37 Gregg Galbraith - The Green Leaves Of Summer 03:07 1995
38 Vince Hill -  Roses of Picardy 02:40 1967
39 Starlight Orchestra - Starlight 02:34 1995
40 Chris Montez - Where Are You Now 02:52 1968
41 Lester Paul Orchestra - Danny Boy 02:37 1977
42 Glen Campbell - Together Again 02:21 1967
43 Harold Bradley - Love Letters 02:55 1966
44 Engelbert Humperdinck - A Man Without Love 03:19 1968
45 Hill Bowen and His Orchestra - Always 02:40 1963
46 Nat King Cole - Fascination 02:38 1957
47 Bert Kaempfert - Wonderland By Night 03:15 1960
48 Dean Martin - You've Got Me Crying Again 01:45 1957
49 Soul Bossa Trio - Touch of Your Eyes 03:44 1994
50 Romantic Strings Orchestra - The First Ever I Saw Your Face 02:33 1993

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