Ray Conniff's World of Hits
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||Danke Schoen||Ray Conniff||2:33||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Shadow of Your Smile||Ray Conniff||2:52||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hello, Dolly!||Ray Conniff||2:47||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Midsummer In Sweden||Ray Conniff||2:48||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||More||Ray Conniff||2:41||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Granada||Ray Conniff||3:07||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Moscow Nights||Ray Conniff||2:26||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Try to Remember||Ray Conniff||2:40||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Alley Cat||Ray Conniff||3:02||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Moon River||Ray Conniff||2:44||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Will Wait for You||Ray Conniff||2:16||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Greenfields||Ray Conniff||3:10||£0.99||View in iTunes|
Ray Conniff's World of Hits is a budget-priced, 12-track collection that contains a nice selection of Ray Conniff's hits, including "The Shadow of Your Smile," "Danke Schoen," "Hello, Dolly!," "Moscow Nights," "Greenfields" and "Moon River." It's not essential or definitive, but it's a good sampler for casual fans.
I was brought up on Easy Listening, and I never fell out of love with big orchestrations. I couldn't work out why the sample used in the latest 'Vattenfall' ads in Scandinavia was so familiar. I found out (from a Swedish site) that the track was a version of Greenfields originally performed by the Brothers Four. That still didn't give me the source of the orchestral sample on Ben Morris's Gissningsleken (vattenfall version). On ploughing through all the versions of Greenfields on itunes I discover, it's not only Ray Conniff but the very album my Dad used to play to me as a small kid! He's going to be overjoyed when I tell him this album is on here, I think I'll be replacing his scratched original vinyl.
Born: 06 November 1916 in Attleboro, MA
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s