Stereo 35/MM / Far Away Places
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This collection merges two of groovy easy listening pioneer Enoch Light's 1961 albums, the show tunes-centric Stereo 35MM and Far Away Places, a foray into the beginnings of exotica. Coming off of the enormous success of his Persuasive Percussion album series, Light's orchestra utilizes stereo field recording techniques that were pretty mind-blowing for the early '60s on both albums. Stereo 35MM is the stronger half of the collection, offering fully orchestrated instrumental versions of schmaltzy movie songs like "My Romance" and "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" recorded at Carnegie Hall. Far Away Places tends more toward the tiki torch environments of Martin Denny's Quiet Village-era exotica with less interesting results, marinated in vaguely Hawaiian influences with plenty of harpsichord and beatniky bongos.
This album contains probably the best/fun version of the Third Man Theme. Enoch is a mad atomic-bachelor genius!
Born: August 18, 1907 in Canton, OH
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s
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||I Want To Be Happy Cha Cha||I Want To Be Happy Cha Cha's||2:22||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Tea For Two Cha Cha||I Want To Be Happy Cha Cha's||2:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps||Persuasive Percussion 1960-1961||2:41||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Hernando's Hideaway||Persuasive Percussion 1960-1961||3:08||$0.99||View In iTunes|