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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Mantovani & Hi

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The 2006 U.S. Mantovani entry in Universal Music's discount-priced best-of series 20th Century Masters -- The Millennium Collection released through the Hip-O/Decca subsidiary contains 16 tracks and is not to be confused with a similarly titled but entirely different 12-track disc compiled for international release in 2005. Compilation producer Joseph S. Szurly also author of the grammatically challenged boilerplate liner notes has selected performances from 13 Mantovani LPs released between 1958 and 1977, including versions of the hits "Charmaine," "The Moulin Rouge Theme Where Is Your Heart," "Cara Mia," "Around the World," and "Theme from Exodus Ari's Theme," albeit...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The 2006 U.S. Mantovani entry in Universal Music's discount-priced best-of series 20th Century Masters -- The Millennium Collection released through the Hip-O/Decca subsidiary contains 16 tracks and is not to be confused with a similarly titled but entirely different 12-track disc compiled for international release in 2005. Compilation producer Joseph S. Szurly also author of the grammatically challenged boilerplate liner notes has selected performances from 13 Mantovani LPs released between 1958 and 1977, including versions of the hits "Charmaine," "The Moulin Rouge Theme Where Is Your Heart," "Cara Mia," "Around the World," and "Theme from Exodus Ari's Theme," albeit not necessarily the hit recordings, as well as Mantovani's takes on such standards as "The Way You Look Tonight," "September Song," and "Some Enchanted Evening." At the end, Szurly tries to make a case for Mantovani's classical bona fides by including the eight-minute "Warsaw Concerto," although it is actually, as he acknowledges, a piece of film music, not a classical composition. At the modest price, the disc will give a listener a good sense of the conductor's soft, string-filled style.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/20/2006
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 028947698890
  • Catalog Number: 000603402
  • Sales rank: 19,338

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mantovani Primary Artist, Conductor
Mantovani Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Marjan Rawicz Piano
Technical Credits
Richard Addinsell Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
Percy Faith Adaptation
Henry Mancini Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Georges Auric Composer
Dorothy Fields Lyricist
Ernest Gold Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Lyricist
Johnny Mercer Lyricist
Jerome Moross Composer
Victor Young Composer
Vartan Art Direction
Harold Adamson Lyricist
Lew Pollack Lyricist
Lee Lange Lyricist
Traditional Composer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Joseph S. Szurly Liner Notes
Erno Rapee Composer
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