Lost Treasures

Lost Treasures

by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
     
 

Early in 2005, Shout! Factory launched an extensive reissue campaign of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass' '60s catalog. In the first wave of reissues, Alpert's classic 1962 debut, The Lonely Bull, and his third album, 1964's South of the Border, were given upgrades and they were joined by a new compilation of rarities called Lost…  See more details below

Overview

Early in 2005, Shout! Factory launched an extensive reissue campaign of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass' '60s catalog. In the first wave of reissues, Alpert's classic 1962 debut, The Lonely Bull, and his third album, 1964's South of the Border, were given upgrades and they were joined by a new compilation of rarities called Lost Treasures. Compiled in large part by Alpert himself, Lost Treasures features a generous selection of 22 tracks, recorded somewhere between 1962 and 1972. It's difficult to discern the exact dates since the otherwise excellent liner notes by Josh Kun (with an introduction by Alpert) do not mention when any of the individual songs were recorded or if they've appeared on other albums (Alpert alludes to the fact that some of the cuts here were album tracks on otherwise "unsuccessful" LPs from the early '70s), nor do they mention recording personnel. This is a bit infuriating for any fan or collector who wants to place the cuts in historical context, but as a listening experience, Lost Treasures is as pleasurable as any of the best Tijuana Brass albums. Part of this is that Alpert has cherry-picked the best of the leftover sessions -- and he admits that he did re-record some trumpet parts in order to complete the tracks, but these overdubs are not really noticeable -- and he's carefully selected and sequenced these tunes so they flow like a real album. But the main reason that Lost Treasures is so enjoyable is that the songs are strong and the performances are nicely laid-back and breezy. Apart from a limber, rather funky reading of James Taylor's "Fire and Rain" and a silky take on the electro-novelty "Popcorn," this is pretty much the signature Tijuana Brass sound served straight up with no frills but a lot of breezy good vibes. But this is a time when no surprises is actually a good thing, since the compilation delivers what Alpert fans want most of all -- more high-quality tunes from his commercial and creative peak.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2005
Label:
Shout Factory
UPC:
0826663286724
catalogNumber:
32867

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass   Primary Artist
Herb Alpert   Trumpet
Nick Ceroli   Drums
Bob Edmondson   Trombone
John Pisano   Guitar
Pat Senatore   Electric Bass
Tonni Kalash   Trumpet
Lou Pagani   Piano

Technical Credits

Herb Alpert   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Harry Nilsson   Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer
James Taylor   Composer
Julius Wechter   Composer
Jerry Riopelle   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Lani Hall   Producer
Lew DeWitt   Composer
Pee Wee King   Composer
Redd Stewart   Composer
Nino Tempo   Composer
Gershon Kingsley   Composer
Mike Barone   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Charles Fox   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Gilbert O'Sullivan   Composer
John Pisano   Composer
Ian Freebairn-Smith   Composer
George Fischoff   Composer
Tony Powers   Composer
Jeff Smith   Art Direction
John Roberts   Artwork
Quattrocchi   Art Direction
Josh Kun   Liner Notes
Lani Hall Alpert   Audio Production

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