Percy Faith and His Orchestra: Born Free / Windmills of Your Mind

Percy Faith and His Orchestra: Born Free / Windmills of Your Mind

by Percy Faith
     
 

The two albums contained on this discount-priced two-fer each contain Percy Faith's arrangements of movie music of the 1960s. Born Free was originally titled The Academy Award Winner and Other Great Movie Themes when it appeared in the spring of 1967 because, while Faith had recorded all five of the 1966 Oscar nominees for best song on it, the LP wasSee more details below

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The two albums contained on this discount-priced two-fer each contain Percy Faith's arrangements of movie music of the 1960s. Born Free was originally titled The Academy Award Winner and Other Great Movie Themes when it appeared in the spring of 1967 because, while Faith had recorded all five of the 1966 Oscar nominees for best song on it, the LP was printed before the winner, "Born Free," had been announced. Windmills of Your Mind, in 1969, appeared after the Oscar ceremony, but it, too, featured all five of the year's nominees. Also included were themes that, while they might not have been "songs" in the Academy sense, were Oscar-worthy, such as "Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme From 'Dr. Zhivago')," from Maurice Jarre's score, which won the 1965 original scoring award. There were also ringers, such as "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?," which had been written for Finian's Rainbow, the 1947 Broadway musical that didn't earn a film treatment until 1968. Faith featured his own work in "Song From 'The Oscar,'" taken from one of the handful of film scores he composed, and the curious "Elvira's Theme," actually a treatment of Mozart's "Piano Concerto in C-Major, K. 467," which had been featured in the 1967 film Elvira Madigan and which Faith disingenuously claimed a composing credit for. More than 30 years after the albums were recorded, some of the tunes remained familiar and enjoyable -- "Georgy Girl," "Somewhere My Love," "A Man and a Woman," "Born Free," "This Is My Song," "Alfie," "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?," "The Windmills of Your Mind," and "As Long As He Needs Me" (the last another ringer, from the stage musical Oliver!) -- while the rest were long forgotten.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/19/2002
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431742822
catalogNumber:
7428
Rank:
48037

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Tracks

  1. Georgy Girl, song  - Percy Faith
  2. Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme)  - Percy Faith
  3. A Man And A Woman  - Percy Faith
  4. This Hotel  - Percy Faith
  5. Theme (And We Were Lovers)  -  Percy Faith & His Orchestra
  6. The Wishing Doll  - Percy Faith
  7. Born Free  - Percy Faith
  8. This Is My Song  - Percy Faith
  9. Alfie (for the film score "Alfie")  - Percy Faith
  10. Song From "The Oscar"  - Percy Faith
  11. A Time For Love  - Percy Faith
  12. How Are Things In Glocca Morra?  - Percy Faith
  13. Theme from "The Fox"  - Percy Faith
  14. Funny Girl  - Percy Faith
  15. Windmills of Your Mind (from the film The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)) [  - Percy Faith
  16. Star! for (the film Star!)  - Percy Faith
  17. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter  - Percy Faith
  18. The Lion In Winter  - Percy Faith
  19. Elvira's Theme  - Percy Faith
  20. For love Of Ivy  - Percy Faith
  21. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang  - Percy Faith
  22. As Long As He Needs Me  - Percy Faith

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Percy Faith   Primary Artist,Conductor
Percy Faith & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Percy Faith   Arranger
Jerry Goldsmith   Composer
Peggy Lee   Lyricist
John Barry   Composer
Alan Bergman   Lyricist
Marilyn Bergman   Lyricist
Don Black   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer,Lyricist
Sammy Cahn   Lyricist
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Hal David   Lyricist
Ray Evans   Lyricist
Jack Gold   Producer
John Guerriere   Engineer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Lyricist
Jeffrey James   Reissue Producer
Frank Laico   Engineer
Jay Livingston   Lyricist
Richard M. Sherman   Lyricist
Tom Springfield   Composer
Allen Stanton   Producer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Lyricist
Pierre Barouh   Lyricist
Mark Marymont   Liner Notes
Bob Merrill   Composer,Lyricist
Mack David   Lyricist
Sidney Keith Russell   Lyricist
Jim Dale   Composer
Frank D. Laico   Engineer
Richard Quine   Composer

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