Scarborough Fair and Other Great Movie Hits/Traces

Scarborough Fair and Other Great Movie Hits/Traces

by André Kostelanetz
     
 

This Collectables two-fer spotlights a pair of late-'60s recordings by André Kostelanetz, both products of the conductor's continuing fascination with a new generation of composers. Scarborough Fair and Other Great Movie Hits is an unexpectedly charming and solid entry into the vast Kostelanetz catalog -- although its unifying Hollywood theme is flimsy at best,…  See more details below

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This Collectables two-fer spotlights a pair of late-'60s recordings by André Kostelanetz, both products of the conductor's continuing fascination with a new generation of composers. Scarborough Fair and Other Great Movie Hits is an unexpectedly charming and solid entry into the vast Kostelanetz catalog -- although its unifying Hollywood theme is flimsy at best, at least it's a theme, and the material is selected with obvious care and affection, focusing on both contemporary and classic silver-screen fare. While perennials like "Laura" and "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" are tailor-made for the lush, string-sweetened Kostelanetz formula, the album truly comes to life on latter-day tunes including "Talk to the Animals" and "The Bare Necessities," which inject real energy into the otherwise dreamy arrangements and capture a childlike innocence rarely glimpsed in the conductor's otherwise staid and precise universe. Traces suffers from the anything-goes approach that undermines so many Kostelanetz efforts -- the songs are united solely by their pop chart success, and do little but soften and even dilute the original recordings. Kostelanetz certainly recognizes a pop classic when he hears one -- Traces includes the Beatles' "Fool on the Hill," Hal David and Burt Bacharach's "This Guy's in Love with You," and Jimmy Webb's "Galveston," among others -- but he doesn't always understand what makes a song great, stripping away its emotional intensity in favor of offensively inoffensive instrumental arrangements that make listening a little too easy, to the point of losing interest altogether.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/29/2008
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431787427
catalogNumber:
7874

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Tracks

  1. The Look of Love
  2. Talk to the Animals
  3. Laura
  4. Love Is Blue
  5. I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You)
  6. The Bare Necessities
  7. Scarborough Fair/Canticle
  8. That Old Black Magic
  9. Stella by Starlight
  10. I'm in the Mood for Love
  11. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
  12. Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo
  13. Blue Matador
  14. I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)
  15. The Happy Time
  16. Don't Blame Me
  17. The Dawn of Our Love
  18. Traces
  19. Theme from Romeo and Juliet
  20. Fool on the Hill
  21. Theme from The Thomas Crown Affair (Windmills of Your Mind)
  22. I'll Catch the Sun
  23. Zorba Theme (Life Is)
  24. I've Gotta Be Me
  25. Try a Little Tenderness
  26. This Guy's in Love with You
  27. Galveston
  28. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

André Kostelanetz   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Nino Rota   Composer
Art Garfunkel   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Jimmy Campbell   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Terry Gilkyson   Composer
Bronislaw Kaper   Composer
Francis Lai   Composer
Rod McKuen   Composer
John Kander   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Buddy Buie   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Emory Gordy   Composer
Teo Macero   Producer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
David Raksin   Composer
Eddie Sauter   Arranger
Roy Turk   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
André Popp   Composer
Charles Burr   Liner Notes
James Cobb   Composer
Fred Ebb   Composer
Walter Marks   Composer
Gillian McKean   Liner Notes
Harry Woods   Composer
Reginald Connelly   Composer
Richard Ahlert   Composer
Pierre Cour   Composer

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