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Sounds of Today/Today's Greatest Movie Hits
     

Sounds of Today/Today's Greatest Movie Hits

by André Kostelanetz
 
If you venture past the collections of Andr� Kostelanetz and get into his "Plays the Music Of..." and "The Sounds Of..." albums, you soon realize how uneven his work can be. When inspired, he brings a smile to your face through warm and clever orchestration. When he's not, it's tiresome and recalls every clich� about easy listening you can remember. It's about

Overview

If you venture past the collections of Andr� Kostelanetz and get into his "Plays the Music Of..." and "The Sounds Of..." albums, you soon realize how uneven his work can be. When inspired, he brings a smile to your face through warm and clever orchestration. When he's not, it's tiresome and recalls every clich� about easy listening you can remember. It's about fifty-fifty on this collection from Collectables, which is no surprise considering the nature of the rushed recordings included here. For Sounds of Today, the "Today" is 1967. Too many arrangements are overly decorated -- Kostelanetz always covers his lack of ideas with harmonicas and cooing choirs -- but the collection's highlight comes when an elegant pizzicato dance switches off with a Chicago barrelhouse rave-up in "Cabaret." Today's Greatest Movie Hits -- "Today" once again being 1967 -- gives Kostelanetz much more ambitious tunes and a lot more to work with. "Barefoot in the Park" skips along with a cosmopolitan attitude rarely heard from the arranger, and "Thoroughly Modern Millie" recalls the playfulness of "Cabaret." Considering these weren't the only two albums Kostelanetz released in 1967, you've got to at least admire his ability to overcome totally going through the motions. Buy a best-of or greatest-hits collection for a better winner-to-filler ratio.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/2004
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431760123
catalogNumber:
7601
Rank:
119599

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

André Kostelanetz   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Quincy Jones   Composer
Bert Kaempfert   Composer
Neal Hefti   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Francis Lai   Composer
John Kander   Composer
Joseíto Fernandez   Composer
John Barry   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
James Last   Composer
Jeffrey James   Reissue Producer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Henry Mayer   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Max Steiner   Composer
Stillman   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Paul Vance   Composer
Jerry Keller   Composer
Pierre Barouh   Composer
Lee Pockriss   Composer
Eddie Snyder   Composer
Fred Ebb   Composer
Gillian McKean   Liner Notes
José Martí   Composer
Héctor Angulo   Composer
Hans Bradtke   Composer
Charlie Singleton   Composer
Julián Orbón   Composer

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