Sounds

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Although involvement as an integral contributor to the San Sebastian Strings kept Anita Kerr's relationship with Warner Bros. going for another few years, 1968's Sounds concluded her brief yet prolific solo stint with the label. In many ways -- retrospect being one of them -- Kerr's final effort may well be her best during the two years (1966-1968) she spent on the Warner roster. Likewise, it harks back to her early style of finding material that hadn't necessarily been hits. In fact, the only real prerequisite was the song's adaptability to Kerr's unique musical touch -- as an instrumental by the Anita Kerr Orchestra or a reconfigured vocal arrangement via the Anita ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Although involvement as an integral contributor to the San Sebastian Strings kept Anita Kerr's relationship with Warner Bros. going for another few years, 1968's Sounds concluded her brief yet prolific solo stint with the label. In many ways -- retrospect being one of them -- Kerr's final effort may well be her best during the two years (1966-1968) she spent on the Warner roster. Likewise, it harks back to her early style of finding material that hadn't necessarily been hits. In fact, the only real prerequisite was the song's adaptability to Kerr's unique musical touch -- as an instrumental by the Anita Kerr Orchestra or a reconfigured vocal arrangement via the Anita Kerr Singers. It is the latter ensemble that is assembled here, featuring the talents of Kerr (soprano/soloist), who is joined by Gene Merlino (tenor), B.J. Baker (alto), and Bob Tebow (bass). Rather than scour for rock & roll residue, Kerr trusts her instincts, coming up with a dozen of the most modern easy listening sides of the era. The opener, "Happiness" (aka "Happiness Is") returns the combo to the refined pop pomp infused into the Anita Kerr Singers' Slightly Baroque project from 1966. The minor chord changes and occasional dark vocal inflections are enough to best the Association's better-known version. The hauntingly beautiful melody to "Wine in the Wind" provides Kerr a perfect outlet for her ethereal lingering lead. The same can be said of the lovely and pensive "Long Live Our Love" -- which had come miles from the Shangri-Las' 1966 Top 40 hit.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2007
  • Label: Collector's Choice
  • UPC: 617742081527
  • Catalog Number: 8152

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Anita Kerr Singers Primary Artist
Anita Kerr Indexed Contributor, Conductor, Soprano (Vocal), Soloist
Gene Merlino Tenor (Vocal)
B.J. Baker Alto, Alto (Vocal)
Bob Tebow Bass (Vocal)
Technical Credits
Anita Kerr Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Bob Fisher Mastering
Bill Halverson Engineer
Lee Herschberg Engineer
Ed Thrasher Art Direction
Gordon Anderson Reissue Producer
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