The Exciting Sounds of Martin Denny: Exotica/Exotica, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The two Martin Denny albums that gave the exotica style its name and popularized its sound, originally released circa 1957, are here combined onto one compact disc. If you want more Denny after you're finished with Rhino's best-of, this should be the next stop. Only seven of the 24 tracks here duplicate the Rhino set, Denny wrote the extensive liner notes, and the sound is better than what you'll find on the beat-up original vinyl. The earlier album featuring "Quiet Village" is jazzier and more boisterous than you might expect; Exotica, Vol. 2 is considerably mellower, and heavier on the cocktail lounge vibe.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The two Martin Denny albums that gave the exotica style its name and popularized its sound, originally released circa 1957, are here combined onto one compact disc. If you want more Denny after you're finished with Rhino's best-of, this should be the next stop. Only seven of the 24 tracks here duplicate the Rhino set, Denny wrote the extensive liner notes, and the sound is better than what you'll find on the beat-up original vinyl. The earlier album featuring "Quiet Village" is jazzier and more boisterous than you might expect; Exotica, Vol. 2 is considerably mellower, and heavier on the cocktail lounge vibe.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/1996
  • Label: Scamp
  • UPC: 017046971225
  • Catalog Number: 9712
  • Sales rank: 39,311

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Quiet Village (3:39)
  2. 2 Return to Paradise (2:19)
  3. 3 Hong Kong Blues (2:15)
  4. 4 Busy Port (2:50)
  5. 5 Lotus Land (2:22)
  6. 6 Similau (1:57)
  7. 7 Stone God (3:07)
  8. 8 Jungle Flower (1:46)
  9. 9 China Nights (2:01)
  10. 10 Ah Me Furi (2:08)
  11. 11 Waipo (3:11)
  12. 12 Love Dance (2:29)
  13. 13 Soshu Night Serenade (2:08)
  14. 14 Island of Dreams (2:53)
  15. 15 Japanese Farewell Song (Sayonara) (2:21)
  16. 16 Singing Bamboos (2:07)
  17. 17 The Queen Chant (Li Liu E) (2:46)
  18. 18 Wedding Song (Ke Kali Ne Au) (2:44)
  19. 19 Escales (2:39)
  20. 20 When First I Love (2:22)
  21. 21 August Bells (2:14)
  22. 22 Bacoa (1:59)
  23. 23 Ebb Tide (3:11)
  24. 24 Rush Hour in Hong Kong (1:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Martin Denny Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano, Celeste
Arthur Lyman Percussion, Marimbas, Xylophone, Vibes
Roy Harte Percussion, Drums
Bernard Miller String Bass
Harold Chang Percussion, Drums
August Colon Bongos, Conga, Bird Calls
Jack Shoop Alto Flute, Baritone Saxophone
Gil Baumgart Percussion
John Kramer String Bass
Technical Credits
Martin Denny Arranger, Liner Notes
Robert Maxwell Composer
Alan Douches Remastering
Simon Jackson Producer
Carl Sigman Composer
Val Valentin Engineer
Si Waronker Producer
August Colon Contributor
Bob Lang Engineer
Ashley Warren Reissue Producer
Pete Ciccone Art Direction
Ted Keep Engineer
Gil Baumgart Arranger
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