Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 4: Bachelor Pad Royale

Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 4: Bachelor Pad Royale

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As the title implies, the songs on this 18-song compilation were intended for bachelors who wanted to create a suitably suave atmosphere between the mid-'50s and mid-'60s. So although the music draws from jazz (both big band and cool), lounge pop, and film/TV soundtracks, it's primarily designed to set a mood or background. That means that when it's pushed to the

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As the title implies, the songs on this 18-song compilation were intended for bachelors who wanted to create a suitably suave atmosphere between the mid-'50s and mid-'60s. So although the music draws from jazz (both big band and cool), lounge pop, and film/TV soundtracks, it's primarily designed to set a mood or background. That means that when it's pushed to the foreground, it really doesn't sound all that entertaining, even as it evokes archetypical (and oft-silly) vibes of a certain era. Martin Denny, Julie London, Nelson Riddle, and a host of no-names from the Capitol vaults bring you that sound here. When an occasional element of excitement, even danger, creeps in (Riddle's "Theme from Route 66," Elliott Fisher's "Theme from Our Man Flint," Jimmie Haskell's "A Shot in the Dark"), the interest level rises, as it does for any slice of good soundtrack music. Otherwise, these days it makes the ambience stuffier, not cooler.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/20/1996
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724383517725
catalogNumber:
35177
Rank:
84321

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Julie London   Track Performer
Milt Buckner   Track Performer
Cy Coleman   Track Performer
King Curtis   Track Performer
Dave Pell   Track Performer
Sam Butera   Track Performer
Alvino Rey   Track Performer
Martin Denny   Track Performer
Jack Fascinato   Track Performer
Elliott Fisher   Track Performer
Jimmie Haskell   Track Performer
Elliot Fisher   Track Performer
John Buzon Trio   Track Performer
Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Line Renaud   Track Performer
Lou Busch & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Joe Bucci Trio   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Julie London   Contributor
Milt Buckner   Contributor
Cy Coleman   Contributor
King Curtis   Contributor
Spike Jones   Contributor
Dave Pell   Contributor
Joe Bucci   Contributor
Sam Butera   Contributor
Alvino Rey   Contributor
Martin Denny   Contributor
Jack Fascinato   Contributor
Elliott Fisher   Contributor
Jimmie Haskell   Contributor
Nelson Riddle   Contributor
Brad Benedict   Producer
Wayne Watkins   Executive Producer
Tommy Steele   Art Direction
John Buzon   Contributor
R.J. Smith   Liner Notes
Andy Engel   Art Direction
Lou Busch   Contributor
Timothy Eames   Illustrations
Line Renaud   Contributor

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Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 4: Bachelor Pad Royale 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this CD for Harlem Nocturne and Caravan-- two great classics. The music was SO bad I actually tried returning it to the store, opened and all. I have already thrown away the CD, so i can't tell you who performed/arranged/produced it, but I've heard better music piped thru k-mart. It wasn't even ironic in that mid-century way. It was just plain awful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago