Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 4: Bachelor Pad Royale

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/20/1996
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724383517725
  • Catalog Number: 35177
  • Sales rank: 64,059

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Theme from Route 66 (2:09)
  2. 2 Caravan (2:40)
  3. 3 Sexe (3:34)
  4. 4 Cool (2:33)
  5. 5 The Beast (2:32)
  6. 6 Theme From Our Man Flint (2:31)
  7. 7 Spring, Sprang, Sprung (2:59)
  8. 8 Night Train (3:48)
  9. 9 Harlem Nocturne (2:36)
  10. 10 The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams/Fever (5:57)
  11. 11 Topsy (2:31)
  12. 12 Like Young (2:42)
  13. 13 Street Scene '58 (2:25)
  14. 14 Playboy's Theme (2:50)
  15. 15 A Shot In The Dark (2:06)
  16. 16 Shangri-La (1:59)
  17. 17 Black Coffee (3:05)
  18. 18 Melancholy Serenade (2:08)
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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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Need to tone down that 4-star rating!

    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.

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