World: The Greatest Songs Ever

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
This Time Life collection defines world music broadly, focusing on well-known songs spiced with international and very accessible flair. Kicking off with a one-two dance step in Lou Bega's turn-of-the-century novelty "Mambo No. 5 A Little Bit Of..." and los Del Rio's international craze "Macarena," the set breezes through a tasteful cut from the 1997 phenomenon Buena Vista Social Club, includes the Gipsy Kings' irrepressible "Bamboleo," soars over to Ireland for the haunting Clannad classic "Theme From 'Harry's Game'," and goes instrumental with the fusionist flamenco of Ottmar Liebert's "Barcelona Nights." And that's only World: The Greatest Songs Ever's first half. It ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
This Time Life collection defines world music broadly, focusing on well-known songs spiced with international and very accessible flair. Kicking off with a one-two dance step in Lou Bega's turn-of-the-century novelty "Mambo No. 5 A Little Bit Of..." and los Del Rio's international craze "Macarena," the set breezes through a tasteful cut from the 1997 phenomenon Buena Vista Social Club, includes the Gipsy Kings' irrepressible "Bamboleo," soars over to Ireland for the haunting Clannad classic "Theme From 'Harry's Game'," and goes instrumental with the fusionist flamenco of Ottmar Liebert's "Barcelona Nights." And that's only World: The Greatest Songs Ever's first half. It moves to the 1960s for hits from Miriam Makeba "Pata Pata" and Harry Belafonte "Jump in the Line", includes the oft-licensed, still irresistible "Soul Bossa Nova," and even gets away with Musical Youth's 1982 reggae lark "Pass the Dutchie." The Greatest Songs Ever might be more accurately titled "The Most Popular World-Flavored Songs Ever." Regardless, it's perfect for the casual listener, with favorites from beginning to end.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/2004
  • Label: Time Life Records
  • UPC: 610583125726
  • Catalog Number: 18986

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...) (3:42)
  2. 2 Macarena - The Del Rios (5:06)
  3. 3 Chan Chan - Buena Vista Social Club (4:17)
  4. 4 Frenesi (3:34)
  5. 5 Theme from "Harry's Game" - Clannad (2:24)
  6. 6 Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (5:09)
  7. 7 Barcelona Nights (4:06)
  8. 8 La Valse d'Amelie (2:16)
  9. 9 Bomboleo - Gipsy Kings (3:27)
  10. 10 Pata Pata (3:09)
  11. 11 Jump in the Line (3:45)
  12. 12 Swingin' the Mambo (3:16)
  13. 13 Soul Bossa Nova (2:47)
  14. 14 Pass the Dutchie - Musical Youth (3:24)
  15. 15 Hot! Hot! Hot! - Arrow (2:58)
  16. 16 Grazing in the Grass (2:38)
  17. 17 Mais Que Nada - Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (2:39)
  18. 18 Oye Como Va - Santana (4:19)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Ottmar Liebert Composer
Harry Belafonte Composer
Jorge Ben Composer
Miriam Makeba Composer
Tito Puente Composer
Quincy Jones Composer
Hugh Masekela Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Pérez Prado Composer
H. Jackson Brown Jr. Composer
Jahloul "Chico" Bouchikhi Composer
Paul Brennan Composer
Alphonsus Cassell Composer
Harry Elston Composer
Lloyd Ferguson Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Jerry Ragovoy Composer
Fitzroy Simpson Composer
Steve Samuel Composer
Nicolás Reyes Composer
Jeff Tamarkin Liner Notes
Alberto Dominguez Composer
Rafael Ruiz Composer
Tonino Baliardo Composer
Compay Segundo Composer
Antonio Romero Monge Composer
Milta Sánchez Composer
Philemon Hou Composer
Leonard Whitcup Composer
Lou Bega Composer
Scott Schuman Mastering
Suzanne Manlove Direction
Lynne O'Connor Editorial Research
Raymond Bell Composer
Francisco Repilado Composer
S. Diaz Composer
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