Orange Colored Sky

Orange Colored Sky

by Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra

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Orange Colored Sky 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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One of Kaempfert's best albums, this production held much promise. The first of two records released in 1971, ''Orange Colored Sky'', was also the first to feature the permanent replacement for Bert's former cadre of great horn soloists, Ack Van Rooyen, and also the first BK album to be multitracked. The sound is sparkling, the orchestra in fine form, and the arrangements upbeat - plenty of swing to go around. It's too bad that for Ack, it was arguably his best album as Kaempfert's main soloist. His playing on this lp was sharp, clear, well intoned, and inspired. On subsequent albums through the 70's, his playing seemed to tail off. By '70, Kaempfert's music was taking quite a modern turn, leaving behind for the most part the slower, standard American Songbook tunes that he covered in the 60's. The music was faster, the instrumentation more intune with the times and noticeably louder. The inclusion of the BST hit ''Hi-De-Ho'' on this album hinted at the possibilities - a raucous good time, while the quieter ''While The Children Sleep'' remains among Bert's best. A turning point in Bert's career, a great cornerstone album if you've never bought any of Bert's music, and one you can play loud. Invest.