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Classical Gassers

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Description

At first glance the worlds of classical music and pop might seem diametrically opposed – the former signifying straight-backed refinement and the latter youthful rambunctiousness – but as these two dozen tracks attest, there are occasions when these unlikely bedfellows have resulted in a harmonious union.

The great composers have never shied away from taking inspiration from each other, so, too,
contemporary songwriters have drawn from the well of memorable melodies, often to add gravitas or simply to enhance a song’s catchiness. From ELP to Lana Del Rey, Muse to Lady Ga Ga, this is nothing new.

Focusing on the 1960s, “Classical Gassers” explores this unlikely meeting of the twain with
recordings ranging from rocked-up instrumentals to lush countrypolitan ballads. While some are unabashed in their use of the composer’s ori­ginal, others tread more lightly, giving the piece a new dimension entirely.

Recorded between 1960 and 1971, this eclectic selection includes hits by James Darren, the Toys, Waldo de Los Rios, Julie Rogers, Love Sculpture and the Mindbenders, album tracks by Roy Orbison and Harpers Bizarre, and lesser-heard finds by the Cats, Renee St Clair, Lesley Miller and the Pulse.

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Piltdown Rides Again - The Piltdown Men
  2. Goodbye Cruel World - James Darren
  3. Dawning - Jay & The Americans
  4. Just Let Me Cry - Lesley Gore
  5. Nut Rocker - B Bumble & The Stingers
  6. A Lover's Concerto - The Toys
  7. Mountain Of Our Love - Lesley Miller
  8. Asia Minor – Kokomo
  9. She Wears My Ring - Roy Orbison
  10. The Wedding (La Novia) - Julie Rogers
  11. Tchaikovsky One - The Second City Sound
  12. Swan Lake - The Cats
  13. My Clair De Lune - Jay & The Americans
  14. Stranger In Paradise - The Galens
  15. Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah (A Letter From Camp) - Allan Herman
  16. Hall Of The Mountain King - Sounds Incorporated
  17. My Hero - Renee St Clair
  18. Can Can Girl - The Pulse
  19. Peter And The Wolf - Harpers Bizarre
  20. Mozart Symphony No.40 In G Minor - Waldo De Los Rios
  21. Attack! - The Toys
  22. Whiter Shade Of Pale - Shorty Long
  23. A Groovy Kind Of Love - The Mindbenders
  24. Sabre Dance - Love Sculpture
Release date NZ
October 14th, 2016
Manufacturer code:
CDTOP1479
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Label
Ace Records
Number of Discs
1
Box Dimensions (mm)
142x125x10
UPC
029667076524
Product ID
26164119

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