Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock
The Assembled Multitude was a studio group that did instrumental versions of hits from the late 60s and early 70s. They had a hit off of this album with their version of The Who's "Overture From Tommy". It reached # 16 on ... more »
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The Assembled Multitude was a studio group that did instrumental versions of hits from the late 60s and early 70s. They had a hit off of this album with their version of The Who's "Overture From Tommy". It reached # 16 on the Billboard charts. This album was originally issued in 1970 on Atco Records and is making its CD debut.
FINALLY AVAILABLE ON CD!
Glyn Styler | New Orleans | 09/03/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really love this CD. I used to play the 45rpm single of "Overture From Tommy" when I was a kid over and over until I saw the "Woodstock" film. That's when I discovered that the original "Tommy" by The Who was much more serious business, and forgot all about The Assembled Multitude.
Now I'm an old fart looking for old records I used to enjoy and found this great LP on CD and purchased it immediately. I think the whole album is great. Good for fans of instrumental rock music - it's not quite Morricone quality, but the Assembled Multitude's arranger Tom Sellers is actually quite decent. In fact, he composed two of the album's best tracks "Where The Woodbine Twineth" and "Mr. Peppercorn".
Fans of Mark Wirtz, David Axelrod, Andrew Loog Oldham, Sean O'Hagan - this one's for you!"
William R. Nicholas | Mahwah, NJ USA | 07/15/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This came out in 1970, and is basically orchestrated covers of pop songs popular that year; "Ohio," "Singalong Junk," by McCarteny, the theme from Tommy, and others.
Though orchestral, this is not supermarket music. All the selections have a nice rock beat. The band is excellent. You can easily get into a nice little groove when listening.
The album is a strange little time warp, and the sounds on here make this a nice little oddity to check out."