Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Keith Lockhart, Bill Whelan, Ferde Grofe|
Encore! / Lockhart, Boston Pops
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Classical
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The Boston Pops at Their Best!!
Shannon Hurst | usa | 07/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This has got to be the best orchestral CD I have ever purchased! My intent for buying the CD was not because of the Pops themselves (I wasn't very familiar with them or Keith Lockhart at the time), but my orchestra had played two of the songs on the CD so I thought it would have been neat to have a professional recording of them. A couple months later, here I am, I know how each one of the songs go, it never leaves my CD player unless I go somewhere (it goes too) and let me tell you Mr. Lockhart is a hottie- whether he knows it or not! Only because of this Cd, (and watching Pops Goes the Fourth) I have bought every other Boston Pops CD conducted by Keith Lockhart. They are outstanding musicians and this is the best "greatest hits so far" CD. It has pretty much 2 songs from each past CD- Tracks 1 and 4 from Runnin' Wild; Tracks 2 and 5 from The Celtic Album; Tracks 3 and 8 from American Visions; Tracks 6 and 9 from Holiday Pops; and tracks 7 and 10 from A Splash of Pops. Track 11 is Keith's introduction to Long Live the King and Track 12 is, obviously, Long Live the King-A Tribute to Elvis which has never been released before. And it's pretty sad I knew all of that without having to look at the CD case, huh? That just shows you how well put together this CD is, with a mix of everything for everyone. From the slow, beautiful "Magh Scola" ("The Level Plain") to "American Patrol" back to "A Hymn to New England" (written by former Boston Pops conductor and composer to just about every famous movie their is John Williams) and of course, their trademark "Stars and Stripes Forever", this CD is perfect for anyone with a love of classical music, or the Boston Pops Orchestra. And their tuba player better watch out- I am definetly going to replace him soon :)"
The Best of the Best
Shannon Hurst | 07/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Keith Lockhart does it again. All of America's favorites on one album plus a tribute to the King. It goes to show what a wonderful and masterful conductor Keith is and what a great orchestra the BSO is. Their finest album with Keith thus far. He truly is one of the best conductors in the business. I highly recommend this to everyone who loves the spirit of the Pops. It's superb all around."
"performances of past Pops from Lockhart"
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 03/28/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart presents an "Encore" performance of past selections from their "Runnin' Wild" (1996) - "American Visions" (1997) - "Celtic Album" (1998) - "Celtic Wave" (1998) a solid sampler of RCA Victor artists playing Celtic/Irish selections, skillfully balancing New Age and Traditional Irish Music giving the listener a real treat of both - "Splash of Pops" (1999) captures the Fourth of July Live Concert.From "Riverdance" to "The Stars and Stripes Forever", Keith Lockhart conducts the Boston Pops Orchestra in a joyous parade of their most recent hits, plus a special never before released bonus track: a live recording of their crowd pleasing "Long Live the King! A Tribute to Elvis", please note that the crash you hear as the audience begins to sing is a tray dropping on the floor of Symphony Hall, and not the jaws of some of our more conservative listeners!Total Time: 49:14 on 12 Tracks/ RCA Victor Records - 09026 63662 2 (2000)"