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Hooked on Classics
Hooked on Classics
Hooked on Classics
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Classical
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #4


CD Details

All Artists: Hooked on Classics
Title: Hooked on Classics
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: K-Tel
Original Release Date: 10/27/1998
Re-Release Date: 11/17/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Classical
Styles: Easy Listening, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaCD Credits: 4
UPC: 022775803129

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Member CD Reviews

Jay F. (JR41) from COLUMBUS, IN
Reviewed on 8/19/2013...
This is a CD that caught "pop" radio by surprise when it came out in the early 80's. At the time, the new wave invasion was on, with many one hit wonders dominating pop radio. Then here comes a slew of classics strung together with a beat, to make radio listeners say, "what is this"?. The original did very well on the top 40. It also served to get many people interested in classical music. I loved it then and still do today. The follow up CD's are just as good in my opinion. If you like classical music or if you are not sure, give the original a listen. The Royal Philharmonic did an excellent job and Louis Clark did a phenominal job of putting these all together so they flow smoothly from piece to piece.

CD Reviews

This music is fun to listen to
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Hooked On Classics series combines the both of best worlds, classical music and a really nice beat. It doesn't take the place of real classical music and doesn't even try. However, if you want something different, but not like your conventional popular sound, this is it. It is light in mood and upbeat. The orchestration is very genuine and the background beat does not take away from the classical sound. I doubt even those who dislike classical music would find Hooked On Classics disagreeable to listen to. It's great for just listening enjoyment, great exercise music, and highly recommended here."
Classical disco
Bill Smythe | Chicago | 06/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This may sound like heresy, but the best way to listen to classical music is with a disco beat. Those who grew up listening to their parents' classical LPs will recognize most of the tunes, and will like them better than ever. There's no reason to vary the tempo; after all, it's disco, right? It combines the best of both worlds. Meanwhile, if you want to shock your snooty classical-loving friends, just play this CD for them, next time they come over."