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Quiet Village/Enchanted Sea
Martin Denny
Quiet Village/Enchanted Sea
Genres: World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Martin Denny
Title: Quiet Village/Enchanted Sea
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Scamp
Release Date: 7/29/1997
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Pacific Islands, Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 017046971522

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Patricia S. (mountaingirlpat) from COLORADO SPGS, CO
Reviewed on 11/21/2009...
This CD will make you think you are in another world, Bali perhaps! Jungle sounds, birds, and beautiful piano arrangements. I have never heard anything like it!
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Denny makes the easiest Hawaiian getaway imaginable
MilesAndTrane | Chicago, Il USA | 04/02/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Martin Denny wasn't the architect of exotica, but he was its chief innovator & master, and his first six records are absolutely essential. "Quiet Village" and "The Enchanted Sea," his fifth and sixth albums respectively, make up this disc. It's slightly more brash than other Martin Denny albums, but it still has plenty of its quiet moments. The trademark Denny sounds are present throughout; the exotic birdcalls, the varying light percussive instruments, and the dueling vibraphone and piano. Miles Davis, Sade, and Frank Sinatra all make music that is equally relaxing to the mind, but nothing relaxes me more AND takes me on a mental vacation to the South Pacific like Martin Denny.Fortunately for all us fans, most of the great lounge composers have many works that have been wisely combined into 2-for-1 albums when the record lengths allow so. This includes most of Martin Denny's output from the late 1950s. Any one of Denny's albums would be an ingredient for a mini-vacation to Hawaii in your own backyard. Just find a warm breeze, get comfortable, grab the Polynesian cocktail of your choice, and put on a Martin Denny album. If this music is any indication, Hawaii must be expensive to travel to cause this makes it sound like heaven!"
Hi-Fi Tropical Dee-lite
M. S. Tucker | Los Angeles, CA USA | 08/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Have always loved Martin, so swank, so hip, so timeless. Transport yourself to locations tropical where all you should worry about is if the cabana boy can see that your drink needs a refill.Denny has always been the master of tropical lounge. Not as silly and quirky as Arthur Lyman Group. A must, to bring out the jet set in you!"