Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Lionel Bart, Elmer Bernstein, Charlie Chaplin|
Percy Faith and His Orchestra: Born Free / Windmills of Your Mind
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Classical
Born Free/Windmills of your mind
Jeff Carter | Perry, Ga United States | 03/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Another perfect reissiue by collectibles music,This album contains themes from movies.Most of these songs have been unavailable by Faith since Lps went out.This album contains such songs as somewhere my love, this hotel,And we were lovers,This is my song,Alfie,How are things in Glacca Morra and many more.All of these songs are beautifully done Faith style.The album empasizes just his orchestra.Their's no chrous here.The original liner notes to born free are included in the bookelet as well as pictures of Faith probebly from born free under the clear cd holder.The liner notes to Windmills of your mind are not included.If your a collector of Percy Faith's music you have to get this cd since many of these songs are on cd for the first time."
"top film scores of the 1960's ~ Percy Faith"
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 02/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a collector of Percy Faith, you must run out to your local music store and pick this one up ~ "Plays The Academy Award Winner Born Free and Other Great Movie Themes" (originally released on Columbia Records CS 9450 in 1967) and "Windmills of Your Mind" (originally released on Columbia Records CS 9835 in 1969) ~ following the formula of previous Columbia Records releases featuring Faith's classic style of sweeping strings and haunting arrangements, they've come up with two more winners.Master of arranging, Faith's formula is so natural in keeping the arrangements fresh and new with his distinctive style ~ his tasteful treatment always highlights the quality of the composition ~ ultimately making them a hit all over again. Remember the days when you could turn on the radio and hear Percy Faith with many familiar pop standards ~ when you put this compact disc on your player, get ready for the "Percy Faith Touch" sprinkled with pure magic over the orchestration and leaves you simply in that unforgettable mood.Top performances inclusive for the twenty two tracks of film score themes ~ "A MAN AND A WOMAN" (Barouh/Lai), "A TIME FOR LOVE" (Webster/Mandel), "ALFIE"(David/Bacharach), "AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME" (Lionel Bart), "BORN FREE"(John Barry), "CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG" (Richard M. Sherman/Robert B. Sherman), "ELVIRA'S THEME" (Percy Faith), "FOR LOVE OF IVY" (Russell/Quincy Jones), "THEME FROM "THE FOX" (Lalo Schlfrin), "FUNNY GIRL" (Merrill/Styne), "GEORGY GIRL"(Dale/Springfield), "THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER" (Peggy Lee/David Grusin), "HOW ARE THINGS IN GLOCCA MORRA?"(Harburg/Lane), "THE LION IN THE WINTER"(John Barry), "SONG FROM "THE OSCAR" (Evans/Livingston/Percy Faith), "THEME FROM "THE SAND PEPPLES" (Bricusse/Goldsmith), "SOMEWHERE MY LOVE(Lara's Theme from "Dr. Zhivago")"(Webster/Jarre), "STAR" (Cahn/Van Heusen), "THIS IS MY SONG" (Charles Chaplin), "THIS HOTEL" (Keating/Quine), "THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND" and "THE WISHING DOLL" (David/Bernstein) ~ notice two of the selections were composed by the man himself Percy Faith! Impressive line up of top movie songs that will surely satisfy the appetite of all "film-score-buffs" and Percy Faith fans...gotta love it!Total Time: 63:41 on 22 Tracks ~ Collectables 7428 ~ (2/19/2002)"
David Saemann | 05/14/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a good if not essential component of the Percy Faith discography. The arrangements are lovely throughout, but the downside is that some of the tunes Faith has chosen are not particularly memorable. Does anyone really remember This Hotel? Nevertheless there are some fine moments. Windmills of Your Mind features a fine harpsichord solo, while And We Were Lovers is suitably languorous. The theme from Elvira Madigan, which is actually from the slow movement of Mozart's 21st Piano Concerto, is given a rather foursquare treatment, not nearly as witty as Faith's earlier orchestration of Bach in A Lover's Concerto. Georgy Girl is appropriately fizzy, while Born Free saunters along with enthusiasm and style. Despite the low points, this is a lovely disc to add to your Percy Faith collection"