Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists, Latin Music
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Feeble when compared to the originals
Mike Russell | 05/12/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"What I wanted was a digital remastering of the best of Percy Faith's original latin issues. What I got was his still magnificent orchestrations, but shoddy engineering and occasionally embarrassing musicianship.The trademark crisp percussion under Percy's baton now seems a little muddy in all tracks. The brass solos in Granada used to smoke, here they stumble. Engineering? The harpsichord solo is so anemic in Tico Tico and Delicado it can barely be heard above the orchestra, even when the only orchestra is just a soft bongo. Remember the snappy finger snaps in Chiapanecas? Better turn your volume up.Okay. There are some good moments. I guess I'm just too familiar with the original vinyl albums. Unfortunately the only "best of" Percy Faith reissues slight his latin albums. So this is your only choice if that's what you want. Anybody know where I can get a bootleg of the original Malaguena?"
Aww, so close and yet
Richard Hoover | Lakeland, FL USA | 07/30/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Gotta agree with the previous review, although I am glad someone recognized the brilliance of Percy's work enough to try to re-record his charts. Faith was a master of this genre of orchestral pop music. And Columbia (Faith's label) was no slouch at recording so it IS a pity we can't have more of those original masters reissued to CD. The main benefit here is the digital technology available for the new recordings. I salute Ranwood for putting up the bucks to hire a full orchestra -- that couldn't have been cheap. But my, how Percy's personal touch (and his recording team?) is missed! These tracks would NOT have won the kudos Percy's original recordings did."
The Beautiful Sounds of Percy Faith . . . .
Carolyn Christy | Fairhaven, Ma. United States | 06/24/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Latin Rhythms by Percy Faith and his orchestra was very good. The other reviews are not so favorable and I was hesitant to order this CD because of them. I am soooooo glad that I did. Percy Faith's Delicado, Perfidia and Adios were beautifully arranged. I would recommend this CD to anyone who loves Percy Faith and his gift of music that he gave to the world.Enjoy!"