Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|San Sebastian Strings|
Genres: Jazz, Pop
We at Collectors? Choice Music are truly pleased and proud to present one of the most remarkable series of albums recorded during the ?60s and early ?70s, the unique collaborations between Rod McKuen and Anita Kerr that we... more »
We at Collectors? Choice Music are truly pleased and proud to present one of the most remarkable series of albums recorded during the ?60s and early ?70s, the unique collaborations between Rod McKuen and Anita Kerr that went under the name the San Sebastian Strings. We?re reissuing these five albums with new liner notes containing exclusive quotes from both Rod and Anita; prepare to be transported by these Collectors? Choice Music release!
Excellent of Kind for an extinct genre of beauty
L. S. Slaughter | Chapel Hill, NC | 06/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Goregous, jazzy instrumentation with sentimental-cinematic spoken word voice over is a near-extinct genre in our coarse, tone-deaf culture, but it had a brilliant moment in this 1970 release by the graveled voice poet and composer Rod McKuen and the gifted arranger Anita Kerr.
I love its late 60s feel, the "sandpipers" type back up male voices, the languid trumpets, silky strings... just a great album. Anyone out there still capable of tender sentiment without guilt of fear of feeling unhip will probably love it. A close cousin to the score of Lelouch's "Un Homme et une Femme (A Man and a Woman)".
Highlights: McKuen's "Love Hasn't Any Windows" and the very-very Sandpipers' sounding title cut, "For Lovers".
Lives up to it's name!
M. Gittrich | Peoria, IL United States | 05/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We bought this album in the 70s when it was new and played in until it was so scratched we couldn't play it any more. Oh yes, it's schmaltzy but I love poetry and Rod McKuen's husky voice with that wonderful violin music--oh my. It lived up to it's name--for us anyway."