Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Music For TV Dinners: The Sixties
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Life(TM)..."it's the real thing!" (R)
grenache | New York, NY USA | 01/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This effervescent bit of production music hits can't help but charm!
Can't help but awaken that feeling that today the sky is gonna be blue, I'll meet the woman of my dreams, life is gonna be a cream-cherry pie and yes, I CAN have it all!
That's precisely what the music was meant to do and it works so well it's scary. A masterpiece of American cheeze, to be eaten in your hip pad with the thick pile carpeting and the orange couch. A blast!"
Better Title: Music For Happy Shoppers!
Huntan Peck | Retroville, USA, Circa 1967 | 08/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This music was originally intended to feed the burgeoning consumer culture, and as such it is supposed to be quaint, crass, and trivial. On the other hand, I defy anyone to listen to this disc and not crack a smile at these wonderful, bright, catchy little melodies, especially my favourite, the playful and bubbly 'Party Shaker'! There is a very comfortable, vaguely familiar, and even poignant quality to this music; sort of the aural equivalent to chicken noodle soup or macaroni and cheese. Anyone who enjoys lounge and retro culture will find it to be a welcome retreat from the harsher elements of today's culture. Buy it and bask in the glow!"
Swinging! thrilling! isn't it all so swell?
Mel Stanke | Chicago, Illinois United States | 11/06/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As mentioned in the other review, this is a collection of British 'adverts' music. Fans of the 'Sound Gallery' collections will enjoy this stuff, which is heavy on sixties kitsch in all the right ways. Perhaps the best indication of the type of music here is the list of name-checks in the liner notes: Tom Jones, Ray Conniff, Paul Mauriat, Herb Alpert, Les Baxter, John Steed & Emma Peel, Russ Meyer -- you can form a mental picture of what this music sounds like. It's light, frothy, and wonderful. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is that it's only 34 minutes long; I wish it'd been combined with the other volume on a single disc, but oh well. Why quibble when the music is this groovy?"