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Sound Gallery
Various Artists
Sound Gallery
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Sound Gallery
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Scamp
Release Date: 3/26/1996
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Easy Listening, By Decade, 1960s, 1970s
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 017046970723, 724383228027

CD Reviews

Agreed: the best collection of its type
Mig P. | Sunnycupertoga, CA USA | 10/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I seek out music like this, and although I am by no means an expert-- nor do I have an exhaustive collection-- this is still the best one BY FAR. I've got some of the Easy Tempo collection; Cinematic Soul Punch; a few Italian ones; a few other British ones (e.g. Sound Gallery v2 and Sound Spectrum); a couple German ones; the "TV Dinners" album; Shake Sauvage and Beretta 70; and some more that I'm forgetting. AND THIS ONE STILL SETS THE CURVE. So check those out, but again, do not miss this one. Unlike other albums which have some hits and some misses, each song on this one is a prize waiting to be discovered. You will not be disappointed."
The best lounge/instrumental collection on the market!
Mig P. | 09/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD contains the (in my humble opinion) best instrumental ever written: The Riviera Affair/Neil Richardson. Picture David Janssen and Diana Rigg cruising in a turquoise convertible along the open highway with the wind in their hair and the glorious possibilities of the future before them. This will give you just a small idea of how glorious and transcendent this tune is!! For this alone, I would have paid for the CD. But wait... there's more! The quality of the stereo is amazingly good--in fact, wonderful. Other great instrumentals are: Oh Calcutta (corny but suave -- touches of Brian Wilson instrumentals at his best); Black Rite (cool Bond-like theme style with electric guitar and horns; Jaguar (wow--this will sweep you away!! big bass beat, organ, strings); Life of Leisure (melody a bit like "Walk on By" -- amazingly beautiful mellow horn and strings--you'll float away); The Penthouse Suite (this one does it all--really rips--get out the go-go boots and start snapping your fingers!!); Music to Drive By (theme-type tune with happy strings, xylophone, flute--transcends typical themes). The others tunes are okay to excellent--depends on your taste. Some are TV themes or game show types. Some are groovy pseudo-psychedlic (Jesus Christ Superstar). Some are funky, jazzy (Carol King's "I Feel the Earth Move"), commercial (Shout About Pepsi). Yes, there's a lot here -- something for every taste! If you own only one instrumental/lounge CD, make this the one!! (BTW, Volume Two of this series is also very good and worth owning, but not quite as sublime as this first volume.)"
Easy YES, background NO!
Stavros Zanos | Thessaloniki, Greece | 08/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Much props to the three compilers (Martin Green, Patrick Whitaker & Tristram Penna) for digging into the crates of Sound 2 Stereo music library, and unearthing these late 60s/early 70s orchestral gems! This album will fuel your apetite for British library music, which is somewhat under-researched in comparison to its French and Italian counterparts. You will find tracks by the likes of Alan Hawkshaw, Keith Mansfield, Alan Parker, Syd Dale, Mandingo, all excellent studio musicians that surpassed genres in their quest for catchy, quality music.Look also for these similar titles (British library tunes): Sound Gallery Vol 2, Sound Spectrum, Setting the Scene, Sound Book, Bite Hard, Morphine Mambo Jazz Club, Music for Dancefloors (KPM), Music for Dancefloors (Chapell) etc."