Thursday, 16 February 2017

Quiet Nights In (28 Instrumental Evergreens) - The Nick Ingman and Tony Hatch Orchestras (1983)

 
 
 
#REPOST#
 
This big double album, originally posted in September 2008, features 28 classics of 70's and 80's pop played in a very smooth Easy style by the orchestras of the great Nick Ingman and Tony Hatch.
 
Posted in response to requests for more pop song versions, it is one of my favourites and is a fine example of the sound of 80's Easy Listening before the synths and drum machines took over!
 
I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!
 
Album Preview - She's Gone (The Tony Hatch Orchestra)
 

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Children's TV Themes - Cy Payne & His Orchestra (1972)

 
 
Ahead of a special compilation of the best TV themes ever posted on ELW, which will be coming soon, here is another great UK TV theme album!
 
I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!
 
Album Preview - Joe 90
 

Sunday, 5 February 2017

An Instrumental Tribute To Karen Carpenter (Special Compilation)



Here is another great compilation from our friend Will Crump, this time concentrating on the music of The Carpenters and particularly as a tribute to the wonderful voice of Karen Carpenter on the 34th anniversary of her sudden and very sad passing.

From Will:

Greetings once again. Here for your listening pleasure is "An Instrumental Tribute To Karen Carpenter". Hope you all enjoy listening to these musical gems made famous and beautiful by the talented voice of Karen Carpenter.

I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!
 
#UPDATE# - new links for tracks 12 & 13 are in the comments

Album Preview - Superstar (Les Reed Orchestra)

Sunday, 29 January 2017

To The Good Life - Bert Kaempfert (1973)

 
 
 
I know that this one has been out there before and may still be available somewhere else, but the copy I found recently was in such fine condition I just had to share it here!
 
A blend of older standards such as Skyliner and Take The "A" Train with six fine originals, it is one of my favourite Bert Kaempfert albums.
 
It is the originals which stand out, with an updated Easy sound; many of the other tracks follow the standard Kaempfert sound.
 
I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!
 
Album Preview - Wheeling Free (There's A Hill Beyond The Hill Ahead)
 

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Leaving On A Jet Plane - Various Artists (1971)

 
 
Fine collection of 60's and early 70's pop songs arranged in our favourite Easy Listening style!
 
Featuring big American Easy names such as Billy May, Perry Botkin Jnr and Harry James, along with UK favourite Ray Davies and the Button Down Brass, it is well worth a listen!
 
I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!
 
Album Preview - Leaving On A Jet Plane