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Sea Of Dreams/Love Tide

15 Mar. 2004 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 15 Mar. 2004
  • Release Date: 15 Mar. 2004
  • Label: Capitol Catalog
  • Copyright: (C) 2004 EMI Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2004 EMI Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 1:07:26
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  • ASIN: B001IM8X4Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,362 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Marcia TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 10 Dec. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Two albums on one CD is on offer here from the great Nelson Riddle. The albums fit well together and make a generous package. The sound texture is lush orchestral strings and sweeping sweet melodies. The style of the music is typical of the time it was recorded with its romantic, polished and sophisticated late 50`s and early 60`s sound. There is a strong element of relaxing sentiment and dreamy warmness throughout. There is the strength of the full orchestra with rich echoes of romance. All of the tracks are instrumental.
The first album, Sea of Dreams, was recorded in 1958 and the second album, Love Tide was recorded in 1961. They are both in stereo and the original sleeve boasted "Capitol stereo recording the full spectrum of sound" This release has been wonderfully re mastered. The sound is incredible and there is indeed a full wide spectrum of sound and clarity.
Nelson Riddle had been famous doing orchestration for albums for the likes of Frank Sinatra from 1953 and continued through the 60`s. He also did orchestration for albums for Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole. And also did the same for other artists like Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Shirley Bassey, Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore and Jack Jones. He also did a lot of work for Film and TV. But these two great albums are credited to just Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra. This is a welcome release and it's a great CD of music from a bygone age.
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By keith syddell on 7 Jan. 2015
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Riddle in a Mellow Mood 17 April 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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This double album finds Nelson Riddle in a mellow mood, aided by one of the lushest string sections he ever used on record. "Sea of Dreams" is a tranquil ballad album that actually jettisons the winds completely and simply lets those lush strings have their say (with only the occasional celesta obbligato to aid the arrangements along). As a result, songs like even the normally bouncy "Let's Fall in Love" slow down to a state of quiet reverie. "Love Tide" has a slightly jazzier feel to it, with more of Riddle's trademark gentle swing infusing the music. (The use of a small rhythem section behind the strings helps here.) Riddle dabbles around in instrumental exotica ("Bali Ha'i" and "Santana," among others) as well as jazz staples like "Caravan" and "Solitude." Both albums are among the most sheerly gorgeous of all Riddle's orchestral arrangements, and deserve to be played over and over again
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
A sea dream 28 Jun. 2005
By Alain Didier - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
tone poem in the same spirit as Martin Denny's _Enchanted Sea_ and Les Baxter's _Jewels of the Sea_, but even more relaxing than those great records. This will transport you to a late afternoon at a quiet beach somewhere.. circa 1956... Look at the album cover; in this case it's an accurate representation of the music inside. Slip inside...
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Nels at Center Stage 18 Sept. 2007
By C. C. Black - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The great arrangers of the 1950s suffered the same injustice that befalls composers of music for motion pictures: If people start paying attention to them instead of the star or movie they are hired to support, then they've failed. Nobody ever sang America's songbook like Sinatra or Clooney, Ella or Nat. And yet, if they hadn't been backed by such talents as Nelson Riddle, Billy May, or Robert Farnon, even the stars would have sounded as though they were crooning in the kitchen.

Riddle was among the greatest of the great arrangers, and it's a joy to experience his group of superlative session musicians in the spotlight. This disc offers a pair of some of Riddle's loveliest and most atmospheric covers on LP. Debussy and Ravel would have understood, and enjoyed.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Riddle of the sea 25 Nov. 2008
By the old guitarist - Published on Amazon.com
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SEA OF DREAMS is luxurient string orchestra with celeste, harp, guitar and (a touch of) percussion - an hour of easy listening with a hint of the exotic. Riddle's players are right on and the strings are warm and silky smooth. Great stereo effects, too, with the celeste and harp. I'd describe three cuts ("My Isle of Golden Dreams", "Tangi Tahiti" and "Let's Fall in Love") as peripheral exotica of a nature akin to Les Baxter's 1956 LP, CARIBBEAN MOONLIGHT, and the rest as elegant easy listening. Riddle kept it comfortable, so ultimately it's music to relax by. Still, the arrangements are exquisite, as one would expect, and the performances and recording are beautiful.

LOVE TIDE is more adventurous - with drums, guitar, harp, celeste and occasional vibes and marimba. I'd call six or seven of its twelve tracks exotica. Standouts are "Bali Ha'i", "Ill Wind", "Sweet Leilani", a jazzy "Caravan", and "Love Tides" which could be frankly described as rhythm section, harp and celeste accompanied by strings.

These two albums were actually meant to be heard one after the other, so thank you, EMI, for combining them. The insert offers very attractive front and back photos of the British EMI album covers, but no further info.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Sea of Dreams & Love Tide 23 Jan. 2013
By D. Lanterman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Nelson's Sea of Dreams and Love Tide albums that are on this CD are absolutely amazing, hopefully it will become readily available again so that many more can be swept away by its beauty.
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