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A Swingin' Safari

A Swingin' Safari

31 Oct 2011

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 31 Oct 2011
  • Label: SINETONE AMR
  • Copyright: 2011 Sinetone AMR
  • Total Length: 32:46
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  • ASIN: B006288WOA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,849 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Allan B on 16 Aug 2010
Format: Audio CD
This album i grew up with,
Originally recorded in Hamburg/Germany and released on vinyl in 1962.
Now remastered and released on cd,
Really good, feel good music, uplifting sounds taking you away to another place.
Just imagine wild animals dancing around the jungle to the rythem and beat even the words fit the scene.
What more to say if you like big band sounds, large orchestra quality this album is for you.
I would recommend it to anyone.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Wright VINE VOICE on 14 Aug 2010
Format: Audio CD
The first time I remember seeing and hearing this album, was when it was being played in my local Hi-Fi shop way back in the early sixties. I watched the album rotate on the turntable and listened in awe as Bert and his Orchestra had a leisurely jaunt through his own composition, 'A Swingin' Safari' (which is also the title track), and 'That Happy Feeling', another very familiar tune. In those days, Hi-Fi dealers would search out those albums that would show off their equipment to its best, and this is one such album. Wonderfully executed by Bert and his Orchestra, and perfectly captured on tape by the engineers at Polydor, 'A Swingin' Safari' is a legend of its genre. Buyers in the UK may recognise the title track as it was used a few years ago in a TV ad for ING Direct.

Now I have to say that this review is based on the original Polydor CD (825 494-2) which appeared some 15 years ago, and I have had to presume that there are no bonus tracks and that the running order is the same as my CD, which was also the same order as my original vinyl. Since the tracks are not shown above, my copy has a running order as follows, which I have listed and I hope will help:

(1) A Swingin' Safari (2) That Happy Feeling (3) Market Day (4) Take Me (5) Similau (6) Zambezi (7) Afrikaan Beat (8) Happy Trumpeter (9) Tootie Flutie (10) Wimoweh (11) Black Beauty and (12) Skokiaan. Over half of these tracks are either written or co-written by Kaempfert.

I for one am very pleased to see this album available once again, since original copies and even later versions without the original artwork, (which this one has), seem to change hands for ridiculous amounts of money. If you like your music 'easy on the ears', then I am sure this album will not disappoint.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Scribedc on 9 Feb 2011
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I remeber buying this LP in the 60's when I was young , but now I am older I have bought it in CD format and I must say its just as fresh today as it was then. I have been waiting a long time to buy it on CD and I'm not disapointed with it , its brilliant , takes me right back to the 60's , so treat yourself you will love it!!
A Swingin' Safari
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Oli on 8 Oct 2011
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Probably not for those not familiar with Kaempfert. But, if as a kid, like me, you grew up listening to this family favourite, then this will be a great find. Recording quality is superb. And the producers were thoughtful towards the sentimentalists out there: they've kept the same playlist order, a cheery Polydor CD middle piece (looks like an old 45)and that instantly recognizable and bright cover. Enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Terpin on 28 Jan 2013
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The first album record I bought back in the 60's and fell in love with his easy to listen and as on the record good swinging and lighthearted music I am sorry he is no longer with us to make music listenable
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jonath on 17 Oct 2012
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I have bought this cd as it is one of the first records on vinyl that i listened to as a small boy i played this over and over and i still love it today,

it brings back memories of my childhood also like to listen to this in the car super
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. O. Howe on 25 July 2012
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I have got the original vinyl version of this somewhere.
This takes me right back to my childhood in Borneo, listening to it on a reel to reel tape recorder when the British Home Service was blanked out by the Monsoons.
OK. So it's "expensive music". Mostly heard in upmarket Hotels as (I HATE this monicker!) "muzak".
To me it brings back the images of my parents on the patio with the neighbours (lots of them!) inbibing a multitude of alcoholic beverages whilst us kids were down on the lawn chasing lizards in our shorts and nowt else.
If you want to kick back and relapse, grab a G and T, put this on at a comfotable volume and flump!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BR on 26 April 2011
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It is so very difficult to write a review of an album I grew up listening. I still have the original LP record number 237 584B released by Polydor, that was manufactured in Germany and released in 1962 (if I am not mistakes) but the punishment meted out to the LP record over the years, by assorted stylus, usually dirty and worn, has taken its toll on the record and it's difficult to enjoy Bert Kaempfert's music accompanied by clicks and pops. This CD, though not obviously a digital master, brought back memories of the mid and late seventies when I grew up totally hooked on to this album. However, I have a feeling that this CD has been sourced from an LP record played on a turntable!

Anyway I am so happy now to be able to own this CD which is a copy of the original LP record in every manner - even the cover picture is the same. Having said that I would like to point out that I never could understand what the picture depicted and in fact I still don't!!

What I am sore about is the shoddy cardboard slip-sheet packaging in which Polydor has shipped the CD. I would have appreciated an original plastic jewel box rather than the cover that encloses the CD. Come on, what is the point of saving money by manufacturing these ridiculously absurd jewel cases! For god sakes we can afford to pay for a traditional jewel case.

Jewel case aside, the CD is a 5 Star delight, especially if you like old Bert Kaempferts.
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