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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy light music
Lots of familiar music for the over fifties who listened to the radio before T.V. was in almost every household. The London Suite and the Three Eizabeths Suite are fit to play in any concert hall, and The Dam Busters March is as rousing now as when it was written. Happy listening for anyone who enjoys British light music.
Published on 4 Aug 2010 by Nannie Jenny

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3.0 out of 5 stars Music Eric Coats
I built the wife a workshop where she sits creating handmade cards and listening to her music. Not my choice but it keeps her happy. She particularly likes Eric Coats. What more can I say. I'm in the house with Sisters of Mercy, more my tunes.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy light music, 4 Aug 2010
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Lots of familiar music for the over fifties who listened to the radio before T.V. was in almost every household. The London Suite and the Three Eizabeths Suite are fit to play in any concert hall, and The Dam Busters March is as rousing now as when it was written. Happy listening for anyone who enjoys British light music.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The happy tune-smith., 23 May 2009
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Light Orchestral Music is basically a British institution, and one that Eric Coates not only took to his heart but excelled at, and virtually made his own. It is impossible to listen to these 2 CD's without smiling and, if of my generation, remembering the playing time that Eric Coates music had in the 40,s & 50's on the Home Service (Radio 4).

This collection is particularly special, not just for the superb performances, and recording standard, but for the inclusion of a piece featuring Jack Brymer rarely playing the Sax! All the 'favourites are there including, "Sleepy Lagoon", "Dam Busters" March, Knightsbridge March, and many, many others.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Grandmaster of Light Music, 4 Feb 2012
This CD is an incredible bargain at 5. For a style of music that is not meant to be taken too seriously, it often has considerable depth and poignancy: some of these beautiful, innocent melodies seem to transport you to London in the 1920s, and you can imagine what it was like.

There are no disappointments, and some real (and largely little-known) gems such as At The Dance, the Saxo Rhapsody, Westminster from the London Suite (a gorgeous melancholy tune and completely different from the knightsbridge march which succeeds it) and Springtime In Angus from the Three Elizabeths suite, which features attractive solo work on the cor anglais.
Thoroughly recommendable!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great nostalgic light music, 3 Feb 2014
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The music of Eric Coates is not played much now, but for those of an older generation who love it and for whom it brings back happy memories this is the disc to have. 128 minutes of playing time is very generous. Everyone will have their own memories and favourites, but mine are The Three Elizabeths Suite and The Three Bears Phantasy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Old-Fashioned Music, 15 Jan 2014
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This is really nostalgic and takes you back to the days of "Workers Playtime" and "Music While You Work". Great.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Evoking wonderful old memories !, 22 Mar 2013
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I would recommend this CD to anyone wanting to sense the atmosphere of London in the Nineteen Thirties and Forties and the wartime spirit of the entire country. Some regard this music as lightweight but I believe that it carries a deeper message and speaks eloquently of an age long gone and the essence of a strong and principled people.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music, 12 July 2009
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I thoroughly enjoyed the CD Music of Eric Coates. A good production of all the favourite tunes a must have for fans of Eric Coates. Highly recommended.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic music, 7 Aug 2010
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This is relaxing and cheerful music of a nostalgic nature (to some) and many tracks make suitable background music for home videos.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very british, 1 Mar 2014
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T.R.SULLIVAN (OXSHOTT, SURREY United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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If you are a Brit who likes a bit of light hearted "home comfort" music, this is for you. It should go on the same shelf as Elgar, but market "frivolous".
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5.0 out of 5 stars great music, 15 Nov 2013
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I am a great fan of Eric Coates and have many happy memories for some of the track on this double cd. I enjoyed it very much.
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