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A great compilation from Manuel.
on 16 July 2010
Contrary to a previous reviewers opinion this album is a must for those who appreciate that marvellous institution of the quiet and reflective time alone or with good company, a cosy evening at home and good music.
This album is a compilation of some of Manuels (Geoff Love) greatest tracks. Purely instrumental with the accent on latin rhythm and strings with wordless chorus in the background.Manuel recorded many albums and all sold very well. His sound is unmistakable with latin guitars with harp and percussion and a huge string section.Geoff Love contributed greatly to British popular music and was responsible for the orchestral arrangements on many great albums by Shirley Bassey, Vera Lynn, Matt Monroe and many other great singers. He was the musical director on many British TV shows including those by Max Bygraves and Cilla Black.Many young artists during the 50's and 60's including Cliff Richard owed much to Geoff Loves arranging and conducting skills to steer some of their recordings to chart success.This particular CD is fantastic value for money with so many wonderful tracks and each one instantly recognizable for the glorious melodies and superb arrangements.