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80 TRACKS BY A MUSIC LEGEND AND HIS BAND !
on 4 May 2010
While I was a teenager my uncle brought in the first James Last LP on vinyl and said 'Listen to this' and played his version of 'American Patrol' sounded great then and guess what it's on this fabulous three disc set.I always thought JL was the forerunner of things like That's What I Call Music,as every years he produced a couple of albums at least covering all the big hits by his own band.There wasn't an area of music he didn't seem to touch base on and in those days he produced discs of such incredible recording quality in stereo they stood out.Well here we are 2010 and here is a three disc set of his music for us all to enjoy again,old hits never hits,classics (purists would hate these even though they are well played),film themes and much more.Each of the discs is nearly eighty minutes long,great for the summer parties and barbeques,singing along in the car to,even popping on the ipod and giving your day a lift. His band has always been great and included some very well known musicians in their own right including ace guitarist Big Jim Sullivan, whose been on many a major hit record as well as in bands like Tiger. So to this music,here's afew of the tunes covered,'Cracklin' Rosie','Song Sung Blue','La Bamba','Love Hurts','Hey Baby' yes and thirty more and that's just disc one titled 'POP HITS'.Then disc two 'CLASSICAL RECORDINGS' includes Mozart,Puccinni,Straus,Beethoven,Dvorak,Brahms,Greig etc. played in Last's style which usually includes drums gently in the background.Then we get disc Three,@PARTY FAVOURITES',here tunes sauch as 'Never On Sunday','Spanish Eyes','Titanic', and twenty odd others to keep the party going.
James Last has always had singers on board to add vocals to his fabulous musicians. This is without doubt a fabulous and fantastically priced set that will give lasting pleasure and a lift to your day everytime you pop one of the discs on.
Three discs of classic hits and favourtes sums the whole thing up perfectly and this set is going to sell extremely well, it's the year when orchestras are big business and this set is ample proof why..treat yourself,you'll love it.