Hooked On Classics Double CD
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The Hooked On classics series brings many of the most popular classics of all time available in a
consumer friendly dance format. For those who always fancied grooving around the room to
Tchaikovsky, Bach and Mozart - now's the chance! Hooked On Classics: The Ultimate Collection
combines the very best of Louis Clark conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on some of
the most popular classics of all time including such gems as `Also Sprach Zarathustra' (theme
from 2001: A Space Odyssey), `Flight of the Bumble Bee', `Ride Of The Valkyries', `Swan Lake'
and `Ave Maria' amongst numerous others.
You will also find Hooked On Classics: The Ultimate Collection to be a handy educational tool for
those who do not have the patience to listen to the original pieces. All in all, this is a superb
package for casual classical music listeners and beginners. This deluxe 2CD package contains a
plethora of tunes for every occasion and is an excellent introduction to some of the finest music
ever written that has been around for literally hundreds of years!
* Features the Number 2 hit `Hooked On Classics' Medley and features hits taken from the
Number 4 album `Hooked On Classics'
Top Customer Reviews
Hooked on Classics came into being after the success of "Stars on 45" which segued clips of Beatles and other pop songs together over a disco beat. Louis Clark came up with the brilliant idea of using clips of popular classical music instead, to the same format. The Hooked on Classics single went top ten in both UK and USA, and the album was a feast of famous classical music clips grouped in themes. Not everyone liked the idea, but there's no denying that the music was brilliantly performed by the RPO and appealled to many people who liked the idea of having a huge range of classical music on one album. Not only that, you can dance to it! On certain tracks, such as Hooked on Romance, the dance pace was slowed down into a "ballad" version of the Hooked on Classics style.
Whether you go for this version of the complete Hooked on Classics or the originally sequenced version, will be a matter of personal preference. I went for this one as I dont like swapping CDs more than necessary, but the original version might be more listenable. Either way, this album is great fun.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This cd is ok worth the £6 but no more could have made just 1 cd of all the best tunes instead stretched it to 2 with a lot of boreing stuff.Published on 1 Mar. 2013 by Phil Jones
This was a present for my partner and was over the moon to receive it on arrival at his flat.Published on 14 Jan. 2013 by Sutherland