Please note the correct title of this cd is "Get Easy Vol 1".
I thought it would be useful for customers to have a track listing of this item:
1. Walter Wanderley -Telefone 2. Kai Winding feat. Kenny Burrell - Hero 3. Chris Montez - The Face I love 4. Henry Mancini and his Orchestra - Moon River Cha Cha 5. Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Mas Que Nada 6. Astrud Gilberto - Windy 7. Hugo Montonegro - Lady In Cement 8. Robert Menescal - Voce 9. Lalo Schifrin - The Man From T.H.R.U.S.H. 10.Peter-Thomas-Sound-Orchestra - Caught At Midnight 11.The Sandpiper - Never Can Say Goodbye 12.Ray Conniff, His Orchestra and Singers - Music To watch Girls By 13.Martin Denny - Congo Train 14.Martin Bottcher und sein Orchester - Sonderdezernat K1 15.Ingfried Hoffman - Thunderball 16.Bert Kaempfert und sein Orchester - Bert's Bossa Nova 17.Burt Bacharach - Something Big 18.Luiz Henrique feat. Walter Wanderley - Happy Birthday 19.Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - Slick 20.Horst Jankowski and his Orchestra - The Blues, The Beat and All That
I bought this Cd expecting a different collection - The Get Easy Sunshine Pop Collection, which I found out afterwards is a completely different collection. That double CD is listed on Amazon as Sunshine Pop Collection
After my initial disappointment I have to say I have been very happy with this CD. Great crystal clear sound throughout. There is only one obvious track Mas Que Nada, and the rest of the songs certainly have merit. It is a delight to hear Astrud Gilberto singing a different song other than Girl from Ipanema, and it is the first time I've heard a cover version of The Association's Windy. I must admit I do not know half of the acts here but it's a great collection from beginning to end. The most bizarre track on this cd has to be The Happy Birthday song which is sung in 2 different languages, but I like it! The other things of note are that 'Hero' I think is a version of the Shadow's Flingel Bunt. It's also great to hear an unfamiliar Chris Montez track. I have always liked his version of Call Me. I'm now feeling tempted to explore his other output. Chris Montez The A&M Years is now on my wish list.
All in all this is very enjoyable Easy Listening collection with unexpected delights throughout. Worth checking out.
One of the greatest collections of easy listening music one can buy. One of my favourite guilty pleasures! A lot of well-known names, like Bert Kaempfert, Burt Bacharach, Martin Denny and Lalo Schifrin giving you that ultimate 60's feeling. In a way this is so Punk, more Punk than a new Green Day album, because it's so utterly, completely cheesy, un-PC and WRONG! Still: when you listen more carefully one discovers that the arrangements on most of the songs are awesome. Lot's of layers in rhythm, a wide choice of instruments, wonderful melodies that worm their way into your brain. Somehow this music seems to have been around us for ever, but I always discover new things after repeated listening. A must buy for every discerning music lover!