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Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Brass Menagerie 1973 - Enoch Light

Explorations For Moog - PRS5060
Explorations For Moog - PR5060QD
The Brass Menagerie 1973
Enoch Light And The Light Brigade
Producer: Enoch Light
Associate Producers: Tony Motosa & Jeff Hest
Arrangements; Dick Hyman, Jeff Hest & Dick Lieb
Engineers: Don Hahn, Elliot Scheiner & Steve Friedman
Mastering: Dave Crawford
Photo/Graphics: John De Vries
Project 3 The Total Sound PRS5060 & PR5060QD

From the back cover: This album displays a great variety of music and is an exciting demonstration of new recording techniques and arranging concepts. Instruments used on this album include brass sections of trumpets and trombones, French horns, tuba, saxophones and a complete range of woodwinds. Various types of guitars are played by Tony Mottola, Vinnie Bell, and Bucky Pizzarelli. Latin instruments such as bongos and conga drums are also featured together with fender bass, percussion, arranged and performed by Dick Hyman is another album highlight. Dick also arranged five of the other songs including "Shaft," "West Side Story," "Sweet Julie," and "Boy Meets Horn," and "Hot Pants."

Jeff Herst arranged "MacArthur Park," "I Feel The Earth Move," "Season Of The Witch," and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," Dick Lieb arranged "Proud Mary."

From Billboard - January 22, 1972: Fascinating and highly entertaining. The Brass Menagerie's latest package includes tunes such as "Theme From "Shaft," "MacArthur Park," and "Season Of The Witch," plus "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." All provide excellent listening and should provide MOR stations with good programming and production material.

Mambo (West Side Story)
MacArthur Park (Complete Version)
I Feel The Earth Move
Season Of The Witch
Hot Pants
Theme From "Shaft"
Proud Mary
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Boy Meets Horn
Sweet Julie
Explorations For Moog

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