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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Far Away Places - Enoch Light

Bali Ha'i
Far Away Places
Enoch Light And His Orchestra
Featuring Harpsichord and Exotic Percussion
Command Records RS 33-882
1961

From Billboard March 6, 1961: Here's another standout recording, bound to grab a lot of attention. The sound here features a harpsichord with various types of percussion. Strong wax for sound and mood buyers with a cover which carries out the theme with names of countries set into blocks of different colors and shapes. This one merits a lot of attention.
This album is Light's early 60s light pop take on exotica with all the bells and whistles.

Waltzing Matilda
Banana Boat Song
The Third Man Theme
Sunrise Over Sumatra
Bali Ha'i
Mimi
Calcutta
The Cockeyed Mayor Of Kanuakakai
Theme From The Sundowners
Lisbon Antigua
How Are Things In Glocca Morra
The Poor People Of Paris

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