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Friday, July 22, 2016

Doc Severinsen & Stings

Lullaby From "Rosemary's Baby"
Doc Severinsen & Strings
Originated And Produced By Loren Becker And Robert Byrne
Arrangements: Marion Evans
Cover Design By Daniel Pezza
Cover Photo By Norman Trigg
Command ABC Records RS 937 SD
1968

ABC was still using the gatefold album design as pioneered by Enoch Light several years after Light sold the label (Command). Fine space age arrangements and good engineering (excellent in most cases) were also a Command trademark. You get all of that here even though the arranger, to my ear, failed to create a consistent theme for the set by mixing together a wide variety of approaches. Although all of the tunes are well executed, some of the more "dramatic" arrangements work best for me.

Bond Street
The Maria Theme
Wave
MacArthur Park
Samba De Orfeu
That's What Love's About
If We Lived On Top Of A Mountain
Upa, Neguinho
Le Teresita
Love Was Here Before The Stars
Lullaby From "Rosemary's Baby"
Summer's Coming Back

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