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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Sea Of Dreams - Nelson Riddle

Sea Of Dreams
Nelson Riddle
Capitol Records T915
1958

Available from online vendors, so I will not be posting a sample. It's best to collect a original copy of this album to fully enjoy the original cover photo by Tom Kelley.

The cover art certainly sets the tone for this collection of light, flowing arrangements. Some may want more depth out of the mood, especially for a 1958 release which pitted Riddle against a number of other dramatic "exotica" sets. However, I enjoy the smooth, almost one dimensional sonic quality the project delivers.

From the back cover: The California home of arranger-conductor Nelson Riddle is situated on the shoreline of the vast and ever-changing Pacific. It was in such a setting that he conceived the theme, and wrote the arrangements for this album, "Sea Of Dreams." Actually, there are two themes, the sea and dreams. Delicate fusion of the two results in music that is especially moving and romantic.

Out Of The Night
My Isle Of Golden Dreams
Tangi Tahiti
Dream
There's No You
Drifting And Dreaming
Easter Isle
Let's Fall In Love
Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Put You Dreams Away
Autumn Leaves
Sea Of Dreams

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