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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Xavier Cugat - The Beautiful New Sounds Of Strings

The World We Knew
Xavier Cugat
The Beautiful New Sounds Of Strings
Musicor Records - M2S3179

I love Cugat's stuff. I've got a number of Cugat albums collected up here in The Atomic Attic. When I spied this two record set, the packaging looked odd in that the cover is flimsy, cheap and I also wondered how Cugat would work in strings. At first I considered that this package was some type of "covers" set. I had to search around the web just to convince myself that this is actual Cugat recording.

I found proof and was convinced.  Somewhat near the end of Cugat's recording career, he produced this set, a pure easy listening album that sounds NOTHING like his earlier music.

There are a few groovy mood tracks to be found on this record.

I also noted that budget minded Musicor used an image of the model shoot above on the cover of a Hugo Winterhalter 2 record set.

1 comment:

  1. Very dull for Cugat! I never knew he did this type of stuff later!


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